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Rockies prospects Ryan Vilade, Chad Spanberger homer in Asheville win

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Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Saturday, July 14, 2018

A pair of prospects homered to propel the Asheville Tourists to an 8-7 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday nighth.

Shortstop Ryan Vilade hit his fifth of the season in the second inning and first baseman Chad Spanberger hit a game-winning three-run homer in the eighth, his 22nd of 2018.

Spanberger has backed up a strong performance in Grand Junction in 2017 with a breakout season with the Tourists. He is hitting .323/.361/.602 this season with 22 home runs and 73 RBIs in 84 games in 2018. Vilade, three years younger than his Asheville teammate, has put together a reasonable performance for a 19-year-old in full season ball, hitting .252/.336/.355 with 18 extra-base hits and 10 steals in 80 games.

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Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s 2, Albuquerque Isotopes 1 (6 innings)

Ryan McMahon (No. 2 PuRP): 0-for-3, RBI
Garrett Hampson (No. 9 PuRP): 1-for-3, 3B, R
Jordan Patterson (No. 14 PuRP): 0-for-2
Mike Tauchman (No. 22 PuRP): 0-for-2, BB
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Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 3, Harrisburg Senators 2 (10 innings)

Brian Mundell (No. 13 PuRP): 1-for-4, R, BB
Forrest Wall (No. 16 PuRP): 0-for-4
Sam Hilliard (No. 17 PuRP): 0-for-1
Dom Nuñez (No. 21 PuRP): 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB
Ryan Castellani (No. 6 PuRP): 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
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High-A: Lake Elsinore Storm 11, Lancaster JetHawks 4

Colton Welker (No. 5 PuRP): 1-for-4, 2B, R
Tyler Nevin (No. 12 PuRP): 1-for-3, HR, R, RBI, BB
Vince Fernandez (No. 28 PuRP): 1-for-4, RBI
Ben Bowden (No. 20 PuRP): 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
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Low-A: Asheville Tourists 8, Greensboro Grasshoppers 7

Ryan Vilade (No. 7 PuRP): 3-for-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
Chad Spanberger (No. 29 PuRP): 3-for-5, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI
Robert Tyler (No. 24 PuRP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Tommy Doyle (No. 30 PuRP): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
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Short-Season A: Vancouver Canadians 9, Boise Hawks 8

Terrin Vavra (third round, 2018): 2-for-4, R, 2 BB
Cade Harris (10th round, 2018): 1-for-2, R, 3 BB
Matt Hearn: 5-for-6, 2B, 2 R
Jeffri Ocando: 3 IP, 7 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 K
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Rookie: Great Falls Voyagers 4, Grand Junction Rockies 0

Daniel Montano (No. 15 PuRP): 0-for-3, BB
Grant Lavigne (first round, 2018): 2-for-4