Monday, April 23nd: Bees Win but Cats Lose in Extras as Hicks Goes 4 for 4

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats infielder Brandon Hicks (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)




Sacramento River Cats  13

Reno Aces                     14

(LP – Wagner 1-1 / 5.62)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Brandon Hicks

(4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Sacramento ended up losing a 10-inning slug-fest after tying the game with 5 runs in the top of the 8th. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 7 runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings, but right-hander Neil Wagner took the loss after giving up 2 runs in the bottom of the 10th. Brandon Hicks led the River Cats offense with a pair of doubles and 4 RBIs. Outfielder Brandon Moss, catcher Derek Norris and shortstop Adam Rosales contributed 2 hits apiece, and first baseman Chris Carter and infielder Wes Timmons each drove in a pair of runs in the loss.




Midland RockHounds   3

Corpus Christi Hooks  9

(LP – Straily 0-2 / 1.99)


Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Spina

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Spina slugged his 3rd home run in the last 2 games, outfielder Conner Crumbliss and catcher Ryan Ortiz both doubled, and outfielders Shane Peterson and Michael Choice contributed 2 hits apiece. Starter Daniel Straily, who was the victim of a pair of errors, allowed 5 runs – only 2 of them earned – and struck out 8 over 6 1/3 innings of work.




Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports     5

(LP – Krol 0-2 / 6.91)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Miles Head

(Triple / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head had a 2-run triple, and catcher Beau Taylor and California League Player of the Week A.J. Kirby-Jones each drove in a run. Starter Ian Krol allowed 4 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks over 4 1/3 innings for the loss.




Great Lakes Loons  4

Burlington Bees      8

(WP – Macias 1-2 / 5.40)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Wade Kirkland

(Double / 3 RBIs)


Worth Noting: Infielder Wade Kirkland and catcher Nick Rickles both doubled and had 2 hits apiece, and starter Jose Macias allowed 2 earned runs and struck out 6 over 6 innings of work for the win.



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