Tuesday, April 24th: Norris Leads Cats To Win, Hounds, Ports & Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees outfielder Dusty Robinson (4 for 5 / HR / Double / 3 RBIs)




Sacramento River Cats  12

Reno Aces                     10

(WP – Souza 2-1 / 3.86)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Derek Norris

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: The River Cats avenged Monday night’s extra innings loss by out-slugging Reno on Tuesday. Catcher Derek Norris led the attack, going 3 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBIs. First baseman Chris Carter and outfielders Grant Green and Michael Taylor also drove in 2 runs apiece. Starter Fabio Castro walked 5 and allowed 4 runs in 5 innings of work.




Midland RockHounds   2

Corpus Christi Hooks  8

(LP – Gray 1-2 / 4.50)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Choice

(2 for 4 / Double / RBI)



Worth Noting: Outfielder Michael Choice had 2 of the RockHounds’ 4 hits on the night, raising his season average to .270, catcher Ryan Ortiz doubled and scored a run, and starter Sonny Gray allowed 5 runs over 6 innings for the loss.




Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports     4

(LP – Treinen 2-1 / 3.86)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Miles Head

(2 for 3 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head continued his hot hitting, going 2 for 3 with a home run and 2 RBIs, and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones and outfielder Myrio Richard also contributed 2 hits apiece. Starter Blake Treinen allowed 5 earned runs over 6 innings to take the loss, but left-hander Sean Doolittle continued to impress, striking out 4 over 2 innings of scoreless relief.




Great Lakes Loons  11

Burlington Bees        9

(LP – Alcantara 0-3 / 7.79)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson hit his 6th home run and drove in 3 runs, infielder Wade Kirkland doubled and tripled, and outfielder Chad Oberacker contributed 3 hits for the Bees. But starter Raul Alcantara was roughed up early, allowing 6 runs on 11 hits over just 3 1/3 innings to take his 3rd loss of the season.



2 comments for “Tuesday, April 24th: Norris Leads Cats To Win, Hounds, Ports & Bees Fall

  1. Vivek
    April 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I sort of enjoyed the previous format where you did the in-depth articles and interviews. I’m not sure how you could fit that in if you’re doing daily recaps, but personally I would rather have more articles and have recaps every few days or something like that. Just my two cents. Thanks for all your hard work!

  2. April 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Don’t worry, there’ll be more coming as the season unfolds – thanks for stopping by!

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