Saturday, June 9th: Ross Pitches Cats to Victory as Hounds, Ports and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Tyson Ross (6 IP / 0 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats     10

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

(WP – Ross 2-1 / 2.45)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyson Ross

(6 IP / 0 ER / 6 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Tyson Ross turned in another solid outing for Sacramento, walking just 1 while striking out 6 over 6 scroreless innings to earn his 2nd win. Left-hander Pedro Figueroa allowed his first 2 runs of the season for Sacramento in 2 innings of relief. Catcher Derek Norris hit a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning, outfielder Michael Taylor followed with a 2-run homer in the 3rd, and shortstop Brandon Hicks capped the River Cats’ scoring on the night with a 3-run homer in the 8th.

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   5

Corpus Christi Hooks  6

(LP – Ortiz 2-2 / 2.66)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Ryan Lipkin

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher Ryan Lipkin hit a 2-run homer in the 6th inning to give the RockHounds the lead. Starter Gary Daley allowed 4 runs over 5 innings of work, but right-hander Jonathan Ortiz allowed 2 runs in the 9th inning to record his 3rd blown save and his 2nd loss.

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports    3

San Jose Giants  4

(LP – Brown 2-4 / 3.23)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jacob Brown allowed 4 runs over 6 innings to run his record to 2-4, and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones launched his 12th home run in the loss.

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Quad Cities River Bandits  6

Burlington Bees                 3

(LP – Urlaub 4-4 / 3.25)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Max Perlman

(5 IP / 1 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Right-hander Max Perlman had an impressive outing in his first start of the season for Burlington, allowing 1 run on just 1 walk and 3 hits over 5 innings of work on Saturday. But the Bees’ bullpen surrendered 5 runs, with left-hander Jeff Urlaub taking the loss. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to putBurlington on the board.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Colorado Springs – 12:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Scahill)

Midland@ Frisco – 6:00pm CT

(TBD vs. Grimm)

Stockton @ San Jose – 1:00pm PT

(Krol vs. Bradley)

Quad Cities @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

(Stock vs. Frankoff)

 

 

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