Wednesday, July 4th: Cats & Ports Blast Opponents while Hounds & Bees Fall on the 4th

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Tyson Ross (7 IP / 1 ER / 7 K / Win)



Sacramento River Cats  18

Fresno Grizzlies                4

(WP – Ross 3-1 / 2.17)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tyson Ross

(7 IP / 1 ER / 7 K / Win)



Worth Noting: Starter Tyson Ross had a strong outing in his return to Sacramento, allowing just 1 run and striking out 7 in 7 innings to earn the win, and the River Cats’ lineup offered him plenty of support on Wednesday. Catcher Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in 4 runs, and shortstop Adam Rosales also launched a pair of homers, including a grand slam, and drove in 6. Outfielder Michael Taylor blasted a 3-run homer, first baseman Kila Ka’aihue clubbed 2 doubles and drove in 3 runs, and outfielder Grant Green collected 4 hits, including a double, and scored 4 times.



Midland RockHounds  0

Springfield Cardinals   5

(LP – Daley 7-7 / 4.70)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Gary Daley

(6 IP / 2 ER / 3 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Gary Daley had a solid outing on Wednesday, allowing 2 earned runs on just 3 hits over 6 innings of work, but Midland’s lineup only managed 4 hits and couldn’t push a run across the plate. Tyler Ladendorf, getting the start in center field, contributed the RockHound’s only extra base hit of the night, a double in the 6th inning.



Stockton Ports     14

Bakersfield Blaze    3

(WP – Long 3-0 / 2.82)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Hot-hitting outfielder Josh Whitaker had another big night, clubbing his 12th double and his 14th home run and driving in 4 runs, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth blasted a 3-run homer, his 1st for the Ports. Shortstop Michael Gilmartin homered and drove in 2, while designated hitter Beau Taylor collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 1 run and scored twice. And to top off the night, the team celebrated the victory with a post-game 4th of July cookout at the home of outfielder Dusty Robinson’s family in Bakersfield.



Burlington Bees  2

Peoria Chiefs       8

(LP – Granier 9-5 / 3.64)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(7 IP / 3 ER / 8 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier had another solid outing, allowing 3 runs on just 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 8 over 7 innings of work, but the Bees could only push 2 runs across the plate on Wednesday, one coming courtesy of a home run off the bat of first baseman Douglas Landaeta. Outfielder Eliezer Mesa drove in catcher Nick Rickles for Burlington’s only other run of the night.



Hudson Valley Renegades  1

Vermont Lake Monsters    2

(WP – Pudenz 1-0 / 0.00)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Austin Booker

(2 for 3 / RBI)



Worth Noting: Outfielder Austin Booker had 2 hits and drove in the go-ahead run for Vermont in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Lake Monsters the win on Wednesday.



AZL Athletics

AZL Royals



Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. Hacker)

Arkansas @ Midland – 7:00pm CT

(Piazza vs. Castro)

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:45pm PT

(Krol vs. TBD)

Burlington @ Peoria – 7:00pm CT

(TBD vs. Cates)

Hudson Valley @ Vermont – 7:05pm ET

(Lopez vs. Avila)

AZL Giants vs. AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)



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1 comment for “Wednesday, July 4th: Cats & Ports Blast Opponents while Hounds & Bees Fall on the 4th

  1. July 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

    The key fact from yesterday’s games was that Stockton held Billy Hamilton to just one stolen base (his 101st).

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