Saturday, August 11th: Kila’s 2 HRs Carry Cats to Victory while Ports Win and Hounds & Bees Fall


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue (2 Home Runs)



Sacramento River Cats    5

Oklahoma City RedHawks  3

(WP – Peacock 10-7 / 5.92)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kila Ka’aihue

(2 Home Runs / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Designated hitter Kila Ka’aihue clubbed his 11th and 12th home runs, while shortstop Brandon Hicks blasted his 14th on Saturday. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 3 runs over 5 innings to earn his 10th win for the River Cats.



Midland RockHounds  6

Tulsa Drillers                8

(LP – Hunter 2-3 / 4.67)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Dusty Coleman

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Shortstop Dusty Coleman and outfielder Tyler Ladendorf both launched 3-run homers for the RockHounds, but it wasn’t enough on Saturday. Starter Murphy Smith allowed 4 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings of work, while Midland’s shaky bullpen gave up 4 runs in the 7th and 8th innings to surrender the lead, with right-hander Brett Hunter taking the loss for the RockHounds.



Modesto Nuts    5

Stockton Ports  8

(WP – Brown 5-8 / 4.50)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Ryan Pineda

(Double / 3 RBIs)



Worth Noting: With 2 outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 1st inning, second baseman Ryan Pineda doubled to clear the bases and give the Ports the lead, which they would never relinquish. Outfielder Myrio Richard homered, while infielder Tony Thompson and catcher Ryan Ortiz both doubled and drove in a run. Starter Jacob Brown allowed 3 runs over 5 inings to earn his 5th win for the Ports.



Burlington Bees                8

Quad Cities River Bandits  9

(LP – Alcantara 6-10 / 5.06)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(5 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 7 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier turned in another impressive outing, allowing just 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 7 over 5 2/3 innings, and left the game with the lead. But right-handers Nate Eppley and Raul Alcantara combined to give up 8 runs in the 7th inning to surrender the lead, with Alcantara taking his 10th loss for Burlington. Outfielders Douglas Landaeta and Rashun Dixon drove in 3 runs apiece for the Bees.



Vermont Lake Monsters  3

Brooklyn Cyclones            6

(LP – Ynoa 0-2 / 7.04)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(3 for 5 / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Former top prospect Michael Ynoa had another shaky outing for Vermont, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits while walking 4 and striking out just 1 in 2 1/3 innings of work to take the loss. Right-hander Stuart Pudenz struck out 4 in 2 innings of scoreless relief, while shortstop Addison Russell, serving as the designated hitter for the night, collected 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs in the loss.



AZL Athletics  5

AZL Reds         4

(WP – Johnson 5-1 / 3.05)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Chad Lewis

(3 for 4 / Home Run)



Worth Noting: In his first game since being demoted from Vermont, third baseman Chad Lewis, serving as the designated hitter, homered in the top of the 8th inning to provide the game-winning run on Saturday. Outfielder Herschel Powell and catcher Phil Pohl also drove in a run apiece in the win. Starter Gregory Paulino allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits and struck out 7 over 5 innings of work, while right-hander Tyler Johnson tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 5th win.


Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Oklahoma City – 4:05pm PT

Midland @ Tulsa – 7:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Burlington @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm CT

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 5:00pm ET

AZL D-backs @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT



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2 comments for “Saturday, August 11th: Kila’s 2 HRs Carry Cats to Victory while Ports Win and Hounds & Bees Fall

  1. Susan
    August 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I was watching the AZL game via play by play and Chad Lewis … he was for 4 – 4… 3 singles and 1 home run not 3/4. What a game Chad!

    • August 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      He reached base in the 6th on an error, so that wasn’t counted as a hit – but a great game nonetheless!

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