Saturday, August 18th: Aliotti Leads Hounds to Victory while Cats, Ports and Bees All Fall on Saturday

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds first baseman Anthony Aliotti (Double / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (TRIPLE-A)

Las Vegas 51s               10

Sacramento River Cats  4

(LP – Billings 7-5 / 3.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Bruce Billings had a rough outing on Saturday night, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits over just 4 innings to take the loss. Outfielder Shane Peterson slugged a 3-run homer and shortstop Brandon Hicks hit a solo shot to account for all the River Cats’ runs on the night.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (DOUBLE-A)

Tulsa Drillers                1

Midland RockHounds  5

(WP – Daley 9-10 / 5.24)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Double / 3 RBIs / Game-Winning RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: With the bases loaded and 2 outs and the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, first baseman Anthony Aliotti doubled to clear the bases and drive home the game-winning run for the RockHounds on Saturday night. Starter Shawn Haviland had a solid outing, allowing just 1 unearned run on 4 hits over 7 innings of work, while right-hander Gary Daley tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE (HIGH-A)

San Jose Giants  5

Stockton Ports   3

(LP – Perlman 0-2 / 9.42)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(Home Run / 2 RBIs / 3 Errors)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Max Perlman allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 over 4 innings to take his 2nd loss on Saturday. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth made 3 errors in the game, 2 on the same play, that led to 1 unearned run in the 7th inning, but his 2-run homer in the 8th accounted for 2 of the Ports’ 3 runs on the night.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (CLASS-A)

Kane County Cougars  7

Burlington Bees          3

(LP – Hassebrock 1-1 / 5.73)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Logan Chitwood

(3 IP / 0 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Blake Hassebrock had a rocky outing, allowing 7 runs, 5 earned, on 12 hits over 6 innings to take the loss. Right-hander Logan Chitwood did his best to quiet KaneCounty’s lineup with 3 scoreless innings in relief. Shortstop Sean Jamieson doubled in a run for the Bees but also made an error in the 1st inning that ultimately led to a pair of unearned runs.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE (CLASS-A SHORT-SEASON)

Brooklyn Cyclones            1

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

(WP – Avila 1-3 / 3.81)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

(6 IP / 0 ER / 3 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Andres Avila turned in a strong outing on Saturday, tossing 6 scoreless innings to earn his 1st win for Vermont, while catcher Bruce Maxwell drove in 2 of the team’s 4 runs on the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE (ROOKIE SHORT-SEASON)

AZL Athletics

OFF-DAY

 

Sunday’s Games:

Las Vegas @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

Tulsa @ Midland – 6:00pm CT

San Jose @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Kane County @ Burlington – 2:00pm CT

Brooklyn @ Vermont – 6:05pm ET

AZL Indians @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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2 Comments

In the Midland game, the key thing to me was Miles Head went 3 for 4 with a HR. (And 5 for 8 in last two.) Looks like he’s starting to figure out Righties – but not Lefties.

I still can’t believe Shane Peterson’s super hotness in AAA.

Yep, good to see Miles starting to pick up the pace at Midland.

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