Saturday, August 25th: Kirby-Jones Hits 21st HR as Ports Win while Cats and Bees Both Fall


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones (Home Run / 3 RBIs)



Salt Lake Bees                4

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Hernandez 3-1 / 2.04)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Grant Green

(2 for 4 / Home Run)



Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart allowed 2 runs and struck out 4 over 5 innings of work, while left-hander Carlos Hernandez came on to give up 2 runs in 3 innings of relief to take the loss. Grant Green, getting the start in left field, homered in the 2nd inning to temporarily give the River Cats the lead, while second baseman Jemile Weeks collected 2 hits and third baseman Brandon Inge went 0 for 4 in the loss.



Frisco RoughRiders

Midland RockHounds




Stockton Ports  13

Visalia Rawhide   5

(WP – Bowman 6-10 / 3.62)


Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)



Worth Noting: First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones hit his team-leading 21st homer and drove in 3 runs to give him 67 on the year, while infielder Michael Gilmartin collected 4 hits and drove in 2. Starter Josh Bowman allowed 4 runs and struck out 9 over 6 innings to earn his 6th win for the Ports.



Burlington Bees          3

Kane County Cougars  4

(LP – Peters 2-5 / 3.06)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Tanner Peters

(7 IP / 1 ER / 5 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Tanner Peters had a solid outing, but was undone by a shoddy defense that committed 3 errors behind him. The right-hander allowed 4 runs, just 1 earned, while walking none and striking out 5 over 7 innings of work but ended up taking the loss on Saturday. First baseman Max Muncy doubled in Burlington’s first run of the game to briefly give the Bees the lead, while outfielder Bobby Crocker had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases and drove in a run in the loss.



Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Tri-City ValleyCats             9

(LP – Vail 2-3 / 4.34)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(Triple / Double / RBI)



Worth Noting: Starter Nolan Sanburn allowed just 1 run and struck out 3 over 3 innings of work, but right-hander Tyler Vail came on to give up 5 runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss. Second baseman Chris Bostick doubled, tripled and drove in a run for Vermont in the loss.



AZL Athletics  6

AZL Angels      4

(WP – Voiro 3-2 / 3.62)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Third baseman Renato Nunez hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning to give the A’s the lead, which they never relinquished. Second baseman Melvin Mercedes had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run in the win. Right-hander Fernando Cruzado and 2011’s 8th-round draft pick Colin O’Connell both tossed 2 scoreless innings, while this year’s 15th-round pick Vince Voiro allowed 1 run and struck out 6 over 3 innings to earn his 3rd win.


Sunday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 6:05pm PT

Game #1 – Frisco @ Midland – 5:00pm CT

Game #2 – Frisco @ Midland

Stockton @ Visalia – 6:00pm PT

Burlington @ Kane County – 1:00pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 5:00pm ET

AZL Cubs @ AZL Athletics – 7:00pm PT



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