Saturday, April 20th: Cats, Hounds & Ports All Win on Saturday while Snappers Sweep A Pair


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds’ Pitcher Murphy Smith (6 1/3 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

Midland RockHounds’ RHP Murphy Smith (6 1/3 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)



Reno Aces                         4

Sacramento River Cats  6

WP – Figueroa 1-0 / 9.39

HR – Vogt (5)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(3 2/3 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)


With Jesse Chavez’s recall by the A’s, RHP Travis Banwart got the surprise start on Saturday, his first of the season for the River Cats, and he ended up holding Reno to just 1 run over 3 2/3 innings of work. LHP Pedro Figueroa followed up by giving up 2 runs over 2 1/3 innings, but still picked up the win, while RHP Dan Otero got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save. Catcher Stephen Vogt hit his 5th home run, and first baseman Daric Barton and outfielder Michael Choice both doubled and drove in a run for the River Cats.



Midland RockHounds  4

San Antonio Missions      1

WP – Smith 2-2 / 2.78



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Murphy Smith

(6 1/3 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)


Starter Murphy Smith had an impressive outing on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 6 over 6 1/3 innings to earn his 2nd win. RHP Paul Smyth came on to strike out 3 over 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and RHP Kyler Newby got the final 3 outs for his 3rd save. Outfielder D’Arby Myers had 2 hits, including a double, drove in a run and stole his 4th base for the RockHounds.



Modesto Nuts      2

Stockton Ports  5

WP – Hassebrock 1-1 / 6.88

HR – Muncy (8)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Max Muncy

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)


Starter Blake Hassebrock allowed 2 runs over 5 1/3 innings to earn his 1st win of the season on Saturday. RHP Seth Frankoff followed up with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and RHP Jose Macias held Modesto scoreless over the final 2 innings to pick up his 2nd save. Hot-hitting first baseman Max Muncy, serving as the designated hitter for the night, his his 8th home run to put the Ports on the board in the 4th inning and drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the 5th.




Beloit Snappers  7

Burlington Bees     3

WP – Tyson 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Nunez (3)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)


Third baseman Renato Nunez continued his hot hitting of late, collecting 3 hits, including a home run and a double, and driving in 3 runs in the first game of Beloit’s doubleheader on Saturday. Starter Seth Streich allowed 3 runs over 4 1/3 innings for the Snappers, but RHP Drew Tyson came on to toss 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win in his first appearance of the season.



Beloit Snappers  6

Burlington Bees     1

WP – De Young 1-0 / 3.09



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Aaron Shipman

(Triple / 2 RBIs)


Starter Vince Voiro struck out 6 over 3 2/3 scoreless innings, and RHP Derek De Young followed up by striking out 6 and allowing 1 run over 3 1/3 innings to pick up the win in Saturday’s second game for the Snappers. Designated hitter Aaron Shipman tripled in 2 runs in the top of the 5th inning to give Beloit the lead, which they never relinquished, and first baseman Matt Olson and third baseman Jacob Tanis each drove in a pair of runs for the Snappers.


Sunday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 5:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Beloit @ Clinton – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT



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