Saturday, April 27th: HRs from Taylor & Thompson Lead Cats & Ports to Victory while Hounds & Snappers Fall


A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports’ DH Tony Thompson (2 Home Runs / 6 Runs)

Stockton Ports’ DH Tony Thompson     (2 Home Runs / 6 RBIs)



Salt Lake Bees                  5

Sacramento River Cats  6

WP – Scribner 1-0 / 8.10

HR – Montz (5), Taylor (4)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)


Starter Travis Banwart allowed 4 runs on 6 hits over 4 innings of work, and after 7 ½ innings the River Cats were trailing 5-3. But in the bottom of the 8th inning, outfielder Michael Taylor blasted a 2-run homer to tie the game, and catcher Luke Montz followed up with a solo shot to provide the go-ahead run for the River Cats. RHP Evan Scribner tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win, and LHP Hideki Okajima struck out the final 3 batters in the 9th to pick up his 1st save.



San Antonio Missions     4

Midland RockHounds  3

LP – Newby 0-2 / 2.03



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(5 2/3 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)


RHP Sean Murphy was solid again in his second outing for the RockHounds, allowing 2 runs while striking out 6 over 5 2/3 innings on Saturday. Third baseman Jefry Marte had 2 doubles, and shortstop Dusty Coleman had a pair of hits and doubled in a run. Midland was leading 3-2 headed into the 9th inning. But with the help of 2 errors from outfielder Jake Goebbert and shortstop Dusty Coleman, RHP Kyler Newby gave up 2 runs, 1 earned, in the 9th to take the loss.



Stockton Ports          17

High Desert Mavericks  7

WP – Frankoff 1-0 / 3.52

HR – Thompson 2 (4), Vollmuth (6), Robinson (4), Russell (1)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Tony Thompson

(2 Home Runs / 6 Runs)


The Ports’ lineup exploded for 17 runs on Saturday night. Designated hitter Tony Thompson clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in 6 runs, outfielder Dusty Robinson homered, tripled and drove in 4 runs, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth slugged a solo shot. Shortstop Addison Russell had a pair of hits, including his 1st home run for Stockton, and walked 3 times, while second baseman Antonio Lamas collected 5 hits on the night. RHP Deyvi Jimenez struggled in his second start for Stockton, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits over 4 innings of work, while RHP Seth Frankoff allowed 1 unearned in 2 innings of relief to pick up his 1st win for the Ports.



South Bend Silver Hawks  13

Beloit Snappers               5

LP – DeYoung 1-1 / 4.60

HR – Wooten (3)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)


Starter Derek De Young allowed 4 runs on 9 hits over 4 innings to take the loss, and he was followed by RHP Vince Voiro, who gave up 7 runs, 5 earned, over 3 1/3 innings of relief. Outfielder John Wooten hit his 3rd home run, while first baseman Matt Olson had 2 doubles and drove in a pair of runs in the loss.


Sunday’s Games:

Salt Lake @ Sacramento – 1:05pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Stockton @ High Desert – 2:05pm PT

West Michigan @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT



Be sure to like A’s Farm’s page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @AthleticsFarm to keep up with all the news down on the farm!

2 comments for “Saturday, April 27th: HRs from Taylor & Thompson Lead Cats & Ports to Victory while Hounds & Snappers Fall

  1. Wade
    April 28, 2013 at 4:31 am

    It was good to see Addison Russell have a nice game — 3 walks, no strikeouts, and 2 of the Ports 19 hits at the launching pad in High Desert…hopefully he can get on a roll!

Leave a Reply