Monday, April 29th: Alcantara Pitches Snappers to Victory while Hounds Fall and Cats Lose in Extras

 

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers’ Pitcher Raul Alcantara (6 1/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

Beloit Snappers’ Pitcher Raul Alcantara (6 1/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Fresno Grizzlies                 8

LP – Simmons 0-2 / 7.45

HR – Green (4), Barton (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Grant Green

(4 for 6 / Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Justin Thomas allowed 6 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings and left with his team down 6-1, but RHP Brian Gordon held Fresno scoreless for 3 innings and the River Cats battled back to tie the game in the 9th and send the game to extra innings. Second baseman Grant Green hit a key 2-run homer in the top of the 9th to drive in the tying run. Green then tripled in the top of the 11th for his 4th hit of the night and came around to score the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by outfielder Shane Peterson. But RHP James Simmons surrendered 2 runs in the bottom of the 11th to take his 2nd loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     8

Midland RockHounds  7

LP – Fisher 0-1 / 4.97

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder D’Arby Myers

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Carlos Hernandez went 6 innings and allowed 4 unearned runs thanks to 2 errors by shortstop Dusty Coleman, but he still left the game with the lead. RHP Carlos Fisher came on to allow 4 runs though and took the loss. Outfielder D’Arby Myers had 2 doubles and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

West Michigan Whitecaps  1

Beloit Snappers              6

WP – Alcantara 3-1 / 3.18

HR – Wooten (4), Olson (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 1/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)

 

Starter Raul Alcantara had one of his best outings yet for Beloit, allowing just 1 run while walking none and striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings to earn his 3rd win. RHP Ryan Dull tossed 2 2/3 perfect innings of relief to pick up his 3rd save. Outfielder John Wooten hit his 4th home run, and first baseman Matt Olson homered for the 2nd straight night for the Snappers.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

West Michigan @ Beloit – 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT

 

 

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