Wednesday, May 22nd: Snappers Ride Rickles’ 2 HRs to Victory while Cats & Hounds Both Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers’ Catcher Nick Rickles (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

Beloit Snappers’ Catcher Nick Rickles (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs        2

Sacramento River Cats  0

LP – Werner 4-6 / 6.20

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andrew Werner

(9 IP / 9 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

Starter Andrew Werner had a solid outing for Sacramento, allowing just 2 runs over 9 innings to go the distance, but he still ended up taking the loss. The River Cats’ lineup managed only 6 hits on the night, 2 apiece from shortstop Hiro Nakajima and outfielder Michael Taylor. Meanwhile, former A’s third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff went 0 for 4 for New Orleans to lower his average to .167.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Corpus Christi Hooks      8

LP – Arnesen 0-1 / 10.38

HR – Goebbert (7), Freitas (3), Taylor (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Catcher Beau Taylor, designated hitter David Freitas and outfielder Jake Goebbert all homered for Midland, but it wasn’t enough on Wednesday. In his debut for the RockHounds, RHP Erik Arnesen allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, including 3 home runs, over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. And shortstop Dusty Coleman made a pair of errors, to raise his organization-leading total to 16. Meanwhile, former A’s pitcher Sean Gallagher allowed 2 runs in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win for Tulsa.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports

(OFF DAY)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Cedar Rapids Kernels  6

Beloit Snappers         7

WP – Vail 1-2 / 7.11

HR – Maxwell (2), Rickles 2 (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Nick Rickles

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

Catcher Nick Rickles had a big game for Beloit, clubbing a pair of 2-run homers for the Snappers on Wednesday. And catcher Bruce Maxwell added his 2nd home run of the season, a solo shot. Starter Michael Ynoa allowed 1 run on 1 hit while walking 3 and striking out 4 over 3 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Tyler Vail picked up the win despite giving up 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief, and RHP Ryan Dull got the final out for his 7th save.

 

Thursday’s Games:

New Orleans @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Tulsa – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:30pm PT

Cedar Rapids @ Beloit – 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT

 

 

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