Saturday, May 25th: Late-Game Heroics Lead to Victories for Cats, Hounds & Ports while Snappers Drop a Pair on Saturday

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats’ Third Baseman Scott Moore (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats’ Third Baseman Scott Moore (5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  7

Tucson Padres                  4

WP – Otero 1-0 / 0.41

HR – Choice (9), Moore 2 (6), Barfield (3)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Scott Moore

(5 for 6 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

With the game tied and 2 outs in the top of the 12th inning, the River Cats launched 3 consecutive home runs. Right fielder Michael Choice clubbed his 9th, third baseman Scott Moore smacked his 6th, after homering in the 8th to tie the game, and left fielder Jeremy Barfield belted his 3rd home run for the River Cats. Starter Travis Banwart allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Dan Otero tossed 2 perfect innings of relief to pick up his 1st win.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Springfield Cardinals      2

WP – Fisher 1-1 / 5.75

HR – Aliotti (8)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

With the game tied after 8 innings, first baseman Anthony Aliotti stepped up to the plate to lead off the 9th and smacked his 8th home run to provide the RockHounds with the critical run on Saturday. Starter Arnold Leon struck out 9 over 4 2/3 scoreless innings, but RHP Carlos Fisher picked up the win despite giving up 2 runs in the 8th, and RHP Mike DeMark got the final 3 outs to earn his 2nd save.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   3

Bakersfield Blaze  0

WP – Joseph 4-3 / 6.26

HR – Robinson (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(3 for 3 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

With the game tied in the top of the 9th inning and 2 men on, outfielder Dusty Robinson clubbed a critical 3-run homer to account for all the scoring on the night and provide the Ports with the win. LHP Shaeffer Hall, who had been released by the Yankees and signed by the A’s earlier in the month, made his debut with Stockton on Saturday, tossing 3 scoreless and hitless innings to start the game. LHP Jake Brown followed with 3 more scoreless innings, while RHP Jonathan Joseph picked up the win with a pair of scoreless frames, and RHP Jose Macias got the final 3 outs for his 4th save. In order to make room on the roster for Hall, the Ports placed RHP Deyvi Jimenez on the disabled list.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Beloit Snappers         3

Kane County Cougars  4

LP – Powers 2-1 / 3.86

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(2 for 4 / 1 RBI)

 

Starter Dakota Bacus allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, on 6 hits in 4 innings of work, while LHP Brent Powers gave up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 7th inning to take the loss. Beloit’s lineup managed just 7 hits in the game, with third baseman Renato Nunez contributing a pair of hits and driving in a run for the Snappers.

 

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers         4

Kane County Cougars  7

LP – House 0-4 / 4.03

HR – Nunez (10), Mathews (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Austin House allowed 7 runs, 6 earned, on 7 hits over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Third baseman Renato Nunez, serving as the designated hitter in the second game, hit his 10th home run and his 10th double and drove in 3 runs for the Snappers.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Tucson – 7:05pm PT

Midland @ Springfield – 4:09pm PT / 6:09pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 11:30am PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

 

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