Thursday, June 13th: Ynoa Helps Snappers Clinch Playoff Spot while Ports Win Behind Russell’s Big Bat and Cats Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Pitcher Michael Ynoa (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

Beloit Snappers Pitcher Michael Ynoa (5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  1

Reno Aces                         3

LP – Billings 8-3 / 3.92

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(5 2/3 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 5 BB / 4 K)

 

Starter Bruce Billings took the loss on Thursday despite doing a good job for the River Cats. He did allow 11 baserunners over 5 2/3 innings of work, but he held Reno to just 2 runs. Unfortunately, the River Cats managed just 6 hits in the game, with their only run coming when outfielder Shane Peterson singled in first baseman Daric Barton in the 7th inning.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions     2

Midland RockHounds  2

(SUSPENDED)

The game was suspended due to rain after 5 innings with the score tied 2-2.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                      8

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  4

WP – Simmons 4-1 / 2.57

HR – Russell (7), Dixon (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP James Simmons had another solid outing in his return to starting pitching, allowing 4 runs on just 5 hits over 7 innings to earn his 4th win, while RHP Seth Frankoff struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief to pick up his 2nd save. Shortstop Addison Russell had a big day at the plate, collecting 3 hits, including his 18th double and his 7th home run to break a 2-2 tie in the 3rd inning, while driving in a pair of runs for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  1

Beloit Snappers               3

WP – Ynoa 2-1 / 2.17

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Michael Ynoa

(5 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

Former top pitching prospect Michael Ynoa had his best outing of the season on Thursday, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 5 over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 2nd win and clinch a playoff spot for the Snappers. Designated hitter Ryan Delgado collected 2 doubles and drove in a run, while second baseman Chris Bostick doubled in a pair of runs for Beloit.

 

GAME #2

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  2

Beloit Snappers               1

LP – Streich 6-4 / 5.52

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Streich

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

 

RHP Seth Streich had a solid start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs while striking out 5 over 5 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss on Thursday. Outfielder John Wooten collected a pair of hits, and second baseman Chris Bostick drove in the only run of the game for the Snappers.

 

Friday’s Games:

Tacoma @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 7:05pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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