Wednesday, July 3rd: Beloit Wins Behind Bostick’s Big Bat while Cats, Hounds & Ports All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Beloit Snappers Second Baseman Chris Bostick (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

Beloit Snappers 2B Chris Bostick (Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)



Tucson Padres                  2

Sacramento River Cats  0

LP – Leon 0-1 / 1.29



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Arnold Leon

(7 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 9 K)


RHP Arnold Leon made an impressive debut as the newest member of Sacramento’s starting rotation, allowing just 1 run while walking none and striking out 9 over 7 innings of work, but he still ended up being saddled with the loss on Wednesday. First baseman Daric Barton doubled for the River Cats’ only hit of the game.

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NW Arkansas Naturals  11

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Gailey 1-1 / 2.02



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Hernandez

(6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)


Starting in place of Arnold Leon, who was promoted to Sacramento, LHP Carlos Hernandea had a strong outing for the RockHounds on Wednesday, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 4 hits over 6 innings of work and left with the game tied. But LHP Frank Gailey gave up a pair of runs in the 8th inning to take the loss, and RHP Mike DeMark surrendered 6 runs in the 9th to help put the game out of reach for the RockHounds.



Stockton Ports  4

Visalia Rawhide   7

LP – Walz 4-1 / 6.41

HR – Dixon (8), Richard (6)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)


Stockton starter Raul Alcantara exited after just 1 1/3 innings with a left knee contusion after being hit in the leg with a line drive in the 2nd inning, and RHP T.J. Walz surrendered 4 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief to take the loss on Wednesday. Outfielder Rashun Dixon homered, doubled and drove in 3 runs for the Ports in the loss.



Cedar Rapids Kernels  2

Beloit Snappers         9

WP – Bacus 8-2 / 3.47

HR – Wooten (13), Bostick (11)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)


Second baseman Chris Bostick continued his hot hitting for Beloit, collecting 3 hits, including his 11th home run and his 15th double, and drove in 4 runs for the Snappers. Starter Dakota Bacus had another solid outing, allowing 2 runs over 5 innings to earn his 8th win on Wednesday.


NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Tri-City ValleyCats              1

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

WP – Paulino 1-2 / 2.70

HR – Pinder (2)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Chad Pinder

(Home Run)


With the Lake Monsters down by a run in the 8th inning, t he A’s 3rd overall pick in this year’s draft, shortstop Chad Pinder, slugged his 2nd home run of the season to tie the game, and second baseman Wilfredo Solano then singled home outfielder Herschel Powell in the 9th to clinch the victory for Vermont. Starter Tyler Johnson allowed 1 run in 4 innings of work, and RHP Gregory Paulino tossed 4 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 1st win.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s     4

AZL Reds  1

WP – Bragg 1-0 / 0.00



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sam Bragg

(2 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 8 K / Win)


The A’s 7th overall pick in this year’s draft, RHP Bobby Wahl, allowed 1 run while walking 2 and striking out 1 in 1 inning of work in his debut for the A’s on Wednesday. RHP Cristhian Perez tossed 4 scoreless innings in relief, while the A’s 20th overall pick, RHP Sam Bragg, struck out 8 batters in 2 2/3 innings of work to earn his 1st win. The A’s top pick, outfielder Billy McKinney, went 2 for 4, stole his 2nd base and scored a run in the win.


Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 7:05pm PT

NW Arkansas @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 3:30pm PT / 5:30pm CT

Vermont @ Connecticut – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL D-backs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT



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1 comment for “Wednesday, July 3rd: Beloit Wins Behind Bostick’s Big Bat while Cats, Hounds & Ports All Fall

  1. Previn
    July 4, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Sam Bragg with 8 Ks for 8 outs is ridiculous!

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