Saturday, July 6th: Ports Win Behind Dixon’s Blast while Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports Outfielder Rashun Dixon (Home Run / 3 RBIs)

Stockton Ports Outfielder Rashun Dixon (Home Run / 3 RBIs)



Sacramento River Cats  2

Fresno Grizzlies                 5

LP – Figueroa 2-1 / 4.62



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(5 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)


Starter Bruce Billings had a solid outing for Sacramento on Saturday, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 over 5 innings of work, while LHP Pedro Figueroa gave up a run in the 6th inning to take the loss, and RHP Kyler Newby surrendered 2 more runs in the 7th. Outfielder Shane Peterson had a pair of hits and drove in both the River Cats’ runs on the night.

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Arkansas Travelers        8

Midland RockHounds  5

LP – Viola 1-1 / 4.38

HR – Myers (3)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder D’Arby Myers

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)


Starter Murphy Smith had a shaky outing for the RockHounds on Saturday, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits over 6 1/3 innings of work, while LHP Pedro Viola surrendered 3 runs in the 10th inning to take the loss. Outfielder D’Arby Myers did most of the damage for Midland, homering, doubling and driving in 4 runs for the RockHounds.



Modesto Nuts      2

Stockton Ports  3

WP – Simmons 6-3 / 3.45

HR – Dixon (9)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)


RHP James Simmons had a strong start for Stockton on Saturday, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 over 6 innings to earn his 6th win, while RHP Tucker Healy struck out the side in the 9th to post his 2nd save. After Simmons gave up 2 runs in top of the 2nd inning, outfielder Rashun Dixon drilled a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 2nd to provide all the runs the Ports would need on the night.



Beloit Snappers  3

Peoria Chiefs         4

LP – Voiro 5-3 / 3.18



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Double / 2 RBIs)


Starter Vince Voiro allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings to take his 3rd loss on Saturday. Second baseman Chris Bostick and outfielder Aaron Shipman collected a pair of hits apiece, while first baseman Matt Olson doubled and drove in 2 of the Snappers’ 3 runs on the night.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters  7

Connecticut Tigers              4

WP – Sosa 1-0 / 0.00



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Herschel Powell

(3 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)


The A’s 8th overall pick in this year’s draft, RHP Kyle Finnegan, allowed 4 runs, 2 earned, in 3 innings of work, while RHP Lee Sosa tossed 3 scoreless innings to pick up the win. Outfielder Herschel Powell collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs, while designated hitter Chad Pinder and outfielders Jaycob Brugman and Tyler Marincov had 2 hits apiece for Vermont.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       3

AZL Royals  4

LP – Mendez 0-1 / 6.00

HR – Zarraga (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Jonesy Zarraga

(Home Run)

The A’s 5th overall pick in this year’s draft, LHP Chris Kohler, allowed 1 run in 2 innings of work, while the team’s 18th overall pick, RHP Junior Mendez, gave up 3 runs in 3 innings of relief to take the loss. Designated hitter Jonesy Zarraga homered for the second straight night for the A’s.


Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Fresno – 6:05pm PT

Arkansas @ Midland – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT

Hudson Valley @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET



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