Sunday, July 7th: Cats Win Behind Banwart’s Effort while Hounds, Ports & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Travis Banwart (5 2/3 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Travis Banwart (5 2/3 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)



Sacramento River Cats  3

Fresno Grizzlies                 2

WP – Banwart 5-5 / 5.07



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(5 2/3 IP / 7 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 7 K / Win)


Starter Travis Banwart had a solid outing for Sacramento on Sunday, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 over 5 2/3 innings to earn his 5th win, while RHP Brian Gordon got the final 3 outs for his 8th save. Shortstop Hiro Nakajima doubled, stole a base and scored, while first baseman Daric Barton had a pair of hits and drove in 2 of the River Cats’ 3 runs on the night. In other news, reports are that second baseman Grant Green will be joining the A’s on Monday. And it’s possible, with the All-Star break in sight, that a pitcher could be headed to Sacramento to make room for Green on the roster.

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Arkansas Travelers      10

Midland RockHounds  0

LP – Neal 5-8 / 5.00



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Pedro Vidal

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


Starter Zach Neal had a shaky outing on Sunday, allowing 7 runs, 5 earned, on 7 hits over 5 innings to take his 8th loss, but RHP Pedro Vidal was sharp in his debut for the RockHounds, striking out 3 in 3 perfect innings for the RockHounds. Midland managed just 5 hits on the night, with second baseman Dusty Coleman and first baseman Anthony Aliotti both doubling for the Hounds.



Visalia Rawhide   7

Stockton Ports  4

LP – Peters 7-5 / 4.67

HR – Vollmuth (14), Thompson (10)



Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)


RHP Tanner Peters had a rough start for Stockton on Sunday, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits over just 3 2/3 innings to take his 5th loss for the Ports. Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth and first baseman Tony Thompson both hit 2-run homers for Stockton.



Beloit Snappers  4

Peoria Chiefs         9

LP – De Young 4-4 / 4.39

HR – Olson (11), Mathews (9)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt Olson

(Home Run)


Starter Derek De Young had a rocky outing for the Snappers, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits in just 3 1/3 innings to take his 4th loss on Sunday. First baseman Matt Olson and outfielder Ryan Mathews both homered, while catcher Nick Rickles and outfielder Aaron Shipman collected 3 hits apiece for the Snappers.


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

Hudson Valley Renegades   4

Vermont Lake Monsters   2

LP – Powers 2-1 / 2.14



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryan Huck

(2 Doubles / 1 RBI)


Starter Brent Powers allowed 4 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work to take his 1st loss for Vermont, but LHP Jose Torres followed up with 4 scoreless innings of relief on Sunday. First baseman Ryan Huck continued his hot hitting, collecting a pair of doubles and driving in a run for the Lake Monsters. Meanwhile, a pair of pitchers from this year’s draft are set to join Vermont this week – 5th-round RHP Bobby Wahl and 18th-round RHP Sam Bragg.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s 



Monday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Colorado Springs – 6:05pm PT

Arkansas @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

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

Hudson Valley @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Rangers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT



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