Wednesday, July 17th: McKinney Helps Lead AZL A’s to Victory while Snappers Win and Ports Lose in Extras

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

AZL A’s Outfielder Billy McKinney (3 for 4 / 2 Runs / RBI / Stolen Base)

AZL A’s Outfielder Billy McKinney (3 for 4 / 2 Runs / RBI / SB)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  11

Stockton Ports                       8

LP – Joseph 5-5 / 4.50

HR – Vollmuth (17)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Rashun Dixon

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

The Ports lost the game in the 14th inning after more than 5 hours of play. Starter James Simmons gave up 6 runs in 5 1/3 innings of work, and RHP Jonathan Joseph allowed 5 unearned runs in the 14th inning after a fielding error by shortstop Wade Kirkland helped set the table for a grand slam later in the inning. Outfielder Rashun Dixon had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a pair of runs, while catcher Bruce Maxwell collected 3 hits as well, and third baseman B.A. Vollmuth belted his 17th home run for the Ports.

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MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  4

Dayton Dragons    2

WP – Avila 4-1 / 2.92

HR – Wooten (15), Bostick (12)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Andres Avila

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

 

Starter Andres Avila had a solid outing for the Snappers, allowing just 3 hits over 5 scoreless innings to earn his 4th win, while RHP Tyler Vail picked up his 3rd save despite allowing 2 runs in the 9th inning. Second baseman Chris Bostick had a pair of hits, including his 12th home run, while outfielder John Wooten slugged his 15th home run for the Snappers.


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

Aberdeen IronBirds             5

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

LP – Finnegan 0-1 / 2.16

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Finnegan

(4 2/3 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 4 K)

 

Starter Kyle Finnegan allowed 2 runs while walking none and striking out 4 over 4 2/3 innings to take his 1st loss on Wednesday. Vermont managed just 4 hits in the game, and first baseman Ryan Huck singled in the Lake Monsters’ only run of the night.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Giants  3

AZL A’s       6

WP – Kohler 1-1 / 6.43

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Billy McKinney

(3 for 4 / 2 Runs / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

This year’s top draft pick for the A’s, outfielder Billy McKinney, collected 3 hits, drove in a run, stole a base and scored twice on Wednesday. The A’s 5th overall pick, LHP Chris Kohler, struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of work to pick up his 1st win for the A’s.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Salt Lake – 6:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Rancho Cucamonga @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Dayton – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

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

 

 

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3 comments for “Wednesday, July 17th: McKinney Helps Lead AZL A’s to Victory while Snappers Win and Ports Lose in Extras

  1. Wade
    July 18, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Why did the Ports pinch hit for Addison Russell?

  2. Mike
    July 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I was at the Beloit game. Would like to add that Bostick made two spectacular plays on defense robbing the Dragons of a couple of hits.

  3. July 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Billy!

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