Saturday, July 20th: Boyd’s Slam Leads Vermont to Victory while Ports Win in Extras and Cats, Hounds & Snappers All Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Vermont Lake Monsters Designated Hitter B.J. Boyd (Grand Slam)

Vermont Lake Monsters Designated Hitter B.J. Boyd (Grand Slam)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  6

Salt Lake Bees                  7

LP – Newby 0-1 / 3.95

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Daric Barton

(Double / 3 RBIs)

 

RHP Travis Banwart had a shaky start for Sacramento on Saturday, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, on 6 hits over 5 innings of work. LHP Pedro Viola surrendered a run in the 7th inning, and RHP Kyler Newby gave up 2 runs in the 8th to take the loss. First baseman Daric Barton singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while catcher Stephen Vogt collected 3 hits and drove in a run for the River Cats.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

San Antonio Missions     4

LP – Murphy 6-4 / 4.13

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

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

 

Starter Sean Murphy had a solid outing for the RockHounds, allowing 2 runs and striking out 5 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking his 4th loss on Saturday. RHP Blake Hassebrock tossed 1 scoreless inning of relief in his debut for Midland, while RHP Brett Hunter gave up of 2 runs in his return to action for the Hounds. Third baseman Jefry Marte had a pair of doubles, and second baseman Dusty Coleman tripled in a run for the RockHounds. LHP Jake Brown was released to make room on the roster for Hassebrock.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   5

San Jose Giants   3

WP – Healy 1-1 / 2.51

HR – Vollmuth (19)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Josh Whitaker

(3 for 7 / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Josh Bowman allowed 3 runs over 6 innings and left with the game tied, while RHPs Seth Frankoff, Ryan Dull, Tucker Healy and LHP Shaeffer Hall combined to toss 7 scoreless innings in relief. First baseman B.A. Vollmuth hit his 19th home run in the 2nd inning, and outfielder Josh Whitaker singled home a pair of runs in the top of the 13th inning to give the Ports the win.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers            3

Bowling Green Hot Rods  4

LP – Vail 4-3 / 3.68

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Derek De Young

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

 

The A’s 4th-round draft pick this year, RHP Dylan Covey, had his rockiest outing so far this season, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Derek De Young gave up 1 run and struck out 5 in 3 1/3 innings of relief, and RHP Tyler Vail surrendered a run in the bottom of the 9th inning to take the loss. Shortstop Daniel Robertson singled to drive home a run for the Snappers.

 

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

Auburn Doubledays            4

Vermont Lake Monsters  8

WP – Torres 3-2 / 2.28

HR – Boyd (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter B.J. Boyd

(Grand Slam)

 

Designated hitter B.J. Boyd hit a grand slam to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 8th inning, while outfielder Jaycob Brugman drove in 3 runs for Vermont. Starter Jerad Grundy allowed 3 runs, just 1 earned, over 4 innings of work, while LHP Jose Torres gave up just 1 run in 4 innings of relief to earn the win.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s          4

AZL D-backs  5

LP – McMullen 0-1 / 2.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Billy McKinney

(Triple / RBI)

 

Starter Trey Barham allowed 2 runs in 2 innings of work, while RHP Blake McMullen gave up 2 unearned runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to take the loss. The A’s top draft pick, outfielder Billy McKinney, singled, tripled and drove in a run, while designated hitter Ryon Healy drove in a pair of runs for the A’s.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Salt Lake – 12:05pm PT

Midland @ San Antonio – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 5:00pm PT

Beloit @ Bowling Green – 3:05pm PT / 5:05pm CT

Auburn @ Vermont – 2:05pm PT / 5:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Indians – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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