Thursday, July 25th: Cats Win in 9th while Hounds, Ports & Snappers all Come Up Short

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

Sacramento River Cats Pitcher Bruce Billings (7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  2

Sacramento River Cats   3

WP – Figueroa 3-3 / 4.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Bruce Billings

(7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 8 K)

 

Starter Bruce Billings had a strong outing for Sacramento on Thursday, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 8 over 7 1/3 innings of work. With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning, outfielder Michael Choice tripled and designated hitter Michael Taylor singled him home to clinch the victory and hand the win to LHP Pedro Figueroa who’d gotten the final out in the top of the 9th. Second baseman Grant Green had a pair of hits in his return to the River Cats.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks      5

Midland RockHounds  1

LP – Hassebrock 0-1 / 9.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

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

 

Starter Sean Murphy had a solid outing for the RockHounds on Thursday, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work, but RHP Blake Hassebrock gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in 2 innings of relief to take the loss. Outfielder Chad Oberacker had a pair of hits and drove in a run, while shortstop Darwin Perez doubled and scored a run for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports  5

Visalia Rawhide   6

LP – Bowman 3-4 / 6.96

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(3 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Josh Bowman had a shaky outing for Stockton on Thursday, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits over 4 innings to take the loss. Outfielder Bobby Crocker had 3 doubles and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Antonio Lamas singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Kane County Cougars  11

Beloit Snappers           8

LP – Sanburn 0-3 / 3.38

HR – Bostick (13)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Second Baseman Chris Bostick

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Dylan Covey had a rough outing for the Snappers on Thursday, allowing 6 runs on 9 hits in just 4 innings of work, while RHP Nolan Sanburn allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief to take the loss. Second baseman Chris Bostick hit a 3-run homer, while shortstop Daniel Robertson doubled in a pair of runs for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Aberdeen IronBirds           14

LP – Sosa 1-2 / 2.76

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(Triple / RBI)

 

Starter Jose Torres allowed 3 runs in just 3 innings of work, while RHP Lee Sosa gave up 5 runs, 2 earned, in 2 innings of relief to take the loss. Outfielder Tyler Marincov tripled in a run to put Vermont on the board in the 1st inning.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s     7

AZL Cubs  3

WP – Nolasco 1-2 / 4.74

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shawn Duinkerk

(Triple / 2 RBIs)

Starter Hunter Adkins struck out 4 in 3 scoreless innings of work, while LHP Alex Nolasco allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, in 4 innings of relief to pick up his 1st win. Outfielder Shawn Duinkerk singled, tripled and drove in a pair of runs for the A’s.

 

Friday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Las Vegas – 7:05pm PT

Corpus Christi @ Midland – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT (Game 1)

Corpus Christi @ Midland (Game 2)

San Jose @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Kane County @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Tri-City @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL Giants @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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