Saturday, August 10th: Peterson’s Big Bat Leads Cats to Victory while Ports & Snappers Win and Hounds Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (2 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

Sacramento River Cats Outfielder Shane Peterson (2 HRs / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  10

Omaha Storm Chasers        8

WP – Billings 12-5 / 3.99

HR – Peterson 2 (11)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(2 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

 

Outfielder Shane Peterson had a big night at the plate on Saturday, hitting 2 home runs and driving in 5 runs for the River Cats. Starter Bruce Billings had a strong outing for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and striking out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 12th win, while RHP Paul Smyth got the final 2 outs to post his 1st save.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Springfield Cardinals      4

LP – Murphy 6-6 / 3.95

HR – Myers (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder D’Arby Myers

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Sean Murphy had a solid outing for Midland, allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits over 6 innings but he still ended up taking his 6th loss on Saturday. Outfielder D’Arby Myers homered and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      5

Stockton Ports  6

WP – Viola 2-0 / 0.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Addison Russell

(3 for 5 / Stolen Base / Game-Winning RBI)

 

Shortstop Addison Russell collected 3 hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 8th inning for Stockton on Saturday. Outfielder Bobby Crocker had 3 hits as well, while first baseman Tony Thompson contributed a pair of doubles for the Ports. Starter Raul Alcantara turned in a strong outing, allowing 3 runs and striking out 9 over 7 innings of work, but LHP Pedro Viola picked up the win after striking out all 4 batters he faced to close out the game.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  7

Burlington Bees     3

WP – House 2-4 / 4.18

HR – Mathews (12)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Ryan Mathews

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Dakota Bacus looked impressive on Saturday, allowing just 2 runs while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work, while RHP Austin House tossed 3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win. Second baseman Chris Bostick singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning, and outfielder Ryan Mathews followed up with a 3-run homer to help put the game out of reach.

 

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

Williamsport Crosscutters    1

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

WP – Cruzado 1-2 / 6.98

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Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Ryan Huck

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

First baseman Ryan Huck singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Lake Monsters on Saturday. 9th-round draft pick Mat Stalcup had a solid outing, allowing just 1 unearned run on 2 hits over 4 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Fernando Cruzado tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win, and RHP Sam Bragg got the final 6 outs for his 4th save.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Padres  4

AZL A’s        2

LP – Herrera 4-4 / 4.36

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Gabriel Santana

(2 for 4 / Double / Run)

Starter Ronald Herrera allowed 3 runs on 9 hits over 6 innings of work to take the loss on Saturday, while first baseman Gabriel Santana singled, doubled and scored a run in the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Omaha – 12:05pm PT

Midland @ Springfield – 4:09pm PT / 6:09pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 6:05pm PT

Beloit @ Burlington – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

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

AZL Royals @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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