Friday, August 16th: Thompson’s Big Bat Leads Ports to Victory while Cats & Hounds Win and Snappers Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports First Baseman Tony Thompson (2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs)

Stockton Ports First Baseman Tony Thompson (2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs)



Tucson Padres                  3

Sacramento River Cats  5

WP – Banwart 9-5 / 4.47



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(6 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)


RHP Travis Banwart had a solid start for Sacramento, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, on just 4 hits over 6 innings to earn his 9th win, while RHP Brian Gordon got the final 3 outs for his 17th save. Third baseman Daric Barton singled, tripled and scored 3 times, while outfielder Michael Choice had 3 hits and drove in a run for the River Cats.

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Springfield Cardinals      2

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Murphy 7-6 / 3.83



Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

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


Starter Sean Murphy had a strong outing on Friday, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, while striking out 5 over 6 innings to earn his 7th win for Midland. Third baseman Jefry Marte, second baseman Tyler Ladendorf and outfielder D’Arby Myers had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds.



Stockton Ports  14

Visalia Rawhide     6

WP – Bowman 5-6 / 6.29

HR – Thompson 2 (16), Pohl (7)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Tony Thompson

(2 Home Runs / 9 RBIs)


First baseman Tony Thompson had a big day at the plate for the Ports, collecting 4 hits, including a 3-run homer and a grand slam, and driving in a total of 9 runs on the night. Starter Josh Bowman allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work but walked away with his 5th win on Friday.



Beloit Snappers        5

Cedar Rapids Kernels  6

LP – Bacus 9-5 / 3.75

HR – Wooten (17)



Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman John Wooten

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)


First baseman John Wooten homered, had 2 doubles and drove in 2 runs, while shortstop Daniel Robertson also had 3 hits and drove in a pair for the Snappers. Starter Dakota Bacus allowed 5 runs, just 2 earned, over 5 2/3 innings to take his 5th loss on Friday.


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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

Brooklyn Cyclones               6

LP – Sosa 1-3 / 3.58



Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Ryon Healy

(3 for 5 / RBI / Stolen Base)


Third baseman Ryon Healy had 3 hits, stole a base and drove in a run, while catcher Diomedes Lopez drove in a pair for Vermont. Starter Lee Sosa had a rough outing, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks over 3 innings of work to take his 3rd loss on Friday.


ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Dodgers  6

AZL A’s          5

LP – Massad 1-3 / 3.97

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Carlos Navas

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

Starter Chris Kohler allowed 2 runs, 1 earned, over just 2 innings of work, while RHP Carlos Navas gave up just 1 run over 5 innings of relief and left the game with the lead, but RHP Jonathan Massad gave up the go-ahead run in the 9th to take the loss. Catcher Kyle Wheeler singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while outfielder Justin Higley singled, tripled and drove in a pair for the A’s.


Saturday’s Games:

Tucson @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

Springfield @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 6:00pm PT

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

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET



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