Monday, August 25th: Shawn Haviland Pitches Hounds into Playoffs while Zach Neal Wins as Sacramento Scores 20

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Shawn Haviland (8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders        1

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Haviland 7-7 / 3.75

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Shawn Haviland

(8 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

RockHounds starter Shawn Haviland delivered an impressive outing on Monday to help Midland clinch a Texas League playoff berth in the Hounds’ last home game of the regular season. Haviland allowed just 3 hits over 8 shutout innings to earn his 7th win this season. And Midland will now face Frisco in a first-round playoff series next week in the team’s first playoff appearance since 2010. Shortstop Dusty Coleman doubled in 2 runs and scored twice, while second baseman Conner Crumbliss had 2 hits and drove in a pair. Outfielder Jeremy Barfield singled, doubled, walked and scored a run, and designated hitter D’Arby Myers had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Sacramento River Cats  20

Nashville Sounds                  1

WP – Neal 7-7 / 4.25

HR – Martinez (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Zach Neal

(7 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

The River Cats made things easy for themselves by putting up 20 runs on Monday. They also made things easy for starter Zach Neal, who cruised through 7 innings allowing just 1 unearned run while striking out 6 to earn his 7th win for Sacramento. Second baseman Jose Martinez had 3 hits, including his 7th home run, and drove in 3, while designated hitter Daric Barton singled, doubled and drove in 4. Outfielder Nick Buss and third baseman Alden Carrithers collected 4 hits apiece, and catcher Bryan Anderson singled, doubled and drove in a run in his first game for the River Cats. Meanwhile, catcher Luis Martinez was placed on the temporarily inactive list for Sacramento.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers                 3

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  7

LP – Vail 3-6 / 4.73

HR – Mathews (12), Ludy (2)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Joey Wagman

(4 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 7 K)

 

Starter Joey Wagman was solid over 4 scoreless innings on Monday, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 7 for the Snappers. But RHP Lee Sosa surrendered 3 runs, 1 earned, in 2 innings of relief, and RHP Tyler Vail gave up 4 runs, 1 earned, over 1 2/3 innings to take his 6th loss. Outfielder Ryan Mathews continued his hot hitting, collecting a home run and a double, while catcher Josh Ludy also homered, and shortstop Branden Cogswell went 0 for 4 and committed 3 errors in the loss.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  5

Tri-City ValleyCats               2

WP – Miller 1-3 / 5.02

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Miller

(5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 2 K / Win)

 

This year’s 10th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Corey Miller, turned in a strong start for the Lake Monsters on Monday, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits over 5 innings of work to earn his 1st win for Vermont. Right fielder Scott Masik singled, tripled and drove in 2 runs, while catcher Seong-min Kim had 2 hits and drove in a pair. Left fielder Ben McQuown collected 3 hits and scored a run, and second baseman Trent Gilbert had 2 doubles and scored 3 times for the Lake Monsters.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       0

AZL Giants  7

LP – Kelliher 1-4 / 4.82

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher Luke Montz

(1 for 2 / 2 Walks)

 

The AZL A’s were shut out on 7 hits on Monday night. Catcher Luke Montz reached base 3 times, on a single and 2 walks, while shortstop Jesus Lopez had a pair of hits for the A’s. Starter Branden Kelliher allowed 3 unearned runs in 1 2/3 innings of work to take his 4th loss, while RHP Travis Pitcher gave up 3 runs over 2 1/3 innings, and RHP Heath Fillmyer pitched 2 perfect innings in relief for the A’s.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Sacramento @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT

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

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin – 10:05am PT / 12:05pm CT

Vermont @ Tri-City – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

AZL D-backs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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