Saturday, April 11th: Kent Matthes Leads Sounds to Victory while Hounds & Ports Come Up Short and Snappers Drop A Pair

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Kent Matthes (2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              5

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  3

WP – Verdugo 1-0 / 2.45

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Kent Matthes

(2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

With two on and two outs in the 1st inning, outfielder Kent Matthes doubled in Nashville’s first two runs of the game and the Sounds would never look back on Saturday. Catcher Luke Carlin collected 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs. Starter Angel Castro allowed 2 runs over 3 1/3 innings, while LHP Ryan Verdugo gave up 1 run in 3 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win. LHP Eury De La Rosa pitched a perfect 8th and RHP Chad Smith tossed a scoreless 9th to earn his 1st save for the Sounds.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

NW Arkansas Naturals   8

Midland RockHounds   3

LP – Peters 0-1 / 9.64

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Bobby Crocker

(3 for 3 / RBI / 2 Walks / 3 Stolen Bases)

 

Outfielder and leadoff hitter Bobby Crocker reached base 5 times on Saturday, collecting 3 singles and a pair of walks and also managed to swipe 3 bases. Shortstop Chad Pinder had another solid night at the plate, singling, tripling and drawing a walk, while outfielder Jaycob Brugman doubled and drove in a run but, unfortunately, it wouldn’t be enough to help the Hounds win. Starter Tanner Peters had a rough outing, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss for Midland.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports        2

Inland Empire 66ers  6

LP – Finnegan 0-1 / 5.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder J.P. Sportman

(2 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Outfielder J.P. Sportman singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while first baseman John Nogowski, second baseman Branden Cogswell and third baseman Michael Soto had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports on Saturday. Starter Kyle Finnegan allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings to take the loss, while RHP Sam Bragg surrendered a pair of runs in 2 innings of relief for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Beloit Snappers        4

Clinton LumberKings  5

LP – Huber 0-1 / 0.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shawn Duinkerk

(3 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Outfielder Shawn Duinkerk collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs, while outfielder Brett Vertigan had 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 stolen bases, and first baseman Sandber Pimentel doubled in a run for Beloit in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Starter Jordan Schwartz allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHP Carlos Navas gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief, and a throwing error by catcher Argenis Raga allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the 9th, saddling RHP Rob Huber with the loss.

 

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers        1

Clinton LumberKings  2

LP – Torres 0-1 / 27.00

HR – Bennie (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Joe Bennie

(Home Run)

 

Outfielder Joe Bennie homered in the 1st inning to account for all the scoring the Snappers would do in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Starter Kevin Johnson tossed 4 scoreless innings, while LHP Cody Stull allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and LHP Jose Torres gave up the winning run in just 1/3 of an inning to take the loss for the Snappers.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ Colorado Springs – 12:35pm PT / 2:35pm CT

Arkansas @ Midland – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

Stockton @ Inland Empire – 2:05pm PT

Beloit @ Cedar Rapids – 2:05pm PT / 4:05pm CT

 

 

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