Saturday, May 16th: Dillon Overton Pitches Ports to Victory while Sounds Fall in 18-Inning Marathon

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dillon Overton (5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dillon Overton (5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     3

Stockton Ports  6

WP – Overton 1-0 / 2.08

HR – Taylor (2)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

LHP Dillon Overton had one of his best starts yet for Stockton on Saturday as he continues his road back from Tommy John surgery. The A’s 2nd-round draft pick in 2013 allowed just 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 5 innings of work to lower his ERA to 2.08 and earn his 1st win of the season after receiving a no-decision in each of his first 6 starts for the Ports. RHPs Corey Walter and Ben Bracewell both allowed 1 run in 2 innings of relief for Stockton. Catcher Beau Taylor had a big night at the plate, hitting a 2-run homer to put the Ports on the board in the 2nd and doubling in another run in the 4th, while first baseman Michael Soto singled in 2 runs in the 3rd, and outfielder Brett Vertigan and third baseman Melvin Mercedes had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs  7

Nashville Sounds       5

LP – Romero 0-1 / 11.57

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Andy Parrino

(3 for 6 / Triple / 2 Walks)

 

The Sounds lost in an 18-inning marathon on Saturday night. LHP Barry Zito made the start for Nashville and allowed 4 runs over 6 1/3 innings of work before giving way to switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, who pitched 2 2/3 perfect innings in relief and finished up with the game a 4-4 tie after the 9th. RHPs Ryan Cook, Seth Frankoff, R.J. Alvarez and Brock Huntzinger then combined to throw 6 2/3 scoreless innings to take the Sounds to the 16th where, with two outs, manager Steve Scarsone brought in infielder Niuman Romero. Romero got the final out in the 16th then proceeded to shut out New Orleans in the 17th before surrendering 3 runs in the top of the 18th to take the loss. Shortstop Andy Parrino reached base 5 times, on 2 singles, a triple and a pair of walks, while outfielder Jason Pridie collected 3 hits and a walk, and catcher Bryan Anderson and first baseman Anthony Aliotti drove in a pair of runs apiece in the loss. In other news, Nashville first baseman Nate Freiman was placed on the disabled with a groin injury.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    10

Midland RockHounds   4

LP – Neal 3-3 / 6.44

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Right Fielder Matt Olson

(2 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

The RockHounds had their 7-game winning streak snapped by San Antonio on Saturday night. Starter Zach Neal had a rough outing for the Hounds, allowing 6 runs over 5 innings of work to take his 3rd loss. Matt Olson, making his second start of the season in right field for the RockHounds, doubled and singled in a pair of runs in the Hounds’ 4-run 6th inning, while catcher Bruce Maxwell reached base 4 times, on 2 hits and a pair of walks.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  6

Peoria Chiefs        8

LP – Torres 2-3 / 5.40

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

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

 

RHP Daniel Gossett allowed just 1 earned run for the third time in his last four starts on Saturday. The A’s 2nd-round draft pick last year gave up 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 6 innings of work and left the game with a 4-run lead. But three errors by the Snappers didn’t make things easy for Beloit pitchers on Saturday. RHP Corey Miller was charged with 3 runs, just 1 earned, in the 7th inning, and LHP Jose Torres allowed 3 runs in the 8th to take his 3rd loss. Catcher Argenis Raga singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs, while outfielder James Harris singled, tripled and drove in a pair, and second baseman Trent Gilbert had 3 hits and drove in a run in the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

New Orleans @ Nashville – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

San Antonio @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Beloit @ Peoria – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT

 

 

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