Saturday, June 13th: Lou Trivino Earns Win as Ports Put Up 14 Runs while Hounds & Snappers Both Get Blanked and A’s Ink 9 More Draft Picks

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Lou Trivino (4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Lou Trivino (4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports                     14

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  2

WP – Trivino 4-4 / 5.33

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Lou Trivino

(4 2/3 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

In his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery, RHP Raul Alcantara gave up 2 runs on 5 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3 over just 2 1/3 innings on Saturday, and he left the game with his team down by a run. RHP Lou Trivino then came on and allowed just 1 hit while striking out 5 over 4 2/3 scoreless innings to shut down the Quakes and allow Stockton’s offense to shift into overdrive – and he wound up walking away with his 4th win for his efforts. The Ports ended up scoring 14 runs on 14 hits for their biggest offensive output of the season. Designated hitter Michael Soto singled, doubled, walked and drove in 3, while outfielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair, and third baseman Matt Chapman reached base 5 times, on a single, 2 walks and 2 walks doubles while also driving in a run and scoring 3 times. First baseman John Nogowski doubled, walked and drove in 3, and catcher Beau Taylor singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds          4

Oklahoma City Dodgers  6

LP – Neal 5-1 / 2.84

HR – Pridie (7)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jason Pridie

(2 for 4 / Home Run)

 

RHP Zach Neal had his first shaky outing for the Sounds, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits over 4 1/3 innings to take his 1st loss on Saturday. RHP Dan Otero tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, while RHP R.J. Alvarez struck out the side in the 9th. Outfielder Jason Pridie slugged his 7th home run, his second in as many days, to put the Sounds on the board in the 6th, while catcher Bryan Anderson had 2 doubles and scored twice. Shortstop Niuman Romero had a pair of singles and drove in a run, and first baseman Ike Davis went 1 for 4 in his second rehab game with the Sounds. Meanwhile, the A’s activated RHP A.J. Griffin from the disabled list and optioned him to Nashville.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       4

Midland RockHounds  0

LP – Joseph 3-2 / 2.35

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jonathan Joseph

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K)

 

With LHP Chris Lamb shifting to the bullpen after struggling in the starting rotation, RHP Jonathan Joseph got the start on Saturday and was impressive, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 6 over 5 innings to work, but he still ended up taking the loss as the RockHounds dropped their eighth straight. Meanwhile, Midland’s offense couldn’t make much happen on Saturday as the Hounds were shut out on just 2 hits. Outfielders Josh Whitaker and Chad Oberacker both singled in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  0

Dayton Dragons   6

LP – Graves 6-1 / 4.57

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jerad Grundy

(3 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K)

 

Starter Brett Graves was undone on Saturday by a 5-run 4th inning, which included 3 consecutive home runs, and he ended up allowing 5 runs over 4 innings to take his 1st loss for the Snappers. LHP Jerad Grundy followed by giving up 1 run while striking out 6 in 3 innings of relief. The Snappers were shut out on 6 hits as the team took its fourth loss in its last five games.

 

In Other News…

The A’s announced on Saturday that they’ve agreed to terms with 9 more of their draft picks, in addition to the 18 who were announced on Friday. The highlight of Saturday’s list was the team’s top high school pick, RHP Dakota Chalmers out of Georgia, whom the team took in the 3rd round. And with his addition, the A’s have now come to terms with 8 of their top 10 picks. The 9 new names announced on Saturday are listed below…

#3 Dakota Chalmers RHP (North Forsyth HS-GA), #12 Chris Iriart 1B (Houston), #15 Ryan Howell 2B (Nevada-Reno), #16 Dustin Hurlbutt RHP (Tabor), #18 Brett Sunde C (Western Michigan), #19 Seth Brown 1B (Lewis-Clark State), #21 Andrew Tomasovich LHP (Charleston Southern), #26 Jordan Devencenzi C (Nevada-Reno), #35 Tim Proudfoot SS (Texas Tech)

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ Oklahoma City – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Frisco @ Midland – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

Stockton @ Rancho Cucamonga – 2:05pm

Beloit @ Dayton – 11:00am PT / 1:00pm CT

 

 

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