Sunday, June 14th: Nate Long Leads Shutout as Hounds Snap 8-Game Skid while Franklin Barreto Has 4 Hits and Homers in Ports Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Nate Long (7 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Nate Long (7 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)



Frisco RoughRiders       0

Midland RockHounds  8

WP – Long 4-4 / 2.52

HR – Nunez (8)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Nate Long

(7 2/3 IP / 7 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 5 K / Win)

RHP Nate Long turned in his 4th straight quality start to snap Midland’s 8-game losing streak on Sunday. The 29-year-old minor league veteran struck out 5 while throwing 7 2/3 shutout innings to earn his 4th win for the RockHounds, and Long now leads all A’s minor league pitchers with 64 strikeouts. RHP Tucker Healy tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to complete the shutout on Sunday. Third baseman Renato Nunez singled, doubled and hit his team-leading 8th home run, a 2-run shot in the bottom of the 1st, and ended up driving in 3 runs for the RockHounds. Center fielder Chad Oberacker singled, doubled, tripled, walked and scored 4 times, while designated hitter Matt Olson singled, walked 4 times, drove in 2 runs and scored twice, and outfielders Jaycob Brugman and Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits apiece in the Hounds’ first win in over a week.

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Nashville Sounds          2

Oklahoma City Dodgers  4

LP – Mills 2-7 / 3.93



Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Anthony Aliotti

(1 for 2 / Walk / RBI)


Starter Brad Mills allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over just 2 1/3 innings to take the loss as the Dodgers completed their 4-game sweep of the Sounds on Sunday. Mills exited the game with one out in the bottom of the 3rd inning with an apparent leg injury. The Sounds managed just 2 runs on 6 hits, with all the scoring occurring in the top of the 3rd. Left fielder Alden Carrithers doubled and scored on designated hitter Anthony Aliotti’s RBI single, who then scored on right fielder Jason Pridie’s two-out single to complete the scoring for the Sounds.



Stockton Ports                       8

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes  5

WP – Bracewell 2-1 / 3.52

HR –  Marincov (6), Barreto (6), Soto (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(4 for 5 / Home Run)


Shortstop Franklin Barreto had a big day at the plate for the Ports, collecting 4 hits, including his 6th home run to tie the game in the top of the 6th. Designated hitter Michael Soto had a pair of singles and a 2-run homer to briefly give Stockton the lead in the 5th. Outfielder Tyler Marincov homered and doubled, while second baseman Melvin Mercedes had 3 hits and scored twice. Catcher Nick Rickles singled in 2 runs in the 8th, and first baseman John Nogowski and outfielders Brett Vertigan and B.J. Boyd each walked and had a pair of hits for the Ports. Starter Dylan Covey gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, and struck out 6 over 5 innings of work, while RHP Ben Bracewell picked up the win despite allowing 2 runs in 3 innings of relief, and RHP Brendan McCurry tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 9th save for Stockton.



Beloit Snappers  4

Dayton Dragons   6

LP – Wagman 2-1 / 3.12



Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Joe Bennie

(2 for 3 / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)


RHP Joey Wagman allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in just 3 innings of work to take the loss in his first start of the season for the Snappers. Left fielder Joe Bennie singled, walked and doubled in a pair of runs to put the Snappers on the board in the top of the 4th, while center fielder James Harris had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and catcher Andy Paz singled, doubled and drove in a run as the Snappers suffered their fifth loss in their last six games.


In Other News…

The A’s have now come to terms with 27 of the team’s 40 draft picks. The complete list is below…

#2 Mikey White SS (Alabama), #3 Dakota Chalmers RHP (North Forsyth HS-GA), #5 Kevin Duchene LHP (Illinois), #6 Bowdien Derby RHP (San Diego State), #7 Kyle Friedrichs RHP (Long Beach State), #8 Nick Collins C (Georgetown), #9 Jared Lyons LHP (Liberty), #10 Steven Pallares OF (San Diego State), #12 Chris Iriart 1B (Houston), #13 Brett Siddall OF (Canisius), #15 Ryan Howell 2B (Nevada-Reno), #16 Dustin Hurlbutt RHP (Tabor), #18 Brett Sunde C (Western Michigan), #19 Seth Brown 1B (Lewis-Clark State), #20 James Naile RHP (Alabama-Birmingham), #21 Andrew Tomasovich LHP (Charleston Southern), #24 Heath Bowers RHP (Campbell), #25 Evan Manarino LHP (Irvine), #26 Jordan Devencenzi C (Nevada-Reno), #28 Marc Berube RHP (Pittsburgh), #29 Armando Ruiz RHP (Alabama State), #30 Brendan Butler RHP (Dowling), #31 John Gorman RHP (Boston College), #32 Michael Murray RHP (Florida Gulf Coast), #33 Mike Martin CF (Harvard), #34 Shane Conlon 1B (Kansas State), #35 Tim Proudfoot SS (Texas Tech)


Monday’s Games:

Memphis @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Frisco @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Lake Elsinore – 6:00pm

Beloit @ Dayton – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT



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