Wednesday, June 17th: Dillon Overton Is Solid as Stockton Wins 5th Straight and Craig Gentry Homers as Barry Zito Takes 6th Loss for Sounds

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

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

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         9

Lake Elsinore Storm  3

WP – Bragg 3-2 / 4.68

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

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

After a couple of rare rough outings, LHP Dillon Overton returned to form on Wednesday for Stockton, allowing just 1 run while striking out 4 over 5 innings of work, but he left with the game a 1-1 tie. RHP Sam Bragg gave up 2 unearned runs, with the help of errors by shortstop Franklin Barreto and outfielder Tyler Marincov, in 2 innings of relief but still ended up picking up the win on Wednesday as the Ports won their fifth straight. Outfielder B.J. Boyd tripled and scored in the 3rd and doubled in a pair in the 8th, while shortstop Franklin Barreto doubled in the go-ahead run in the 7th and singled in another run in the 9th. Catcher Beau Taylor reached base 4 times, on 2 hits and 2 walks, and outfielder Brett Vertigan doubled in a pair in the 7th for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Memphis Redbirds   7

Nashville Sounds   5

LP – Zito 4-6 / 3.90

HR – Gentry (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Oitfielder Craig Gentry

(Home Run / Double)

 

Veteran starter Barry Zito was a little shaky for the Sounds on Wednesday and ended up allowing 4 runs over 6 2/3 innings to take his 6th loss, while RHP Angel Castro gave up another 3 runs in just 2/3 of an inning in relief. Outfielder Craig Gentry hit his 1st home run to put Nashville on the board in the bottom of the 4th and then doubled and scored in the 6th, while shortstop Ryan Roberts singled, doubled and scored a run. Outfielder Matt Carson had 2 hits and a walk, stole a base and scored twice, and first baseman Ike Davis went 1 for 5 and drove in a pair in the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds

San Antonio Missions

(POSTPONED)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Peoria Chiefs        8

Beloit Snappers  3

LP – Gossett 2-6 / 5.57

HR – Harris (4)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder James Harris

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

Starter Daniel Gossett allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings to take his 6th loss as the Snappers dropped their fifth straight on Wednesday. Center fielder James Harris singled, doubled, homered and drove in all 3 of the Snappers’ runs in the loss.

 

Thursday’s Games:

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

Midland @ San Antonio (Game #1) – 3:05pm PT / 5:05pm CT

Midland @ San Antonio (Game #2)

Bakersfield @ Stockton – 7:10pm

Peoria @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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