Sunday, June 28th: Joel Seddon Pitches Ports to Victory while Barry Zito Is Solid in Sounds Loss

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Joel Seddon (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Joel Seddon (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         4

Inland Empire 66ers  1

WP – Seddon 5-4 / 3.53

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Joel Seddon

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 3 K / Win)

RHP Joel Seddon delivered another impressive start for Stockton on Sunday, allowing just 4 hits over 7 shutout innings to earn his 5th win for the Ports. And in 25 innings over his past 4 starts, Seddon has allowed just 4 runs while walking 1 and striking out 16. RHP Corey Walter gave up 1 run in 1 1/3 innings of relief, while RHP Brendan McCurry got the final two outs in the 9th to notch his 14th save. Center fielder Brett Vertigan doubled in 2 runs in the top of the 6th, while left fielder B.J. Boyd had a pair of hits and also drove in a run in the 6th. Right fielder Tyler Marincov doubled in Stockton’s first run in the 3rd, and catcher Nick Rickles had a pair of hits for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Oklahoma City Dodgers  5

Nashville Sounds          0

LP – Zito 5-7 / 3.84

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Barry Zito

(7 IP / 4 H / 2 ER / 3 BB / 4 K)

 

LHP Barry Zito turned in a solid start on Sunday, allowing 2 runs over 7 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss as the Sounds were shut out on just 3 hits. First baseman Nate Freiman, second baseman Joey Wendle and third baseman Ryan Roberts each singled in the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

San Antonio Missions    7

LP – Jensen 5-7 / 5.46

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Josh Whitaker

(2 for 4 / Run / Stolen Base)

 

RHP Chris Jensen had his second straight rough start for the RockHounds, allowing 7 runs on 11 hits over 6 1/3 innings to take his 7th loss on Sunday. Designated hitter Josh Whitaker had a pair of hits, stole a base and scored the RockHounds’ first run in the top of the 1st, while catcher Bruce Maxwell and first baseman Renato Nunez each singled in a run for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  6

Burlington Bees    4

WP – Wagman 3-2 / 2.39

HR – Gilbert (5)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Joey Wagman

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

 

RHP Joey Wagman had a strong start for the Snappers on Sunday, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings to earn his 3rd win for Beloit. RHP Kevin Johnson gave up 3 runs, 2 earned, in 1 inning of relief, but RHP Koby Gauna tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 1st save. Second baseman Trent Gilbert hit his 5th home run in the 1st inning and singled in another run in the Snappers’ 5-run 5th, while third baseman Jose Brizuela doubled in the 2nd and singled in 2 runs in the 5th, and first baseman Sandber Pimentel had a pair of hits and a walk and drove in a run in the win.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Lowell Spinners

Vermont Lake Monsters

(POSTPONED)

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s         7

AZL D-backs  1

WP – Andueza 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Jh. Rodriguez (1)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jhonny Rodriguez

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

Last year’s 8th-round pick for the A’s, RHP Branden Kelliher, allowed 1 run in 2 2/3 innings of work, while 20-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza struck out 5 in 2 scoreless innings to earn the win on Sunday. 18-year-old Dominican outfielder Jhonny Rodriguez had a big night at the plate, singling in the 1st, hitting a 3-run homer in the 3rd, and tripling in another run in the 8th, while catcher Jordan Devencenzi had 3 hits and drove in Rodriguez in the 8th, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo doubled, walked and scored for the A’s.

 

Monday’s Games:

Oklahoma City @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Beloit @ Quad Cities – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Lowell @ Vermont (Game #1) – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

Lowell @ Vermont (Game #2)

AZL Brewers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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