Saturday, April 9th: Daniel Mengden’s 6 Shutout Innings, Ryon Healy’s 3 RBIs & Matt Chapman’s HR Help Hounds Win while Sounds Break up No-Hit Bid

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Daniel Mengden (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Daniel Mengden (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Arkansas Travelers        1

WP – Kurcz 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Chapman (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Mengden

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 3 BB / 8 K)

RHP Daniel Mengden was impressive in his Double-A debut for Midland on Saturday. The 23-year-old Texas native, acquired from Houston in the Scott Kazmir deal, struck out 8 while tossing 6 scoreless frames and left the game with a one-run lead. Third baseman Matt Chapman smacked his 1st home run of the season in the top of the 6th inning to give the RockHounds the edge. But RHP Corey Walter surrendered a run in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game. And the match remained knotted until the top of the 9th when the RockHounds loaded the bases. Then, with two outs and the game tied, first baseman Ryon Healy doubled to left field to clear the bases and give the Hounds a solid 3-run advantage. RHP Aaron Kurcz pitched a perfect 8th and 9th to keep Arkansas in check and pick up the win for Midland. Meanwhile, RHP Joel Seddon is set to make the start for the RockHounds in his Double-A debut on Sunday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Oklahoma City Dodgers  2

Nashville Sounds          1

LP – Overton 0-1 / 2.25

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Bruce Maxwell

(1 for 2 / Walk / RBI)

 

Nashville was no-hit through 8 innings by a trio of Oklahoma City hurlers on Saturday. The Sounds didn’t even have a baserunner until the bottom of the 6th inning when catcher Bruce Maxwell managed to draw a walk with two outs – and that was it for Nashville until the bottom of the 9th. Third baseman Renato Nunez led off the final frame with a double down the right field line to ruin the no-hitter, and Maxwell then singled to center to drive him home and spoil the shutout. LHP Dillon Overton allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 7 hits while walking 1 and striking out 8, but he threw a total of 82 pitches in just 4 innings of work and ended up taking the loss in his Triple-A debut.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts

Stockton Ports

(CANCELED)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

(CANCELED)

 

Sunday’s Games:

Oklahoma City @ Nashville – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Beloit @ Wisconsin (Game #1) – 11:05am PT / 1:05pm CT

Beloit @ Wisconsin (Game #2)

 

 

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