Friday, April 22nd: Beloit Wins behind Skye Bolt’s Big Bat while Stockton Wins in a Walk-Off & Nashville Falls despite Sean Manaea’s Solid Start

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (2 for 4 / Triple / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (2 for 4 / Triple / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  4

Burlington Bees    3

WP – Manarino 2-0 / 1.04

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Skye Bolt

(2 for 4 / Triple / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs)

Last year’s 4th-round draft pick for the A’s, center fielder Skye Bolt, continued his hot start to the season by driving in 3 of the Snappers’ 4 runs on Friday. The 22-year-old tripled and scored in the 3rd inning to put Beloit on the board, then doubled in both the tying and winning runs in the top of the 7th for the Snappers. Bolt is now batting .340 for the season, which ties him for the team lead with fellow outfielder Brett Siddall, who tripled and walked in the game. Left fielder Justin Higley had 3 hits, a walk and a stolen base, while catcher Santiago Chavez had a pair of hits for the Snappers. Starter James Naile gave up 2 runs over 4 innings of work, while LHP Evan Manarino allowed just 1 run in 4 innings of relief to earn his 2nd win, and LHP Jared Lyons pitched a perfect 9th to pick up the save.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds              7

Colorado Springs Sky Sox  8

LP – Castro 0-2 / 12.15

HR – Olson (2), Muncy (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Manaea

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K)

 

LHP Sean Manaea allowed just 1 run in his third straight start, this time over 6 innings of work for the Sounds, and he left the game with a 4-run lead on Friday. But RHP Tucker Healy gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in 1 1/3 innings of relief, and RHP Angel Castro was charged with 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to take his 2nd loss for the Sounds. First baseman Max Muncy singled, homered and drove in 3, while right fielder Matt Olson singled, homered and walked. Second baseman Joey Wendle had 2 hits and drove in a run, and center fielder Jake Smolinski doubled in a pair in the loss. With third baseman Danny Valencia landing on the disabled list with the A’s, Nashville’s Tyler Ladendorf was recalled by Oakland, and RockHounds infielder Josh Rodriguez was reassigned to the Sounds.

RHP Tucker Healy: 1 1/3 IP / 5 H / 4 R / 3 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

RHP Angel Castro: 1 IP / 2 H / 3 ER / 2 BB / 1 K

1B Max Muncy: 2 for 5 / Home Run / 3 RBIs

RF Matt Olson: 2 for 3 / Home Run / Walk

2B Joey Wendle: 2 for 5 / RBI

CF Jake Smolinski: 1 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

San Antonio Missions    8

LP – Seddon 0-2 / 17.69

HR – Brugman (3), Rosa (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Viosergy Rosa

(Home Run / 2 Walks / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Joel Seddon had another rough outing for the RockHounds, allowing 6 runs in just 3 innings of work to take his 2nd loss on Friday. Designated hitter Viosergy Rosa hit a 2-run homer and drew a pair of walks, while center fielder Jaycob Brugman slugged his 3rd home run, a solo shot, and first baseman Ryon Healy collected 3 hits in the loss.

RHP Joel Seddon: 3 IP / 7 H / 6 ER / 2 BB / 2 K

CF Jaycob Brugman: 1 for 5 / Home Run

1B Ryon Healy: 3 for 5

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Inland Empire 66ers  2

Stockton Ports        3

WP – Bracewell 1-1 / 12.60

HR – Brown (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Seth Brown

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Right fielder Seth Brown homered to put the Ports on the board in the 7th inning and then doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the 9th for Stockton. Left fielder James Harris had 3 hits and singled in the winning run in the 9th as the Ports won in a walk-off on Friday. Starter Zack Erwin allowed just 1 run and struck out 5 over 5 innings of work, while RHP Ben Bracewell got the final four outs to pick up the win for the Ports.

LF James Harris: 3 for 5 / RBI / SB

LHP Zack Erwin: 5 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K

RHP Ben Bracewell: 1 1/3 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

 

Saturday’s Games:

New Orleans @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Inland Empire @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Burlington – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT

 

 

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