Friday, May 6th: Heath Fillmyer Pitches Ports to Victory while Matt Chapman Hits League-Leading 9th HR in Hounds Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Heath Fillmyer (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Heath Fillmyer (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts      0

Stockton Ports  7

WP – Fillmyer 3-1 / 3.86

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

2014’s 5th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Heath Fillmyer, turned in his best start so far this season for Stockton, allowing just 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5 over 6 shutout innings to earn his 3rd win on Friday. RHP Lou Trivino tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Koby Gauna got the final three outs in the 9th to complete the 3-hit shutout for Stockton. Center fielder B.J. Boyd had a big night at the plate, reaching base 5 times, on a walk, a double and 3 singles, while also driving in a pair of runs, and second baseman Joe Bennie had 2 hits and 2 walks and drove in 3 for the Ports.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Memphis Redbirds   7

Nashville Sounds   6

LP – Overton 1-3 / 4.68

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Renato Nunez

(3 for 4 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

LHP Dillon Overton had a rough start for the Sounds on Friday, allowing 7 runs over 6 innings of work, but most of the damage came thanks to 2 home runs, including a grand slam in the 2nd inning. Designated hitter Renato Nunez had 3 hits, including a double, walked and drove in a run, and Nunez is now 7 for his last 19 and is batting .292 on the season. Catcher Bruce Maxwell walked and doubled to clear the bases in the bottom of the 2nd, while first baseman Rangel Ravelo had a pair of hits and a walk as the Sounds dropped their fourth straight. And with Tyler Ladendorf returning to Nashville from Oakland, catcher Bryan Anderson was reassigned to Vermont’s roster on Friday.

LHP Dillon Overton: 6 IP / 11 H / 7 ER / 1 BB / 3 K

C Bruce Maxwell: 1 for 3 / Double / Walk / 3 RBIs

1B Rangel Ravelo: 2 for 3 / Walk

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

Midland RockHounds  3

LP – Walter 0-1 / 3.32

HR – Chapman (9)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Matt Chapman

(Home Run)

 

RHP Corey Walter made his second start in place of recently-promoted RHP Daniel Mengden on Friday and allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, in just 4 innings of work to take the loss. Third baseman Matt Chapman smacked his league-leading 9th home run, while first baseman Viosergy Rosa doubled in a run for the RockHounds in the bottom of the 1st and Franklin Barreto, who exited Thursday’s game early after fouling a ball off his leg, struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance in the 9th.

RHP Corey Walter: 4 IP / 5 H / 4 R / 3 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

1B Viosergy Rosa: 1 for 4 / Double / RBI

C Beau Taylor: 1 for 3 / Walk

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers   1

South Bend Cubs  6

LP – Friedrichs 2-2 / 2.01

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Trent Gilbert

(2 for 4)

 

Starter Kyle Friedrichs allowed 2 runs over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss as the Snappers dropped their third straight on Friday. Designated hitter Trent Gilbert had a pair of hits, and shortstop Trace Loehr and left fielder Justin Higley both doubled in the loss.

RHP Kyle Friedrichs: 4 2/3 IP / 5 H / 2 ER / 0 BB / 2 K

SS Trace Loehr: 1 for 4 / Double

LF Justin Higley: 1 for 4 / Double

 

Saturday’s Games:

Memphis @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ Frisco – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ South Bend – 4:05 PT / 6:05pm CT

 

 

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