Saturday, June 4th: Joey Wendle’s Grand Slam Helps Sounds Win while Angel Duno Pitches Snappers to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Second Baseman Joey Wendle (3 for 5 / Grand Slam / 5 RBI)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds       13

Omaha Storm Chasers  5

WP – Overton 5-4 / 3.98

HR – Wendle (6), Lambo (4), McBride (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joey Wendle

(3 for 5 / Grand Slam / 5 RBIs)

With Nashville holding a slim 1-run lead in the 3rd inning, second baseman Joey Wendle stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and slugged a grand slam and the Sounds never looked back as they rolled to a 13-5 victory over Omaha on Saturday. Wendle also had a pair of singles and drove in a total of 5 runs in the game. Catcher Matt McBride followed Wendle’s big blast in the 3rd with a solo shot of his own, while left fielder Andrew Lambo launched his 4th home run in the 4th, and first baseman Rangel Ravelo reached base 4 times, on a pair of singles, a double and a walk, while driving in 2 runs. Starter Dillon Overton was solid, allowing 3 runs over 7 innings of work to earn his 5th win for Sounds. And in other news, the A’s recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe and optioned RHP Andrew Triggs back to Nashville on Saturday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Tulsa Drillers                  4

Midland RockHounds  3

LP – Finnegan 0-1 / 3.38

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

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

 

RHP Corey Walter turned in another solid outing as he transitions from a bullpen role into the starting rotation for the RockHounds. Walter allowed just 1 run over 4 innings of work on Saturday. The lead see-sawed back and forth but, with the game tied in the top of the 9th, RHP Kyle Finnegan surrendered the winning run to take the loss for the RockHounds. Left fielder J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits, while right fielder Tyler Marincov and center fielder Brett Vertigan both singles in runs in the loss.

RHP Kyle Finnegan: 1 IP / 2 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K

LF J.P. Sportman: 2 for 4

RF Tyler Marincov: 1 for 4 / RBI

CF Brett Vertigan: 1 for 4 / RBI

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   8

Stockton Ports   3

LP – Erwin 2-6 / 5.16

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Joe Bennie

(4 for 4 / RBI)

 

LHP Zack Erwin had another shaky start for Stockton, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, over 7 innings of work to suffer his 6th loss on Saturday. Second baseman Joe Bennie had another big night at the plate, collecting 4 hits and driving in Stockton’s first run of the night, while right fielder Seth Brown doubled and drove in 2 runs, and shortstop Mikey White and first baseman Sandber Pimentel had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports.

LHP Zack Erwin: 7 IP / 7 H / 6 R / 5 ER / 2 BB / 2 K

RF Seth Brown: 1 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs

SS Mikey White: 2 for 4

1B Sandber Pimentel: 2 for 3 / Walk

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  1

Beloit Snappers        5

WP – Duno 4-3 / 2.39

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Angel Duno

(7 1/3 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

RHP Angel Duno turned in his third straight strong start for the Snappers on Saturday, allowing just 1 run over 7 1/3 innings to earn his 4th win for Beloit. Right fielder Brett Siddall singled, doubled and drove in 2 runs, while designated hitter Michael Soto collected 3 hits and a walk in his season debut for Beloit, and center fielder Mike Martin had 2 hits and drove in a pair in his first game for the Snappers.

RF Brett Siddall: 2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs

DH Michael Soto: 3 for 3 / Walk / SB

CF Mike Martin: 2 for 3 / Walk / 2 RBIs

1B Ryan Howell: 2 for 4

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ Omaha – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Tulsa @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 2:09pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

 

 

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