Saturday, June 11th: Jensen Pitches Hounds to Victory while Brugman Continues Hot Hitting for Sounds & Friedrichs Helps Ports Snap 10-Game Skid

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Chris Jensen (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Chris Jensen (7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

Frisco RoughRiders       1

WP – Jensen 4-4 / 5.22

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Chris Jensen

(7 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K / Win)

One night after the RockHounds snapped their six-game losing streak, RHP Chris Jensen turned in one of his best starts of the season, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits while walking none and striking out 7 over 7 innings of work to earn his 4th win for Midland. RHPs Trey Cochran-Gill and Andres Avila each tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief for the RockHounds. After going 4 for his last 50 with 29 strikeouts, third baseman Matt Chapman had 3 hits on Saturday while driving in a pair of runs, and first baseman Viosergy Rosa singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds          3

Oklahoma City Dodgers  4

LP – Naile 1-1 / 5.73

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Jaycob Brugman

(4 for 5 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

Center fielder Jaycob Brugman had another big night at the plate for Nashville, collecting 2 doubles and 2 singles while driving in a pair of runs for the Sounds. And Brugman has now gone 8 for 13 with 4 doubles, a home run and 7 RBIs over his last 3 games. Second baseman Joey Wendle singled and walked, while catcher Bruce Maxwell had a pair of singles on Saturday. RHP James Naile was promoted from Beloit to make the start in place of RHP Daniel Mengden, who made his major league debut for Oakland on Saturday, and Naile allowed 4 runs over 5 2/3 innings to suffer the loss for the Sounds. And speaking of Mengden, he ended up allowing 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings of work on Saturday to take the loss for the A’s. The winner for Cincinnati was former A’s starting pitcher Dan Straily who, like Mengden, made his major league debut for the A’s after starting the season with Double-A Midland. A’s Farm chatted with Mengden just last month – you can see that interview here

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports    9

Bakersfield Blaze  4

WP – Friedrichs 1-1 / 8.56

HR – Bennie (4)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs

(6 IP / 6 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K / Win)

 

RHP Kyle Friedrichs delivered a solid start on Saturday, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 6 hits while walking none and striking out 7 over 6 innings of work to earn his 1st win for Stockton as the Ports snapped their ten-game losing streak. Designated hitter Sandber Pimentel collected 4 hits, including a double, and drove in 2 runs, while second baseman Joe Bennie, whose brother Robert was drafted by the A’s in the 24th round on Saturday, had 3 hits, including his 4th home run, and drove in 3 runs for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers        6

Clinton LumberKings  7

LP – Berube 0-1 / 6.75

HR – Siddall (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Siddall

(2 for 5 / Home Run)

 

The Snappers lost in 11 innings on Saturday. RHP Boomer Biegalski had his second straight rough start, allowing 5 runs, 3 earned, on 10 hits in just 4 innings of work. Right fielder Brett Siddall homered in the top of the 8th to tie the game, but RHP Marc Berube surrendered the winning run on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to take the loss as Clinton won in a walk-off on Saturday. Catcher Jordan Devencenzi had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair for the Snappers.

 

In Other News…

The amateur draft wrapped up its third and final day on Saturday. The A’s selected 30 players – 11 pitchers and 19 position players – to add to the 8 pitchers and 3 position players the team took on Thursday and Friday. You can find our rundown of the A’s top 11 picks from the first two days of the draft here, and our interview with the team’s second overall pick, RHP Daulton Jefferies from Cal, here, while Saturday’s 11th through 40th-round selections for the A’s are listed below…

11th SS Eli White (Clemson), 12th OF Luke Persico (UCLA), 13th 2B Nathan Mondou (Wake Forest), 14th RHP Nolan Blackwood (Memphis), 15th LHP Ty Damron (Texas Tech), 16th OF Anthony Churlin (Island Coast HS-FL), 17th RHP Seth Martinez (Arizona St), 18th C Skyler Weber (Georgia), 19th RHP Sam Gilbert (Kansas), 20th RHP Brigham Hill (Texas A&M)

21st OF Kyle Nowlin (Eastern Kentucky), 22nd C Roger Gonzalez (Winthrop), 23rd RHP Christian Lindsay-Young (Niagara CC), 24th OF Robert Bennie (East Stroudsburg), 25th OF Jeramiah McCray (Martin Luther King HS-CA), 26th 1B Charley Gould (William & Mary), 27th OF Cole Gruber (Nebraska-Omaha), 28th 2B Josh Vidales (Houston), 29th RHP Matt Milburn (Wofford), 30th RHP Nick Highberger (Creighton)

31st RHP Sam Sheehan (Westmont), 32nd C Collin Theroux (Oklahoma State), 33rd C Jarrett Costa (Westmont), 34th SS Casey Thomas (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), 35th LHP Daniel Rafferty (Bucknell), 36th RHP Brady Schanuel (Parkland), 37th OF Michael Farley (Chico HS-CA), 38th OF Matthew Frazier (Clovis North HS-CA), 39th SS Shane Martinez (John W North HS-CA), 40th SS Brett Bittiger (Pace)

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ Oklahoma City – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Midland @ Frisco – 4:05pm PT / 6:05pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:45pm PT

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

 

 

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