Wednesday, June 15th: Overton Wins 7th as Sounds Score 16 and Soto’s HR Seals Doubleheader Sweep for Snappers

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)



Memphis Redbirds    3

Nashville Sounds  16

WP – Overton 7-4 / 3.30

HR – Pinder (7), Ravelo (4)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(7 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

LHP Dillon Overton turned in his third straight quality start on Wednesday, allowing just 2 unearned runs on 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6 to earn his 7th win for the Sounds. And with quality starting pitching options in short supply in Oakland, Overton’s solid string of performances could be coming at just the right time. Nashville’s lineup helped make things a little easier for Overton by exploding for 16 runs on Wednesday. Left fielder Andrew Lambo collected 4 hits, including a triple, and drove in 5 runs, while shortstop Chad Pinder singled twice and slugged his second home run in the last two days, a 2-run shot, for the Sounds. First baseman Rangel Ravelo singled, homered and drove in 3 runs, and third baseman Ryon Healy had 3 hits, including a double, and also drove in 3. Meanwhile, Midland RHP Chris Jensen was promoted to Nashville and RHP James Naile was was reassigned to the RockHounds on Wednesday.

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San Antonio Missions    0

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Sanchez 2-3 / 3.62



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

(4 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 2 K)


Midland shut out San Antonio in a rain-shortened 5-inning contest on Wednesday. Starter Corey Walter tossed 4 scoreless innings before giving way to RHP Jake Sanchez, who got the final three outs to pick up the win. Right fielder Tyler Marincov singled, tripled and drove in 2 runs, while designated hitter Viosergy Rosa singled, doubled, walked and scored twice, and shortstop Franklin Barreto singled in a pair of runs for the RockHounds. And in roster news, long-time Midland RHP Chris Jensen was promoted to Nashville, while RHP James Naile was reassigned to the RockHounds, and catcher Carson Blair was sent to Vermont on a rehab assignment.



Modesto Nuts     1

Stockton Ports  9

WP – Erwin 3-7 / 5.31

HR – Pimentel (10)



Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zack Erwin

(5 IP / 5 H / 1 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)


After struggling for much of the past month, LHP Zach Erwin turned in a solid start for Stockton, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings of work to earn his 3rd win on Wednesday. First baseman Sandber Pimentel collected 4 hits, including his 10th home run and his 11th double, while catcher Argenis Raga tripled, doubled twice and drove in 3 runs, and designated hitter Joe Bennie singled, doubled and drove in a pair for the Ports.




Kane County Cougars  3

Beloit Snappers          7

WP – Tomasovich 1-0 / 6.75



Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Trace Loehr

(2 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)


Starter Kevin Johnson allowed 3 runs over 4 2/3 innings of work, while LHP Andrew Tomasovich tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win. Shortstop Trace Loehr had 2 doubles and drove in a pair to help the Snappers win the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. In other news, RHP Angel Duno landed on the disabled list, while RHP Dustin Driver was activated off the disabled list and assigned to Vermont, and LHP Evan Manarino was added to the roster for the Midwest League All-Star Game.



Kane County Cougars  4

Beloit Snappers          5

WP – Lyons 3-2 / 1.73

HR – Soto (1)



Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Soto

(1 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)


In his first start for the Snappers, RHP Dustin Hurlbutt allowed just 1 run over 4 innings of work, but LHP Jared Lyons picked up the win despite giving up 1 run in 2 innings of relief. First baseman Michael Soto had the big blow for Beloit. With two outs, two men on and the Snappers down by two runs, Soto belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 7th to help Beloit sweep Wednesday’s doubleheader.


In Other News…

The A’s agreed to terms with four more draft picks on Wednesday. 3rd-round catcher Sean Murphy from Wright State, 5th-round third baseman JaVon Shelby out of Kentucky, 7th-round outfielder Tyler Ramirez out of North Carolina, and 14th-round RHP Nolan Blackwood from Memphis are now all in the fold. The complete list of signees is below…

1st Supplemental RHP Daulton Jefferies (UC Berkeley), 3rd C Sean Murphy (Wright State), 5th 3B JaVon Shelby (Kentucky), 6th RHP Brandon Bailey (Gonzaga), 7th OF Tyler Ramirez (North Carolina), 8th LHP Will Gilbert (North Carolina St), 9th LHP Dalton Sawyer (Minnesota), 10th RHP Mitchell Jordan (Stetson), 11th SS Eli White (Clemson), 12th OF Luke Persico (UCLA), 13th 2B Nathan Mondou (Wake Forest), 14th RHP Nolan Blackwood (Memphis), 17th RHP Seth Martinez (Arizona St), 18th C Skyler Weber (Georgia), 19th RHP Sam Gilbert (Kansas), 21st OF Kyle Nowlin (Eastern Kentucky), 22nd C Roger Gonzalez (Winthrop), 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), 33rd C Jarrett Costa (Westmont), 34th SS Casey Thomas (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), 40th SS Brett Bittiger (Pace)


Thursday’s Games:

Memphis @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

San Antonio @ Midland – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Stockton @ High Desert – 7:05pm PT

Wisconsin @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT



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