Thursday, June 16th: Friedrichs Pitches Ports to Victory while Pinder & Healy Homer in Sounds Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs (7 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs (7 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports             6

High Desert Mavericks  4

WP – Friedrichs 2-1 / 6.97

HR – Pimentel (11)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Kyle Friedrichs

(7 IP / 7 H / 3 ER / 0 BB / 5 K / Win)

After suffering a disastrous debut for Stockton, RHP Kyle Friedrichs turned in his third straight quality start on Thursday, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits while walking none and striking out 5 over 7 innings of work to earn his his 2nd win for the Ports. And Friedrichs has now struck out 23 while failing to allow a walk in 19 innings over his last 3 starts for Stockton. LHP Cody Stull tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, while RHP Carlos Navas picked up the save despite allowing 1 run in the bottom of the 9th. First baseman Sander Pimentel homered for the second straight night, slugging a 2-run shot in the top of the 8th, while left fielder James Harris doubled in the go-ahead run in the 8th, and center fielder B.J. Boyd singled, doubled and drove in the first run of the game for the Ports. Meanwhile, Stockton LHP Victor Veliz was reassigned to the Snappers on Thursday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Memphis Redbirds   5

Nashville Sounds   2

LP – Jensen 0-1 / 6.00

HR – Pinder (8), Healy (5)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Third Base Ryon Healy

(2 for 4 / Home Run)

 

Third baseman Ryon Healy had a pair of hits, including his 5th home run for the Sounds and his 13th on the season, which is more than anyone in the A’s minor league system except for Midland’s Matt Chapman. Designated hitter Chad Pinder homered for the third straight day, while catcher Bruce Maxwell had a pair of hits for the Sounds. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work to take the loss in his Triple-A debut, while RHP Liam Hendriks gave up 1 run in 2 innings of relief in his third rehab appearance for the Sounds.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    4

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Naile 0-1 / 6.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Vertigan

(3 for 5)

 

RHP James Naile allowed 4 runs over 6 innings of work to suffer the loss in his first start for the RockHounds on Thursday. Center fielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, while left fielder J.P. Sportman doubled, walked and swiped a pair of bases. Third baseman Matt Chapman singled and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and shortstop Franklin Barreto, designated hitter Beau Taylor and right fielder Tyler Marincov had a pair of hits apiece in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  14

Beloit Snappers                  0

LP – Biegalski 4-3 / 3.33

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Miguel Guzman

(1 for 3)

 

The Snappers were shut out on just 3 hits on Thursday. Catcher Miguel Guzman, second baseman Trace Loehr and center fielder Mike Martin all singled for Beloit. Starter Boomer Biegalski allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 6 innings of work to suffer his 3rd loss. Meanwhile, LHP Victor Veliz was reassigned from Stockton to the Snappers on Thursday.

 

In Other News…

The A’s agreed to terms with the team’s top two high school draft picks on Thursday – 4th-round RHP Skylar Szynski from Indiana and 16th-round outfielder Anthony Churlin from Florida. The A’s have now come to terms with 17 of their 21 picks from the first 20 rounds of the draft. The complete list of signees is below…

1st Supplemental RHP Daulton Jefferies (UC Berkeley), 3rd C Sean Murphy (Wright State), 4th RHP Skylar Szynski (Penn HS-IN), 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), 16th OF Anthony Churlin (Island Coast HS-FL), 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)

 

Friday’s Games:

Round Rock @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

San Antonio @ Midland (Game #1) – 3:00pm PT / 5:00pm CT

San Antonio @ Midland (Game #2)

Stockton @ High Desert – 7:05pm PT

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

Vermont @ Lowell – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

 

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