Monday, June 20th: Overton Leads Sounds to Shutout Win and AZL A’s Drop Season Opener as A’s Draft Picks Make Pro Debuts

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Dillon Overton (7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Round Rock Express  0

Nashville Sounds      4

WP – Overton 8-4 / 3.01

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

(7 1/3 IP / 5 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 6 K / Win)

LHP Dillon Overton delivered another impressive start for the Sounds, striking out 6 over 7 1/3 shutout innings to earn his 8th win on Monday. Overton has now failed to allow a run in his last 25 1/3 innings and has earned the win in each of his last 7 starts for Nashville. RHP Tucker Healy tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to complete the 6-hit shutout and post his 4th save for the Sounds. Center fielder Tyler Ladendorf collected 3 hits, including a double, while catcher Bruce Maxwell double in a pair of runs, and Josh Reddick, serving as the designated hitter and batting second, went 0 for 4 and struck out twice in his first rehab appearance with the Sounds. Meanwhile, the A’s optioned LHP Daniel Coulombe back to Nashville on Monday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       3

Midland RockHounds  2

LP – Hall 0-2 / 5.48

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

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

 

RHP Corey Walter turned in another solid start for the RockHounds, allowing just 2 hits over 5 shutout innings, and he left the game with the lead on Monday. But RHP Kris Hall gave up 3 runs in 2 innings of relief to suffer his 2nd loss for Midland. Left fielder J.P. Sportman had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds.

 

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE  (Class-A Short-Season)

Connecticut Tigers             5

Vermont Lake Monsters  3

LP – Johnson 0-1 / 7.71

HR – Mercedes (1)

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miguel Mercedes

(1 for 4 / Home Run)

 

Starter Kevin Johnson allowed 4 runs over 4 2/3 innings to take the loss in his first game for Vermont after being reassigned from the Snappers. RHP Yordy Alejo tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, while this year’s 8th-round draft pick, LHP Will Gilbert, pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings in his pro debut, and this year’s 9th-round pick, LHP Dalton Sawyer, gave up 1 run in 1 inning of work in his debut. Third baseman Miguel Mercedes hit his 1st home run, while rehabbing catcher Carson Blair singled, doubled and scored a run. Shortstop Eric Marinez doubled in a run, and left fielder Luis Barrera singled in a run in the loss. Along with Gilbert and Sawyer, RHP Marc Berube was also added to the Lake Monsters roster on Monday.

Vermont Lake Monsters Roster

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       1

AZL Angels  4

LP – Nelo 0-1 / 18.00

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Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Ivan Andueza

(5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K)

 

21-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza allowed just 1 unearned run over 5 innings of work and left with the game a 1-1 tie. But RHP Emerson Nelo gave up 2 runs in 1 inning of relief to take the loss as the AZL A’s dropped their season opener on Monday. This year’s 21st-round draft pick, designated hitter Kyle Nowlin collected 2 doubles and a walk in his pro debut, while this year’s 5th-round pick, third baseman JaVon Shelby, had a pair of singles and drove in a run in his debut. 3rd-round pick, catcher Sean Murphy, went 0 for 3, and 7th-round pick, center fielder Tyler Ramirez, went 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts in their first game since signing with the A’s. The AZL A’s roster was updated again late Monday and now includes a total of 37 players – 17 active pitchers, 18 active position players and 1 pitcher and 1 position player on the disabled list.

AZL A’s Roster

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Nashville @ Iowa – 5:08pm PT / 7:08pm CT

Frisco @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

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

 

 

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