Thursday, July 14th: Harris & Maxwell Lead Ports & Sounds to Victory while Hounds Fall despite Seddon’s Solid Effort

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder James Harris (3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs / Stolen Base)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Outfielder James Harris (3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

High Desert Mavericks  5

Stockton Ports           10

WP – Stalcup 3-0 / 6.57

HR – Harris (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder James Harris

(3 for 5 / Home Run / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs / Stolen Base)

Left fielder James Harris had a big night at the plate to help the Ports prevail on Thursday. The 22-year-old Oakland native homered for the second straight night, doubled twice, stole a base and drove in 4 runs, and the California League all-star is now hitting .375 with 3 home runs and 8 RBIs over his last 7 games for Stockton. Second baseman Mikey White had a pair of hits and drove in 3, while shortstop Richie Martin doubled in 2 runs, and catcher Argenis Raga and center fielder Seth Brown had a pair of hits apiece for the Ports. Starter Matt Stalcup was a little shaky for Stockton, allowing 5 runs over 5 innings of work, but he still ended up picking up the win for the Ports. RHP Casey Meisner threw 4 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 1st save for Stockton.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds   13

El Paso Chihuahuas  3

WP – Tepesch 8-3 / 3.96

HR – Nunez (13), Olson (9), Wendle (9), Maxwell (6), Brugman (5)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Bruce Maxwell

(4 for 5 / Home Run / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

19 hits, including 5 home runs, helped the Sounds coast to victory in their first game back after the all-star break on Thursday. Catcher Bruce Maxwell led the attack, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and a double, while driving in 3 runs, and Maxwell now has 8 hits in his last 10 at-bats for the Sounds to raise his season average to .297. Center fielder Jaycob Brugman belted a 3-run homer, while second baseman Joey Wendle and third baseman Renato Nunez both tagged 2-run homers, and first baseman Matt Olson slugged a solo shot for the Sounds. Starter Nick Tepesch allowed 2 runs, just 1 earned, over 5 innings of work to pick up the win on Thursday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  1

San Antonio Missions    3

LP – Seddon 3-8 / 5.58

HR – Marincov (6)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Joel Seddon

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

 

RHP Joel Seddon turned in his fourth straight quality start for the RockHounds, allowing 2 runs, just 1 earned, on 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 6 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Thursday. Right fielder Tyler Marincov homered, singled and drew a pair of walks in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  6

Dayton Dragons   8

LP – Ruiz 2-4 / 4.86

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Jose Chavez

(1 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

Starter Evan Manarino allowed 3 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHP Dustin Driver gave up 3 runs in the 6th inning, and RHP Armando Ruiz surrendered 2 runs in the 7th to suffer the loss for the Snappers. Designated hitter Jose Chavez doubled in a pair of runs in the loss.

 

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

Williamsport Crosscutters  6

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

LP – Butler 1-1 / 1.97

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Nate Mondou

(2 for 3 / Walk / Run)

 

This year’s 6th-round draft pick for the A’s, RHP Brandon Bailey, made his debut for Vermont on Thursday, throwing 32 pitches over 1 2/3 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits and striking out 4. RHP Brendan Butler gave up 5 runs, 4 earned, over 6 innings of work, to suffer his 1st loss for the Lake Monsters. 13th-round second baseman Nate Mondou continued his solid hitting for Vermont, collecting a pair of hits while also drawing a walk and scoring a run, and Mondou is now hitting .400 over his first 50 at-bats for the Lake Monsters. Designated hitter Eric Marinez singled in a pair of runs in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s       6

AZL Giants  4

WP – Camacho 1-0 / 2.19

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Joseph Camacho

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

 

18-year-old Venezuelan RHP Oscar Tovar allowed 3 runs, just 2 earned, over 5 innings of work, while 19-year-old Dominican RHP Wandisson Charles gave up 6 walks and was charged with 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and 22-year-old RHP Joseph Camacho, whom the A’s signed last month as a free agent out of Alabama State after he went undrafted, tossed 2 hitless innings in relief to earn his first professional victory on Thursday. Shortstop Jesus Lage tripled and scored twice, while center fielder Jeramiah McCray singled in the tying run in the top of the 9th inning for the A’s.

 

Friday’s Games:

Nashville @ El Paso – 6:05pm PT / 8:05pm CT

Midland @ San Antonio – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

High Desert @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Dayton – 4:00pm PT / 6:00pm CT

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

AZL Rangers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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