Friday, July 15th: Olson & Sportman Lead Sounds & Hounds to Victory while Bennie Brothers Help Ports & AZL A’s Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt Olson (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Matt Olson (3 for 4 / HR / Double / Walk / 4 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds   11

El Paso Chihuahuas  4

WP – Kurcz 5-0 / 3.19

HR – Olson (10), Maxwell (7)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Matt Olson

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

With two men on and the game tied in the top of the 8th inning, right fielder Matt Olson ripped a 3-run homer to provide the margin of victory for Nashville on Friday. Olson also singled, doubled, walked and drove in a total of 4 runs in the game. Catcher Bruce Maxwell homered for the second straight night, while center fielder Jaycob Brugman collected 4 hits, including a double, and drove in a run, and left fielder Arismendy Alcantara doubled, singled twice, stole a base and drove in 3. Starter Jesse Hahn allowed 3 runs over 6 innings of work, and RHP Aaron Kurcz picked up the win despite giving up the tying run in the bottom of the 7th as the Sounds won their third straight. In roster news, infielder Ryon Healy was promoted to the A’s, while outfielder Billy Burns was optioned back to Nashville, and RHP Nick Tepesch was designated for assignment. Catcher Carson Blair was given his release and catcher Bryan Anderson rejoined the Sounds from the RockHounds on Friday. Healy went 0 for 4 while batting ninth and playing third base for the A’s in his major league debut on Friday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  5

San Antonio Missions    2

WP – Jensen 6-4 / 4.85

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder J.P. Sportman

(4 for 5 / Double / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

With the game tied and a man on third in the top of the 7th inning on Friday, left fielder J.P. Sportman doubled home the winning run for the RockHounds. Sportman had 4 hits, stole a base and drove in a pair of runs in the game. Shortstop Franklin Barreto singled, doubled, stole a base and drove in 2, and second baseman Yairo Munoz, center fielder Brett Vertigan and designated hitter Viosergy Rosa had a pair of hits apiece for Midland. Starter Chris Jensen allowed 2 runs over 6 innings of work to earn his 6th win, while RHP Jake Sanchez tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Bobby Wahl got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 5th save for the Hounds. And with catcher Bryan Anderson reassigned to the Sounds, catcher Andy Paz returned to the RockHounds roster on Friday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

High Desert Mavericks  7

Stockton Ports           10

WP – Trivino 1-3 / 3.15

HR – Bennie (8)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Joe Bennie

(1 for 2 / Home Run / 2 Walks / 3 RBIs)

 

Designated hitter Joe Bennie belted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the 1st inning to give Stockton an early lead on Friday. He also drew a pair of walks in the game, while third baseman Melvin Mercedes singled, tripled, walked and drove in a pair for the Ports. Starter Heath Fillmyer allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work, while RHP Lou Trivino picked up the win despite giving up a pair of runs in the top of the 9th for Stockton.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  9

Dayton Dragons   5

WP – Murray 4-2 / 4.75

HR – Bolt (3), Rodriguez (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Skye Bolt

(2 for 3 / Home Run / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

Designated hitter Skye Bolt singled, homered, walked and drove in a pair of runs to help the Snappers win on Friday. First baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez singled and homered, while third baseman Edwin Diaz singled, doubled and drove in 3 runs for Beloit. Starter Michael Murray allowed 4 runs over 5 1/3 innings to pick up his 4th win for the Snappers.

 

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

Williamsport Crosscutters  3

Vermont Lake Monsters  6

WP – Chalmers 4-1 / 2.39

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Prospect Of The Game:

PItcher Dakota Chalmers

(5 IP / 4 H / 1 ER / 3 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

Starter Dakota Chalmers allowed just 1 run while striking out 6 over 5 innings of work to earn his 4th win, while RHP Nolan Blackwood tossed a scoreless 9th to notch his 3rd save for the Lake Monsters. Shortstop Eli White singled, doubled and drove in a pair for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Rangers  8

AZL A’s          9

WP – Sanchez 1-0 / 2.70

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Robert Bennie

(4 for 5 / Double / 3 RBIs)

 

Left fielder Robert Bennie collected 4 hits, including a double, and drove in 3 runs, while designated hitter Robert Martinez singled, doubled twice and drove in 3, and first baseman Chris Iriart had a pair of doubles and scored twice for the A’s. Starter Mitchell Jordan gave up 4 runs over 3 2/3 innings of work, while 20-year-old Dominican RHP Miguel Sanchez allowed 1 run in 3 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win in his Arizona League debut, and RHP Emerson Nelo tossed a scoreless 9th to post his 1st save for the A’s on Friday.

 

Saturday’s Games:

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

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

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Bowling Green – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Williamsport @ Vermont – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Dodgers – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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