Saturday, August 27th: Bolt’s 2 HRs Help Snappers Win 4th Straight while Overton Pitches Sounds to Victory & Henderson Alvarez Returns to Action in Arizona

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (2 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / Walk)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Outfielder Skye Bolt (2 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / Walk)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers          5

Kane County Cougars  2

WP – Duno 7-6 / 2.64

HR – Siddall (9), Bolt 2 (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Skye Bolt

(2 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / Walk)

After going 0 for 16 over his last 6 games, center fielder Skye Bolt broke out in a big way for Beloit on Saturday, belting a pair of home runs to help the Snappers win their fourth straight. Both were solo shots, with the first coming in the 4th inning to give his team a 1-run advantage and the second coming in the 6th to add to the lead. Right fielder Brett Siddall slugged a 2-run homer, while third baseman Trace Loehr had 4 hits, including a double, stole a base and scored twice, and second baseman Trent Gilbert singled, doubled and drove in a run for Beloit. After a couple of rough starts, RHP Angel Duno was outstanding on Saturday, allowing just 1 run while striking out 5 over 5 innings of work to earn his 7th win, while RHP Nolan Blackwood got the final four outs to post his 1st save for the Snappers.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds   2

Memphis Redbirds   1

WP – Overton 13-5 / 3.29

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dillon Overton

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

 

After clinching the division title on Friday, the Sounds came back to win again on Saturday. LHP Dillon Overton delivered an impressive start, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work to earn his 13th win, which is the second most in the league. Rehabbing LHP Sean Doolittle tossed 1 scoreless inning in relief, while RHP Carlos Navas got the final six outs to earn his 1st save for the Sounds. First baseman Matt Olson collected 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, while second baseman Joey Wendle singled, doubled and drove in a pair, and center fielder B.J. Boyd singled in the 3rd and the 5th to notch his first 2 hits for Nashville.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       3

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Seddon 9-8 / 4.39

HR – Taylor (5)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Beau Taylor

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 4 RBIs)

 

Designated hitter Beau Taylor had 3 hits, including a 3-run homer in the 5th inning to give the Hounds the lead, and he ended up driving in 4 of Midland’s 5 runs on the day. Shortstop Franklin Barreto had a pair of doubles, drove in a run and scored twice in the win. Thanks to a pair of errors in the 2nd inning, starter Joel Seddon allowed 3 runs, all unearned, over 6 innings of work and he wound up earning his 9th win, while RHP Sam Bragg tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Kyle Finnegan got the final three outs in the 9th to notch his 5th save for the RockHounds.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports   12

Bakersfield Blaze  5

WP – Holmes 10-7 / 4.73

HR – Brown (7), Iriart (2), Raga (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Iriart

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Walk / 5 RBIs)

 

First baseman Chris Iriart clubbed a 3-run homer in the top of the 5th inning to break a 2-2 tie and give Stockton a 3-run lead on Saturday. Iriart also singled and walked in the game, while catcher Argenis Raga ripped a 3-run homer in the 9th. Center fielder Seth Brown slugged a solo shot in the 3rd, and right fielder Justin Higley singled, tripled, drove in a run and scored twice in the win. RHP Grant Holmes had his best start for Stockon, allowing 2 runs while striking out 6 over 5 innings of work to earn the win, while RHP Joey Wagman picked up his 2nd save for the Ports despite allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, in 2 innings of relief on Saturday.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  2

Connecticut Tigers           11

LP – Andueza 2-3 / 5.03

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Ramirez

(2 for 3 / Triple / Walk / 2 Runs)

 

21-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza had a rough start for Vermont on Saturday, allowing 5 runs over 4 innings of work to suffer his 3rd loss for the Lake Monsters. Right fielder Tyler Ramirez singled, tripled, walked and scored twice, while third baseman JaVon Shelby doubled in a run in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL Rangers  4

AZL A’s          2

LP – Kelliher 0-1 / 13.50

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Cole Gruber

(1 for 3 / Double / 2 Walks / 3 Stolen Bases)

 

RHP Henderson Alvarez allowed 1 hit and struck out 1 in 1 scoreless inning of work in his first appearance since being sidelined with shoulder soreness a little more than two months ago. Rehabbing RHP Dustin Driver followed with 3 scoreless innings in relief, but RHP Branden Kelliher surrendered 4 runs in 1 2/3 frames to take the loss. Right fielder Cole Gruber doubled, walked twice and stole 3 bases to tie him for the league lead with 26, while second baseman Josh Vidales walked and doubled in a run, and third baseman Casey Thomas had a pair of hits in the loss.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Nashville @ Memphis – 12:05pm PT / 2:05pm CT

Frisco @ Midland – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Stockton @ Bakersfield – 7:15pm PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 11:00am PT / 1:00pm CT

Vermont @ Connecticut – 1:05pm PT / 4:05pm ET

AZL Cubs @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

 

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