Friday, April 14th: Snappers Snap Skid behind Theroux’s Big Bat while Puk Impresses in Ports’ Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Catcher Collin Theroux (3 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Catcher Collin Theroux (3 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Peoria Chiefs        4

Beloit Snappers  5

WP – Sawyer 1-1 / 2.35

HR – Theroux 2 (2), Mercedes (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Collin Theroux

(3 for 3 / 2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

After going 0 for 12 to start the season, catcher Collin Theroux came through in a big way for the Snappers on Friday. Last year’s 32nd-round draft pick for the A’s hit a 2-run homer to tie the game in the 2nd inning, then tagged another 2-run shot to tie the game again in the 7th. Designated hitter Miguel Mercedes then slugged a solo shot in the 8th to provide the winning run and help the Snappers snap their five-game losing streak on Friday. Starter Boomer Biegalski allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, in 4 innings of work, while his tandem-pitching partner, LHP Dalton Sawyer, was outstanding in relief, striking out 7 over 4 scoreless frames to earn his 1st win for the Snappers.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Oklahoma City Dodgers  3

Nashville Sounds          2

LP – Wahl 0-1 / 0.00

HR – Olson (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Cesar Valdez

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

 

RHP Cesar Valdez, signed as a minor league free agent in the offseason, turned in his second straight strong start for the Sounds. The 32-year-old was charged with just 1 run while walking none and striking out 7 over 5 innings of work on Friday. But with the game tied 1-1 in the top of the 9th, an error by left fielder Matt McBride led to two unearned runs and ended up making a hard-luck loser out of RHP Bobby Wahl. First baseman Matt Olson slugged his first home run of the season, a solo shot, in the bottom of the 9th, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Sounds for dropping their third straight on Friday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  0

Tulsa Drillers                  3

LP – Friedrichs 0-2 / 7.11

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ben Bracewell

(4 IP / 1 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 3 K)

 

The RockHounds were shut out on just 4 hits on Friday. Designated hitter Joe Bennie had a pair of singles, while left fielder Brett Vertigan doubled and walked in the loss. Starter Kyle Friedrichs was charged with 3 runs, just 1 earned, in 3 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss, while his tandem-starting mate, RHP Ben Bracewell, was solid in relief, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk over 4 scoreless frames on Friday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports    2

San Jose Giants   3

LP – Hurlbutt 1-1 / 5.68

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Puk

(4 IP / 1 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 7 K)

 

Starter Dustin Hurlbutt allowed 2 runs over 3 1/3 innings to suffer his 1st loss for Stockton on Friday. His tandem-pitching partner, LHP A.J. Puk, was impressive again for the Ports, allowing just 1 hit and 1 run while walking none and striking out 7 in 4 innings of relief. And last year’s top draft pick for the A’s has now given up just 1 run and struck out 13 over 8 innings for Stockton so far this season. Left fielder Tyler Ramirez doubled and walked, while shortstop Eli White had 3 hits for the Ports in the loss.

 

Saturday’s Games:

Colorado Springs @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ Tulsa – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Stockton @ San Jose – 5:00pm PT

Peoria @ Beloit – 2:00pm PT / 4:00pm CT

 

 

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