Wednesday, April 26th: Mercedes Helps Snappers Win 5th Straight while Schrock Homers in Hounds’ Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Miguel Mercedes (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers First Baseman Miguel Mercedes (3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  4

Beloit Snappers        5

WP – Milburn 2-1 / 6.75

HR – Mercedes (5)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Miguel Mercedes

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double / 2 RBIs)

After squandering a 4-run lead, the Snappers came back to win in a walk-off and notch the team’s fifth straight victory on Wednesday. Beloit put 4 runs on the board in the 1st inning thanks to a 2-run double from designated hitter Kyle Nowlin and a 2-run homer by first baseman Miguel Mercedes. Starter Brandon Bailey allowed just 1 run over 4 innings of work, while LHP Will Gilbert was charged with 1 unearned run in 1 inning of relief, and RHP Matt Milburn threw 3 scoreless frames before giving up 2 runs in the top of the 9th to tie the game. Mercedes then singled to lead things off in the bottom of the 9th, moved to third on second baseman Trace Loehr’s single, and then came around to score the winning run on third baseman Edwin Diaz’s RBI single to bring the game to a victorious end for Beloit. Milburn picked up the win, while Mercedes singled, doubled, homered, drove in a pair and scored the winning run for the Snappers. In other news, outfielder Mike Martin was activated from the disabled list while outfielder Luis Barrera was placed on the DL on Wednesday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  3

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

LP – Fillmyer 0-2 / 3.71

HR – Schrock (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Max Schrock

(1 for 3 / Home Run / Walk)

 

Starter Heath Fillmyer allowed 3 runs, 2 earned, over 4 innings of work to suffer his 2nd loss on Wednesday, while his tandem-starting mate, RHP Joel Seddon, surrendered 2 runs in 4 frames of relief for the RockHounds. Second baseman Max Schrock socked his 2nd home run in the 2nd inning, while left fielder J.P. Sportman singled, walked twice, drove in a run and stole a base. First baseman Joe Bennie had a pair of singles and a walk, and third baseman Jean Carlo Rodriguez singled, doubled and scored a run for the RockHounds in the loss.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lancaster JetHawks  2

Stockton Ports         1

LP – Blackwood 0-1 / 0.00

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dustin Hurlbutt

(3 2/3 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 0 BB / 5 K)

 

Stockton lost a 1-run game to Lancaster in the 9th inning on Wednesday. The Ports scored 1 run on just 4 hits. Center fielder Skye Bolt tripled and scored on left fielder Tyler Ramirez’s sacrifice fly in the 6th, while right fielder Seth Brown, first baseman Chris Iriart and third baseman Mikey White all singled in the loss. Starter Evan Manarino allowed 1 run over 4 innings of work, while his tandem-pitching partner, RHP Dustin Hurlbutt, was outstanding in relief, throwing 3 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out 5 in his best outing so far this season. But RHP Nolan Blackwood put the winning run on in the top of the 9th when he allowed a double to the leadoff batter, who eventually came around to score on a passed ball by catcher Iolana Akau, and Blackwood ended up suffering his 1st loss of the season for Stockton.

 

Thursday’s Games:

New Orleans @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ Corpus Christi – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

Lancaster @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Beloit @ Kane County – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

 

Miguel Mercedes

Miguel Mercedes

 

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