Sunday, May 21st: Cotton Leads Sounds to Shutout Win while Fillmyer Pitches Hounds to Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jharel Cotton (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 9 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Pitcher Jharel Cotton (7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 9 K / Win)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds         4

Sacramento River Cats  0

WP – Cotton 2-0 / 2.25

HR – Olson (10)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Jharel Cotton

(7 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 9 K / Win)

The Sounds shut out Sacramento for the second time in their last three games on Sunday. Starter Jharel Cotton delivered an impressive outing for Nashville, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 9 over 7 shutout innings to earn the win in his second appearance since being sent to the Sounds. RHP Michael Brady tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief to close out the 3-hit shutout on Sunday. First baseman Matt Olson had a big day at the plate, collecting 4 hits, including a home run and a double, while driving in 3 runs for Nashville. Third baseman Matt Chapman singled and doubled, while left fielder Kenny Wilson had a pair of hits and drove in a run, and center fielder Jaycob Brugman singled, walked and scored a run as the Sounds won for the third time in their last four games on Sunday.

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

San Antonio Missions    1

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Fillmyer 2-2 / 3.20

HR – Martin (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Heath Fillmyer

(6 1/3 IP / 8 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / Win)

 

After allowing 4 runs in his last appearance, RHP Heath Fillmyer turned in a strong start for the RockHounds on Sunday, tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings to earn the win in his longest outing of the season for Midland. RHP Sam Bragg threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, while LHP Brandon Mann gave up 1 run in the 9th to end the shutout bid. Shortstop Richie Martin smacked a 2-run homer, while third baseman Jordan Tarsovich tripled in a pair of runs, and right fielder Tyler Marincov walked, stole a base and singled in the RockHounds’ first run in Sunday’s win.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Lake Elsinore Storm  4

Stockton Ports         5

WP – Biegalski 2-1 / 6.00

HR – Brown (9), Murphy (4), Siddall (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Boomer Biegalski

(4 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 0 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

Stockton starter Dustin Hurlbutt surrendered 3 runs over 5 innings of work, but RHP Boomer Biegalski was solid in relief, allowing just 1 run while walking none and striking out 6 over 4 frames to pick up his 2nd win for the Ports. Right fielder Seth Brown slugged a solo shot in the 4th, while catcher Sean Murphy drilled a 2-run drive later in the same inning to tie the game. Left fielder Brett Siddall then belted a solo blast in the 7th to provide the winning run for the Ports, and center fielder Tyler Ramirez contributed 3 hits and stole a base as Stockton won its second straight against Lake Elsinore on Sunday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Beloit Snappers  6

Peoria Chiefs        7

LP – Zambrano 0-1 / 7.20

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Mike Martin

(2 for 3 / 2 RBIs)

 

RHP Brendan Butler had a rare rough start for the Snappers on Sunday, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 innings of work. He left with the game a 4-4 tie, but RHP Jesus Zambrano surrendered 3 runs in 2 innings of relief to suffer the loss. Center fielder Luis Barrera singled, tripled and scored a run, while shortstop Eric Marinez walked, doubled in a run and scored twice, and left fielder Mike Martin had 2 hits and drove in a pair as the Snappers lost their second straight at Peoria.

 

Monday’s Games:

Nashville @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT / 9:05pm CT

San Antonio @ Midland – 9:00am PT / 11:00am CT

Lake Elsinore @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Wisconsin @ Beloit – 4:30 PT / 6:30pm CT

 

Jharel Cotton

Jharel Cotton

 

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