Sunday, June 18th: Taylor’s HR Helps Hounds Win while Ports & Snappers Come Up Short

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Catcher Beau Taylor (2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Catcher Beau Taylor (2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  2

Frisco RoughRiders       1

WP – Trivino 7-1 / 2.43

HR – Taylor (2)

Prospect Of The Game:

Catcher Beau Taylor

(2 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

Catcher Beau Taylor drove in both RockHounds runs to help Midland win the first game of their road trip in Frisco on Father’s Day. The 27-year-old backstop singled in the 6th inning to bring home the RockHounds’ first run, then slugged his 2nd home run of the season with the game tied in the top of the 9th to provide the margin of victory for Midland. Designated hitter B.J. Boyd doubled and walked, while second baseman Max Schrock went 0 for 4 in his return from the disabled list on Sunday. Starter Heath Fillmyer allowed 1 run over 5 2/3 frames, while RHP Lou Trivino tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to earn his 7th win, and RHP Carlos Navas got the final three outs to register his 2nd save for the RockHounds. In other news, RHP Tyler Sturdevant was reassigned from the Sounds to the RockHounds on Sunday. And top pitching prospect A.J. Puk is set to make his first start for Midland on Monday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

New Orleans Baby Cakes

Nashville Sounds

(POSTPONED)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Stockton Ports         1

Lake Elsinore Storm  2

LP – Butler 1-1 / 2.16

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brendan Butler

(5 IP / 3 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 9 K)

 

Starter Brendan Butler looked strong again for Stockton, allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits while tying a career-high with 9 strikeouts, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Sunday. RHP Boomer Biegalski threw 3 scoreless innings in relief for the Ports. Shortstop Eli White singled twice and drove in Stockton’s sole run, while third baseman Josh Vidales singled, walked and stole a base, and left fielder Tyler Ramirez had a pair of hits for the Ports. Meanwhile, RHP Dustin Hurlbutt was reassigned from Stockton to the Sounds on Sunday.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  5

Beloit Snappers                3

LP – Alejo 2-2 / 3.97

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Bailey

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

 

RHP Brandon Bailey had another solid start for the Snappers, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits while striking out 5 over 5 frames, and he left with the game a 2-2 tie on Sunday. But a pair of infield errors led to RHP Yordys Alejo being charged with 2 unearned runs in the top of the 8th inning to suffer the loss. Third baseman Eric Marinez singled, doubled and drove in a run in the bottom of the 6th to briefly give Beloit the lead, while first baseman Miguel Mercedes singled twice, and second baseman Nate Mondou walked and singled in a pair of runs for the Snappers in the loss.

 

Monday’s Games:

New Orleans @ Nashville (Game #1) – 3:05pm PT / 5:05pm CT

New Orleans @ Nashville (Game #2)

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

Vermont @ Lowell – 3:35pm PT / 6:35pm ET

 

Beau Taylor

Beau Taylor

 

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