Sunday, July 23rd: Schrock’s Big Bat Helps Hounds Sweep Twinbill while Ports Win in a Walk-Off

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Max Schrock (5 for 7 / Home Run / Double / 2 Walks / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Second Baseman Max Schrock (5 for 7 / HR / Double / 2 Walks / 5 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

GAME #1

Corpus Christi Hooks       2

Midland RockHounds  12

WP – Hurlbutt 3-1 / 2.20

HR – Schrock (6)

Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Max Schrock

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

Second baseman Max Schrock had a big game in the first of Midland’s two matches on Sunday. The 22-year-old had 4 hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in 3 runs, and he went 5 for 7 with a pair of walks and 5 RBIs overall in the doubleheader. Catcher Andy Paz had 2 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair, while shortstop Richie Martin singled, doubled and drove in a run for the RockHounds. RHP Dustin Hurlbutt delivered his second straight quality start, allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits over 6 innings of work to earn his 3rd win for Midland.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Nashville Sounds             0

New Orleans Baby Cakes  6

LP – Neal 1-5 / 4.10

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Matt McBride

(3 for 3)

 

The Sounds were shut out on 7 hits on Sunday. First baseman Matt McBride contributed 3 of those hits, while left fielder Renato Nunez and second baseman Franklin Barreto had a pair of hits apiece, and designated hitter Chris Carter went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts in his first game for the Sounds. Starter Zach Neal allowed 1 run in 2 innings of work to take the loss on Sunday.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

GAME #2

Corpus Christi Hooks       1

Midland RockHounds  13

WP – Puk 1-3 / 5.92

HR – Rosa (13), Boyd (3)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Walk / 4 RBIs)

 

Center fielder B.J. Boyd had a big game in the second of Midland’s two matches on Sunday. The 24-year-old had 3 hits, including a home run, drew a walk and drove in 4 runs for the RockHounds. Shortstop Richie Martin singled twice and drove in a pair, while first baseman Viosergy Rosa hit his team-leading 13th home run and drove in 3. Second baseman Branden Cogswell singled, doubled, walked and scored twice, and catcher Sean Murphy and left fielder Tyler Ramirez had a pair of hits apiece for the Hounds. After struggling in his last outing, LHP A.J. Puk turned in a strong start for Midland, allowing 1 run on just 3 hits and striking out 5 over 5 innings of work to earn the win as the RockHounds completed the sweep of Sunday’s doubleheader.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     12

Stockton Ports  13

WP – A.Ruiz 1-1 / 5.32

HR – Siddall (15), M.White (11), Pimentel (7)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Brett Siddall

(4 for 4 / Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

The Ports tied the game in the bottom of the 9th on Sunday and then went on to win it in a walk-off in the 10th. Left fielder Brett Siddall had a big day at the plate, collecting 4 hits, including his team-leading 15th home run, while driving in 3 runs. Right fielder Seth Brown had 3 hits and drove in a run, while designated hitter Sandber Pimentel socked a 2-run homer in the 3rd inning. First baseman Mikey White slugged a grand slam in the 6th to give Stockton the lead, and shortstop Eli White had 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs, including the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to help Stockton win in a walk-off on Sunday. Starter Miguel Romero allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 3 1/3 innings of work, while rehabbing RHP Bobby Wahl walked a pair but struck out the side in the 5th. RHP Brendan Butler surrendered 6 runs over 4 frames, and RHP Armando Ruiz got the final three outs in the top of the 10th to pick up the win for the Ports.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

South Bend Cubs   0

Beloit Snappers    6

WP – S.Martinez 3-5 / 2.86

HR – Nowlin (8), Loehr (3), Rodriguez (2)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Seth Martinez

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

 

The Snappers shut out South Bend on just 2 hits to win their third straight on Sunday. Starter Zack Erwin allowed 2 hits over 4 scoreless frames. He was replaced on the mound by RHP Seth Martinez, who pitched 5 perfect innings in relief to earn his 3rd win for the Snappers. Designated hitter Kyle Nowlin singled, homered, drew a pair of walks and scored twice, while third baseman Trace Loehr had a pair of hits, including a home run, and second baseman J.C. Rodriguez homered and walked for the Snappers.

 

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

Tri-City ValleyCats             5

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

LP – Berube 2-1 / 3.55

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Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Greg Deichmann

(2 for 4 / Triple / RBI)

 

20-year-old Colombian RHP Jean Ruiz made the start on Sunday and was charged with just 1 unearned run over 4 innings of work for the Lake Monsters. This year’s 6th-round draft pick for the A’s, LHP Logan Salow, gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of relief, and RHP Marc Berube surrendered the winning run in the top of the 9th to take the loss on Sunday. This year’s 2nd-round pick, designated hitter Greg Deichmann, had 2 hits, including a triple, and drove in a run, while 11th-round shortstop Ryan Gridley walked and doubled in a run, and 19-year-old Venezuelan second baseman Jesus Lage singled twice and drove in a run in the loss.

 

Monday’s Games:

Nashville @ New Orleans – 8:30am PT / 10:30am CT

Frisco @ Midland – 4:30pm PT / 6:30pm CT

Stockton @ Visalia – 7:00pm PT

South Bend @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

Tri-City @ Vermont – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

AZL A’s @ AZL Royals – 7:00pm PT

 

Max Schrock

Max Schrock

 

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