Saturday, August 12th: Sawyer Leads Stockton to Shutout Win while Gossett K’s 10 in Sounds’ Loss

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dalton Sawyer (5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Stockton Ports Pitcher Dalton Sawyer (5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Visalia Rawhide   0

Stockton Ports   4

WP – Sawyer 3-4 / 3.22

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Dalton Sawyer

(5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 5 K / Win)

Stockton shut out Visalia on 5 hits to win its third straight on Saturday. Starter Dalton Sawyer was outstanding, striking out 5 while throwing 5 scoreless innings to earn his 3rd win for the Ports, and last year’s 9th-round draft pick for the A’s has now allowed just 4 earned runs while striking out 23 over his last 20 innings for Stockton. RHPs Joey Wagman, Miguel Romero and Kyle Friedrichs combined to throw 4 scoreless frames in relief to complete the shutout on Saturday. First baseman Mikey White walked and doubled with the bases loaded to drive in 3 runs, and designated hitter Jake Smolinski went 0 for 2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch in his first rehab appearance for the Ports. Meanwhile, LHP Andrew Tomasovich was activated from the disabled list while LHP Jared Lyons landed on the DL for Stockton on Saturday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Memphis Redbirds   6

Nashville Sounds   1

LP – Gossett 3-4 / 3.71

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Gossett

(6 IP / 6 H / 2 ER / 1 BB / 10 K)

 

RHP Daniel Gossett delivered an outstanding start for the Sounds, allowing 2 runs while striking out 10 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Saturday. Nashville scored 1 run on just 3 hits, and second baseman Franklin Barreto singled in the Sounds’ sole run in the loss.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  4

Arkansas Travelers        5

LP – Mann 3-6 / 3.88

HR – Sportman (9)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(4 for 5 / RBI)

 

Midland starter Casey Meisner was charged with 3 runs over 4 2/3 frames, while LHP Brandon Mann allowed 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief to suffer his 6th loss on Saturday. Center fielder B.J. Boyd collected 4 hits and drove in a run to raise his average to .325 and move in to second place in the Texas League batting race, while right fielder J.P. Sportman slugged a 2-run homer, and designated hitter Jermaine Curtis singled twice and drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Clinton LumberKings  5

Beloit Snappers        4

LP – Altamirano 7-4 / 3.33

HR – Mercedes (16)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Miguel Mercedes

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

 

Starter Xavier Altamirano allowed 4 runs over 5 frames to suffer his 4th loss for the Snappers on Saturday. First baseman Miguel Mercedes doubled, walked and hit a 2-run homer, while left fielder Josh Vidales singled, tripled and drove in a run as the Snappers suffered their sixth loss in their last eight games on Saturday.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  4

State College Spikes         5

LP – Salow 1-3 / 1.80

HR – Deichmann (4), Devencenzi (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Ivan Andueza

(6 IP / 3 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 1 K)

 

For the second straight night, the Lake Monsters suffered an 11-inning walk-off loss to State College. 22-year-old Venezuelan LHP Ivan Andueza turned in his second straight quality start for Vermont on Saturday, allowing just 1 run over 6 innings of work, and he left with the game a 1-1 tie. Designated hitter Jordan Devencenzi had 3 hits, including a game-tying home run in the 6th inning, while right fielder Greg Deichmann singled and slugged a 2-run shot in the top of the 9th to give the Lake Monsters the lead. But RHP Oscar Tovar surrendered 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie things up and send the game to extra innings. Then in the bottom of the 11th, a pair of singles and an error by second baseman Jesus Lage brought in the winning run off LHP Logan Salow, who suffered his 3rd loss for the Lake Monsters as State College won in a walk-off for the second straight night on Saturday.

 

Sunday’s Games:

Memphis @ Nashville – 4:35pm PT / 6:35pm CT

Midland @ Arkansas – 4:10pm PT / 6:10pm CT

Visalia @ Stockton – 6:10pm PT

Clinton @ Beloit – Noon PT / 2:00pm CT

Vermont @ State College – 3:05pm PT / 6:05pm ET

AZL Brewers @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Dalton Sawyer

Dalton Sawyer

 

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