Wednesday, August 23rd: Erwin & Camacho Combine on No-Hitter for Beloit while Brown Homers in 4th Straight for Stockton

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Zack Erwin (6 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Pitcher Zack Erwin (6 IP / 0 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

Quad Cities River Bandits  0

Beloit Snappers                3

WP – Erwin 6-4 / 2.12

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Zack Erwin

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

LHP Zack Erwin and RHP Joseph Camacho combined to no-hit Quad Cities and snap the Snappers five-game losing streak on Wednesday. Erwin, who was acquired from the White Sox in December of 2015 in the Brett Lawrie deal, allowed just 1 walk while striking out 4 over 6 hitless and scoreless frames to lower his ERA to 2.12. After throwing 79 pitches, he was replaced on the mound by RHP Joseph Camacho, who was signed last summer as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State. And the 23-year-old walked 1 and struck out 2 over 3 hitless innings in relief to earn his 1st save for the Snappers and complete the no-hitter on Wednesday. Shortstop Edwin Diaz walked and doubled in a run, while third baseman Trace Loehr doubled in his return from the disabled list, and second baseman Josh Vidales and left fielder J.C. Rodriguez each singled in a run for the Snappers. And with Loehr returning to the active roster, Beloit RHP John Gorman was promoted to the Ports on Wednesday.

RHP Jason Camacho, LHP Zack Erwin & catcher Jason Goldstein  (photo via Beloit Snappers' Twitter)

RHP Jospeh Camacho, LHP Zack Erwin & catcher Jason Goldstein
(photo via Beloit Snappers’ Twitter)

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TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Midland RockHounds  8

Corpus Christi Hooks     4

WP – Fillmyer 10-4 / 3.49

HR – Rosa (16), Boyd (5)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder B.J. Boyd

(3 for 4 / Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

Center fielder B.J. Boyd hit his 5th home run, drove in a pair and had 3 hits on the night to raise his league-leading batting average to .332. First baseman Viosergy Rosa drew a pair of walks and hit his team-leading 16th home run, a 2-run shot to put Midland on the board in the top of the 1st, while third baseman Sheldon Neuse singled twice and doubled, and left fielder Tyler Ramirez had 2 hits and drove in a pair of runs for the RockHounds. Starter Heath Fillmyer allowed 3 runs over 6 1/3 innings to earn his 10th win on Wednesday.

 

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE  (High-A)

Modesto Nuts     4

Stockton Ports  3

LP – Blackwood 0-4 / 3.08

HR – Brown (24)

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Seth Brown

(3 for 5 / Home Run)

 

First baseman Seth Brown homered for the fourth straight game, hitting his team-leading 24th round-tripper in the bottom of the 9th to tie things up and send the game to extra innings on Wednesday. Brown also singled twice in the game, while designated hitter Sandber Pimentel had 2 hits and a walk, and second baseman Nate Mondou walked and singled in a pair of runs for the Ports. Starter Angel Duno allowed 3 runs over 7 1/3 innings of work, and RHP Nolan Blackwood surrendered the winning run in the top of the 11th to suffer his 4th loss for Stockton. Meanwhile, RHP Brendan Butler landed on the disabled list and Beloit RHP John Gorman was promoted to the Ports on Wednesday.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  15

Lowell Spinners                   2

WP – Marks 3-0 / 2.83

HR – Arruda (4), Churlin (3), Lage (1)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Anthony Churlin

(4 for 6 / Home Run / Triple / 4 RBIs)

 

The Lake Monsters scored 15 runs to notch their seventh win in their last nine games on Wednesday. Last year’s 16th-round draft pick for the A’s, right fielder Anthony Churlin, led the attack by contributing 4 hits, including a home run and a triple, while driving in 4 runs and scoring 4 times. Shortstop Jesus Lage doubled, homered and drove in 4, and first baseman Aaron Arruda singled, walked and slugged a 3-run homer for the Lake Monsters. Starter Jesus Luzardo allowed 1 run over 4 innings of work, while RHP Wyatt Marks gave up 1 run in 3 innings of relief to earn his 3rd victory for Vermont.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL White Sox  6

AZL A’s           15

WP – Berrios 1-3 / 9.43

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Prospect Of The Game:

Second Baseman Marcos Brito

(3 for 6 / 2 RBIs)

 

AZL A’s batters put 10 runs on the board in the bottom of the 1st inning to help the team coast to a big win on Wednesday. 17-year-old Dominican second baseman Marcos Brito collected 3 hits and drove in a pair, while third baseman Yerdel Vargas walked and tripled with the bases loaded to drive in 3. Left fielder Lazaro Armenteros singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, and center fielder Austin Beck and rehabbing first baseman Chris Iriart both singled and drove in a pair of runs for the A’s. Starter Jose Mora gave up 3 runs over 3 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Osvaldo Berrios picked up the win despite allowing 2 runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief on Wednesday.

 

Thursday’s Games:

Round Rock @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

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

Modesto @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Quad Cities @ Beloit – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

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

AZL A’s @ AZL Mariners – 7:00pm PT

 

Zack Erwin

Zack Erwin

 

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