Monday, August 28th: Nowlin Helps Snappers Sweep Twinbill while Smith & Meisner Are Solid for Sounds & Hounds

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Designated Hitter Kyle Nowlin (3 for 3 / Double / Walk / RBI)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Beloit Snappers Designated Hitter Kyle Nowlin (3 for 3 / Double / Walk / RBI)

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #2

Beloit Snappers  8

Burlington Bees    4

WP – Camacho 3-3 / 2.97

HR – Shelby (8)

Prospect Of The Game:

Designated Hitter Kyle Nowlin

(3 for 3 / Double / Walk / RBI)

The Snappers snapped their three-game losing streak by sweeping a doubleheader from Burlington on Monday. Designated hitter Kyle Nowlin reached base 4 times, on a pair of singles, a double and a walk, while also driving in a run and scoring twice. Center fielder JaVon Shelby singled and homered, while second baseman Josh Vidales singled, walked twice and scored twice, and right fielder Luke Persico singled in 2 runs, including the winning run for the Snappers. Starter Zack Erwin gave up 2 runs over 4 1/3 frames, while RHP Joseph Camacho allowed 1 run 2 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the win. In other news, Erwin was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week on Monday after throwing 6 no-hit innings in Beloit’s no-hitter against Quad Cities on Wednesday.

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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A)

Omaha Storm Chasers  3

Nashville Sounds         2

LP – Schuster 3-2 / 6.26

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Smith

(5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 5 K)

 

The Sounds went down to defeat in 13 innings on Monday. With RHP Daniel Gossett‘s recent return to Oakland, RHP Josh Smith made the spot start and was outstanding for the Sounds, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 5 over 5 shutout innings, and he left the game with a 2-run lead. Right fielder Yairo Munoz collected 4 hits, including a triple, stole a base and drove in both of Nashville’s runs. RHP Chris Bassitt gave up 2 runs in 2 innings of relief to tie the game, and LHP Patrick Schuster surrendered the winning run in the top of the 13th to suffer his 2nd loss for the Sounds. Meanwhile, Nashville RHP Ben Bracewell was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week after throwing 13 scoreless innings for the Sounds last week.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE  (Double-A)

Frisco RoughRiders       4

Midland RockHounds  1

LP – Meisner 4-4 / 4.25

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Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Casey Meisner

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

 

RHP Casey Meisner turned in a strong start for the RockHounds on Monday, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up taking the loss as Midland suffered the sweep in its three-game series with Frisco. RHP Carlos Navas and LHP Brandon Mann each surrendered 1 run in relief for the RockHounds, while catcher Andy Paz singled and drove in the Hounds’ sole run in the loss.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE  (Class-A)

GAME #1

Beloit Snappers  5

Burlington Bees    4

WP – Damron 4-5 / 4.70

HR – Diaz (10)

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Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Edwin Diaz

(1 for 3 / Home Run)

 

In the first game of Monday’s doubleheader, starter Matt Milburn allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, over 5 2/3 frames, while LHP Ty Damron got the final out in the bottom of the 6th to pick up the win, and RHP Sam Sheehan notched the last three outs of the game to secure his 5th save for the Snappers. Shortstop Edwin Diaz belted his 10th home run for Beloit, while left fielder J.C. Rodriguez singled and drove in 3 runs, and center fielder Mike Martin had 2 hits and a walk, stole a base and scored twice for the Snappers.

 

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

Vermont Lake Monsters  1

Brooklyn Cyclones             2

LP – Jones 0-2 / 4.09

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Logan Farrar

(3 for 4 / Double / RBI)

 

Starter Wyatt Marks allowed 1 run and struck out 7 over 3 2/3 innings of work, while RHP Bryce Conley tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, but RHP Malik Jones surrendered the winning run on a wild pitch to suffer his 2nd loss for the Lake Monsters on Monday. Center fielder Logan Farrar had 3 hits, including a double, and drove in Vermont’s sole run in the loss.

 

ARIZONA LEAGUE  (Rookie Short-Season)

AZL A’s             7

AZL White Sox  3

WP – Withers 1-2 / 3.21

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Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Ben Spitznagel

(1 for 2 / Double / 2 Walks / 2 RBIs / Stolen Base)

 

Left fielder Ben Spitznagel doubled, walked twice, scored twice, stole a base and drove in 2 runs, while center fielder Austin Beck singled, doubled, walked and drove in a pair, and third baseman Jake Lumley walked and doubled in a run for the AZL A’s on Monday. Starter Osvaldo Berrios gave up 2 runs over 3 innings of work, while RHP Jose Mora allowed 1 run in 4 innings of relief, and RHP Brandon Withers tossed 2 scoreless innings to pick up his 1st win for the A’s.

 

Tuesday’s Games:

Omaha @ Nashville – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

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

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:10pm PT

Vermont @ Brooklyn – 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET

AZL Mariners @ AZL A’s – 7:00pm PT

 

Kyle Nowlin

Kyle Nowlin

 

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