Wednesday, September 13th: Big Hits by Neuse & Arruda Aren’t Enough as Hounds & Lake Monsters Now Face Do-Or-Die Scenarios

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Third Baseman Sheldon Neuse (3 for 4 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds 3B Sheldon Neuse (3 for 4 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #2

Tulsa Drillers                  5

Midland RockHounds  4

LP – C.Meisner

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Sheldon Neuse

(3 for 4 / Triple / Double / 2 RBIs)

After falling in the first game of the best-of-five championship series on Tuesday, the RockHounds came up short again in the second game on Wednesday and now must win all three of the remaining contests in Tulsa in order to claim their fourth straight Texas League title. Scheduled starter Grant Holmes was a last-minute scratch for unknown reasons, and RHP Casey Meisner stepped in to take his place. The 22-year-old held Tulsa scoreless through the first 3 frames but was charged with 3 runs in the top of the 4th to take the loss. RHP Carlos Navas relieved him with one out in the inning but gave up another 2 runs to put the Hounds in a 5-0 hole before the frame was through. Third baseman Sheldon Neuse did his best to help bring the Hounds back, doubling and scoring the RockHounds’ first run in the 7th and then tripling in a pair of runs in the 8th. Neuse also singled in the game, while left fielder Tyler Ramirez singled twice, walked and drove in a run. Second baseman Max Schrock had 3 hits and scored a run, and first baseman Viosergy Rosa singled in a run for the RockHounds. After a travel day on Thursday, the series is set to resume in Tulsa on Friday. Midland RockHounds Postseason Roster

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

GAME #1

Vermont Lake Monsters    2

Hudson Valley Renegades  3

LP – O.Tovar

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Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Aaron Arruda

(2 for 4 / Triple / RBI)

 

The Lake Monsters went down to defeat in 13 innings in the first game of their best-of-three championship series on Wednesday and now must win the remaining two games of the series at Vermont. 21-year-old Colombian RHP Jean Ruiz allowed 2 runs over 5 innings of work. Third baseman Will Toffey walked and doubled in a run in the 5th inning, while first baseman Aaron Arruda singled and tripled in the tying run with two outs in the top of the 6th. Center fielder Logan Farrar had 3 hits, including a double, and scored the tying run, and shortstop Ryan Gridley and first baseman Hunter Hargrove had a pair of hits apiece for the Lake Monsters. With the game tied 2-2, RHP Heath Donica and LHP Josh Reagan each tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Oscar Tovar threw 3 scoreless frames before being charged with the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the 13th to take the loss as Hudson Valley won in a walk-off on Wednesday. Vermont Lake Monsters Postseason Roster

 

Thursday’s Game:

Hudson Valley @ Vermont (Championship Game #2) – 4:05pm PT / 7:05pm ET

 

Sheldon Neuse

Sheldon Neuse

 

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