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Friday, September 16th: RockHounds Clinch Third Straight Texas League Championship

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher James Naile (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP James Naile (6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #4

NW Arkansas Naturals   1

Midland RockHounds   4

WP – Naile 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Rosa (1), Marincov (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher James Naile

(6 IP / 2 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 4 K / Win)

More great starting pitching enabled the Midland RockHounds to win Game #4 of the best-of-five championship series and clinch their third straight Texas League Championship title on Friday. Starting pitchers Joel Seddon, Corey Walter and Brandon Mann were all solid in the first three games of the series and, on Friday, it was RHP James Naile’s turn. The 23-year-old allowed just 2 hits over 6 shutout innings to earn the win, while RHP Kyle Finnegan was charged with the Naturals’ sole run in relief. RHP Trey Cochran-Gill tossed 2 scoreless innings, and RHP Jake Sanchez pitched a perfect 9th to pick up his 3rd save of the series. First baseman Viosergy Rosa homered in the 2nd inning to give the Hounds an early lead, while right fielder Tyler Marincov homered in the 5th. Center fielder Brett Vertigan doubled in a run, and shortstop Richie Martin, second baseman Max Schrock and third baseman Yairo Munoz had a pair of hits apiece to help the Hounds clinch their third straight championship on Friday.

 

 

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Thursday, September 15th: Hounds Drop Game #3 Despite Brandon Mann’s Solid Effort

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #3

NW Arkansas Naturals   4

Midland RockHounds   0

LP – Mann 0-1 / 1.50

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

(6 IP / 7 H / 1 ER / 1 BB / 8 K)

The RockHounds were shut out on just 3 hits to lose Game #3 on Thursday and they now hold a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five Texas League Championship Series with the final two games set to be played in Midland. First baseman Viosergy Rosa collected 2 of the Hounds’ 3 hits while right fielder Tyler Marincov singled and walked twice in the loss. Starter Brandon Mann was solid, allowing just 1 run while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work, but he still ended up suffering the loss on Thursday. LHP Cody Stull surrendered 2 runs in 1 inning of relief, while RHP Kris Hall gave up 1 run in 2 innings for the RockHounds. RHP James Naile is set to take the mound for Midland in Game #4 on Friday.

 

Friday’s Game:

NW Arkansas (RHP Glenn Sparkman) @ Midland (RHP James Naile) – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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Wednesday, September 14th: Walter Pitches Midland to Victory to Help Hounds Move within 1 Game of Texas League Title

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Corey Walter (5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 0 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds RHP Corey Walter (5 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 0 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #2

Midland RockHounds   6

NW Arkansas Naturals   4

WP – Walter 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Martin (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

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

The RockHounds won their second straight game on Wednesday to go 2-0 in the best-of-five Texas League Championship Series and move within one game of clinching their third straight Texas League title. RHP Corey Walter turned in a solid start, throwing 5 shutout innings to earn the win on Wednesday. RHP Sam Bragg was charged with 3 runs, 2 earned, in just 1/3 of an inning in relief, while RHP Lou Trivino allowed 1 run over 1 1/3 innings. RHP Kyle Finnegan tossed 1 1/3 scoreless frames, and RHP Jake Sanchez struck out the side in the 9th to notch his 2nd save in the series. Shortstop Richie Martin drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the 4th inning and then homered in the 6th. Center fielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, while right fielder Tyler Marincov singled, doubled and scored a run. Designated hitter Andy Paz singled in a pair, and third baseman Yairo Munoz and left fielder J.P. Sportman had a pair of hits apiece and each drove in a run for the RockHounds.

 

Thursday’s Game:

NW Arkansas (RHP Josh Staumont) @ Midland (LHP Brandon Mann) – 5:00pm PT / 7:00pm CT

 

 

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Tuesday, September 13th: Marincov Has 3 Hits to Help Hounds Win Game #1 of Texas League Championship Series

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / RBI / Run)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Outfielder Tyler Marincov (3 for 5 / RBI / Run)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #1

Midland RockHounds   5

NW Arkansas Naturals   4

WP – Seddon 1-0 / 4.50

Prospect Of The Game:

Outfielder Tyler Marincov

(3 for 5 / RBI / Run)

The RockHounds won Game #1 of the best-of-five Texas League Championship Series to move a step closer to clinching their third straight Texas League title on Tuesday. Right fielder Tyler Marincov collected 3 hits, singling and scoring in the 1st inning, then singling in the tying run in the top of the 3rd before singling and being left stranded in the 5th. Second baseman Max Schrock singled, doubled and scored twice, while third baseman Yairo Munoz walked and doubled in a pair of runs, and outfielders J.P. Sportman and Brett Vertigan both singled in runs for the RockHounds. Starter Joel Seddon allowed 3 runs and struck out 6 over 6 innings of work to earn the win, while RHP Trey Cochran-Gill tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief, and RHP Jake Sanchez picked up the save despite giving up 1 run in the 9th for Midland. Before the series, the RockHounds placed RHP Ben Bracewell on the disabled list while adding LHP Evan Manarino to the roster.

 

Wednesday’s Game:

Midland (RHP Corey Walter) @ NW Arkansas (LHP Eric Skoglund) – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

 

 

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Sunday, September 11th: Sounds Drop Dramatic Game #5 to End Season on Sunday

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (3 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Shortstop Franklin Barreto (3 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE FINALS  (Triple-A)

GAME #5

Oklahoma City Dodgers  10

Nashville Sounds            9

LP – Brasier 0-1 / 15.00

HR – Nunez (3), Olson (1), Barreto (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Shortstop Franklin Barreto

(3 for 5 / Home Run / Triple / Double / Walk / 2 RBIs)

The Sounds lost a heartbreaker to bring their season to an end on Sunday. Things got off to a rough start for Nashville RHP Chris Jensen, who allowed 3 runs over the first 2 innings to put his team in an early hole. But shortstop Franklin Barreto and first baseman Matt Olson both hit 2-run homers in the bottom of the 3rd inning to give the Sounds a slim one-run lead. RHP Angel Castro then gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, in the top of the 5th to allow Oklahoma City to take back the lead. Designated hitter Renato Nunez notched his 3rd home run of the series in the bottom of the 5th to narrow the lead to two. Barreto then tripled to lead off the bottom of the 6th and the Sounds ended up scoring 4 runs before the inning was through to take a two-run advantage. But RHP Ryan Brasier surrendered a 3-run homer in the top of the 8th to hand the lead back to the Dodgers. The Sounds then loaded the bases with one out in the top of the 9th before Olson and Nunez both popped out to bring an end to the game, the series and the Sounds’ season. Brasier was tagged with the loss, but Barreto had a big game, collecting a double, a triple, a 2-run homer and a walk, while Olson homered, doubled and walked. Nunez homered and had an RBI single to tie the game in the 6th, and left fielder Rangel Ravelo contributed 3 hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs for the Sounds, who finished the regular season with the best record in the Pacific Coast League.

 

Tuesday’s Game:

Midland @ NW Arkansas – 5:05pm PT / 7:05pm CT

 

 

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Saturday, September 10th: Hounds Clinch Divisional Playoff Series while Sounds Fall to Force Decisive Game #5

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Brandon Mann (6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #4

Corpus Christi Hooks     2

Midland RockHounds  5

WP – Mann 1-0 / 0.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Brandon Mann

(6 1/3 IP / 4 H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 6 K / Win)

The RockHounds clinched their third straight Texas League South Division title by earning their third victory in four games over Corpus Christi on Saturday. 32-year-old LHP Brandon Mann turned in an outstanding start, striking out 6 while throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings to earn the win for Midland. RHPs Trey Cochran-Gill and Jake Sanchez each allowed 1 run in relief for the RockHounds. Third baseman Yairo Munoz and left fielder J.P. Sportman each singled twice, doubled and drove in a run, while right fielder Tyler Marincov walked, scored twice and doubled in a run for the RockHounds. Midland will now move on to meet Northwest Arkansas as the team tries to capture its third straight Texas League championship. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

(Photo: Cody Stull Twitter)

Click here for more on the Nashville Sounds’ Game #4 Result…

Friday, September 9th: Rosa’s Grand Slam Helps Hounds Win in a Walk-Off while Nunez Homers in Sounds Victory

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Viosergy Rosa (2 for 4 / Grand Slam)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds First Baseman Viosergy Rosa (2 for 4 / Grand Slam)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #3

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

Midland RockHounds  7

WP – Friedrichs 1-0 / 0.00

HR – Rosa (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

First Baseman Viosergy Rosa

(2 for 4 / Grand Slam)

With the bases loaded, two outs and the RockHounds down by two runs in the bottom of the 9th, first baseman Viosergy Rosa stepped to the plate and slugged a grand slam to help the Hounds win Game #3 of their Texas League playoff series in a walk-off on Friday. Center fielder Brett Vertigan collected 3 hits, while catcher Beau Taylor singled, doubled and drove in a run, and shortstop Richie Martin and right fielder Tyler Marincov had a pair of hits apiece in the win. Starter Ben Bracewell allowed 5 runs over 3 2/3 innings, but RHP Kyle Friedrichs was outstanding in relief, throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win for the RockHounds, who now lead the best-of-five series 2-1 as they head to Game #4 on Saturday. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

Click here for more on the Nashville Sounds’ Game #3 Result…

Thursday, September 8th: Sounds & Hounds Fall to Tie Both Series 1-1 as Teams Now Head Home to Nashville & Midland

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Corey Walter (5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 2 K)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Midland RockHounds Pitcher Corey Walter (5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 2 K)

 

TEXAS LEAGUE SOUTH DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (Double-A)

GAME #2

Midland RockHounds  4

Corpus Christi Hooks     5

LP – Stull 0-1 / 27.00

Prospect Of The Game:

Pitcher Corey Walter

(5 IP / 3 H / 0 ER / 4 BB / 2 K)

For the second straight night, the RockHounds got 5 scoreless innings from their starting pitcher. On Wednesday, it was RHP Joel Seddon, and on Thursday it was RHP Corey Walter who allowed 3 hits and 4 walks over 5 shutout innings and exited with the game a scoreless tie. Shortstop Richie Martin singled in the first run of the game in the 7th inning then, with the bases loaded and two outs in the 8th, second baseman Max Schrock delivered a bases-clearing double to put 3 more runs on the board and give the RockHounds a 4-run lead late in the game. But RHP Lou Trivino was charged with 2 runs in 2 innings of relief, while RHP Kyle Finnegan gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game, and LHP Cody Stull surrendered the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 9th to suffer the defeat as the RockHounds lost in a walk-off on Thursday. The best-of-five series, which is now tied 1-1, moves to Midland on Friday. Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

Click here for more on the Nashville Sounds’ Game #2 Result…

Wednesday, September 7th: Nunez’s Big Bat Leads Sounds to Victory while Seddon’s 5 Shutout Frames Help Hounds Win

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / Walk / 5 RBIs)

A’s Prospect Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Third Baseman Renato Nunez (2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / Walk / Sac Fly / 5 RBIs)

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE FINALS  (Triple-A)

GAME #1

Nashville Sounds         10

Oklahoma City Dodgers  7

WP – Kurcz 1-0 / 4.50

HR – Nunez (1)

Prospect Of The Game:

Third Baseman Renato Nunez

(2 for 3 / Home Run / Double / Walk / Sac Fly / 5 RBIs)

Third baseman Renato Nunez put up a big night at the plate to help the Sounds prevail in the first game of their PCL playoff series on Wednesday. Nunez hit a 3-run homer off starter Scott Kazmir in the top of the 1st inning to give the Sounds an early lead, then doubled in another run in the 4th, and drove in his final run of the night with a sacrifice fly in the 6th. Second baseman Colin Walsh singled in a pair in the 2nd, while shortstop Franklin Barreto singled, doubled, walked and drove in a run, and outfielders Jaycob Brugman and B.J. Boyd had 3 hits apiece in the win. RHP Jesse Hahn was charged with 6 runs over 4 1/3 innings of work, while RHP Aaron Kurcz picked up the win despite allowing 1 run in 2 innings of relief, and RHP Tucker Healy tossed a scoreless 9th to notch the save for Nashville. In roster news, Sounds RHP Jharel Cotton was promoted to Oakland on Wednesday while RHP Bobby Wahl was placed on the disabled list. Nashville Sounds Playoff Roster

Click here for more on the Midland RockHounds’ Game #1 Result…

Tuesday, September 6th: No Games Scheduled as Nashville & Midland Prepare to Start Playoffs on Wednesday

Nashville Sounds' Game #1 starter Jesse Hahn

Nashville Sounds’ Game #1 starter Jesse Hahn

[Updated: 9/7/16 3:00pm] The A’s top two affiliates, the Nashville Sounds and the Midland RockHounds, will both be beginning postseason play on Wednesday. In the first games of their respective series, Nashville RHP Jesse Hahn is set to face former A’s LHP Scott Kazmir as he makes a rehab start for Oklahoma City, while Midland RHP Joel Seddon will be opposed by Corpus Christi RHP Francis Martes.

Recent additions to the Sounds’ playoff squad include shortstop Franklin Barreto, outfielder Danny Oh, RHPs Daniel Gossett, Andres Avila and Donn Roach and LHP Colt Hynes. RHP Bobby Wahl was just placed on the disabled list, while third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss Game #1 with a sore calf. Recent additions to the RockHounds’ playoff roster include shortstop Richie Martin, second baseman Max Schrock, RHPs James Naile and Kyle Friedrichs and LHP Cody Stull. You’ll find both teams’ playoff schedules as well as links to their complete playoff rosters below…

 

Pacific Coast League American Conference Finals

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Nashville (Jesse Hahn 1-7, 4.32) @ Oklahoma City (Scott Kazmir 0-0, 0.00)

Thursday, Sept. 8 – Nashville (Dillon Overton 2-6, 4.53) @ Oklahoma City (Logan Bawcom 6-5, 1.92)

Friday, Sept. 9 – Oklahoma City (Chase De Jong 1-0, 1.69) @ Nashville (Daniel Gossett 1-0, 1.98)

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Oklahoma City (Lisalverto Bonilla 4-5, 4.28) @ Nashville (Donn Roach 0-0, 0.00)

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Oklahoma City (Alfredo Figaro 1-0, 1.89) @ Nashville (TBD)

Nashville Sounds Playoff Roster

 

Texas League South Division Championship Series

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Midland (Joel Seddon 9-9, 4.40) @ Corpus Christi (Francis Martes 9-6, 3.30)

Thursday, Sept. 8 – Midland (Corey Walter 3-2, 2.15) @ Corpus Christi (Trent Thornton 3-1, 2.35)

Friday, Sept. 9 – Corpus Christi (Rogelio Armenteros 2-0, 1.96) @ Midland (Ben Bracewell 8-3, 2.14)

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Corpus Christi @ Midland (TBD)

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Corpus Christi @ Midland (TBD)

Midland RockHounds Playoff Roster

 

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