Saturday, April 21st: Cats and Ports Win while Hounds and Bees Fall

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees third baseman B.A. Vollmuth (2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento River Cats  6

Reno Aces                     0

(WP – Threets 3-0 / 4.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Stephen Parker

(2 for 4 / Home Run / RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third Baseman Stephen Parker and second baseman Brandon Hicks both homered, and outfielder Michael Taylor hit his team-leading 11th double. Starter Jarrod Parker was removed after tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings, presumably to keep him fresh for an anticipated start with the big club on Wednesday, replacing the recently demoted Graham Godfrey.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   1

San Antonio Missions  7

(LP – Daley 2-1 / 3.31)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Josh Horton

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Josh Horton had 2 of the RockHounds’ 4 hits on the night. Starter Gary Daley had a rough outing, allowing 3 earned runs over 4 innings of work, but former first-round draft pick James Simmons struck out 4 in 2 innings of scoreless relief.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports  15

Modesto Nuts    7

(WP – Brown 1-1 / 2.70)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Myrio Richard

(Double / Triple / Stolen Base / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Myrio Richard had 3 hits including a double and a triple, catcher Beau Taylor also contributed 3 hits, and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones, outfielder Eliezer Mesa and infielder Miles Head had 2 RBIs apiece. Starter Blake Hassebrock had his 2nd consecutive rough outing, allowing 5 earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings, but left-hander Jacob Brown allowed just 1 unearned run over 4 2/3 innings for the win.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Lansing Lugnuts  9

Burlington Bees   6

(LP – Frankoff 0-1 / 7.36)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman B.A. Vollmuth

(2 Home Runs / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Third baseman B.A. Vollmuth had the biggest night of his pro career, slugging 2 home runs and driving in 4 runs, but starter Jonathan Joseph gave up 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings, and right-hander Seth Frankoff allowed 4 runs, 2 earned, in just 2/3 of an inning to take the loss.

 

 

Friday, April 20th: Walz Dominant for Ports as All Four Affiliates Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher T.J. Walz (7 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Tacoma Rainiers            4

Sacramento River Cats  7

(WP – Banwart 2-0 / 6.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Michael Taylor

(2 Doubles / RBI / Stolen Base)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Michael Taylor had 2 doubles and raised his average to .387, outfielder Jermaine Mitchell doubled and tripled, and catcher Derek Norris drove in 2 runs. Starter Travis Banwart allowed 4 runs in 6 innings of work, and recently demoted reliever Andrew Carignan struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings of relief.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   6

San Antonio Missions  5

(WP – Smith 2-0 / 3.21)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(Double / RBI / 2 Runs / 2 Stolen Bases)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Shane Peterson continued his hot hitting for the RockHounds, driving in the tying run in the 8th and raising his average to .354. Outfielders Michael Choice and Conner Crumbliss both homered, shortstop Dusty Coleman doubled and outfielder Jeremy Barfield drove in 2 runs in the win.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports  9

Modesto Nuts   0

(WP – Walz 2-0 / 1.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher T.J. Walz

(7 IP / 0 ER / 9 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter T.J. Walz had his 3rd consecutive strong outing forStockton, tossing 7 shutout innings while striking out 9 and walking only 1 for his 2nd win on the season. Left-hander Sean Doolittle struck out 2 in 1 inning of scoreless relief, and outfielders Myrio Richard and Rashun Dixon and infielder Miles Head each contributed 2 hits in the win.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Lansing Lugnuts  0

Burlington Bees   2

(WP – Murphy 1-1 / 1.69)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sean Murphy

(6 2/3 IP / 0 ER / 7 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sean Murphy struck out 7 over 6 2/3 shutout innings for his 1st win on the season, left-hander Jeff Urlaub struck out 2 over 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and catcher John Nester homered in the Bees’ win.

 

 

Thursday, April 19th: Pitchers Strong but Hitters Struggle as 3 of 4 Lose

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds pitcher Sonny Gray (7 IP / 1 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Tacoma Rainiers           1

Sacramento RiverCats  0

(LP – Castro 1-1 / 2.40)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Fabio Castro

(6 IP / 1 ER / 7 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Fabio Castro delivered another solid outing, allowing just 1 run and striking out 7 over 6 innings, but River Cats hitters were held to just 4 hits in the loss. Right-hander Justin Souza tossed 2 scoreless innings in relief.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Midland RockHounds   4

San Antonio Missions  1

(WP – Gray 1-1 / 3.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Sonny Gray

(7 IP / 1 ER / 5 K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Sonny Gray turned in his strongest performance of the season, allowing just 1 run and striking out 5 over 7 innings for his first win of the season. Shortstop Dusty Coleman went 3 for 4 and drove in 2 runs for the RockHounds.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Stockton Ports  0

Modesto Nuts   4

(LP – Cole 0-2 / 4.80)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Cole

(6 IP / 2 ER / 7 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Cole gave up 2 runs, struck out 7 and didn’t allow a walk over 6 innings of work. Infielder Tony Thompson and the hot-hitting A.J. Kirby-Jones both doubled in the loss.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Lansing Lugnuts  2

Burlington Bees   0

(LP – Alcantara 0-2 / 5.79)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Raul Alcantara

(6 IP / 2 ER / 2 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Raul Alcantara had his best outing of the season, allowing just 2 runs over 6 innings. Right-hander Drew Tyson tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief, and infielders Sean Jamieson and B.A. Vollmuth had the Bees’ only 2 hits in the loss.

 

 

Wednesday, April 18th: Kirby-Jones Blasts 3 Homers for Ports, Peacock Impressive Again for Cats

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones (3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Tacoma Rainiers           2

Sacramento RiverCats  1

(LP – Miller 0-1 / 1.29)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Peacock

(7 IP / 1 ER / 3 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Pitcher Brad Peacock turned in his second consecutive impressive performance without earning a win, and hot-hitting outfielder Michael Taylor clubbed his 2nd homer of the season in the loss.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Lake Elsinore Storm  0

Stockton Ports          8

(WP – Treinen 2-0 / 2.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones

(3 Home Runs / 5 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones blasted 3 homers and drove in 5 runs for the Ports. Shortstop Michael Gilmartin, third baseman Tony Thompson and infielder Miles Head also homered, and starter Blake Treinen had another strong outing, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 7 over 7 shutout innings.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Burlington Bees                   6

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  10

(LP – Powers 2-1 / 3.72)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(3 for 4 / Home Run)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson went 3 for 4, clubbing his 5th homer of the season. First baseman Nick Rickles also homered, and outfielder Royce Consigli drove in 3 runs in the loss.

 

 

Tuesday, April 17th: River Cats Win, Bees Split Doubleheader

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Burlington Bees pitcher Drew Granier (7 IP / 0 ER / 7K / Win)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Tacoma Rainiers            1

Sacramento River Cats  5

(WP – Hernandez 2-0 / 2.25)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Shortstop Adam Rosales

(2 for 4 / Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Adam Rosales doubled and drove in 2 runs, raising his average to .341, hot-hitting outfielder Michael Taylor had 2 doubles, and left-hander Carlos Hernandez struck out 4 over 3 scoreless innings for the win.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Springfield Cardinals  2

Midland RockHounds  1

(LP – Straily 0-1 / 1.65)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Daniel Straily

(6 2/3 IP / 1 ER / 10 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Daniel Straily had another strong outing, allowing 1 run and striking out 10 over 6 2/3 innings. Infielder Josh Horton had 2 hits, and hot-hitting outfielder Shane Peterson clubbed his first homer of the season for the Rockhounds’ only run.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Lake Elsinore Storm  2

Stockton Ports          0

(LP – Krol 0-1 / 6.30)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Ian Krol

(6 IP / 1 ER / 6K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Ian Krol turned in an impressive performance, allowing 1 run on 1 hit and striking out 6 over 6 innings of work. Third baseman Tony Thompson and first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones both doubled, and outfielder Rashun Dixon contributed 2 hits in the loss.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

GAME #1

Burlington Bees                  5

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  1

(WP – Granier 2-0 / 1.69)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Drew Granier

(7 IP / 0 ER / 7K / Win)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Drew Granier allowed 0 earned runs and struck out 7 over 7 innings, third baseman B.A. Vollmuth doubled and drove in 2 runs, and catcher Nick Rickles and outfielder Ryan Consigli contributed 2 hits apiece.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

GAME #2

Burlington Bees                  0

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers  2

(LP – Joseph 0-1 / 5.93)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Catcher John Nester

(2 for 3 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: Catcher John Nester and Taiwanese infielder Chih Fang Pan had 2 hits apiece, and center fielder Aaron Shipman singled in his first game with the Bees this season.

 

 

Monday, April 16th: Parker Earns Win for Cats as Hounds & Ports Lose

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats pitcher Jarrod Parker (6 IP / 1 ER / 7K)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                     1

Sacramento River Cats  2

(WP – Parker 1-0 / 2.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jarrod Parker

(6 IP / 1 ER / 7K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Jarrod Parker had his second consecutive solid outing, giving up just 1 run and striking out 7 over 6 innings for the win. Left-hander Pedro Figueroa contributed 2 shutout innings, and right-hander Jim Miller tossed a scoreless ninth for his 2nd save. Shortstop Adam Rosales and outfielder Brandon Moss doubled, and outfielder Michael Taylor had 3 hits, raising his average to .413.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Springfield Cardinals  5

Midland RockHounds  3

(LP – Smyth 0-1 / 7.36)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher A.J. Griffin

(5 2/3 IP / 2 ER / 9 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter A.J. Griffin had another strong outing, striking out 9 over 5 2/3 innings, even though he gave up his first 2 runs of the season. Hot-hitting first baseman Anthony Aliotti had 2 hits, raising his average to .393, and shortstop Dusty Coleman doubled in 2 runs in the loss.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Lake Elsinore Storm  4

Stockton Ports          0

(LP – Bowman 0-2 / 6.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Josh Bowman

(6 IP / 1 ER / 6K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Josh Bowman gave up just 1 earned run over 6 innings, but 2 unearned runs helped hand him the loss. Reliever Sean Doolittle gave up his first earned run of the season but struck out 4 over 2 innings of work. The Ports managed just 3 hits, including a triple from the hot-hitting Miles Head.

 

 

Sunday, April 15th: RockHounds Score 18 as 3 of 4 Affiliates Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds outfielder Jeremy Barfield (HR / 2 Doubles / 6 RBIs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                    1

Sacramento Rivercats  3

(WP – Threets 2-0 / 6.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(5 IP / 1 ER / 4K)

 

 

Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had his best start of the season, allowing just 1 run over 5 innings, but left-hander Erick Threets earned the win with 2 scoreless innings of relief. Catcher Petey Paramore homered, third baseman Stephen Parker singled in the tying run, and Wes Timmons sacrificed to score the winning run for the Rivercats.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Springfield Cardinals   4

Midland RockHounds  18

(WP – Daley 2-0 / 2.19)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Home Run / 2 Doubles / 6 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Jeremy Barfield continued his hot hitting, going 4 for 5 with 6 RBIs, outfielder Shane Peterson also collected 4 hits, and outfielder Michael Choice, first baseman Anthony Aliotti and infielder Josh Horton contributed 3 hits apiece. Starter Gary Daley notched his second win by allowing 3 runs over 6 1/3 innings of work.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts    9

Stockton Ports  10

(WP – Guzman 2-0 / 2.70)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Ryan Pineda

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Second baseman Ryan Pineda, serving as the DH for the day, hit a walk-off 3-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to give the Ports the win. First baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones also homered, and outfielder Myrio Richard and the hot-hitting Miles Head contributed 3 hits apiece. Starter Blake Hassebrock had a rough outing, allowing 6 runs on 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Kane County Cougars  10

Burlington Bees             7

(LP – Murphy 0-1 / 2.89)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(2 for 4 / Home Run / Double / RBI / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Dusty Robinson slugged his 4th homer of the season and first baseman Doug Landaeta hit his 2nd homer of the week. The Bees committed 3 errors and starter Sean Murphy allowed 6 runs, 3 earned, over 4 1/3 innings for the loss.

 

 

Saturday, April 14th: Miles Head’s Hot Hitting Continues as A’s Affiliates Win 3 of 4

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports infielder Miles Head (HR / 3 RBIs)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                    3

Sacramento Rivercats  4

(WP – Castro 1-0 / 3.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Chris Carter

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Chris Carter hit a 2-run homer to give the Rivercats the lead, catcher Derek Norris and outfielder Grant Green had 2 hits apiece, and our favorite diminutive Dominican Republican – 5’7” starting pitcher Fabio Castro – allowed just 1 run and struck out 5 over 5 innings to earn his first win for the Rivercats.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Arkansas Travelers    2

Midland RockHounds  3

(WP – Smith 1-0 / 1.80)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Shane Peterson

(Double / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Shane Peterson doubled in 2 runs to give the RockHounds the lead, second baseman Conner Crumbliss and outfielder Michael Choice had 2 hits apiece, and starter Murphy Smith allowed 2 runs over 6 innings for his first win.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts   2

Stockton Ports  4

(WP – Long 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Miles Head

(Home Run / 3 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head continued his hot hitting, blasting a 3-run homer to give the Ports the lead, outfielder Josh Whitaker and shortstop Michael Gilmartin had 2 hits apiece, and starter T.J. Walz allowed just 1 run and struck out 5 over 6 innings of work.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Kane County Cougars  6

Burlington Bees            2

(LP – Alcantara 0-1 / 7.88)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Sean Jamieson

(2 for 4 / 1 RBI)

 

 

Worth Noting: Shortstop Sean Jamieson, serving as the DH for the day, had half the Bees’ hits and RBIs in the loss. Starter Raul Alcantara had a rough day, giving up 5 runs over 4 innings of work, but left-hander Brent Powers had a strong outing, tossing 3 shutout innings in relief of Alcantara.

 

 

Friday, April 13th: All 4 A’s Affiliates Lose As Peacock Impresses

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento Rivercats pitcher Brad Peacock (6 IP / 0 ER / 8K)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Reno Aces                    2

Sacramento Rivercats  0

(LP – Peacock 1-1 / 1.50)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Brad Peacock

(6 IP / 3H / 0 ER / 2 BB / 8 K)

 

 

Worth Noting: The formerly hot-hitting Rivercats were shut out for the second night in a row. Starter Brad Peacock allowed no earned runs and struck out 8 over 6 innings, reliever Pedro Figueroa tossed another scoreless inning to keep his ERA for the season at 0.00, and Grant Green had 3 of the Rivercats’ 4 hits on the night.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Arkansas Travelers    4

Midland RockHounds  2

(LP – Gray 0-1 / 4.91)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti hit a 2-run homer for the RockHounds’ only runs of the night, starter Sonny Gray allowed 2 earned runs over 6 innings, and right-hander Paul Smyth struck out 4 in 2 scoreless innings of relief.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts   9

Stockton Ports  4

(LP – Brown 0-1 / 6.75)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head had 2 doubles and drove in 2 of the Ports’ 4 runs, second baseman Nino Leyja homered, starter A.J. Cole allowed 3 earned runs over 4 innings, and reliever Sean Doolittle struck out 4 in 1 2/3 innings of work.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Kane County Cougars  11

Burlington Bees             9

(LP – Macias 0-2 / 5.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman John Nester

(Home Run / Double / 4 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: First baseman John Nester hit a 3-run homer and outfielder Doug Landaeta contributed a 2-run shot in the Bees’ loss.

 

 

Thursday, April 12th: Sacramento Shut Out as 3 of 4 Teams Win

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Midland RockHounds outfielder Jeremy Barfield (Grand Slam)

 

 

TRIPLE-A PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

Sacramento Rivercats  0

Tucson Padres             5

(LP – Ross 0-1 / 4.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeff Fiorentino

(2 for 4 / Double)

 

 

Worth Noting: The hot-hitting Rivercats were shut out for the first time this season. Outfielder Jeff Fiorentino had 2 of the Rivercats’ 7 hits, and starter Tyson Ross allowed 3 runs and struck out 4 over 5 innings of work.

 

 

DOUBLE-A TEXAS LEAGUE

Arkansas Travelers     4

Midland Rock Hounds  8

(WP –Billings 2-0 / 3.18)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Jeremy Barfield

(Grand Slam)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Jeremy Barfield hit the 5th grand slam for A’s affiliates in the first week of play, outfielder Shane Peterson had 3 hits and scored 3 runs, and starter Daniel Straily allowed 2 runs and struck out 6 over 5 innings.

 

 

ADVANCED-A CALIFORNIA LEAGUE

Modesto Nuts   5

Stockton Ports  6

(WP – Thornton 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Third Baseman Miles Head

(Home Run / RBI / 2 Runs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head hit his second homer of the season, shortstop Michael Gilmartin and outfielder Myrio Richard had 2 hits apiece, and starter Blake Treinen allowed 4 runs over 6 1/3 innings.

 

 

CLASS-A MIDWEST LEAGUE

Kane County Cougars  7

Burlington Bees            9

(WP – Urlaub 1-0 / 0.00)

 

Farmhand Of The Game:

Outfielder Dusty Robinson

(Home Run / Triple / 2 RBIs)

 

 

Worth Noting: Outfielder Chad Oberacker homered for the second night in a row, outfielder Dusty Robinson hit his 3rd homer of the season, outfielder Bobby Crocker and third baseman Wade Kirkland had 3 hits and 2 RBIs apiece, and reliever Jeff Urlaub struck out 4 over 3 shutout innings for the win.

 

 

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