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Friday, May 25th: Ports Win, Bees, Hounds & Cats Fall as Sacramento’s Bullpen Implodes

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Stockton Ports pitcher Jacob Brown (6 IP / 1H / 0 ER / 1 BB / 4 K / Win)



Reno Aces                    13

Sacramento River Cats  3

(LP – Thompson 1-1 / 6.10)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Travis Banwart

(6 IP / 0 ER / 6 K)



Worth Noting: Starter Travis Banwart had a solid outing, allowing no earned runs over 6 innings of work, but the River Cats bullpen completely imploded on Friday night. Neil Wagner gave up 2 runs in 1 inning, Rich Thompson yielded 4 runs in 1 1/3 innings, and Trey Barham allowed 6 runs in 1 2/3 innings. Outfielder Brandon Moss hit his team-leading 11th home run in the 4th inning to give the River Cats the lead. Manny Ramirez went 1 for 4 and is now 5 for 20 in his 6 games with the Cats.



Midland RockHounds      3

NW Arkansas Naturals  10

(LP – Haviland 2-4 / 5.79)


Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Anthony Aliotti

(3 for 4 / Home Run / Double)



Worth Noting: First baseman Anthony Aliotti had 3 hits, including a homer and a double, to raise his average to .331. Outfielder Conner Crumbliss and infielders Josh Horton and Tyler Ladendorf collected 2 hits apiece, but starter Shawn Haviland allowed 6 runs, 5 earned, over 5 innings, and left-hander Carlos Hernandez allowed 4 runs in 2 innings of relief to help put the game out of reach for the RockHounds.



Visalia Rawhide  2

Stockton Ports   6

(WP – Brown 2-3 / 2.13)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Jacob Brown

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



Worth Noting: Left-hander Jacob Brown delivered an impressive outing, allowing only 2 baserunners over 6 shutout innings to earn the win. Third baseman Miles Head collected 3 hits, including a double, and drove in 4 runs. Outfielder Chad Oberacker and first baseman Tony Thompson contributed 2 hits apiece for the Ports.



Burlington Bees            3

Kane County Cougars  7

(LP – Frankoff 0-3 / 4.15)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Pitcher Chas Mye

(4 IP / 0 ER / 1 K)



Worth Noting: The Bees managed only 3 runs on just 6 hits on Friday to drop their 4th straight. First baseman Douglas Landaeta had 2 hits, including the Bees only extra base hit, a double. Starter Seth Frankoff allowed 7 runs over just 2 innings of work to earn the loss. Left-hander Chas Mye came on to throw 4 scoreless innings in relief, but the Bees couldn’t overcome the deficit.


Saturday’s Games:

Reno @ Sacramento – 7:05pm PT

(Kroenke vs.Billings)

Midland @ Tulsa – 7:05pm CT

(Smith vs. Gardner)

Visalia @ Stockton – 7:05pm PT

(TBD vs. TBD)

Clinton @ Burlington – 6:30pm CT

(TBD vs. TBD)



Monday, April 23nd: Bees Win but Cats Lose in Extras as Hicks Goes 4 for 4

A’s Farmhand Of The Day

Sacramento River Cats infielder Brandon Hicks (4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)




Sacramento River Cats  13

Reno Aces                     14

(LP – Wagner 1-1 / 5.62)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Brandon Hicks

(4 for 4 / 2 Doubles / 4 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Sacramento ended up losing a 10-inning slug-fest after tying the game with 5 runs in the top of the 8th. Starter Brad Peacock allowed 7 runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings, but right-hander Neil Wagner took the loss after giving up 2 runs in the bottom of the 10th. Brandon Hicks led the River Cats offense with a pair of doubles and 4 RBIs. Outfielder Brandon Moss, catcher Derek Norris and shortstop Adam Rosales contributed 2 hits apiece, and first baseman Chris Carter and infielder Wes Timmons each drove in a pair of runs in the loss.




Midland RockHounds   3

Corpus Christi Hooks  9

(LP – Straily 0-2 / 1.99)


Farmhand Of The Game:

First Baseman Michael Spina

(Home Run / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: First baseman Michael Spina slugged his 3rd home run in the last 2 games, outfielder Conner Crumbliss and catcher Ryan Ortiz both doubled, and outfielders Shane Peterson and Michael Choice contributed 2 hits apiece. Starter Daniel Straily, who was the victim of a pair of errors, allowed 5 runs – only 2 of them earned – and struck out 8 over 6 1/3 innings of work.




Bakersfield Blaze  6

Stockton Ports     5

(LP – Krol 0-2 / 6.91)


Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Miles Head

(Triple / 2 RBIs)



Worth Noting: Infielder Miles Head had a 2-run triple, and catcher Beau Taylor and California League Player of the Week A.J. Kirby-Jones each drove in a run. Starter Ian Krol allowed 4 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks over 4 1/3 innings for the loss.




Great Lakes Loons  4

Burlington Bees      8

(WP – Macias 1-2 / 5.40)

Farmhand Of The Game:

Infielder Wade Kirkland

(Double / 3 RBIs)


Worth Noting: Infielder Wade Kirkland and catcher Nick Rickles both doubled and had 2 hits apiece, and starter Jose Macias allowed 2 earned runs and struck out 6 over 6 innings of work for the win.



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