Minor League Notebook: August 12th

A power outage in Augusta left a game unfinished. Where'd the power go? I don't know about you, but I'm guessing it knew the way to San Jose! Also, how about that Beach Boy closing for Norwich? Somehow, a Barenaked Ladies song just doesn't inspire the same sort of confidence for a closer coming in as does AC/DC...but hey, what can you say? Just another day in the minors!

Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): Sacramento 6, Fresno 5
WP: C. Mabeus (8-2, 4.75)
LP: S. Randolph (2-3, 6.71)
SV: J. Garcia (15)
Stephen Randolph gave up 6 runs in 3.1 innings, but the Grizzlies fought back to within a run before finally falling to the Rivercats. Brian Munhall went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles for Fresno and scored 2 runs, while Mike Cervenak and Doug Clark each picked up 2 RBI.

Notable Performances:
Brian Munhall: 3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, .324
Mike Cervenak: 1-5, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, .317
Doug DeVore: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 SO, .288
Stephen Randolph: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 3 SO, 7.23 ERA

Norwich Navigators (AA): Norwich 6, Portland 4
WP: W. Sadler (6-5, 3.95)
LP: R. Beam (0-3, 3.45)
SV: B. Wilson (7)
Tim Hutting hit a 1 out single with the bases loaded to score the go ahead run in the 9th, and Kevin Frandsen’s bases loaded walk brought home the insurance in Norwich’s win. Tyler Von Schell had another good day, going 3 for 4 with a 3 run homer in the 2nd. Brian Burres went 5.1 IP, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks.

Notable Performances:
Tyler Von Schell: 3-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SO, 1 E, .232
Randy Walter: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 SO, 1 CS, .301
Brian Burres: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 7 SO, 3.90 ERA
Merkin Valdez: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 BS, 3.60 ERA
Brian Wilson: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 0.61 ERA

San Jose Giants (High-A): San Jose 5, Bakersfield 0
WP: G. Broshius (11-9, 4.48)
LP: C. Marini (1-4, 5.94)
SV: J. Coutlangus (1)
San Jose rode the backs of 4 home runs to Friday’s win. Jon Bowker hit a 2 run shot in the 5th, while Brian Buscher added a solo shot in the 6th. Todd Jennings and Guillermo Rodriguez added solo shots in the 8th to seal the game off. Meanwhile, Garrett Broshuis pitched an excellent 6 innings, giving up only 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Jon Coutlangus pitched a 3 inning save in relief.

Notable Performances:
Jon Bowker: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, .273
Todd Jennings: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, .288
Brian Buscher: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .276
Guillermo Rodriguez: 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SO, .245
Eddy Martinez-Esteve: 1-2, 3 BB, .325
Garrett Broshuis: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 4.48 ERA

Augusta GreenJackets (Mid-A): Augusta 9, Savannah 6 (Suspended; Power Outage)
Friday night’s game was suspended with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th due to a power outage. Savannah had scored 1 run in the inning and had runners on 2nd and 3rd when the power went out. Nick Conte had led Augusta’s offense with a grand slam in the 5th.

Notable Performances:
Nick Conte: 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .247
Kyle Haines: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 SO, .287
Darren Sack: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 10 SO, 2 HR, 4.24 ERA

Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Short-A): Vancouver 7, Salem-Keizer 1
WP: J. Newby (4-4, 5.27)
LP: N. Pereira (3-3, 3.35)
S-K fell for the fifth time in 6 games as they continued to feel the loss of William Thompson, one of the best offensive players in the NWL before his injury. S-K only managed 5 scattered hits on Friday. Meanwhile, Nick Pereira allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits over just 3.2 innings in his second loss to Vancouver this week.

Notable Performances:
Benjamin Copeland: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, .303
Nick Pereira: 3.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3.35 ERA
Alexander Hinshaw: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO, 2.16 ERA

AZL Giants (Rookie): Postponed



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