Long time MadFriars favorite CF Drew Macias went 2-4 with a double and a walk.
AA San Antonio
Missions 8 - Arkansas Travelers 3
Big night in San Antonio for shortstop Andy Parrino who went 3 for 4 with a double and home run for five RBIs. Parrino, who came into the year being seen as more of a fill-in than an everyday player has emerged into much more than that with solid performances in both AAA and with the Missions. He came into the game hitting .293/.385/.466 and as someone that can play every infield and outfield position, he has a chance.
Jaff Decker got a chance to play centerfield again and was 2 for 3 with a double and a pair of walks.
On the mound RHP/starter Simon Castro went five innings giving up only on earned run in one of his better outings of the year.
High-A Lake Elsinore
Storm 11 - Bakersfield Blaze 3
On the road in Bakersfield the Storm blew the game open in the eighth inning with six runs featuring a grand slam by second baseman Jonathan Galvez, his thirteenth of the year. SS Jeudy Valdez went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles, 2 stolen bases and three RBIs. CF Reymond Fuentes went 2-4 with a walk and a pair of stolen bases.
LHP Mike Watt started the game and went six innings to get the win, giving up only one run against three strikeouts and one walk.
Low-A Fort Wayne
TinCaps 9 - Lake Country Captains 4
1b Connor Powers, a twenty-first round draft pick in the 2010 draft, who started the year in extended spring training continues to show the organization that he should have been up in the Midwest League all along with a two home run performance on Saturday night.
Powers was 2 for 3 on the night with five RBIs and a walk.
2b Corey Spangenburg, who started off slowly in his first month in Fort Wayne hitting .154 has turned things around. Coming into tonight's game he was hitting .382/.433/.582 and went 3 for 5 in tonight's game.
Lefty Todd Privett, another refugee from the Independent Leagues, got the win going six innings giving up three earned runs against four strikeouts and one walk.
Emeralds 5 - Salem-Kelzer Volcanoes 4
A leadoff triple by CF Lee Orr ignited an Em's rally in the top of the eleventh to give Eugene their fourth win in a row. After Orr tripled, RF Kyle Gaedele reached on a fielder's choice followed by an intentional walk to SS Jace Peterson. The Volcanoes then walked LF Justin Miller to give the home team the victory.
AZL Cubs 7 - AZL Padres 3
Free Cody Decker! In the wonderful August summer of Peoria, Arizona, game time temperature a cool 97 degrees in the shade, Cody was 1-2 with a double and a pair of walks. So far in 33 plate appearances he is hitting .393/.471/.679 in the AZL.
In April Decker hit ten home runs in San Antonio before a high ankle sprain cost him most of the season. The only problem is his replacement with the Missions, Carlos Sosa, who was signed out of the CanAm League is hitting .405.
Anyhow, back to the game. Despite striking out 7 in five innings Nicaraguan Uber Paz took the loss after giving up four earned runs. The double play combination of SS Rashad Ingram and 2b Cody Gabella each had two hits.