Minor League Roundup - 9/12

The Spokane Indians fell in the deciding game of the Northwest League Championship Series on Sunday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - Season Completed
73-70


Oklahoma City won the Pacific Coast League's American Southern division but was swept by American Northern champ Memphis in the first round of the playoffs.



AA: Frisco - Season Completed
72-67


Frisco won the Texas League's South Division in the first half to clinch a playoff spot, but the club lost to the Midland RockHounds in the first round.



A+: Bakersfield – Season Completed
67-73


Bakersfield rebounded from a rough start to post a 38-32 second-half record, but the club finished five games behind first-place Stockton and failed to qualify for the Cal League playoffs.



A: Hickory - Season Completed
75-64


After Lakewood won both halves in the Sally League's Northern Division, the Crawdads advanced to the playoffs via the wild card berth. Hickory dropped its first-round playoff series to the BlueClaws.



SSA: Spokane 1 - (@) Everett 6
L - Rojas (0-1)
AquaSox win 2-1 (best of three)


Spokane dropped the deciding game of the Northwest League Championship Series on Sunday evening. And––just like that––the Texas Rangers' minor league campaign comes to a conclusion.

The Indians fell into an early hole as starting pitcher Randol Rojas scuffled and yielded six runs (two earned) over 3.2 innings. He gave up three hits, walked three, and struck out three.

The offense didn't get on the scoreboard until the top of the ninth, when second baseman Santiago Chirino brought home a run with his double. He also singled in the contest.

Ryan Strausborger (1/4, 2B), Jared Hoying (1/4) and Andrew Clark (1/3, BB) had the other hits.

The bullpen was solid in relief of Rojas, though the damage had already been done. Zach Osborne (0.1 IP), Tim Steggall (1.2 IP), Kevin Johnson (1.1 IP) and Colby Killian (1 IP) threw scoreless ball to finish it off.

Player of the Game: 2B Santiago Chirino
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .294




RK: AZL Rangers - Season Completed
31-24


The Surprise Rangers won the Arizona League's West Division but lost to the AZL Brewers in the league's semifinals.



DSL: DSL Rangers - Season Completed
42-23


The Dominican Rangers won the San Pedro Division for the third consecutive season, but they lost to the DSL Reds in the first round of the playoffs.



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