Minor League Roundup - 6/3

Oklahoma first baseman Nate Gold lived up to his name on Sunday, as he had four extra base hits and seven runs batted in. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 16 – Colorado Springs 2
W – Redman (1-0)
HR – Gold (8, 9), Hairston (1)

Oklahoma first baseman Nate Gold (.280/.340/.524) had the best game of any player in the Rangers' organization this season.

The former Gonzaga Bulldog had five hits in five at-bats. Gold hit two doubles and two home runs, scoring five runs and knocking in seven more. The first baseman has four home runs in his last five games.

Red-hot outfielder Freddy Guzman (.272/.365/.379) singled four times in five at-bats. Guzman extended his rather modest hitting streak to seven games.

Third baseman Desi Relaford was 3-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in.

DH Jason Botts went 2-for-3 with a triple, two walks, and four runs scored.

Starting pitcher Mark Redman allowed just two runs over six innings, scattering nine hits. The OU product struck out three without walking a batter.

Mike Wood (2 IP) and Scott Shoemaker (1 IP) combined for three innings of scoreless relief.

Player of the game: 1B Nate Gold
5 5 5 2 2 7 0 0 .280

AA: Frisco 5 – (@) Tulsa 7
L – Kometani (1-3)
HR – Boggs (4)

Frisco pitcher Eric Hurley (2.64 ERA/.209 BAA) allowed two runs on four hits in six innings in the no-decision on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander walked three and struck out six.

Leadoff hitter Anthony Webster (.278/.331/.431) went 2-for-3 with a couple of walks.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs (.263/.371/.450) reached base three times, as he was 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks. Boggs has walked 15 times in just 24 Double-A games.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf (2/4, 2 2B), DH Steve Murphy (2/5, 2B), catcher Kevin Richardson (2/5) and first baseman Adam Fox (2/4, 3B) each had two hits.

Reliever Kea Kometani took the loss, yielding two runs – one earned – on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

Player of the game: RHP Eric Hurley
6.0 4 2 2 3 6 1 2.64

A+: Bakersfield – OFF

Bakersfield (24-32) returns home to face 30-26 Stockton on Monday evening. Lefty Glenn Swanson is scheduled to take the mound for the Blaze.

A: Clinton 5 – (@) Kane County 2
W – Coffman (5-0)
SV – Haar (7)

Lefty Broc Coffman (3.06 ERA/.266 BAA) baffled the Cougars for seven innings. The 22-year-old yielded only one run on three hits, walking two and striking out three.

First baseman Mauro Gomez went 4-for-5 with two doubles, giving him 10 on the year.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo had two hits and a walk in five plate appearances. The native of the Dominican Republic also stole his 17th base of the season.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon was just 1-for-5, but he hit a double for the fourth consecutive game.

Chad Tracy (2/5) and Jay Heafner (2/3, 2B, 2 BB) also had solid days at the plate.

Player of the game: LHP Broc Coffman
7.0 3 1 1 2 3 1 3.06

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