Minor League Roundup - 6/4

Bakersfield infielder Nick Cadena continued to impress since being promoted from extended spring training, as he was 3-for-3 with a grand slam on Tuesday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – Colorado Springs 4 (11 innings)
W – Williams (1-0)

Just one day after his outstanding 5-for-5 performance, first baseman Nate Gold added three more knocks in six at-bats. Gold doubled and drove in a pair of runs.

Right fielder Kevin Mahar, who had been slumping since returning to the RedHawks, was 4-for-5 with a double.

Left fielder Jason Botts (.299/.404/.469) was 1-for-3 with a triple and three walks. The triple was Botts' second in as many games.

Starting pitcher John Koronka allowed just one run on five hits in six innings. The southpaw fanned three without walking a batter.

Left-hander Randy Williams earned the victory with 2.1 innings of hitless relief. The Harlingen native struck out two.

Player of the game: RF Kevin Mahar
5 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 .300

AA: Frisco – OFF

The Frisco RoughRiders face the San Antonio Missions at Dr Pepper Ballpark on Wednesday evening. Right-handed pitcher Doug Mathis is slated to take the mound.

A+: Bakersfield 10 – Stockton 9
W – Giles (3-5)
HR – Cadena (2)

Though infielder Nick Cadena (.636/.692/1.273) has played just three games with the Blaze, he has made quite an impact.

Cadena was 3-for-3 on Tuesday. He had a grand slam, six total runs batted in, and a walk.
Taylor Teagarden singled, doubled, walked, and was hit by a pitch in his five plate appearances.

Centerfielder Truan Mehl (2/5), second baseman Thomas Berkery (1/3, 2B, 2 BB), third baseman Chris Davis (2/3, 3B), and shortstop Matt Smith (2/4, BB) all reached multiple times.

Left fielder Jon Weber, a 29-year-old Texas Tech product from Lakewood, California, was recently signed by the Rangers and assigned to High-A Bakersfield. He hit .283 with seven home runs in 128 games with Triple-A Las Vegas and Triple-A Tucson in 2006. Weber was 0-for-4 with a walk tonight.

Starter Kendy Batista yielded seven runs in just 5 2/3 innings. Batista walked one and punched out seven.

Player of the game: 1B Nick Cadena
3 2 3 0 1 6 1 0 .636

A: Clinton 4 – (@) Kane County 2
W – Ballard (7-4)
SV – Gudex (4)

Clinton pitcher Michael Ballard (4.11 ERA/.283 BAA) picked up his seventh win of the season with seven strong innings on Tuesday.

The lefty allowed two unearned runs on four hits in his seven frames. Ballard walked two and struck out four.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon (.235/.311/.318) didn't double for the first time in five days, but he did pick up two singles in four at-bats.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo (.275/.325/.332) had three singles and a walk.

Hot-hitting Chad Tracy (.290/.335/.477) went 2-for-4 with a double and a base on balls.

Iowa product Tim Gudex got his fourth save of the season after he retired all four batters he faced.

Player of the game: LHP Michael Ballard
7.0 4 2 0 2 4 0 4.11

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