Minor League Roundup - 6/7

Despite all of the minor league's attention being turned to the draft on Thursday, there were games played as well. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's action in the minor leagues.

AAA: Oklahoma 12 – Round Rock 5
W – Wood (4-1)


The Oklahoma lineup produced 12 runs on 20 hits on Thursday night, with every player getting at least one hit. Everyone but Kevin Mahar, who was 1-for-5, had at least two knocks.

Second baseman Tug Hulett broke out of a long slump with four hits, including a double and 3 RBI, in five at-bats.

Jason Botts (2/3, 2B, BB), Nate Gold (2/4, 2B), Kevin West (2/5, 2B), Desi Relaford (3/4, 2B), Guillermo Quiroz (2/4, 2B, BB), and Dave Matranga (2/4, 2B) also hit doubles.

Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman, who is hitting a nice .440/.517/.600 in six June games, was 2-for-5 with a walk.

Starting pitcher Mike Wood improved his record to 4-1 with six strong innings. The right-hander gave up just one run on two hits, walking two and fanning five.

Player of the game: 2B Tim Hulett
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 4 1 0 3 0 1 .279


AA: Frisco 10 – San Antonio 8
W – White (1-0)
SV – Kometani (2)
HR – Richardson (9), Benjamin (4), Murphy (3)


Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza pitched well through three innings, but fell apart in the fourth. He ended up allowing eight runs – four earned – on six hits in just 3 1/3 frames. The native of Mexico walked three without recording a strikeout.

Red-hot shortstop Casey Benjamin was just 1-for-5, but he hit the game-winning three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Second baseman German Duran (.323/.381/.565) was 2-for-5 with two doubles, giving him 12 on the season.

Backstop Kevin Richardson (.248/.301/.409) and right fielder Steve Murphy (.284/.333/.386) each had three hits – including a home run – in four at-bats.

First baseman Adam Fox raised his average to .308 with two hits in two at-bats.

Scott Shoemaker was solid out of the bullpen, giving Frisco 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The Long Beach State product allowed three hits, walked one, and fanned three.

Kea Kometani (1.04 ERA/.129 BAA as a reliever) tossed a perfect inning for his second save of the season. He struck out one.

Player of the game: RF Steve Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 3 0 1 3 0 0 .294


A+: Bakersfield 4 – (@) Visalia 3
W – Knippschild (2-1)
SV – Giles (1)


Though he didn't get the victory, UC Irvine product Glenn Swanson (3.86 ERA/.244 BAA) out-dueled Max Scherzer in his professional debut.

Swanson scattered three hits through six scoreless innings, walking one and fanning 10.

Centerfielder Truan Mehl (1/4, 3B) and catcher Taylor Teagarden (1/3) drove in all of Bakersfield's runs, getting two apiece.

Right fielder John Mayberry was 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts.

Player of the game: LHP Glenn Swanson
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 0 0 1 10 0 3.86


A: Clinton 6 – Peoria 4
W – Poveda (6-2)
SV – Marte (1)
HR – Tracy (7), Paisano (1)


Omar Poveda failed to make it six innings for the second time in a row, as he allowed three runs in five innings on Thursday. The big righty yielded seven hits while walking two and punching out five.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon was 1-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch.

Left fielder Chad Tracy and centerfielder David Paisano each went 1-for-4 with home runs. The long ball was Paisano's first as a pro.

K.C. Herren reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks.

Player of the game: CF David Paisano
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .152



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