Minor League Roundup - 6/25

A couple of starting pitchers -- Oklahoma's Eric Hurley and Bakersfield's Mike Ballard -- made their debuts with their new clubs on Monday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 1 – Omaha 7
L – Hurley (0-1)
36-40, 5.5 GB


The Omaha Royals spoiled Eric Hurley's Triple-A debut, as he surrendered five runs – four earned – on six hits in five innings. The top prospect walked two and struck out four.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz had two singles while catcher Guillermo Quiroz was a perfect 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.

Playing in his first game of the season, shortstop Joaquin Arias was hitless in three at-bats.

Player of the game: C Guillermo Quiroz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 .302


AA: Frisco – OFF
4-2, 0.0 GB


The RoughRiders are currently on their All-Star break. They will return to action on Wednesday evening.

A+: Bakersfield 7 – (@) Lancaster 9
L – Ballard (0-1)
HR – Davis (13), Cadena (3)
0-5, 4.0 GB


Starter Mike Ballard's High-A debut was not a good one, as he yielded six runs on seven hits in just 3 1/3 innings. The Virginia product walked two, struck out three, and surrendered two home runs.

Third baseman Chris Davis (.268/.310/.513) helped to bring the team back with a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the night.

Catcher Taylor Teagarden (.321/.458/.604) had a perfect night at the plate with three hits – including a double – in three at-bats. He also walked once.

Centerfielder Truan Mehl (2/4, 2B, BB) and designated hitter Nick Cadena (2/4, 2B, HR) also had two hits.

Player of the game: DH Nick Cadena
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 .240


A: Clinton – OFF
3-1, 0.0 GB


The LumberKings enjoyed a day off on Monday. They resume their homestand on Tuesday night.

SSA: Spokane 5 – (@) Salem-Keizer 10
L – Kirkman (0-2)
HR – Gac (3)
3-4, 1.0 GU


Starter Michael Kirkman struggled for the second consecutive start, allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits while walking three and punching out two.

Keisuke Ueno was solid in relief, as he surrendered one unearned run on one hit in 2 1/3 innings. He walked none and struck out two.

Designated hitter Kenneth Smith was a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles while first baseman Ian Gac doubled, homered, and walked in five trips.

Player of the game: 1B Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 .207


RK: AZL Rangers – OFF
2-1, 0.5 GB


The little Rangers had their first off day of the season.


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