Minor League Roundup - 9/1

The Rangers' Single-A clubs had interesting nights on Saturday, as third baseman John Whittleman and left-handed pitcher Kasey Kiker had solid nights for their respective teams. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 14 – (@) Albuquerque 4 (Suspended – Top 5)
69-71, 3.0 GB


Saturday's game was suspended due to a power outage and will be resumed on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Central.

The RedHawks scored 14 runs on a whole lot of hits in just four innings of work. More to come after the game is completed on Sunday.

AA: Frisco 1 – (@) Midland 6 (7 innings/Game 1)
L – Schlact (3-3)


Michael Schlact (5.08 ERA/.267 BAA) technically pitched a complete game, but he surrendered six runs in six innings. Schlact gave up 10 hits, walked one, and struck out four.

First baseman Emerson Frostad singled twice in three at bats.

Chris Davis (1/2, BB) reached base twice while backstop Kevin Richardson doubled.

Player of the game: 1B Emerson Frostad
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .241


AA: Frisco 4 – (@) Midland 1 (7 innings/Game 2)
W – Kometani (4-4)
HR – Boggs (19), Teagarden (7)
37-31, 4.5 GB


Veteran righty Jorge Vasquez made the most of his spot start, as he tossed four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out three.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs was 2-for-3 with a home run – his 19th – and a stolen base – his 11th.

Taylor Teagarden also added a home run. It was his seventh with the RoughRiders.

Anthony Webster (2/4, 2B) and Thomas Berkery (2/4) each added a pair of hits.

Pepperdine product Kea Kometani earned the victory with two scoreless innings. He surrendered one hit and struck out four.

Player of the game: CF Brandon Boggs
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 .271


A+: Bakersfield 4 – (@) San Jose 6
L – Ballard (5-3)
27-41, 15.0 GB


Third baseman John Whittleman (.250/.378/.438) had a solid night at the plate, as he was 3-for-3 with a double and a base on balls. The native Texan has drawn 21 walks in 27 games with Bakersfield.

Outfielder Ben Harrison (3/4, 2B) also had three hits in the game.

Left-handed pitcher Mike Ballard allowed six runs – five earned – on six hits in six innings, walking three and fanning five.

Elvis Andrus (.284/.354/.363) and Freddie Thon (.284/.300/.420) each doubled for their only hit of the game.

Player of the game: 3B Johnny Whittleman
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 .250


A: Clinton 2 – Burlington 1
W – Kiker (7-4)
SV – Lueke (6)
28-40, 12.0 GB


Kasey Kiker (2.90 ERA/.237 BAA) held the opponent off the board in his second consecutive outing on Saturday. The lefty allowed three hits in five scoreless innings, walking four and fanning five.

Right fielder K.C. Herren (.275/.361/.432) doubled twice and drove in both of Clinton's runs.

Streaky second baseman Jose Vallejo singled twice and stole his 46th base in 49 attempts.

Marcus Lemon singled and walked.

Player of the game: LHP Kasey Kiker
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 0 0 4 5 0 2.90


SSA: Spokane 5 – (@) Boise 8
L – Sattler (1-2)
HR – Lawson (2)
32-39, 2.5 GB


Fabio Castillo had surrendered just one hit through his first five innings, but he struggled to get out of the sixth.

The young right-hander gave up three runs on two hits and three walks in five-plus innings. He walked three and struck out only one.

Former Missouri State infielder Matt Lawson was just 1-for-5 in the game, but the hit was a home run, his second of the year.

Cristian Santana was a perfect 3-for-3, raising his Spokane batting average up to .333 (7-for-21).

First baseman Ian Gac singled and doubled.

Player of the game: C Cristian Santana
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333


RK: AZL Rangers – Season Over
12-16, 7.0 GB


DSL: San Pedro Rangers – Season Over
35-34, 17.0 GB



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