Minor League Roundup - 4/23

Only the A-level teams were in action on Wednesday evening, but both clubs were able to come away with the victory. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma – OFF
15-5, 3.0 GU

The RedHawks had a scheduled off day on Wednesday. They will travel back home to face second place Albuquerque (11-7) on Thursday evening.

AA: Frisco – San Antonio – PPD (Rain)
14-4, 2.5 GU

Wednesday's game was postponed due to rain just prior to the beginning of the fifth inning. The game will be made up from the beginning at a later date, which is unfortunate considering that starter Mike Ballard had allowed just one hit in four scoreless innings.

A+: Bakersfield 6 – (@) Rancho Cucamonga 5
W – Laughter (1-0)
HR – Whittleman (1)
9-11, 5.0 GB

Kasey Kiker was knocked around a bit in his High-A debut, as he surrendered 10 hits in five innings. The former first round pick allowed five runs and struck out two without issuing a walk.

Scuffling third baseman John Whittleman (.221/.303/.353) hit his first home of the season for his only knock of the game. It was a three-run shot in the top of the third inning.

Julio Borbon (2/5, 2B), Mauro Gomez (2/4) and Grant Gerrard (2/4, BB) had two hits apiece.

Relief pitchers Ryan Falcon and Andrew Laughter each gave up one hit while tossing two shutout frames.

Player of the Game: 3B John Whittleman
5 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 .221

A: Clinton 5 – (@) Fort Wayne 0
W – Turner (1-1)
HR – Gac (8)
13-4, 1.0 GB

Starting pitcher Ryan Tatusko (1.80 ERA/.063 BAA) was effectively wild, as he tossed four hitless innings despite issuing three walks. He struck out five.

Although the 23-year-old Indiana State Sycamore has walked nine batters in 10 innings this season, he has surrendered only two hits while fanning 12.

Ian Gac's insane start to the season continued as he blasted his eighth home run in the month. It was a two-run shot that gave the L-Kings a 5-0 lead.

Tim Smith and Mitch Moreland each went 1-for-4 with a double while Matt Lawson singled twice.

Relief pitchers Ryan Turner (3 IP) and Josh Lueke (2 IP) completed the shutout.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
4.0 0 0 0 3 5 0 1.80


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