Minor League Roundup - 5/3

Frisco picked up an extra-inning victory after the hot-hitting Chris Davis and Ben Harrison each went deep on Saturday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 6 – (@) Tacoma 3
W – Loe (2-1)
20-10, 3.5 GU

Elizardo Ramirez helped keep the RedHawks in the game by allowing three runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. The former Cincinnati Reds hurler walked three and struck out four.

Right fielder Nelson Cruz (.370/.520/.783) reached base three more times with a single and two walks. He also drove in a pair of runs while stealing his 11th base of the year.

Nate Gold (2/4, BB), Taylor Teagarden (2/4), and Adam Fox (2/3, 2B, BB) had two hits apiece.

Bill White struck out the side in a scoreless frame while Kameron Loe fanned two in 1 1/3 innings to lead OKC to victory. Loe earned his second win of the season.

Player of the Game: 3B Adam Fox
3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 .182

AA: Frisco 3 – Midland 2 (10 innings)
W – Madrigal (1-0)
HR – Davis (9), Harrison (3)
21-7, 5.5 GU

Kason Gabbard's rehab start was a smooth one, as he surrendered only one hit in his four innings of work. The southpaw, who allowed one run, walked three and struck out six.

Backstop Max Ramirez (.379/.469/.663) tripled and walked twice.

Red-hot sluggers Chris Davis and Ben Harrison each homered for their only knocks of the evening. Harrison also reached on an intentional walk.

Kendy Batista (3.14 ERA/.255 BAA) punched out three in three scoreless innings. He yielded two hits and a walk.

Closer Warner Madrigal got his first decision of the season after tossing a perfect 10th inning with one strikeout.

Player of the Game: LHP Kason Gabbard
4.0 1 1 1 3 6 0 2.25

A+: Bakersfield 7 – (@) Visalia 12
L – Lueke (0-1)
16-14, 6.0 GB

Bakersfield's inconsistent ways continued on Saturday with a 12-7 defeat in Visalia.

Starting pitcher Kasey Kiker was knocked around for six runs – five earned – on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three.

First baseman J.T. Restko had been off to a slow start, but he was the start of the day offensively, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI.

Just one week after notching the first three-hit game of his career, catcher Manny Pina did it again. The backstop singled three times in four at-bats, bringing his average up to .246.

DH Chad Tracy and RF Truan Mehl each singled and doubled in the game.

Leadoff man Julio Borbon raised his average to .300 with two singles in five at-bats.

Player of the Game: 1B J.T. Restko
4 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 .182

A: Clinton 4 – (@) Kane County 6
L – Tatusko (0-1)
19-6, 2.0 GU

The L-Kings were effectively shut down by A's prospect and Metroplex native Craig Italiano on Saturday night.

After an extremely small slump, first baseman Ian Gac got back on track with one single and three walks in the game. He also drove in two runs.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre singled twice in five at-bats.

Starter Ryan Tatusko had his worst outing of the season, allowing four runs on five hits in four innings. He walked a pair while striking out five.

Fabio Castillo yielded just two unearned runs in four innings of work. He permitted two base hits, did not issue a walk, and struck out one.

Player of the Game: RHP Fabio Castillo
4.0 2 2 0 0 1 0 4.09


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