44-36, 5.5 GU
The RedHawks travel to Omaha to begin a series on Friday.
HR – Murphy
Steve Murphy was able to play all 10 innings as a centerfielder on Wednesday. He was 1-for-5, but the one hit was a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Frisco pitchers Trey Hodges and Brandon Puffer both gave up one run in one inning of relief work.
2-4, 2.0 GB
The Blaze will return to action on Thursday evening.
W – Castillo (1-3)
SV – Flores (6)
HR – Gac (19)
2-5, 4.0 GB
Fabio Castillo held Beloit hitless for three innings, but he ran into trouble in the fourth and fifth. The prospect ended up allowing four runs on four hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out three.
First baseman Ian Gac (.310/.403/.592) was 3-for-4 with a homer – a three-run shot – and four runs batted in. Gac was promoted to High-A Bakersfield after the game along with teammate Renny Osuna.
RF Tim Smith (2/3, 2B) and DH Mitch Moreland (2/3, 2B, BB) both singled and doubled in the game.
Left-hander Joseph Ortiz gave up one run in 1 2/3 innings. He retired the side in order in his first frame, but walked three batters and hit another when he came out for his second inning before being replaced by Chris Dennis.
Dennis (1.1 IP) and Adalberto Flores (1 IP) helped close out the victory.
L – Schlecht (0-1)
HR – Guinn (1)
6-3, 1.0 GB
Carlos Pimentel's second start of the season wasn't quite as smooth as his first.
The 18-year-old struggled early by surrendering four runs in the first. He did eventually settle down and ended up allowing four runs on three hits and three walks in four innings. Pimentel didn't record a strikeout.
First baseman Dennis Guinn (1/4, 2B) and catcher Justin Pickett (3/4) both drove in a pair of runs.
David Paisano (2/5) and Jason Ogata (2/4) both singled twice.
Lefty Richard Bleier allowed two runs in three innings. He walked one and punched out four.
2-1, 0.0 GU
The Rangers took Wednesday off.
L – Peralta (2-2)
13-8, 0.0 GU
The Rangers had 15 singles and no extra-base hits on the day.
Leadoff man Jhonny Gomez led the club with four base knocks in five at-bats.
CF Ariel Ventura (3/5), 3B Emmanuel Solis (2/5), and C Juvenal Lara (2/4) also had multiple hits.
L – Borjas (1-2)
9-12, 4.0 GB
Starter Michael De La Cruz allowed five runs – three earned – on five hits in four innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Reliever Cristian Zapata didn't give up a hit in 3.2 innings, but he allowed one earned run. The right-hander walked five and struck out five.
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