44-36, 5.0 GU
The RedHawks had their second consecutive day off on Thursday. They begin a series in Omaha on Friday evening.
W – Laughter (1-1)
SV – Diaz (3)
HR – Majewski (3)
7-0, 2.0 GU
Frisco won their seventh consecutive game behind a strong all-around effort.
Starter Michael Schlact set the tone with seven strong innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out four. Schlact has pitched seven innings in three of his last four starts.
Second baseman Jose Vallejo led off and went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in his Double-A debut.
DH Ben Harrison was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI.
Centerfielder Dustin Majewski was the game's offensive hero, as his two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning was the eventual game-winner. Majewski also walked twice.
Relievers Andrew Laughter (2 IP) and Joselo Diaz (1 IP) didn't allow a run.
L – Phillips (4-4)
2-5, 3.0 GB
Playing in his first High-A game since 2006, first baseman Ian Gac singled once in four at-bats.
Second baseman Renny Osuna, who made his California League debut on Thursday night, also singled once in four trips.
Starter Zach Phillips yielded six runs – five earned – on six hits in 4.1 innings. He struck out four while walking one.
Left fielder Grant Gerrard (2/3, 2 2B, BB) and RF Truan Mehl (2/4, 2B) combined for Bakersfield's four doubles.
Relief pitchers J.B. Diaz (2.2 IP) and Dan Sattler (1 IP) helped hold Visalia scoreless for the game's final 3.2 innings.
L – Gomez (8-3)
2-6, 5.0 GB
The LumberKings dropped the final game of a four-game set against Beloit despite the efforts of starter Kennil Gomez.
The 20-year-old righty was excellent, giving up only two runs in seven innings. He allowed six hits and struck out six without walking a batter.
Clinton's offense managed just three hits in the game.
Catcher Carlos Dominguez (1/3, 2B) had the only extra-base hit.
Reliever Keisuke Ueno (3.09 ERA/.213 BAA) allowed only one hit in two shutout innings. He struck out three.
W – Boscan (3-0)
HR – Pickett (2), Butler (1)
7-3, 0.0 GU
At 18-years-old, Wilfredo Boscan may be young for the Northwest League, but he has had no problems fitting in through his first three outings.
The native of Venezuela was excellent once again on Thursday, as he yielded just one run in 5.2 innings. He gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out three.
DH Justin Pickett was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer.
Right fielder Joey Butler (1/4, HR) also went deep. His round-tripper was a two-run shot.
Matt West (3/5, 2B), Jared Bolden (2/5), Jason Ogata (1/3, 2B, BB) and David Paisano (2/5) also had strong nights.
Shortstop Michael Hollander, an LSU product, was 0-for-2 with two walks in his professional debut.
W – Roark (1-0)
HR – Hill (1)
3-1, 0.0 GU
Glenn Swanson, who underwent Tommy John surgery during the 2007 season, returned to the mound on Thursday afternoon. The left-hander pitched two innings in the rehab outing and didn't allow a run. He gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out one.
Leadoff hitter Adam Cobb (3/6, 2B) and first baseman Alberto Puello (3/5, 2B) both had three hits, including a double.
3B Erik Morrison (2/3, 2B, BB), DH Aja Barto (2/4, 3B, BB) and RF Lejuan Hill (1/5, HR) also had extra-base hits.
Former University of Illinois hurler Tanner Roark earned the victory with two scoreless innings. He fanned two.
Big left-hander Geuris Grullon walked two in an otherwise clean inning in his 2008 debut.
Kyle Ocampo's second time on the mound wasn't quite as effective as his first. The righty surrendered three runs on two hits and two walks in one inning.
W – Bermudez (1-0)
SV – Rosario (1)
14-8, 0.0 GU
Pitcher Rainier Bermudez made his start as a member of the Rangers' organization and struck out nine batters in five innings. He did allow two runs on three hits, walking four batters.
Ariel Ventura (2/4, 3B) and Tomas Telis (1/4) both drove in a pair of runs.
Second baseman Roan Salas (1/3, 2B, BB) and RF Juan Polanco (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled and walked.
Left-hander Carlos Rosario, who stands at 5-foot-9, earned his first save with four shutout innings. He scattered three hits and punched out three without issuing a walk.
L – Arrendell (3-1)
9-13, 5.0 GB
The Rangers' 1-0 lead held up until the bottom of the ninth inning, when the Angels scored both of their runs to win in walkoff fashion.
Starting pitcher Raul Mayora (2.49 ERA/.198 BAA) blanked the Angels for six innings. He allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out five.
Cleanup hitter and right fielder Edwin Ceballo was the only Ranger with multiple hits. He singled once and tripled once – his second of the year – in four at-bats.
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