Minor League Roundup - 7/13

Oklahoma hurler Brian Gordon shined in his homecoming on Sunday while the Spokane Indians improved to a slightly impressive 20-6 on the season. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 6 – (@) Round Rock 0
W – Gordon (2-2)
HR – Mayberry (11), Shelton (4)
55-43, 8.5 GU

Brian Gordon (3.33 ERA/.290 BAA) returned home to Round Rock and pitched a gem. He went 5 2/3 innings, giving up no runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked one.

First baseman Chris Shelton (.338/.388/.545) was 2-for-4 with a home run and five runs batted in.

John Mayberry (1/4, HR) also went yard. It was a solo home run to dead center off left-hander Ray King.

Leadoff hitter Drew Meyer (.293/.396/.488 in 12 July games) singled and walked twice.

Relievers Wes Littleton (1.1 IP), Bill White (1 IP) and Brandon Puffer (1 IP) were all perfect. Littleton fanned two while White and Puffer both punched out one batter.

Player of the Game: RHP Brian Gordon
5.2 5 0 0 1 3 0 3.33

AA: Frisco 5 – (@) Corpus Christi 7
L – Hodges (7-7)
15-7, 3.0 GU

The Riders got in an early hole when Trey Hodges gave up a grand slam just four batters into the bottom of the first inning.

Hodges would allow five runs on six hits in five innings of work. He walked five and struck out three.

Jose Vallejo (.328/.391/.508) and Dustin Majewski (.298/.397/.460) both went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Third baseman Adam Fox singled twice in five at-bats.

Zack Parker (4.99 ERA/.306 BAA) pitched a perfect ninth inning. He now has not allowed a run in 9.2 innings.

Player of the Game: 2B Jose Vallejo
4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 .328

A+: Bakersfield 3 – (@) Visalia 4 (13 innings)
L – Sattler (0-2)
9-15, 6.0 GB

Kasey Kiker limited Visalia to two runs in five innings on Sunday, but he gave up five hits and walked four batters. The left-hander struck out three.

Third baseman John Whittleman (.248/.362/.390) had the team's only extra-base hit in 13 innings. He was 2-for-6 with his 29th double of the season.

Renny Osuna (1/3, 3 BB) singled and walked three times while Truan Mehl (1/3, 2 BB) singled and walked twice.

Chad Tracy had two singles in six at-bats.

Josh Giles (2 IP), Beau Jones (3 IP), and Jordan Stewart (2 IP) all held the Oaks scoreless despite having some control issues. All three pitchers walked two batters on Sunday.

Player of the Game: LHP Beau Jones
3.0 1 0 0 2 4 0 3.15

A: Clinton 8 – Quad Cities 4
W – Tatusko (2-6)
HR – Moreland (9), Dominguez (2)
12-12, 5.0 GB

Ryan Tatusko (4.34 ERA/.246 BAA) hurled six shutout innings on Sunday afternoon. He scattered six hits [all singles] while walking three and striking out four batters.

DH Mitch Moreland had just one hit, but it was a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning.

Catcher Carlos Dominguez was 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.

Left fielder Cristian Santana (.235/.308/.421) fell a home run short of the cycle, as he was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple.

Jonathan Greene (1/4, 2B) and Kyle Murphy (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
6.0 6 0 0 3 4 0 4.34

SSA: Spokane 10 – (@) Vancouver 8 (14 innings)
W – Brader (1-0)
20-6, 4.0 GU

Starting pitcher Neil Ramirez was curiously pulled after just two-thirds of an inning. He walked three batters and struck out one, but did not surrender a run. There is no word yet on whether or not he left with an injury.

Third baseman Justin Pickett (.300/.372/.471) led the team with four hits, including a double, in seven at-bats.

Right fielder Joey Butler was 2-for-7 with a triple and two RBI.

Eric Fry (2/6, BB) and David Paisano (2/6, BB) both singled twice and walked.

Right-hander Ryan Schlecht (1.56 ERA/.193 BAA) helped keep the Indians in the game with 4 1/3 innings of shutout ball. He gave up just one hit while walking three and striking out three.

Arizona State product Dustin Brader (1.74 ERA/.114 BAA) closed the game out with two scoreless innings. He surrendered one hit and struck out two. Brader has allowed only four hits in 10.1 innings this season.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Schlecht
4.1 1 0 0 3 3 0 1.56

RK: AZL Rangers 4 – (@) AZL Giants 3
W – Tufts (2-1)
HR – Selen (1)
9-7, 3.0 GB

Starter Kyle Ocampo gave up two runs on a pair of solo home runs in two innings. He allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out two.

Second baseman Alejandro Selen (.219/.324/.344) was 2-for-4 with his first home run since joining the AZL Rangers. He had one round-tripper in 10 games with the DSL Rangers this season.

Edward Martinez (3/4) had three base hits while Leonel De Los Santos (2/5) Aja Barto (2/3, BB) singled twice.

Righty Tanner Roark (0.79 ERA/.225 BAA) struck out two in two scoreless innings of relief.

Tyler Tufts (0.79 ERA/.175 BAA) got his second professional victory after throwing three shutout innings. He gave up one hit and struck out four.

Player of the Game: RHP Tyler Tufts
3.0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0.79

DSL: DSL Rangers1 – OFF
22-14, 3.0 GB

The DSL doesn't play on Sundays.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 – OFF
15-21, 10.0 GB


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