Minor League Roundup - 4/11

The Hickory Crawdads tossed a no-hitter in game one of their doubleheader on Saturday before putting up another shutout in the nightcap. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 0 - (@) Memphis 1
L - Ramirez (0-1)
1-2


Elizardo Ramirez was outstanding on Saturday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball. The right-hander scattered six hits and fanned three without issuing a walk.

Southpaw Mike Ballard pitched a 1-2-3 inning out of the bullpen. He got a lineout to right field followed by a pair of groundouts.

The RedHawks offense scratched across just two hits on the day. They were singles from Julio Borbon (1/4) and Joaquin Arias (1/4).

Left fielder Brandon Boggs was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.

Player of the Game: RHP Elizardo Ramirez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 6 1 1 0 3 0 1.29


AA: Frisco 4 - (@) Springfield 5
L - Nippert (0-1)
1-2


Dustin Nippert was a bit erratic in his rehab outing, surrendering four runs in 3.2 innings. He gave up five hits, walked four, and struck out three. Nippert did surrender a solo home run to Cardinals left fielder Daryl Jones.

Frisco scratched across just four runs in the game, three of which came in the top of the ninth inning. They were helped out by two walks, a hit by pitch, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in that frame.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry had the team's only extra-base hit. He was 1-for-2 with a double and three walks.

Smoking hot shortstop Marcus Lemon singled three times in four at-bats.

Catcher Chris Gradoville got his first start of the season and had a pair of base hits in three at-bats.

Reliever Guillermo Moscoso fanned three batters in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and one walk.

Player of the Game: SS Marcus Lemon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 .714


A+: Bakersfield 2 - (@) Modesto 3
L - Flores (0-1)
0-3


Blake Beavan was outstanding in his first High-A start, as he yielded just one run in six innings. Beavan gave up just four hits without issuing a free pass. He struck out six.

Left fielder Tim Smith (1/4, 2B) doubled for the team's only extra-base hit.

Davis Stoneburner reached safely a pair of times on a single and a walk.

Pitching out of the bullpen, left-hander Zach Phillips allowed one run in 1.2 innings.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 4 1 1 0 6 0 1.50


A: Hickory 5 - Bowling Green 0 (7 innings/Game 1)
W - Tufts (1-0)


The Crawdads tossed a no-hitter in just their second game as a Rangers affiliate.

Starting pitcher Martin Perez, who is just 18-years-old, went four hitless innings, walking three and striking out six.

After that, right-handers Tyler Tufts (2 IP) and Fabio Castillo (1 IP) combined for three perfect innings to complete the seven-inning no-hitter.

Catcher Leonel De Los Santos was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs in his first start of the season.

Jason Ogata (1/4, 2B) also doubled and drove home one run.

Leadoff hitter Jake Kaase singled twice in three at-bats.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
4.0 0 0 0 3 6 0 0.00


A: Hickory 4 - Bowling Green 0 (7 innings/Game 2)
W - Brigham (1-0)
HR - Hogan (2)
2-1


The Crawdads kept Bowling Green off the scoreboard for all 14 innings of the doubleheader.

Making his first official start since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Jake Brigham hurled 5.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk. He recorded four strikeouts.

Relievers Yoon-Hee Nam (0.2 IP) and Matt Nevarez (1 IP) both walked one batter, but also kept the Hot Rods from scoring.

Catcher Doug Hogan put Hickory up for good with his two-run homer in the fourth inning. It was his second home run of the season.

Left fielder Tim Rodriguez went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base in his first start of the season.

Jake Kaase (1/2, 3B, BB) tripled and walked while DH Jason Ogata (2/3) singled twice and drove home one run.

Player of the Game: RHP Jake Brigham
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0.00


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