Minor League Roundup - 4/22

The RedHawks and Blaze joined the Rangers by playing 11-inning games on Wednesday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 7 - Omaha 6 (11 innings)
W - Vaughan (2-0)
HR - Ramirez (1)
6-7, 0.5 GU

Between the big league club, Triple-A Oklahoma City and High-A Bakersfield, 11-inning games were in style on Wednesday.

Starting pitcher Elizardo Ramirez was knocked around a bit, giving up five runs -- three earned -- on eight hits in 5.1 innings. He walked two and struck out four.

Catcher Max Ramirez broke a 2-2 tie with his two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. He also singled.

Ramirez is off to an extremely slow start. In 45 at-bats, he has just two extra-base hits and he's drawn just one walk while striking out 18 times.

Julio Borbon (.317/.388/.367) was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk. It was his third consecutive game with a free pass.

Casey Benjamin (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled while German Duran (1/6, 3B) hit his first triple of the season.

Right-hander Warner Madrigal didn't surrender a run or a hit in 1.1 innings.

Beau Vaughan tossed two hitless, scoreless frames. He walked two and struck out two.

Vaughan, a former Red Sox prospect, has yielded only three hits in 11 innings this year, and he's yet to allow a run. The Arizona State product has five walks and 12 strikeouts.

DH Royce Huffman went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two walks, and four runs batted in. He won the game with a walkoff base on balls in the bottom of the eleventh.

Player of the Game: DH Royce Huffman
4 0 2 2 0 4 2 0 .306

AA: Frisco - OFF
6-6, 1.0 GB

The ‘Riders traveled to Corpus Christi on Wednesday. They will meet up with the Hooks for a four-game weekend series.

A+: Bakersfield 10 - (@) Visalia 5 (11 innings)
W - Reed (1-0)
HR - Gomez (3), Moreland (2)
4-10, 8.0 GB

Bakersfield starter Michael Kirkman gave up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings pitched. He walked three and struck out seven.

Mauro Gomez had a huge game, going 3-for-6 with a double, a home run, and six runs batted in. Gomez broke the game wide open in the 11th inning with his bases-clearing double.

Matt Lawson (3/6, 2B), Engel Beltre (1/4, 2B, BB) and Renny Osuna (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

First baseman Mitch Moreland homered and walked twice.

Left-hander Corey Young struck out four and surrendered just one hit in 2.2 innings.

Evan Reed was even batter, yielding just one base hit in 3.1 shutout innings. Reed fanned two without issuing a walk.

Player of the Game: DH Mauro Gomez
6 1 3 1 1 6 0 0 .258

A: Hickory 3 - Lexington 4
L - Perez (0-2)
7-7, 3.0 GB

The Crawdads used a talented tandem of starters on Wednesday in Martin Perez and Jake Brigham.

They were just about equally good, but they weren't able to get the victory.

The 18-year-old Perez allowed two runs on three hits in five innings, walking two and fanning six.

Brigham went four innings, giving up two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and two walks. He struck out five.

David Paisano (1/4, 2B, BB), Jake Kaase (1/5, 2B) and Mike Bianucci (1/3, 2B) all hit doubles.

Through 14 games, Bianucci is leading the South Atlantic League with a 1.193 OPS.

First baseman Clark Murphy had two singles in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: LHP Martin Perez
5.0 3 2 2 2 6 1 3.46


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