Minor League Roundup - 5/16

The Hickory Crawdads were the only of the Rangers' minor league affiliates to take home a victory on Saturday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 3 - Tacoma 8
L - Rupe (0-1)
?15-19, 2.5 GB

Josh Rupe made his first start of the season and allowed five runs over 5.1 innings. He walked three and struck out five.

The RedHawks had three runs on 10 hits without the benefit of an extra-base knock.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias singled twice and walked once in five trips.

Brandon Boggs (1/3, BB) and Max Ramirez (1/5) combined for the club's three RBIs.

Pitching in his first game since being signed, left-hander Mike Hinckley punched out three in 1.2 scoreless frames.

Player of the Game: LHP Mike Hinckley
1.2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00

AA: Frisco - (@) Corpus Christi - PPD (Rain)
16-18, 3.0 GB

The RoughRiders and Hooks were washed out on Saturday night. Because Frisco doesn't return to Corpus in the first half, they'll likely have to play six games in four days the next time the Hooks come to Frisco.

A+: Bakersfield 3 - (@) Visalia 9
L - Bleier (1-1)
15-21, 10.0 GB

Richard Bleier's second High-A start wasn't quite as effective as his first. The southpaw surrendered nine runs -- eight earned -- over 10 hits in five innings. He walked two and fanned five.

Jonathan Greene went 1-for-4 with a double. It was Bakersfield's lone extra-base hit of the evening.

Mitch Moreland (3/5), Engel Beltre (2/5) and Joey Butler (2/4) all had multiple singles.

Lefty Ryan Falcon (2.21 ERA/.237 BAA) fanned two in two scoreless innings.

Ryan Tatusko finished it out for the Blaze with a shutout frame.

Player of the Game: 1B Mitch Moreland
5 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 .370

A: Hickory 5 - Lake County 3 (5 innings - Rain)
W - Pimentel (2-1)
HR - Morrison (3)
?18-17, 1.5 GB

The Crawdads won a rain-shortened battle on Saturday evening.

Carlos Pimentel got credit for the complete game, giving up three runs in five innings. He allowed six hits while walking three and striking out six.

Second baseman Erik Morrison (.413/.420/.761 in 46 at-bats) went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs. His two-run homer in the first got Hickory out to an early lead.

Catcher Doug Hogan was 1-for-2 with a run batted in.

DH Michael Hollander singled, walked and had a sacrifice bunt in three plate appearances.

Player of the Game: 2B Erik Morrison
3 1 2 0 1 3 0 1 .413


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