Minor League Roundup - 9/20

Justin Smoak had two home runs and four runs batted in for Team USA on Sunday while starter Kasey Kiker issued seven walks in only three innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

Baseball World Cup

The U.S. improved to 6-0 in the second round with its 12-3 win over the host Italians. DH Justin Smoak was 2-for-5 with two home runs, a walk, and four runs batted in. He has eight home runs in eight World Cup games.

Starting pitcher Kasey Kiker struggled with his control, walking seven batters in just three innings pitched. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, striking out four.

Canada defeated Chinese Taipei, 5-3, to move into a second-place tie with the Taiwanese. DH Emerson Frostad was 0-for-2 with a base on balls in the six-inning game.

AAA: Oklahoma City - SEASON OVER
69-75, 11.0 GB

The RedHawks failed to qualify for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

AA: Frisco - SEASON OVER
39-31, 2.0 GB

The RoughRiders failed to qualify for the Texas League playoffs.

A+: Bakersfield - SEASON OVER
Lost 2-3 in Cal League Semifinals (Best of five)

The Blaze had an extremely successful season, making the playoffs for the first time since 2001 and reaching the California League Semifinal series.

A: Hickory - SEASON OVER
30-40, 15.5 GB

The Crawdads failed to qualify for the South Atlantic League playoffs.

SSA: Spokane - SEASON OVER
37-39, 10.0 GB

The Indians played much better late in the season, but they still failed to qualify for the Northwest League playoffs.

AZL: AZL Rangers - SEASON OVER
12-16, 4.5 GB

The AZL Rangers failed to quality for the Arizona League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - SEASON OVER
18-45, 29.5 GB

The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - SEASON OVER
47-15, 9.0 GU

After winning the division, the DSL Rangers2 got a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but they were swept in the best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.



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