Minor League Roundup - 9/23

Justin Smoak didn't have a hit on Wednesday, but Team USA's victory over Puerto Rico secured their spot in this weekend's championship round. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

Baseball World Cup

The United States shut out Puerto Rico, 3-0, to remain unbeaten since the tournament's first round. First baseman Justin Smoak batted third, and he went 0-for-3 with a walk. Smoak has now unbelievably gone without a hit for two consecutive games.

Team Canada put a beating on Venezuela, 9-2. Emerson Frostad did not play in the game. Former Rangers prospect Tim Smith saw action as the designated hitter, going 1-for-5 with a run batted in.

The Americans will face Cuba for the first time in the 2009 World Cup on Thursday afternoon.

Because Team USA has already defeated two Pool G teams, they officially hold a 4-0 record in the third round, and Wednesday's victory secured their spot in this weekend's championship.

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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