Minor League Roundup - 5/15

Blake Beavan was outstanding for the Frisco RoughRiders on Saturday night, working eight shutout innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 0 - Fresno 2
L - Geary (3-4)
21-15, 2.0 GU

Right-hander Geoff Geary pitched well in the spot start, allowing just two runs on nine hits over six innings. He walked zero and struck out three.

Brandon Boggs (1/4, 2B), Chris Davis (1/3), Gregorio Petit (1/4) and Hernan Iribarren (1/3) combined for Oklahoma City's four hits on the night.

Leadoff hitter and third baseman Esteban German walked twice in four plate appearances.

Making his Triple-A debut, left-hander Zach Phillips worked three scoreless innings, throwing 44 pitches. He allowed three hits [all singles] while walking one and striking out two.

Player of the Game: LHP Zach Phillips
3.0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0.00

AA: Frisco 8 - Corpus Christi 0
W - Beavan (5-2)
HR - Butler (4)
20-15, 2.0 GU

Pitching in front of 11,397 fans on Saturday evening, right-hander Blake Beavan (2.98 ERA/.212 BAA) was outstanding. The 21-year-old threw 105 pitches over eight innings, allowing no runs on just four hits. He walked zero and struck out eight.

In 48.1 innings this season, Beavan has allowed 38 hits while walking eight and striking out 35. Overall, it's quite an improvement from last summer, when he gave up 113 hits in 89.2 frames, walking 13 and striking out 34.

Right fielder Joey Butler (.313/.388/.478) was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three runs batted in. He blasted a two-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth.

Second baseman Matt Lawson raised his average to .295 by going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, giving him 10 on the season.

Catcher Taylor Teagarden was 0-for-2 with three walks, two runs scored, and a strikeout.

James Tomlin was 2-for-4 with his fourth double of the season.

Elio Sarmiento played left field, and he was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks.

Jake Kaase got the start at third base, singling once in four at-bats.

Left-hander Beau Jones worked a scoreless ninth inning on 16 pitches, giving up one hit and getting one strikeout.

Player of the Game: RHP Blake Beavan
8.0 4 0 0 1 8 0 2.98

A+: Bakersfield 2 - (@) San Jose 6
L - Gomez (1-3)
17-17, 3.0 GB

Starting pitcher Kennil Gomez was erratic once again on Saturday, as he allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings. The Dominican Republic native walked three [and hit two] while striking out two.

David Paisano (2/5, 2B), Erik Morrison (2/4, 2B), Engel Beltre (1/4, 2B) and Chris Gradoville (1/4, 2B) all doubled once.

Catcher Jose Felix singled once and walked once in four trips.

Left-hander Tim Murphy yielded an unearned run in two innings, walking two and striking out two.

Player of the Game: 2B Erik Morrison
4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .214

A: Hickory 7 - (@) Greensboro 2
W - Wieland (2-2)
HR - DiFazio (7)
22-14, 2.0 GU

Hickory got back in the win column on Saturday evening behind an outstanding performance from righty Joe Wieland. The Reno native worked seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He fanned three without issuing a walk.

In his last three starts, Wieland has pitched six, seven and two-thirds, and seven innings, respectively. He has walked two and fanned 18 over that span.

Catcher Vin DiFazio (.282/.404/.576) was 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks. He has five home runs in his last 10 contests.

Cristian Santana (2/3, 2B, BB), Ed Koncel (1/3, 2B, BB) and Joe Bonadonna (1/4, 2B) all doubled.

Trevor Hurley closed out the game with two perfect innings, striking out three. His earned-run average now sits at 0.42.

Player of the Game: C Vin DiFazio
3 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 .282

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