Minor League Roundup - 6/9

Michael Main was excellent in the losing effort for Bakersfield on Wednesday, as he struck out nine batters over seven innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City – OFF
W - Kirkman (6-1)
HR - Garko (4)
32-26, 1.5 GU

The RedHawks were off on Wednesday. They return to action against second-place Albuquerque on Thursday evening.

AA: Frisco 5 – San Antonio 11
L - Roark (5-3)
33-23, 4.5 GU

The ‘Riders pitching staff got knocked around the yard by San Antonio on Wednesday evening, but they were able to keep their 4.5 game division lead in-tact.

Starter Tanner Roark (5.23 ERA/.282 BAA) yielded seven runs on eight hits over just four innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Right-handed relievers Brennan Garr and Adalberto Flores both allowed two runs in two innings of work.

Designated hitter Wes Bankston led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and a base on balls.

Marcus Lemon (1/4, 2B, BB), Joey Butler (1/4, 2B) and Renny Osuna (1/2, 2B) all doubled once.

?Second baseman Matt Lawson struck out four times, but he also belted his fourth triple of the season.

Mitch Hilligoss saw his first Double-A action after entering as a pinch-hitter for the third baseman Osuna. The 24-year-old grounded out and struck out in his two plate appearances.

Evan Reed (1.59 ERA/.230 BAA) finished out the game for Frisco with a scoreless inning. In 22.2 innings, Reed has walked only five while fanning 23.

Player of the Game: DH Wes Bankston
3 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 .220

A+: Bakersfield 2 – (@) Stockton 3
L - Main (2-3)
25-32, 10.5 GB

The Blaze lost on Wednesday night, but it certainly wasn't to the fault of starter Michael Main.

The right-hander worked seven innings, allowing three runs [two earned] on four hits. He walked only one while striking out nine.

Over his last four starts, Main is throwing strikes and missing more bats. He has logged 25.2 innings during that span, issuing four walks and fanning 27.

Six different Stockton pitchers limited Bakersfield to four singles in the game. They came from David Paisano (1/5), Davis Stoneburner (1/3, BB), Engel Beltre (1/4) and Mike Bianucci (1/3, BB).

Beltre returned from his five-game suspension. Chris Gradoville and Doug Hogan began their four-game suspension on Wednesday.

Cleanup hitter John Whittleman was 0-for-2, but he walked twice.

Player of the Game: RHP Michael Main
7.0 4 3 2 1 9 0 4.04

A: Hickory – OFF
35-25, 1.0 GU

The South Atlantic League took the day off on Wednesday.

DSL: DSL Rangers 9 – DSL Tigers 8
W - Grullon (2-0)
SV - Medina (1)
HR - Abreu (1), Sierra (1)
6-3, 1.0 GB

The DSL Rangers squeaked out a high-scoring victory in San Pedro de Macoris on Wednesday morning.

The club got its first two home runs of the season, as DH Esdras Abreu (1/5, HR) and centerfielder Ruben Sierra (1/4, HR, BB) both went yard. The two combined for five runs batted in.

Starting pitcher Luis Parra was bit when he surrendered a home run of his own. Overall, he allowed three runs on four hits in three innings, walking zero and striking out four.

Reliever Jose Mavare came in and fanned five over two scoreless frames. In 10 innings this season, the 20-year-old has walked three and struck out 19.

Tall first baseman Christefer Obispo didn't have a hit, but he walked four times and stole his first base of the season.

Chris Garia entered as a pinch runner and swiped his third base.

Left fielder Francisco Lugo (.308/.438/.500) was 2-for-3 with two walks and a run batted in. The 18-year-old native of Hermosillo, Mexico, is off to a strong start.

Robert Morillo, who is also hitting above .300, singled once and walked twice.

Player of the Game: DH Esdras Abreu
5 1 1 0 1 3 0 3 .188

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