Minor League Roundup - 6/11

Double-A Frisco and Single-A Hickory got big wins on Friday evening behind a couple masterful pitching performances. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - Albuquerque 8
L - Mathis (1-2)
33-27, 1.5 GU

Doug Mathis suffered his second loss when he yielded five runs on 10 hits in six innings on Friday evening. He walked one and struck out three.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs raised his batting average to .288 after going 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk. The three-bagger was his fourth of the season.

Mitch Moreland (2/4, 2B) and Chris Davis (2/4) also had multiple hits. Moreland's average is up to .255.

Player of the Game: RF Mitch Moreland
4 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 .255

AA: Frisco 5 – San Antonio 1
W - Tatusko (5-0)
HR - Butler (6)
34-24, 4.5 GU

Starter Ryan Tatusko (2.63 ERA/.253 BAA) didn't miss many bats on Friday, but he was plenty effective in earning his fifth win of the season.

The tall right-hander tossed a season-high seven innings, allowing one run on five hits. He walked zero and struck out zero, throwing 91 pitches.

Right fielder Joey Butler (.277/.352/.442) has cooled off since his hot start, but he was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run in the game.

Cleanup hitter and first baseman Wes Bankston was 2-for-4 with his 16th double.

Renny Osuna (2/4) singled twice while Mitch Hilligoss (0/2, 2 BB) walked twice. Hilligoss hit in the five hole.

Taylor Teagarden singled once and struck out twice in four plate appearances. He is now 22-for-84 [.262] with 12 walks and 31 strikeouts in Frisco.

Relievers Adalberto Flores and Beau Jones hurled one scoreless inning apiece to preserve the victory.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
7.0 5 1 1 0 0 0 2.63

A+: Bakersfield 0 – (@) San Jose 4
L - Font (0-2)
25-35, 12.0 GB

Friday's game in San Jose was a bit of a disaster for the Blaze.

With Chris Gradoville serving his suspension, shortstop Andres James left the game early after getting hit by a pitch, forcing Doug Hogan to enter the game and play in left field.

Later in the contest, Engel Beltre had to leave after running into the wall. And pitcher Tim Murphy went to right field, where he played a few innings and went 0-for-2 at the plate. Murphy was recruited to UCLA as a position player, where he spent time in the outfield.

Starter Wilmer Font didn't have his best control for the majority of the night, but he got through five innings allowing only one run. Things fell apart in the sixth, though, and he ended up yielding four runs in five-plus innings.

The 20-year-old gave up three hits, walked six, and struck out four.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre (.311/.359/.448) singled twice in three trips before leaving the game.

John Whittleman was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a strikeout.

Outfielder Jared Bolden singled twice in four trips.

Relief pitchers Corey Young [1 IP] and Fabio Castillo [2 IP] combined for three innings of shutout ball. Both pitchers fanned two.

Player of the Game: 1B John Whittleman
3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 .269

A: Hickory 2 - (@) Augusta 1
W - Wieland (5-4)
SV - Hurley (7)
36-26, 0.0 GU

The Crawdads picked up a key one-run victory to remain tied with Lakewood atop the Sally League's North Division.

Starter Joe Wieland (4.01 ERA/.261 BAA) was excellent, yielding only an unearned run in seven innings. He allowed three hits, walked one, and struck out seven.

The 20-year-old Nevada native has walked 13 batters in 74 innings with Hickory this season.

Shortstop Leury Garcia singled three times and stole two bases, giving him 32 swipes on the year.

Trevor Hurley (1.78 ERA/.157 BAA) struck out the side in the ninth to get his seventh save. He has permitted just 17 hits in 30.1 innings this season, walking seven and striking out 38.

Player of the Game: RHP Joe Wieland
7.0 3 1 1 1 7 0 4.01

DSL: DSL Rangers 0 – DSL Angels 3
L - D. Perez (0-2)
7-4, 0.5 GU

The Rangers were held scoreless on Friday morning, and they even went hitless for much of the game.

?DSL Angels starter Daniel Hurtado hurled seven hitless innings, walking three and striking out nine. The Rangers got two singles off the relief pitcher.

The Rangers' starter, right-hander David Perez, turned in a strong performance himself. The tall righty yielded one run on two hits in five innings, walking one and fanning four.

Catcher Oswaldo Pirela (1/3) and pinch-hitting DH Francisco Lugo (1/1) had both of the club's hits.

Lefty Juan Grullon worked two flawless innings, getting three strikeouts.

Player of the Game: RHP David Perez
5.0 2 1 1 1 4 0 1.64

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