Minor League Roundup - 6/26

The Frisco RoughRiders remained unbeaten in the Texas League's second half with another victory on Saturday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 8 - Omaha 2
W - Mathis (3-3)
HR - Petit (6)
41-34, 3.5 GU

Oklahoma City returned home and sinkerballer Doug Mathis worked seven strong innings, helping the club beat former RedHawks pitcher Luis Mendoza.

Mathis gave up two runs in those seven innings, scattering seven hits, walking two, and striking out one.

Shortstop Gregorio Petit, who has flashed some power lately, went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, and two runs batted in.

Brandon Boggs (1/4, 2B), Mitch Moreland (3/4, 2B) and Chad Tracy (1/3, 2B, BB) also doubled.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry singled twice and walked once, raising his average to .274.

Zach Phillips and Elizardo Ramirez closed out the game by pitching one scoreless inning apiece.

Player of the Game: SS Gregorio Petit
4 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 .258

AA: Frisco 3 – (@) Corpus Christi 2
W - Tatusko (6-1)
SV - Lueke (2)
4-0, 1.0 GU

Ryan Tatusko (3.65 ERA/.278 BAA) bounced back from his worst outing of the season with one of his best.

The 25-year-old worked seven scoreless innings on 98 pitches. He yielded four hits while walking three and striking out two.

Left-hander Kasey Kiker made his return from the disabled list, pitching to three batters. Kiker got a strikeout, gave up a hit, and walked a batter before being lifted from the game. Both runners eventually came around to score.

Third baseman Mitch Hilligoss continued playing well with Frisco, going 3-for-4 with his second double.

Joey Butler (1/4, 3B) smacked his fourth triple.

Streaking leadoff man Marcus Lemon singled twice, walked once, and stole his fourth base of the season.

Cleanup man Taylor Teagarden singled once, but he struck out in his other four plate appearances. He has struck out 51 times in 36 Double-A games, posting a .263/.353/.391 line with Frisco.

Reliever Josh Lueke got the save after he fanned three batters in 1.1 scoreless innings. The 6-foot-5 righty has 24 strikeouts in 16.1 innings with the ‘Riders.

Player of the Game: RHP Ryan Tatusko
7.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 3.65

A+: Bakersfield 4 - Visalia 3
W - Main (5-3)
SV - Gomez (1)
2-1, 1.0 GB

Michael Main (3.45 ERA/.250 BAA) battled through for his fifth win of the season, allowing three runs on seven hits over 7.1 innings. He walked one and struck out seven.

Main surrendered two more home runs in the game, giving him 14 round-trippers allowed in 15 starts this season.

On the bright side, he has been an absolute workhorse. The 21-year-old hurler has worked at least seven innings in five of his last nine starts.

Chris Gradoville broke out of a slump by going 3-for-4 with his 13th double.

Tom Mendonca (1/2, 2B, BB, HBP) and Davis Stoneburner (1/3, 2B, BB) also had two-baggers.

Centerfielder Engel Beltre singled, was hit by a pitch, hit a sacrifice fly, and had two total runs batted in.

Kennil Gomez got the final out of the game to earn his first save.

Player of the Game: RHP Michael Main
7.1 7 3 3 1 7 2 3.45

A: Hickory 4 - (@) Hagerstown 10
L - Ross (8-6)
1-2, 2.0 GB

Starting pitcher Robbie Ross was stuck with his sixth loss after he allowed four runs [three earned] on eight hits over 5.2 innings. The southpaw walked two, struck out three, and posted a 10:4 groundout-to-flyout ratio.

Left fielder Joe Bonadonna had a strong night offensively, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in.

Matt West (1/4, 2B) and Zach Zaneski (1/4, 2B) both doubled once.

Reliever Kyle Ocampo was knocked around for five runs in only one inning, but just one of the runs was earned.

Player of the Game: LF Joe Bonadonna
4 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 .243

SSA: Spokane 2 - Everett 6
L - Osborne (0-2)
1-7, 4.0 GB

Zach Osborne's second professional start was a bit of a struggle, as he gave up three runs in three innings.

Relievers Jimmy Reyes and Tim Stanford helped keep the Indians in the game, though, with each pitcher working two scoreless frames.

Playing in his first game at Spokane, Brett Nicholas batted fifth and went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs batted in.

Mike Olt (1/4, 2B) doubled while first baseman Andrew Clark (2/4) had a pair of singles.

Player of the Game: RHP Tim Stanford
2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00

RK: AZL Rangers 4 - (@) AZL Dodgers 5
L - Mavare (1-1)
2-3, 1.0 GB

The AZL Rangers went up against rehabbing right-hander James McDonald, and the rookie club actually did a decent job against him. McDonald gave up three runs on three hits over 3.2 innings, walking two and fanning five.

For the Rangers, starting pitcher Richard Alvarez gave up two runs over four innings. He gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out six.

New Mexico native Anthony Haase bounced back from a rough first outing to strike out four in 2.2 hitless, walkless innings.

The Rangers didn't have any extra-base hits in the game, and catcher Johnathon Moore was the only player with two knocks. He was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Teodoro Martinez (1/3), Tomas Telis (1/4), Drew Robinson (1/2, 2 BB) and Braxton Lane (1/3, BB) all singled once.

Robinson has five hits and six walks in his first four professional games.

Player of the Game: RHP Anthony Haase
2.2 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.50

DSL: DSL Rangers 2 - (@) DSL Mets 3
L - De Jesus (1-2)
13-10, 1.0 GB

The Rangers' offense collected 13 hits in the game, but just two extra-base hits led to two runs overall.

Shortstop Belarmino Campos (2/4, 3B) and first baseman Carlos Oropeza (2/4, 2B) had the extra-base knocks.

Second baseman Luis Mendez (2/5), third baseman Robert Morillo (2/4) and left fielder Esdras Abreu (2/4) all singled twice. Abreu's average has jumped up to .263.

Starting pitcher Abel De Los Santos was solid, giving up two runs on six hits through six innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Tall left-hander Victor Payano worked a scoreless frame, allowing one hit, walking zero, and fanning one.

Player of the Game: RHP Abel De Los Santos
6.0 6 2 2 1 1 0 1.88

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