Minor League Notebook | June 5

Minor League Notebook | June 5

A day after having its winning streak snapped, Fresno scores three in the eighth to get back in the win column. Augusta comes from behind, but the ‘pen falters late and the winning streak comes to an end. Connecticut walks off with a victory, and San Jose gets a solid pitching performance and some timely hitting. Just Another action-packed Day in the Minors!

Fresno Grizzlies: Fresno 5, Albuquerque 3 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

RF Nate Schierholtz – 2-4, 1 R
3B Tomas De La Rosa – 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B (15), 1 RBI (19), 1 SO
CF Clay Timper – 1-3, 1 R

LF-CF Justin Leone – 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI (26), 1 BB
C Guillermo Rodriguez – 1-1, 1 RBI (18), 1 E (4)

SP Sun Woo Kim – 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
RP Scott Atchison – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, W (1-2)

RP Carlos Hines – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (2)

Behind 3-2 in the eighth inning, third basemanTomas De La Rosa doubled in the tying run and catcher Guillermo Rodriguez singled in the go-ahead run as Fresno rallied for three runs to defeat Albuquerque 5-3.

Things were not looking good for the Grizzlies early on as they trailed 3-0 heading into the sixth, when the bats finally woke up. A wild pitch allowed center fielder Clay Timper to score, and then Justin Leone lined an RBI single to left to score Nate Schierholtz to pull Fresno within 3-2.

Pitcher Scott Atchison (1-2) was outstanding in relief, firing two scoreless innings and striking out five, while reliever Carlos Hines retired the side in order in the ninth for his second save.

Notes: Starting pitcher Sun Woo Kim allowed two earned runs in six innings. .. Schierholtz continued to wield a hot bat going 2-for-4.

Connecticut Defenders: Connecticut 5, Bowie 4, 10 innings (Click here to see box score)


Lines of the day:

2B Eugenio Velez – 2-5, 1 R

SS Jake Wald – 1-4, 1 R, 1 HR (2), 1 RBI (16)

RF Trey Webb – 2-4, 1 R
DH Carlos Sosa – 2-5, 2 RBI (18), 1 SO
LF John Bowker – 1-4, 2 RBI (28), 1 SO

3B Mark Minicozzi – 1-4, 1 2B (11), 1 SO

SP Garrett Broshuis – 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

RP Justin Hedrick – 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Brooks McNiven – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, W (2-2)

Left fielder John Bowker lined a walk-off RBI single to center in the 10th, to knock in Trey Webb with the winning run, as Connecticut squeaked by Bowie 5-4.

Trailing 2-0 in the third, shortstop Jake Wald belted a solo homer to put Connecticut on the board. Following three consecutive singles by Pat Dobson, Eugenio Velez, and Trey Webb, designated hitter Carlos Sosa came up with the bases loaded and hit a grounder to Luis Antonio Jimenez, who promptly threw it away, allowing Dobson to score to tie the game.

Bowie answered back with a pair of runs in the fourth, when Matt Cepicky launched a two-run homer off of starter Garrett Broshuis. Broshuis, who has struggled all season long, had another shaky outing, allowing four runs in six innings.

The Defenders rallied for a pair of runs in the fifth. Carlos Sosa hit an RBI single to second scoring Dobson. Bowker then followed Sosa's clutch hit with a sacrifice fly that brought home Velez to tie the game, 4-4.

Relievers Justin Hedrick and Brooks McNiven shut down Bowie's offense over the final three innings to seal the victory.

Notes: Bowker leads the team with 28 RBI. … Webb, Velez, and Sosa each had a pair of hits. … Third baseman Mark Minicozzi hit his 11th double of the season in the fourth inning.

San Jose Giants: San Jose 6, Visalia 3 (Click here to see box score)

Lines of the day:


SS Brian Bocock – 1-5, 1 R
3B David Maroul – 1-3, 1 RBI (26)
LF Anthony Contreras – 0-3, 1 RBI (35)
DH Tyler Von Schell – 1-4, 1 2B (7), 1 RBI (31), 2 SO
CF Antoan Richardson – 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI (18), 1 SB (25), 1 BB, 1 SO
RF Ben Copeland - 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI (18), 1 CS (2), 1 SO
C Adam Witter – 1-3, 1 2B (10), 1 RBI (18), 1 BB, 1 SO,
SP Paul Oseguera – 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, W (5-2)
RP Sergio Romo – 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, H (4)
RP Taylor Wilding – 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, SV (10)

Ben Copeland and David Maroul delivered RBI singles in a three-run first inning, and starter Paul Oseguera threw seven strong innings to lead San Jose to a 6-3 victory.Oseguera limited Visalia to five hits and two runs to pick up his fifth win.

Clinging to a 3-2 lead, designated hitter Tyler Von Schell smoked a double down the right field line to drive in Antoan Richardson and increase the lead to 4-2.

Catcher Adam Witter hit an RBI double, and Richardson added a sacrifice fly in a two-run ninth for San Jose.

Closer Taylor Wilding struck out the only two batters he faced to pick up his 10th save.

Notes: Richardson swiped his 25th base of the season. … Copeland and Richardson each had a pair of hits. … Witter's double was his 10th of the season. … Left fielder Anthony Contreras hit a sacrifice fly in the first to pick up his team-leading 35th RBI.

Augusta GreenJackets: Asheville 5, Augusta 3 (Click to see box score)

Lines of the day:

DH Marcus Sanders – 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B (9), 2 RBI (8), 1 SB (16), 1 HBP, 1 SO
1B Brett Pill – 1-4, 1 R, 2 SO
SS Emmanuel Burriss – 4-4, 2 SB (11), 1 BB
LF Tyler Graham – 1-4, 1 RBI (7), 1 CS (3), 1 E, 2 SO

SP Clayton Tanner – 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 1 E
RP Ryan Shaver – 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, L (0-1)


With the game tied 3-3 in the eighth inning, Asheville tagged Ryan Shaver (0-1) for two runs to defeat Augusta 5-3.

Asheville jumped on starter Clayton Tanner for three runs in the first two innings to take a 3-0 lead.

The GreenJackets struggled offensively through the first five innings before putting together a rally in the sixth. First baseman Brett Pill singled to lead off the inning and then Dayton Butler walked to bring Marcus Sanders to the plate with runners on first and second with no outs.

Sanders then drilled a two-run double to center, closing the gap to 3-2. Two batters later, left fielder Tyler Graham smoked an RBI single to bring home Sanders and tie the game 3-3.

The GreenJackets would not score again, while Asheville scored twice late in the game to steal a victory over Augusta.

Notes: Tanner settled down after a shaky first two frames, and did not allow another run over his final four innings. … Shortstop Emmanuel Burriss went 4-for-4, with a pair of stolen bases. He has seven hits in nine at-bats over his last two games. … Sanders stole his 16th base of the season.

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