Games Played on 8/8/2013

Minor League Player of the Day: Logan Uxa went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double and two runs scored for the AZL Reds.

Columbus 9 – Louisville 3

Chad Rogers retired the first 10 batters that he faced, and kept the Clippers scoreless until a rough 5th inning, where he gave up 4 runs on 4 hits. An error led to one of the runs. Rogers helped himself out by picking a runner off 1st base for the final out of the inning. Overall, he finished with a line of 5.1 innings, 6 runs (4 earned) and 6 hits. He walked one and struck out 7.

Billy Hamilton (2-for-3, 2B, BB) had two of the team’s five hits, stole his 68th base, and scored two of the team’s 3 runs.

Pensacola 6 – Jacksonville 4

Daniel Renken went 6 innings, allowing 7 hits, walking no one, and striking out 4. Trevor Bell faced 4 batters in the 9th inning, hitting one batter and striking out the other three.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 2nd inning, Mike Costanzo (2-for-3, 2B, BB) had a bases-clearing double in the 6-run frame. Travis Mattair and Ryan LaMarre each had a pair of singles and scored a run in 4 at-bats.

High A
Stockton 13 – Bakersfield 11

Plenty of offense in this game, as eight Blaze starters had hits and all 8 of those players either scored a run or batted in a run. Both of Kyle Waldrop’s hits (2-for-4, 2B, HR) went for extra bases, including his 19th homerun of the season. Juan Duran (1-for-3) also added a homerun, his 13th of the season. Leadoff hitter Junior Arias went 2-for-5 with a double, two stolen bases, and two runs scored.

James Allen allowed 9 runs (7 earned) in his 3.1 inning start. He gave up 6 hits, walked 4, hit one batter, and struck out 4.

Low A
Lake County 3 – Dayton 2

Ismael Guillon struggled with his control again, but held the Lake County Captains scoreless for 5 innings. Guillon walked 5, but allowed just 1 hit while striking out four batters.

Sammy Diaz (1-for-5) led off the 1st inning with a solo homerun. Jesse Winker (2-for-3, BB, 2 doubles, R) and Seth Mejias-Brean (3-for-4, 2B) collected half the team’s 10 hits.

Great Falls 5 – Billings 2

Ben Lively started and went three innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk while striking out five.

Jonathan Reynoso (3-for-5) had three hits, all singles. Avain Rachal (2-for-4, BB, HR, 2 RBI) had two hits, including his second homerun of the year. Ronald Bueno (2-for-4, R) also had a pair of hits and a stolen base.

AZL Reds 6 – AZL Giants 3 in 12 innings

Jeremy Kivel pitched 5 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and two walks while striking out 7.

Logan Uxa was a perfect 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored. His second run was also the second run of the Reds 3-run 12th inning.