Minor League Roundup - 9/7
Rojas earned the victory for Spokane
Rojas earned the victory for Spokane
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Sep 8, 2010


Short-season Spokane swept its way into a Northwest League Championship Series appearance on Tuesday evening with a 6-1 victory. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - OFF
73-70, 1.0 GU


The RedHawks begin the PCL postseason at Memphis on Wednesday night. They’ll kick it off with a best-of-five series, playing the first two on the road and the final three at home. Guillermo Moscoso is the scheduled game-one starter.



AA: Frisco - OFF
34-36, 1.0 GB


Frisco opens the Texas League playoffs against Midland on Wednesday. The RoughRiders and RockHounds will play a best-of-five set, with the first two games in Frisco and the final three in Midland. Richard Bleier is slated to take the mound in game one.



A+: Bakersfield – Season Completed
67-73


Bakersfield rebounded from a rough start to post a 38-32 second-half record, but the club finished five games behind first-place Stockton and failed to qualify for the Cal League playoffs.



A: Hickory - OFF
35-34, 7.0 GB


Hickory starts its best-of-three series with division champ Lakewood on Wednesday. They’ll play game one in Hickory before taking a day off and traveling to New Jersey for the final two. Neil Ramirez will get the ball in game one.



SSA: Spokane 6 - Yakima 1
W - Rojas (1-0)
Indians win 2-0 (best of three)


Spokane swept its way to a Northwest League East Division title and a championship series berth on Tuesday evening.

Consistent starting pitcher Randol Rojas earned the victory, as he limited Yakima to one run over six innings. The 19-year-old scattered six hits, walked one, and struck out four.

The Indians’ offense jumped on top early by plating four runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Ryan Strausborger was hit by a pitch to lead off the first. Jared Hoying then walked, and third baseman Mike Olt belted a two-run double to right field. Just like that, Spokane led 2-0 with nobody out.

Olt would go 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored.

DH Josh Richmond went 1-for-4 with a double and a run batted in.

Hoying (1/3, BB) and Santiago Chirino (1/4) had the club’s other knocks.

The Indians had only four total hits in the game but were helped out by nine free passes and a hit batsman. Andrew Clark, Jake Skole and Jurickson Profar all went hitless but walked twice.

Relievers Tim Steggall, Jimmy Reyes and Colby Killian closed it out by hurling one scoreless inning apiece.

Spokane will face the Everett AquaSox in the best-of-three championship series. They'll play game one at home on Thursday before taking a day off and hitting the road for the final two.

Player of the Game: RHP Randol Rojas
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 1.50




RK: AZL Rangers - Season Completed
31-24


The Surprise Rangers won the Arizona League’s West Division but lost to the AZL Brewers in the league’s semifinals.



DSL: DSL Rangers - Season Completed
42-23


The Dominican Rangers won the San Pedro Division for the third consecutive season, but they lost to the DSL Reds in the first round of the playoffs.



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