Minor League Roundup - 9/11

Yan was strong in the losing effort

The Double-A Frisco RoughRiders and Single-A Hickory Crawdads were eliminated from the postseason on Saturday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City - Season Completed
73-70


Oklahoma City won the Pacific Coast League's American Southern division but was swept by American Northern champ Memphis in the first round of the playoffs.



AA: Frisco 4 - (@) Midland 9
L - Ross (0-1)
RockHounds win 3-1 (best of five)


Frisco had its 2010 campaign come to an end on Saturday, as they were eliminated in Midland.

Left-hander Robbie Ross struggled in his Double-A debut. The 21-year-old permitted seven runs on seven hits (including two homers) in three-plus innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Ross actually held his own in the first three innings, but he faced five batters without recording an out in the fourth. He gave up a walk, three singles, and a home run in the frame.
Fabio Castillo didn't help matters in the fourth. He threw eight consecutive balls to walk two hitters before being lifted from the game.

Second baseman Renny Osuna (2/4, 2B) and DH Jonathan Greene (1/1, 2B, BB) both doubled once.

Marcus Lemon (1/3, BB) and Guilder Rodriguez (1/3, BB) singled and walked.

First baseman Chris McGuiness was hitless in four trips. He batted .067 in the playoff series, which served as his introduction to Double-A ball.

Player of the Game: DH Jonathan Greene
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 .600




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 0 - (@) Lakewood 6
L - Brigham (0-1)
BlueClaws win 2-1 (best of three)


The Crawdads had an ugly performance in the deciding game of their Sally League playoff series. The end result was the end of the season for Hickory.

Hickory's offense was limited to zero runs on just two hits. They scored two total runs in the 28 innings of the series.

The ‘Dads also committed five errors in the contest.

Starting pitcher Jake Brigham yielded four runs (three earned) over six innings. Three of the runs allowed came in the bottom of the first. He gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out five.

Travis Adair (1/4) and Jared Prince (1/3, HBP) had their club's only knocks of the game.

Perhaps the only bright spot of the night came from righty Johan Yan, who tossed 1.1 hitless, scoreless frames. He walked zero and fanned two.

Player of the Game: RHP Johan Yan
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00




SSA: Spokane 3 - (@) Everett 4
L - Rodebaugh (0-1)
Series tied 1-1 (best of three)


The AquaSox forced a deciding third game of the Northwest League Championship Series with their victory over Spokane on Saturday evening.

The Indians had plenty of opportunities. In the one-run loss, they had 12 hits and benefited from four Everett errors. However, they were able to plate only three runs after leaving 15 stranded.

Starter Tim Stanford yielded one run on five hits over 2.1 innings. With a bit of a short leash, he was followed by southpaw Jimmy Reyes, who fanned two in 1.2 scoreless frames.

First baseman Andrew Clark was the star offensively, going 3-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run batted in.

Jared Hoying (3/5, 2B) and Brett Nicholas (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled once.

Spokane will face Everett to decided the league title on Sunday evening. Right-hander Carlos Melo gets the ball for the Indians.

Player of the Game: 1B Andrew Clark
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 .444




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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