Minor League Roundup - 5/13

Brandon Boggs had two hits for Frisco

Taylor Teagarden and K.C. Herren continued their torrid pace at the plate while a ferocious comeback in Tucson fell just short. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – (@) Tucson 9
L – Koronka (3-3)
HR – West (2)


Diamondbacks prospect Yusmeiro Petit took a perfect game into the seventh inning, but one would never know it by looking at his final line.

Desi Relaford (.266/.396/.405) broke the bid up with a double to lead off the sixth. After a walk and a hit batter, Jason Botts reached on a fielding error, scoring Relaford. Centerfielder Kevin Mahar followed with a single, setting up Kevin West's grand slam off Tucson reliever Jailen Peguero.

Despite the rally, the RedHawks dropped Sunday's game. Oklahoma was put in an early hole when starter John Koronka surrendered six runs on nine hits in just four innings. The lefty walked four and struck out one.

Kevin Mahar (.389/.476/.583) singled twice in four at-bats.

Right-hander Scott Shoemaker, who was acquired from the Red Sox for Daniel Haigwood last month, fanned one in two perfect innings. Shoemaker has thrown 5.2 scoreless frames since being promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma.

Player of the game: RF Kevin West
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 4 0 2 .253


AA: Frisco 8 – (@) Midland 9
L – Farnum (2-2)
HR – Richardson (6)


Starting pitcher Eric Hurley (1.84 ERA/.204 BAA) yielded four runs – three earned – on six hits and four walks on Sunday. Hurley, who fanned six, allowed three runs without recording an out in the seventh inning.

Relievers Brandon Puffer and Bill White helped to erase an 8-1 lead in the seventh, as each yielded two runs without recording an out.

Shortstop Casey Benjamin was 3-for-4 with two doubles while third baseman Travis Metcalf (.283/.340/.480) singled three times in five at-bats.

Centerfielder Anthony Webster (2/5, 2B), DH Jim Fasano (2/5), and LF Brandon Boggs (2/4) had two hits.

Backstop Kevin Richardson launched his sixth home run of the season, a three-run shot off Midland starter Kaz Tadano.

Player of the game: SS Casey Benjamin
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 2 0 1 0 1 .279


A+: Bakersfield 14 – Rancho Cucamonga 4
W – Schlact (3-1)
HR – Teagarden (4)


Taylor Teagarden (.391/.576/.761) went off once again on Sunday, as the Dallas native was 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk.

In 14 games this season, Teagarden has walked 20 times and struck out eight.

Bakersfield starter Michael Schlact (4.78 ERA/.277 BAA) had his sinker working, as he induced 15 ground ball outs versus just five in the air. Schlact gave up two runs on three hits over seven strong innings.

Third baseman Chris Davis (.236/.281/.512) went 2-for-4 with a double – his 12th – and a walk.

Catcher Brian Valichka was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and four RBI.

Player of the game: RHP Michael Schlact
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 4.78


A: Clinton 6 – Cedar Rapids 7
L – Garr (0-3)
HR – Herren (3)


The Clinton infield of Mauro Gomez (3/4), Jose Vallejo (3/5), John Whittleman (2/4, BB), and Marcus Lemon (1/4) combined for nine hits on Sunday, but each infielder also committed one error.

Left fielder Chad Tracy (.293/.322/.479) doubled twice in four at-bats. Tracy is hitting .382 with five doubles and two home runs over his last eight games.

K.C. Herren, who has recorded multiple hits in nine of his last ten games, was 2-for-5 with a home run. Over the ten game stretch, the former second round pick is hitting .561/.591/1.024. That includes five doubles, four triples, and two round-trippers.

Pitching in his first game with Clinton, Ivan Izquierdo did not allow a hit in 2 1/3 innings.

Yale product Jon Hollis followed with two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit.

Player of the game: RF K.C. Herren
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 .366

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