Minor League Roundup - 6/3

Broc Coffman threw seven strong innings

Oklahoma first baseman Nate Gold lived up to his name on Sunday, as he had four extra base hits and seven runs batted in. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 16 – Colorado Springs 2
W – Redman (1-0)
HR – Gold (8, 9), Hairston (1)

Oklahoma first baseman Nate Gold (.280/.340/.524) had the best game of any player in the Rangers' organization this season.

The former Gonzaga Bulldog had five hits in five at-bats. Gold hit two doubles and two home runs, scoring five runs and knocking in seven more. The first baseman has four home runs in his last five games.

Red-hot outfielder Freddy Guzman (.272/.365/.379) singled four times in five at-bats. Guzman extended his rather modest hitting streak to seven games.

Third baseman Desi Relaford was 3-for-5 with a double and four runs batted in.

DH Jason Botts went 2-for-3 with a triple, two walks, and four runs scored.

Starting pitcher Mark Redman allowed just two runs over six innings, scattering nine hits. The OU product struck out three without walking a batter.

Mike Wood (2 IP) and Scott Shoemaker (1 IP) combined for three innings of scoreless relief.

Player of the game: 1B Nate Gold
5 5 5 2 2 7 0 0 .280

AA: Frisco 5 – (@) Tulsa 7
L – Kometani (1-3)
HR – Boggs (4)

Frisco pitcher Eric Hurley (2.64 ERA/.209 BAA) allowed two runs on four hits in six innings in the no-decision on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander walked three and struck out six.

Leadoff hitter Anthony Webster (.278/.331/.431) went 2-for-3 with a couple of walks.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs (.263/.371/.450) reached base three times, as he was 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks. Boggs has walked 15 times in just 24 Double-A games.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf (2/4, 2 2B), DH Steve Murphy (2/5, 2B), catcher Kevin Richardson (2/5) and first baseman Adam Fox (2/4, 3B) each had two hits.

Reliever Kea Kometani took the loss, yielding two runs – one earned – on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning.

Player of the game: RHP Eric Hurley
6.0 4 2 2 3 6 1 2.64

A+: Bakersfield – OFF

Bakersfield (24-32) returns home to face 30-26 Stockton on Monday evening. Lefty Glenn Swanson is scheduled to take the mound for the Blaze.

A: Clinton 5 – (@) Kane County 2
W – Coffman (5-0)
SV – Haar (7)

Lefty Broc Coffman (3.06 ERA/.266 BAA) baffled the Cougars for seven innings. The 22-year-old yielded only one run on three hits, walking two and striking out three.

First baseman Mauro Gomez went 4-for-5 with two doubles, giving him 10 on the year.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo had two hits and a walk in five plate appearances. The native of the Dominican Republic also stole his 17th base of the season.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon was just 1-for-5, but he hit a double for the fourth consecutive game.

Chad Tracy (2/5) and Jay Heafner (2/3, 2B, 2 BB) also had solid days at the plate.

Player of the game: LHP Broc Coffman
7.0 3 1 1 2 3 1 3.06

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