Minor League Roundup - 7/1

Eric Hurley struck out nine in six innings

Oklahoma starting pitcher Eric Hurley fanned nine in six scoreless innings while slugger Jason Botts hit two home runs on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 3 – (@) Omaha 2
W – Hurley (1-1)
SV – Murray (5)
HR – Botts (9, 10)
42-40, 2.5 GB


The RedHawks won their sixth consecutive game on Sunday behind Eric Hurley's strong pitching and Jason Botts' power hitting.

Hurley cruised through six innings, giving up no runs on just three hits. He walked only one batter and struck out nine.

Jason Botts (.317/.426/.530) had an outstanding day at the plate, as he was 2-for-2 with a pair of home runs and a walk. He drove in all three Oklahoma runs.

Player of the game: RHP Eric Hurley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 3.27


AA: Frisco 8 – Springfield 2
W – Mendoza (9-0)
HR – Boggs (11), Mayberry (3)
6-4, 0.5 GU


The extremely streaky Luis Mendoza (4.98 ERA/.256 BAA) threw a complete game for his ninth victory of the season. The 23-year-old surrendered just two runs on six hits in nine innings, walking none and striking out four.

Centerfielder Brandon Boggs (.287/.396/.563) was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and two walks.

Right fielder John Mayberry (.236/.333/.455) was 1-for-3 with a home run – his third – and a walk.

Second baseman German Duran (2/5) and catcher Kevin Richardson (2/4, 2B) each had multiple hits.

Player of the game: RHP Luis Mendoza
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
9.0 6 2 2 0 4 0 4.98


A+: Bakersfield 12 – (@) Visalia 7
W – Walker (3-9)
HR – Weber (5), Furtado (2), Thon (2)
4-7, 3.0 GB


Despite allowing seven runs on 10 hits in just 5 2/3 innings, starting pitcher Ace Walker picked up his first win since May 12.

Right fielder Jon Weber (.351/.407/.588) was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.

Second baseman Micah Furtado (.245/.307/.320) and first baseman Freddie Thon (.257/.269/.360) both hit their second home run of the season.

Centerfielder Truan Mehl (2/4, 2B, BB), DH Taylor Teagarden (2/5, 2B), and third baseman Chris Davis (2/4) also had two hits. Davis raised his batting average to .296.

Player of the game: RF Jon Weber
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 1 4 1 0 .351


A: Clinton 0 – (@) Beloit 1
L – Coffman (5-4)
5-5, 1.5 GB


Left-handed pitcher Broc Coffman was the hard luck loser for the L-Kings, as he yielded just one run on two hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Centerfielder David Paisano was a perfect 3-for-3 with a walk.

Reliever Brennan Garr (2.45 ERA/.171 BAA) struck out one in two scoreless innings.

Player of the game: LHP Broc Coffman
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 2 1 1 3 3 1 3.88


SSA: Spokane 6 – (@) Tri-City 2
W – Falcon (1-0)
6-7, 1.0 GU


Though Jacob Brigham issued five walks in just 4 2/3 innings, he gave up only two runs on two hits, striking out four.

Leadoff hitter Kyle Murphy was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, giving him four on the season.

Catcher Jonathan Greene (2/4, 2B), first baseman Ian Gac (2/3, 2B, BB), and DH Kenny Smith (2/4, 2B) all doubled.

Left-handed pitcher Ryan Falcon recorded five punchouts in 3 1/3 scoreless innings.

Andrew Laughter lowered his ERA to 1.29 with a shutout frame.

Player of the game: LHP Ryan Falcon
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.1 3 0 0 0 5 0 2.79


RK: AZL Rangers 13 – (@) AZL Brewers 6
W – Nam (1-0)
HR – Velazquez (1)
5-3, 2.0 GB


Right fielder Miguel Velazquez (.382/.432/.559) stole the show with a single, a double, a home run, a walk, and four runs batted in.

Leadoff hitter Michael Main and rehabbing centerfielder Craig Gentry each singled three times from the top of the order.

First baseman Michael Ortiz (.393/.393/.536) was 2-for-6 with a double.

Sixth round pick Bobby Wilkins threw two scoreless innings, giving up one hit, walking one, and fanning two.

Yoon-Hee Nam didn't allow a run in two innings. He has thrown 7 1/3 shutout frames out of the AZL Rangers bullpen this season.

Player of the game: RF Miguel Velazquez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 3 3 1 1 4 1 0 .382


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 8 – San Pedro White Sox 1
W – De Los Santos
SV – Quintero (1)


Left fielder Jairo Valdez (.325/.357/.475) was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, his first of the season.

Player of the game: LF Jairo Valdez
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 .325


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