Minor League Roundup - 7/30
Marcus Lemon reached base four times
Marcus Lemon reached base four times
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Jul 31, 2007


Clinton cruised to an easy victory over the Great Lakes Loons on Monday while the Spokane Indians dropped an 11-inning battle. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – Tacoma 6
L – Baker (1-3)
HR – Quiroz (5)
54-53, 4.0 GB


Catcher Guillermo Quiroz (.281/.330/.411) led the team, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run.

Nate Gold and Victor Diaz each doubled for their only hit of the game.

Chris Baker gave up six runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Relief pitchers Ezequiel Astacio (1.2 IP) and Francisco Cruceta (2 IP) didn’t allow a run or a hit.

Player of the game: C Guillermo Quiroz
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 2 0 1 3 1 0 .281


AA: Frisco – OFF
20-17, 2.0 GB


Frisco travels to Midland to start a series with the RockHounds on Tuesday. Lone Star Dugout plans on being in attendance for the game.

A+: Bakersfield 4 – Modesto 6
L – Touchet (2-4)
15-23, 10.0 GB


Starter Michael Schlact gave up eight hits in five innings, but he limited Modesto to three runs (two earned). The tall righty walked one and struck out three.

First baseman Freddie Thon raised his average to .280 with a single and a double in four at-bats.

DH Max Ramirez and RF Truan Mehl each singled twice.

Player of the game: 1B Freddie Thon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .280


A: Clinton 8 – (@) Great Lakes 3
W – Haar (5-1)
SV – Maxwell (1)
16-20, 7.0 GB


Starter Jeremiah Haar (3.22 ERA/.272 BAA) gave Clinton a solid start, as he surrendered three earned runs in six innings.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon (.261/.349/.337) led the team with three singles and a walk in six plate appearances. The shortstop is hitting .298 since the beginning of June.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo singled twice, waked, and stole his 33rd bag of the season.

Right fielder K.C. Herren (1/4), DH Mauro Gomez (2/5) and catcher Hunter Harrigan (1/4) all doubled.

David Paisano was 1-for-4, but he was also plunked twice.

Oregon State product Anton Maxwell earned the save with three perfect innings of relief, striking out three.

Player of the game: LHP Anton Maxwell
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00


SSA: Spokane 2 – (@) Yakima 3 (11 innings)
L – Falcon (2-1)
18-22, 2.0 GB


Evan Reed got the start and allowed two runs – one earned – on three hits in three innings of work. He walked none and struck out two.

Michael Kirkman (2 IP) and Jose Jaimes (3 IP) each tossed scoreless relief.

Spokane had just five total hits, with Tim Smith (2/4, 2B) and Tim Rodriguez (2/4) combining for four of them.

Player of the game: RHP Jose Jaimes
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.57


RK: AZL Rangers – OFF
0-2, 2.0 GB


DSL: San Pedro Rangers 5 – San Pedro Braves 2
W – Rosendo (4-2)
SV – Beltre (1)
HR – Selen (1)


Starting pitcher Jonathan Rojas didn’t get the win, but he pitched well enough for it.

The righty permitted just two runs on three hits in six innings, walking one and striking out three.

Ender Rosendo (3.57 ERA/.239 BAA) did earn the win with two hitless innings of relief.

Designated hitter Alejandro Selen (.280/.381/.352) had just one hit, but it was a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Omar Beltre returned from the Pan Am games to post a hitless ninth inning.

Player of the game: DH Alejandro Selen
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 .280




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