Minor League Roundup - 5/9
Hurley had his best start of the year
Hurley had his best start of the year
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted May 10, 2008


Top prospect Eric Hurley showed signs of turning his rough start around on Friday, as he gave the RedHawks seven strong innings. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 2 – Sacramento 5
L – Hurley (1-3)
21-15, 1.5 GU


Although he lost, Eric Hurley delivered his best start of the season on Friday evening. The top prospect gave up three runs – two earned – on five hits in seven innings. Hurley walked one and struck out eight. He gave up one home run, a two-run shot from outfielder Travis Buck.

Hurley is being hit at a .302 clip in his first eight starts, but he also has 50 strikeouts in 42.2 innings this year.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias (.298/.330/.346) led the RedHawks with two singles in four at-bats. He also stole his eighth base of the season.

Taylor Teagarden singled and walked in four trips to the plate.

Left-hander Yukinaga Maeda retired the side on six pitches in his inning of work.

Player of the Game: RHP Eric Hurley
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 5 3 2 1 8 1 6.54


AA: Frisco 3 – (@) Corpus Christi 16
L – Ballard (2-2)
HR – Frostad (4)
23-11, 3.5 GU


Frisco starter Mike Ballard was battered for 10 runs in just 2 2/3 innings. The left-hander gave up 10 hits, walked two, and struck out one.

Hooks killer Emerson Frostad (.301/.374/.534) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run.

Catcher Max Ramirez (.405/.485/.730) singled and doubled in his three at-bats.

Chris Davis (2/4) and Dustin Majewski (1/2, 2 BB) also reached base multiple times.

Player of the Game: 3B-C Emerson Frostad
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .301


A+: Bakersfield 1 – Stockton 4
L – Hunter (4-4)
20-15, 5.0 GB


Tommy Hunter (3.75 ERA/.289 BAA) scattered nine hits over seven innings, giving up two runs. The Alabama product walked three and struck out five.

Centerfielder Julio Borbon (.327/.374/.425) doubled twice in four at-bats. He now has eight doubles in his last nine contests.

Catcher Manny Pina was 1-for-2, raising his average to .287.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 9 2 2 3 5 1 3.75


A: Clinton 7 – Peoria 6
W – Tatusko (1-1)
SV – Flores (2)
23-7, 2.0 GU


One day after being named co-Midwest League Player of the Week, shortstop Renny Osuna fell a homer short of the cycle, as he was 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. Osuna also walked and drove in three runs.

Tim Smith also tripled and drove in three runs. He was 2-for-5 in the game.

CF Engel Beltre (2/5) and C Jose Felix (2/4) had two hits apiece while Miguel Alfonzo went 1-for-2 with two walks.

Jorge Quintero lasted four innings in his start, giving up three runs. The right-hander yielded seven hits, walked one and struck out three.

Relievers Hector Nelo (2 IP) and Adalberto Flores (1 IP) each tossed hitless ball to close out the victory.

Player of the Game: SS Renny Osuna
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 3 1 0 .305


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