Minor League Roundup - 6/14

Feliz has 83 strikeouts in 68.1 IP

There were plenty of solid performances on Saturday, but Neftali Feliz's 11 strikeout effort stood above them all. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 11 – New Orleans 9 (Game 1)
W – Littleton (4-1)
HR – Mayberry (7)


John Mayberry's batting average shot up to .323 after going 3-for-5 with a double and a home run. Mayberry scored three runs and drove in two.

Travis Metcalf (1/4, 3B) and Nate Gold (1/3, 3B, BB) each tripled.

Jason Ellison (2/5, 2B) and Joaquin Arias (2/4, 2B, BB) both doubled in the game.

Nelson Cruz (2/4) and Chris Davis (2/5) singled twice.

Starter Dustin Nippert allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Player of the Game: LF-RF John Mayberry
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 .323


AAA: Oklahoma 3 – New Orleans 8 (Game 2)
L – Loe (2-4)
HR – Davis (5)


Former Rangers farmhand Mike Nickeas helped put the Rangers away early with a fourth inning grand slam off Kameron Loe.

Loe went just 3.2 innings, coughing up six runs – four earned – on four hits. He walked three and struck out two.

First baseman Chris Davis saw his average hit .356 with a single and a solo home run in four at-bats.

Second baseman Joaquin Arias hit his fifth triple of the season. He was 1-for-4.

Reliever Brian Gordon gave up one run in 3.1 innings. He allowed three hits and struck out three without walking a batter.

Warner Madrigal lowered his Triple-A ERA to 3.60 with a perfect ninth inning.

Player of the Game: 1B Chris Davis
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 .356


AA: Frisco 4 – Corpus Christi 2
W – Schlact (4-5)
SV – Garr (3)
HR – Murphy (10)


Michael Schlact (4.55 ERA/.274 BAA) posted a seven inning quality start for the second time in five days on Saturday.

The right-hander scattered nine hits – eight singles – in seven innings, giving up only two runs. He didn't walk a batter and struck out three.

Schlact also posted an impressive 12:5 groundout-to-flyout ratio.

Right fielder Steve Murphy hit a two-run homer in the first inning. It was his 10th of the season. He would later add a single.

Emerson Frostad (2/3, 2B) and Craig Gentry (2/4) had two hits apiece. Gentry stole his 15th base of the season.

The RoughRiders combined for five stolen bases on seven attempts in the contest.

Brennan Garr held Corpus Christi scoreless for two innings to earn his third save.

Player of the Game: RHP Michael Schlact
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.0 9 2 2 0 3 0 4.55


A+: Bakersfield 4 – San Jose 8
L – Kiker (3-3)


The San Jose Giants chased Kasey Kiker after only 4.1 innings on Saturday.

The southpaw gave up eight runs on 11 hits, walking two and fanning four. He gave up a pair of home runs in the outing.

Second baseman Jose Vallejo led the offensive charge, going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs batted in.

Manny Pina (2/4) and J.T. Restko (2/4, BB) both singled twice while John Whittleman (1/5, 2B) hit his 21st double of the year.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon was 1-for-3 with a double and a free pass.

Left-hander Beau Jones cruised through 3.2 scoreless innings. Jones gave up two hits and struck out three without giving up a walk.

Player of the Game: LHP Beau Jones
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 4.10


A: Clinton 2 – Wisconsin 1 (10 innings/Game 1)
W – Ueno (2-0)


Neftali Feliz (2.24 ERA/.188 BAA) stole the show on Saturday afternoon.

The 20-year-old gave up just one hit in 5 1/3 innings while recording 11 punchouts. He allowed one run and walked three.

First baseman Mitch Moreland went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks.

Ian Gac (2/5, 2B) and David Paisano (2/4) also had two hits.

Second baseman Renny Osuna was 1-for-5 with his 18th double of the season.

Reliever Keisuke Ueno (3.72 ERA/.213 BAA) was a savior for the L-Kings, hurling 4.2 innings of shutout ball. He gave up two hits and struck out two.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.1 1 1 1 3 11 0 2.24


A: Clinton 0 – Wisconsin 10 (Game 2)
L – Henry (0-1)


Right-handed hurler Ben Henry got the call from extended spring training to make the spot-start with Clinton.

The native of South Carolina gave up three runs in three innings. He yielded three hits, walked two, and struck out five.

Engel Beltre (1/4, 2B) and Renny Osuna (1/3, 2B) had Clinton's only hits.

Player of the Game: SS Renny Osuna
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .360


DSL: DSL Rangers1 7 – DSL Braves 6
W – Mendoza (2-0)
HR – Ventura (1)


Six-foot-six starter Kelvin De Leon (3.38 ERA/.190 BAA) allowed three runs – one earned – in six innings. He gave up three hits while walking four and striking out eight.

Centerfielder Ariel Ventura was 1-for-4 with his first homer of the year, a two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth.

Second baseman Alejandro Selen (.524/.545/.857 in 21 at-bats) went 3-for-4 with his fourth double in five games.

Roan Salas (2/3, 2B, BB) and Juvenal Lara (2/3, BB) had two hits apiece.

Francisco Mendoza didn't allow a hit or a walk in two innings. He struck out two en route to earning his second victory in as many decisions.

Player of the Game: 2B Alejandro Selen
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 .524


DSL: DSL Rangers2 4 – (@) DSL Angels 6
L – Soto (1-1)


The Rangers' comeback efforts were too little, too late on Saturday, as they scored all four runs in the top of the ninth inning.

Starter Eleno Soto lost despite giving up just one run in five innings. He allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out three.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo (1/4, 3B) tripled while backstop Mervin Gonzalez (1/3, 2B, BB) doubled.

Player of the Game: RHP Eleno Soto
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 3 1 1 3 3 0 5.87


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