Minor League Roundup - 8/27

Frisco outfielder Dustin Majewski and Spokane infielder Jake Kaase came up with game-winning home runs for their respective clubs on Wednesday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 5 – (@) Round Rock 0
W – Ballard (3-3)
HR – Mayberry (15)
74-65, 9.5 GU


Mike Ballard pitched for the first time since August 16 and was sharp, surrendering only two hits in five scoreless innings. He walked one, struck out one, and posted an impressive 11-to-3 groundout-to-flyout ratio.

Left fielder John Mayberry (.267/.317/.471) displayed his impressive power with a towering three-run homer in the first inning. He also added a walk in his next at-bat.

Shortstop Ryan Roberts (2/5, 2B) and first baseman Chris Shelton (2/3, 2B, BB) both doubled.

Second baseman Adam Fox singled twice in four trips in his latest return to the Triple-A level.

Relievers Kameron Loe (3 IP) and Joselo Diaz (1 IP) combined to finish off the shutout.

Player of the Game: LHP Mike Ballard
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 7.56


AA: Frisco 9 – Corpus Christi 8
W – Hamilton (1-3)
HR – Majewski (10)
40-25, 2.0 GU


The RoughRiders won Wednesday night's contest by scoring seven runs in their final two at-bats.

Starter Jared Hyatt was shaky, giving up six runs – five earned – on eight hits in just 3.2 innings.

J.B. Diaz picked him up with a solid effort in long relief. The Dominican Republic native yielded only one run in 3.1 innings, walking two and fanning four.

Left fielder Steve Murphy (2/3, 2 2B, BB) doubled twice and drove in three runs while Manny Pina (2/3, 2B, BB) had one double.

Leadoff hitter Julio Borbon singled three times in five at-bats.

Dustin Majewski had the game's biggest hit, as he blasted a walkoff solo home run with one out in the ninth inning. It was his second home run in as many nights. Majewski also singled and walked twice, bringing him to 75 walks in the season.

Player of the Game: RF Dustin Majewski
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 .288


A+: Bakersfield 1 – (@) Visalia 5
L – Kiker (5-5)
HR – Lemon (8)
24-41, 16.0 GB


The Blaze dropped their eighth consecutive game on Wednesday night. They have been outscored 61-17 over that stretch.

Leadoff hitter Marcus Lemon led off the game with a solo home run, but it would be Bakersfield's only run of the night. He added a single later in the contest.

Starter Kasey Kiker surrendered five runs on nine hits in five innings, walking one and fanning six.

Lefty Ryan Falcon finished the game with three scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: SS Marcus Lemon
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 .290


A: Clinton 2 – (@) Peoria 1
W – Ortiz (2-0)
SV – Dennis (4)
HR – Smith (13)
34-31, 7.5 GB


Michael Main (2.64 ERA/.227 BAA) struck out six batters without issuing a walk in 5.2 innings on Wednesday night. He held the Chiefs to one run on five hits.

Outfielder Tim Smith (.343/.370/.598 in August) was 2-for-4 with a home run, his seventh of the month. Smith entered August with six round-trippers on the season.

Third baseman Davis Stoneburner (.271/.317/.404) went 3-for-4 with a double while Mitch Moreland (2/4) and Engel Beltre (2/5) both singled twice.

Joseph Ortiz (1.1 IP) and Chris Dennis (2 IP) both added scoreless relief to close out the victory.

Player of the Game: RHP Michael Main
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.2 5 1 1 0 6 0 2.64


SSA: Spokane 5 – Tri-City 3
W – Pimentel (6-3)
SV – Young (5)
HR – Kaase (2)
46-23, 6.0 GB


Richard Bleier gave up two runs in five innings pitched, walking one and striking out four.

Righty Carlos Pimentel followed Bleier and hurled three innings, giving up one run on two hits. He walked one and punched out three.

Third baseman Matt West (1/2, 2 BB) reached safely three times while left fielder Joey Butler (2/4) singled twice.

Shortstop Jake Kaase, who was 2-for-4, gave Spokane their first lead of the game with a three-run jack in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Seton Hall product Corey Young closed it out with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning.

Player of the Game: SS Jake Kaase
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 .347


RK: AZL Rangers 9 – AZL Cubs 1
W – Font (1-0)
HR – Selen (2)
15-11, 4.0 GB


Kyle Ocampo allowed one unearned run in four innings on Wednesday night, walking three and striking out three.

Wilmer Font picked up his first victory of the season by striking out three batters in two perfect innings. He fanned the side in the fifth inning before coaxing three groundouts in the sixth.

First baseman Clark Murphy (.330/.404/.477) was 3-for-4 with a triple – his second – and four runs batted in.

Johan Yan (2/4, 3B) also hit his second triple of the season.

Leury Garcia (1/3, 2B) and Michael Ortiz (1/1, 2B) both doubled.

Second baseman Alejandro Selen went 2-for-5 with his second home run of the AZL season.

Pitchers Justin King (1 IP) and Cody Eppley (2 IP) added scoreless ball in the game's last three innings.

Player of the Game: 1B Clark Murphy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 0 0 4 0 1 .330


DSL: DSL Rangers1 3 – (@) DSL Angels 11
L – De Leon (0-1)
HR – Gomez (1), Ventura (1)
Lose 0-2 (Best of 3)


The DSL Rangers1 had an outstanding regular season, but their playoff run lasted just two games, as they lost both contests to the DSL Angels.

Kelvin De Leon got the start and gave up two runs – one earned – in three innings pitched. He fanned four without issuing a walk.

DH Ariel Ventura (1/3, HR, BB) hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and leadoff man Jhonny Gomez added a solo shot in the eighth.

Centerfielder Edward Alfonzo singled twice in four at-bats.

Hard throwing righty Reinier Bermudez had a rare rough outing on Wednesday, as he allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Player of the Game: DH Ariel Ventura
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 .333


DSL: DSL Rangers2 – SEASON OVER
26-45, 21.0 GB


The DSL Rangers2 finished the Dominican Summer League season with a 26-45 record.

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