Minor League Roundup - 9/2
Bleier picked up his fourth win
Bleier picked up his fourth win
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Sep 3, 2008


The Spokane Indians clinched their first 50-win season since 2003 with a victory on Tuesday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma - OFF
76-68, 7.5 GU


The RedHawks, who won the PCL’s American South Division, will play the American North champion Iowa Cubs in a five-game series that begins on Wednesday.

AA: Frisco - OFF
41-29, 0.0 GU


The ‘Riders begin their five-game playoff series against the San Antonio Missions on Wednesday night.

A+: Bakersfield – SEASON OVER
26-44, 16.0 GB


The Blaze failed to qualify for the California League playoffs.

A: Clinton - OFF
37-33, 6.5 GB


The LumberKings begin their three-game series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Wednesday.

SSA: Spokane 6 – Boise 4
W – Bleier (4-5)
SV – Young (7)
HR – Butler (4)
50-25, 7.0 GU


The Indians picked up their 50th win 75 games on Tuesday night. It is the first time they have reached 50 wins since Wes Littleton and Jeremy Cleveland led them to a 2003 Northwest League championship.

Starting pitcher Richard Bleier gave up four runs – one earned – in six innings pitched. He walked one and struck out four.

Second baseman Kyle Higgins (.270/.368/.339) was 3-for-4 with a double. Higgins picked up seven hits in his final two regular season games.

Right fielder Joey Butler (2/4, HR) belted his fourth home run while Doug Hogan (2/4) singled twice.

Relievers Justin Miller, Ryan Schlecht, and Corey Young all threw one scoreless inning. Miller fanned three while Schlecht and Young both punched out two.

Player of the Game: 2B-3B Kyle Higgins
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 .270


RK: AZL Rangers – SEASON OVER
17-11, 4.0 GB


The AZL Rangers finished the season with a 34-22 overall record. They did not qualify for the playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 – SEASON OVER
46-23, 0.0 GU


The DSL Rangers1 won the Dominican Summer League’s San Pedro division, but lost in the first round of the playoffs.

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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