Minor League Roundup - 9/9
Mayberry hit two solo homers
Mayberry hit two solo homers
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Sep 10, 2008


Both the Oklahoma RedHawks and the Frisco RoughRiders dropped game one of their respective leagues' championship series on Tuesday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 4 – (@) Sacramento 8
L – Ramirez (0-2)
HR – Mayberry (2, 3), Benjamin (2), Roberts (2)
Down 0-1 (Best of 5)


The RedHawks continued to play long ball on Tuesday night, but all four of their home runs were solo shots.

Starting pitcher Elizardo Ramirez coughed up four runs on nine hits in six innings pitched.

Pitching in his first Triple-A game of the year, left-hander Zack Parker struggled in relief, surrendering four runs in just two-thirds of an inning.

Left fielder John Mayberry was the player of the game offensively, as he was 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and a walk.

Middle infielders Casey Benjamin (3/5, HR) and Ryan Roberts (2/5, HR) also added homers.

Catcher Max Ramirez went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Oklahoma went up against an interesting mix of pitchers in the contest. Three of the four Sacramento pitchers – Brett Anderson, Jared Lansford, and Henry Rodriguez – didn’t play in a single regular season game with the River Cats. All three hurlers split time between High-A Stockton and Double-A Midland this season.

The fourth pitcher, lefty Ryan Wing, was a member of the Rangers’ organization in 2005.

Player of the Game: LF John Mayberry
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 2 2 0 2 2 1 1 .300


AA: Frisco 0 – (@) Arkansas 3
L – Holland (1-1)
Down 0-1 (Best of 5)


Starting pitcher Derek Holland took a shutout into the eighth inning, but he was undone by three unearned runs in that frame.

The left-hander wound up surrendering three unearned runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. He fanned seven while walking two.

The RoughRiders had six hits in the game, all of which were singles.

Julio Borbon (3/4), Elvis Andrus (2/3) and Dustin Majewski (1/4) combined for the knocks.

Angels prospect Hank Conger, who was promoted to Arkansas for the playoffs, brought home all three runs with a bases clearing double in the eighth inning.

Player of the Game: LHP Derek Holland
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
7.1 6 3 0 2 7 0 0.61


A+: Bakersfield – SEASON OVER
62-78, 23.0 GB


The Blaze failed to qualify for the California League playoffs.

A: Clinton – SEASON OVER
78-59, 5.5 GU


The LumberKings qualified for the playoffs after winning the first half title for the Midwest League’s Western Division. They were eliminated in the first round of the MWL playoffs.

SSA: Spokane – SEASON OVER
51-25, 8.0 GU


The Spokane Indians finished the season as champions of the Northwest League.

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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