Minor League Roundup - 9/10
Benjamin has three postseason home runs
Benjamin has three postseason home runs
LoneStarDugout.com
Posted Sep 14, 2008


Triple-A Oklahoma and Double-A Frisco both turned in important victories on Wednesday night. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 11 – (@) Sacramento 2
W – Rowe (1-0)
HR – Benjamin (3), Ramirez (2), Shelton (1)
Tied 1-1 (Best of 5)


Smoking hot shortstop Casey Benjamin (2/5, HR, BB) started the game with a leadoff home run. The RedHawks never looked back.

Chris Shelton (3/5, HR) and Max Ramirez (1/2, HR, 3 BB) also added round-trippers.

Starting pitcher Derek Lee surrendered two runs on five hits in four innings pitched. He walked two and struck out two.

Relievers Steven Rowe (2 IP), Yukinaga Maeda (1 IP), Wes Littleton (1 IP) and Joselo Diaz (1 IP) combined to hold Sacramento scoreless for the game’s final five innings.

Second baseman Ryan Roberts singled four times and knocked in two runs in five at-bats.

Player of the Game: 1B Chris Shelton
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 .323


AA: Frisco 4 – (@) Arkansas 3
W – Feliz (2-0)
SV – Laughter (1)
Tied 1-1 (Best of 5)


The RoughRiders locked up their Texas League championship series at one game apiece behind a strong effort from Neftali Feliz. The hard-throwing righty yielded three runs – two earned – in six innings pitched. He allowed five hits while walking two and fanning six.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus (2/5, 2B, 3B) doubled and tripled while Chad Tracy (2/4, 2B) and Thomas Berkery (1/3, 2B, BB) both doubled once.

Jose Vallejo (2/4) and Emerson Frostad (2/4, BB) had two singles apiece.

Reliever Alfredo Gonzalez fanned four batters in two shutout innings.

Andrew Laughter earned his first save of the postseason with a perfect ninth inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Neftali Feliz
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
6.0 5 3 2 2 6 0 1.38


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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