Minor League Roundup - 5/8

Nam has a 1.10 ERA

The Hickory Crawdads got excellent pitching to lead them to a sweep of Friday's doubleheader. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 10 - (@) Round Rock 12
L - Vaughan (2-1)
HR - Arias (1), Boggs (1)


The RedHawks and Express played a rather ugly contest on Friday evening.

OKC starter Doug Mathis gave up eight runs -- seven earned -- on 11 hits in just four innings of work.

But the RedHawks remained in the game with the help of 10 runs on 14 hits.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias was 3-for-3 with a walk and a home run.

Brandon Boggs (2/4, HR, BB) also went deep.

Max Ramirez (2/4, 2 2B) doubled twice while Jose Vallejo (3/5, 3B) singled twice and tripled once.

Julio Borbon (3/6) and German Duran (3/4) both singled three times.

John Bannister pitched two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and one walk.

Player of the Game: SS Joaquin Arias
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 1 3 0 1 2 1 0 .245


AA: Frisco 4 - San Antonio 8
L - Hyatt (0-1)
HR - Smoak (5)


Jared Hyatt's roughest stretch as a professional continued on Friday, as he permitted six runs in 4.2 innings.

First baseman Justin Smoak went 1-for-4 on the day, smacking a three-run homer off Missions starter Cesar Carrillo in the eighth inning.

Shortstop Marcus Lemon was 2-for-3 with a walk.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry tripled once in three at-bats.

Player of the Game: 1B Justin Smoak
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 .354


A+: Bakersfield 9 - Visalia 2
W - Kirkman (3-1)


Michael Kirkman (2.91 ERA/.256 BAA) turned in yet another strong start, giving up just two runs in six innings. The southpaw allowed six hits while walking three and fanning four.

The Bakersfield offense had a big day, pushing across nine runs on 18 hits.

First baseman and right fielder Mitch Moreland went 4-for-4 with three doubles, giving him 14 two-baggers on the season already.

Mauro Gomez (4/5, 2B) also had four hits.

Gomez, Davis Stoneburner (2/5, 2B) and Engel Beltre (2/4, 2B) all doubled once.

Left fielder Tim Smith singled three times in five at-bats.

Adalberto Flores (2 IP) and Brennan Garr (1 IP) combined to strike out four batters in three hitless, scoreless innings of relief ball.

Player of the Game: 1B-RF Mitch Moreland
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 3 4 3 0 1 0 0 .364


A: Hickory 3 - (@) Lake County 2 (7 innings/Game 1)
W - Hamburger (1-1)
SV - Nevarez (4)


Wilmer Font allowed two runs in 3.1 innings for Hickory on Friday. He gave up two hits, walked three, and struck out four.

Catcher Leonel De Los Santos was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in.

Matt West (1/3, 2B) had the team's other run batted in.

Mark Hamburger lowered his ERA to 1.64 with 2.2 scoreless innings.

Matt Nevarez fanned two in a perfect ninth inning to earn his fourth save.

Player of the Game: C Leonel De Los Santos
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
3 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 .233


A: Hickory 6 - (@) Lake County 2 (7 innings/Game 2)
W - Nam (3-1)
SV - Tufts (2)
HR - Morrison (2), Rodriguez (1)


Yoon-Hee Nam's excellent season went to another level on Friday, as he gave up one run on one hit in five innings during the spot start. The Korean left-hander walked one and struck out five.

Third baseman Erik Morrison was 3-for-3 with a home run.

Tim Rodriguez (2/3, HR) also went deep.

David Paisano (2/4, 3B) tripled while Jake Kaase (1/3, 2B) hit a two-bagger.

Player of the Game: LHP Yoon-Hee Nam
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.0 1 1 1 1 5 1 1.10


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