Minor League Roundup - 5/24

The Hickory Crawdads offense had a big day on Sunday, as seven of their thirteen hits went for extra bases. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 5 - (@) Las Vegas 6
L - Ramirez (1-4)

On Saturday, the RedHawks gave up four runs in the ninth inning to drop a 6-5 decision to Las Vegas.

On Sunday, they surrendered six runs in the ninth, also losing 6-5.

Starting pitcher Tommy Hunter took a shutout into the ninth inning, and he ended up allowing three runs—two earned—on seven hits in 8.1 innings. Hunter walked three and struck out five.

Julio Borbon (1/6, 3B) hit his third triple of the season.

Max Ramirez (2/5), Royce Huffman (2/5) and Steve Murphy (2/3, BB) all singled twice.

Murphy has begun his Triple-A career by going 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk.

Elizardo Ramirez suffered the loss in relief after surrendering three runs in one-third of an inning.

Player of the Game: RHP Tommy Hunter
8.1 7 3 2 3 5 0 4.82

AA: Frisco 4 - San Antonio 3
W - Laughter (2-1)
SV - Diaz (5)

Michael Kirkman's Double-A debut began with three singles, a walk, and a wild pitch before he even retired a hitter.

When the dust had settled, Kirkman yielded three first-inning runs, but that would be all he gave up.

The lefty settled down a bit, and he wound up allowing just those three runs in five innings. Kirkman threw 98 pitches, gave up nine hits, walked five, and struck out three.

Reliever Andrew Laughter (2.51 ERA/.293 BAA in 14.1 May innings) continued to pitch well, giving up one hit in two scoreless frames. He struck out one.

Leadoff hitter Craig Gentry was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in.

Pedro Strop and Jose Diaz both tossed shutout innings to close out the one-run victory.

Player of the Game: CF Craig Gentry
4 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 .250

A+: Bakersfield 5 - Inland Empire 8
L - Murphy (2-4)
HR - Gomez (9)

Making his first start since May 5, Tim Murphy gave up seven runs in 4.2 innings. He allowed eight hits while walking four and striking out five. Murphy's ERA now stands at 9.46 in 32.1 innings.

DH Mauro Gomez was 2-for-5 with a double and a solo home run.

Ian Gac (1/4, 2B) and Matt Lawson (1/3, 2B) both doubled.

Catcher Elio Sarmiento singled three times in four at-bats.

Player of the Game: DH Mauro Gomez
5 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 .317

A: Hickory 8 - (@) Hagerstown 6
W - Tufts (2-0)
SV - Eppley (1)
HR - Bianucci (6), Hogan (6)

Wilmer Font, Tyler Tufts and Cody Eppley all pitched an even three innings for Hickory on Sunday.

Font allowed just two runs despite giving up four hits and walking four batters.

Tufts surrendered seven hits, but he held Hagerstown to just two runs.

Eppley was the most effective hurler of the day, allowing only an earned run on three hits, walking none and fanning three.

Catcher Doug Hogan was 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, a walk and four runs batted in.

Mike Bianucci (2/4, HR) also hit a round-tripper.

Cristian Santana (1/5, 2B), Erik Morrison (3/4, 2B), Matt West (2/4, 2B, BB) and Eric Fry (1/3, 2B, BB) all doubled.

Player of the Game: C Doug Hogan
4 1 2 0 1 4 1 1 .223


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