Minor League Roundup - 9/15

Gac had six runs batted in

Bakersfield first baseman Ian Gac helped carry the Blaze to a deciding fifth game in their California League playoff series on Tuesday evening. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

Baseball World Cup

Tuesday was a rather light day at the World Cup, with just two games being played.

The United States played and defeated Japan, 4-2, giving them an undefeated 3-0 start in the second round.

First baseman Justin Smoak went off once again, as he was 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks. Smoak has played in five World Cup games, and he is batting .450 [9-for-20] with six round-trippers. He also has two doubles and four walks mixed in for good measure.

AAA: Oklahoma City - SEASON OVER
69-75, 11.0 GB

The RedHawks failed to qualify for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

AA: Frisco - SEASON OVER
39-31, 2.0 GB

The RoughRiders failed to qualify for the Texas League playoffs.

A+: Bakersfield 11 - San Jose 4
W - Roark (1-0)
Hr - Gac (2)
Tied 2-2 (Best of five)

The Blaze evened up the series and sent it to a deciding fifth game with a dominant offensive performance on Tuesday evening.

First baseman Ian Gac helped break the game wide open with his three-run homer off San Jose starter Kyle Nicholson in the second inning. Gac ended up going 2-for-4 with that homer and six total runs batted in.

Tanner Roark got off to a slow start, but he ended up yielding four runs (three earned) in seven innings of work. He walked three and struck out six.

Joey Butler (2/5, 2B) and David Paisano (2/4, 2B) both doubled.

Shortstop Davis Stoneburner was 2-for-4 with a base on balls.

Right-hander Michael Main made his first appearance of the postseason. He retired all six batters he faced, recording three strikeouts.

Player of the Game: 1B Ian Gac
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 6 0 1 .263


A: Hickory - SEASON OVER
30-40, 15.5 GB

The Crawdads failed to qualify for the South Atlantic League playoffs.

SSA: Spokane - SEASON OVER
37-39, 10.0 GB

The Indians played much better late in the season, but they still failed to qualify for the Northwest League playoffs.

AZL: AZL Rangers - SEASON OVER
12-16, 4.5 GB

The AZL Rangers failed to quality for the Arizona League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - SEASON OVER
18-45, 29.5 GB

The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - SEASON OVER
47-15, 9.0 GU

After winning the division, the DSL Rangers2 got a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but they were swept in the best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.



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