Minor League Roundup - 9/22

Red-hot hitters Justin Smoak and Emerson Frostad both went hitless on Tuesday, but their teams both won their respective games. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

Baseball World Cup

Team USA began its third-round action with a 6-3 win over Venezuela, the only team to beat them in the entire tournament thus far. First baseman Justin Smoak remarkably didn't go deep–he was 0-for-3 with a base on balls, dropping his World Cup batting average to .368.

The Canadians also began on the right foot with a 3-0 win over Puerto Rico. DH Emerson Frostad was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. Four Team Canada pitchers combined to surrender just one hit.

The eight teams that advanced to the round robin-style third round are Cuba, Australia, Puerto Rico, Canada, USA, Venezuela, Netherlands, and Chinese Taipei.

In addition to the U.S. and Canada, Cuba and the Netherlands began 1-0 in Tuesday.

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 - SEASON OVER
Lost 2-3 in Cal League Semifinals (Best of five)

The Blaze had an extremely successful season, making the playoffs for the first time since 2001 and reaching the California League Semifinal series.

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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