Another good night for the Milwaukee Brewers farm teams. The three teams that played went 3-0 despite a fog delay in Biloxi.
San Antonio Missions (2-1) vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers (1-2)
Missions lead early, blew a three run lead but scored two in the ninth to take game three of the series 6-4.
Down to their final strike, outfielder Tyrone Taylor hit a two run home run off Josh Smoker to take the lead. Taylor finished the night 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Corey Ray, the second ranked prospect, had a tough night at the plate and went 0-for-5 with five strike outs.
Top pitching prospect Zack Brown had a strong outing, going six innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out six. However he took the no-decision tonight after Michael Tonkin came in and surrender three runs in the seventh inning. Jon Olczak came in promptly struck out the side in the eighth and retired the side in the ninth to pick up the win.
Biloxi Shuckers (2-0) vs. Birmingham Barons (0-2)
Well… fog delays… they are a thing in Biloxi, Mississippi. The game will be played tomorrow at 12:35 PM and The Shuckers will play another double header.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (2-1) vs. Down East Wood Ducks (1-2)
The score after the first inning was 2-1, and that’s how it ended as both teams would go eight scoreless innings.
Noah Zavolas, who came over from Seattle with outfielder Ben Gamel in the Domingo Santana trade started his Milwaukee Brewers career with a five inning, four strike out victory. Michael Peterson, Matt Hardy, and Rodrigo Benoit combined to throw nine strike outs in four scoreless innings.
Scoring, and hits, were difficult to come by for the Mudcats. Outfielder Joantgel Segovia went 1-for-3, scoring the first run on a bases loaded walk. Third baseman Eddie Silva also went 1-for-3 and scored the second run on first baseman Ryan Aguilar’s ground out. That was it, no other hits and only two more base runners.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (2-1) vs. Cedar Rapids Kernals (1-2)
It was opening day in Appleton, and the Rattlers started the weekend with a 2-0 win against the Minnesota Twins’ Class A affiliate. Fans were also treated with a one of a kind Lorenzo Cain Bobblehead. If anyone has one they don’t want, the team at RtB would totally be happy to build a collection of cool minor league bobbleheads.
Back to game action, which featured the Rattlers getting one hit, courtesy of a single by infielder Antonio Pinero. Runs were at a premium and the two runs scored in the game game courtesy of First baseman David Fry reaching on a fielder’s error, scoring Pinero and outfielder Pablo Abreu.
After two strong games, shortstop Brice Turang went 0-for-4 with two strike outs.
The pitching was amazing though for the Rattlers. Starter Max Lazar went six strong innings, striking out eight while allowing just two hits and walking one. Reese Olson came in to pitch 1 2/3 innings with two strike outs and Michael Mediavilla earned the four out save.