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Milwaukee Brewers: Which Minor Leaguers stepped up on April 8th?

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MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Burch Smith #65 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during the Brewers Photo Day on February 22, 2019 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
MARYVALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 22: Burch Smith #65 of the Milwaukee Brewers poses during the Brewers Photo Day on February 22, 2019 in Maryvale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /
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The Timber Rattlers picked up their fourth win on the young season while there were close games in Biloxi and Oklahoma City.

Triple-A

San Antonio Missions (3-2) vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers (2-3)

Dodgers scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to take the series finale against the Missions on Monday 5-4.

Starting pitcher Burch Smith was fantastic. He went five innings, allowed zero runs, just two hits and eight strike outs. However, Jon Olczak, who won earlier in the series struggled in his 1 1/3 innings, giving up all five runs on three hits. He collected a blown save and the loss.

Milwaukee Brewers second rated prospect, Corey Ray went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Nate Orf, who played right field today was the only other player to collect multiple hits going 2-for-4 with a run and RBI.

Third baseman Lucas Erceg, the Milwaukee Brewers eighth rated prospect, drove in two runs today, one on a sacrifice fly and the other on a double in the sixth. Keston Hiura came in and hit a pinch hit home run in the ninth inning.

Missions are heading home to open the 2019 home schedule tomorrow against the Memphis Redbirds.

Double-A

Biloxi Shuckers (3-2) vs. Birmingham Barons (2-3)

Down 5-to-3 in the ninth inning, Shuckers loaded the bases but just couldn’t drive across a run, dropping the finale of the series with the Barons.

Outfielder Dillon Thomas had himself a series, going 3-for-4 with a double on Monday. Currently he is hitting .545 with six hits, a double, triple and a home run. Luis Aviles Jr. was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Blake Allemand hit a solo homer in the first inning. Former Milwaukee Brewers first rounder Trent Grisham collected his seventh hit of the series.

Starting pitcher Alec Bettinger went five innings, giving up three runs on four hits, walking two and striking out five. Daniel Brown pitched a scoreless inning in the eighth.

The Shuckers open a five game series against Tampa Bay Rays affiliate, the Montgomery Biscuits, on Wednesday.

Class A Advanced

Carolina Mudcats (2-2) vs. Potomac Nationals (3-1)

Rain, rain and more rain as today’s game was postponed and a double header is scheduled for tomorrow.

Class A

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (4-1) vs. Peoria Chiefs (1-4)

The bats came alive for the Rattlers Monday night as the collect 14 hits in the 10-6 victory over the Chiefs.

Second baseman Yeison Coca went a perfect 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Chad McClanahan, Je’Von Ward, Leugim Castillo, and Jesus Lujano had two hits each. Third baseman Gabriel Garcia hit his first home run of the season, a two run shot in the sixth inning.

Milwaukee Brewers third ranked prospect, shortstop Brice Turang, started the season hitting .313 with five hits, scoring five runs and drawing four walks in his first five games.

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Pitcher Adam Hill earned the victory throwing five innings of scoreless baseball. He allowed five hits, striking out six and keeping the Chiefs off the scoreboard.

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