Milwaukee Brewers: Saladino, Hiura lead Missions to win
Two good bounce back wins for the Missions and Shuckers highlights the night. Let’s see what else happened throughout the Milwaukee Brewers organization on Saturday, April 13th.
San Antonio Missions (6-4) vs. Nashville Sound (3-7)
Two home runs for Tyler Saladino led to the 5-3 victory for the Missions, evening the series 1-1 with the Sounds.
As mentioned, Saladino went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs. One of his homers came off of former teammate Tim Dillard. He played left field for San Antonio and continues expanding his positional availability.
Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 with a double off Dillard. He also added two RBIs in the victory. Jake Hager, who played first base Saturday night went 2-for-3 with a run. Cory Spangenberg got the only other hit for the Missions.
Burch Smith looked strong going six innings, striking out five while giving up just one run. Taylor Williams looked much better than he did on Friday night. Milwaukee Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress continued his rehab assignment, going an inning, allowing a run but striking out two. Josh Fields was able to pick up his third save of the season.
Biloxi Shuckers (5-4) vs. Montgomery Biscuits (4-4)
Shuckers bounced back after two lackluster performances against the Biscuits, winning 5-3.
Outfielder Cooper Hummel was 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk. His homer in the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie and cemented the win for Biloxi. Four other Shuckers collected a hit including a double for Weston Wilson, his second of the season.
Thomas Jankins went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He turned the game over to the bullpen that allowed just two hits in the last four innings.
Tomorrow Biloxi has the chance to even the series before heading back to MGM Park to take on the Blue Wahoo!
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (6-4) vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks (7-3)
On “Micro Brew” Replica Jersey giveaway day the Mudcats dropped both games of a double header, 3-2 and 6-0.
In game one seven different Mudcats collected a base hit including two hits for third baseman Dallas Carroll. Mario Feliciano collected his team high sixth RBI in the contest.
Noah Zavolas pitched well in the lose, going five innings, allowing seven hits and three runs but did have six strike outs.
In game two, not much to really brag about, just two hits and four base runners total. The pitching staff gave up six runs in seven innings, allowing nine hits and walking six. Dylan File picked up the loss after going five innings, giving up three runs but did strike out seven.
Mudcats look to even the series in the finale on Sunday.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (4-5) vs. Quad City River Bandits (6-3)
Back in Appleton, however another tough loss for the Timber Rattlers to the River Bandits, 6-1.
Just three hits for the Rattlers hitter including a solo home run in the fourth innings for first baseman Gabriel Garcia. Hitters struck out 12 times and only took one walk, while leaving five on base.
Reese Olson got the loss in his second game of the year. He gave up four runs on five hits.
Tomorrow is the finale of the series before the Rattlers head to Beloit for a three game series.