Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Erceg and Wilson lead offenses in two wins
Saturday night’s action featured big games for two young infielders to lead the Milwaukee Brewers affiliates to a 2-2 night.
San Antonio Missions (8-7) vs. Nashville Sounds (4-11)
The Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate played a game and picked up a win! After two days of rain delays the Missions got back to it and got the 5-2 win against Nashville.
Burch Smith went five scoreless innings, giving up just two hits, and struck out five. Bubba Derby allowed two runs in the sixth, but the combination of Deolis Guerra and Jay Jackson held the Sounds blank for three innings, allowing just three hits.
Lucas Erceg led the offense with two hits, including a two run home run and a triple. Erceg now has four home runs on the season and is hitting .310 and has a 1.102 OPS in 38 at-bats. Tyrone Taylor also had a two-run double in the win.
Catcher David Freitas went 0-for-2 in his Missions debut after being traded from the Mariners.
Thursday’s game against the Redbirds will be made up on May 27th and Friday’s game against the Sounds will be made up on Sunday.
Biloxi Shuckers (8-8) vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos (10-6)
Biloxi scored eight runs in the sixth inning to cruise to victory over the Jumbo Shrimp on Saturday night 12-7.
Powered by four long balls, two for Weston Wilson, a two run home run by Dillon Thomas and a solo shot by Patrick Leonard the offense had no problems putting up runs in the game.
Michael O’Neill and C.J. Hinosoja connected for two hits each and every other player that started had a hit but the story of the game was Wilson. He was 4-for-5 with four runs scored and drove in two. Thomas had two more RBIs and now has ten on the season. Trent Grisham had just one hit but it was a triple that led to a run.
Marcos Diplan went 4 2/3 innings allowing just two runs on seven hits and struck out four. The bullpen wasn’t sharp, going four and a third giving up five runs but the offense was able to get the win.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (9-8) vs. Fayetteville Woodpeckers (10-7)
Tough day for the Milwaukee Brewers High-A affiliate as they dropped both games of the double header 3-2 and 6-3.
In game one the Mudcats mustered just four hits, scoring in the first on a throwing error and on a Payton Henry solo home run in the fourth. Henry, Tristen Lutz and Mario Feliciano accounted for all four hits in the game.
Dylan File got the loss but pitched all six innings of the game, allowing three runs on seven hits.
The second game wasn’t much better, the offense got just five hits, and got all three runs on a Rob Henry home run that scored Feliciano and Dallas Carroll.
Christian Taugner got the start, going four innings, giving up all six runs for the Woodpeckers. Christian Meister pitched two innings in relief giving up just one hit.
Tomorrow closes out the seven game series with Fayetteville.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (6-9) vs. Clinton LumberKings (9-6)
Four singles and a double for the TimberRattlers was all the offense could create as they fall 3-2 in the series finale to the LumberKings.
Singles by Brice Turang, Connor McVey, Leugim Castillo, and Antonio Pinero accounted for four hits while Gabriel Garcia had a double and a run.
Scott Sunitsch went 4 2/3 innings with five strike outs while giving up three runs.
The Rattlers have a day off Sunday and start a three game series with Cedar Rapids.