Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Hiura shines in return to Missions
Like many, life gets busy for bloggers. So we are giving you a two for the price of one recaps of all your Milwaukee Brewers affiliates. Here’s what happened on June 4th & 5th…
San Antonio Missions (38-22) vs. Salt Lake Bees (26-32)
On Tuesday the Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate got off to a fast start, scoring six in the first inning in route to a 7-5 win.
The first inning was fun as Mauricio Dubon and Nate Orf scored on a throwing error. Later in the inning Jacob Nottingham’s double drove in Tyler Saladino and David Freitas. Dubon then drove in Troy Stokes Jr. and Nottingham. Cory Spangenberg drove in the last run for the Missions in the seventh.
Dubon and Nottingham each had three hits on the evening, while Freitas had two.
Bubba Derby picked up the win while Angel Perdomo pitched two beautiful innings with three strike outs and no walks.
Perdomo, a lefty, has pitched in 11 games in San Antonio with a 3.94 ERA and 1.50 WHIP so far. However those numbers don’t tell the whole story, in his last six games he hasn’t allowed a run in 7 2/3 innings with just one hit and nine strike outs compared to five walks.
On Wednesday the Missions shut down the Bees behind another great outing by Aaron Wilkerson. The righty went 5 1/3 innings with eight strike outs and no runs allowed in the 9-0 win.
The scoring got started on a Spangenberg triple that scored Keston Hiura. Tuesday was Hiura’s first game back after his stint with the Milwaukee Brewers. Saladino drove in Spangenberg on a two run home run later that inning.
In the next inning Hiura got the scoring going again on a double that played Dubon. Hiura would score again after a bases loaded walk to Freitas.
Hiura scored a third time in the seventh inning on a Freitas single that drove in two runs.
Hiura finished the night with two hits, scoring three times and with an RBI and a walk. Freitas also had two hits with three RBIs in the contest.
The Missions finish out the series tomorrow hoping for a sweep.
Biloxi Shuckers (34-25) vs. Mississippi Braves (26-31)
The Milwaukee Brewers Double-A affiliate split games with the Braves on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday was a close 4-3 victory that saw the Shuckers get seven hits, including a triple for Patrick Leonard that drove in a run and a double for Max McDowell.
Jake Gatewood had an RBI, but it was C.J. Hinosoja who led the Shuckers with two RBIs on his only hit of the game.
Trey Supak got his seventh win of the season, going five innings giving up all three runs to the Braves. Devin Williams, Aaron Kurcz, and Luke Barker kept the bases clear the rest of the way.
Wednesday the story was different as the Shuckers had just five hits and scored their only run on a Cooper Hummel home run, losing 5-1. Joantgel Segovia has a double in the contest and is batting .333 in Biloxi.
Drew Rasmussen looked good in his 4 1/3 innings of work. He gave up two runs on four hits but had six strike outs.
They finish up the series tomorrow with the Braves.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (33-25) vs. Frederick Keys (28-29)
Tuesday night the Mudcats finished up the series with the Keys winning 10-3, sweeping the three game series.
Payton Henry started the scoring for the Mudcats with a two-run home run in the first. However, Tristen Lutz was the man, crushing two home runs in the game and drove four runs. Mario Feliciano also hit a home run in the eighth inning and was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the game.
Matt Smith had a good start going 4 2/3 innings with just one run on three hits and three strike outs.
After an off day on Wednesday, the Mudcats will open a series against Salem on Thursday.
Wisconsin TimberRattlers (27-30) vs. Kane County Cougars (31-27)
TimberRattlers dropped the opener on Tuesday but bounced back on Wednesday.
In the opener with the Cougars, the Rattlers started strong but were shut down through the final seven innings losing 12-2.
Brice Turang was 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Jesus Lujano was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Catcher David Fry drove in the other run on a sacrifice. Korry Howell has two hits as well.
Pitching wise Adam Hill struggled in 4 1/3 innings, giving up six on seven hits and walked three. His record this season is now 5-4.
On Wednesday night they bounced back with a four run first inning to win 6-0.
Howell drove in two runs and scored twice, while Gabriel Garcia and Leugim Castillo each had RBIs. Fry drove in one run on a solo home run in the seventh.
Lefty Scott Sunitsch, aformer Washington State University stand out, went seven scoreless for his fourth win of the season.
Rattlers finish the series tomorrow with Kane County.