There was great news out of Biloxi tonight as the get the win and have six named to the Southern League all-star game in tonight’s Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Review.
San Antonio Missions (37-24) vs. Las Vegas Aviators (34-28)
The Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate dropped the opener in Las Vegas 8-2 on a rough hitting night for San Antonio.
Top prospect Keston Hiura was 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the way for the Missions. His only help on the night was Nate Orf, who had a solo home run in the eighth when the game was already out of reach. Cory Spangenberg had the only other hit for San Antonio.
Biloxi Shuckers (36-25) vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos (36-25)
On Saints night, the Shuckers got the 9-1 win and had six named to the Southern League All-Star Team!
First for the game, starter Alec Bettinger recorded 12 strike outs and now leads the Southern League with 79 on the season. After a rough start to the season he is 4-4 with a 4.25 ERA. In his last five games he is 4-1 allowing just five runs total.
Trent Grisham clobbered his 11th home run on the season going 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Jake Gatewood had three hits and drove in two runs while Patrick Leonard continues to swing a hot bat with two more hits and three RBIs.
Leonard is now hitting .307 and had an OPS of .855. His last 10 games has been incredible, .395 batting average with a 1.007 OPS with 15 hits, four doubles, one triple and 10 RBIs.
Now for the All Stars. Six Shuckers will play in front of the MGM Park home crowd and in the shadow of the Beau on June 18th. We may have mentioned these six a couple times, Aviles Jr., Wilson, Grisham and Leonard are the position players.
For Grisham, Aviles and Wilson this is their first time being honored to a Mid-Season All-Star team. Griep recently recorded his 100th career save in the minor leagues and is the all time saves leader for the Shuckers. Supak is tied for the league lead in wins and ranks top five in a number of pitching categories.
Class A Advanced
Carolina Mudcats (34-26) vs. Salem Red Sox (19-39)
Salem made a run at the end but the Milwaukee Brewers High-A affiliate held on Friday night for the 7-6 victory in game two of the series.
Every Mudcat reached base tonight, as the record nine hits and four walks.
Mario Feliciano has been on a tear lately, and that included tonight as he hit a two-run home run and drove in three during the contest. In his last 10 games he is hitting .450 with an OPS of 1.451 and has 18 hits including four doubles, a triple, five home runs and has 10 RBIs.
Braden Webb got the win, his first of the season after allowing two runs on two hits and struck out eight.
Wisconsin TimberRattlers (29-31) vs. Beloit Snappers (22-37)
The Milwaukee Brewers Single-A affiliate dropped the suspended game from April 17th against the Snappers 4-3 on Friday night but got the 5-0 victory in tonight’s regularly scheduled game.
Four Rattlers had two hits a piece and there were a total of four doubles as the accounted for 11 hits over six innings. Brice Turang and Jesus Lujano led the charge at the top of the order, each going 2-for-4, scoring four of the five runs in the game for the Rattlers. Gabriel Garcia has the other run and ended up with one hit, a double in the contest. Brent Diaz drove in two of the five runs.