Milwaukee Brewers Minors: Missions pour it on in 19-1 victory

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ATLANTA, GA - MAY 17: Jacob Nottingham #26 of the Milwaukee Brewers rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning of an MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 17, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 17: Jacob Nottingham #26 of the Milwaukee Brewers rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning of an MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 17, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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A whole lot of hitting in San Antonio leads to a lopsided win for Missions in today’s Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Review.

Triple-A

San Antonio Missions (46-26) vs. Reno Aces (29-42)

The Missions finished their series strong against the Aces, putting up 19 runs on 22 hits to dominate in a 19-1 victory. They are now riding a six game winning streak.

Pitching first, Burch Smith was dominate in five innings, giving up just one run on two hits. The bullpen of Donnie Hart, Miguel Sanchez, Jay Jackson, and Jon Olczak was outstanding, giving up just two hits in relief.

The offense was amazing, led by three players who each had four hits in the game. Jacob Nottingham, Tyler Saladino, and Cory Spangenberg combined for 12 of the 22 hits, scored seven runs, and drove in 15 of the 19 runs. Nottingham had a home run, Saladino had two doubles and Spangenberg had a triple and a double.

Nate Orf reached base four times (two hits, two walks) and scored all four times. Keston Hiura was 1-3 but had two walks and scored all three times he was on base. David Freitas reaches base five times, scoring three times and driving in a run. Michael O’Neil was 2-4 with two RBIs.

Mauricio Dubon went 1-for-6 with a run scored and his batting average is sitting at .309 now.

The Missions are off tomorrow. They’ll begin a five game series against the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday.

Double-A

Biloxi Shuckers (41-29) – First Half Division Champions

No games until the 20th due to the Southern League All-Star Break.

Class A Advanced

Carolina Mudcats (39-30)

No games until the 20th due to Carolina League All-Star Break.

Class A

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (31-38)

No games until the 20th when the Rattlers dawn the colors of the UdderTuggers.

Short Season

Rocky Mountain Vibes (4-1) vs. Grand Junction Rockies (1-4)

After an opening day loss, the Vibes gave rattled off four wins in a row, taking Tuesday’s game 7-5 against Grand Junction.

Six Vibes players got hits, including a home run for Luis Avalo, a 20 year old out of the Dominican Republic.

2018 second round pick and Milwaukee Brewers 7th rated prospect Joe Gray went 1-for-5 with an RBI. Fellow 2018 draftee Micah Bello went 0-for-5 but had an RBI, his 10th already on the season.

The Brewers 2019 12th round pick, LHP Arman Sabouri posted a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts and got his first professional save.

Carlos Luna got the win, going five innings, striking out four and allowing just one hit.

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