Well, Round Rock had done a pretty good job of holding Omaha. Problem is, Omaha had been just as effective at holding Round Rock, and so they headed into extra innings. In the 11th, though, Omaha hit two home runs for a 5-1 win. Andy Van Hekken threw 7IP, 7H/1ER, 6K:3BB in a great start. Chris Sampson threw 13 of his 20 pitches for strikes in a rehab inning where he struck out two. Gary Majewski threw a scoreless 9th and 10th, and Brad Thompson gave up 3H/4ER, 0K:1BB in 1IP - allowing those two 11th inning homers. Bourgeois was on base three times (1H, 2BB), Drew Locke was 3x4, and Chris Johnson was 2x5. Wladimir Sutil was 0x4 with the lone RBI in his Triple-A debut.
Man of the Match: Andy Van Hekken.
The 2012 Astros are going to whoop the 2012 Rangers! Hooks dominate Frisco, 14-1. Touted Rangers prospect Martin Perez threw 5H/8R (7ER), 1K:4BB in 1.1IP. Doug Arguello, on the other hand, threw 6IP, 4H/0ER, 5K:1BB. Matt Nevarez and Erick Abreu tossed scoreless innings, and Nelson Payano allowed 3H/1ER, but struck out the side to give up the first earned run by a Hooks pitcher in 26.2IP (captip to @cchooks). So you want offense? Jimmy Van Ostrand was 4x5 (4RBI), Jhon Florentino was 3x5 (2RBI), Jack Shuck was 2x5 (1RBI), German Duran (3RBI), Koby Clemens (3RBI), and Marcos Cabral had two hits each. After hitting .263 and .358 in April and May, respectively, Clemens is hitting .340/.485/.620 in 15 games this month. And Van Ostrand. He started the season hitting .195 and .190 in April and May, but is hitting .389/.378/.472 in June.
Man of the Match: Jimmy Van Ostrand
The JetHawks played a double-header to complete a game suspended at High Desert back in April, and whooped up 13-3. Since the roster is silly, and I got burned once before because of screwing up when the game was suspended to begin with, we'll just leave it at that.
In the 2nd game, Lancaster cruised to a 5-1 win. Dallas Keuchel threw a complete game: 7IP, 4H/1R (0ER), 6K:0BB. Lee Cruz was 4x4 with an RBI, while David Flores and John Curtis were each 2x3. And hey, with the completion win, that's five wins in seven games.
Man of the Match: Dallas Keuchel
Delmarva scored three in the first and in the sixth to coast to a 6-2 win over the Legends. Luis Cruz threw 3IP, 6H/3R (0ER), with 6K:2BB for the loss. Jose Trinidad allowed 3H/3ER, 0K:2BB in 2.1IP and Wander Alvino held Delmarva scoreless (3K) over the final 2.2IP. J.D. Martinez was 2x4, and Miguel Arrendell had an RBI double. Jonathan Meyer, Our Boy Aaron Bray, Jiovanni Mier, and Brian Kemp added hits. Mier and Meyer each committed errors, their 18th and 22nd, respectively.
Man of the Match: How about Martinez?
I like this team already. Mike Kvasnicka hit a homer in his first professional at-bat - nay, his first professional pitch, and the ValleyCats pitchers struck out 15 Connecticut hitters, and then Oscar Figueroa doubled in Ben Orloff for a 4-3 walkoff win. Carlos Quevedo allowed 5H/3R (2ER), 7K:0BB in 4.1IP. The bullpen of Chris Blazek, David Martinez, Joan Belliard, and Travis Blankenship held Connecticut to 2H/0ER, 8K:0BB in 4.2IP. Figueroa was 2x5 with the aforementioned RBI, Kvasnicka hit a homer and a double (and also committed an error in RF), and Daniel Adamson and Enrique Hernandez were each 2x4.
Man of the Match: A first-AB homer? Even with the error, this goes to Kvasnicka.