*Org Affiliates go 3-1 on the day, 7-1 on the season.
*Nolan Fontana was 3x3 with a walk, three runs scored, and a 3-run homer in an 8-4 Fresno win.
*Mark Appel threw 5IP, 2H/1ER, 4K:1BB in a Corpus win
*Lancaster was shut out, 5-0, but Danry Vasquez had a double, two walks, and a stolen base.
*Joe Musgrove threw 4IP, 3H/0ER, 5K:0BB in an 8-2 Quad Cities win
Fresno rode a 5-run 3rd inning to an 8-4 win over Las Vegas to improve to 2-0 on the young season. Handsome Dan Straily threw 5IP, 5H/3ER, 6K:3BB and then manager Tony DeFrancesco used four relievers over the last four innings to close out the game. Darin Downs and Jason Stoffel (2K) threw perfect innings, while Tommy Shirley (2K) and Kevin Chapman gave up just a hit each.
Nolan Fontana was 3x3 with a walk, a 3-run homer, and three runs scored. Matt Duffy (3RBI) and Preston Tucker (HR, 2RBI) had two hits each. Jon Singleton (hitting 2nd) and Matt Dominguez (hitting 7th) had RsBI. Max Stassi and L.J. Hoes were each 1x4 with 3K.
Man of the Match: Nolan Fontana
The Hooks offense wanted to make sure that Mark Appel was under as little pressure as possible, so they gave him a 5-0 lead before he even took the mound, and beat Springfield 8-2. Appel had a strong start, going 5IP and allowing just 2H/1ER, 4K:1BB, and Kyle Westwood closed it out with 4IP, 4H/1ER, 1K:0BB.
Carlos Correa was 2x3 with two doubles, two walks, and an RBI; Teoscar Hernandez was 2x5 with a double, homer, and 2RBI; Tony Kemp (BB) and Jon Kemmer (RBI) added two hits each. Colin Moran and Conrad Gregor were 1x4 with an RBI, and Telvin Nash was 1x5 with 2RBI.
Man of the Match: Mark Appel
First organizational loss of the season what is Jeff Luhnow even doing? San Jose got a 4-run 3rd inning to shut out Lancaster 5-0. Michael Feliz lasted just 2.2IP, allowing 8H/4ER, but with 4K:0BB. Chris Cotton threw 2.1IP of 1H/0ER, 4K:0BB relief, and Zach Morton threw 4IP, 2H/1ER, 3K:2BB to close it out.
The JetHawks managed just five hits, but Chase McDonald had two of them, with Danry Vasquez (2B, 2BB, SB), Ronnie Mitchell (BB), and Chan Moon providing those three hits. Both J.D. Davis and A.J. Reed are still looking for their first hits after two games.
Man of the Match: Danry Vasquez
Quad Cities (2-0)
Quad Cities got three runs in the 3rd, and never gave up the lead in a 5-2 win over the Peoria Peorias. Bryan Radziewski got the start, and in 4IP, gave up 3H/2ER, 5K:2BB; Joe Musgrove threw 4IP of 3H/0ER, 5K:0BB tandem relief and Jose Montero threw a scoreless 9th, striking out two.
The River Bandits - which is a very aggressive name and I'm not sure we should be teaching our kids that it's okay to be a steamboat villain - got 12 hits, eleven of them singles. Mott Hyde (RBI), Derek Fisher (2R), Nick Tanielu (3B, BB, RBI), and Ryan Bottger (2BB, RBI) had two hits each. Bobby Boyd, Jamie Ritchie, and Alfredo Gonzalez had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Joe Musgrove