Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: April 20


*Org affiliates go 1-3 on the day; cumulative 30-17 record
*Jon Singleton and Preston Tucker hit homers as Fresno's 16 hits dominate Las Vegas
*Carlos Correa hit a 401' solo homer and had two of Corpus' three hits in a 2-1 loss
*Lancaster gave up seven runs in the first on their way to a 13-8 loss in which Chase McDonald hit his 3rd homer of the year
*Quad Cities' errors overshadow Kevin Comer's strong start in a loss to Kane County

Fresno (8-4)

Fresno pounded out 16 hits with a pair of three-run innings for an 8-4 win at Las Vegas. Tommy Shirley threw 5.2IP, 2H/2R (1ER), 4K:2BB to improve to 2-0; Darin Downs got the last out of the 6th inning; Josh Fields allowed a hit and two walks in 2IP, and the sketchy start for James Hoyt continued as he allowed 2H/2ER, 1K:1BB in the 9th.

Hits and hits and hits! Jon Singleton was 3x5 with a solo homer; Matt Duffy was 3x5 with two doubles; Preston Tucker was 3x5 with a two-run homer and 4RBI on the night. L.J. Hoes (2B, 2RBI) and Alex Presley (RBI) had two hits each. Max Stassi was 1x3 with a walk. The 2-3-4-5 hitters in the lineup went 11x20 with three doubles, two homers, 7RBI, and six runs scored.

Man of the Match: Preston Tucker

Corpus (7-4)

Another pitcher's duel, another Tulsa win as Tulsa answers Carlos Correa's solo homer with two runs in the top of the 7th to give Corpus the 2-1 loss. Aaron West threw 4.2IP, 3H/0ER, 5K:0BB to lower his ERA to 0.93 on the season. In two starts, West has thrown 9.2IP, 6H/1ER, 7K:0BB. Travis Ballew took the loss with 2H/2ER, 2K:0BB, 1HR in 2.1IP; Jandel Gustave threw two perfect innings in the 8th and 9th.

Carlos Correa had two of the three Corpus hits, with a single and a solo homer that went 401 feet. Tyler White (1x2, BB) and Colin Moran (0x3, BB) were the only other baserunners. Tony Kemp got his first start in center field after spending most of his minor-league career at second base.

Man of the Match: Carlos Correa and Aaron West

Lancaster (6-6)

Well, two innings really did the JetHawks in last night: Rancho Cucamonga's 7-run 1st inning, and their 6-run 6th. Hard to come back from that, though the JetHawks did get the game to 7-6 after three innings in what would be a 13-8 loss. Edison Frias allowed 5H/6ER, 0K:1BB in 0.2IP; Tyler Brunnemann allowed 3H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 1.1IP; Brian Holmes gave up 4H/6R (3ER), 4K:4BB in 3IP, and Ambiorix De Leon allowed 3H/0ER (two of Holmes' inherited runners scored), 2K:2BB. That was ugly.

Chase McDonald was 3x5 with a two-run homer and 3RBI on the night; Brett Phillips was 2x3 with a triple, walk, and 2RBI; J.D. Davis was 2x5; A.J. Reed was 0x3 with two walks. Brian Holberton was 1x3 with a walk, and picked a runner off first.

Man of the Match: Chase McDonald

Quad Cities (9-3)

Quad Cities had leads of 3-0 and 5-4, but just couldn't hold on in an 8-6 loss to Kane County. Errors - three of them - sunk the River Bandits, with Kevin Comer throwing 4.1IP, 3H/4R (1ER), 6K:2BB; Chris Lee allowed 6H/4R (3ER), 4K:0BB in 3.2IP, and Albert Minnis allowed a hit in a scoreless 9th.

Nick Tanielu (BB, RBI) and Kristian Trompiz (2B) had two hits each. Mott Hyde was 1x3 with an RBI and two walks; Derek Fisher was 1x4 with a solo homer and a walk. Quad Cities was 3x15 w/RISP last night.

Man of the Match: Kevin Comer