Monday, May 11, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: May 10


*Org goes 2-1 on the day; Cumulative 74-47 record
*Fresno got three unearned runs in the 2nd and held on for a 3-2 win over Tacoma. Jake Buchanan threw 7.2IP, 6H/2ER
*Corpus' rally fell short with the game-tying run on 3rd in a 6-5 loss to San Antonio despite Tesocar Hernandez's two solo homers.
*Lancaster wins a back-and-forth game on Jack Mayfield's walkoff over Lake Elsinore

Fresno (16-14)

Fresno got three runs in the bottom of the 2nd and then held on for a 3-2 win over Tacoma at Chukchansi Park, home of the best ballpark name in baseball. Just say it. Say it. Chukchansi. Chukchansi. That's fun stuff, right there. Chukchansi. Jake Buchanan threw 7.2IP, 6H/2ER, 1K:1BB; Tyson Perez got a four-out save, his second save as a Grizzly.

Six Fresnoes got hits: Nolan Fontana (2BB, 2RBI), L.J. Hoes (SB), Alex Presley, Domingo Santana (2B), Jon Singleton (2B, 2BB). Max Stassi was 0x4 with 3K.

Man of the Match: Going with Buchanan

Corpus (18-12)

After allowing a three-run San Antonio 1st inning, Corpus scrapped back with a run in the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. Then San Antonio got three more in the bottom of the 8th. Corpus answered with two runs in the top of the 8th to bring the game to 6-5 San Antonio, but Teoscar Hernandez popped up to the catcher with runners on 1st and 3rd to end the game with a 6-5 loss. Josh Hader allowed 5H/3R (1ER), 4K:1BB in 6IP with two pickoffs; Travis Ballew threw a scoreless 7th; Daniel Minor allowed 2H/3ER, 1K:2BB in 0.2IP, and Juan Minaya allowed two of Minor's charged runs with a hit in 0.1IP.

Conrad Gregor was 3x4 with two doubles and an RBI; Teoscar Hernandez was 2x4 with two solo homers, Jon Kemmer was 1x4 with 2RBI; Carlos Correa was 1x4 with a triple.

Man of the Match: Teoscar Hernandez. He was hitting .110 on May 3, but has hits in six of his last seven games, and five hits in his last nine ABs.

Lancaster (16-15)

Wild one in Lancaster, as usual. Lancaster had a 5-1 lead after two innings cut to 5-4 after three. Then a 6-3 Lancaster lead was a 7-6 Lake Elsinore lead by the end of the 7th. Lancaster tied it up in the 8th, but Lake Elsinore took an 8-7 lead in the top of the 9th. Consecutive singles by The Initials (J.D. Davis and A.J. Reed) had runners on 1st and 2nd, pinch-hitter Ronnie Mitchell doubled to score Davis to tie the game, and one batter later Jack Mayfield singled to left for the 9-8 walkoff win. Troy Scribner threw 4.1IP, 6H/4R (3ER), 5K:3BB; Albert Minnis got out of the 5th; Evan Grills allowed 6H/4ER, 4K:1BB in 3IP, and Tyler Brunnemann got the win by retiring the three batters he faced in the 9th - 0H/0ER, 1K:0BB.

J.D. Davis (2B, HR, RBI) and Jack Mayfield (SB, 2RBI) were each 4x5; Danry Vasquez (3B, 2RBI) and Alfredo Gonzalez (2B, RBI) had two hits each. A.J. Reed was 1x3 with 2BB, and James Ramsay was 1x3 with an RBI. After hitting .208/.356/.417 in April, Reed is hitting .378/.455/.892 in May.

Man of the Match: J.D. Davis and Jack Mayfield

Quad Cities (24-6)

I've never seen a league-wide day off on a Sunday, but that's exactly what the Midwest League had rolling today.