Diamonds in the Rough 6-29-16

Three up and three down for the affiliates on Wednesday.

HR Roll Call: Samir Duenez (7), Chris DeVito (3)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Emmanuel Rivera 4-5, R, 2b, 3b, 3 RBI

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Andre Davis 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, HBP, 4-2 GO-FO 

Wilmington Blue Rocks 7 Lynchburg Hillcats 5

A big first inning combined with a few late inning runs salvaged the series finale for Wilmington versus the Hillcats. Starting pitcher Corey Ray couldn’t match his past three starts when he allowed just one run in each, but he did enough to complete six innings and earn a win thanks to plenty of offense. First baseman Samir Duenez jumped all over a hanging breaking ball in the first to pound it over the rightfield for a three-run home run and a 4-0 lead, his first at High-A. Lynchburg would rally to tie the game in the fifth but a misplay in the home half of the inning by the Hillcats turned into a run for the Blue Rocks and a lead they would not relinquish. An RBI double by Brandon Downes followed by a triple by Austin Bailey to push Downes across added two more runs in the sixth to give Wilmington’s bullpen enough cushion to hold on for the win.

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Samir Duenez 1-4, HR, 3RBI
Raul Mondesi 1-3, R, BB, SB (12)
Jake Newbery 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2-0 GO-FO, 37p/25k

West Virginia Power 5 Lexington Legends 1

Just two Legends were able to get a hit as the Power limited the Lexington offense on Wednesday night. Outfielders Anderson Miller and Ben Johnson accounted for all three hits while Miller also walked once, but the Legends went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position to cross the plate just one time. Scott Blewett struggled with the zone, allowing a pair of runs in just 4.2 innings while tossing 92 pitches in that time to drop his eighth game of the year. Anderson Miller has had an outstanding month of June, carrying a .488 on base percentage with a .493 slugging percentage with eight doubles in the 21 games played this month.

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Ben Johnson 2-4
Anderson Miller 1-3, R, BB
Scott Blewett 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 4WP, 6-3 GO-FO, 92p/57k

Ogden Raptors 7 Idaho Falls Chukars 1

The Chukars put together just two hits while striking out 13 times in a noncompetitive game two of their series with Ogden. Idaho Falls starter Igol Feliz gave up eight hits, including two home runs, while giving up five runs in six innings with the defense allowing three unearned runs in that bunch. Four defensive errors were featured in the sloppy game that pushed their record to 6-6 this season.

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Ricky Aracena 0-4, 2K, SB (4), E2 (7)
Colton Frabasilio 1-4, R, 2b
Luke Willis 1-1, 2BB

Burlington Royals 10 Bristol Pirates 2

A night after lefty Cristian Castillo kept Bluefield off balance, lefty Andre Davis blew away the Bristol Pirates. Davis, a 2015 8th round pick, put away 10 Bristol hitters via strikeout while allowing just four hits and a walk over six strong innings while backed up with plenty of offense. The Burlington corner infielders Chris DeVito and third baseman Emmanuel Rivera combined for three extra base hits and six runs driven in as part of a 10 run Burlington outburst. DeVito knocked out his third home run of the year, while Rivera added four hits including a double and triple to push his average in the first seven games to a robust .520. All together the offense combined to pound out 15 hits while drawing four walks in the victory.

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Logan Gray 2-5, R, 2b
Vance Vizcaino 2-5, R
Chris DeVito 2-4, HR, 3 RBI

AZL Indians 7 AZL Royals 0

The Royals were blanked in Arizona as 1st rounder Ashe Russell gave up a pair of runs in one inning-plus of work, while the offense pieced just three hits together.

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Ashe Russell 1 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 HBP, 0-1 GO-FO
Sam Selman 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-0 GO-FO
Cal Jones 0-4, K

DSL Royals 4 DSL Astros 3

A pair of late runs erased a first inning deficit and gave the Royals a walkoff win.

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Yareimy Garcia 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 5-4 GO-FO
Angel Medina 1-3, 2R, 3b, RBI, BB
Juan Peguero 2-3, R, RBI, BB

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