Diamonds in the Rough 7-6-16

Plenty of extra inning games for the affiliates Wednesday.

HR Roll Call Hunter Dozier (17), Tony Cruz (5), Balbino Fuenmayor (4), Brandon Downes (6)

BP KC Hitter of the Day – Hunter Dozier 5-7 4R, 2b, HR, 2 RBI, 2BB – 2 games

BP KC Pitcher of the Day – Josh Staumont 7 IP 2 H 3 R 2 ER Bb 7 K 10-3 GO-FO 105p/69k

Game 1
Omaha Storm Chasers 4 Iowa Cubs 3 F/8

The Chasers scored a late run after their starter grinded through six innings, earning a win in the first game of the doubleheader. Catcher Tony Cruz doubled in Jorge Bonifacio to break a 3-3 tie and Kevin McCarthy worked around a single to close the game. Cruz drove in three of the four Chaser runs, combining with Hunter Dozier, who hit his 17th home run of the season, to pace the offense. Starter Alec Mills missed out on earning the win, but worked through six innings with seven hits and a walk allowed.

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Alec Mills 6 IP 7 H 3 ER 1 BB 5 K 7-5 GO-FO 108p/64k
Hunter Dozier 2-3 2R, HR, BB
Tony Cruz 3-4 2b, HR, 3 RBI

Game 2
Omaha Storm Chasers 7 Iowa Cubs 5 F/9

During game two, the Chasers built a lead only to watch the Cubs tie it up and once again send the game to extras. Hunter Dozier kept up his hot hitting with three hits, a run batted in and a pair of runs scored in game two as he and Balbino Fuenmayor helped pace the offense. Reliever Malcom Culver gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game to extras but the Chasers came through with a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to earn the win, Dozier drove in one win with a single while the other scored on a wild pitch.

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Hunter Dozier 3-4 2R, 2b, RBI, BB
Balbino Fuenmayor 2-4 HR, 2 RBI
Allan de San Miguel 1-3 R, BB

Midland RockHounds 5 NW Arkansas Naturals 0

The Naturals couldn’t push a run across, going 0-4 with runners in scoring position while failing to collect an extra base hit during their seventh consecutive loss to Midland on Wednesday. Pitcher Ashton Goudeau gave up four runs on five hits and three walks, all during the four run third inning to drop his Double-A record to 2-7. Big time A’s prospect Franklin Barreto went three for three with a walk and two runs scored.

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Raul Mondesi 2-4
Ryan O’Hearn 1-4 CS (2)
Carlos Garcia 2-2 BB

Potomac Nationals 4 Wilmington Blue Rocks 3 F/10

The Rocks knotted the game late only to watch the Nationals walk if off in the tenth. Shorstop Brian Bien collected four hits while Brandon Downes hit a solo home run as part of a 12 hit team effort that produced just three runs. The squad went just 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position while the Nationals scored four times on just four hits thanks in part to a pair of Rocks errors and four stolen bases. Wilmington starter Josh Staumont was solid, tossing seven innings of two hit ball with just one walk allowed while striking out seven. It was Max Schrock’s tenth inning solo home run off Rocks pitcher Derek Gordon that ended it.

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Samir Duenez 2-4 RBI, BB
Brandon Downes 1-4 HR, BB
Brian Bien 4-5 R

Ogden Raptors 4 Idaho Falls Chukars 3 F/10

The Raptors snapped the Idaho Falls three game winning streak by walking them off on Wednesday night. Ogden limited the league’s top ranked offense to just five hits and three runs while coming back from a 3-1 deficit late to send the game to extras. All three Idaho Falls runs came in the fourth inning when they piled up three of their five hits to push the runs across. A two run home run off reliever Jason Freeman spoiled a quality one run outing by Alex Luna over 6.2 innings to send the game to extra innings. In the tenth a pair of walks allowed by Enmanuel Camacho prior to a one out single walked it off for Ogden.

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Meibrys Viloria 0-4
Alex Luna 6.2 IP 6 H 1 ER 2 BB 5 K 6-4 GO-FO 92p/61k
Manny Olloque 1-4 2b, R

AZL Royals 9 AZL Rangers 4

Jorge Rodriguez tossed up zeroes for the third time in his four starts for the Arizona club on the way to another win. The offense pounded out thirteen hits in backing the 20 year old righthander to build a 9-0 lead and the eventual win. Three 2015 Latin signees had two hits in the game with catcher Sebastian Rivera doubling and also driving in two runs.

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Sebastian Rivera 2-4 R, 2b, 2 RBI
Seuly Matias 2-4 2R
Jorge Rodriguez 6 IP 2 H 0 R 0 BB 5 K 6-2 GO-FO

DSL Royals 1 DSL Red Sox1 0

The DSL Royals won a pitching duel by earning the games only run with a bases loaded walk in the eighth inning. Two Royals pitchers combined to strikeout eight while starter Randy Acevedo worked around five hits to complete his six innings before turning it over to Emmanuel Estevez. The 19 year old Estevez earned the win by striking out four over his three innings by allowing just a walk over that time.

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Emmanuel Estevez 3 IP 0 H 0 R 1 BB 4 K 1-3 GO-FO
Freddy Fermin 2-3 BB
Dennicher Carrasco 2-4 R, 2SB

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