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Max Muncy Hits Walk Off 2-Run HR

Sugar Land Space Cowboys (Houston) 4 vs OKC Dodgers 6

On the Mound

Michael Grove breezed through 2.1 IP facing the minimum.  He then surrendered a solo HR by Emmanuel Valdez.  He retired the side in order in the 4th.  Grove threw 58 pitches through 4.0 innings.  However, the first two batters in the 5th slugged solo HRs, and after 66 pitches, Marshall Kasowski was summoned to relieve Grove.

With Jon Duplantier pitching in the 7th, he gave up a single, balked him to 2nd, and wild pitched him to 3rd.  A run scored on a sac fly giving the Space Cowboys a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the 7th.  Garrett Cleavinger and Carson Fulmer pitched a scoreless 8th and 9th inning.


At the Plate

Down 3-0, Drew Avans hit a HR to put the Dodgers on the Board in the fifth.

In the 7th, Andy Burns and Tony Wolters walked, and Drew Avans was HBP.  Michael Busch and Max Muncy struck out, but Miguel Vargas singled to score Burns and Wolters to get OKC to within 1.  In the 8th, Ryan Noda and Jason Martin singled.  Noda stole 3rd and scored the tying run on a Stefan Romero sac fly.

In the bottom of the 9th with the scored tied at 4 and 1 out, Michael Busch drew a walk and Max Muncy CRUSHED a walk off 2-run HR.


Player of the Game

It has to go to the walk off HR and Max Muncy.



Box Score



Northwest Arkansas Naturals (KC) 2 vs Tulsa Drillers 5

On the Mound

2 words – 1 name – Gavin StoneStone continued his AA dominance with 6.0 brilliant scoreless innings.  He allowed 4 hits and 1 BB to go with 13 strikeouts.  That is sheer dominance.  His ERA is now down to 0.41.  In his four starts, Stone has compiled 22.0 IP and allowed 1 run.  He has 37 strikeouts compared to 3 walks for Tulsa.

Aaron Ochsenbein retired the side in order in the 7thAlec Gamboa, Nick Robertson, and Guillermo Zuniga finished the final two innings but allowed a pair of runs.


At the Plate

While Gavin Stone was the story on the mound, Andy Pages was the offensive star.  In the 2nd, Andy Pages got the scoring started with a HR (7), and then 3 consecutive singles by Carson Taylor, Ryan Ward, and Justin Yurchak scored a second run.

Devin Mann hit a 2-run HR in the 5th.

Andy Pages hit his 2nd HR of the game and 8th of the season to give the Drillers a 5-0 lead.

Besides his 2 HRs, Pages also had a triple for 11 total bases on the night.


Players of the Game

It has to be both Gavin Stone and Andy Pages



Box Score


Great Lakes Loons 8 vs Dayton Dragons (Reds) 14

On the Mound

Kendall Williams started out so well.  He made a mistake in the 1st allowing a 2 out HR.  He breezed through the 4th with only 1 baserunner due to an error.  In the 5th, he gave up a leadoff single.  He got the next two outs, but allowed a second single.  He was one out away from getting out of the inning, and he got the ground ball.  However it was booted by Jorbit Vivas to load the bases.  Williams was relieved by Braydon Fisher who yielded a bases clearing triple.  All runs were charged to Williams.  It meant little that they were unearned.

Julian Smith and Jacob Cantleberry followed Fisher and pitched 1.2 innings surrendering 9 runs (7 earned) on 7 hits, 3 BBs, and 2 HRs.

Kevin Malisheski finished the final 0.2 innings of the slugfest.


At the Plate

In the 3rd, Ryan January hit his 4th HR to put the Loons on the board.  In the 6th, José Ramos and Alex De Jesús walked.  Jonny DeLuca singled to load the bases.  Imanol Vargas hit a sac fly for the 2nd run of the game for the Loons.

In the 8th, Jorbit Vivas singled and moved to 2nd on a WP.  After 2 Ks, Alex De Jesús singled to score VivasJonny DeLuca and Imanol Vargas singled to load the bases.  Ryan January hit a 2-run single.

In the 9th, Max Hewitt walked, and with 2 outs again, José Ramos singled.  Alex De Jesús doubled to score both Hewitt and Ramos.  De Jesús scored on a Jonny DeLuca single.  That was as close as they got.  They were never really in this one.

Jonny DeLuca had 3 hits while Alex De Jesús and Ryan January had a pair of hits.


Player of the Game

Alex De Jesús doubled, singled, and walked twice to reach 4 times.  He also knocked in 3 runs.


Box Score


Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 11 vs Stockton Ports (A’s) 6

On the Mound 

Ronan Kopp started and pitched 2.0 innings.  While ahead 6-0, Kopp gave up a solo HR in the 2nd.  In the third, Jhan Zambrano walked three batters sandwiching a double to allow one run and left the game with the bases loaded.  Adolfo Ramirez relieved Zambrano and allowed a sac fly to score the 2nd run.  The A’s Max Muncy then stole home for the 3rd run of the inning.

Adolfo Ramirez and Joan Valdez pitched 3.0 scoreless innings through the 6th.

In the 8th, Roque Gutierrez allowed a walk, double, and single for 1 run.  Roque was relieved by Osvanni Gutierrez with runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out.  Osvanni gave up a sac fly for the Ports final run.


At the Plate

In the 1st, Jake Vogel doubled and came home on a Damon Keith 2-run HR (6). In the second Kenneth Betancourt walked and scored on an Austin Gauthier double.  Jake Vogel and Yeiner Fernandez were HBP to load the bases.  Gauthier scored on a passed ball.  Damon Keith walked to load the bases.  Luis Rodriguez doubled to score Vogel and Fernandez for a 6-0 lead.

In the 5th, Austin Gauthier doubled and scored on a Jake Vogel single.  Vogel moved to 3rd on a WP and ground out.  Damon Keith followed that with an inside the park HR (7), and a 9-4 lead.

In the 8th, Julio Carrion and Yunior Garcia singled putting runners on 1st and 3rdCarrion scored on a WP and Garcia moved to second on a throwing error.  Garcia scored the Quakes 11th and final run on a Kenneth Betancourt single. 

Luis Rodriguez (single and double), Austin Gauthier (2 doubles), Jake Vogel (double and single) and Damon Keith (2 HRs) all had 2 hits.  Keith had 4 RBIs.


Player of the Game

Damon Keith and his 2 HRs get the nod.


Box Score








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