7/4/10 Minor League Report – Sands, Smith Provide Offensive Fireworks on 4th of July

AAA – Postponed

AA – The Lookouts won 8 to 4 on Sunday behind the 5 RBI’s by Jerry Sands.  Sands went 3 for 4 and hit his minor league leading 23rd 24th homer of the season.  Trayvon Robinson also picked up 3 hits in this game including a double, and 28 year old Corey Smith went 4 for 4.  Mario Alvarez was Chattanooga’s starting pitcher in this game and he picked up the win despite allowing 9 hits and 4 runs in 6.2 innings.  David Pfeiffer and Jon Huber pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief.

High A – Josh Walter continued to get banged around as he fell to 0 – 5 for the season.  Walter allowed 7 runs and 5 hits in just 3.1 innings.  Javier Solano took over for Walter and was actually very good, throwing 2.2 innings and striking out 5.  Matt Sartor also threw an inning of scoreless relief.  There were only 2 players on the 66ers who had days worth mentioning.  Travis Denker went 4 for 4, and Thomas Giles went 2 for 4 with a double and solo homer.

A – Great Lakes shutout the South Bend Silver Hawks on Sunday 6 to 0.  Allen Webster got the start and threw 6 scoreless innings, allowing just 5 hits and striking out 6.  He was followed by relievers Andrew Suiter and Edwin Contreras who also didn’t allow a run. Blake Smith got the big hit for the Loons as he hit a grand slam in the 3rd inning.  Smith also came up with the bases loaded in the 4th, but he unfortunately came up short in his attempt for 8 RBI’s.  Jaime Ortiz, Rafael Ynoa, and Bryant Hernandez all went 2 for 4.

Rookie Ogden – Antonio Castillo started for the Raptors on Sunday and allowed 7 runs in just 3 innings as Ogden ended up losing the game 7 to 5.  Following Castillo on the mound were 3 pitchers who threw 5 shutout innings, although the bad news is that all three pitchers were much old for the Pioneer League.  JJ Whetsel (2.2 scoreless innings) is 25 years old, Jake McCarter (1.1 scoreless innings) is 25 years old, and Bret Montgomery (1 scoreless inning) is 24 years old.  On offense, Michael Pericht resurfaced with a 3 for 5 effort including a homer, and Jonathan Garcia went 2 for 3 with a double.  Former LSU teammates Blake Dean and Leon Landry also had big games, going a combined 5 for 9.

Rookie Arizona – Off day

DSL – The Dominican Dodgers won in 12 innings on Sunday 5 to 3.  Starter Luis Mesa allowed 2 runs in 5 innings, and after a couple of relievers pitched 6 innings of 2 hit ball, 17 year old Jackson Mateo picked up his 6th save of the season.  The winning runs scored on a single in the 12th by catcher Josmar Cordero.  17 year old Arce Rodriguez went 2 for 4 in this game to raise hit batting average to .278.

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score

Inland Empire 66ers Box Score

Great Lakes Loons Box Score

Ogden Raptors Box Score

DSL Dodgers Box Score

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