4/9/11 Minor League Report – Sands, Garcia, Wise all hit first home runs

Last years Ogden Pioneers stars are all having a tough go in the full season leagues. Lemmerman, Landry, Akins, and Garcia are now 5 for 49 with Landry still searching for his first hit. Garcia has hit the only home run of the quartet but it is his only hit. On the plus side, several of last years disappointments like Scot Van Slyke, Pedro Baez, and Austin Gallagher are hitting the ball as they repeat their levels.

Minor League Player of the Day –goes to Austin Gallagher who collected four hits including a double and triple. Scott Van Slyke gets honorable mention with three hits.

AAA – Scott Elbert blew the save in the 8th and Jon Huber blew it wide open by allowing six runs in the 10th inning as the Isotopes went down 10 - 4. Good news for Elbert fans in that he didn't walk anyone in allowing the tying run to score in the 8th. Randy Keisler is trying to make his way back to the major leagues via the open tryout the Dodgers had this past spring. The 35 year old Keisler last pitched in the major leagues in 2007, and he did fine in his debut for the Isotopes giving up only two runs in five innings of two hit ball. Jerry Sands hit his first AAA home run off the highly rated Danny Duffy.

AA –Lookouts broke out the bats and slugged their way to a 12 - 4 victory behind the lumber of Kyle Russell/Scott Van Slyke/Pedro Baez. Russell had a home run / double driving in three runs, Van Slyke had three hits including a triple, Baez was 2 for 2 with 2 doubles. The bullpen was the story in the pitching department as they threw five shutout innings divided between Alvarez, St. Claire, Wall, and Guerra. I guess Wall has been transitioned to the bullpen.

HiA –Austin Gallagher had four hits to lead the Quakes to a 12 - 4 victory. Gallagher drove in four runs with a triple and double. J Wise hit his first home run along with two other hits. Redding got the win with five solid innings. Late Night Lemmerman went hitless but did collect two walks. The Pioneer League MVP is now only 2 for 13.

LoA –Loons win 4 - 2 behind excellent pitching and some timely hitting. Tim Sexton trying to work his way back up the ladder put in five solid innings of one run ball but the sparkling work came after Sexton left. Raul Burgos pitched three shutout innings striking out six with zero walks. Tolleson finished up with the save by striking out the side giving the bullpen nine k's in four innings. Jonathan Garcia got his first hit and made it a memorable one as it cleared the fences.

Albuquerque Isotopes Box Score (AAA)

Chattanooga Lookouts Box Score (AA)

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Box Score (HiA)

Great Lakes Loons Box Score (LoA)

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