TOM O’SHEAS’ MINOR LEAGUE REPORT 7-05-09
THE OGDEN RAPTORS ROOKIE
There was no box score available at the Raptor site, but Jake Kelman’s recap tells all Raptor fans what they need to know about yesterday’s game:
“Trailing 3-2 entering the top of the eighth inning at Mike Lansing Field in Casper, Wyoming Sunday evening, the Ogden Raptors still felt confident. That’s because their fearsome heart of the order was due up to bat.
Jerry Sands, the Pioneer League’s leading hitter entering the night, drew a walk to begin the inning. Then rookie left-fielder Angelo Songco stepped to the plate and unloaded a monster home run to right field to put the Raptors in front. It was Songco’s third homer of the week and his fifth of the season. Ogden added an insurance run later in the inning, and after Daigoro Rondon loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, he struck out Casper center-fielder Eliezer Mesa to preserve the 5-3 win.
The Raptors have won a season-best three consecutive games to move one game over .500 for the first time this year at 7-6.
Matt Magill started for Ogden, and after allowing three runs in the first, settled down to finish with 5.0 strong innings. J.B. Paxson (1-0)worked 3.0 scoreless frames in relief to earn the win.
Ogden swept the two-game series with Casper after a 14-7 win Saturday night. The Raptors will enjoy an off-day Monday before beginning a seven-game home-stand Tuesday night against the Great Falls Voyagers.”
THE ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES AAA
The Isotope game was rained out.
THE CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS AA
The Lookouts beat Mobile 14-4.
BASTARDO (W, 1-1, 5.54), pitched the first 5 innings and surrendered 4 runs. RODRIGUEZ (3.48) and GARATE (2.30), wach pitched 2 innings of shut out relief. RODRIGUEZ walked 1 and fanned 5! GARATE had 2 Ks.
MITCHELL (.207) and LAMBO (.275) both hit their 8th home run of the season. NIVAR (.412), hit his 1st triple. PEREZ (.260) hit 2 doubles. SELLERS (.295), MAY (.301), TOMLIN (.319) and LAMBO also hit doubles.
TOMLIN went 4-6, LAMBO 3-4, PEREZ 3-5, NIVAR 2-5, MAY 2-5, and Mitchell 2-5.
THE INLAND EMPIRE 66ERS A ADVANCED
Lancaster beat the 66ers 7-3.
The 66ers got stellar pitching from their relief corp once starter ALVAREZ (L, 1-2, 6.17. was removed after 4 innings and 7 earned runs. BRANNON (4.22), MEQUE (5.14) and KREBS (4.26). shut out Lancaster over the final 5 innings.
ORTIZ (.260) hit his 3rd home run of the season. VAN SLYKE (.314) hit his 3rd triple and 27th double. Both players also had 2 hit games.
THE GREAT LAKES LOONS A
Fort Wayne beat the Loons 4-1.
WALTER (L, 5-2,, 2.70) took the loss giving up 3 eared runs on 5 hits and 5 walks in just 4 innings of work. SMITH (3.31), pitched the last 4 innings giving up 1 earned run on 1 hit, 3 walks and 3 Ks.
DELMONICO (.263) got his 15th double. Nobody had multiple hits.