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Around the Minors: The week of June 21

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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Hard to hang with Luciano When top Giants prospect Marco Luciano smacked the cream cheese out of his ninth homer for Low-A San Jose, it was tough for the camera operator to keep up with him.

Prospect scouting report: Mariners' Hancock

Seattle's 2020 first-round pick has the stuff to be a future ace
June 22, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Mariners prospect Emerson Hancock. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. The Mariners have been lauded

Machín, Schwindel combine for four homers

Las Vegas bangs out a season-high 20 hits, including five HRs, and starting pitcher Brian Howard delivers six strong innings as Aviators pick up second straight win
June 22, 2021

With winds in excess of 20 mph gusting out to right field at Las Vegas Ballpark on Monday night, it was a pretty safe bet that the Aviators would hit a home run for the 16th consecutive game. They did just that — and then some. One day after clubbing

Papierski, Siri keep Sugar Land in high gear

June 21, 2021

(EL PASO, Texas) – The Sugar Land Skeeters continued their offensive onslaught against the El Paso Chihuahuas on Monday night with a 10-1 win. Jose Siri and Michael Papierski each hit two-run home runs, a night after the Skeeters scored a franchise-record 24 runs in Sunday’s win. Siri finished the

Hilliard's solid night sets up Trejo's late heroics

June 22, 2021

Isotopes 9 (13-28), Aces 8 (27-14) – Greater Nevada Field | Reno, NV AT THE DISH: Center fielder Sam Hilliard continued his scorching hot ways with a 3-for-4 evening that included a two-run homer and two-run single … With the game tied at 7 and two outs in the tenth

Red-hot Meyers racks up three more homers

Astros prospect Meyers hit three of the Skeeters’ homers, driving in six runs
June 21, 2021

(EL PASO, Texas) – The Sugar Land Skeeters scored a franchise-record 24 runs in a 24-15 win on Sunday night against the El Paso Chihuahuas. The previous franchise record was 18 runs, which was accomplished twice, and last done in an 18-11 win on September 9, 2016, against the Southern

McWilliams, Quakes set franchise offense mark

June 20, 2021

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Quakes set a franchise record for runs scored in a game, as they polished off the Visalia Rawhide in the series-finale on Sunday afternoon, winning by a 24-5 final. The 24 runs smashed the 19 they put up in a 2018 home game against the

Travelers pitchers fall one out shy of no-hitter

Six Arkansas pitchers did not allow a hit until the ninth inning.
June 20, 2021

North Little Rock, AR—The Arkansas Travelers nearly threw a no-hitter on Sunday afternoon in a 3-2 win over the Tulsa Drillers in front of 3,596 at Dickey-Stephens Park. Miguel Vargas spoiled the bid by hitting a 2-run homer with two outs in the top of the 9th inning. The Travs

Head homers during career-high five-RBI outing

June 20, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. — Hudson Head homered and drove in a career-high five runs in an 11-6 Marauders win over the Tampa Tarpons on Sunday afternoon at Steinbrenner Field. Head went 2-for-3 in the game, giving the Marauders a 3-0 lead in the second inning with a bases-clearing, three-run double, later

Around the Minors: The week of June 14

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
June 20, 2021

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Celebrating Juneteenth in the Minor Leagues

Teams hosting community celebrations, Negro League tributes
June 18, 2021

Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been observed on June 19 for over 150 years. But now it is a federal holiday. Juneteenth's increased -- and long overdue -- prominence has prompted Minor League teams to stage their own commemorations. Some of these endeavors took

Podcast: A family affair with the Fightin Phils

Hunsickers share Reading family fun ahead of Father's Day
June 18, 2021

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Pair of Martin homers lift Curve to victory

The Curve hit four home runs in their victory on Thursday night
June 17, 2021

ERIE, PA – Mason Martin’s second homer of the night, an opposite field two-run shot off the Erie Insurance Arena in the sixth inning, secured an 8-7 lead that the Curve bullpen held in their victory at UPMC Park over the Erie SeaWolves on Thursday night. Altoona rallied from a

Lehigh Valley IronPigs to play as 'Jimmies' on July 11

June 17, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Ventola Office: 610-841-1317 [email protected] IronPigs to be known as “Jimmies” Team finally answers regional argument of jimmies or sprinkles Allentown, Pennsylvania (17 June 2021) – I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM! Sometimes local fans scream for different toppings, whether it is