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Around the Minors: The week of July 19

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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July 23

Launch angle: Smokies usher has NASA past 

Eason, in search of new frontiers, went from space to the ballpark
@BensBiz
July 23, 2021

KODAK, Tennessee -- In his current occupation, Stephen Eason helps people get to their seats. In his former occupation, he helped people get to outer space. It just goes to show, you never know who you might meet at a Minor League Baseball game. Eason, a self-described "good old country

El Paso's Kohlwey amasses rare 3-triple game

July 23, 2021

El Paso 9 Albuquerque 4 – Thursday WP: Boushley (3-2) LP: Castellani (2-7) S: None Time: 2:56 Attn: 6,313 The El Paso Chihuahuas opened their six-game homestand with a 9-4 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes Thursday night. Chihuahuas starter Caleb Boushley allowed only one run in six innings, while striking

Rondón leads Redbirds to record 12th straight win

July 22, 2021

Box Score LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – The Memphis Redbirds made history on Thursday night. A 3-0 win over the Louisville Bats (Triple-A affiliate, Cincinnati Reds) increased their winning streak to 12 consecutive games, a new franchise record. The previous record of 11 games was set during the 2017 season. Early on,

Lockridge, Lopez combine for 4 Patriots' homers

July 22, 2021

Bridgewater, New Jersey – Shawn Semple’s Double-A return and five home runs powered the Somerset Patriots (41-27) past the Altoona Curve (37-29) 10-0 on Thursday evening at TD Bank Ballpark.

Aparicio, Foscue lead the way for Crawdads

Crawdads Split Doubleheader with Aberdeen
July 18, 2021

Hickory, NC- The Crawdads split Sunday’s doubleheader against the Aberdeen IronBirds. They lost the first game 6-2 but rallied in the second to win 6-5. The afternoon began with the resumption of Saturday night’s game in the third inning. The ‘Dads were leading 1-0 thank to a homerun by Justin

Podcast: Rocket City clubbie talks Trash Pandas' firsts

Rocket City clubbie Hearn shares stories from Pandas' early days
July 22, 2021

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Gil, RailRiders bullpen combine on no-hitter

Gil, McClain, Ridings combine for first SWB no-hitter in 15 years.
July 21, 2021

MOOSIC, Pa. (July 21, 2021) – Luis Gil, Reggie McClain and Stephen Ridings combined to throw the fifth no-hitter in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders history on Wednesday night in an 8-0 win over the Rochester Red Wings.

Spanberger's trifecta on 5-hit night nets 9 RBIs

Shuckers’ Outfielder Sets Franchise Record for RBI, Ties Record For Homers and Hits in a Game
July 22, 2021

Chad Spanberger wrote his name all over the Biloxi Shuckers (21-45) record books with a three homer, five hit, nine RBI night, powering the Shuckers to a 14-3 victory over the Mississippi Braves (40-28) on Wednesday night at Trustmark Park. Spanberger recorded his first hit of the night in the

Butler drives in all six Ports runs on two homers

July 21, 2021

Box Score SAN JOSE, Ca.- Lawrence Butler hit two home runs and drove in all six runs as the Ports snapped a nine game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Giants on Wednesday afternoon at Excite Ballpark in San Jose. With the win, the Ports avoided their first

Jay Bell serves as skipper of the Rocket City ship

Former MLB star guiding Trash Pandas through inaugural season
@BensBiz
July 21, 2021

MADISON, Alabama -- Jay Bell has done a lot of things over the course of his long professional baseball career, including scoring the winning run in Game 7 of the World Series as a member of the 2001 Diamondbacks. This season, however, he's doing something that no one in the

Yanks' Duran homers twice, plates career-high 6

Yanks' Duran homers twice, plates career-high 6
July 20, 2021

The Hudson Valley Renegades cranked out season highs in runs and hits as they blasted the Aberdeen IronBirds, 19-1 on Tuesday night. Ezequiel Duran, Anthony Volpe, James Nelson, Chad Bell, and Pablo Olivares had three hits each to pace a 20-hit attack. The Gades led 1-0 two batters into the

Biscuits' Myers fans 12 over six perfect innings

Hulsizer hits mammoth two-run shot, 454 feet over the video board in left-center
July 20, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. –The Biscuits (34-29) took a combined no-hitter into the eighth inning and got a clutch two-run home run from Niko Hulsizer, lifting the Butter and Blue to a 3-1 win over Pensacola Blue Wahoos (36-31) in Tuesday night’s series opener at Riverwalk Stadium. The Biscuits have now won

Álvarez, Mauricio power Cyclones to victory

July 20, 2021

BROOKLYN, NY (July 20, 2021) –Francisco Alvarez launched a 430-foot home run to center field at Maimonides Park helping lead the Brooklyn Cyclones, the High-A affiliate of the New York Mets, to a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks Tuesday night in the series opener. Win: Vilera (2-6)|