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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 24

Launch angle: Smokies usher has NASA past 

Eason, in search of new frontiers, went from space to the ballpark
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