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Around the Minors: The week of May 10

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
May 11, 2021

Anyone for first-rounder homers? It was tee-off time for Bowie's Adley Rutschman, Pensacola's JJ Bleday, Portland's Triston Casas and Northwest Arkansas' Bobby Witt Jr. tonight.

Weiss twirls six hitless frames for Poodles

May 12, 2021

The Sod Poodles fell in the late goings to the Wind Surge in a Wednesday night pitching duel at Riverfront Stadium. In a scoreless ballgame heading into the bottom of the ninth, a leadoff single followed by a fielding error set the table for a sacrifice fly ball and a

Cannon, Henderson key Shorebirds' romp

Jordan Cannon goes deep twice, finishes 5-for-6
May 12, 2021

FREDERICKSBURG, VA - The Delmarva Shorebirds plated runs in seven of nine frames as they trounced the Fredericksburg Nationals by a final of 17-3 on Wednesday night at the New Fredericksburg Ballpark. The 17 runs the Shorebirds (5-3) hung on the Nationals (0-8) is the most they’ve scored in a

Welcoming the season with sanitizer, toilet paper

Carolina Mudcats and Augusta GreenJackets salute 2020 in style
@BensBiz
May 12, 2021

2020 was a year to forget, but some Minor League teams can't help but remember. On Saturday, a pair of Low-A East clubs held tongue-in-cheek tributes to products that defined American life in 2020. The Carolina Mudcats staged "Hand Sanitizer Appreciation Night," while the Augusta GreenJackets' "Ode to 2020" was

OKC honors medical workers with 'Home Run for Life'

INTEGRIS Health employees Joe Alesch, Jennifer Carmen and Charles Maines to be honored at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark after suffering personal and professional hardships during pandemic
May 12, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – The “Home Run For Life” series returns for its 10th season in 2021 as the Oklahoma City Dodgers and INTEGRIS Health partner to recognize three central Oklahoma medical professionals who have been significantly impacted personally and professionally by the COVID-19 pandemic. INTEGRIS Health employees Joe Alesch, Jennifer

Braves' Waters reflects on Rome, quarantine

May 11, 2021

The summer of 2018 is a time that Drew Waters will never forget. The 19-year-old phenom was playing his first full season of professional baseball and just his second season in the Braves organization. After spending 2017 playing Rookie League ball, the Woodstock, Ga., native was called up to Low-A

Contreras unhittable for 6 frames, fans 11

Curve throw combined one-hitter in Tuesday night win
May 11, 2021

BINGHAMTON, NY – Right-hander Roansy Contreras retired the first 17 batters he faced and matched his career-high with 11 strikeouts across six no-hit innings in Altoona’s 5-0 victory over Binghamton on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic once again used a mid-to-high 90’s fastball, devastating

Beloit's McCambley perfect for 7 frames

May 11, 2021

BELOIT, WI – Welcome Home. Beloit Snappers fans were welcomed back to Pohlman Field for the first time in over 600 days and they were treated to a show. Between a fire juggler and live music, there was also a fantastic baseball game going on. Snappers’ starter Zach McCambley tossed

Prospect scouting report: Royals' Lacy

Royals, lucky to have snagged Lacy, see bright future for lefty
@JoshJacksonMiLB
May 11, 2021

MiLB.com's new 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 Royals prospect Asa Lacy. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Get to know the teams in the Low-A West

Fresno joins former Cal League clubs on new eight-team circuit
May 10, 2021

MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of Minor League Baseball across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team look at the Low-A West, including affiliation, previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's continuous operation in that market

Arcia mashes three home runs for Stripers

Orlando Arcia ties Gwinnett’s single-game homer record in 12-9 victory
May 9, 2021

Charlotte, NC – The Gwinnett Stripers (5-1) took an 8-5 lead on the strength of three solo home runs from Orlando Arcia, but needed a four-run 10th inning to finally defeat the Charlotte Knights (1-5) 12-9 on Sunday at Truist Field. Decisive Play: After launching solo shots in the first,

Carroll belts first homer, falls double shy of cycle

Hops lose final game of the series 8-7
May 9, 2021

The final game of the series between the Hops and AquaSox proved to be a good one. There were nine lead changes in the ballgame, but Everett came out on top 8-7. Corbin Carroll continued his red-hot start to the season reaching base four times. The Diamondbacks 1st round (16th