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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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Smooth with the glove too Top Royals prospect Bobby Witt Jr. is one off the pace for a share of the Double-A Central home run lead with 11, but he showed he's good on the other side of the ball by flashing some leather while keying a double play for

Foul's alarm: Batted ball prompts park evacuation 

Barstad's fluke hit triggers sirens, resulting in unique delay of game
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A baseball box score beautifully and succinctly tells the story of the game. But there are some things that a box score can't tell you. Take, for instance, what happened during Friday evening's contest between the Low-A Jupiter Hammerheads and visiting St. Lucie Mets. With one out in the bottom

Binghamton's Walker, Miller no-hit Reading

Rumble Ponies duo allows just one walk in 2-0 win over Reading
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A pair of Mets lefties left nothing to hit on Tuesday night. Mets southpaws Josh Walker and Andrew Mitchell combined to no-hit Reading in Double-A Binghamton's 2-0 win, sending the Rumble Ponies racing to the mound to celebrate the team's first no-hitter since 2019. Walker (3-1) struck out four and

Hot Rods' Jones races to career-high five RBIs

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Hickory, North Carolina– The Bowling Green Hot Rods (28-13) offense posted season-highs in hits and runs in the team’s 18-4 win over the Hickory Crawdads (15-28) at LP Frans Stadium in Hickory, North Carolina on Tuesday night. The two teams will play the second game of a six-game series on

Chavis delivers two long balls for Worcester

Worcester Goes Deep Three Times for Eleventh Straight Road Win
June 22, 2021

WORCESTER, M.A. — The Worcester Red Sox (29-14) scored in six of nine offensive innings to beat the Rochester Red Wings (15-28) 10-6 at Frontier Field on Tuesday night. In a 4-4 game in the fifth, Michael Chavis came to the plate with one out and no one on. Rochester

Bats' De Leon smacks walk-off grand slam

June 22, 2021

LOUISVILLE, KY – Michael De Leon launched a towering, walkoff grand slam with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to send the Louisville Bats to a 9-5 win over the Indianapolis Indians Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field. [BOX SCORE] Brandon Finnegan struck out Jared Oliva with

Dash's Sanchez has career night at the plate

Winston-Salem sets season-high for hits, runs in loss
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 22, 2021) – Despite setting numerous offensive records, the Winston-Salem Dash fell to the Asheville Tourists 15-14 in the first matchup between the teams since 1967. Asheville (19-23) jumped on Dash starter Johan Dominguez early, tagging the righty for nine earned runs in his shortest start of

Surging Miranda adds four more hits to tally

June 22, 2021

Midland 1 Wichita 6 MIDLAND, TX– The Wichita Wind Surge limited the Midland RockHounds to one run and blasted two home runs on their way to a 6-1 victory in game one of the series. Wichita continued their hot hitting with two home runs in the first two innings. Jose

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
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