RoughRiders' Ramirez earns fifth win

Rangers prospect pitches six shutout innings, tops Drillers

By Staff | May 25, 2013 10:46 PM ET

Rangers No. 17 prospect Neil Ramirez fired off six shutout innings Saturday in Frisco's 3-1 win over Tulsa on Saturday. Ramirez walked five but allowed only two hits while striking out en route to his fifth win.

Alex Buchholz slugged a three-run homer in the sixth to give Ramirez all the support he needed, but Teodoro Martinez singled, walked twice, stole a base and scored a run.

Rafael Ortega and Cristhian Adames -- the Rockies' 15th- and 19th-ranked prospects, respectively -- both went 1-for-5 for the Drillers. Dustin Garneau homered.

Tyler Matzek, the Rockies' No. 13 prospect, fell to 1-5 after giving up three runs on five hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out three.


Brian Van Kirk singled, walked and scored three times as New Hampshire topped New Britain, 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Blue Jays No. 5 prospect Marcus Stroman pitched four innings in his second start for the Fisher Cats, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while fanning five.

Daniel Ortiz doubled and singled and Jordan Parraz homered and singled for the Rock Cats. Twins No. 11 prospect Danny Santana fell a homer shy of the cycle and scored three runs as New Britain salvaged a split with a 4-1 triumph.


Corpus Christi batted around in a six-run eighth inning and pulled away for a 10-3 victory over Arkansas. Astros No. 3 prospect George Springer singled, walked, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Hooks.

Max Stassi, Houston's 16th-ranked prospect, delivered a two-run double and scored for Corpus Christi.

Angels No. 7 prospect Randal Grichuk homered, doubled and drove in two runs for the Travelers, while No. 3 prospect C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.


Brewers No. 19 prospect Kentrail Davis went 4-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI to lead Huntsville past Tennessee, 7-2. Mike Walker singled, walked and drove in two runs for the Stars.

Taylor Jungmann, Milwaukee's No. 2 prospect, struck out six over six innings for his fourth win. He was charged with two runs on three hits and three walks, throwing 56 of 90 pitches for strikes.

Cubs No. 20 prospect Arismendy Alcantara swatted a two-run homer for the Smokies, while Rubi Silva singled, walked and stole a base. Alberto Cabrera, Chicago's 18th-ranked prospect, took the loss for Tennessee after surrendering five runs -- four earned -- on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over six innings.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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