Triple-A roundup: Conrad homers again

Infielder goes yard for third straight game in Nashville's victory

By Staff | May 2, 2012 10:55 PM ET

In the Pacific Coast League, Brooks Conrad homered for the third straight game to knot the contest in the eighth and Corey Patterson doubled in the winning run in the 11th as Nashville topped Omaha, 5-4. Johnny Giavotella hit a two-run shot for the Storm Chasers.

Sacramento beat Colorado Springs, 8-3, with Josh Donaldson going 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to power the River Cats. Matt McBride had three hits and a homer for the Sky Sox.

Eric Hacker allowed one run on six hits and two walks while fanning five over five innings to earn the win in Fresno's 5-4 defeat of Salt Lake. No. 14 Angels prospect Andrew Romine went 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Bees.

Brandon Dickson (2-1) surrendered just one run on three hits without a walk while striking out 10 to pick up the win as Memphis topped Iowa, 2-1. No. 1 Cubs prospect Anthony Rizzo doubled and Luis Valbuena homered for Iowa.

Anthony Contreras (2-for-3, two RBIs) hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth as Tucson beat Tacoma, 9-8. No. 19 Padres prospect James Darnell went 2-for-5 with a home run for the Padres, while Trayvon Robinson and Carlos Triunfel went yard for the Rainiers.

Top Blue Jays prospect Travis d'Arnaud extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a double as Las Vegas topped Reno, 12-4. Danny Perales (4-for-6, four RBIs) homered for the 51s, and No. 2 prospect Anthony Gose drove in three runs. No. 16 Diamondbacks prospect Adam Eaton doubled and had two RBIs for the Aces.

Tommy Mendonca (3-for-4) hit a two-run homer in Round Rock's 10-5 win over New Orleans. Luke Montz homered, drove in two and scored twice for the Zephyrs.

Justin Ruggiano hit a pinch-hit bases-loaded double to fuel a four-run ninth for Oklahoma City in a 4-1 win over Albuquerque. Aneury Rodriguez allowed one run on seven hits and one walk with six strikeouts but didn't factor into the decision for the RedHawks. Mike Parisi didn't allow a run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings.

In the International League, veteran backstop Rob Johnson tripled and scored twice to lead Buffalo to a 5-2 win over Syracuse. Matt Harvey, the Mets' No. 2 prospect, allowed two runs on three hits over four innings and hit a sacrifice fly before leaving due to a rain delay, while Omar Quintanilla tripled home a run. Carlos Rivero was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a losing effort for the Chiefs.

Zach McAllister earned his third win after striking out six and yielding a run on four hits over five innings as Columbus took the opening game of a doubleheader, 3-2, over Gwinnett. Matt LaPorta drove in a pair of runs and Cord Phelps scored twice for the Clippers. Eric Junge allowed three runs -- one earned -- on five hits in a complete-game loss for the Braves.

Stefan Gartrell collected three hits, including his second homer of the season, and drove in two runs as Gwinnett beat Columbus, 7-4. Julio Teheran, the Braves' top prospect, struck out four and allowed a run over three innings while veteran hurler Buddy Carlyle improved to 2-0 after allowing a run over 2 2/3 innings of relief. Matt LaPorta homered for the ninth time this season for the Clippers.

Jim Paduch notched his first win, fanning five and giving up two hits over five shutout innings as Durham bested Louisville, 7-5. Jeff Salazar slugged a key two-run homer in the eighth inning and scored twice, while Leslie Anderson raised his average to .353 with a 3-for-3 performance for the Bulls. Bill Rhinehart slugged a solo homer and scored twice for the Bats.

Tuffy Gosewisch delivered a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth as Lehigh Valley rallied past Charlotte, 5-4. Rich Thompson drove in three runs on a pair of singles and Andres Blanco scored twice out of the leadoff spot for the IronPigs. Josh Phegley had two hits and two RBIs for the Knights, raising his average to .373.

Jo-Jo Reyes improved to 4-0 after surrendering a run on nine hits and striking out five over five innings as Indianapolis beat Norfolk, 3-1. Matt Hague and Gorkys Hernandez delivered RBI singles while Jake Fox was 2-for-4 for the Indians. Dana Eveland took his second loss of the season after giving up two runs on six hits over eight innings.

Steve Pearce homered for the second straight game, leading Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 2-1 win over Rochester. Manny Banuelos, the Yankees' top prospect, struck out five over 3 2/3 shutout innings and Jason Bulger was credited with his first win after giving up a run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings of relief. Ben Revere was 1-for-4 with a run scored in a losing effort for the Red Wings.

A rehabbing Doug Fister allowed just two hits and struck out five over four shutout innings as Toledo beat Pawtucket, 5-3. Ryan Strieby hit a two-run homer in the first and Justin Henry drove in a pair of runs. Outfielder Daniel Nava was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Red Sox.

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