Yanks' Austin sparks Thunder victory

New York outfield prospect collects three hits, scores twice

Tyler Austin was selected in the 13th round of the 2010 Draft. (Ashley Marshall/MiLB.com)

By MiLB.com Staff | June 5, 2013 10:02 PM ET

Yankees' No. 3 prospect Tyler Austin was 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs and an RBI and center fielder Slade Heathcott -- ranked fourth on the team's list -- tripled, plated two runs and scored twice on a two-hit night in the Trenton Thunder's 10-6 win over the Binghamton Mets.

MLB.com's No. 69 prospect, Austin is batting .262 with 33 RBIs in 54 games. He has 10 RBIs in his last 10 contests, over which time he has four multi-hit games.

Mets' No. 14 prospect Cesar Puello hit a two-run homer and plated three runs and left fielder Darrell Ceciliani collected three hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Mets.


Neil Ramirez, the Rangers' No. 16 prospect, allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven batters over six innings in the Frisco RoughRiders' 7-3 win over the host San Antonio Missions.

The victory helped the 24-year-old right-hander improve to 6-2 and lower his ERA to 3.38.

Designated hitter Odubel Herrera was 3-for-5 with an RBI, while center fielder Ryan Strausborger and Hanser Alberto each plated two runs in the victory.


Rockies' No. 13 prospect Tyler Matzek (2-5) surrendered a run on four hits over six innings to lead the Tulsa Drillers to an 11-1 rout of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Matzek struck out three batters, did not issue any walks and threw 51 of 79 pitches for strikes.

Tulsa first baseman Kiel Roling went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a pair of runs scored, taking his team-leading RBI tally to 45 -- 16 more than second-placed Kent Matthes who has played nine more games.

Second baseman Angelys Nina collected three hits, three RBIs and a run scored to raise his average to .311.

Naturals center fielder Brett Eibner smacked his fifth longball of the year.


Mobile starter David Holmberg spun seven shutout innings to earn his second Southern League win of the season in the BayBears' 5-1 victory over the Jacksonville Suns.

The left-hander, ranked eighth in the D-backs system, worked around four hits and two walks and he struck out two batters to record his first win since May 9.

Mobile center fielder Keon Broxton was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer out of the No. 7 spot.

Jacksonville cleanup hitter Kyle Jensen hit a solo homer and doubled.

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