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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for Aug. 12

Dan Vogelbach (Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Dan Vogelbach (Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

Recaps for the Seattle Mariners top affiliates for Saturday provided by team releases and wire reports.

Tacoma (AAA) 10, Reno 9 (11)

TACOMA, Wash. – Daniel Vogelbach hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning and the Tacoma Rainiers (60-60) defeated the Reno Aces (68-52) 10-9 on Saturday.

Shawn O’Malley scored the game-winning run after he led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a hit batsman.

After the Aces scored three runs in the top of the 10th, Tacoma tied the game 9-9 in the bottom of the inning when Danny Muno hit a solo home run.

Reliever Pat Light (1-1) picked up the win after he pitched one scoreless inning. Rubby De La Rosa (1-2) didn’t record an out and allowed one run in the Pacific Coast League game.

Tacoma’s Mike Marjama homered and tripled, driving home four runs in the win.

Evan Marzilli singled three times, driving home four runs for the Aces. Zach Borenstein doubled and singled twice, scoring two runs.

Arkansas (AA) 5, Midland 4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Steven Baron hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, leading the Arkansas Travelers (53-66) to a 5-4 win over the Midland RockHounds (57-62) on Saturday.

Ryan Kelly struck Jermaine Curtis out with a runner on first to end the game for his fourth save of the season.

The home run by Baron scored Seth Mejias-Brean and was the game’s last scoring play. Mejias-Brean went 3 for 4 with two runs.

Starter Nick Neidert (1-3) got the win while Brandon Mann (3-6) took the loss in relief in the Texas League game. Neidert allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts over six innings.

B.J. Boyd singled four times, driving in a run and also scoring one for the RockHounds.

Modesto (High-A) 4, San Jose 3

MODESTO, Calif. – Joey Curletta doubled and singled as the Modesto Nuts (63-56) topped the San Jose Giants (54-65) 4-3 on Saturday.

Matthew Festa allowed a run, but struck Steven Duggar out with runners on first and second to end the game for his fourth save of the season.

Modesto went up 4-0 in the fourth after Donnie Walton hit a two-run triple and then scored on a single by Luis Liberato.

After San Jose scored two runs, the Giants cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Jalen Miller hit an RBI single, bringing home Dillon Dobson.

Marvin Gorgas (4-1) got the win in relief while San Jose starter Conner Menez (6-6) took the loss in the California League game.

Clinton (Low-A) 5, Beloit 4

BELOIT, Wis. – Joe Rizzo singled three times as the Clinton LumberKings (50-65) topped the Beloit Snappers 58-58) 5-4 on Saturday.

Seth Elledge allowed a run, but struck Luke Persico out with a runner on third to end the game for his third save of the season.

Clinton started the scoring in the first inning when Bryson Brigman hit a two-run single.

After Clinton added three runs, the Snappers cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Miguel Mercedes hit a two-run home run.

The Snappers saw their comeback attempt come up short after Persico hit an RBI double in the eighth inning and Edwin Diaz scored on a ground out in the ninth to cut the Clinton lead to 5-4.

Clinton starter Ljay Newsome (7-8) picked up the win after scattering five hits over five scoreless innings. Opposing starter Xavier Altamirano (7-4) took the loss in the Midwest League game after giving up four runs and nine hits over five innings.

For the Snappers, Mercedes homered and doubled, driving home two runs.

Boise 11, Everett (Short-A) 10 (11)

BOISE, Idaho – J.B. Moss hit a walk-off single with two outs in the 11th inning and the Boise Hawks (28-27) topped the Everett AquaSox (25-30) 11-10 on Saturday.

Luis Castro scored the game-winning run after he hit a single with two outs and stole second.

After Everett’s Austin Grebeck scored on a ground out in the top of the ninth, Boise tied the game 10-10 in the bottom of the inning when Castro hit a solo home run.

Reliever Mike Bunal (1-2) went two scoreless innings, striking out one and walking two to pick up the win. Michael Rivera (1-2) allowed one run and got two outs in the Northwest League game.

Bret Boswell homered twice and tripled, scoring three runs and driving home a couple in the win. Castro was a triple short of the cycle, scoring three runs and driving home a couple.

The AquaSox squandered some scoring chances, leaving 12 runners on base in the loss. Greifer Andrade doubled three times and singled, driving in four runs for the AquaSox. Chris Torres tripled and singled twice, scoring three runs.

Despite the loss, Everett is 5-2 against Boise this season.

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