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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for Aug. 15

Tacoma Rainiers infielder Danny Muno. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Tacoma Rainiers infielder Danny Muno. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

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

Salt Lake 9, Tacoma (AAA) 5

SALT LAKE CITY – Eric Young Jr., Nolan Fontana and Tony Sanchez each had three hits, as the Salt Lake Bees (62-61) beat the Tacoma Rainiers (61-62) 9-5 on Tuesday.

Young Jr. tripled and singled twice, driving in two runs. Fontana was a triple short of the cycle, scoring three runs.

Up 3-2 in the fourth, Tacoma extended its lead when Daniel Vogelbach hit an RBI single, driving in Zach Shank.

After tying the game in the fourth, the Bees took the lead for good in the fifth inning when Sanchez singled to bring home Shane Robinson and Fontana.

The Bees later tacked on three runs in the seventh when Dustin Ackley hit a two-run single and Sanchez hit an RBI single to secure the victory.

Starter Troy Scribner (11-3) got the win while Max Povse (1-2) took the loss in relief in the Pacific Coast League game.

Danny Muno doubled twice and singled, scoring a run and also driving one home for the Rainiers.

Arkansas (AA) 9, Frisco 2

FRISCO, Texas – Seth Mejias-Brean had four hits, while Braden Bishop and Chris Mariscal recorded three apiece as the Arkansas Travelers (54-67) beat the Frisco RoughRiders (51-70) 9-2 on Tuesday.

Mejias-Brean singled four times, driving home two runs. Bishop doubled three times, scoring two runs.

Frisco cut the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth after Scott Heineman hit an RBI single, scoring Jose Trevino.

Arkansas answered in the next half-inning, scoring four runs to extend its lead. Tyler Marlette hit a two-run home run en route to the five-run lead.

Arkansas right-hander Lindsey Caughel (9-9) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on five hits over eight innings. Opposing starter Tyler Davis (2-2) took the loss in the Texas League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings.

For the RoughRiders, Michael O’Neill homered and singled.

Modesto (High-A) 4, Visalia 2

VISALIA, Calif. – Joey Curletta hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, leading the Modesto Nuts (65-57) to a 4-2 win over the Visalia Rawhide (60-62) on Tuesday.

Art Warren struck Ben DeLuzio out with a runner on second to end the game for his sixth save of the season.

Gianfranco Wawoe scored on Curletta’s single to give the Nuts a 3-2 lead after he reached base with a double.

The Nuts tacked on another run in the sixth when Jordan Cowan hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Logan Taylor.

Modesto right-hander Reggie McClain (11-8) picked up the win after allowing two runs on just four hits over 5 2/3 innings. Opposing starter Sam Lewis (1-2) took the loss in the California League game after allowing four runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

For the Rawhide, Austin Byler homered and doubled, driving in two runs.

Kane County 5, Clinton (Low-A) 4

CLINTON, Iowa – Marcus Wilson doubled and singled, also stealing two bases as the Kane County Cougars (67-51) beat the Clinton LumberKings (52-66) 5-4 on Tuesday.

Stephen Smith doubled and singled with an RBI and a run for Kane County.

Kane County started the scoring in the first inning when Wilson hit an RBI double and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Ramon Hernandez.

Trailing 5-3, the LumberKings cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when Dimas Ojeda scored on a wild pitch.

Clinton missed a scoring opportunity in the eighth, when Ojeda struck out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Kane County right-hander Riley Smith (2-0) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings. Opposing starter Ryne Inman (1-3) took the loss in the Midwest League game after giving up five runs and 10 hits over five innings. Carlos Bustamante pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

Jhombeyker Morales doubled twice and singled, also stealing a base for the LumberKings.

With the win, Kane County improved to 8-2 against Clinton this season.

Boise 5, Everett (Short-A) 4 (11)

BOISE, Idaho – Daniel Jipping scored the winning run on an error in the 11th inning, as the Boise Hawks beat the Everett AquaSox 5-4 on Tuesday.

Jipping scored the game-winning run after he led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on an error.

Greifer Andrade hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Eugene Helder in the third inning to give the AquaSox a 3-0 lead. The Hawks came back to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning when Matt McLaughlin hit an RBI double and Danny Edgeworth hit a two-run double.

Everett tied the game 4-4 in the sixth when Juan Camacho hit an RBI single, scoring Johnny Adams.

Reliever Brian Browning (1-2) went one scoreless inning, allowing one hit while striking out one to get the win. Ted Hammond (0-1) didn’t record an out and allowed one run in the Northwest League game.

Adams singled three times for the AquaSox.

Despite the loss, Everett is 7-3 against Boise this season.

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