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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for Aug. 25

Tacoma Rainiers catcher Tuffy Gosewisch. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Tacoma Rainiers catcher Tuffy Gosewisch. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)

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

Tacoma (AAA) 7, Fresno 3

FRESNO, Calif. – Tuffy Gosewisch drove in Daniel Vogelbach with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, leading the Tacoma Rainiers (65-67) to a 7-3 win over the Fresno Grizzlies (72-60) on Friday.

The sacrifice fly by Gosewisch capped a two-run inning and gave the Rainiers a 3-2 lead after Mike Marjama hit an RBI double earlier in the inning.

Evan Marshall (1-0) got the win with three innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Fresno starter Lance McCullers (0-1), on rehab assignment from the MLB Houston Astros, took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.

Despite the loss, Fresno is 10-4 against Tacoma this season.

Arkansas (AA) 4, Tulsa 3

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyler Marlette hit a run-scoring triple in the eighth inning, leading the Arkansas Travelers (58-72) to a 4-3 win over the Tulsa Drillers (71-59) on Friday.

The triple by Marlette, part of a two-run inning, tied the game 3-3 before Dario Pizzano hit an RBI single later in the inning.

Ryan Casteel hit a solo home run in the second inning to give the Travelers a 1-0 lead. The Drillers came back to take the lead in the fourth inning when Yusniel Diaz hit a three-run home run.

Arkansas cut the deficit to 3-2 in the fourth when Pizzano hit an RBI single, scoring Braden Bishop.

Ralston Cash (4-2) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Karch Kowalczyk (5-7) took the loss in the Texas League game. Zac Curtis retired the side in order for his 12th save of the season.

Visalia 5, Modesto (High-A) 0

VISALIA, Calif. – Mark Karaviotis homered and had two hits, and Bo Takahashi allowed just one hit over eight innings as the Visalia Rawhide (66-65) defeated the Modesto Nuts (68-63) 5-0 on Friday.

Takahashi (7-9) struck out six and walked two to get the win.

In the bottom of the first, Visalia put up three runs, including a single by Fernery Ozuna that scored Grant Heyman. The Rawhide then added single runs in the second and sixth innings. In the second, Karaviotis hit a solo home run, while Tyler Baker scored on an error in the sixth.

Nathan Bannister (7-7) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs and seven hits in the California League game. He also struck out three and walked two.

The Nuts were held off the scoreboard for the sixth time this season, while the Rawhide’s staff recorded their ninth shutout of the year.

Clinton (Low-A) 3, Wisconsin 0

CLINTON, Iowa – Ryne Inman, Michael Koval and JP Sears combined for a shutout as the Clinton LumberKings (60-68) topped the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (53-76) 3-0 on Friday.

Inman (2-4) went five scoreless innings, allowing three hits while striking out seven and walking three to pick up the win. Braden Webb (5-7) went six innings, allowing one run and four hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out six and walked two. Sears pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his third save of the season.

Clinton scored its runs when Yojhan Quevedo stole home in the second inning and Joe Rizzo hit a two-run double in the seventh.

Jhombeyker Morales doubled and singled in the win.

The Timber Rattlers were held scoreless for the 10th time this season, while the LumberKings’ staff recorded their fourth shutout of the year.

Everett (Short-A) 11, Vancouver 4

EVERETT, Wash. – Onil Pena hit a three-run home run in the first inning, and Joe Venturino had three hits and four RBI as the Everett AquaSox (32-36) defeated the Vancouver Canadians (38-30) 11-4 on Friday.

The home run by Pena started the scoring in a five-run inning and gave the AquaSox a 3-0 lead. Later in the inning, David Banuelos scored on a forceout and Venturino hit an RBI double.

The AquaSox later scored three runs in the third and fourth innings to complete the blowout. In the third, Venturino hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Austin Grebeck, while Venturino drove in two runs and Troy Dixon drove in one in the fourth.

Everett starter Andres Torres (7-1) picked up the win after scattering six hits over six scoreless innings. Opposing starter Dany Jimenez (1-2) took the loss in the Northwest League game after giving up five runs and five hits while only recording two outs.