Fresno 4, Tacoma (AAA) 0
TACOMA, Wash. – Kevin Comer and three other pitchers combined for a shutout as the Fresno Grizzlies (51-41) beat the Tacoma Rainiers (46-45) 4-0 on Friday.
Comer (4-3) picked up the win after he struck out three over one scoreless inning. Casey Lawrence (2-2) went 7 1/3 innings, allowing one run and four hits to take the hard-luck loss in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out three and walked two.
All four runs came in the eighth inning. Fresno got on the board first when Reid Brignac scored on a single by Preston Tucker. The Grizzlies added to their lead when Colin Moran drew a bases-loaded walk and A.J. Reed hit a two-run double.
Tony Kemp singled three times, also stealing a base in the win.
For the Rainiers, D.J. Peterson doubled and singled. Tacoma was held scoreless for the seventh time this season, while the Fresno staff recorded its fourth shutout of the year.
Fresno improved to 7-3 against Tacoma this season.
Springfield 4, Arkansas (AA) 1
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Darren Seferina homered and singled as the Springfield Cardinals (47-44) topped the Arkansas Travelers (41-50) 4-1 on Friday.
Randy Arozarena doubled and singled, also stealing a base for Springfield.
Springfield went up 2-0 in the fourth after Tommy Edman hit an RBI single, bringing home Andrew Knizner.
After Springfield added two runs in the eighth, the Travelers cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Ian Miller hit an RBI double, driving in Adam Law.
Springfield starter Chris Ellis (2-4) picked up the win after allowing five hits over six scoreless innings. Opposing starter Lindsey Caughel (6-8) took the tough loss in the Texas League game after allowing two runs and four hits over five innings.
Law doubled twice and singled for the Travelers.
Visalia 5, Modesto (High-A) 1
MODESTO, Calif. – Sergio Alcantara had three hits and scored two runs, and Jon Duplantier allowed just three hits over seven innings as the Visalia Rawhide (45-47) beat the Modesto Nuts (53-39) 5-1 on Friday.
Duplantier (2-0) allowed one run while striking out seven to pick up the win.
Visalia started the scoring in the first inning when Matt Jones hit a two-run single.
The Rawhide later added two runs in the fourth and one in the seventh. In the fourth, Daniel Lockhart and Alcantara both drove in a run, while Alcantara scored on a wild pitch in the seventh.
Spencer Herrmann (3-3) went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and eight hits in the California League game. He also struck out two and walked one.
Chris Mariscal homered and singled for the Nuts.
Despite the loss, Modesto is 11-5 against Visalia this season.
Clinton (Low-A) 4, Dayton 3
CLINTON, Iowa – Nick Zammarelli hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, leading the Clinton LumberKings (39-50) to a 4-3 win over the Dayton Dragons (48-44) on Friday.
Jack Anderson got Bruce Yari to ground out with runners on second and third to end the game for his third save of the season.
The home run by Zammarelli capped a four-run inning and gave the LumberKings a 4-3 lead after Yojhan Quevedo hit a two-run home run earlier in the inning.
Lane Ratliff (2-2) got the win in relief while Dauri Moreta (0-2) took the loss in the Midwest League game.
For the Dragons, Malik Collymore doubled and singled twice, also stealing a base.
Tri-City 3, Everett (Short-A) 0
PASCO, Wash. – Justin Lopez doubled twice, and Henry Henry allowed just two hits over seven innings as the Tri-City Dust Devils (15-14) beat the Everett AquaSox (12-17) 3-0 on Friday.
Henry (1-3) struck out six to pick up the win.
Tri-City scored its runs when Luis Anguizola hit an RBI double in the second inning and Luis Almanzar hit a two-run double in the eighth.
Jose Santiago (0-1) went five innings, allowing one run and three hits in the Northwest League game. He also struck out 10 and walked two. Jose Galindo retired the side in order for his first save of the season.
The AquaSox were held scoreless for the second time this season, while the Dust Devils’ staff recorded their third shutout of the year.