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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for July 8

Tacoma coach Denny Hocking. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Tacoma coach Denny Hocking. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

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

Sacramento 3, Tacoma (AAA) 0

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Dusten Knight allowed just two hits over 5 2/3 innings, leading the Sacramento River Cats (35-53) over the Tacoma Rainiers (45-43) in a 3-0 win on Saturday.

Knight (2-2) struck out six and walked two to get the win.

In the third inning, Sacramento took a 2-0 lead after T.J. Bennett hit a solo home run and Wynton Bernard scored on a ground out. The River Cats scored again in the sixth inning when Juniel Querecuto hit an RBI double, driving in Ryan Lollis.

Austin Hutchison (0-1) went 1 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and three hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out one and walked one. Tyler Rogers pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his third save of the season.

The Rainiers were held off the scoreboard for the sixth time this season, while the River Cats’ staff recorded their third shutout of the year.

Arkansas (AA) 3, Corpus Christi 2

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dario Pizzano hit a two-run homer in the third inning, and Lindsey Caughel allowed just one hit over 6 1/3 innings as the Arkansas Travelers (40-46) defeated the Corpus Christi Hooks (41-45) 3-2 on Saturday.

Blake Perry got Antonio Nunez to fly out with a runner on first to end the game for his third save of the season.

The home run by Pizzano scored Ian Miller to give the Travelers a 2-0 lead.

After the teams traded runs in the fourth, the Hooks cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when Nunez hit an RBI single, bringing home Jack Mayfield.

Caughel (6-7) picked up the win after he struck out five and walked three while allowing two runs.

Yoanys Quiala (1-1) went four innings, allowing three runs and nine hits in the Texas League game. He also struck out three and walked one.

Ramon Laureano had a pair of hits for the Hooks.

Modesto (High-A) 1, San Jose 0

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Chris Mariscal hit a run-scoring double in the ninth inning, leading the Modesto Nuts (51-36) to a 1-0 win over the San Jose Giants (37-50) on Saturday.

Matt Walker got Heath Quinn to hit into a forceout with a runner on first to end the game for his sixth save of the season.

Eric Filia scored on Mariscal’s double after he led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

Lukas Schiraldi (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Mike Connolly (4-7) took the loss in the California League game.

The Giants were blanked for the fifth time this season, while the Nuts’ staff recorded their eighth shutout of the year.

Clinton (Low-A) 7, Quad Cities 5

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Danny Garcia allowed just four hits over six innings, leading the Clinton LumberKings (37-47) over the Quad Cities River Bandits (49-36) in a 7-5 win on Saturday.

Garcia (6-5) allowed one run while striking out seven and walking two to get the win.

Clinton started the scoring in the first inning when Joe Rizzo hit an RBI single and Yojhan Quevedo scored on a double play.

Trailing 7-1, the River Bandits cut into the deficit with four runs in the eighth inning, including an RBI double by Chuckie Robinson and an RBI single by Daz Cameron.

Cesar Rosado (1-1) went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and three hits while walking six in the Midwest League game. Seth Elledge pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

Cameron singled three times, scoring two runs for the River Bandits.

Salem-Keizer 10, Everett (Short-A) 8

EVERETT, Wash.– Michael Sexton, Manuel Geraldo and Shane Matheny each had three hits, as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (11-13) beat the Everett AquaSox (9-15) 10-8 on Saturday.

Sexton doubled and singled twice, scoring three runs while driving in two. Geraldo doubled and singled twice, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple.

Trailing 7-0, Everett batted around in the third inning, sending 13 batters to the plate and scoring eight runs, including a two-run home run by Evan White.

Following the big inning, the Volcanoes took the lead for good with three runs in the sixth inning. Matheny hit an RBI single en route to the two-run lead.

Nick Deeg (1-1) got the win in relief while JP Sears (1-1) took the loss in the Northwest League game. Peter Lannoo pitched two scoreless innings for his first save of the season.

White homered and singled twice, driving home three runs for the AquaSox.

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