TEXAS RANGERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2022
ORGANIZATIONAL RECORD: 17-14 (.548)
ROUND ROCK EXPRESS – W, 7-2 AT SUGAR LAND
Triple-A, Pacific Coast League (6-4, T1st, – GB) Round Rock cruised to a 7-2 victory over Sugar Land on Friday night…RHP Glen Otto added to his season-opening scoreless streak (7.0), allowing just one hit and one walk one strikeout over 4.0 innings of work…RHP Tyson Miller came in relief and earned the win (4.0 IP, 1 R-0 ER, 2 H, BB, 4 SO)…RF Elier Hernandez crushed a 3-run home run to center field to begin the scoring in the 2nd inning…after a base hit by 2B Ryan Dorow, 3B Josh Smith drove him in on a single to cap the 4-run rally in the 2nd…CF Bubba Thompson (3-5, RBI) led the team in hits for the night, improving his season BA to .390 (16-41)…LHP Jake Latz gets the start tonight at SG (6:05 p.m. CT) as the Express look to extend their win streak to 3 games.
FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS – W, 7-3 AT SAN ANTONIO
Double-A, Texas League (6-1, 1st, – GB) Frisco captured its 4th straight win on Friday night with a 7-3 victory at San Antonio…1B Blaine Crim (4-5, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI) got the scoring started for the ‘Riders when he doubled home a pair of runs in the 4th…Frisco has now scored first in all 7 G this season…LF Dustin Harris (3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB) also had a solid night at the dish…on the mound, LHP Cody Bradford (5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R-ER, 3 BB, 5 SO) secured the win after 5.0 solid innings in his 2nd GS of ‘22…RHP Jack Leiter is expected to start the 1st G of a doubleheader at SA tonight (5:05 p.m. CT), while LHP Cole Ragans will start G2.
HICKORY CRAWDADS – L, 4-3 (10) VS BOWLING GREEN
High-A, South Atlantic League (3-4, 5th, 3.0 GB)
Hickory pitchers struck out 14 batters on Friday night, but came up short against Bowling Green losing 4-3 in extras…RHP Owen White was dominant in his start (5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R-ER, 1 BB, 8 SO), lowering his season ERA to 2.25…SS Thomas Saggese and LF Chris Seise hit back-to-back home runs in the 4th inn. to give the Crawdads an early 2-0 lead…Seise has homered in 2 of 5 G to open the campaign…C Cody Freeman (2-3, RBI, BB) added 2 hits…Hickory is scheduled to play a doubleheader today against BG, with first pitch of G1 set for 3:00 p.m. CT.
DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS – W, 3-1 VS KANNAPOLIS
Low-A, Carolina League (2-5, 5th, 4.0 GB)
The Wood Ducks tied up the series with Kannapolis (2-2) after a 3-1 win on Friday night…RHP Josh Stephan (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R-ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) retired the first 8 batters he faced in a 2-hit, 5.0-inn. start, lowering his season ERA to 2.00…offensively, 1B Jose Rodriguez (1-4, 2B, RBI) had the Woodies’ lone RBI with a single in the first inning…Down East returns to action this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. CT for G1 of a doubleheader vs. KAN.
From Texas Rangers PR staff reports