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Josh Jung, Bubba Thompson have big offensive days

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Two of the Rangers’ last three first round picks had solid days at the plate this afternoon

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Josh Jung has hit the ground running in the Sally League. In 5 plate appearances for Hickory today, Jung was 3 for 4 with a walk, pushing his batting average up to .381 in low-A and his OPS to 864. Pedro Gonzalez and Frainyer Chavez each had a hit and a walk, and Hever Bueno pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with 2 Ks.

Bubba Thompson, meanwhile, had a triple, a home run and a walk for Down East today. Sam Huff, J.P. Martinez and Curtis Terry each had a pair of hits, and Sherten Apostel had a single. JPM also had 3 steals.

Frisco threw a shutout tonight, with Edgar Arredondo going 4 innings, Blake Bass going 3 innings and Demarcus Evans going 2. Evans retired all six batters he faced, two via strikeout. Leody Taveras had a hit, and Michael De Leon had two hits.

Spokane clinched their first half division title tonight. Billy Layne, Jr. went 1.2 scoreless IP, and Teodoro Ortega gave up 3 runs on 3 solo home runs in 3.2 IP with 3 Ks.

Kyle Dowdy made a rehab start for Nashville and went 3.1 IP, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, striking out 2. Joe Barlow allowed 3 runs in an inning of work. Willie Calhoun walked 3 times, and Nick Solak doubled.