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Cole Winn throws 7 shutout innings

2018 first rounder Cole Winn dominated for Hickory tonight

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Righthanded pitcher Cole Winn has had an up-and-down season this year for low-A Hickory, struggling badly at times and leading to questions about whether the Rangers are rushing him, or whether he was a reach at #15 overall in the 2018 draft. Winn showed tonight, though, why the Rangers think so highly of him, going 7 shutout innings, throwing 60 strikes out of 80 pitches, striking out 5, walking no one and allowing 4 hits.

For the Hickory offense, Jonathan Ornelas had 4 hits and a walk, Miguel Aparicio had 3 hits, Josh Jung had 2 hits, and Pedro Gonzalez had a homer and 3 walks.

For Frisco, Edinson Volquez gave up a run on 3 hits in an inning of work, striking out 1. Leody Taveras had 3 singles, and has raised his OPS at Frisco to 709.

As for Nashville, Ian Gibaut pitched a scoreless inning, and Ronald Guzman had a pair of hits.