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Minor league update for May 12, 2021

Quality work from Cole Ragans and Jake Latz today

2021 Texas Rangers Photo Day Photo by Ben VanHouten/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Down East was rained out and Round Rock has the day off, but Frisco balances that out somewhat by playing a doubleheader after last night’s rainout.

Cole Ragans made his second start of the year for the Hickory Crawdads, and it went much better than the first. Ragans went 4 innings, striking out 5 and walking 2 while allowing 3 hits. Per Mark Parker, the one run he allowed was due largely to a couple of defensive lapses by Ragans, first by allowing a runner to reach on an infield single by not covering first, then by getting just one out on a potential GIDP comebacker. For someone who has not been in game action for as long as Ragans has, though, some rust there is understandable.

Tai Tiedemann had four perfect innings in relief of Ragans with 4 Ks, and how now retired 22 of 23 batters he has faced this season. Jonathan Ornelas and Pedro Gonzalez doubled and Miguel Aparicio homered.

Hickory box score.

In game one for Frisco, Jake Latz went 5 shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out six. Bubba Thompson picked up a pair of hits and J.P. Martinez had a hit and two walks.

Frisco game one box score.

In game two for Frisco, Tyler Phillips allowed one run in 5 IP, striking out 7 and allowing a home run, a single, and no walks. Scott Engler threw two shutout innings of relief, allowing a hit and striking out four. Bubba Thompson had a hit, and Ryan Dorow, who is off to a hot start, had a single and a double.

Frisco game two box score.