There were five games on tap in the Rangers minor league system today, as Down East played a doubleheader to make up its rainout from yesterday.
In game one for Down East, the DEWDs won 1-0 on extras. Carolina logged just a single hit, off starter Wyatt Sparks, who struck out four and walked one in 4 IP. Nick Starr, Joe Corbett and Joshua Javier combined for four shutout no hit innings after Sparks. The three hits for Down East came from Obie Ricumstrict, Evan Carter (who had two walks, one intentional) and Dustin Harris, who had the walk off single and also walked. Jayce Easley drew a pair of walks and stole two bases. Evan Carter also had a stolen base.
In game two, Down East fell 2-0, getting just two hits, one apiece from Jayce Easley and Dustin Harris. Dane Acker allowed 1 hit in 3 IP, striking out 6 against 1 walk. It also appears he may have left before the fourth with an injury, which isn’t good.
For Hickory, Cody Bradford bounced back from a bad first start of the year with a 1 run, 4 IP outing, striking out 4 against no walks. Chris Seise had two hits, and Jonathan Ornelas and David Garcia had a hit apiece.
Cole Winn had a marvelous outing for Frisco, throwing 5 shutout innings with 8 Ks, 2 hits and 2 walks. The folks on Twitter at the game said he was as good as the line would indicate. Blake Bass had 2 shutout innings, striking out 4 against 1 walk. Alex Speas walked all three batters he faced, and all three ended up scoring. Cole Uvila gave up a run in two innings of work on one hit and one walk, with four Ks.
Ryan Dorow, Davis Wendzel, Steele Walker and Jax Biggers all had hits for Frisco.
Round Rock starter Jason Bahr had a forgettable outing — or at least one he’d like to forget — allowing 9 runs in 1.2 IP, walking 4, allowing 2 home runs and striking out 3. Jimmy Herget came on in relief of Bahr and had 2.1 shutout innings with 1 hit, no walks and 5 Ks. Demarcus Evans gave up a hit and a walk while striking out three in a shutout inning. Joe Barlow threw two shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out four. Leody Taveras was 2 for 4 with a walk.