For the first time in roughly 20 months, we have some minor league games for the Texas Rangers affiliates.
Lets dive in.
Down East won 8-4 in some very low-A action, as they had just 5 hits and struck out 14 times, but benefited from 7 walks and 4 errors by the other side. 2020 2nd rounder Evan Carter, the most polarizing prospect in the system, had five plate appearances and didn’t put the ball in play in his pro debut, walking three times and striking out twice. Luisangel Acuna and Dustin Harris each had a double and a walk, Antonio Cabello had a home run, and catcher-turned-DH Jose Rodriguez had a hit and two walks.
2018 second rounder Owen White made his pro debut for the DEWDs, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 2.2 IP while striking out 4. Gavin Collyer gave up a couple of runs I 2 IP with a pair of Ks. Leury Tejeda, a 10th rounder in 2018, pitched 3.1 scoreless, with 4 Ks against 0 walks and 1 hit.
For Hickory, Chris Seise, who has folks expecting big things if he can stay healthy, homered in a 7-5 win. Blaine Crim had three hits, Jonathan Ornelas had two hits, and Justin Foscue was 0 for 4 with a walk.
On the mound, Justin Slaten had a rough start, going 1.2 IP while allowing 3 runs. Daniel Robert, a name to remember, struck out 5 and walked 1 in 2 scoreless innings.
Frisco won by a 5-2 score. Bubba Thompson and Matt Whatley each had two hits, Sherten Apostel had a double, and Davis Wendzel had a pair of walks. Cole Uvila struck out two in an inning of work in picking up the save.