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Minor league update for 7/18/21

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Two home runs for Miguel Aparicio and a blowout for Round Rock

Jupiter’s Satellites Photo courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers

Down East had Mason Englert start on Sunday. Englert allowed two runs on a walk and a hit in three innings, striking out five. Marc Church fanned two in a scoreless inning.

Luisangel Acuna had two hits, two walks and a stolen base. Keithron Moss had a triple and a stolen base. Keyber Rodriguez had a pair of hits. Angel Aponte had a pair of hits and a stolen base. Jose Acosta had a pair of hits. Thomas Saggese doubled.

Down East box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/shorebirds-vs-wood-ducks/2021/07/18/649260#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=649260

Hickory finished up the game that was suspended on Saturday due to rain. Avery Weems pitched the first 2.1 IP before rain halted things on Saturday, striking out four and walking one.

Justin Foscue homered on Saturday pre-suspension and added a walk on Sunday when play resumed. Jake Guenther and Blaine Crim each had a hit and a walk. Miguel Aparicio, Kellen Strahm and Frainyer Chavez all had hits.

In Game Two, Foscue sat. I know, I’m sad too. Miguel Aparicio had two home runs, raising his OPS on the year to 942. Blaine Crim had two hits.

Hickory Game One box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/ironbirds-vs-crawdads/2021/07/18/643325/final/box#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=643325

Hickory Game Two box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/ironbirds-vs-crawdads/2021/07/18/643324#game_state=final,game_tab=boxscore,game=643324

Drew Anderson started for the Express today, and was remarkably good. Anderson went 8 shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks, striking out five. He lowered his ERA on the year to 3.45. Scott Engler threw a scoreless ninth.

Jack Kruger and Elier Hernandez each went four for five with two home runs and a double. Weird, huh? Leody Taveras had a hit, a sac bunt, a sac fly, and a fourteen pitch walk. Carl Chester homered. Yonny Hernandez had a double and a walk.

Round Rock box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/express-vs-river-cats/2021/07/18/645051#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=645051

All these games wrapped up before Frisco started. We will update with Frisco later tonight.

UPDATE — Ronny Henriquez opened with a run allowed in an inning of work. Cole Ragans made his AA debut and wasn’t real sharp — he allowed three runs in two innings of work on a three run home run. Ragans struck out three, walked two and hit a batter.

A.J. Alexy was dominant — he went 4.2 hitless shutout innings, walking one and striking out five. Nick Snyder got the final out of the game.

Frisco’s offense generated two hits — a Bubba Thompson homer and a Sam Huff single.

Frisco box score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/cardinals-vs-roughriders/2021/07/18/647372#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=647372