White Sox Minor League Recap 6/18/2016: Barons win in extras, Holmberg at his best, Valerio terrific in first start

It was a rough day on the farm, as Birmingham and the DSL White Sox were the only teams who came away with wins. The Barons won their game in thrilling fashion, as they were led by David Holmberg, who had his best start of the season. Kelvis Valerio did a terrific job in his first start since moving to the rotation for the Dash, as he gave up just one unearned run over 5.1 innings of work.

Indianapolis 5, Charlotte 4

Scott Carroll suffered his fourth loss of the season, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits over six innings of work. Brian Clark did a nice job out of the bullpen, firing 1.2 innings of hitless ball and striking out one.

At the plate, lead off man Jason Bourgeois and Andy Parrino both had two hits, while Bourgeois had one RBI and Parrino had two. Brett Hayes also had two hits, and Leury Garcia had a single, run scored, and a  RBI in the loss.

Jacob Turner makes the start this afternoon in the rubber match with the Indians.

Birmingham 3, Mississippi 2 (10 innings)

Southpaw David Holmberg turned in his best start of the season last night, firing seven scoreless innings and giving up just two hits while striking out five. He unfortunately did not get the win, as the Barons blew a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth. Nolan Sanburn earned his first win of the season in relief, firing a scoreless tenth without surrendering a hit.

The Barons only had four hits on the day, and were led by Joey DeMichele and Eddy Alvarez, who each had one hit and one RBI. DeMichele’s hit and RBI came in the bottom of the tenth, where he drove home Keenyn Walker on a single for a game winner. Courtney Hawkins and Sean O’Connell were also contributors, as they both had a hit and run scored on the night.

The Barons and Braves square off in the rubber match of a five game set this afternoon, and Carson Fulmer will make the start for Birmingham.

Salem 4, Winston-Salem 2 

Kelvis Valerio was excellent in his first start, giving up one unearned run on three hits over 5.1 innings of work. The bullpen did their job, as Danny Dopico, Connor Walsh, and Colin Kleven gave up just one earned run over 3.2 innings, but the defense costed the Dash mightily. Only one of Salem’s four runs were earned, as the Dash had three errors on the night. Connor Walsh suffered the undeserving loss, and fell to 1 and 2 on the year.

The Dash had eight hits  as Hunter Jones and Ryan Leonards both had a pair of base knocks, with Jones driving in the Dash’s two runs on the night. Nick Basto had a double, while Mason Robbins, Cleuluis Rondon, and Gerson Montilla all had one hit.

The Dash goes for the series win this afternoon as Thaddius Lowry will make the start.

Lakewood 9, Kannapolis 1

Christopher Comito suffered his seventh loss of the season, giving up six runs (four earned) on eight hits over 3.1 innings of work. Drew Hasler and Alex Katz did a great job out of the bullpen, as they combined for three hitless innings of work.

At the plate, Tyler Sullivan had two hits including a double, while Landon Lassiter had a single and drove in the team’s only run. Antonio Rodriguez and Bradley Strong both hit a double, and Max Dutto had a single and a run scored.

Southpaw Johnathan Frebis takes the ball this afternoon as the Intimidators and Blue Claws square off in the final game of a four game set.

Helena 6, Great Falls 3

Yosmer Solorzano had a nice start over five innings, giving up two runs on five hits while punching out five. The bullpen struggled, as Jaider Rocha and Lane Hobbs gave up four runs (three earned) over three innings of work, with Rocha taking the loss.

Offensively, Casey Schroeder, Brady Conlan, and Jake Jarvis all had two hits, with Jarvis hitting his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the top of the seventh. Corey Zangari also homered, hitting a two-run blast in the top of the sixth, and Alex Call and Jameson Fisher had one hit a piece.

The Voyagers and Brewers square off this afternoon in game three of four in Helena, while the Voyagers look for their first win of the season.

DSL White Sox 11, DSL Reds 7

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