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White Sox Minor League Update: July 6, 2024

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Charlotte Knights (PPD, rain, made up as September 11 doubleheader )

Rocket City Trash Pandas 4, Birmingham Barons 1 (Gameday box)
The Barons struggled to get runners on base throughout the game, and Noah Schultz (4 IP, 7 H, 2 HR, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 3 K) wasn’t helping himself, either. Schultz had a hard time with control over his four innings, with both of the two earned runs coming from solo Rocket City homers and the unearned run stemming from his own botched pickoff attempt.

The good news is that the hyped southpaw is still sitting nicely at a 2.30 ERA, and he most definitely could use the run support.

Offensively, the story wasn’t much brighter. No Birmingham batters got more than one hit in the game, and the only run was driven by the only W-S extra-base hit of the game, a double by Cristopher de Guzman in the top of the eighth. Other than that hit, the Barons didn’t ave much to write home about.

Cristopher De Guzman (2B) 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, K

Jhoneiker Betancourt (1B) 1-for-3, R, K
Andrew Dalquist (RHRP) 1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER

Winston-Salem Dash 6, Hickory Crawdads 4 (Gameday box)
Davis Martin simply did not have it on Saturday. He was not able to make it through four full innings, and gave up the only four runs that the Crawdads would score, all in the third inning. But the Winston-Salem offense and bullpen earned a big time shout-out, picking Martin up on an off day.

Yon Castro stepped in for Davis efficiently in the fourth and rolled through 2 2/3 innings, only giving up one hit — and the rest of the bullpen neglected to give up a single hit after Castro, with lefty Max Robert earning the win.

Eddie Park (1-for-5, 2 R, SB, K) had scored for the Dash in the first inning on good, old-fashioned wild pitch offense, but it was really Wes Kath and and Shawn Goosenberg who flashed their power on Saturday. Kath smoked a double and a triple in the game, and Goosenberg (3-for-5, HR, R, 2 RBI) mashed the walk-off bomb to steal the win.

Shawn Goosenberg (RF)
3-for-5, 2 RBI, R, walk-off HR

Wes Kath (3B)
2-for-3, 2B, 3B, R, K
Colby Smelley (DH)
3-for-4, 2B, 2 R
Eddie Park (CF)
1-for-5, 2 R, SB
Yon Castro (RHRP)
2 2/3 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 ER
Max Roberts (LHRP)
2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, K, WIN

Fayetteville Woodpeckers 11, Kannapolis Cannon Ballers 9 (Gameday box)
This game was a wild ride, to say the least. There were 25 combined hits and 20 total runs between the two teams, and was even a nail-biter at the end of the game, which was a relatively surprising outcome after the Woodpeckers tagged six in the top of the first.

Ricardo Brizuela was called up to the Ballers on July 5, promoted after racking up a 2.33 ERA in 27 innings for the ACL White Sox. He made his debut start in Low-A on Saturday, and the first-game jitters seemed to get the best of him. He gave up those six runs right off the bat, stemming from a homer, a slurry of base hits, and even a wild pitch. He settled in all right after the first, until he allowed another two runs in the fifth before exiting the game.

The Ballers offense was hard at work to get the runs back, and the back-to-back Hernández 1-2 punch with Ronny and Arxy, and another big day from George Wolkow, paved the way for the rest of the team. Kannapolis fought all the way back, even taking the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Sadly, Jesús Méndez couldn’t keep the Woodpeckers at bay, and Fayetteville ended up scoring three runs in the top of the ninth to take the lead. Outside of a Caden Connor single, the Ballers fell flat in the ninth, dropping a heartbreaker, 11-9.

George Wolkow (RF) 2-for-4, 4 RBI, HR, 3B

Arxy Hernández (3B) 1-for-4, 2B, R, RBI
Ronny Hernandez (C) 2-for-4, 3 R, 2B, BB, K
Caden Connor (DH) 2-for-5, R, 2B, 2 K
Albertson Asigen (CF) 1-for-4, R, RBI, 2 K
Drake Logan (LF) 2-for-4, RBI, SB, K

ACL White Sox 5, ACL Mariners 4 (seven innings) (Gameday Box)
The ACL White Sox almost gave the game away in the top of the sixth after a pair of home runs threatened to wipe their lead away, but they were able to hold on to beat the ACL Mariners, 5-4. Leandro Alsinois (2-for-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI, K) was the hot bat for the ACL Sox, even adding to the slugfest with a solo shot in the fifth.

While A-Sox starter Denny Lima didn’t actually give up a hit, he still had a hard time with his control, walking three batters in his four innings. Frander Veras (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R) ultimately earned the win, and he was the only pitcher outside of closer Carson Jacobs who didn’t give up a run, or really cause chaos of any sort.

Leandro Alsinois (CF)
2-for-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI

Denny Lima (RHSP) 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, PO
Edrick Felix (3B) 1-for-3, R, 2 RBI
Álvaro Agüero (RF) 1-for-3, RBI

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