6/17 Minor League report – Saturday’s games
Josh Vitters was 4-for-4 and Brett Jackson hit a RBI double in Iowa’s 9-1 loss to Albuquerque on Saturday. Chris Rusin took the loss, giving up eight runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. Jackson is batting .264, while Vitters is batting .277.
Rebel Ridling hit his eighth homer in Tennessee’s 2-1 win over Birmingham. Eric Jokisch did not get a decision, giving up one run on four hits over six innings.
Daytona’s Austin Kirk threw one scoreless inning and Nelson Perez hit a RBI double for the North All-Stars but it wasn’t enough as the South team won, 6-3, in the Florida State League All-Star Game.
Peoria’s game against Clinton was suspended and later canceled Saturday. The two teams played a doubleheader Sunday.
Roderick “Rock” Shoulders hit his first pro homer and Wilson Contreras also connected for Class A Boise in a 7-4 loss to Salem-Keizer. James Pugliese gave up three runs on six hits over five innings.
— Carrie Muskat