6/18 Minor matters – UPDATED
Chris Rusin threw his first complete game shutout, leading Iowa to a 2-0 win over Omaha. Rusin struck out eight, scattered five hits and walked one. He got all the offense he needed from solo homers by Donnie Murphy and Brian Bogusevic.
Eric Jokisch gave up one run on three hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 2-1 win over Mississippi. The Smokies closed the first half 34-35, and in third place in the Southern League North Division. Jonathan Mota, Anthony Giansanti and Chad Noble each had two hits.
Dustin Geiger hit his eighth home run, but it was one of four hits by Daytona in a 9-2 loss to Clearwater. Zach Cates gave up four runs on five hits and five walks over four innings. Geiger’s homer was a two-run shot in the fourth.
* On Monday, Javy Baez was named Florida State League Player of the Week after going 4-for-13 with three walks, four home runs and seven RBIs. The home runs and RBIs all came in the June 10 game against Fort Myers. He also hit two doubles in the All-Star Game Saturday.
Kane County had Monday off for the All-Star break. Six Cougars were named to the West Division All-Star team: Dan Vogelbach, Rock Shoulders, Bijan Rademacher, Tayler Scott, Felix Pena, and Nathan Dorris.
Duane Underwood gave up three runs over 3 2/3 innings in Boise’s 8-6 loss to Salem-Keizer. Jacob Rogers and Yasiel Balaguert each had two hits. Balaguert had three RBIs.
Mesa begins the Rookie League on Thursday.