You may have never heard of Quinn Stewart, and if you have, you probably didn’t expect him to have a day like he did on Sunday.
San Jose (Giants) 6, Visalia (Diamondbacks) 1
Lefthander Ben Snyder has carried his 2007 success over to 2008 so far, getting his second victory after throwing six innings and only only one run on three hits. Gerardo Parra’s home run off of Snyder was the only extra-base-hit he allowed. It was Parra’s second of the season.
Inland Empire (Dodgers) 6, High Desert (Mariners) 0
Lefthander James Adkins stymied the Mavericks for six innings, allowing just three hits and one walk, while striking out 11. Third baseman Josh Bell was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored.
Stockton (Athletics) 14, Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) 5
Lefthander Brett Anderson bounced back from his previous start, allowing just three hits and one walk in six innings while striking out nine. The Ports offense lived up to expectations with their 14-run outing, getting three run home runs from Chris Carter and Archie Gilbert while Sean Doolittle added a solo shot of his own.
Josh Horton added a double in his 2-for-3 night with three RBIs.
Winston-Salem (White Sox) 3, Frederick (Orioles) 2
Matt Wieters had two doubles and an RBI, but the Warthogs put up three runs in the sixth to beat the Keys on Sunday night. Lefthander Aaron Poreda was lifted before the rally occurred, but he ended the night with 5 1/3 innings pitched, surrendered two runs on eights hits and struck out four.
Myrtle Beach (Braves) 7, Kinston (Indians) 2
Tyler Flowers basically beat the Indians on his own. Flowers went 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBIs. He put the Pelicans on the board with a solo shot in the first, then contributed to a six-run fifth inning with a grand slam.
After going 6-for-14 in his first three games, Beau Mills has hit quite a slump and has just four hits in his last 31 at-bats.
FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE
Vero Beach (Rays) 12, Brevard County (Brewers) 4
Batting just .125 heading into the game, outfielder Quinn Stewart didn’t pose much threat to the Manatee pitching staff. As easily as he could be looked over, Stewart went 3-for-4 with two home runs and seven RBIs. Both of his home runs were three-run shots. The 5-6-7 hitters for Vero Beach were a combined 10-for-19, with Stewart doing the majority of the RBI damage.
Making a rehab start, righthander Matt Garza went 3 2/3, allowing four runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out four.
Dunedin (Blue Jays) 8, Sarasota (Reds) 5
Down one run in the ninth, Dunedin called on Travis Snider to pinch-hit with one on and one out. Snider quickly gave the Blue Jays the lead with a two-run home run. Three batters later, with another runner on and two outs, catcher J.P. Arencibia padded the lead with his fourth home run of the year.
Fort Myers (Twins) 7, Lakeland (Tigers) 2
Righthander Jeff Manship held on long enough to edge lefthander Duane Below for the win. Manship went 5 2/3, allowing two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out four. Below lasted 4 1/3, allowing three runs on three hits, but walked seven and struck out four.