A High Desert Maverics California League
AFFILIATE YEAR: 8th Year STADIUM: Stater Bros Stadium MANAGER: Eddie Menchaca (1st year) PITCHING COACH: Andrew Lorraine COACH: Max Venable TRAINER: Tyler Moos PERFORMANCE COACH: Cory Ritter
: Visalia at High Desert
| PROBABLE STARTER:
High Desert 12 runs, 16 hits, 2 errors Visalia 11 runs, 12 hits, 1 error
The Mavericks scored 5 runs over the first 3 innings and rallied for 6 runs over the final 4 innings, but it wasn’t enough as High Desert fell to Visalia 11-12 on Sunday. DH
(2x4, 2 R), LF
(2x5, 2 RBI), 2B
(2x5, R, 2B, BB) each recorded 2 of the team’s 12 hits, while 1B
(1x3, 3 R, HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB) and 3B
(1x5, 2 RBI) combined to drive in 6 of the Mavericks 11 runs.
hit his 18th home run of the season with a grand slam home run with 1 out in the bottom of the first inning. Starter
(3.0,7,4,4,2,2) recorded his 2nd loss with High Desert, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits in 3.0 innings. RH
(2.0,4,3,3,1,3) combined to allowed 8 runs over 5.0 innings in relief, while LH
(1.0,2,0,0,0,1) allowed 2 hits in a scoreless 9th inning.
currently has a 12-game hit streak, batting .469 (23x49) with 14 runs scored, 4 doubles, 4 home runs, 15 RBI and 4 walks.
has also hit safely in 19 of his last 21 games, batting .429 (36x84) with 20 runs scored, 7 doubles, 6 home runs, 20 RBI, 8 walks and 1 stolen base. OF
extended his hitting streak to 7 games, batting .448 (13x29) with 9 runs scored, 4 doubles, 3 home runs, 13 RBI and 4 walks. He has also hit safely 15 of his last 19 games with 10 multi-hit efforts, batting .403 (31x77) with 16 runs scored, 9 doubles, 6 home runs, 24 RBI and 10 walks. SS
has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games, batting .424 (14x33) with 10 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI and 6 walks.
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
was named California League Player of the Week, July 14-20. He hit safely in all 6 game he appeared during the week with 4 multi-hit efforts, batting .417 (10x24) with 8 runs scored, 1 double, 4 RBI, 11 RBI and 4 walks. Lara leads active Cal Leaguers with a .345 average through 97 games and ranks third with a .978 OPS.
: The Mariners California League affiliate, the High Desert Mavericks, will be managed by
, who spent the previous 3 seasons with Clinton. He enters his 6th season in the Mariners organization, including 4 as manager. Menchaca has led his squad to the postseason in each of the last 4 seasons, accumulating a 238-243 (.495) record. Pitching coach
enters his 1st season with High Desert after spending the last 2 seasons with Clinton. Hitting coach
begins his 1st season as coach in the Mariners organization. Venable appeared parts of 12 seasons in the Major Leagues as an outfielder, including stints with the Giants (1979-83), the Expos (1984), the Reds (1985-87), and the Angels (1989-91). Overall he batted .241 (337x1397) with 176 runs scored, 57 doubles, 17 triples, 18 home runs and 128 RBI in 727 career games in the Major Leagues. His son, Will, is currently an outfielder with the San Diego Padres.
begins his 2nd season with Mavericks as trainer and first-year performance coach
round out the Mavericks staff.
A Clinton LumberKings Midwest League
AFFILIATE YEAR: 5th Year STADIUM: Ashford Univerisity Field MANAGER: Scott Steinmann (1st year) PITCHING COACH: Cibney Bello COACH: Brent Johnson TRAINER: Geoff Swanson PERFORMANCE COACH: Taylor Nakamura
: Clinton at Lansing
| PROBABLE STARTER:
Clinton 3 runs, 8 hits, 2 errors Lansing 4 runs, 11 hits, 0 errors
The LumberKings held a 3-2 lead aver 6 innings, but allowed a run in each the 9th and 10th innings as Clinton lost to Lansing 3-4 on Sunday. SS
(2x4, 2 R, SB) and DH
(2x4, RBI) combined for 4 of the team’s 8 hits. Starter
(5.2,4,2,2,1,3) allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 5.2 innings, but did not factor into the decision. RH
Senn Gi Kim
(2.0,3,0,0,0,2) and LH
(0.1,0,0,0,0,0) combined to hold the Lugnuts scoreless over 2.1 innings in relief, while RH
(1.0,3,1,1,0,0) and RH
(0.2,1,1,1,0,0,HR) each allowed a run late in the game.
recorded his 3rd loss of the season after allowing the winning run to score with 2 outs in the bottom of the 10th inning.
has hit safely in 14 of his last 18 games with 5 multi-hit contests. Since July 4, he is batting .353 (18x51) with 7 runs scored, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 6 walks and 3 stolen bases. OF
has hit safely in 6 of his last 7 games, batting .379 (11x29) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 3 RBI, 4 walks and 7 stolen bases.
MIDWEST LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week, July 14-20. Diaz recorded the win in Clinton’s 5-0 win over Greak Lakes on July 17. He limited the Loons to only 3 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 8 in 6.0 shutout innings.