Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 7/17

Six M-Braves were selected to the Southern League All-Star Game -

Edward Salcedo, Christian Bethancourt, Jaime Pedroza and Jose Martinez all took part in Southern League All-Star Game Wednesday Night.

Gwinnett Braves – All-Star Break

Ernesto Mejia received a pinch-hit at-bat in the International League All-Star Game Wednesday night, going 0-1 with a K. Gwinnett will return to action tonight.

Mississippi Braves – All-Star Break

Wednesday night was also the Southern League All-Star Game. Team South beat Team North 6-0. Six Braves were selected to the South roster: Edward Salcedo, Christian Bethancourt, Jaime Pedroza, Jose Martinez, Gus Schlosser and Mark Lamm. Salcedo went 1-4 with a run scored. Bethancourt went 1-4 with a single. Jamie Pedroza had a great game, reaching base all four times, going 2-2 with two walks. Jose Martinez went 0-2 as a pinch hitter and designated hitter. Schlosser did not enter to pitch for the South and Lamm was previously promoted to Gwinnett.

Lynchburg Hillcats 1, Potomac Nationals 2

  • Matt Lipka CF: 2-4 – (.280/.324/.399)
  • Levi Hyams 2B: 1-4, HR (1), R – (.103/.235/.172)
  • Josh Elander LF: 1-4 – (.250/.371/.346)
  • Shawn McGill: 1-3, BB – (.260/.348/.390)
  • Ryan Hinson: 6IP, 10H, ER, 0BB, 3K
  • Zach Jadofsky: IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 0K

Lynchburg fell to Potomac last night in a low scoring pitchers' duel. On the mound, 26-year-old LHP Ryan Hinson made his debut for the Braves organization, who had purchased his contract from the Witicha Wingnuts (Independent League). Hinson previously spent time with the Padres after being drafted in the 10th round in 2009. He had a solid debut, giving up one run on 10 hits over six innings. He struck out three and did not issue a walk. Zach Jadofsky also threw an inning, made his first appearance since being promoted from Rome. The defense turned six (6!) double plays on 12 groundballs. The offense put together seven hits, including the first home run of the season from Levi Hyams. Matt Lipka, TC’s 20th ranked prospect, picked up two hits in the leadoff spot.

Lexington Legends 6, Rome Braves 2 (F/10)

  • Kyle Wren CF: 1-4 – (.308/.372/.482)
  • Jose Preaza SS: 1-4 – (.276/.346/.353)
  • Edison Sanchez 1B: 1-4, HR (3), R – (.289/.356/.446)
  • Carlos Franco 3B: 1-4 – (.212/.289/.261)
  • Jason Hursh: 2.2IP, 0H, 0ER, 3BB, 3K (6.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 7K/5BB)
  • Shae Simmons: IP, H, 0ER, BB, K (38 IP, 1.66 ERA 59K/14BB)
  • Cole Nelson: IP, 3H, 4ER, 2BB, K (9.1 IP 9.64 ERA, 11K/7BB)

Rome lost by four last night in a 10 inning affair. They were leading heading into the 9th when Shae Simmons came in and blew his first save of the season, giving up one unearned run. Cole Nelson got knocked around in the 10th allowing five base runners to reach, giving up four. Braves first round pick, and TC’s mid-season #6 prospect, Jason Hursh made his third appearance of the season facing 12 batters. He has yet to give up a run in 6.1 innings. Also, though leading into the 9th, Rome’s offense was punch less, highlighted by an Edison Sanchez home run. Kyle Wren got back on track, reaching on a single.

Danville – PPD (Rain)

Danville had a scheduled doubleheader Wednesday, but both games were postponed due to rain.

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