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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap 9/1: Another Kingham complete game

Nolan Kingham tosses another complete game while Trey Harris fills up the boxscore once again.

Atlanta Braves prospects having fun in Rome. Eric Cole

Gwinnett Stripers 1, Durham Bulls 3

Box Score

  • Drew Waters, RF: 1-4, SB, .737 OPS
  • Cristian Pache, CF: 1-3, .690 OPS
  • Austin Riley, DH: 0-4, .994 OPS
  • Touki Toussaint, SP: 4.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K, 7.49 ERA

Touki Toussaint’s forgettable season has come to an end in the minors, as his command once again gave him issues. Touki gave up three runs over four and two thirds, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out seven. Philip Pfeifer pitched the next two and a third innings, giving up two hits and a walk- but no runs, while striking out five of the seven outs he recorded. Finally Ben Rowen pitched a scoreless inning to close this one out in the loss column.

The Stripers offense was non-existent on Sunday picking up a run on just five singles and no extra base hits. Luckily both Cristian Pache and Drew Waters picked up hits, with Waters also adding a steal. Alex Jackson added another hit, and picked a runner off at second base. The other two hits came from Jack Lopez and spring training hero Pedro Florimon.

Mississippi Braves 9, Chattanooga Lookouts 2

Box Score

  • Trey Harris, RF: 3-5, 2B, SB, RBI, .721 OPS
  • William Contreras, C: 2-5, RBI, 2 R, .646 OPS
  • Riley Unroe, 3B: 1-3, 2 BB, 3 RBI, .746 OPS
  • Nolan Kingham, SP: 9 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3.79 ERA

In his final start of the season Nolan Kingham pitched his fourth complete game of the season, and the first in his six outings with Mississippi. Kingham allowed a pair of runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three, needing just 96 pitches for the complete game. He finishes the year 7-12 with a 3.92 ERA across three different levels.

Trey Harris just keeps on hitting. It doesn’t matter where you put him, the man produces, and yesterday he had three hits, including a double, a steal, and an RBI in five at bats. There is no question who the Braves minor league MVP among hitters has been this year, even as good as Drew Waters and Cristian Pache have been. William Contreras went two for five with an RBI of his own, becoming the second Brave with a multi-hit game. Riley Unroe didn’t join the multi-hit group but went one for three, drew two walks, stole a base, and picked up three RBI out of the leadoff spot. Ryan Casteel also had one hit, but picked up a pair of RBI. Greyson Jenista went one for three with a walk.

Florida Fire Frogs - Cancelled

Florida and rain just go together so well. Unfortunately it means yet another cancelled baseball game, though this time it’s due to the Hurricane.

Rome Braves 2, Asheville Tourists 7

Box Score

  • Shea Langeliers, C: 2-4, 2B, .653 OPS
  • Brendan Venter, 3B: 1-2, HR, RBI, HBP, .674 OPS
  • Dilmer Mejia, SP: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 2.66 ERA

After giving up three runs over six innings, Dilmer Mejia took the loss in his final start of the season. Mejia, who pitched to a 2.66 ERA on the year, finishes 8-5. Jake Higginbotham finished the final three innings, allowing four runs on a pair of hits and a pair of walks, including a three run homer with two out in the ninth. Higginbotham pitched better than the final line indicates, but with that homer he sees his ERA rise above three on the season.

With a single and a double Shea Langeliers finished with two of the five Rome hits in this one. Brendan Venter had one of the other hits, a solo homer in the sixth inning, while Michael Harris ended up one for four with the game’s other RBI. Jeremy Fernandez had the final hit of the game for the Braves.

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