Wednesday Farm Report: Boswell Earns SAL POW Honor
Asheville infielder Bret Boswell was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for May 21-27, the first Toursits player to earn the honor this season.
Boswell hit safely in all eight games, compiling a .452 average during the week. He had three doubles, one triple and a home run, scoring six runs and driving in four. He also stole a base. Boswell has a 16-game home hitting streak, and had reached base in 18 consecutive games overall until being held hitless in Tuesday's loss at Rome.
Boswell was the Rockies 10th-round draft choice last June out of the University of Texas. He debuted at short-season Boise, and was selected as the second baseman on the Northwest League post-season All-Star team. Boswell hit .293 and finished second in the NWL with 11 home runs and a .515 slugging percentage.
In Tuesday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (28-25) lost 8-1 at Sacramento, but took three of five games in the series, the Isotopes first ever series win at Sacramento. Yency Almonte (1-3, 7.71) did not allow a run in the first three innings, but gave up five in the fourth and another in the fifth inning before being relieved after 4 2/3 innings of work. Ellioto Soto singled to drive in the Isotopes only run in the fifth.
AA Hartford (26-26) lost 8-4 to Harrisburg. Chris Jensen (0-2, 13.17) allowed five runs, three earned, on five hits and two walks, striking out two in four innings. Mylz Jones had three hits, including a home run in a four-run fourth. Chris Rabago had a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the fourth.
High A Lancaster (25-27) won 7-4 against Inland Empire. Tyler Nevin led off a two-out, four-run rally in the eighth with a single. After Will Abreu singled, Joel Diaz doubled home two runs to give the Jet Hawks a 5-4 lead, and Jacob Bosiokovic followed with a two-run home run. Salvadar Justo earned the victory in relief of Matt Dennis, who allowed four runs in seven innings. Justin Lawrence earned his ninth save.
Low A Asheville (19-30) lost 11-3 at Rome. Lucas Gilbreath (3-3, 7.23) allowed three runs on nine hits, striking out six in five innings. Chad Spanberger was 3-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and his 11th stolen base, and Ramon Marcelino was 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI. Robert Tyler suffered the bulk of the damage, retiring one batter in the seventh but giving up six runs.