Tuesday Farm Report: 8 JetHawks Selected for Cal League All-Star Game
Cal League home run leader Roberto Ramos and seven other members of the Lancaster JetHawks were selected to the California League South Division All-Star team. The game will be played June 19 at The Hangar, Lancaster's home field.
In addition to Ramos, JetHawks selected to be on the South Team are outfielder Vince Fernandez, third baseman Colton Welker, infielder Alan Trejo, and right-handed pitchers Rico Garcia, Reid Humphreys, Justin Lawrence and Heath Holder.
Ramos hit his Cal League-leading 17th home run on Monday night. He also leads the league in OPS, slugging percentage, RBI and extra-base hits.
Fernandez leads the Cal League with a .421 on-base percentage, and is fifth in the league with a .310 batting average.
Welker, who is hitting .302, was the first player to win Cal League Player of the Week honors this season. His 15-game hitting streak April 22-May 9 was the third longest in the league this season.
Trejo has played shortstop and third base. He hit .376 with 20 RBI in a 23-game stretch from April 21-May 23.
Garcia was the JetHawks Opening Night pitcher. He leads the Cal League with 79 1/3 innings and 84 strikeouts, and has a 2.05 ERA in seven starts on the road.
Humphreys ranks second in the Cal League with 12 saves. He has a 2.21 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings.
Lawrence has pitched in a league-high 26 games as a set-up man, compiling a 2.45 ERA with five saves and six holds. Opponents have hit .184 against him.
Holder leads Cal League relievers with an average 14.88 strikeouts per nine innings, striking out 64 batters in 40 innings.
In Monday's Games
AAA Albuquerque (32-32) lost 2-0 at Omaha. David Holmberg (2-5, 5.86) suffered the loss, allowing two unearned runs in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits and struck out six. Jordan Patterson singled and doubled, accounting for two of the Isotopes five hits. The team was shutout for the second time in three days, and fifth time this season.
AA Hartford (29-33) was off.
High A Lancaster (29-35) lost 14-11 at Lake Elsinore. Reliever Kenny Oakley (0-4, 8.10) retired two batters, but allowed five runs on three hits and four walks in suffering the loss. Brandon Gold (5.79) started and allowed eight runs on 10 hits and two walks, striking out four in 5 1/3 innings. Roberto Ramos (.299) hit his 17th home run, and Willie Abreu (.275) was 3-for-5 with two RBI.
Low A Asheville (24-39) lost 6-3 at Charleston, but Ryan Vilade, 19, the Rockies second-round and highest selection in last year's draft, continued his recent surge. Vilade hit a home run in the fourth and then doubled and scored to tie the score 3-3 in the top of the eighth. Vilade has raised his average from 217 to .247 in the last 15 days. Reliever Austin Moore (0-2, 6.39) gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth to suffer the loss. Garrett Schilling (2.71) started and allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk, striking out two in six innings.