Monday Farm Report: MacIver 30th Draft Choice to Sign

Catcher Willie MacIver, the Rockies ninth-round draft out of Washington, has agreed to terms and been assigned to short-season Boise, according to the roster on the team's website. The Rockies were delayed in signing MacIver because Washington advanced to the College World Series, but the Huskies were eliminated last Monday by Oregon State, which plays OREGON State for the championship Monday night.

With MacIver, the Rockies have signed 30 players from the draft. They are expected to sign three more, including second baseman Hunter Stovall, who is on Mississippi State; infielder Kyle Datres of North Carolina, which was eliminated by Oregon State in the College World Series on Wednesday, and right-hander Mitchell Kilkenny of Texas A&M.

In Sunday's Games

AAA Albuquerque (38-37) was off.

AA Hartford (36-37) was off.

High A Lancaster (2-2 2nd half; 35-36) lost 7-2 against Inland Empire. Brandon Gold (5-4, 5.40) allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings, but suffered the loss. Catcher Brian Serven (.253) singled in the ninth, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. Alan Trejo (.278) was hitless, but drove in both runs -- with a sacrifice fly and a ground out. 

Low A Asheville (3-1 2nd half; 30-43) won 6-5 in 11 innings vs. Charleston. Shael Mendoza (.264) scored Casey Golden (.269)  with the game-winning run on a squeeze bunt. The Tourists rallied from a 4-0 first-inning deficit. Bret Boswell (.316) hit a two-run home run in the fifth, and Sean Bouchard (.266) led off the sixth with a home run. Erick Julio (3-1, 4.06) earned the win in relief. Starting pitcher Garrett Schilling (3.46) rebounded from allowing four runs in the first to give up only one run in his final five innings of work.

Short-season A Boise (5-5) won 5-1 at Eugene. Frederis Parra (1-0, 0.82) pitched six shutout innings, giving up six hits and striking out six without walking a batter. Cade Harris (.355) hit his first home run, and shortstop Terrin Vavra (.429) was 3-for-5 with three hits, including a home run.

Rookie Grand Junction (5-5) won 8-7 at Ogden. Grant Lavigne (.500) was 2-for-4 with two RBI, tripling to score a run in third and driving in another run with a ground out. Todd Czinege (.355) hit a home run home run in the fifth. Daniel Montano (.276) was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Reagan Todd (6.23) started and allowed three runs on four hits and a walk, striking out five in 2 1/3 innings. Jesse Lepore (2-0, 3.18) blew a save but earned the victory. Alexander Martinez retired the final four batters for his second save.

Dominican Summer League South (7-12) was off.

Dominican Summer League Notheast (10-9) was off.


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