Wednesday Farm Report: Vilade Settling in at Asheville.
Ryan Vilade, the Rockies top draft pick a year ago, is starting to settle in at Low-A Asheville. Vilade, a second-round choice out of Stillwater, Okla., went two-for-three in the Tourists victory on Tuesday. He is now 11-for-32 in his last nine games with seven RBI, raising his average from .209 to .236.
Vilade, 19, is the youngest player on the Tourists' roster by more than two years among position players and 15 months younger than pitcher Riley Pint, the second youngest player on the team. Pint, the Rockies first-round selection in the 2016 draft, is currently on the disabled list.
In Tuesday's Games
AAA Albquerque (30-28) won 5-1 at Iowa. Brett Oberholtzer (2-4, 5.40) allowed one run on four hits and one walk, striking out nine. Garrett Hampson (.277) was three-for-three with a double, walk and two runs scored. Ramile Tapia (.312) tripled and stole home.
AA Hartford (28-30) lost 5-4 in 10 innings at Erie. Brendan Rodgers (.291) doubled home two runs in the fourth, giving the Yard Goats a 4-2 lead, but Erie rallied to tie the game against starter Jack Wynkoop (5.64), who allowed four runs on nine hits, walking two and striking out two in seven innings. Marc Magliaro (3-3, 3.64) suffered the loss, failing to retire a batter in the 10th when he issued a walk and game-ending double.
High A Lancaster (27-31) lost 8-4 against Rancho Cucamonga. Matt Dennis (5.60) pitched seven shutout innings, giving up four hits and three walks striking out five, but Alexander Guillen gave up four runs in the eighth, including a three-run home run, without retiring a batter, and Bryan Baker (1-1, 4.07) allowed four more runs in the ninth. Vince Fernandez (.331) was two-for-three, and hit his eighth home run. Carlos Herrera (.252) hit a three-run home run in the third.
Low A Asheville (21-34) won 11-6 against Rome. The Tourists scored eight runs in the second inning, sending 11 batters to the plate with two outs in the inning. Casey Golden got it started with a home run to tie the score at 1-1. Sean Bouchard had a three-run double. Bret Boswell and Ryan Vilade had RBI singles. Matt McLaughlin and Taylor Snyder drew bases-loaded walks. Nick Kennedy (1-7, 7.14) allowed five runs in six innings for his first victory.