The Farm Report -- 9/15/2012

Texas and Frisco extended their player development contract through 2018.

DH Mike Napoli struck out four times in four at-bats, thrice swinging.  He's done in Frisco.

Stars of the Day:
AA: Barret Loux, Wilmer Font / Leury Garcia, Chris McGuiness, Ryan Strausborger, Jared Hoying, Jose Felix

AA: at Frisco 5, Springfield 1
Frisco trails best-of-five finals 1-2

Frisco staved off elimination behind a masterful effort from Barret Loux, who no-hit the Cardinals for 5.1 innings and departed with a line of 6.1 innings, two hits, three walks and a run.  He also struck out eight, tying a season high set twice back in April.  Loux fanned seven of his last 12 batters. 

Losing 3-0, Springfield 2B Kolten Wong broke up the no-hitter with a bunt single.   I couldn't get hold of Bob Brenly to ascertain whether that violated baseball's unwritten rules.  CF Oscar Taveras plated Wong with a two-out double. 

Wilmer Font closed out the win with strikeouts to five of six batters faced. 

Catcher Jose Felix scored Frisco's first run on a two-out double in the 3rd by Leury Garcia.  Garcia was 2-4 with two runs drvien in, while Felix was 2-3 with a double and RBI.  Ryan Strausborger reached three times on a walk and two singles, and 1B Chris McGuiness concluded Frisco's scoring in the 7th with a two-out RBI double.  RF Jared Hoying also singled twice and tallied an easy outfield assist when runner Greg Garcia wandered too far off first on a line out.

Cody Buckel will pitch Game 5, if needed.

Today’s Starters:

AA: Wilfredo Boscan vs. Scott Gorgen

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