Nice little day of pitching for the Mariners prospects today with James Paxton starting for Tacoma, Taijuan Walker starting for Jackson and Tyler Pike starting for Clinton.
Yesterday, the Rainiers managed to pull off a 4-3 win, rallying from a three-run deficit. Carlos Triunfel had three hits, including the go-ahead RBI double. The Rainiers also got solid performances from Bobby LaFromboise and Logan Bawcom in the win.
Double A Jackson split a doubleheader with Birmingham. The Generals lost 2-1 to Birmingham in the first game. Chance Ruffin pitced five innings, giving up two runs on three hits with no walks and six strikeouts. Both runs were on solo homers. Vinnie Catricala had a solo homer for Jackson's only run.
The Generals won the second game 6-2 as Gabe Noriega and Leury Bonilla combined to drive in five runs.
Class A High Desert picked up a 9-3 win. Chris Taylor had the key hit - a bases clearing triple.
Class A Clinton picked up a 10-7 win, scoring five runs in the ninth inning. Marcus Littlewood went 3-for-4 with a homer.