Headley bangs two; LeBlanc dominant again
Chase Headley
Chase Headley
MadFriars.com
Posted Jun 7, 2007


Only two teams in action on Wednesday and both notched six-run innings on their way to victory. Chase Headley banged out two more homers and Wade LeBlanc had another dominant start.

Portland had a scheduled day off

San Antonio won 11-9 over Frisco (Rangers)

Chase Headley capped a six-run ninth inning to lead the Missions to victory. With two outs and two on, Headley hammered a pitch to left center, his second homer of the game. Headley went 3-for-5, adding a double and driving in four while also drawing a walk. Headley has homered in three straight games, knocking four out of the park over that time. His 12 homers in 56 games matches his total over 129 games in High-A last season. He has a nine-game hitting streak, going 16-for-38 with four doubles and five homers. His 34 extra base hits lead the Texas League.

Peter Ciofrone collected three hits in six at bats, hitting a two-run homer, his fifth, and driving in four. The outfielder has homered in successive games for the first time this year. Wednesday’s bomb was the first time he went deep with a man on base. Ciofrone has notched an RBI in six of his last eight games, plating 10 over that span. He has three three-hit games in his last seven. Ciofrone was credited with an outfield assist, throwing a runner out at home with a relay from Luis Cruz. It is his second outfield assist of the season.

Sean Kazmar snapped out of an 8-for-68 slump by notching his first multi-hit game since May 8. The second baseman went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored. It is the third time this year he has collected multiple extra base hits in a contest. He had scored just one run over his previous 18 games. Since the start of May, Kazmar is hitting .194. He has eight multi-hit games in 54 contests this season.

Lake Elsinore won 7-1 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)

Seth Johnston hit a base clearing double in the sixth inning to plate three, one of two hits on the day. He has doubled twice with the bases loaded this season. It is his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 10-for-16 with three doubles and six RBIs, upping his average from .290 to .325. Johnston is 15-for-39, a .385 average, when he is the designated hitter, as he was on Wednesday. He has, incidentally, hit in every spot in the lineup except fourth.

Wade LeBlanc continued his mastery of the mound, tossing 7.2 innings of one-run ball. He allowed two singles and a solo homer, not walking a batter and striking out eight. The left-hander has allowed one run on seven hits and a walk over his last 22 innings while striking out 24. LeBlanc has allowed one earned run or less in nine of his 12 starts, seeing his ERA drop to a season-low 1.82. The southpaw has allowed three hits or fewer in six of his starts.

Juan Ciriaco went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, snapping a 0-for-15 slump and 3-for-27 start to his California League season. He entered the game without a hit in 11 at bats with runners on base. He has 27 hits in 172 at bats over two leagues, a .167 average. Ciriaco is 3-for-3 in the sixth inning since joining the Storm. Defensively, Ciriaco has committed 13 errors in 45 games over two leagues.

Fort Wayne had a scheduled day off



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