Quick Hits: Arcia Shines, Sox and Sounds Split Double Dip

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Orlando Arcia was mobbed by his teammates at home plate following his walk-off home run in game one of the doubleheader. The blast was the first 3-run homer of his career and his first in Triple-A (Photo: Paat Kelly)

Mother Nature finally gave Security Service Field fabulous weather and the Sky Sox and Sounds were able to complete the ever-rare morning/afternoon doubleheader Wednesday. The Sox won the first game 5-4 thanks for Orlando Arcia’s first Triple-A home run, a three-run walk-off blast in the bottom of the seventh inning. The second game went to the Sounds 8-1 as they picked up a complete game from their starter Dillon Overton.

The season series remains split three games apiece. Of interesting note the Sounds have scored 46 runs in 13 games this season 30 (65%!!!!) of them have come in the six games against the Sky Sox.

Hitting Notes from both games:

SS Orlando Arcia was the star of the day for the Sox. The shortstop went 2-for-4 in the first game with the three-run walk-off homer and a total of four runs batted in. The four RBI in one game was the second-most for the Brewers’ top prospect; he recorded a five RBI game on June 24, 2014 with the Brevard County Manatees against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The home run was the 23rd of his minor-league career, his first in AAA and the first three-run homer of his young career as well. Arcia also made two identical, backhanded plays in the hole that were, without a doubt, of big-league caliber. He is certainly the real deal. Through 12 games with the top affiliate, the 21 year old is hitting .289/.320/.400 with 13 hits and 8 RBI.

3B Garin Cecchini reached base four times in the doubleheader with three hits and a walk. He scored the lone Sox run in the second game. Ceech is hitting .324/.359/.378 with the Sox in his first year within the Brewers system.

OF Ben Guez got his first start of the season and tallied two hits for the Sox in the second game.

Pitching Notes from both games:

RHP Junior Guerra got the start in game one and pitched into the sixth inning before handing the keys over to the bullpen. He left in line for the loss allowing 4 runs on 6 hits, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings, but was bailed out by Orlando Arcia’s 3-run homer.

LHP Mitch Lambson pitched the final five outs of the game in scoreless fashion walking and striking out one. He picked up the first win of his season and the 21st of his career.

RHP Ariel Peña made his 2016 debut with the Sky Sox and pitched for the first time since the Brewers opening day on April 4. He went 3-scoreless and allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.

Bullpen Struggles – The bullpen allowed 8 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks in the second game of the doubleheader.

Play of the Day: As if there was any question, Orland Arcia’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the 7th inning of game one. Enjoy!

 

Pregame interview with right-handed pitcher Hiram Burgos: 

See you on the radio,

Dan

@Dan_Acheson

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