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Baseball Notebook: Vanden grads Negron, Aplin making their mark

Kris Negron, Aaron Hill

Cincinnati Reds' Kris Negron is tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, right, at third base after Negron as caught in a rundown between second and third base in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Cincinnati. Arizona won 5-4. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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From page B1 | August 02, 2014 |

Kris Negron and Andrew Aplin barely missed each other at Vanden High – the former graduated in the spring of 2004, the latter started that fall – but they may soon both be in the major leagues.

Negron continues to play in the middle infield for the Cincinnati Reds since being called up from Triple-A Louisville on July 10.

He made news by hitting a pinch-hit home run against Milwaukee on July 21, was hit on the head by an errant pickoff throw by Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez on July 23 and got caught in your typical 1-5-6-4-1-6-4 rundown against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

For the season Negron is batting .222 (6 for 27) with two home runs and four RBIs.

Aplin, an outfielder in the Houston Astros organization, was moved up from Double-A Corpus Cristi in the Texas League to Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League.

Aplin went 0-4 for in his debut with the RedHawks on Friday. While with the Hooks, the Texas League Mid-Season All-Star batted .267 with 11 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 50 RBIs, 49 runs scored and 21 stolen bases.

Another of the RedHawks players is Max Stassi, who played for Yuba City against Aplin’s Vikings in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Drew Carpenter (Vacaville) returned to Northern California on Wednesday, getting the start for the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ affiliate in the PCL, against the Sacramento River Cats.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound right-hander took the loss, going four innings while giving up six hits and five runs (four earned) with five walks and four strikeouts. Carpenter is 2-1 with Albuquerque with a 7.76 earned run average.

Nick Baligod (Fairfield), an outfielder with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A advanced Florida State League, wrapped up a good July by going 3 for 4 against St. Lucie, his second 3 for 4 outing in the span of four days. During the month he batted .283 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 RBIs.

Also with the Blue Jays organization, Jonathan Jones (Vanden) remains on the Temporary Inactive List with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Double-A Eastern League. The outfielder hasn’t played since June 26 and is hitting .233 in 56 games with one home run and 15 RBIs.

Also sidelined is Ryan Lipkin (Vanden), a catcher with the Stockton Ports, the Oakland A’s Class A California League team. Lipkin, who’s batting .344 in 10 games with the Ports, is on the 7-day Disabled List.

Geno Escalante (Rodriguez) remains on the active list with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, the San Francisco Giants’ team Class A short season Northwest League. He last saw action on July 3 and is hitting .173 in 15 games with the Volcanoes.

Despite going 0 for 9 over his last three games in June, Jordan Brown (Vacaville) of the Piratas de Campeche in the Triple-A Mexican League had a decent month, batting .286 with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 27 games. In 50 games with the Piratas, Brown is batting .328 with six home runs and 32 RBIs.

Chris Elder (Armijo, Solano) ended his July and started his August on a good note with the Evansville Otters of the Independent Frontier League. The outfielder batted .500 (6 for 12) over the last four games of July and started off August by going 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs in a 12-11 win over River City.

Dustin Crenshaw (Solano) of the Gary SouthShore RailCats pitched a scoreless inning – despite giving up two hits – for the North in the American Association All-Star Game. He had a no-decision in a 7-6 loss to Sioux City and went seven innings to get the win in a 9-2 thumping of Amarillo to improve to 7-4 on the season.

Kagen Hopkins (Vacaville, Solano) made the most of his first two starts for the RailCats, picking up wins over Sioux City and Kansas City. He pitched a combined 10 1-3 innings, giving up three runs and eight hits while striking out six and walking two.

Also for Gary SouthShore, Ethan Gibbons (Armijo, Solano) saw his ERA jump to a season-high 2.79 after giving up two runs to Sioux City on July 24 and one run to Kansas City on Wednesday, his last two outings.

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646 ext. 264, or pfarmer@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.
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