Minor League Notebook: Aplin off to good start with Hooks

By From page B9 | April 11, 2014

Minor league teams played abbreviated schedules last week with Andrew Aplin getting off to the best start among players with area ties.

The Vanden High graduate, a center fielder for the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Double A Texas League in the Houston Astros organization, batted .333 (4 for 12) with a double, two runs scored, four RBIs and a stolen base. He also walked six times for a .556 on-base percentage.

Nick Baligod (Fairfield) is on the 7-day disabled list with the Dunedin Blue Jays in the advanced Class A Florida State League in the Toronto organization.

Jonathan Jones (Vanden) played in an 11-5 loss to Trenton for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Toronto’s Double A team in the Eastern League, going 0-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Jim Czaijkowski (Fairfield) is the pitching coach for the Fisher Cats.

For the Frisco RoughRiders, the Texas Rangers’ team in the Texas League, Jordan Brown (Vacaville) was 2 for 9 with a run scored and an RBI.

Ryan Lipkin (Vanden, Solano) got into a 3-1 loss to Arkansas for the Midland RockHounds, Oakland’s team in Texas League, going 0 for 3.

In the Triple A International League, Kris Negron (Vanden) went 0 for 8 for the Louisville Bats in the Reds organization with a walk and a run scored.

Geno Escalante (Rodriguez) is on the roster of the Salem-Keizer Volanoes in the San Francisco Giants farm system, who don’t open their season until June 12.

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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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