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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