*** Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Report - April 26th *** From The Sports Network
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS - The Indians continue to roll on, winning five of their last six games, including two of three contests over the weekend, bringing the team's record to 10-4 which places the squad atop the West Division in the International League. Despite going 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in yesterday's contest, Jeffrey Liefer is 8-for-18 with two home runs and five RBI in his last five games. On the mound Ben Hendrickson continues to sparkle, posting two straight victories, allowing just one run in his last 11 1/3 innings of work. The Indians will now head to Louisville for a quick two-game set.
HUNTSVILLE STARS - The Stars' biggest battle thus far this season has been the weather having five of their last seven games postponed. The squad split two games against Tennessee over the weekend bringing its record to 8-6, placing it atop the West Division in the Southern League. Second baseman Rickie Weeks continues to stroke the ball, going 10-for-23 with five runs and three RBI in his last six games. On the mound Tim Bausher made his second start of the season on Saturday, throwing just three innings, allowing three runs on five hits. On the season Bausher is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA.
HIGH DESERT MAVERICKS - Despite winning four of their last six contests, including two of three games over the weekend, the Mavericks still find themselves in last place in the South Division of the California League with a 7-11 record. After going just 4-for-19 in his previous five games, Travis Hinton went 6-for-11 this weekend with two runs scored and two RBI, raising his average to .321 on the season. Dan Boyd who began the season with a nine- game hitting streak has cooled down, going just 4-for-24 with six strikeouts in his last seven games, including just 2-for-8 over the weekend. Bo Hall struggled from the mound yesterday, allowing five runs on 10 hits in five innings, recording his second loss in his last three outings. As a team, the pitching staff has an abysmal 6.24 ERA on the season.
BELOIT SNAPPERS - After losing four straight contests, the Snappers won all three games over the weekend, raising their record to 8-9 which places them fourth in the Western Division of the Midwest League. Outfielder Vinny Rottino extended his hitting streak to 12 games over the weekend, by going 5-for-12 with one long ball, two runs and five RBI. Catcher Lou Palmisano is beginning to find his stroke, posting six hits in 12 at bats over the weekend. Luis Pena continues his brilliance on the mound, winning his second straight game Friday, allowing just three hits in five innings. On the season, Pena has been the squad's best pitcher, allowing just one run in 15 2/3 innings of work.