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Miami Marlins Minor League Report: August 3

New Orleans walks-off on a sac fly, Justin Nicolino shines, and Mason Davis and Matt Juengel have four hit days.

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Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs W 4-3 vs. Nashville Sounds

Austin Wates, CF: 1-4, 1 R, 2 BB

Juan Diaz, SS: 2-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI

Rob Brantly, C:  2-3, 1 R, 1 2B

Alex Sanabia, SP: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 7 SO, 0 BB

New Orleans defeated the Nashville sounds 4-3 on Sunday. The third player acquired in the Jarred Cosart deal, Austin Wates, reached base 3 times and is hitting .333 during the early stage of his Marlins career. Juan Diaz also had two extra base hits, including a homerun. The game was up until the 12th inning when a Mark Canha sacrifice fly scored Rob Brantly to give the Zephyrs the win.

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Double A:  Jacksonville Suns W 7-1 @  Huntsville Stars

Austin Nola, SS: 3-5, 2 R, 1 2B

Austin Barnes, C: 2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Brent Keys, RF: 2-3, 2 R

Justin Nicolino, SP: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 SO, 1 BB

The Jacksonville Suns defeated the Huntsville Stars 7-1 Sunday. Justin Nicolino had another good outing, allowing no runs, and five hits through five scoreless innings. Austin Barnes started the scoring early with a first inning two-run homer, and the Suns never looked back.

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Advanced Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads W  9-1 vs. Tampa Yankees

Matt Juengel , LF: 4-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBO

Visoergy Rosa , 1B: 2-3, 2 RBI

Justin Bohn, SS, 1-5, 2 R, 1 RBI

Matt Milroy, SP: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 6 SO, 2 BB,

The Hammerheads won a rain shortened game against the Tampa Yankees 9-1. Jupiter scored early and often, including a five run 4th inning that put the game well out of reach. Matt Juengel had a huge day, smacking 4 hits with 5 RBI, including a double, and a homerun. Matt Milroy turned in one of his best starts of the year, only giving up one run over six innings with six strikeouts.

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Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers @ Delmarva Shorebirds  Postponed, Rain

Short Season Class A: Batavia Muckdogs L  5-7 @. Tri-City ValleyCats

Mason Davis, 2B: 4-5, 2 R, 1 2B

Javier Lopez, SS: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI

Carlos Duran, 1B: 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Gabriel Castellanos, SP: 5.0, 5 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 SO, 3 BB

Batavia fell to the Tri-City ValleyCats 7-5.Gabriel Castellanos struggled, allowing five earned runs in five innings of work. Mason Davis had a big day for the Muckdogs, tallying four hits including a double. The four hit explosion raised his average to .326 in his brief professional career. Davis may have been only a 19th round pick, but he is a player that intrigues me for some reason. He is certainly a guy I will keep my eye on.

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