There were many fine performances at the plate on Saturday, but none better than the one turned in by Jeremy Baltz. (Photo Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

April 6th Honor Roll: Ben Alsup and Jeremy Baltz

No fewer than six batters in the minors had four or more hits during Saturday’s games. The best performance at the plate came off the bat of 22-year outfielder Jeremy Baltz. The Padres 2nd round pick in last June’s draft, notched three extra-base hits and six RBI on the day.

On the pitching side of the coin it was Ben Alsup, the Rockies 18th round pick from the 2011 draft class, that stole the show. He struck out more batters than any other pitcher on the day and did it without surrendering a run or a walk over seven innings.

Pitcher of the Day: COL – Ben Alsup, Modesto Nuts (A+): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 SO

Hitter of the Day: SD – Jeremy Baltz, Fort Wayne Tin Caps (A): 3-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI

Honorable Mentions from the Mound:

BAL – Jair Jurrjens, Norfolk Tides (AAA): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

COL – Drew Pomeranz, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA): 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO

HOU – Asher Wojciechowski, Corpus Christi Hooks (AA): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

MIA – Adam Conley, Jacksonville Suns (AA): 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO

PHI – Shane Watson, Lakewood BlueClaws (A): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

SD – Justin Hancock, Fort Wayne Tin Caps (A): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1, BB, 7 SO

TB – Jake Floethe, Charlotte Stone Crabs (A+): 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

WSH – Paul Demny, Harrisburg Senators (AA): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

WSH – Taylor Jordan, Potomac Nationals (A+): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO

Honorable Mentions from the Plate:

ARZ – Jon Griffin, Mobile BayBears (AA): 3-3, 2 R, 3B, RBI, BB

ATL – David Rohm, Lynchburg Hillcats (A+): 4-5, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI

DET – Jeff McVaney, Lakeland Flying Tigers (A+): 4-5, R, 2B, RBI

HOU – Carlos Correa, Quad Cities River Bandits (A): 4-7, R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, SO, SB

OAK – Michael Fabiaschi, Stockton Ports (A+): 2-3, 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

PIT – Andrew Lambo, Altoona Curve (AA): 3-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, RBI, BB

SD – Tommy Medica, San Antonio Missions (AA): 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, SO

SF – Roger Kieschnick, Fresno Grizzlies (AAA): 4-5, R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

TEX – Nick Williams, Hickory Crawdads (A): 4-8, 3 R, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SO (over two games)

TOR – Andy LaRoche, Buffalo Bisons (AAA): 4-6, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI, SB

Tags: Ben Alsup Colorado Rockies Fort Wayne Tin Caps Jeremy Baltz

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