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Casey Meisner shines again for Stockton Ports

Casey Meisner put together another strong outing in the Stockton Ports’ win, while the rest of the Oakland A’s system struggled on Sunday.

Casey Meisner / Photo by Chris Lockard
Casey Meisner continues to turn the corner. / Photo by Chris Lockard

Casey Meisner continues to put a poor 2016 and a rough April in his rearview mirror. Meisner threw 6.2 scoreless innings for the Stockton Ports on Sunday in the Ports’ 3-2 win over the Modesto Nuts. Over his last 10 outings, Meisner has a 3.00 ERA and a 60:17 K:BB in 48 innings.

Meisner struck-out six, walked four and allowed two hits in his start on Sunday. The right-hander threw 99 pitches, 59 for strikes.

The Ports scored three runs in the fourth inning but couldn’t manage any more offense. Nolan Blackwood allowed two runs in the eighth inning, but he worked a scoreless ninth to lock down the save.

In his first game since landing on the disabled list on April 15, Sandber Pimentel had two hits in four at-bats, including a key RBI double in the third. James Harris reached base twice and he had an RBI.

The Ports are two games back of the Nuts for the Cal League’s Northern Division first-half title.

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