Former Crowder and current Single-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks (Colorado) outfielder Sam Hilliard owns a seven-game hitting streak and remains the California League leader in RBI entering Thursday night’s action.

Former Crowder and current Single-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks (Colorado) outfielder Sam Hilliard owns a seven-game hitting streak and remains the California League leader in RBI entering Thursday night’s action.
Hilliard stands at the top of the RBI leaderboard with 81, just one ahead of the next player.
On the season, after 117 games played, Hilliard owned a .294 average (138 for 469) with 81 runs scored, 20 doubles, six triples, 18 home runs, and 34 stolen bases in 48 attempts. He’s wielding a .478 slugging percentage and a .827 OPS (on-base and slugging percentage).
Hilliard earned midseason all-star honors for the JetHawks, following up on his midseason all-star honors the previous season for the Asheville Tourists of the South Atlantic League.
The Rockies made Hilliard a 15th round selection in the 2015 MLB Draft. Hilliard’s set career highs in multiple offensive categories this season.

Clark takes no-decision Wednesday
Former Crowder and current Single-A Greensboro Grasshoppers (Miami) pitcher Ethan Clark mixed the good, the bad, and the ugly in his start Wednesday night against the Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore).
Let’s see here, Clark struck out six for some good, but he also walked five and that’s both bad and ugly. However, Clark surrendered just a single run (on a home run) over his 5 2/3 innings and took a no-decision.
Clark’s no-decision means that his mark stays at 5-3 overall this season and 2-1 for the Grasshoppers since his trade from the Tampa Bay Rays organization.
Clark’s other seasonal numbers include a 2.75 ERA, 91 2/3 innings pitched, and 92 strikeouts.
Clark and fellow prospect Braxton Lee were traded from the Rays for MLB shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, known more for his defensive qualities.
Lee is the leading hitter in the Double-A Southern League.
Hechavarria batted .213 (29-136) in his first 40 games for the Rays, who are currently third place in the American League East behind Boston and New York, respectively.

Other former Crowder players
Jalen Beeks, Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston): 10-5, 2.70 ERA, 22 games, 22 starts, one complete game, one shutout, 123 1/3 innings, 134 strikeouts, 45 walks. Pitched first nine games this season with Double-A Portland. Scheduled for next start Saturday against the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland) and their starter Ryan Merritt.
Connor Eller, Single-A Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto): 2-5, 4.28 ERA, 32 games, no starts, two saves, four save opportunities, 54 2/3 innings, 33 strikeouts, 32 walks.
Mike Kickham, Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes (Miami): 7-8, 4.03 ERA, 23 games, 21 stars, two complete games, one start, 120 2/3 innings, 105 strikeouts, 21 walks. Pitched first 18 games for Double-A Jacksonville. Scheduled for next start tonight against the Round Rock Express (Texas) and their starter Nick Martinez.
Zach Matson, Single-A Short Season Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore): 0-0, 4.15 ERA, 13 games, no starts, one save opportunity, 17 1/3 innings, 22 strikeouts, six walks.
Mark Reyes, Single-A Advanced San Jose Giants (San Francisco): 4-13, 5.88 ERA, 23 games, 19 starts, 101 innings, 52 strikeouts, 69 walks. Scheduled for next start Saturday against the Visalia Rawhide (Arizona) and their starter Bo Takahashi.
Andrew Schwaab, Double-A Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees): 5-2, 3.99 ERA, 33 games, no starts, 47 1/3 innings, 44 strikeouts, 16 walks. Pitched first 26 games with Single-A Tampa.
Trey Turner, GCL Nationals (Washington): Seven-day disabled list.
Kyle Wilson, GCL Mets (New York): 1-1, 1.80 ERA, four games, no starts, five innings, five strikeouts, two walks.