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White Sox Minor League Update: Sept. 3, 2017

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Dane Dunning throws a shutout in final start of season

Dane Dunning
Jim Margalus

Dane Dunning is a level down from Michael Kopech and Alec Hansen, but he put up a season finale on Sunday that was on par with his fellow pitching prospects.

Dunning threw a seven-inning one-hitter against Salem in the front end of a doubleheader, throwing just 78 pitches even with nine strikeouts. The one measly hit was a measly infield single.

"Those things happen," he said. "It was one of those balls that was just out of my reach and just far enough from [Dash second baseman] Bryant Flete that he couldn't make a play on it. After the game, I joked with him and said, 'Come on, you couldn't have thrown him out?'"

The shutout lowered his ERA below 3.00 for the season -- 2.94 ERA, with a 3.51 ERA over 22 starts in Winston-Salem after a 0.35 ERA over four starts with Kannapolis. He struck out 168 batters to just 38 walks over a career-high 144 innings, although you probably have to add his HBP total (13) to his walks, as that may be a feature of his style.

He doesn’t turn 23 until December, so he’s on an age-appropriate track to be more than the third pitcher in the Adam Eaton deal.

Charlotte 4, Norfolk 3

  • Jake Peter went 2-for-4.
  • Jacob May, 1-for-3 with a sac bunt.
  • Casey Gillaspie was 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • D.J. Peterson was 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk.
  • Eddy Alvarez was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Danny Hayes went 1-for-4 with a double.

Mississippi 7, Birmingham 2

  • Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Nick Basto was 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
  • Courtney Hawkins went 2-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Zack Collins was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Trey Michalczewski, 2-for-4.
  • Jordan Stephens: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 10 K, 3 WP

Winston-Salem 2, Salem 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Jameson Fisher went 0-for-1 with a walk and an HBP.
  • Seby Zavala was 1-for-3 with a stolen base.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes, 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Dane Dunning finished with a flourish: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K

Winston-Salem 3, Salem 2 (Game 2, 8 innings)

  • Seby Zavala was 2-for-4.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes, 0-for-4.
  • Ian Clarkin: 3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Lakewood 8, Kannapolis 0

  • Joel Booker was 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Luis Gonzalez, 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. He was also caught stealing.
  • Blake Rutherford was 0-for-4.
  • Jake Burger, 0-for-3 with an HBP and a K.
  • Gavin Sheets was 1-for-4.
  • Alex Call, 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Evan Skoug went 0-for-3 with a K.
  • Blake Hickman: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  • Andre Davis: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Missoula 9, Great Falls 2

  • Craig Dedelow was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jusin Yurchak went 2-for-4 with a homer.
  • Franklin Reyes, 1-for-4 with a K.