2-5 night for Eddie's Farm with wins from Round Rock and Lexington.
The Express broke out the bats, hitting three homers (Yordany, Bogusevic, Manzella), defeating Albuquerque 9-2 last night. Bogusevic's 3-run shot capped a 3RBI, 3x5 night, while Jason Smith, Chris Johnson, and Brian Esposito each had multi-hit games. Yordany's HR was a 2-runner, and Manzella's was a 3-run homer. That means eight of the nine Express runs came on homers. Yorman Bazardo threw 7IP, 5H/1ER, 4K:4BB for the win, and Brocail threw a perfect inning with a K in his first rehab assignment since being injured in Atlanta.
The Hooks were the victims of a walkoff at the hands of Midland. After tying the game with two runs in the 8th, Midland's Matthew Spencer scored Josh Horton for a 5-4 win. Jhon Florentino committed an error, allowing Joshua Horton to reach 2nd in what seems like could have been a double play. But he did commit that error, and Ryan McKeller was saddled with an unearned run, and the loss. Even so, the 3-4-5 of Locke, Castro, and Van Ostrand were 6x12 with 3RBI (all JVO's). Andy Van Hekken threw 6IP, 7H/3ER.
Stockton rode a 5-run 5th, followed by a 3-run 6th to ride out an 11-6 win over Lancaster. Jemile Weeks, younger brother of Rickie Weeks, was 5x6. Stockton got 10 extra-base hits off the JetHawks' pitchers. Jon Gaston hit two homers, and Koby Clemens had two hits to account for four of Lancaster's 10 hits. David Flores also hit a 2-run HR. Bryan Hallberg threw 4IP, 10H/6ER, while Ashton Mowdy threw 2.1IP, 6H/3ER, and Chris Salamida allowed 2ER in 2.2IP.
Lexington got three runs in the top of the 11th to defeat Lakewood 5-2. Brian Pellegrini and Eric Suttle had four of the Legends' seven hits. Michael Diaz' two-run single in the 11th, followed by Ebert Rosario's sac fly sealed the win. Brad Dydalewicz threw 7.1IP, 4H/2ER, 7K:3BB, Kyle Godfrey threw 2.1IP of scoreless relief, and Pat Urckfitz threw 1.1IP for the win.
The Auburn Doubledays beat Tri-City 9-3 to extend the ValleyCats' losing streak to five games. They're now 4-16 in July, thanks to a three-game sweep of State College. Brandon Wikoff and J.D. Martinez had two hits each, while Nick Stanley and Rene Garcia provided the only other hits. Martinez hit a three-run homer in the 8th for all the ValleyCats' runs. And it was a rough night for the pitching staff. Zach Grimmett threw 5.2IP, 7H/4ER; Antonio Noguera threw 1IP, 2H/2ER, and Scott Migl gave up 3ER in 2.1IP.
Greeneville scored a run in the bottom of the 1st, but that was it as they lost to Kingsport 4-1. Jose Altuve hit a leadoff homer for the run, and Ryan Humphrey provided the only other hit in the loss. Greeneville has lost six straight. Kingsport retired 15 straight between Altuve's homer, followed by Hogue's HBP, and Ryan Humphrey's 6th inning single. Carlos Quevedo threw 5IP, 2H/1R (0ER), and Joan Belliard got the loss with 1.1IP, 1H/2ER, 0K:1BB. Nathan Pettus and Dan Sarisky threw 2.2IP of 3H/1R (0ER), 3K:0BB relief.
And the GCL Astros completed the day with a 6-3 loss to the GCL Nationals. Pedro Feliz (not that one) was 2x4 with an RBI, and Kody Hinze got the only XBH with a double. It got away from SP Ricardo Batista with 3IP, 5H/5ER, but Rafael Pio and Carlos Gil threw 5IP, combining for 2H/1ER, 5K:0BB.