Wild one in Oklahoma City last night as the Express ultimately won in 10 innings, 6-5. Wesley Wright started the game with 4IP, 6H/1ER (2R), 2K:2BB, and the Express took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the 9th, when lefty Mitch Moreland hit a 2-run homer off Casey Daigle to tie it up at five. In the 10th, Jason Castro drew a two-out walk and was singled in by Yordany Ramirez for the winning run - and giving Daigle the blown save and the win. Yordany was 3x5 with a SB, homer, and 4RBI, and Bourgeois was 2x5 with two SBs, while Bogusevic, Castro, and Kata had two hits each, as well. Oklahoma City was 5x19 w/RISP, and Castro and Wright each committed errors.
Man of the Match: Yordany Ramirez
Errors by Wladimir Sutil and German Duran led to four unearned runs off Jeremy Johnson, which provided the losing margin in an 8-5 loss to NW Arkansas. Johnson threw 2.2IP, 7H/7R (3ER), 1K:1BB, while Erick Abreu (2.1IP) and C-Lo (2IP) both gave up 2ER in their respective outings. Jack Shuck was 3x5, and Steele, Duran, and Sutil had two hits each. Koby Clemens and Jhon Florentino added two RBI each, while Jon Gaston was 0x4 w/3Ks.
Man of the Match: Jack Shuck
The JetHawks were 0x8 w/RISP (call 'em up!) in a 4-2 loss to Lake Elsinore. Shane Wolf threw 5IP, 4H/2ER, and David Berner allowed 4H/2ER in 1.2IP in relief. Brian Wabick had a perfect 1.1IP, and Pat Urckfitz made things interesting by allowing three baserunners in 1IP. Baserunning mistakes contributed to the "Not Enough Runs After Nine Innings" thing: Mark Ori was caught stealing third, and was picked off second, while Jay Austin was picked off first. Albert Cartwright was 3x3 with a walk, and Jay Austin and David Flores had two hits each. Brandon Wikoff remains hitless on the season, but drew a walk and got an RBI.
Man of the Match: Albert Cartwright
Dadgum. Lexington was all over Kannapolis (who Intimidated nobody) in a 12-1 win. Brandt Walker threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 4K:2BB for the win, and Jose Trinidad (3IP, 1H/0ER, 3K) and Dan Sarisky (1IP, 2H/0ER) held it down in relief. The Legends knocked out 15 hits: three from J.D. Martinez (now hitting .476), and Kody Hinze, two from Jiovanni Mier, Jake Goebbert (4RBI), and Rene Garcia as the Legends were 10x17 w/RISP. It didn't make an impact on the runs allowed, but there were two throwing errors, courtesy of Jonathan Meyer and Miguel Arrendell. It was Meyer's fourth error of the season.
Man of the Match: J.D. Martinez