The Express gave up five in the top of the 7th to provide the margin in a 7-3 loss to New Orleans in the home opener. Polin Trinidad threw 5IP, 2H/2R (1ER), 4K:2BB, and the Express had a 3-2 lead in the 7th when Jared Wells came in and gave up 5ER on 5H/1BB in 0.2IP. Round Rock only got five hits on the night, including a double by Shelton and a triple by Maysonet. Bourgeois had a hit and his 10th stolen base on the season.
Man of the Match: Polin Trinidad
Postponed, due to wet field, and will be played as part of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Rancho Cucamonga was all over Lancaster early and often in a 9-1 win over the JetHawks. Brad Dydalewicz gave up 4H/5ER, 3K:2BB in 4IP, while Edwin Walker and Kyle Godfrey each gave up two earned runs. Pat Urckfitz was the only JetHawk pitcher to not allow a run. And there wasn't much going on offensively. Freddy Parejo was 2x4 for the only multi-hit game, while Jay Austin scored the lone run after a double, and Mark Ori had the lone RBI. Barry Butera got on base twice, once via the hit, and once via the lone walk.
Man of the Match: Barry Butera
Rain shortened the Legends game against the Greenville Drive, and if they had played the full nine, they might have scored 100 runs combined. Lexington wins 12-8. Lexington jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first, Greenville answered with five in the 2nd and two in the 3rd before the Legends came back with five in the bottom of the 3rd. Jose Cisnero gave up 4H/7R (5ER), 3K:2BB in 3IP, and Nathan Pettus cleaned it up - and got the win - with 3IP of perfect relief, striking out five. Kirk Clark gave up an earned run in the 7th. And it was a big day for Kody Hinze, who was 3x4 with 2HR, including a 1st-inning grand slam, finishing with 6RBI. Jonathan Meyer was also 3x4, Jake Goebbert was 2x3 (2RBI), Jiovanni Mier was 2x3, and Grant Hogue was 2x4 with his 4th stolen base of the season. Good thing Jonathan Meyer is hitting .389, because he committed his 7th error of the season, leading to two unearned runs.
Man of the Match: Kody Hinze