The Express took a 3-0 lead that held up until the 8th, and ultimately lost in 12 to Reno, 5-4. Sergio Perez threw 7IP, 4H/2ER, 5K:5BB, and Yorman Bazardo allowed the tying run in the 8th. Casey Daigle threw 2IP, 1H/0ER, and Roy Corcoran got lit up like a college student - allowing 5H/2ER in 2IP to drop his record to 1-7. Matt Kata was 3x5, Jason Castro was 2x4, and Collin DeLome had an RBI double. Michael Garciaparra hit a pinch-hit RBI single in the 12th to cut the Reno lead to one, but Marcos Cabral grounded out to end the game.
Man of the Match: Sergio Perez
Tyler Lumsden allowed 4ER in 4IP, and that was pretty much all it took for a 5-3 loss to Midland. Lumsden went 4IP, 5H/4ER, 2K:3BB, while Erik Stiller (2IP, 2H/1ER), Brian Wabick (2IP, 2H/0ER), and Edwin Walker (1IP, 1H/0ER) tried to give the Hooks' offense a chance, but 'twas not to be. Koby Clemens was 2x4 with a double for the only extra-base hit of the night. Sutil, Gaston (2BB), Santangelo, and Florentino added the other hits. Barry Butera got a pinch-hit appearance with one out in the bottom of the 9th, with Gaston on 3rd and Duran on 1st, and he promptly GIDPed to end the game.
Man of the Match: Koby Clemens
The JetHawks scored six runs in the bottom of the 9th, but fell short against High Desert in a 9-7 loss. Dallas Keuchel dropped to 1-4, allowing 9H/7R (6ER), with 2K:1BB in 3IP. Mike Modica gave up 3H/2ER in 3IP of relief, while Ashton Mowdy and David Berner were the two pitchers to hold the Mavericks scoreless. Albert Cartwright was 3x5, and Freddy Parejo, David Flores, John Curtis, and Brandon Wikoff had two hits each.
Man of the Match: David Flores
Lexington enjoyed a 7-run 5th on their way to an 11-6 win over Greensboro. David Duncan threw 5IP, 5H/2ER, 2K:0BB with both runs coming on solo homers. Luis Cruz allowed a run in 2IP, and Jose Trinidad gave up one earned and two unearned runs. Jake Goebbert, J.D. Martinez, Kody Hinze, Our Boy Aaron Bray, and Brian Kemp all had two hits each - with Goebbert also drawing two walks - and Hinze getting 3RBI, Martinez and Bray getting 2RBI each. Jiovanni Mier was the only Legend without a hit (not counting Grant Hogue's pinch-hit strikeout), and committed his 13th error of the season.
Man of the Match: Because it's good to see him back in the lineup and have a good one - Aaron Bray.