Josh Banks threw a good one, and the Express won 6-2, to move to 9-16. Banks went 6.2IP, 6H/1ER, 1K:3BB. Yorman Bazardo allowed 4H/1ER in 1IP of relief, while Roy Corcoran closed it out with a scoreless 9th. Edwin Maysonet was 3x3 with a walk, and Chris Shelton and Drew Meyer were each 2x4, with Shelton hitting a two-run homer. Collin DeLome also had a two-run double. Jason Castro was 0x4 with 2Ks, and is hitting .221 on the season.
Man of the Match: Chris Shelton
The Hooks were 2x12 w/RISP, and thus lost at Midland 4-2 to put them at 11-14, three games back of the Midland team that beat them, and have lost seven of their last ten games. Sergio Perez threw 6.2IP, 7H/4ER, 3K:1BB, and Nelson Payano closed out the last four outs, striking out three. Hooks batters had nine hits, two each from Steele, Duran, and Van Ostrand, but only got RBIs from Steele and Marcos Cabral.
Man of the Match: Jimmy Van Ostrand - 2x3 with a double and a walk.
The JetHawks got a 5-run inning in the 4th and Shane Wolf threw 7IP, 7H/1ER, 2K:0BB for an 8-1 win over High Desert, and are now 8-16. Ashton Mowdy and Brian Wabick had two scoreless innings in relief. The offense was 6x12 w/RISP, and Jay Austin was 3x5 with a homer and 2RBI. Albert Cartwright, Mark Ori, and Ebert Rosario each had two hits and 4RBI between them.
Man of the Match: Shane Wolf
Kannapolis jumped all over Lexington for an 8-1 win over the Legends, who fell to 11-15. Brandt Walker threw 4.2IP, 4H/5R (4ER), 5K:3BB, and Colton Pitkin gave up 3R - 2ER - in 2.1IP of relief. Kirk Clark and Dan Sarisky held the Intimidators scoreless. The Legends were 1x12 w/RISP, and left eleven on base. Jose Altuve was 2x4 with a walk, Jake Goebbert was 0x2 with 2BB. J.D. Martinez was 1x4 with the run scored. Jiovanni Mier committed his 7th error of the season, and Jonathan Meyer's throwing error made for his 11th of the year.
Man of the Match: Jose Altuve