It was close...for a while. The Express found themselves down 5-4 going into the 8th, and then Omaha broke it open for a 10-4 win. Shane Loux threw 6IP, 4H/5R (4ER), 1K:1BB for the loss, while Evan Englebrook gave up 3H/2ER, 2K:1BB in 2IP and T.J. Burton allowed 1H/2BB, 2ER in 1IP. But Round Rock did some hitting. Bogusevic (RBI), Johnson (RBI), Kata, and Locke had two hits each. Jason Castro hit his 4th HR - a two-run shot - of the season in the 5th inning.
Man of the Match: Jason Castro.
Rough start for Tyler Lumsden as Frisco scored all their runs in the first three innings on their way to a 7-3 win. Lumsden gave up 8H/7ER in 2.1IP, but Erik Stiller and Jeilen Peguero combined for 6.2IP of relief, allowing 3H/0ER (Peguero was perfect in 3IP), 4K:0BB. Fielding was an issue, as well as Florentino, Lumsden, and Clemens all committed errors. Jack Shuck and German Duran had two hits each, Gaston (RBI), Clemens (who was also HBPed twice), Cook, and Cabral (solo HR) each added a hit.
Man of the Match: Jeilen Peguero.
Jeez. Lancaster and High Desert actually traded 8-run innings and High Desert came out on top 16-8. Lancaster had an 8-0 lead, and then gave up 16 UNANSWERED RUNS. Let's run through this: Shane Wolf gave up 10H/6R (4ER) in 3IP. Ashton Mowdy gave up 5H/6R (2ER) in 1.2IP. Brian Wabick allowed 3H/2ER in 1IP. Mike Modica allowed 1H/2ER in 1IP. And David Berner was the only pitcher to not see a Maverick cross home plate in 1IP. Six unearned runs hurts, and can be attributed to Mark Ori and Andy Simunic's errors. Of course, the JetHawks did get 12 hits. David Flores was 3x4 with a homer. Lee Cruz was 2x4 with a grand slam. Federico Hernandez was 2x4, getting both hits - which were both homers - in the same inning. The JetHawks mercifully take a break for the All-Star Game, and won't play again until Thursday.
Man of the Match: Federico Hernandez.
Rough game for the Legends. Dydalewicz gets torched and the Legends can only come up with two hits for a 7-1 loss. Dydalewicz allowed 6H/7ER, 3K:2BB in 2.2IP, and the bullpen of Leon, Schurz, Clark, and Pitkin held Delmarva to 2H/0ER, 10K:3BB in 5.1IP. Jiovanni Mier and Kody Hinze both had doubles, for the only Legends hits of the game, while J.D. Martinez and Grant Hogue walked. Mier also committed his 19th error of the season. Lexington will finish up the series against Delmarva today, and take a break for the All-Star Game.
Man of the Match: Kody Hinze - 1x3, double, and scored the lone run.
Errors by Ben Orloff and Oscar Figueroa led to four unearned runs and the ValleyCats lost 7-3. Bobby Doran threw 2.2IP, 2H/3R (0ER), 3K:0BB. The pitching staff was once again a strikeout machine (or the Connecticut Tigers are strikeout machines. We'll have to reserve judgment on that), striking out 11 Tigers, and walking three. Brendan Stines, Jeiler Castillo, Alex Sogard, Andrew/James Robinson (can we get a verdict on what his name actually is?) and Brandt Walker all made their season debuts. Tyler Burnett was 2x4, and Orloff, Figueroa, Ben Heath, and Renzo Tello had hits. Heath also allowed two passed balls.
Man of the Match: Tyler Burnett.