Round Rock blows a 3-run lead in the 4th, but then scores the final four runs for a 7-3 win. Andy Van Hekken threw a complete game 9IP, 8H/3ER, 2K:1BB, needing just 104 pitches to give the bullpen the night off. Of the eight hits Van Hekken gave up, four were to Prentice Redman. The Express used only nine players on offense, and got two-hit games out of Meyer, Kata (2x5, 2B), Locke (2x5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI), Cook (2x3, 2RBI, BB), and Ramirez (2x4, RBI). Drew Meyer hit a two-run homer in the 6th. Sutil and Van Hekken were the only Express...ers to not get a hit, but Sutil drew two walks.
Man of the Match: Drew Meyer
San Antonio scored two runs in the 8th for the go-ahead 3-2 win over Corpus. Doug Arguello threw 6IP, 5H/1R (0ER), 3K:1BB. Fernando Abad - in his triumphant return from the DL - threw 1IP, 1H/0ER, 0K:1BB. Matt Nevarez blew the save and took the loss, allowing 2H/2ER, 1BB. Two-hit games came from Barry Butera (2x4, R) and Lou Santangelo (2x4, R, 2B). Jack Shuck and German Duran had the RBI.
Man of the Match: Doug Arguello.
Tri-City had a 1-0 lead going into the 8th, and then gave it up, and then gave up the game-winner in the 11th for a 2-1 loss to Vermont. Carlos Quevedo threw 6IP, 3H/0ER, 3K:0BB. Joan Belliard and Travis Blankenship held Vermont, though Blankenship allowed the baserunner who later scored on Brendan Stines, giving him the loss. Tri-City managed five hits (two from Daniel Adamson), and none for extra-bases. Tyler Burnett was 1x3 with a run, and drew two walks. Catcher Buck Afenir was 0x4 and left four ValleyCats in scoring position with two outs.
Man of the Match: Carlos Quevedo
Greeneville scored two in the top of the first, and then allowed nine of the next ten runs for a 9-3 loss to Burlington. Angel Gonzalez threw 3IP, 3H/5ER, 1K:2BB for the loss. Andrea Lucati threw 2IP, 3H/1ER, 1K:2BB; Ryan Cole and Brian Streilein threw perfect innings; Justin Harper allowed 3ER, 1K:2BB in 0.1IP, and Jamaine Cotton gave up a hit in 0.2IP. Burlington stole six bases off the catching platoon of Bubby Williams and Ryan McCurdy (three each). Ricardo Garcia (2x5, RBI), Emilio King (2x4, 2B), and Bubby Wililams (2x4, 2B, HR, 2RBI) had the multi-hit games. Jonathan Merritt, Jhonny Medrano, Ryan Humphrey, and Hector Rodriguez added hits.
Man of the Match: Bubby Williams, despite the three SBs.
An 8-run inning is hard to overcome. And following that up with a 3-run inning is even harded. GCL Astros lose to the GCL Nationals 12-1. Danilo Del Rio gave up 4H/3R (2ER), 1K:3BB in 4IP. Jeremiah Meiners had a rough pro debut, allowing 6H/6ER and not recording an out, while Rafael Feliz gave up 2H/3ER, 1K:3BB in 3IP. Emmanuel Cedano was the only reliever to not give up a run with a scoreless 8th. Geber Suniaga (2x4, SB) had two of the GCL Astros' five hits, while Jose Vallejo (1x3, 3B, BB), Jose Vargas, and Garen Wright (1x4, SB) provided the other three hits.
Man of the Match: Geber Suniaga.