Iowa scored three in the top of the 9th, but it wasn't enough as the Express win 6-4. Josh Banks threw 8.2IP, 8H/4R (1ER), 1K:1BB for his 6th win of the season. Matt Kata was 3x4 with 5RBI (!), while Jason Castro and Brian Bogusevic were both 2x4 with a walk.
Man of the Match: Matt Kata
Springfield pitcher Brian Broderick dominated the Hooks, throwing a complete game, two hit shutout for a 9-0 win. Jordan Lyles threw 6IP, 6H/5R (2ER), 5K:3BB and gave up two homers. Edwin Walker and Nelson Payano threw 3IP, 7H/4ER, 3K:1BB. German Duran and Jimmy Van Ostrand got the two hits.
Man of the Match: Uh. Lyles?
The JetHawks dropped to 16-38 after a 4-2 loss to Rancho Cucamonga. Shane Wolf threw 5.2IP, 11H/4ER, 4K:2BB. Leandro Cespedes and David Berner combined for 2.1IP, 0H/0ER, 4K:0BB (Berner struck out the side in the 8th). Brandon Barnes was 2x4 with a solo homer. But Cartwright, Barnes, Flores, Hernandez, and Rosario all struck out twice.
Man of the Match: Brandon Barnes
West Virginia scored four in the first inning and that was enough, despite a 9th inning surge, to beat Lexington 4-3. Jose Cisnero threw 5IP, 3H/0ER (4R), 5K:2BB and Zach Grimmett threw four perfect innings - with six Ks - to close out the game. Aaron Bray was 2x3 with a triple, walk, and an RBI. J.D. Martinez also had a triple and two runs scored. With the bases loaded, down by one, Brian Kemp GIDPed to end the game.
Man of the Match: Zach Grimmett.