With a 7-0 lead over Memphis, Round Rock allowed a 6-run 7th inning, but followed it up with a 4-run bottom half and an 11-6 win. Andy Van Hekken threw 6.2IP, 6H/5ER, 3K:4BB. Three of those earned runs came when Yorman Bazardo allowed a grand slam to Allen Craig. T.J. Burton threw a scoreless 9th. Brian Bogusevic was 3x4 with a walk. Tommy Everidge (HR, 2RBI) and Collin DeLome (double, 4RBI) had two hits each, while Ramon Vazquez added two more RBI to the total. Newly-acquired Edwin Bellorin got the start, and went 0x4 with a passed ball. Atta boy.
Man of the Match: Collin DeLome.
Corpus scored the final four runs of the game, but it wasn't enough as NW Arkansas defeats the Hooks 10-9. Henry Villar threw 1IP, 7H/7ER, and it took Nelson Payano (2.1IP, 6H/2ER, 3K:0BB), Jailen Peguero (2.2IP, 1H/0ER, 4K:1BB), and Erick Abreu (2IP, 2H/1ER, 4K:1BB) to finish it off. Why Villar was starting, after spending the first 65 of his previous 68 games (09-10) in the bullpen would be an excellent question. Jhon Florentoni, Koby Clemens (2HR/4RBI), Jon Gaston (2B, RBI), David Cook (2B, BB), and Michael Affronti (HR/2RBI) had two hits each. Meaning that 3-7 in the lineup went a combined 10x21, 3 doubles, 3 homers, 7RBI.
Man of the Match: Koby Clemens
Rough night for the JetHawks as they are on the business end of a three-hit shutout and lose to Inland Empire 5-0. Leandro Cespedes allowed 7H/3R (2ER), 6K:1BB in 5.1IP, while Edwin Walker (3H, 1.2IP), and Ashton Mowdy (2IP) allowed a run each. Still, they could have allowed just one run total, and still lost. The JetHawks didn't get a hit until Brandon Wikoff's single in the 6th, and John Curtis and Andy Simunic provided the other two hits.
Man of the Match: Leandro Cespedes
Oof. 10-2 loss at the hands of Augusta. Robby Donovan allowed 11H/6ER, 2K:1BB, 2HR in 3IP. Jose Trinidad threw 4IP of 1H/0ER (3K) relief, and Mike Schurz gave up 5H/4ER, 3K:1BB, 2HR in 2IP. The offense got seven hits on the night - two each from Jose Altuve and Our Boy Aaron Bray. Kody Hinze, Jiovanni Mier, and Grant Hogue provided the other hits, while Goebbert and Hinze collected the RBIs.
Man of the Match: Jose Trinidad.
A four-run first inning is tough to bounce back from, and Tri-City ends up losing to Batavia, 9-6. Murillo Gouvea lasted 0.2IP, giving up 3H/4ER, 1K:2BB. Brendan Stines threw 2.1IP, 2H/1ER, 2K:2BB, and David Martinez was in long relief, throwing 4IP, allowing 3H/2R (0ER), 4K:1BB. Jason Chowning, Travis Blankenship (1H/1BB, 2R (1ER)), and Andrew Robinson (1K) each got two outs. Ben Heath was 1x3 with a homer, walk, and 4RBI, and Daniel Adamson was 1x4 with a triple and 2RBI. Still four errors were committed for three unearned runs, in a three-run loss: Burnett, two from Adamson, and Enrique Hernandez.
Man of the Match: Ben Heath.
The good news: Kingsport's lineup spots 6-9 went 0x14 against Greeneville. The bad news: 1-5 went a combined 12x21 in a 7-2 win over Greeneville. Ruben Alaniz threw 6IP, 7H/2ER, 1K:1BB. Ryan Cole took the loss with 1ER in 1IP, while Garrett Bullock and B.J. Hagen each gave up 2H/2R (1ER). Errors by Ricardo Garcia and Telvin Nash led to the two unearned runs. Marcus Nidiffer was 2x4, while Nash hit a solo homer and Garcia got an RBI. Ryan Humphrey was 0x3 with 3Ks.
Man of the Match: Ruben Alaniz.