Memphis took a 3-0 lead into the 6th, and the Express' attempt to mount a rally fizzled. Memphis wins 3-1. Andy Van Hekken threw 6IP, 9H/3ER, 6K:3BB while Chris Sampson and Casey Daigle allowed a hit and struck one out each. The Express only got five hits - two from Edwin Maysonet, and one each from Bellorin, Van Hekken, and an RBI pinch-hit double from German Duran. 1-6 in the order: 0x20, 7K:4BB (2BB from Shuck).
Man of the Match: Edwin Maysonet
You won't win too many games allowing nine runs in an inning. And that's exactly what the Hooks did, with Midland getting nine in the 4th and rolling to a 10-3 win over Corpus. Bubbie Buzachero got the start, allowing 5H/6ER, 2K:3BB, and a balk in 3IP. Three of those runs were courtesy of Arcenio Leon, who allowed 3H/4ER of his own, with 3K:3BB. Evan Englebrook (2IP) and Jailen Peguero (1IP) allowed one hit in the final three innings. Federico Hernandez was 2x3 with a homer and 2RBI, and David Cook hit a solo homer in the 7th, finishing the night 1x3 with a walk.
Man of the Match: Federico Hernandez
Only Lancaster could throw a no-hitter, and still need extra innings to win. Lake Elsinore was blanked in the hits column, but got a run in the 8th, forcing the game to the 10th where the JetHawks put it away for a 3-1 no-no. Five pitchers combined for the feat. Robby Donovan threw 5.2IP, 4K:2BB and got the first 17 Storm batters before walking two straight batters. Edwin Walker walked one in 1.1IP. David Berner made things interesting in the 8th, walking Jesus Lopez, committing a throwing error on a sac bunt by Robert Lara, then making another throwing error on Brad Chalk's sac bunt, scoring Jesus Lopez. With the bases loaded, David Carpenter got a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning. Carpenter pitched the next inning, and Jose Trinidad preserved the no-no in the 10th. Final Tally for JetHawk pitchers: 10IP, 0H/1R (0ER), 9K:6BB. David Flores was 2x4 with a solo homer (2RBI on the night), and Bryce Lane - hitting a robust .316 in his short time at Lancaster - was 2x4 with a double and an RBI. Flores and Lane provided the RBIs in the 10th.
Man of the Match: Robby Donovan
Jeebus. Lexington scored the first run of the game, and then allowed the next 13 for a 13-1 loss to Kannapolis. Zach Grimmett allowed 7H/9ER, 1K:4BB, 2WP in 3.2IP. Mike Schurz walked four (one hit) in 2.1IP, and Dan Sarisky allowed 7H/4R (3ER), 2K:0BB in 2IP. Grant Hogue was 2x3, and Jiovanni Mier, Kody Hinze (RBI), Ben Heath, Jonathan Meyer, and Renzo Tello had your other hits.
Man of the Match: Jiovanni Mier
Tri-City continued Lexington's trend of scoring early, and then getting blasted. Taking a 2-0 lead in the 2nd, Hudson Valley scored 10 of the next 11 runs for a 10-3 win over the ValleyCats. Jake Buchanan allowed 11H/5ER, 4K:0BB in 3.1IP. Murillo Gouvea (2IP, 1H/1ER, 4K:1BB), Adam Champion (0.2IP, 1H/2ER), and John Frawley (2IP, 4H/2ER) all gave up runs in relief. ValleyCats pitchers hit three batters. Ben Orloff was 1x2 with an RBI and two walks; Dan Adamson was 1x3 with a walk and an outfield assist, and Buck Afenir, Adam Bailey, and Jacke Healey (RBI) provided the other hits.
Man of the Match: Ben Orloff
Danville opened up a can on Greeneville, collecting 21 hits in a 10-1 win over the Gastros. Euris Quezada allowed 9H/7ER, 2K:0BB, WP, Balk, HBP in 4.1IP, Rodney Quintero gave up four hits and a walk, (and two runs charged to Quezada) in 1.2IP. Angel Gonzalez allowed 6H/3ER in 2IP, and Justin Harper gave up 2H/0ER in 1IP. Rafael Valenzuela was 2x4 with an RBI, and Delino DeShields (SB), Telvin Nash, Ricardo Garcia (3BB), Ryan Humphrey, and Hector Rodriguez each had hits.
Man of the Match: Ricardo Garcia