Fresno out-hit the Express 6-5, but Round Rock still won 3-0. Andy Van Hekken threw 7.1IP, 3H/0ER, 3K:3BB in a solid start, and Mark Melancon recorded his first save for the Express with 1.2IP, 3H/0ER, 2K:0BB. Andy Van Hekken got 16 GB/2 FB on the night. Collin DeLome was 2x4 with a 2-run homer, and Brian Bogusevic (1x2, 2BB) provided the other run with his 12th homer of the year.
Man of the Match: Andy Van Hekken
Big controversy in Midland last night. Doug Arguello only threw 1IP, with no explanation given as to why he didn't come out for the 2nd, and a "close" check-swing call went to Midland, scoring the winning run on a walk-off walk. Midland wins 4-3. After Arguello departed, Edwin Walker allowed 5H/3ER, 2K:2BB in 3IP. Bubbie Buzachero DOMINATED with four perfect innings before Jeilen Peguero allowed 3H/1ER, 1K:3BB in 1.1IP for the loss. J.D. Martinez went 3x4 with a double, homer, walk, and 2RBI. David Cook was 3x5 with a solo homer. Koby Clemens was 0x5, and he's 0x13 since returning from the DL.
Man of the Match: I know J.D. Martinez had a hot game, but this goes to Bubbie Buzachero, with four perfect innings.
The JetHawks doubled up Lake Elsinore with a 10-5 win as the JetHawks win their fifth straight game. Leandro Cespedes threw 3.1IP, 5H/4R (3ER), 1K:2BB, 2WP. Shane Wolf got the win with 3.2IP, 2H/1ER, 3K:0BB and Jose Trinidad allowed 3H/0ER in 2IP. John Curtis was 4x5 wutg 2RBI, and Jonathan Villar, Brian Pellegrini, Andy Simunic, David Flores, and Jose Altuve had two hits each. Jay Austin got a hit and a walk, and stole his 49th base of the year.
Man of the Match: John Curtis
Lexington never trailed in this game, and got two 8th inning insurance runs in a 9-6 win over Delmarva. Juan Minaya allowed 5H/5R (2ER), 4K:5BB, Brenden Stines got the win with 2H/1ER, 4K:1BB in 3IP. Wander Alvino and Kirk Clark (24th save) combined for 2.1IP, 2H/0ER. Jake Goebbert was 3x4 with a 2-run homer, Miguel Arrendell (2x4, 2RBI), and Rene Garcia (2x4) had multi-hit games. Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run homer. Grant Hogue was 1x4 with a walk, two runs scored, a stolen base, and an outfield assist.
Man of the Match: Jake Goebbert.
Tri-City jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning and went on to defeat Mahoning Valley 6-2. Bobby Doran threw 5IP, 7H/2ER, 1K:0BB. Joan Belliard, Adam Champion, and Jorge De Leon combined four 4IP, 3H/0ER, 4K:2BB. Ben Orloff, Enrique Hernandez, and Ben Heath had two hits each, while Mike Kvasnicka was 1x4 with a double and 3RBI.
Man of the Match: Mike Kvasnicka
Double-header, thanks to the postponed game Thursday night, with Princeton:
Game 1: Mike Foltynewicz got roughed up in a 13-3 loss, allowing 7H/8ER, 2K:2BB in 2.1IP. Jamaine Cotton allowed 5H/4ER, 1K:2BB in 1IP. Phil Rorabaugh gave up 4H/1ER in 1.2IP and Justin Harper threw a perfect inning. Jhonny Medrano hit a 2-run homer in the 6th. Bryce Lane had the other RBI.
Man of the Match: Jhonny Medrano
Game 2: And Greeneville didn't let it affect them, posting a 4-1 win in Game 2. Gabe Garcia allowed 3H/1ER, 3K:2BB and Jeiler Castillo got the win with 4H/0ER, 3K:1BB in 2.1IP. Garrett Bullock posted his first save with 1H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 2.2IP. Medrano hit his 2nd HR of the day, going 2x3. Rafael Valenzuela was 2x4 with a 2-run HR, and Marcus Nidiffer hit his 9th homer of the season. Ryan Humphrey was 2x3.
Man of the Match: Rafael Valenzuela