Round Rock busted open the game in the middle innings on their way to a 6-2 win over Albuquerque. Andy Van Hekken threw 8IP, 6H/1ER, 6K:0BB, needing just 91 pitches to get 24 outs. Chris Sampson allowed two hits and an unearned run in the 9th on Brandon Barnes' fielding error. Jack Shuck was 2x3 with two runs scored, Collin DeLome hit a three-run triple, and Oswaldo Navarro, Drew Locke, and Matt Kata added RBIs.
Man of the Match: Andy Van Hekken
Corpus squandered a 5-1 lead going into the 7th, allowing one in the 7th and three in the 8th, sending it to extra-innings, where San Antonio took it, 7-6. Bubbie Buzachero threw 7IP, 4H/2ER, 2K:1BB, while it took Jose Valdez and Shane Wolf to give up three earned runs - with neither recording an out (though Wolf allowed the run charged to Valdez). Jailen Peguero threw two perfect innings. Then it got bizarre. In the 10th inning, Evan Englebrook came in to pitch, and was ejected before recording an out. Arcenio Leon came in and gave up 3H/2ER. In the bottom half of the 10th, David Cook homered to bring it to one run, and the Hooks couldn't push the tying run across. Ben Heath was 3x4 with a double and 2RBI (and is 6x8 in two starts at Double-A). We already noted Cook's 10th inning HR, and Mike Affronti and Jon Gaston added the other RBIs.
Man of the Match: Bubbie Buzachero
Lancaster jumped on Rancho Cucamonga early, taking a 10-2 lead after three, and riding it out for a 12-5 win. Robby Donovan threw 6IP, 7H/2ER, 5K:1BB, WP, for the win. Brian Wabick threw 2IP, 2H/0ER, 3K:1BB and Jose Trinidad allowed 2H/3ER, 1K:2BB in 1IP. Jose Altuve was 3x5 with a homer in his third straight game and 4RBI. Bryce Lane was 3x4 with two doubles and an RBI. Brian Pellegini was 1x3 with a homer and 2HBPs. Lee Cruz and David Flores also hit homers on the night.
Man of the Match: Jose Altuve
Lexington took advantage of five Rome errors (in addition to ten hits) for a 6-0 win. Jose Cisnero threw 6IP, 4H/0ER, 3K:4BB while Brendan Stines allowed 3H/0ER in 3IP. Jimmy Paredes (SB, HR), Jake Goebbert (2 2B, RBI), Kody Hinze (HR), and Grant Hogue (SB, RBI) had two hits each. Our Boy Aaron Bray was 1x4, and Brian Kemp was 1x4 with a walk.
Man of the Match: Jake Goebbert
Ohhh, it's getting exciting in upstate New York! The ValleyCats allowed runs in the 7th and 8th innings to let Brooklyn tie it up, but Adam Bailey picked a good time to get his 2nd RBI of the game - scoring Tyler Burnett for the game-winning run. ValleyCats win 8-7, Connecticut loses to Aberdeen, and the ValleyCats are a half-game up with one game to play.
Jake Buchanan threw 3IP, 6H/4ER, 1K:1BB, while Mike Ness allowed 2H/1ER, 1K:1BB. Murillo Gouvea is a strikeout machine - getting six of the seven outs he recorded via punchout. Jorge De Leon allowed 3H/1ER, 1K:2BB in 2.2IP for a blown save and a win. Adam Bailey (2RBI) and Chris Wallace (RBI) were each 3x5. Ben Orloff, Tyler Burnett, and Jacke Healey each had two hits, while Austin Wates and Telvin Nash each added homers.
Man of the Match: Adam Bailey
Connecticut plays at 1:35 Central, while the ValleyCats play at 4:00 Central, so they'll know exactly what they're up against by the time they take the field.