We'll have game recaps of the Tri-City/Batavia playoff series (look for a preview later today), but this marks the final Eddie's Farm of the season. Which makes me a little sad. And for the last time ever (thanks, Nolan), we lead with...
It just didn't click as Round Rock got shutout by Albuquerque 4-0. Josh Banks threw 7IP, 7H/4ER, 8K:0BB; Gary Majewski threw 1IP, 1H/0ER, 1K:0BB, and Roy Corcoran threw a perfect 9th. (Interestingly enough, Geoff Geary threw the 8th inning for the Isotopes, striking out two and allowing no runs.) Jack Shuck, Collin DeLome, Edwin Maysonet, Brandon Barnes (SB), and John Curtis provided your hits, with Maysonet getting the lone XBH - a double.
Man of the Match: Jack Shuck. A hit, and an outfield assist from CF to home plate.
San Antonio took a 2-0 lead and coasted to a 6-2 win over Corpus. Erick Abreu threw 8IP, 11H/6R (5ER), 4K:2BB and Evan Englebrook struck out two in 1IP. J.D. Martinez was 2x3 with a double (final AVG at Corpus - .302), Koby Clemens hit his 26th homer of the season, and Jon Gaston hit his 13th.
Man of the Match: Koby Clemens
Rancho Cucamonga took a 4-0 lead after the top of the 1st and rode it out for an 11-4 win over Lancaster. Mike Modica got the start, going 4IP, 3H/4R (2ER), 3K:1BB. Brandt Walker allowed 1ER in 2IP, Jose Trinidad allowed 4ER in 1IP, Kyle Godfrey gave up two unearned runs, and David Berner was the only pitcher to escape without any damage. Jay Austin was 2x4 with a double, RBI, and his 54th stolen base of the season. Mark Ori hit a solo homer, and Andy Simunic and Rene Garcia added the other hits.
Man of the Match: Jay Austin
Lexington withstood a late rally for a 6-5 win over Rome. Luis Cruz was dealing, throwing 6IP, 2H/3ER, 8K:2BB. Wander Alvino threw 2IP, 0H/0ER, 1K:0BB, and Kirk Clark got an ugly save, allowing 2H/2ER, 1K:1BB in 1IP. Renzo Tello was 3x3 with two doubles, Jimmy Paredes was 2x4 with a walk and 2RBI, and Jake Goebbert was 2x5 with a stolen base and an RBI - finishing the season with a franchise record 98RBI.
Man of the Match: Jake Goebbert!