A pulled groin/stomach bug sidelined The Constable from attending this game. He says the two are unrelated, but I'm not so sure. Anyhow, he missed a good one, as the RedHawks battled for a 6-5 win to earn the series split. Ryan Rowland-Smith lasted 2IP, giving up 6H/4ER, 3K:1BB, 2HR. Fernando Rodriguez struck out five batters in 3IP of relief. After Chacin gave up a run, Casey Fien came in and struck out five of the six batters he faced, but took the Blown Save/Win (giving up the run charged to Chacin), and Jose Valdez locked it down for his second save. Tommy Manzella was 3x5 with a double/2RBI, Koby Clemens was 2x4 with his first HR of the season and 4RBI, and Carlos Corporan added two hits, as well.
Man of the Match: Koby Clemens - a homer, and the GWRBI.
Corpus took the opener from Tulsa in fine fashion, winning 8-2, snapping an L3 streak. Jonnathan Aristil threw 4.2IP, 3H/2R (1ER), 4K:2BB and Erick Abreu got the win. Patrick Urckfitz threw 2IP, allowing 2H, and David Carpenter continued his scoreless streak with a 1IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:0BB performance. Jimmy Paredes was 3x4 with 3R, 2B, and 2SB. Jon Gaston (2B, 2RBI) and T.J. Steele (2B, RBI, SB) had two hits each. J.D. Martinez hit his 1st HR of the season off Christian Friedrich and finished the day 1x3, HR, 4RBI.
Man of the Match: Jimmy Paredes
The JetHawks tried to rally in the 9th, but fell short for a 5-3 loss at Rancho Cucamonga. Robby Donovan threw 4IP, 7H/3ER, 2K:4BB for the loss, while Wander Alvino threw 3IP, 2H/0ER, 4K:2BB, and Mike Ness gave up 2H/2ER, 1K:2BB. Jay Austin was 2x4 with a walk, but was an adventure on the basepaths, stealing two bases, but getting picked off and caught stealing. Ben Heath was 0x2, but drew two walks in another appearance at DH (seriously, why isn't he behind the plate?).
Man of the Match: Jay Austin
Lexington dominated Hagerstown in the series closer, winning 7-0. Tanner Bushue did work, throwing 8IP, 5H/0ER, 4K:2BB and Brian Streilein closed it out, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jiovanni Mier was 2x3 with 2BB, while Chris Wallace (2B, RBI), Mike Kvasnicka (2B, BB, RBI), Enrique Hernandez, and Tyler Burnett (2B) had two hits each. Telvin Nash hit a two-run shot in the 4th, followed by a solo homer from Dan Adamson.
Man of the Match: Tanner Bushue