Corpus (4-3), 0.5 GB (46-31 overall)
Jeebus. Corpus put up 13 runs to begin the game before Springfield got a token run in the 8th for a 13-1 win. Ruben Alaniz threw 6IP, 5H/0ER, 1K:2BB; Kenny Long allowed 4H/1ER, 1K:0BB in 2IP; and Carlos Quevedo allowed 1H/0ER in 1IP.
Okay. This starts with Max Stassi. He was 4x5 with a double, two homers (including a grand slam), eight RBI and three runs scored. He was 4x43 in June before tonight, with one extra-base hit and seven RBI. Jonathan Meyer (HR, BB, 2RBI), Zach Johnson, Michael Burgess (2B, HR), Jio Mier, and Drew Muren (SB, RBI, OF assist) had two hits each. Enrique Hernandez was 1x3 with 2BB.
Man of the Match: Max Stassi.
Lancaster (7-0), 2.0 up
Lancaster needed a 5-run 8th inning to provide insurance runs needed in an 11-7 win over Bakersfield to improve their 2nd Half record to 7-0.
Quad Cities (5-1), 1 GB (43-32 overall)
Peoria put up two in the 3rd, and while QC got one back, the Chiefs end up winning 3-1. Jordan Jankowski threw 5IP, 3H/2R (1ER), 5K:0BB; Mike Hauschild allowed 3H/1R (0ER), 3K:1BB and Gera Sanchez threw a perfect 8th.Tommy Shirley threw 4IP, 1H/0ER, 5K:2BB; Cameron Lamb allowed 3H/2ER without recording an out - Theron Geith threw a scoreless inning; Aaron West allowed 7H/5ER, 3K:0BB in 3IP; and Mike Dimock allowed 1H/0ER in 1IP.
Tyler Heineman was 3x5 with 2HR/5RBI; Andrew Aplin, Telvin Nash (2B, HR, RBI) and Chris Epps (HR/2RBI) had two hits each. Nolan Fontana drew two walks
Man of the Match: Tyler Heineman
Not that we would have known it from any of the Astros' intrepid reporters, but Carlos Correa appears to be fine, getting a hit and a walk; Austin Elkins also was 1x3 with a walk. Teoscar Hernandez had the lone RBI.
Man of the Match: Jordan Jankowski
Tri-City (8-2) 3.0 up
Tri-City had a 3-0 lead, Lowell tied it up, and the ValleyCats immediately retook a 3-run lead, going on to win 9-4. Randall Fant had a nice bounce-back start, giving up 5H/1ER, 3K:1BB in 4IP; Zach Morton allowed 3H/3R (1ER), 1K:3BB; Richard Rodriguez struck out three in 2.2IP and Chia-Jen Lo gave up a hit but struck out two more batters in the 9th.
Tony Kemp, James Ramsay (HR, BB, 3RBI - his first pro homer), Dan Gulbransen (2B, HR, 2RBI), and Ronnie Mitchell (2B, 2RBI) had two hits each; Conrad Gregor and Ryan Dineen had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: James Ramsay
Greeneville (2-5), 4.0 GB
Down 3-1 heading into the 8th, Greeneville fought back with a pair of two-run innings and a 5-3 win over Kingsport. Chris Lee allowed 5H/3ER, 2K:0BB; Krishawn Holley (2.1IP, 2K), Tyler Brunnemann (2K) and Gonzalo Sanudo (1K) each allowed a hit and no runs.
Alfredo Gonzalez had two hits and a stolen base. Tanner Mathis had a hit and a walk; Ariel Ovando was 1x4 with a 2-run homer in the 9th. Jack Mayfield hit his first pro homer.
Man of the Match: How about the .071-hitting Ariel Ovando?
GCL Astros (4-1), 1.5 up
The GCL Astros were trailing 4-1 heading into the bottom of the 8th, but got three in the 8th and one in the bottom of the 10th for a walk-off 5-4 win over the GCL Yankees. A rehabbing Joe Bircher allowed 4H/2ER, 0K:2BB in 1.2IP; Ambiorix De Leon allowed 7H/2ER, 1K:1BB; Raul Rivera gave up a hit in 2IP and Jose Montero allowed 2H/0ER in 2IP.
Javaris Reynolds (2RBI) provided the single that scored Yonathan Mejia for the walk-off run. Jason Martin (RBI), Tyler White (2B), Mejia, Jacob Nottingham (2B, BB, SB) and two hits each.
Man of the Match: Jacob Nottingham.