Oklahoma City (55-49), 4.0 GB
Game 1 was the completion of a game suspended by rain on June 8, and it turns out that Omaha won on a walk-off in the 11th inning, 4-3. And the box score is bizarre, since so many moves have happened since then. Ross Seaton got the start, I guess, allowing 3H/1ER, 0K:1BB only recording the first two outs of the game. Asher Wojciechowski pitched the next 7.1IP, allowing 7H/1ER, 2K:2BB. Josh Zeid blew the save opportunity with a hit, three walks, and a run in 1.2IP. Alex Sogard took the loss with 2H/1ER, 1K:1BB in the 11th.
Jimmy Paredes hit a three-run homer in the 5th for all the RedHawks' runs.
Man of the Match: Asher Wojciechowki
Game 2 saw another Omaha walk-off victory, this time because of Rhiner Cruz and two runs in the bottom of the 7th (doubleheader rules, remember) leading to a 3-2 Omaha win. Bobby Doran allowed 5H/1ER, 2K:1BB in 5.1IP; Eric Berger struck out two in a scoreless inning, and Rhiner Cruz allowed 2H/2ER, 0K:1BB, WP for the BS/L.
Robbie Grossman was 2x4 with a double and a stolen base; Brandon Laird had two hits, and Marwin Gonzalez, Jimmy Paredes (SB), and Ruben Sosa provided your other hits. Jon Singleton was 0x2 with a walk to lower his AVG to .202.
Man of the Match: Bobby Doran
Corpus (16-15), 2.5 GB
Holy crap. San Antonio out-hit the Hooks 20-4 in an 11-3 beatdown of Corpus. Let's see: Ruben Alaniz allowed 7H/3ER, 2K:3BB in 5IP; Theron Geith made his Double-A debut and allowed 4H/3ER, 0K:1BB in 1IP; Carlos Quevedo was the only reliever to not allow any runs; Sergio Escalona (4H/2ER) and Pat Urckfitz (3H/3R - 2ER) threw one ineffective inning each.
Ronald Torreyes, Jonathan Meyer, Drew Muren (RBI), and Michael Burgess (RBI) had your hits - all singles. Michael Burgess also had two outfield assists, nailing runners from left field at second base.
Man of the Match: Michael Burgess.
Lancaster (21-12), 3.0 up
The JetHawks overcame a 4-2 deficit by scoring the last five runs of the game in a 7-4 win over 62-41 San Jose. Luis Cruz allowed 6H/4ER, 6K:0BB in 7IP; Jonas Dufek walked two in 1IP and Kenny Long got the save in his first game back at Lancaster to preserve his 0.00 High-A ERA.
Delino DeShields (2B), Nolan Fontana (2B, RBI), Andrew Aplin (BB, SB, 2RBI), Joe Sclafani (2B), Brandon Meredith (2B, BB, RBI) and Chris Epps (2B, SB, 2RBI) had two hits each.
Man of the Match: Andrew Aplin.
Tri-City (24-12), 3.5 up
Down 4-1 heading into the 9th, Tri-City got two runs to bring the game to 4-3, but left the tying run on 1st to lose to Hudson Valley. Michael Feliz allowed 5H/2ER, 3K:2BB in 5IP; 2nd Round pick Andrew Thurman threw 2.1IP, allowing 3H/2ER but getting six of his seven outs via strikeouts. Pat Christensen got the final two outs.
Tony Kemp (2B), James Ramsay (two 9th inning RBI) and Conrad Gregor (RBI) had two hits each. Ryan Dineen had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Andrew Thurman
Greeneville (21-10), 3.5 up
Greeneville ran their win streak to eleven with a 5-4 win over Johnson City, withstanding a late Johnson City Johnsons* charge. Jordan Mills allowed just 4H/1ER, 5K:0BB in 5IP; Austin Chrismon gave up 2H/3ER, 3K:1BB in 3IP, and Gonzalo Sanudo recorded his 6th save of the year.
Tanner Mathis was 2x3 with a walk; Ariel Ovando (2B, BB, RBI) and Juan Santana (SB, RBI) had a hit and a walk each.
Man of the Match: Jordan Mills
*not their actual name
GCL Astros (14-13), 3.0 GB
The GCL Blue Jays had a 6-0 lead before the GCL Astros got a run and that's how it ended, with a 6-1 loss. Agapito Barrios allowed 2H/1ER, 4K:2BB, WP, Balk, HBP in 5IP; Reymin Guduan gave up 2H/2ER in 1.2IP; Jorge Perez allowed 3H/3ER, 1K:1BB in 0.1IP and Zach Dando closed it out with 1H in 1IP.
Mesac Laguna was 2x4 with an RBI; Jacob Nottingham was 0x2, but with a walk and an HBP and scored the lone run of the game.
Man of the Match: Mesac Laguna