*Org goes 2-2 on the day; 83-52 cumulative record (.615)
*Fresno loses 9-8 despite Matt Duffy's 9th-inning grand slam
*Corpus wins at Frisco for an 8-2 record in their last ten
*Lancaster blew two leads in a 5-4 13-inning loss.
*All Quad Cities does is win, defeating Beloit to improve to 12-1 in May.
The Fresno Fresnoes never actually held the lead in this game, but they did stage some dramatic almost-comebacks, including a 9th inning 2-out grand slam by Matt Duffy to bring the Grizzlies within a run, but they couldn't get the tying run in a 9-8 loss at Albuquerque. Luis Cruz gave up 12H/5ER, 2K:0BB in 4.2IP; Jordan Jankowski struck out all four batters he faced; Jason Stoffel allowed 4H/4ER, 1K:0BB, and James Hoyt allowed 2H/0ER (but one of Stoffel's runs), 3K:2BB in 1.1IP.
Matt Duffy's grand slam capped a 4x5, 5RBI night; Matt Dominguez was 2x5 with a double, homer, and 3RBI; L.J. Hoes was 2x4 with a double and a walk; Carlos Correa and Domingo Santana had a hit and a walk each.
Man of the Match: Matt Duffy
That's eight out of ten for the Hooks, who get a run in the 7th and 9th to defeat Frisco, 4-2. Vince Velasquez threw 4IP, 3H/2ER, 6K:4BB with 45 of his 76 pitches for strikes; Angel Baez threw a perfect 5th, Aaron West struck out five and walked one in three scoreless innings, and Jandel Gustave struck out two in the 9th.
Tony Kemp was 2x4 with a double, walk, and two stolen bases; Leo Heras was 2x4 with two doubles and an RBI; Tyler White and Telvin Nash (2B) each had a hit and a walk.
Man of the Match: Tony Kemp
The JetHawks had a 3-1 lead heading into the 6th before Visalia tied it up at 3-3; then the JetHawks had a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th before Visalia tied it up at 4-4; then Visalia got the walkoff in the bottom of the 13th for a 5-4 win over Lancaster. Michael Feliz threw 5IP, 3H/1ER, 6K:2BB; Albert Minnis allowed 3H/2ER, 1K:0BB in 1IP; Tyler Brunnemann allowed 3H/1ER, 3K:0BB in 2IP; Frederick Tiburcio allowed 2H/0ER, 1K:0BB in 2IP; Chris Cotton got the loss with 2IP, 3H/1R (0ER), 2K:1BB, and Gonzalo Sanudo gave up the hit that scored the unearned run in the 13th.
Alfredo Gonzalez was 2x5; A.J. Reed was 1x6 with a two-run homer - his 9th of the season. Brett Phillips and Jack Mayfield each had a double. J.D. Davis was 1x5 with a walk and a stolen base.
Man of the Match: A.J. Reed, I guess.
Quad Cities (27-7)
Say there's another win for Quad Cities, who are 12-1 in May and have won 14 of their last 15 games. Chris Lee threw 5IP, 6H/2ER, 5K:1BB; Jordan Mills allowed just a hit in 2IP; Eric Peterson allowed 2H/1ER, 3K:3BB in 1.2IP, and Ryan Thompson struck out the last batter of the game.
Kristian Trompiz was 2x4 with a three-run homer; Jamie Ritchie was 1x2 with 2BB; Derek Fisher drew two walks; Nick Tanielu was 1x4 with a double, and Ryan Bottger was 1x3 with a walk and an RBI.
Man of the Match: Kristian Trompiz