Durham Bulls 1, Charlotte Knights 3 (11 innings)
The Bulls have now dropped four straight. Justin Ruggiano was 2 for 5. Angel Chavez was 2 for 5. Joe Dillon drove home the lone run. Joe Bateman pitched 1 1/3 no-hit innings with 2 strikeouts. The Bulls were just 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position. Darin Downs took the loss. The Bulls play their last road game of the regular season on Sunday with Richard De Los Santos making the start.
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx 3, Montgomery Biscuits 6
Biscuits playoff hopes stay alive with win, now 3 1/2 game back in the wildcard. Jose Ruiz was 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI's. Henry Wrigley and Matt Fields also picked up RBI's. Jeremy Hall pitched a six inning shut-out to get the win. Heath Rollins earned the save. The Biscuits look to sweep the series on Sunday with Alex Torres getting the start.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 0, Bradenton Marauders 6 (Game One)
The game was the conclusion of Friday's game that was suspended in the first inning. The Stone Crabs managed just three hits; a double by Reid Fronk and singles by Tim Beckham and Isaias Velasquez. Brad Hawpe made his debut, going 0 for 2 with a walk. Frank De Los Santos struck out 7 hitters in 6 1/3 innings. The Stone Crabs were only able to put a runner in scoring position twice in the game. Grant Balfour made a rehab starts, getting hit up for 3 runs in 2/3 innings to take the loss.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 1, Bradenton Marauders 10 (Game Two)
The Stone Crabs offense continued to struggle in game two. Stephen Vogt was 2 for 3. Kyeong Kang was 2 for 3 and drove home the lone RBI. Isaias Velasquez had the only other hit as well as a stolen base. Chris Andujar suffered the loss, giving up 6 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. The Stone Crabs are off on Sunday before concluding the series with Bradenton on Monday, Shane Dyer will make the start.
Fort Wayne Tin Caps 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2
Ty Morrison joined the 50/50 club, being the first Midwest League player since 2007 to have 50 steals and 50 RBI's in the same season. The Hot Rods picked up seven hits from seven different players. Tomas Francisco had the only extra base hit with double. David Wendt picked up an RBI. The bullpen combination of Matt Stabelfeld and Jake Sullivan pitched 5 innings of shut-out relief. Kyle Lobstein suffered the loss. Albert Suarez starts for the Hot Rods in Sunday's game against Fort Wayne.
Hudson Valley Renegades 1, Tri-City Valley Cats 2
The Renegades picked up five hits from five players. Alejandro Torres and Brian Bryles each had a double. Nick Schwaner drove home the Renegades only run. Zach Rosscup suffered the loss, both runs came while he was in the mound however they were both unearned. The Renegades play Tri-City again on Sunday.
Princeton Rays 4, Elizabethton Twins 1
Ruben Contreras was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. Hector Guevara was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Jeff Malm was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Gerardo Olivares was 2 for 4. Kevin Kiermaier and Felix Gonzalez provided an RBI each. Enny Romero earned the win by pitching 5 shut-out innings allowing just 2 hits with 9 strikeouts and lowering his ERA to 1.95 on the season. Mickey Jannis got the save. The P-Rays play Elizabethton again on Sunday.
GCL Orioles 3, GCL Rays 6
Ryan McCrann was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Craige Lyerly had a home run and RBI's. Julian Morillo also had an RBI. Marcus Jensen picked up the win, throwing 5 shut-out innings with 6 strikeouts. In preparation for the playoffs on Monday, the Rays used 21 players in Saturday's game. The GCL Rays are off on Sunday then play the first round of the GCL Playoffs on Monday.