Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Scores and Highlights from 8/29

Gwinnett Braves 2, Durham Bulls 1
The Bulls suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the Braves. Gwinnett jumped out to an early lead, scoring in the first inning. The Bulls bounced back to tie the game in the third when Leslie Anderson scored on a passed ball. But the Braves scored what would be the game winning run in the sixth inning to hand the Bulls the 2-1 defeat. Alex Torres suffered the loss. Joe Bateman and Adam Russell combined to throw three scoreless innings of relief. The loss caused the Bulls to give up a game in the standings as they now lead the Braves by 2 1/2 games.

Carolina Mudcats 8, Montgomery Biscuits 3
The Biscuits were victims of a dazzling performance by Mudcats starter Pedro Villarreal who threw six no hit inning before the Biscuits reached him for two hits in the bottom of the seventh. The Mudcats backed their ace by scoring 7 unanswered runs before the Biscuits got their first hit. The Biscuits recorded their first hits in the seventh as well as posted their first runs to the scoreboard in the same inning. Henry Wrigley and Greg Sexton each drove home a run in the inning. The Biscuits picked up another run in the eighth when Shawn O'Malley drove home a run. Carolina added another to their tally in the ninth to hand the Biscuits the 8-3 loss. The Biscuits managed just three hits overall on the night. Alex Colome was charged with the loss.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 5, Fort Myers Miracle 2
The Stone Crabs took 3 of 4 in the their last meeting with the Miracle by winning Monday's game 5-2. The Miracle jumped out to a two run lead in the second inning. The Stone Crabs battled back with a two run lead of their own in the fifth inning when Mike Sheridan struck a two run single to tie the game. The Stone Crabs took the lead in the seventh following a two run double by Sheridan. They added an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI double by the rehabbing Jose Lobaton to give them the 5-2 margin of victory. Sheridan drove home four of the five runs on the night for the Stone Crabs while Lobaton, Tyler Bortnick and Riccio Torrez all enjoyed multiple hit nights. Joe Cruz picked up the win and Kirby Yates chipped in 2 no-hit innings for the save.

Bowling Green Hots Rods 10, Great Lakes Loons 0
The Hot Rods were firing on all cylinders on Monday night as the offense provided 10 runs on 12 hits to back a combined 1 hit effort by the pitching staff to earn a dominating win over Great Lakes. The Hot Rods posted runs in all but three innings and had a three run third and a four run seventh. Julio Cedeno led the way by going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Mayo Acosta, Derek Dietrich, Phil Wunderlich, Robby Price and Nick Schwaner also drove home runs in the offensive attack. Meanwhile, Enny Romero and Steve Hiscock combined to throw the shut-out, only allowing one hit and combining for 8 strikeouts. Romero earned the win and evened his record at 5-5.

Brooklyn Cyclones 3, Hudson Valley Renegades 1 (Game One)
The Renegades dropped the first game of the doubleheader despite taking an early lead. The Renegades scored first on a solo home run by Chris Winder in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Cyclones tied the game in the fourth and later scored two runs in the sixth inning to hand the Renegades the loss. Brooks Belter was charged with the loss.

Hudson Valley Renegades 7, Brooklyn Cyclones 0 (Game Two)
The Renegades split Monday's doubleheader against the Cyclones after a 7-0 shut-out win in game two. The Renegades scored six of their seven runs during the third inning. They loaded the bases and then went station to station in driving them home. Jeff Malm, Alejandro Segovia, Leonardo Reginatto, Chris Winder and Cesar Guillen all picked up RBI's during the big inning. Winder's came via a two run triple to right. The seventh run came on a Jonathan Koscso single in the fifth inning to give them the 7-0 margin of victory. While the offense was getting it done at the plate, Jacob Partridge was getting it done on the mound. Partridge pitched 6 1/3 shut-out innings allowing just 2 hits and striking out 9. Stayton Thomas pitched the final 2/3 scoreless inning to maintain the shut-out.

Elizabethon Twins 6, Princeton Rays 5
The P-Rays rally fell one run short in their loss to the Twins on Monday night. The Twins took the lead with an inside-the-park homer in the second inning. The Rays answered with two runs of their own in the third. Deshun Dixon went deep to right later followed by an RBI single by Joel Caminero to give the Rays the lead. The Twins tied it again in the bottom of the third. The Twins added four more runsin the fifth inning to take a commanding lead. The P-Rays mounted a rally kicked off by a solo home run by Justin O'Conner in the sixth. The momentum carried over into the seventh where they scored two more runs. Caminero and O'Conner each drove home a run to pull them to within a run of the lead but they could not score again and suffered a one run loss. Matt Spann struck out 8 hitters in 4 2/3 despite being charged with the loss. Jose Molina offered 2 no-hit innings of relief to keep things close while the offense tried to mount a comeback.

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