Charlotte Knights 2, Durham Bulls 0
Chris Archer provided seven shut-out innings but in the end it wasn't enough to beat the Knights. Both starting pitchers dueled through seven innings of scoreless innings before the Knights reached the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Bulls offense struggled on the evening, just recording three hits on the night. Mike Ekstrom surrendered both runs and was charged with the loss. The Bulls magic number to reach the playoffs is still one and two to clinch the division.
Chattanooga Lookouts 8, Montgomery Biscuits 3
The Lookouts jumped out to an early lead by scoring two runs in the first inning. The Biscuits cut the lead in half on an RBI double by Isaias Velasquez. But the Lookouts turned in another two run inning in the fourth to extend the lead to three runs. The Biscuits pulled to within a run of the lead in the fifth thanks to a two run homer by Henry Wrigley, his 17th of the year. The Lookouts countered with a four run sixth to put the game out of reach and hand the Biscuits the loss. Jim Paduch was charged with the loss, allowing 8 runs on 13 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Paul Phillips pitched the remainder of the game and did not allow a run or a hit while striking out 4.
Charlotte Stone Crabs, Bradenton Marauders (Suspended)
The Stone Crabs/Marauders game was suspended in the second inning due to heavy rains. It will resume as part of a doubleheader today at McKechnie Field. The game will pick up where it left off, in the bottom of the second inning with the score tied 0-0.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 7, Dayton Dragons 5
The Hot Rods jumped out to the lead in the second inning on an RBI single by Taylor Motter that scored Keith Castillo. Motter helped add to the lead in the fourth with a two run homer to left. The Hot Rods extended the lead even further with a four run fifth inning. Phil Wunderlich plated a run with an RBI double, Castillo followed with a 2-run homer and then Kevin Kiermaier drove home the final run of the inning. The Dragons posted a four run inning of their own in the sixth and then another run in the ninth to bring us to the 7-5 final score. Omar Bencomo tossed 3 scoreless innings for the win. George Jensen, Lenny Linsky and Austin Hubbard were also scoreless on the mound for the Hot Rods. Chris Rearick notched his 20th save of the season.
Connecticut Tigers 5, Hudson Valley Renegades 1
The Renegades found themselves in an early hole as they game up three runs in the bottom of the first inning. They pushed across their lone run in the third inning when Cesar Guillen scored on a ground ball by Juniel Querecuto. The Tigers added a run in the third and another in the fifth to hand the Renegades the loss. Parker Markel was charged with the loss for the Renegades.