Durham Bulls 4, Norfolk Tides 1
The Bulls captured their fifth straight division title following a 4-1 win over Norfolk on Friday night. The Bulls jumped out to a two run lead in the first inning via a two run homer by Dan Johnson. The Bulls added another pair of runs in the fourth. The first run came on an RBI double by Leslie Anderson and then Anderson later scored on an RBI single by Tim Beckham. The Tide scored their lone run of the night in the home half of the fourth. Matt Moore was dominate on the mound once again, striking out 10 hitters in 6 innings while improving to 4-0. Dane De La Rosa and Rob Delaney chipped in with 3 no-hit innings from the bullpen.
Chattanooga Lookouts 8, Montgomery Biscuits 2
The Biscuits dropped thier fourth consectutive game following Friday's loss to Chattanooga. The Biscuits were held off the scoreboard until the seventh inning when they pushed across a pair of runs. Isaias Velasquez and Craig Albernaz each drove home a run with an RBI single. These hits extended the hitting streak for both players with Velasquez extended to 18 and Abernaz to 12. Kyle Lobstein was charged with the loss.
Bradenton Maruaders 5, Charlotte Stone Crabs 4 (Game One)
The first game of the doubleheader was a completion of yesterday's suspended game. We resumed play with a 0-0 score in the bottom of the second inning. The Stone Crabs strung together four consecutive one run innings that stetched from the third inning until the sixth inning. Ty Morrison drove home Dustin Biell with an RBI single to right to give them the lead. Bradenton countered with a three run third to take the lead. But the Stone Crabs clawed back to regain the lead following an RBI single by Riccio Torrez in the fourth, an RBI single by Tyler Bortnick in the fifth and then a solo home run by Torrez in the sixth. But the Marauders grabbed the lead for good following a two run sixth as they handed the Stone Crabs the defeat in game one. CJ Riefenhauser was charged with the loss. Kirby Yates contibuted 2 no-hit innings of relief with 4 strikeouts.
Bradenton Marauders 7, Charlotte Stone Crabs 6 (Game Two)
Game two finished much like game one with both clubs exchangng runs and the Stone Crabs being left with a one run decificit when it was all said and done. The Stone Crabs jumped out to the lead in the first inning. Tyler Bortnick doubled home a run and then later scored on a single by Mike Sheridan to take a 2-0 lead. The Marauders cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second and the Stone Crabs answered with a run of their own in the third on an RBI double by Sheridan. Bradenton took their first lead of the contest following a five run fourth inning. The Stone Crabs went to work in the fifth to reduce the deficit. Bortnick drove home two runs with a triple to right and then scored on a sac fly by Sheridan to tied the game. But the Maruaders pushed across the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth to sweep the doubleheader. All six Stone Crabs runs were driven home by the duo of Bortnick and Sheridan. Adam Liberatore was charged with the loss for game two.
Dayton Dragons 11, Bowling Green Hot Rods 5
The Hot Rods closed out their regular season home schedule with a loss to Dayton on Friday night. Dayton jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Hot Rods tied the game in the third with a two run inning of their own thanks to a two run homer by Robby Price. Dayton quickly took the lead back by scoring in the fourth and then put the game out of reach by scoring seven runs in the fifth inning. The Hot Rods added a run to their tally in the fifth on a solo homer by Phil Wunderlich. They then added two more in the seventh as Steve Tinoco and Wunderlich each drove home a run. But the Hot Rods were unable to overcome the big fifth inning by Dayton as they lost their home finale. Wundelich was 3 for 4 on the night with 2 double and a home run. Victor Mateo suffered the loss for the Hot Rods.
Hudson Valley Renegades 3, Aberdeen Iron Birds 0 (Game One)
The Renagades shut-out the Iron Birds in game one of Friday night's double header. The Renegades broke the scoreless tie in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Juniel Querecuto that scored Jonathan Koscso and gave them the lead. They added to their lead in the sixth as Leonardo Reginatto and Chris Winder each drove home a run to give the Renegaedes the 3-0 margin of victory. Ryan Carpenter and Charlie Cononie combined for the shut-out with Cononie picking up the win.
Hudson Valley Renegades 5, Aberdeen Iron Birds 4 (Game Two)
The Renegades swept the doubleheader by winning a close game two against the Iron Birds. Aberdeen jumped out to a quick three run lead after scoring twice in the first inning and again in the second inning. The Renegades pulled to within a run of the lead by scoring two runs in the home half of the second inning. Kyle Holloway doubled home a run and then later scored on a wild pitch/error to put them within striking distance. The Renegades then tied the game an inning later on an RBI double by Jeff Malm. The Renegades proceeded to take their first lead of the game in the fourth inning when Tanner Biagini scored on an error. Aberdeen tied the game once again in the top of the fifth by pushing across a solo run. Bu the Brian Bryles plated the winning run with an RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth to give them the win in game two. Stayton Thomas was the game two winner, improving to 3-0 on the season.