Durham Bulls 3, Norfolk Tides 2
The Bulls won their way into the record books by beating the Tides to pick up their 80th win of the season for the third straight season. The Bulls jumped out into the lead in the third inning on an RBI single by Dan Johnson. The Bulls added two more runs in the top of the seventh via a two run triple by Russ Canzler. The Tides tried to mount a comeback by scoring twice in the eighth but Dane De La Rosa preserved the win for the Bulls. Matt Torra improved to 5-1 on the season with the win.
Chattanooga Lookouts 10, Montgomery Biscuits 5
The Biscuits losing skid extended to six games following a loss to the Lookouts on Sunday. The Biscuits scored first in the top of the first. Henry Wrigley struck an RBI double and Greg Sexton later drove home a run to give them a 2-0 lead. The Lookouts battled back to tie the game by scoring twice in the home half of the inning. The Lookouts then posted a run in the second and another in the fourth to take a two run lead. The Biscuits then cut the lead in half in the fifth inning as Cole Figueroa drove home a run. But the Lookouts offense came alive, scoring four in the sixth and two more in the seventh to take a commanding 10-3 lead. The Biscuits would string together back to back one run innings to end the game. Kyeong Kang drove home a run in the eighth and Wrigley plated one in the ninth to finish the night. Alex Colome suffered the loss for the Biscuits. Meanwhile, Zach Quate was the only Biscuit pitcher not to allow a run.
Bradenton Marauders 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 (10 innings)
The Stone Crabs did not have luck on their side for the series finale as they watched several leads dissolve resulting in an extra inning loss to the Marauders. The Stone Crabs took the lead in the third inning on an RBI single by Tyler Bortnick that scored Alejandro Torres. The Marauders matched the run in the bottom of the third. The Stone Crabs took the lead again in the sixth on a solo home run by Bortnick, his fourth of the season. But like before, the Marauders tied things up again in the bottom of the inning. The Stone Crabs grabbed the lead for the third time in the eighth when Mike Sheridan drove home a run to give the Stone Crabs a one run lead once again. In typical see-saw fashion, the Marauders scored in the ninth to tie the game and force extra innings. The pattern was broken as the Marauders scored in the bottom of the tenth to earn the walk-off win and swept the four game series. Matt Stabelfeld was charged with the loss for the Stone Crabs. The loss concluded the 2011 Stone Crabs season as they finished the year with an overall record of 64-75.
Lake County Captains 3, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2 (10 innings)
The Hot Rods saw their two run lead disappear as they lost in extra innings to the Captains. The Hot Rods broke the scoreless tie by pushing across two runs in the fifth inning. Derek Dietrich drove home both runs with a double to left field that gave them a 2-0 lead. The Captains cut the lead in half by scoring in the sixth. They then tied the game in the bottom of the ninth to push the game into extra innings. It would only take one extra frame to determine a winner as the Captains scored in the bottom of the tenth to pick hand the Hot Rods the loss. Enny Romero pitched 5 scoreless innings. Lenny Linsky turned in a no-hit inning. Austin Hubbard was charged with a blown save and the loss for the Hot Rods.
Hudson Valley Renegades 3, Aberdeen Iron Birds 2
The Renegades closed out 2011 on a winning note, defeating the Iron Birds in the season finale. The Iron Birds took an early lead by scoring two runs in the second inning. The Renegades quickly went to work at reducing the deficit by scoring a run on a sac fly by Cesar Guillen in the bottom of the second inning. The Renegades later tied the game in the seventh inning thanks to an RBI single by Juniel Querecuto. Leonardo Reginatto then drove home the go ahead run in the eighth inning to give the Renegades the win. Roberto Gomez picked up the win for the Renegades and Mickey Jannis the save. Justin Woodall also contributed a shut-out inning of relief. The Renegades finished the season with a 37-39 record.