Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 5/15

Pawtucket Red Sox 8, Durham Bulls 2
The Bulls struggled to find runs as they dropped the series opener to the Red Sox 8-2. Both of Durham's runs came in the fourth inning via two solo home runs. Matt Mangini was first to go deep later followed by Leslie Anderson. Matt Torra was charged with the loss for the Bulls. Hideki Matsui went 0 for 4 in hit Bulls debut.

Jacksonville Suns 5, Montgomery Biscuits 4
The Biscuits dropped Tuesday's matinee against the Suns by the score of 5-4. The Biscuits held on to a slim lead going into the ninth when the Suns struck with a three run inning that doomed the Biscuits. Tyler Bortnick led the offense for the Biscuits with a 3 for 4 afternoon, connecting for his first Double-A homer. Kyeong Kang was the only other Biscuit with multiple hits, going 2 for 4 with a double. Kirby Yates was charged with a blown save and the loss for the Biscuits. Former Biscuit catcher Jake Jefferies was the hero for Jacksonville as his three run homer in the ninth was the game winner.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, Fort Myers Miracle 2
The Stone Crabs squeezed by with a narrow win in a close game against the Miracle on Tuesday night. The game was tied 2-2 going into the ninth when Phil Wunderlich drove home Mike Mahtook for the game winner. The Stone Crabs continue to hit the ball well as three hitters had extra base hits. Wunderlich, Steven Tinoco and Robby Price each enjoyed a multi-hit night. CJ Riefenhauser picked up the win to improve to 5-0 on the season. Chris Rearick notched his seventh save of the season.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, South Bend Silver Hawks 4
The Hot Rods held off a late game surge by the opponent as they picked up the win to clinch the series against the Silver Hawks on Tuesday night. The Hot Rods overcame an early deficit to take the lead and held the lead throughout the game despite a last ditch effort by the Silver Hawks that fell a run short. Jake Hager was 2 for 3 with 2 double and 2 RBI's. Josh Sale and Drew Vettleson each had a solo homer. Ryan Carpenter picked up the win and Austin Hubbard the save.

VSL Mariners 6, VSL Rays 4 
Despite outhitting the Mariners 13-10, the VSL Rays could not get enough runs for the win and fell to 0-2 on the season. All but one VSL Rays managed to get on base with five managing multiple hits. Iago Januario was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI's. Carlos Orasma was charged with the loss for the Rays.

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