Durham Bulls 7, Louisville Bats 5
The Bulls won their third consecutive game by defeating the Bats 7-5 on Wednesday. The Bulls offense backed a strong start by Jim Paduch to lead them to victory. Paduch pitched 5 shut-out innings to earn his first victory of the season. Leslie Anderson led the offense, going 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Jeff Salazar was 2 for 4 with a 2 run home. Kyle Hudson had a triple. Josh Leuke recorded a save.
Tennessee Smokies 9, Montgomery Biscuits 5
The Biscuits struggled to contain the Tennessee offense as they gave up 13 hits in the 9-5 loss on Wednesday afternoon. The Biscuits had plenty of runners on the bases, but they could not translate them into runs as they went 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 men on the bases on the afternoon. Kyeong Kang had the only multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a solo homer. Jake Thompson was charged with the loss.
Bradenton Marauders 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 (11 innings)
The Stone Crabs lost an extra innings thriller to the Marauders 4-3 in 11 innings. The Stone Crabs saw their early one run lead dissolve in the seventh as the Marauders pushed across three runs. But the resilient Stone Crabs clawed back and scored two runs to tie the game in the top of the ninth on a two-run double by Mayo Acosta. The game would stay tied until the bottom of the eleventh when the Marauders pushed across the winning run. Wilking Rodriguez dominated the opponent, throwing 6 shut-out innings and only allowing 2 hits. Victor Mateo and Jimmy Patterson were responsible for the damage from the bullpen, with Mateo charged with a blown save and Patterson the loss.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 9, South Bend Silver Hawks 3
The Hot Rods opened their road trip with a 9-3 win against South Bend. After trailing most of the game, the Hot Rods offense heated up for the final five frames of the game, scoring all nine runs in the late innings. The Hot Rods collectively hit the cycle with Ryan Brett and Matt Rice homering. Jeff Malm had a triple. Malm, Cameron Seitzer and Taylor Motter each had a double. Jake Floethe was the winning pitcher and is now 3-1. Jason McEachern pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings and Austin Hubbard chipped in with a no-hit ninth.