Sunday, May 6, 2012

Scores and Highlights from 5/5

Durham Bulls, Norfolk Tides (Suspended/Rain)
Saturday's game between the Bulls and the Tides was suspended in the top of the third inning due to rain. The Bulls were trailing 3-0 when play was halted. The game will resume as part of a doubleheader on Sunday.

Tennessee Smokies 8, Montgomery Biscuits 7
The Biscuits late game rally fell just one run short as they lost 8-7. Trailing 8-4 heading into the eighth inning, the Biscuits made a push for the lead, scoring 2 in the eighth and one in the ninth. But in the end, the tying and go-ahead runs were stranded in scoring positions as the Biscuits lost by one. Tyler Bortnick and Henry Wrigley steered the offence with each going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI's. Wrigley's three hits were all for extra bases, two doubles and a homer while Bortnick had a triple and two singles. Joe Cruz suffered the loss. Alex Koronis chipped in with 1 2/3 no-hit innings in the final frames.

Clearwater Threshers 8, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3
The Stone Crabs could not carry the momentum of Friday night's big win into Saturday's game against the Threshers as they lost 8-3. The Stone Crabs were haunted by three errors and three hit batsmen in addition to giving up thirteen hits, creating a hole they could not climb out of. The Stone Crabs offense struggled as well as they had difficulty finding hits and could not find away to translate the seven walks into runs on the scoreboard. Albert Suarez suffered the loss and is now 0-2 on the season. Robi Estrada was responsible for 2 of the 5 hits, with both of them being doubles. Ty Morrison singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to six games.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 2, Lake County Captains 0
The Hot Rods pitching staff combined for a complete game shut-out against Lake County on Saturday. Ryan Carpenter led the way, throwing six scoreless frames with 3 strikeouts to notch the win and improve to 4-1 on the season. Jason McEachern and Charlie Cononie pitched in to extend the shut-out through nine with Cononie getting the save. At the plate, the Hot Rods four hits were evenly distributed amongst four hitters with Ryan Brett and Cameron Seitzer each driving home a run for the Hot Rods. Josh Sale made his Hot Rods debut, going 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored.

1 comment:

  1. When is Wrigley headed up to Durham ? 2nd in the league in homers and RBI 1st in slugging ? What are they waiting for ?