Durham Bulls 8, Louisville Bats 3 The Bulls offense came to life on Saturday night, pushing across six runs in the fifth inning to give them a win over the Bats. Both clubs exchanged runs throughout the first few innings, heading into the big fifth tied 2-2. But that's where the close game ended as the Bulls offense blew the game away, scoring six runs to earn their second straight win over the Bats. The offense compiled four double and two homers as part of their thirteen hits on the night. Romulo Sanchez pitched 2 no-hit innings to earn the win.
Montgomery Biscuits 4, Tennessee Smokies 3 (10 innings)
The Biscuits battled back from a 3-0 hole to earn a walk-off win in extra innings. The Biscuits found themselves trailing 3-0 by the end of the fifth inning. But they made a charge at the lead in the bottom of the sixth, scoring three runs to tie the game. Ryan Garko drove home the first run followed by a two run homer by Kyeong Kang to tie things up at 3-3. It would remain tied until the bottom of the tenth. Brett Nommensen double to left followed by back to back intentional walks to Kang and Tyler Bortnick to load the. Mike Sheridan then drew a bases loaded walk to score the winning run. The bullpen provided 5 2/3 scoreless innings with Neil Schenk picking up the win.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 6, Dunedin Blue Jays 0 (Game One)
The Stone Crabs blanked the Blue Jays in game one of Saturday's doubleheader. The Stone Crabs broke the scoreless tie with a four run fifth inning. which was highlighted by three extra base hits in the inning. The Stone Crabs came back and scored two more runs in the sixth to ensure the win. Hector Guevara led the offense by going 3 for 4 with a triple and 3 RBI's. The offense supported a commanding performance by Albert Suarez who pitched a complete game shut-out only allowing two while striking out five.
Dunedin Blue Jays 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 (Game Two)
The Stone Crabs dropped game two of Sunday's doubleheader to earn a split of the twin bill. The Stone Crabs had to work out of a hole as they surrendered three runs to the Blue Jays in the third inning. But the Stone Crabs offense did just that, pushing across a run in the fourth and two in the fifth to tie the game. The game would remain tied until the Blue Jays delivered the fatal blow in the way of a solo run in the top of the seventh. They Stone Crabs could not counter in the home half of the seventh and took the loss. Robi Estrada, Derek Dietrich and Riccio Torrez each enjoyed a multi-hit night. Jimmy Patterson was charged with the loss.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 3, Dayton Dragons 2
The Hot Rods dominance at home continues to show as they beat the Dragons on Saturday night. The Hot Rods spotted themselves an early lead with a solo home run by Ryan Brett in the first. They scored again in the third on an RBI single by Jeff Malm to score Drew Vettleson. But the Dragons made thing interesting as they scored a run in the fifth and another in the seventh to tie the game 2-2. The Hot Rods were able to capitalize on errors in the bottom of the seventh to score Joel Caminero which would prove to be the game winner as they held on for the narrow 3-2 victory. Andrew Bellatti picked up the win and Austin Hubbard earned the save.
VSL Rays 6, VSL Phillies 4
The VSL Rays picked up their fourth win of the season as they defeated the VSL Phillies on Saturday. The Rays scored two in the first, one in the third and another in the seventh to hold a 4-0 lead. But the Phillies battled back to score four in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. The Rays answered by scoring two runs in the eight to regain the lead for good as they held on for the 6-4 win. Gianfranco Aldazoro was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's to lead the offense. Freddy Alvarez picked up the win and Gregory Rosal the save.
DSL Cardinals 3, DSL Rays 1
The DSL Rays dropped their 2012 season opener 3-1 on Saturday. The Rays got on the board first, breaking the scoreless tie in the sixth inning. They held onto the slim one run lead until the top of the ninth when the Cardinals struck for three runs. The Rays could not recover in the bottom of the ninth and took the opening day loss. The Rays six hits were evenly distributed amongst the lineup. Geisel De La Cruiz tossed five scoreless innings allowing just one hit while striking out 4. Joelito Cano was charged with the blown save and the loss.