Durham Bulls 2, Louisville Bats 1
Despite being outhit by their opponent, the Bulls held on for a 2-1 win over the Bats in the series finale on Monday night. The Bulls jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Leslie Anderson that scored Desmond Jennings. The Bulls added to their lead in the sixth on a solo homer by Stephen Vogt. The Bats scored their lone run in the bottom of the sixth. But the Bulls closed the door to prevent any more runs as they held on for the win. Shane Dyer earned the win, his first Triple-A victory. Brandon Gomes earned the save, his sixth on the season.
Tennessee Smokies 7, Montgomery Biscuits 4
The Biscuits watched a slim lead dissolve following a disastrous seventh inning as they fell to the Smokies 7-4 on Monday night. The Biscuits jumped out to an early lead in the first inning on a solo homer by Hak-Ju Lee. The Smokies tied the game in the top of the sixth. The Biscuits added another run in the sixth on an RBI single by Mike Sheridan to score Ty Morrison to regain the lead 2-1. But then came the six run seventh inning that doomed the Biscuits and put them in the hole 7-2. The Biscuits tried to rally in the eighth, scoring two runs but the rally fell short and the Biscuits fell 7-4. Tyler Bortnick was a perfect 3 for 3 with a walk and a run scored on the night. Scott Shuman was charged with the loss.
Dunedin Blue Jays 9, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2
For the second night in a row, the Stone Crabs were unable to contain the Dunedin offense as they suffered a 9-2 loss. The Blue Jays put four unanswered runs on the scoreboard before the Stone Crabs posted a run via an RBI single by Alejandro Torres. The Blue Jays followed with a five run fifth inning to extend their lead to eight runs. The Stone Crabs added their second and final run in the eighth on a solo homer by Brandon Allen. CJ Riefenhauser was charged with the loss. Outfielder Steven Tinoco pitched the ninth inning, allowing no runs, no hits and recording a strikeout.
Dayton Dragons 6, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2
The Hot Rods lost their first home series of the season following a 6-2 loss to the Dragons in the series finale. The Dragons jumped out to a two run lead in the second and never looked back. They added another two runs in the fourth to extend the lead to 4-0. The Hot Rods finally reached the scoreboard in the fourth on a solo homer by Ryan Brett to lead off the inning. But the Dragons answered with another pair of runs in the eighth. The Hot Rods scored another run in the ninth as Jake Hager led of the inning with a double and later scored on a passed ball. But they could not manage any other runs as they suffered the loss. Parker Markel suffered the loss.
VSL Mariners 5, VSL Rays 1
The VSL Rays took an early lead but it didn't last long as they fell for the fifteenth time this season. The Rays scored first in the second inning to take a brief lead but they gave up two runs in the home half of the second and never recovered. David Colina was 2 for 4. Kevin Cazorla suffered the loss and is now 0-3.
DSL Cardinals 9, DSL Rays 8
The DSL Ray fell to 0-2 on the season following a narrow extra innings defeat. The Rays jumped out to an early lead by scoring two runs in the second inning. But the Cardinal countered with a six run fourth to take the lead. The Rays slowly picked away at the lead, scoring one in the sixth and five in the seventh to regain the lead. But the lead was short lived as the Cardinals posted two in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. The game remained tied through the ninth and into extra innings. But the Cardinal added a run in the tenth to take hand the Rays the loss. The Rays recorded six stolen bases in the game including four by Alexander Simon. Luis Mercedes was charged with the loss.