Durham Bulls 2, Norfolk Tides 0
The Bulls pitching staff allowed just 4 hits as they shut-out the Tides in the series opener. The Bulls themselves only recorded a single hit but were able to take advantage of 4 walks to help score two runs. Chris Archer threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Adam Liberatore pitched 1 2/3 no-hit innings. Dane De La Rosa notched the save.
Montgomery Biscuits 9, Pensacola Blue Wahoos 8
The Biscuits trailed through much of the game until a four run seventh and a three run ninth help them squeeze out a slim one run victory. Ty Morrison was 3 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI’s. Derek Dietrich was 2 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI’s. Mikie Mahtook was 2 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Ryan Garko had a solo home run. CJ Riefenhauser was the winning pitcher and Chris Rearick earned the save.
Palm Beach Cardinals 7, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2 (Game One)
The Stone Crabs struggled to turn baserunners in to runs as they dropped the first game of the doubleheader. Kevin Kiermaier had a double and an RBI. Robby Price drove home a run. Braulio Lara was the losing pitcher.
Palm Beach Cardinals 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2 (Game Two)
The Stone Crabs outhit the Cardinals but still struggled to get the runners home as they lost the second game of the doubleheader. Todd Glaesmann was 3 for 4. Robby Price was 3 for 4. Phil Wunderlich and Robi Estrada drove home the Stone Crabs runs. George Jensen suffered the loss. Jimmy Patteson pitched 3 no-hit innings of relief.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 12, Dayton Dragons 5
The Hot Rods offense was red hot on Wednesday as they scored 12 runs to beat the Dragons. Drew Vettleson was a perfect 4 for 4, allowing him to break the franchise record for most hits in a season. Ryan Brett was 2 for 3 with a double and 3 runs scored. Matt Rice was 3 for 5 with a double and 2 runs scored. Cameron Seitzer and Jake Hager each went deep, Josh Sale had a double. Charlie Cononie was the winner.
Hudson Valley Renegades 11, Connecticut Tigers 0
Matthew Spann had plenty off offensive backing to help him win his first start and extend the Renegades winning streak to five games. Richie Shaffer was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. Mary Gantt was 2 for 4 with an RBI and 3 runs scored. Luke Maile was 2 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Joey Rickard was 2 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Leonardo Reginatto was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Thomas Coyle had a two run homer. Spann allowed just 2 hits while striking out 5 in six shut-out innings to secure the win. Kris Carlson was hitless for 2 and Ron Finneran had a scoreless final frame to take the shut-out through nine.
Princeton Rays 7, Danville Braves 5
The P-Rays scored late to sweep the Braves and extend their winning streak to four games. Andrew Toales was 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI’s. John Alexander was 2 for 4. James Harris had a double. Zach Butler pitched 2 2/3 no-hit innings for the win.
GCL Rays 3, GCL Red Sox 2
The Rays narrowly defeated the Red Sox on Wednesday. Isaias Velasquez was 3 for 3 with a double and 2 stolen bases. Yoel Araujo was 2 for 4. Leopoldo Correa had 2 RBI’s. Stepan Havlicek was the winner and Alex Moshier the save.
DSL Mariners 4, DSL Rays 0
The Rays outhit the Mariners but couldn’t score as they were shut-out. Cristian Toribio was 3 for 4. Joselito Cano was the losing pitcher.