Durham Bulls 12, Columbus Clippers 2
The Bulls found themselves on the winning side of a 12-2 slugfest against the Clippers. Every Bull in the lineup had atleast one hit and the game saw a combined 6 home runs, 4 of them by the Bulls. Chris Gimenez had two home runs himself, driving home 5 runs on the night. Henry Wrigley and Brooks Conrad also went deep for the Bulls. Rich Thompson and Nevin Ashley each had a triple. Matt Torra picked up the win for the Bulls.
Montgomery Biscuits 6, Jackson Generals 4
For the second night in a row, the Biscuits rallied late to beat the Generals. Mikie Mahtook led the charge, going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Omar Luna was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Shawn O’Malley also had a double. Mark Thomas delivered a solo homer in the seventh inning. Kirby Yates struck out 5 hitters in 1 2/3 innings to pick up the win.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 3, Bradenton Marauders 0
The Stone Crabs shut-out the Marauders in a rain-shortened game. Riccio Torrez was 2 for 2 with a double and a two run homer. Kevin Kiermaier had a triple. Enny Romero was dominate on the mound allowing just one hit in 6 innings while striking out 9 hitters.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 10, South Bend Silver Hawks 2
Every Hot Rod hitter contributed to Thursday night’s 10-2 win over the Silver Hawks. Ryan Brett led the way by going 3 for 5 from the lead-off spot. Drew Vettleson had a triple and 2 RBI’s. Alejandro Segovia and Jeff Malm had a double. Juniel Querecuto drove home three runs. Trevor Shull was the game winner. Jake Partridge provided 3 scoreless innings of relief.
Hudson Valley Renegades 5, Vermont Lake Monsters 4 (10 innings)
The Renegades won in extra innings to sweep the Monsters for their second consecutive series sweep. Justin O’Conner was the hero of the night, going 2 for 5 with a double and knocking home the winning run in the tenth inning. Mike Williams was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Charles Epperson had a triple. All-Star Jeff Ames pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings but it was Ryan Garton who got the win.
Bluefield Blue Jays 3, Princeton Rays 0
The P-Rays were blanked by the Blue Jays 3-0. The Ray combined for six hits on the night, all singles. Brandon Martin was the only player with multiple hits, going 2 for 4. Alex Keudell suffered the loss, striking out 9 in 6 innings. Randy Davis pitched 3 scoreless innings.
GCL Rays 7, GCL Red Sox 6
The GCL Rays held off a late game surge by the GCL Red Sox to pull off a narrow one run victory. The top four hitters in the lineup were responsible for 9 of the Rays 11 hits, including three triples. Johnny Eierman led the way going 3 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI’s. Bralin Jackson, SPencer Edwards and Jiminson Natera each had two hits with Edwards and Natera hitting a triple. Natera also had two stolen bases on the afternoon. Matt Ramsey picked up the with and Jason Wilson the save.
DSL Cardinals 4, DSL Rays 0
The DSL Rays were shut-out in the first game of the doubleheader. They managed just four hits in the game. Ismael Aguero was the only one with an extra base hit, a double. Jose Alonzo took the loss and is 1-5 on the season.
DSL Rays 9, DSL Cardinals 8 (12 innings)
The DSL Rays won a hard fought 12 inning game to earn a split of Thursday’s doubleheader. Alexander Simon was 4 for 6 with 2 RBI’s. Roberto Adolfo was 2 for 6 with a home run. Cristian Toribio was 2 for 6 with a double and an RBI. Jose Rojas was 2 for 4 with a double. Elias Torres had a home run. Eddy Castillo picked up the win.