Scores and Reports for yesterday’s games, August 11
Louisville 2, Norfolk 1
27 year old Josh Hancock turned in an outstanding performance for the Bats yesterday. Hancock went 8 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and struck out 10. On the year, Josh is 1-1 with a 5.40 era in 38.1 innings pitched. Tom Shearn, a former 29th round draft pick in 1996, struck out the side in the 9th to record his first save on the season.
Mississippi 5, Chattanooga 17
Steve Smitherman went 3-4 with2 homeruns, 4 runs scored, and 6 runs batted in.
2B Kevin Howard, the Reds 5th round draft pick in 2002, went 5-6 with a homerun, 4 runs scored, and 3 rbis.
Catcher Brian Peterson added to the hit parade by going 2-5 with a homerun, run scored, and 5 batted in.
7th round pick in 2001 Bobby Basham pitched 6 innings, giving up 3 runs on 8 hits and striking out 8. On the year, he is now 3-3 with a 3.38 era. In 37.1 innings pitched this season, Basham has given up just 9 walks to 34 strikeouts.
Dunedin 3, Sarasota 9
Bill was at the game and can give a much better description below than I can. Thanks Bill.
Clinton 0, Dayton 4
Hopefully this is the Homer Bailey we can expect to see in a Reds uniform down the road. Last year’s first round draft pick pitched 5 innings, allowing just 2 hits and 1 walk and 0 runs. The impressive stat of the day was Bailey’s 11 strikeouts in 5 innings. Bailey faced 18 batters recording 11 strikeouts, 2 ground outs, and 2 fly outs. On the year, Bailey is 5-4 with a 4.34 era. He’s thrown 85 innings recording 103Ks and 50BBs.
Billings 8, Ogden 5
No boxscore was available, but Billings was capable of scoring 4 runs in the 8th to come from behind to win.
Gulf Coast League
GCL Reds 4, GCL Red Sox 3
Also, no box was available. The Reds scored 4 in the 5th and one can only think the Reds bullpen allowed the Red Sox to score 3 in the 8th. It’s not likely a Reds starter went that late at this level.