Indianapolis 4, Louisville 2

Catcher Dane Sardinha did the best he could do at the dish going 4 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Yet the Bats fell up short.

Phil Dumatrait fell to 0-2 at AAA Louisville. Phil went 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits and a walk. He struck out 5. His ERA is now 5.91 with Louisville.


Chattanooga 6, Mississippi 3

Redleg Nation POTM for May, Noochie Varner, had a big night at the plate. Noochie went 3 for 4 with a double, homerun, 2 runs scored, and 2 runs driven in. Noochie is now hitting .309 with 7 homeruns and 38 runs batted in.

Edward Valdez had some control issues, but was still able to improve to 2-3 on the year. Valdez went 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and 4 walks while giving up 1 run. He struck out 3 in lowering his ERA to 4.47. David Shafer recorded his 19th save of the season by striking out the only batter he faced in the 9th.

High A

Clearwater 10, Sarasota 0

Ouch! The Reds got hammered every which way. The Clearwater Threshers pounded out 20 hits compared to the Reds 4 en route to this thumping. Offensively there is nothing to report. No one had a multi-hit game nor an extra base hit for Sarasota.

As you could guess, not much on the pitching side that is good. Starter Richie Gardner only lasted 3.1 innings, allowing 8 runs on 10 hits, a walk, while striking out 2.

Low A

West Michigan 6, Dayton 1

The Dragons gave up 5 runs in the 9th that allowed W. Michigan to blow this game wide open and cruise to victory. Robert Manuel pitched a good game in his first start of the season. Manuel went 6, allowing 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 1. His ERA is 1.15 in 5 games. Blake Hendley did not fair so well. Hendley gave up the 5 9th inning runs on 4 hits and a walk. His record is now 1-3 with a 3.91 ERA.

The Dragons only mustered 5 hits with the only run scoring on a 5th inning solo homerun of the bat of Jarrett Reininger, his 2nd of the season.