Louisville and Buffalo PPD

Chattanooga 6, Birmingham 0

The Lookouts shutout Birmingham for the 2nd straight night and get some good offensive and pitching production. 2B Luis Bolivar went 3-4 on the night with a triple, run scored, and an rbi. Jay Garthwaite continued his hot hitting by adding another 2 hits and drove in 2 runs. Over the last 3 games, Jay has 6 hits, 6 runs batted in, along with 2 doubles and 2 homeruns.

Camilo Vazquez was lights out on the mound for the Lookouts. Vazquez went 7 innings, allowing just 5 hits while striking out 5. Over his last 3 starts, Vazquez has gone 18 innings, surrendering 3 runs on 15 hits while striking out 17. He’s had just 1 walk over that span.

Clearwater 10, Sarasota 8

This one was a wild one. The game saw 6 lead changes and 2 ties that eventually saw Clearwater score 2 in the top half of the 9th to take the win. Jay Bruce belted homerun number 11 in the first inning and ended the game going 2-5 with 2 rbis, a double, and 2 runs scored. SS Eric Eymann also had a multi-hit game, going 3-4. Eymann recorded his 15th double of the season.

Sarasota used a total of 6 pitchers on the night. The only one that seemed to fair well was Robert Manuel who went 2.2 innings allowing just 1 hit while striking out 5.

Dayton DNP — Some of Dayton’s best participated in the league’s all-star game. We’ll comment on that later.

Billings 2, Great Falls 1

21 year old outfielder Keltavious Jones went 3-4 in the leadoff spot tonight for the Mustangs. 22 year old firstbaseman Michael McKennon went 2-4 with a run batted in. The Reds 25th round draft pick this season, 1B Eli Rimes, went 0-3 in his debut.

21 year old Enerio Del Rosario picked up win #1 on the year with a 6 inning, 6 hit, 1 run, 3 walk, and 5 strikeout performance.

Gulf Coast Red Sox 2, Gulf Coast Reds 1

Only 9 hits were tallied combined in this opening contest. The Reds outhit the Red Sox 6-3, but that’s not what matters. 23 year old catcher Miguel Perez accounted for the lone run for the Reds with his solo homerun in the 4th inning.

Juan Rafael pitched 5 innings in relief. The 21 year old allowed 1 run on 0 hits. Yes, you read that right! Rafael did walk 3 which seemed to be a problem for the Reds.