Louisville 6 – Norfolk 4

Jay Bruce appears to be on the verge of getting on track.  Bruce went 3-3 in yesterday’s game.  Jay hit his 3rd homerun of the season and added a single and triple.  He scored twice and drove in 2 runs.  Jerry Hairston, Jr. continues to be hot.  Hairston went 2-4 with a homerun, 3 rbis, and a run scored.  Finally, Jolbert Cabrera went 2-4 and scored twice. 

Matt Maloney picked up the win for the Bats.  Maloney pitched 5.1 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk.  He struck out 6.  Jim Brower pitched 2 scoreless innings to pick up his 2nd save of the season.

Huntsville 7 – Chattanooga 4 

The Lookouts were cruising in this one until things fell apart in the 7th.  In that inning, the Lookouts squandered a 4-1 lead, allowing the Stars to score 6 times to take the lead and the win.  Most of the blame for the 7th inning falls onto Carlos Fisher.  Fisher threw 1.1 innings, allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Pedro Viola and Derrick Lutz were called upon to get out of the 7th.  I’ll assume that they inherited some of Fisher’s runs that would eventually cross home against these two.

Cody Strait hit his first homerun of the season in a 2-5 night.  Strait added a double to the solo homerun.  Sean Henry hit his 2nd homerun of the season last night.  Henry went 1-2 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored, and an rbi.

Lakeland 6 – Sarasota 2

Justin Turner and Carson Kainer each went 2-4 for the Reds in a losing effort.  One of Turner’s hits was a double and he added an rbi. 

The pitching was not very good last night for the Reds.  Starter Daniel Guerrero allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 4.2 innings pitched.  He struck out 7.

Dayton 9 – Beloit 2

If you haven’t heard of this next kid yet, you haven’t been reading DOTF over the past year.  Brandon Waring went 3-5 in last night’s game with 2 homeruns, 3 runs scored, and 5 runs batted in.  Waring is off to another unbelievable start to the season.  He now has 5 homeruns in 13 games and is hitting .373/.411/.686.  About the only negative I see at this point is his 17 strikeouts to just 4 walks.  Here is a recap about last night’s Dayton game from minorleaguebaseball.com in which it talks about Waring.  Denis Phipps also hit a homerun last night, his 2nd of the season in a 3-5 night for Phipps.  Denis added a triple, run scored, and 3 rbis.  Keltavious Jones, Kevyn Feiner, and Brett Bartles each had 2 hits on the night as well on a night in which Dayton had 15 total hits.

Jeremy Horst didn’t get the win, but had a great relief outing.  Horst went 3 innings, allowing just 1 hit while striking out 6.