Triple-A

Louisville 5 – Columbus 1

All five Louisville runs in this one came via the long ball.  Chris Valaika hit his first homerun of the season in the first inning with a runner aboard.  Craig Tatum hit his first of the season in the 4th inning with 2 aboard.  Tatum added a single as well.

Ben Jukich went 5 innings in the start, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and 3 walks.  Bill Bray pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief and Josh Roenicke pitched a perfect 9th with a strikeout.

Double – A

MIssissippi 7 – Carolina 4

The Braves committed 5 errors, but the Mudcats could not take advantage and still lost the game. Chris Heisey went 2-3 with a homerun, run scored, and 2 batted in.  Zach Cozart went 1-4 and drove in 2 runs as well.

James Avery got the start and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings pitched.  Ruben Medina picked up the loss in relief by giving up 2 runs in 1.1 innings pitched.  I suppose it is worth noting that Tom Glavine made the start for the Braves.  I was fortunate enough to see John Smoltz make a rehab appearance last season with the Mississippi Braves against the Tennessee Smokies.

Class A Advanced

St. Lucie 1 – Sarasota 0

There isn’t much to report offensively for the Reds in this one other than Jason Louwsma, who went 2-3.  The Reds struck out 10 times collectively against St. Lucie pitching.

The Reds pitching performed well, but an unearned run cost the club the win.  Jeremy Horst scattered 5 hits while walking a batter in 4 innings.  Horst also struck out 3 in the start.  Enerio Del Rosario pitched 2 scoreless innings, surrendering a hit and a walk while striking out 1.

Single – A

The Dragons had Easter Sunday off.