Triple – A

Gwinnett 8 – Louisville 7

Things were looking great for the Bats.  Up 7-1 going to the 8th, Louisville was ready to cruise to a comfortable victory.  However, a 7 run 8th inning by Gwinnett turned the win into a loss.  Pedro Viola allowed 4 runs on 3 hits in .1 inning of work in that 8th inning.  Frederico Baez allowed 2 more runs in just .1 inning pitched to record the loss.

Chris Heisey went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a homerun.  The homerun was Heisey’s 1st in Louisville.  He also drove in 2 runs and scored 2 more.  Chris Valaika added a homerun in the game as well, his 4th of the season.

Double – A

Chattanooga 4 – Carolina 2

Michael Griffin and Eric Eymann each went 1-4 with a double on a night in which the Mudcats offense mustered only 5 hits.  Zach Cozart went 1-2 with an rbi and a run scored.

Tom Cochran, when not singing “Life is a Highway”, pitches for the Mudcats.  Tom allowed 4 runs on 7 hits and a walk in 5.1 innings of work to fall to 1-1 on the season.

Class A Advanced

The game between Sarasota and Tampa was postponed.  They will play a double-header on Wednesday.

Single – A

Dayton 5 – Fort Wayne 3

Byron Wiley went 2-4 with a triple, 2 rbis, and a run scored to help lift the Dragons to the win.  Kevin Coddington raised his average to .304 on the season thanks to a 2-4 night.  Cody Puckett scored twice and drove in a run after a 1-2 night with a double.

J.C. Sulbaran allowed 3 unearned runs and did not factor into the decision.  Sulbaran allowed 2 hits and walked 3 while striking out 6 in 4 innings of work.  Sulbaran is 2-1 with a 4.21 ERA in 47 innings pitched.  He has struck out 55 in that span.

Rookie League

GCL Reds 4 – GCL Twins 1

Theodis Bowe and Donald Lutz each went 2-4 with Bowe scoring a run for the Reds and Lutz driving in a run.  Bowe also stole 3 bases while Lutz swiped 1.  Billy Hamilton was held hitless for only the 2nd time this season but did steal his 7th base.

Tyler Cline picked up his first win of the season after pitching 5 scoreless innings.  Cline allowed just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3 over 5 innings of work.  

Billings 9 – Helena 6

Humberto Sosa went 2-4 with a homerun, double, rbi, and 2 runs scored.  Alexis Oliveras went 2-4 with a double, run scored, and 2 walks.  Chris Richburg went 2-3 with a double and an rbi.  Sean Conner went 2-5 with a double and a run scored.  Finally, Maurecio Pimentel went 1-4 and scored twice and drove in 2 rbis.

Ezequiel Infante picked up his first win of the year by pitching 2 scoreless innings in relief.  Infante allowed 2 hits and struck out 1.