Triple – A

Toledo 6 – Louisville 3

Juan Francisco went 2-4 with a run scored and is now batting .405 during his short stint with the Bats.  Chris Valaika went 2-3 with a double and a run scored.  In his 2nd game with the Bats, Todd Frazier went 1-4 and hit his first homerun in AAA.  The homerun was a 2 run shot in the 7th inning.

Matt Maloney pitched 6 innings, surrendering 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out 7.  Maloney is now 9-9 with a 3.08 ERA.  Ramon Ramirez blew any shot of a comeback late by allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in an inning of work.

Double – A

Tennessee 3 – Carolina 2

Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Logan Parker went 2-4 with 2 singles.  Shaun Cumberland and Zack Cozart each had a hit and an rbi in the loss.

Tom Cochran’s defense let him down.  Cochran allowed 3 runs, only 1 earned, in 5.2 innings of work.  He allowed 7 hits and walked a batter while striking out 5.  His record falls to 4-6 on the season while he posts a 3.18 ERA.

Class A Advanced

St. Lucie 9 – Sarasota 4

Dave Sappelt hit his 4th homerun of the season and added a single in 4 at-bats.  He scored a run and drove in 2.  Denis Phipps had 2 singles in 3 at-bats while scoring a run and drawing a walk.  Phipps also stole his 16th base of the season.

Lance Janke allowed 5 runs on 9 hits and 5 walks in 4.1 innings pitched to pick up the loss.  He is now 0-3 with a 4.91 ERA.

Single – A

West Michigan 3 – Dayton 0

Byron Wiley went 2-4 with a double while Tony Brown was 2-4 with a triple in the losing effort.

Justin Walker made his first start with the Dragons and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings pitched to pick up the loss.  He struck out 4.  Walker has made 6 starts this season at various levels.

Rookie Leagues

Casper 8 – Billings 5

Does any team nickname go better with a team than the Casper Ghosts?  Perhaps they should add the word “Friendly” to it.  Mariekson Gregorius went 2-5 with a triple, run scored, and rbi.  Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 and scored 2 runs.  Chris McMurray went 2-4 with a double.  Efrain Contreras had only 1 hit, but did drive in 2 rbis and stole a base.

Leonardo Astorga allowed 7 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits in 6 innings pitched to drop to 2-6 on the season.  

GCL Reds 2 – GCL Red Sox 1

Normally I put the Reds in front of the Mustangs, but I wanted to save the lone win for last!  Jefry Sierra went 2-3 while Billy Hamilton and Juan Duran drove in an rbi each.

Misael DeJesus made the start, but did not qualify for the win.  He went 3 innings, allowed just 1 hit and no walks while striking out 4.  Luis Machuca picked up the win in relief by going 5 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 3.