Louisville 20 – Buffalo 7

Yowza!  No, that isn’t a typo nor a football score.  Sit back and relax, this review may take a while…

Juan Francisco and Danny Dorn  led the Bats with 4 hits apiece.  Juan Francisco went 4-5 with 3 doubles, 4 rbis, and 2 runs scored.  Dorn was also 4-5 with a double, 3 rbis, and 4 runs scored.  Wladimir Balentien, Corky Miller, and Chris Valaika had 3 hits each.  Balentein went 3-6 with 2 doubles, 2 rbis, and a run scored while Miller went 3-5 with a homerun, 2 doubles, 5 rbis, and 3 runs scored.  The homerun was Miller’s 3rd of the season.  Valaika was 3-7 with a double, rbi, and a run scored.  Finally, Chris Burke, Zack Cozart, and Aroldis Chapman had 2 hits each.  Cozart hit his 3rd homerun of the season.

So in total: the Bats offense managed 24 hits; 8 players had at least 2 hits; 5 players scored at least 2 runs; 5 players drove in at least 2 rbis; and Louisville tallied 11 doubles and 2 homeruns.

Overshadowed by the offensive outburst was the fact that Chapman got the start.  It was Aroldis’ worst outing of the season as he allowed 6 runs on 9 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8 over 5 innings of work.  He did improve to 2-1 on the season with the win but watched his ERA climb to 3.12 on the season.


Mobile 6 – Carolina 5

Kris Negron went 2-5 with an rbi while Dave Sappelt went 2-3 with a triple and an rbi.  The Mudcats trailed 6-0 heading into the 8th inning and made it close by scoring 5 runs in that 8th inning, but the comeback fell short.

Travis Webb struggled in his first start of the season for Carolina since being called up from Lynchburg.  Webb allowed 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 5.1 innings pitched.  Travis was 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA in 19.1 innings of work for Lynchburg this season before his promotion.

High A

Lynchburg 4 – Kinston 1

Bradley Boxberger  improved to 3-1 on the season after pitching a gem yesterday.  Boxberger pitched 6 shutout innings, scattering 5 hits and walking a batter while striking out 3.  Boxberger lowered his ERA to 1.44 in 25 innings pitched this season.

Josh Fellhauer, Neftali Soto, Miguel Rojas, and Justin Reed had 2 hits each for the Hillcats.  Soto hit his 4th homerun of the season while Rojas scored twice.


Dayton 10 – Bowling Green 5

The Dragons actually trailed 5-1, but used an offensive surge that produced 10 runs on 16 hits to come back for the win.  Shane Carlson was a perfect 3-3 at the plate.  Carlson doubled, scored twice, and drove in 2.  Henry Rodriguez drove in 3 runs and was 3-4 at the plate.  Kevin Coddington also had 3 hits, going 3-5 with an rbi.

Donnie Joseph pitched a scoreless innings in relief in the game.  Joseph has allowed 1 run this season in 12.1 innings of work.  In this game, Donnie walked 2 but struck out 3 in that inning.  He now has 4 walks and 21 strikeouts in those 12.1 innings pitched.