—Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker made his 2010 AAA debut, by going 6 innings, but allowing four runs on seven hits. As usual, Klinker’s control was good, striking out five and walking only one. Now that the first one is out of control, Klinker is ready to take AAA by storm.
–After getting no-hit the day before, Louisville’s offense was not much better in this game. Other than old man 2B Chris Burke‘s three hits, the Bats mustered up just two more hits: a single by LF Yonder Alonso and a triple by 1B Todd Frazier.
–Like their AAA counterparts, Carolina only collected five hits, and no player had more than one. 2B Jake Kahaulelio did hit his sixth homer.
–Reliever Lee Tabor tossed three scoreless innings.
Frederick 9, Lynchburg 2 (Game 1)
Lynchburg 2, Frederick 1 (Game 2; 14 innings)
–In game one, 2B Cody Puckett went 3-4 with two doubles. On the season, the 23-year old Puckett is now hitting a robust .290/.369/.542.
–23-year old RF Kyle Day went 3-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.
–23-year old Curtis Partch took the loss after giving up three earned runs in five and a third innings. Partch dropped to 2-4 with a 3.73 ERA.
–In game two, Puckett lifted a sac fly in the bottom of the 14th, scoring CF Efrain Contreras and giving the Hillcats a 2-1 win. Contreras scored both runs on the evening, including a homer in the fifth inning.
–Despite playing 14 innings, only one Hillcat had more than one hit: 23-year old 1B Carlos Mendez, who went 3-6 with a double.
–Lynchburg got good work on the mound from a number of sources: Jordan Hotchkiss, Sean Watson (who allowed the only Frederick run), Donnie Joseph, Justin Freeman, and Nick Christiani (who got the win).