Minor League Player of the Day:  Juan Silva (AZL Reds) 2-4, 1 homerun, 1 double, 1 run scored, 3 RBI


Columbus 7 – Louisville 5

Wladimir Balentien went 2-4 and scored a run while Zach Cozart hit his 12th homerun of the season in a 1-5 game.   Danny Dorn went 1-3 with a homerun and a walk.  He drove in a run and scored 2.  The homerun was Dorn’s 6th of the season.

James Avery made his first start of the season for Louisville in this contest.  He allowed 3 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings of work.  He struck out 4 and did not walk a batter.  In Carolina, Avery was 4-3 with a 3.40 ERA in 9 starts and 45.0 innings pitched. 


The Carolina Mudcats started their All-Star break on Sunday.  The Mudcats will not play again until Wednesday.

High A

Lynchburg 5 – Winston-Salem 4

The Hillcats scored 5 runs in the first inning and then held on for the victory.  Carlos Mendez reached base 4 times, going 3-3 with a walk.  He also scored a run.  Josh Fellhauer had 2 hits, both singles, in 5 at-bats.  

Jeff Jeffords picked up the win in relief and improved to 2-0.  Jeffords pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing no hits while walking 1 and striking out 3.  Donnie Joseph recorded his 7th save of the season for Lynchburg by pitching a scoreless 9th inning.  Joseph walked 1 and struck out 3.  On the season with Dayton and Lynchburg, Joseph is 2-3 with 13 saves.  He has allowed only 5 earned runs in 43.1 innings over both levels for an ERA of 1.04.  He has 76 strikeouts compared to only 13 walks.


Great Lakes 3 – Dayton 1

Alex Oliveras hit his 3rd homerun of the season and provided all of the scoring for the Dragons on a night in which Dayton managed only 4 base hits.

J.C. Sulbaran fell to 4-5 on the season with the loss.  Sulbaran allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 in 6 innings pitched.  Blair Carson pitched 3 scorless innings in relief, allowing only 1 base hit.  Carson is 3-3 on the season with a 2.22 ERA in 48.2 innings pitched with the Dragons.  


Billings 9 – Helena 4

Donald Lutz went 1-2 and had a walk and a double. He also scored a run and drove in 2 RBI.  The Mustangs capitalized on 3 Helena errors.  Billings scored 9 runs but only had 6 base hits.  Juan Duran went  2-4 with a double, run scored, 3 RBI, and a stolen base

AZL Mariners 5 – AZL Reds 3

Silva, our player of the day, belted his 2nd homerun of the season in the losing effort.  He was the only Reds player with at least 2 hits.

Starting pitcher Jonathon Correa was hurt by the 3 Reds errors as he allowed 4 runs though only 1 was earned.  He pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.