Minor League Player of the Day: Kris Negron (Louisville) 1-2, double, 2 RBI

Durham 4 – Louisville 2 (Game 5; Durham wins series 3-2)
For the third consecutive season, the Durham Bulls have ended the Louisville Bats season.  This time it comes in the decisive game 5 of the first round of the playoffs.  Jeremy Horst walked 4 and allowed only 1 hit in his 4 innings of work.  That led to 2 unearned runs and put the Bats behind 2-0 early.  The Bats tied it at 2-2 when Kris Negron doubled to drive in 2 RBI. Negron ended the game 1-2.  Micah Owings then came in and gave up a run in 2 innings of work.  The run Micah allowed in the 5th inning was all the Bulls needed for the win and the series.

Louisville Bats – Season Completed

– 79-64 1st Place in the International League West 0.5 G ahead of the Columbus Clippers
– Tied with the Durham Bulls 2-2 in the first round 5 G series of the International League Playoffs

Carolina Mudcats – Season Completed

– 58-79 5th (last) Place in the Southern League North 27 G behind the Tennessee Smokies
– 30-39 5th (last) Place in the 1st Half Southern League North 12 G behind the Tennessee Smokies

High A
Lynchburg Hillcats – Season Completed

– 61-77 4th (last) Place in the Carolina League Northern 10 G behind the Frederick Keys
– 29-41 4th (last) Place in the 1st Half Carolina League Northern 12 G behind the Frederick Keys

Dayton Dragons – Season Completed

– 53-85 8th (last) Place in the Midwest League Eastern 36.5 G behind the Great Lakes Loons
– 30-39 7th Place in the 1st Half Midwest League Eastern 14 G behind the Lake County Captains

Billings Mustangs – Season Completed

– 38-37 3rd Place in the Pioneer League North 9 G behind the Great Falls Voyagers
– 21-17 2nd Place in the 1st Pioneer League North 2 G behind the Great Falls Voyagers

AZL Reds – Season Completed

– 31-24 2nd Place in the AZL Central 2.5 G behind the AZL Brewers
– AZL Wild Card Winners over the AZL Royals by 0.5 games
– Beat the AZL Giants in the one game AZL Playoff Semi-finals
– Lost to the AZL Brewers in the one game AZL Playoff Finals

This wraps up the 2010 minor league season.  Congratulations to the Louisville Bats and AZL Reds for fine post-season runs.