Games Played on 04/15/11

Minor League Player of the Day: Dontrelle Willis threw 6 more shutout innings, his total is now 12 shutout innings, 8 hits, only 3 walks and 11 strikeouts in two starts for the Bats.

AAA

Louisville 3 – Indianapolis 0

Dontrelle Willis threw 6 more shutout innings, allowing 5 hits, walking 2, and striking out 6. David Johnson and Jerry Gil helped combine for the shutout.

The Bats were led offensively by Todd Frazier (2-4, D) and Jeremy Hermida (2-4, D). Chris Valaika also hit his first homer of the year.

AA

Carolina at Huntsville was postponed.

High A

Bakersfield 9 – Inland Empire 2

Brodie Greene and Andrew Means both picked up 2 hits for the Blaze and Yasmani Grandal picked up his first career homer.

JC Sulburan threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs, while giving up 5 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 4. The bullpen (Clayton Shunick (2 IP, W), Mace Thurman (1 2/3), and Doug Salinas (1)) shut down the opposition the rest of the way.

Low A

Lansing 8 – Dayton 6

David Vidal went 3-4 and drove in 2 runs, Billy Hamilton was 2-3 with 2 walks and a stolen base (9th). He was also picked off (for the second straight night).

Jay Howell threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, allowing only 1 hit. He’s now pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Dragons.

Rookie

Billings Mustangs season begins June 20th

AZL Reds season begins June 20th