Minor League Player of the Day: Brennan May (AZL Reds) 2-3, 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 homerun, 6 RBI.

Louisville 3 – Columbus 2
Jeremy Hermida had 2 hits including a double.  He also drove in 2 RBI.  Todd Frazier singled in 2 at-bats and drove in the Bats third run of the game.

Travis Wood pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4.  Bradley Boxberger pitched a scoreless 8th inning, allowing only 1 hit to keep his ERA with Louisville at a perfect 0.00.  Jerry Gil picked up the win by retiring the side in order in the 9th inning to run his record to 4-4 on the season.

The game between Carolina and Jacksonville was postponed.

High A
Lancaster 7 – Bakersfield 6

Stephen Hunt was one of three Blazer players to record two hits in the loss.  Hunt went 2-5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and a run scored.  Brodie Greene went 2-3 with a double, 2 runs scored, and 2 walks.  Greene also stole his 22nd base of the season.  Alex Buchholz was 2-5 as well, recording 2 singles and an RBI.  Jose Gualdron drove in 2 RBI and had a double in 4 at-bats.

With the game tied at 4-4, Bakersfield brought in Tzu-Kai Chiu to pitch the 8th inning.  Chiu surrendered 3 runs on 4 hits in the 8th inning to turn a 4-4 tie game into a 7-4 deficit.  The Blaze were able to score 2 in the 9th, but fell one run short in the end.

Dayton 8 – Fort Wayne 5
The Dragons recorded their 6th consecutive win yesterday by defeating Fort Wayne.  Jaren Matthews went 2-5 with a triple, run scored, and 3 runs batted in.  Redleg Nation spotlight player Tucker Barnhart scored twice and went 2-4 with a double.  Ronald Torreyes and Dominic D’Anna each homered and both were solo shots.  Torreyes ended the game 2-5 with a run scored and the lone RBI.  D’Anna finished 1-2 with 3 walks, 2 runs scored, and an RBI.

Josh Smith struck out 7 in 5 innings, but also allowed 4 runs  on 6 hits and 2 walks and did not factor into the decision.  Daniel Wolford struck out 4 in 1.2 innings.  Wolford did not allow a run but scattered 3 hits in relief to pick up the win.  The win puts Wolford’s record at 4-1 on the season.  Drew Hayes struck out 3 and walked 1 in 1.2 innings pitched to record his 13th save of the season.

Billings 13 – Great Falls 9
After jumping out to a 4-0 lead, the Mustangs watched Great Falls take a 5-4 lead after 5 innings.  But the Mustangs put up an 8 spot in the 6th inning to take a 12-5 lead.  A lead they wouldn’t surrender.  Dayne Read went 2-4 with 3 runs scored, a homerun, and 4 RBI.  Devin Lohman went 3-5 with 3 singles, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.  Nick O’Shea had 3 hits in 6 at-bats including 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and a run scored.  Sammy Diaz went 2-5 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.

Tony Cingrani started but went only 2 innings.  In those 2 innings, he struck out 4 and did not allow a base runner.  Erik Miller allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in relief on 2 hits.  He struck out 3 and picked up the win.

AZL Reds 17 – AZL A’s 1
Brennan May did not get the start, but he made the most of his time on the field.  May went 2-3 with a homerun, double, 2 runs scored, and 6 RBI.  Juan Perez 3-5 with a homerun, 2 walks, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI.  Brandon Dailey scored 3 runs and had 3 singles in 5 at-bats.  Spencer Dickinson, Carlos Sanchez, and Robert Ramirez added 2 more base hits each.

Justice French struck out 12 in 6 innings pitched.  He allowed 1 run on 5 hits to improve his record to 1-1 on the season.