Games Played on 04/06/2012
The organization played day two with much poorer results.
Louisville left fielder, Daryl Jones, led the game off with a homerun, and scored the only other Bats run after walking in the 9th inning. Brett Tomko went 5 innings for the Bats, giving up 2 long balls and all three Columbus runs. He walked 2 and struck out 7 batters.
Curtis Partch had a rough start, surrendering 6 runs in 3 innings for the loss.
Visalia 9 – Bakersfield 3
This game was a bit rough defensively for Bakersfield. Visalia scored 4 unearned runs in the 4th inning on an error, passed ball, and two wild pitches. Bakersfield would go on to commit 4 errors, allowing 6 unearned runs. Starting pitcher Chad Rogers worked 2.2 innings, allowing 2 hits and 3 walks, 4 runs all unearned. Converted Louisville Bats infielder, Michael Griffin, made his season debut as a pitcher, allowing just 1 hit, no walks and two strikeouts.
3B David Vidal was 2-for-4 with a HR in the bottom of the 9th inning.
This was a real pitchersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ duel until the 9th inning. The score was 1-1 in the 9th until Dragon right-hander, Jim Moran gave up a 2-out solo homerun to Whitecaps catcher Curt Casali. However, West Michigan couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t retire a single batter in the bottom of the 9th. Juan Silva led off the inning with a walk followed by three straight singles for the Dragon walk-off victory.
Radhames Quezada started for the Dragons, pitching 4 innings of 1-run baseball. He walked 3 and struck out 3.