Games Played on 05/09/2012

Minor League Players of the Day: Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Tucker Barnhart, went 2-for-4, scored two runs, had two RBI’s and threw out his 11th baserunner of the season.

Louisville 6 – Norfolk 5

Louisville took a 6-2 lead after scoring three times in the 2nd inning and three times in the 4th. The offensive production was spread around as only Chris Valaika collected more than one hit (two singles and a run scored.)

Pedro Villarreal made his AAA debut and allowed 5 runs (2 earned) in 5.2 innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out 7. The Bats bullpen followed with 3.1 shutout innings in preserving the 6-5 victory.

Mississippi 5 – Pensacola 3

Ryan LaMarre went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored. He was also caught stealing for his 3rd time in 10 attempts.

Daniel Corcino went the first 6 innings, allowing just 1 run on 6 hits. He hadn’t walked a batter and struck out 7. Corcino went back out to start the 7th inning with a 3-1 lead and walked the leadoff batter. The bullpen allowed that batter and three others to score in the 7th for Mississippi.

High A
Bakersfield 7 – Lancaster 4

The Blaze took a 3-0 lead in the third inning. They found themselves down 4-3 in the 7th and scored four times in that inning to win the game. Redleg Nation Spotlight player, Tucker Barnhart, went 2-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs. He scored one run and drove in one run in each of Bakersfield’s scoring innings. With two on and one out in the bottom of the first inning, Barnhart threw out his 11th baserunner of the season on the backend of a strike ’em out, throw ’em out double play, ending the threat. Tucker has thrown out 48% of those attempting to steal on him this season.

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-5 including his first stolen base since May 3rd. Hamilton is up to 32 stolen bases on the year in 39 attempts. Bryson Smith was 2-for-3 with four RBI.

Daniel Renken only went 2.1 innings in the start. He surrendered 2 runs on 5 hits. Jamie Walczak was credited with the win for his 2.1 inning 1-hit shutout performance. Walczak struck out 5 of the 9 batters he faced.

Low A
Lake County 4 – Dayton 1

The Dragons collected just four hits in the loss. Theo Bowe was 1-for-2 with a walk and the lone run scored. He stole his 12th base of the season in 13 attempts.

After the Dragons bullpen threw 14 innings in Tuesday’s doublheader, Dayton only got 1.1 innings out of starter Daniel Tuttle. The game story only explained that Tuttle “was ejected from the game by plate umpire Ronnie Teague after issuing back-to-back walks in the second inning”.