Louisville lost 6-5 in 15 innings. Box Score
- Jason Bourgeois went 1-6 with 2 walks and a run.
- Jake Elmore went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Rey Navarro went 3-5 with 3 walks and 2 RBI.
- Thomas Neal went 4-6 with a double, 2 walks and 2 RBI.
- Tucker Barnhart went 1-7 with a walk and an RBI.
- Hernan Iribarren went 1-6 with a walk.
- Josh Smith allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 6 innings with 4 strikeouts.
- Mikey O’Brien threw a shutout inning with a walk.
- Fabio Castillo threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Justin Freeman threw 1.1 shutout innings with a strikeout.
- Pedro Villarreal threw 2 shutout innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Elvin Ramirez allowed a run in 3 innings with 2 strikeouts.
Rochester scored in the first, fourth and sixth innings to jump out to a 4-0 lead before the Bats could get things moving on offense. Jason Bourgeois singled to lead off the inning and two walks loaded the bases with two outs for Thomas Neal. Before he had a chance to do damage a wild pitch brought a run in and moved the runners up. Neal would then double in the other two runners to cut into the Redwings lead, making it a 4-3 game after six. In the bottom of the eight Louisville would would get four straight singles by Neftali Soto, Rey Navarro, Thomas Neal and Tucker Barnhart to tie the game up at four and Bryan Anderson would come off of the bench and hit a sac fly to give the Bats the 5-4 lead. Rochester wouldn’t go quietly though, stringing together three singles in the top of the inning to tie the game up. Three walks in the bottom of the ninth inning loaded the bases for the Bats, but they couldn’t get a run across and the game went into extras. The bottom of the tenth saw the bases loaded again with two outs but nothing would come of it. Another bases loaded and two out situation showed up for the Bats in the thirteenth inning but a strikeout sent the game on to the fourteenth. After a leadoff single in the top of the fifteenth a sac bunt and a triple brought around the go-ahead run for the Redwings. In the bottom of the frame Louisville would get a Rey Navarro single, but two pop ups to the second baseman would end the game that wound up being the longest in Louisville Bats history.
Pensacola lost 4-1. Box Score
- Yorman Rodriguez went 1-4 with a run.
- Brodie Greene went 2-4.
- Ross Perez went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Seth Mejias-Brean went 1-3.
- Scott Maine threw a perfect inning of relief with a strikeout.
- Drew Hayes threw a shutout inning with 2 strikeouts.
Robert Stephenson got the start and really, it turned out to be a good one outside of two mistakes. After a walk in the first inning he gave up a home run to Cubs super prospect Addison Russell. The game stayed 2-0 until the bottom of the sixth when a double with two runners on made it a 4-0 game. He would finish the game allowing just three hits and two walks in six innings with seven strikeouts, but the four runs was too many to overcome. Pensacola wouldn’t get on the board until the ninth inning when they would string together three singles to make it a 4-1 game, but a double play would end the game on the next play.
Bakersfield won 8-1. Box Score
- Beau Amaral went 1-4 with a walk, RBI and a run.
- Jeff Gelalich went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Sean Buckley went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Marquez Smith went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Juan Perez went 1-3 with a walk, HR (11), 2 runs and 2 RBI.
- Brent Peterson went 1-4 with a run and an RBI.
- Mike Dennhardt allowed a run in 7 innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
- Jacob Johnson threw 2 shutout innings.
The Quakes would jump out to an early lead, scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning. That was the last time they would score off of starter Mike Dennhardt who fired off seven strong innings with six strikeouts. The Blaze offense got things rolling in the top of the fourth inning with a little bit of help from the defense. Beau Amaral walked and Zach Vincej reached on an error that put two men on for Jeff Gelalich. Gelalich singled in Amaral to tie the game up and later in the inning Vincej would score on a wild pitch to put Bakersfield ahead for good. They would add to their lead in the seventh as Juan Perez hit his 11th homer of the year to bring Marquez Smith around as well, making it 4-1. The top of the ninth saw four more runs come across as the Blaze had seven straight batters reach, with three walks, a hit batter and three singles that put them up 8-1. Jacob Johnson had thrown a shutout eighth inning and returned for the ninth, where he made easy work of the Rancho Cucamonga hitters to seal the win.
Dayton lost 13-2. Box Score
- Phillip Ervin went 1-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Tanner Rahier went 2-4 with a run.
- Jon Matthews went 3-4.
- Jose Ortiz went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI.
- Radhames Quezada threw a shutout inning with 2 walks.
It wasn’t a good day for Dayton on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons would score single runs in the first and ninth innings, but South Bend took advantage of the long ball, hitting a grand slam and a 3-run homer in the game as they crossed the plate 13 times.
Billings had the day off.
AZL Reds were postponed again.
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