Louisville lost 8-2. Box Score
- Neftali Soto went 2-4 with a run.
- Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a run.
- Jake Elmore went 0-2 with an RBI and 2 walks.
- Bryan Anderson went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Steve Selsky went 1-1 with a double.
- Rey Navarro went 1-1 and was hit by a pitch.
- Nick Christiani threw 2 hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
- Justin Freeman was charged with two unearned runs in 2 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
The game didn’t get off to a good start for the Bats as Indianapolis scored two runs in the first and single runs in both the second and third innings to jump out to a 4-0 lead. The Indians would score two more runs in the top of the sixth to extend their lead to 6-0, which probably made things a little easier when Louisville threatened in the seventh inning. Neftali Soto and Donald Lutz singled to lead off the inning and Rey Navarro was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A ground out got the Bats on the board and a Bryan Anderson single put another run up and put runners on first and second. After a strike out Jason Bourgeois was also hit by a pitch to load the bases, but a strikeout ended the inning with the bases loaded. The Bats would enter the bottom of the ninth trailing 8-2, and while they would get two runners on to lead off the inning, neither would come around as the Bats fell to 62-66 on the season.
Pensacola lost 3-0. Box Score
- Yorman Rodriguez went 1-3 with 2 walks.
- Brodie Greene went 2-5.
- Travis Mattair went 2-4 with a walk.
- Chris Berset went 2-3 with a walk.
- Devin Lohman went 0-2 with 2 walks.
- Michael Lorenzen went 1-2 at the plate. He allowed 2 runs in 5 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts on the mound.
- Tim Adleman threw 2 perfect innings with 2 strikeouts.
- Kyle McMyne alowed a run in 2 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Mobile grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning off of Michael Lorenzen, who settled in after that and went five innings allowing just those two runs. Pensacola, despite eight hits and eight walks were unable to cash in on any of those base runners and fell 3-0.
Bakersfield won 5-0. Box Score
- Jeff Gelalich went 1-4 with a steal and a run.
- Sean Buckley went 2-3 with a double and a run.
- Marquez Smith went 2-4 with a HR (27) and 3 RBI.
- Harold Riggins went 2-4.
- Sebastian Elizalde went 1-4 with an RBI and a run.
- Joe Hudson went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
- Daniel Wright threw 6 shutout innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
- Sean Lucas threw 3 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
Both teams went scoreless through the first three innings, but then Bakersfield broke through. Juan Perez led off and was hit by a pitch and was followed by singles by Harold Riggins and Sebastian Elizalde that brought Perez around to score. Joe Hudson followed with a double to bring in another run, making it 2-0. An error and a single put two runners on for Marquez Smith in the top of the fifth inning and he came through, like he has all season, with a 3-run home run to put the Blaze up 5-0 on his 27th home run of the year. That was all that the pitching would need. Daniel Wright tossed the first six innings without allowing a run and handed the game over to Sean Lucas who finished out the game with three more shutout innings.
Dayton won 6-5. Box Score
- Jamodrick McGruder went 2-5 with a HR (3) and 2 RBI.
- Alex Blandino went 3-5 with 2 doubles, a run and an RBI.
- Robert Ramirez went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Jose Ortiz went 2-3 with a walk and solo HR (3).
- Avain Rachal went 2-4 with a solo HR (2).
- Jackson Stephens allowed 2 earned (4 total) in 6 innings with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts.
- Pedro Diaz threw 2 shutout innings with a strikeout.
Bowling Green got things going first, scoring a run in the second inning. The Dragons tied the game up quickly on a Jose Ortiz homer in the bottom of the inning. The Hot Rods would score twice in the fourth inning and it put them up 3-1 and they would add another run in the top of the fifth to extend their lead to 4-1. The Dragons would get two solo home runs in the fifth from Avain Rachal and Jamodrick McGruder and a third run would come around when Robert Ramirez singled in Alex Blandino who had doubled to tie the game up at 4-4. Bowling Green scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on a controversial balk call on Tony Amezcua that after several replays I still can’t figure out where there was a balk at. Dayton went scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings and entered the bottom of the ninth still down 5-4. Jose Ortiz led off the inning with a single and was pinch-run for. Jon Matthews followed with a single of his own to put runners on first and second. The next two batters made outs, but it did set up runners on the corners with two outs for Jamodrick McGruder, who came through with a single to tie the game up and put the winning run on second base for Alex Blandino. Blandino came up and hit a relatively deep fly ball to center that the center fielder thought ht he in his tracks, but he misjudged it as it carried further than he thought and despite picking up his effort over his last five steps and a full out dive, he came up just short as the ball fell just out of his reach 10 feet short of the warning track for a walk-off double.
Billings won 7-1. Box Score
- Aristides Aquino went 2-4 with a double, walk and a run.
- KJ Franklin went 1-4 with a walk, run and 2 RBI.
- Taylor Sparks went 1-4 with a triple, RBI and a run.
- Jimmy Pickens went 1-3 with a walk and a run.
- Ty Washington went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run.
- Luke Moran allowed a run in 6 innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Soid Marquez threw 3 shutout innings with 6 strikeouts.
Orem would get on the board first with a solo home run in the second inning. That would be the lone run that Luke Moran would give up over six strong innings pitched before handing the game over to the bullpen. The Mustangs offense would get the run back and then some in the next inning as they rallied for four runs in the third inning. KJ Franklin singled in Argenis Aldazoro and Aristides Aquino to give the Mustangs the lead. Taylor Sparks followed with a triple to add another run and Garrett Boulware capped off the inning with an RBI single to make it 4-1. Billings would play add on in the sixth inning. Brian O’Grady doubled in Jimmy Pickens and Ty Washington to make it a 6-1 lead and he would come around to score on back-to-back wild pitches that advanced him a base each to put the Mustangs up by a final score of 7-1. Soid Marquez came on for the seventh, eighth and ninth in relief of Luke Moran and continued what Moran started by tossing three shutout innings with six strikeouts.
AZL Reds won 4-3. Box Score
- Hector Vargas went 1-4 with a double and a run.
- Shane Mardirosian went 1-4 with a run.
- Narciso Crook went 1-4 with a triple and an RBI.
- Gavin LaValley went 1-4 with an RBI.
- Jose Siri went 2-4 with 2 steals and 2 runs.
- Zac Correll threw 2.1 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
- Ty Boyles allowed a run in 4.1 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
A Hector Vargas double to lead off the game and a Narciso Crook triple put the Reds up 1-0 in the first inning. A sac fly in the second inning by Dalton Carter would make it 2-0 for the Reds. They would extend their lead in the top of the sixth inning when Gavin LaValley would single in Shane Mardirosian to make it a 3-0 lead. The A’s would get a run back in the bottom of the sixth, but the Reds would get it right back when Jose Siri singled on a bunt, stole second base, then stole third base on strike three and took the plate when the catcher threw the ball to first to complete the out. The A’s got a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to make it 4-2 and after getting a run in the ninth to make it a 1-run game they would get back-to-back walks to put the tying run on second and the winning run on first a fly ball ended the game with the Reds picking up their 19th win of the year.
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