Connor Phillips struck out 13 batters, Jose Torres hit a home run to the moon, and Justice Thompson crushed a walk-off home run as Dayton picked up a sweep in a doubleheader, Eduardo Salazar allowed just one run over 6.0 innings in Chattanooga’s win, and a wild scene took place in Nashville between the Bats and the Sounds.
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The Louisville Bats lost 4-0. Box Score
- Mike Minor (rehab) allowed 4 runs on 9 hits (1 home run) in 4.2 innings with no walks and 3 strikeouts.
- Jose Barrero (rehab) went 0-4.
- Juniel Querecuto went 2-4 with a double.
- Cristian Santana went 2-4.
- Michael De Leon went 1-3.
- Kyle Zimmer threw a hitless inning with 2 walks and a strikeout.
- Phillip Diehl threw a perfect inning.
- Buck Farmer threw a shutout inning with 3 strikeouts.
A wild scene took place in the 6th inning. Michael De Leon was down 1-2 in the count with the bases loaded. The catcher then called time on back-to-back pitches and the umpire seemed to call an automatic ball on the second one. He even showed the count as 2-2 after. The umpire and someone in the Bats dugout had a brief conversation at this point. The next two pitches were balls, which the Bats took as a walk. Except the Nashville catcher fired the ball to first base where the first baseman then tagged the runner at first and he was called out.
Louisville was quick to argue the situation. The umpires then got together to meet and after discussing things they agreed it was ball four and the inning would continue. Except then Rick Sweet came out of the dugout to talk to the umpires about the situation, and they got together again. This time the home plate umpire got on a walkie talkie and after about a minute they decided that the count was not full at the time of the final pitch of the inning and the runner was out and the inning was over. Pat Kelly came out and lost his mind and was ejected from the game.
The Chattanooga Lookouts won 4-2. Box Score
- Isiah Gilliam went 1-4.
- Quin Cotton went 1-3 with a double, run, and 2 RBI.
- James Free went 1-3 with a 2-run home run (1).
- Eduardo Salazar allowed a run in 6.0 innings on 3 hits with a walk and a strikeout.
- Julio Pinto threw 2.0 shutout innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
The Dayton Dragons won a doubleheader.
Game 1: 7-1 win. Box Score
- Jose Torres went 2-4 with a home run (7), steal (9), and 2 runs.
- Elly De La Cruz went 1-3 with a walk, steal (10), and a run.
- Mat Nelson went 1-4 with a double, run, and 2 RBI.
- Alex McGarry went 3-3 with a double, run, and 2 RBI.
- Rece Hinds went 1-2 with a walk and an RBI.
- Nick Quintana went 1-3 with a home run (4).
- Jack Rogers went 1-3 with a steal and a run.
- Thomas Farr allowed a run in 4.0 innings with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.
- Jake Stevenson threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Donovan Benoit threw 2.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Game 2: 5-3 win. Box Score
- Ashton Creal went 1-4 with a run.
- Elly De La Cruz went 2-4 with a run and an RBI.
- Justice Thompson went 1-2 with a walk, 3-run walk-off home run (1), and 4 RBI.
- Rece Hinds went 1-3 with a double.
- Jonathan Willems went 1-3.
- Connor Phillips allowed 1 earned in 6.0 innings on 4 hits, walked no one, and he struck out 13.
The Daytona Tortugas lost 4-0. Box Score
- Daniel Vellojin went 1-2 with a walk.
- Gus Steiger went 1-3.
- Ruben Ibarra went 1-3.
- Chase Petty allowed a run in 3.0 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts.
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