Farmers only: Bats headed to the playoffs

Rick Sweet
Sweet

Triple-A: The Bats beat Durham 6-3, clinching the International League West Division title with 11 games to go. Adam Pettyjohn struck out 7 in 8 innings, and Shaun Cumberland was 2 for 4. Rick Sweet also became the winningest manager in Louisville franchise history (297-267).

Double-A: Danny Dorn, Chris Valaika and Justin Turner homered in Chattanooga's 9-3 win. Dorn was 2 for 5 with his 20th shot, Turner was 3 for 3 with his 8th and Valaika was 2 for 4 with his 17th. Something should also be said for Robert Manuel, the 25-year-old who has appeared in 44 games for the Lookouts this season. He struck out 3 in 2 perfect innings and has had a remarkable year: 99 Ks in 80.2 innings with just 17 walks for a 1.23 ERA.

Zach Cozart
Cozart

High A: Juan Francisco was 2 for 4 and Todd Frazier had 2 doubles as Sarasota lost 7-3. Dallas Buck walked 3 and allowed 2 hits and 2 runs in his 3 innings, his 2nd start for the S-Reds.

Low A: Zach Cozart was 4 for 4 with an RBI and a double in Dayton's 6-5 loss. Ruben "Funky Cold" Medina gave up the walk-off single in the 9th.

Rookie leagues: Brett Bartles had 2 doubles and a homer in Billings' 12-9 loss. The Mustangs also lost 14-7 in a completed game. ... Juan Duran had a 2-RBI triple in the D-Reds' 7-4 win over the Yankees.

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