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AAA

Richmond 2 - Louisville 1

Louisville is now 7-5, 1 game back from the Columbus Clippers.  William Bergolla has been on fire lately, and he's hitting .326 on the year so far.  He's only managed one walk in 46 at bats however, which is something of a problem.

This game went to extra innings, and Louisville benefited from great pitching all night long.  Randy Keisler went 5 strong innings, only giving up a run, and he was followed by Chris Booker (2.0 IP), Daylan Childress (2.0 IP), and Brian Shackelford (1.0 IP) who combined for five innings of shutout ball.  Nice job by the Louisville pen, but it wasn't enough as Richmond scored in the bottom of the eleventh.

Notable Performances:

William Bergolla: 2-5
Randy Keisler: 5.0 IP, ER, 7H, 0BB, 6K
Steve Smitherman: 2-5, RBI

AA

Carolina 7 - Chattanooga 2

This loss drops the Lookouts to 6-5, 1.5 games out of first behind Carolina.  I've got no idea who this Eckenstahler pitcher is, but he gave up 6 runs for Chattanooga in 2.0 IP of work.

Notable Performances:

Kevin Howard: 3-4, HR (1)
Jesse Gutierrez: 1-4, HR (2)

High-A

Tampa 10 - Sarasota 5

Sarasota is just flat out awful so far.  They drop to 2-9 on the season with this loss, and they're already 7 games out of first.  Tampa did it's damage in only two innings last night, scoring 5 in the fifth, and 5 more in the seventh.  On the bright side, Phil Dumatrait pitched pretty well in four innings of work, and his ERA stands at 2.70 for the year.

Notable Performances:

Joey Votto: 3-5, 2R
Junior Ruiz: 2-5, R
Phil Dumatrait: 4.0 IP, 0ER, H, 2BB, 6K

A

Fort Wayne 5 - Dayton 2

Fort Wayne scored twice in the eighth to put this one out of reach, and the Dragons hurt themselves with three errors on the night.  Dayton falls to 4-7, and they're 4 games out of first.  On the bright side, Paul Janish's bat seems to be coming around lately and he had another nice night at the plate, going 2-3 with a walk.

Notable Performances:

Paul Janish: 2-3, BB, RBI