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Farmers Only: Mark Serrano is the new ace in Dayton

  • Louisville lost 10-9 to Lehigh Valley in 10 innings.  After scoring in the 9th to take a 9-8 lead, the Bats gave up runs in the 9th and 10th, the latter coming off of an error by pitcher Sean WatsonMatt Maloney was not good in his start, giving up 6 runs in 5 innings, and Logan Ondrusek allowed a solo shot in the 9th, his first run as a Bat.  Chris Heisey and Wes Bankston both had 2 hits, a homer, and 3 RBI, and Luis Bolivar and Darnell McDonald had two hits each as well.  Up next: Ben Jukich gets the start against Lehigh Valley at 7:05.
  • Carolina lost 9-1 to Birmingham as Luis Montano continued his rough stretch.  Jose Castro was 2-for-4 and Stephen Chapman hit his 5th HR of the year.  Up next: The Mudcats take on Birmingham at 7:15 behind Zach Ward and his 23.14 ERA.  Yikes.
  • Sarasota beat Jupiter 4-2 behind a strong outing by Travis Webb.  Webb gave up 4 hits in 7 shutout innings, while striking out 4.  Denis Phipps and Jake Kahaulelio each homered, and Neftali Soto was 2-for-4.  Up next: Lance Janke takes on Jupiter at 7:05.
  • Mark Serrano
  • Dayton won an exciting game 5-4 in extra innings.  The Dragons had a 3-0 lead going into the 9th, but gave up 3 to tie, and it looked bleak when they gave up a run in the 13th, but they put up 2 in the bottom of the inning to win the game on an error.  Mark Serrano had a great start in his 7 innings of work.  He gave up 2 hits and no runs, and struck out 10 while walking nobody.  Josh Fellhauer was 3-for-5, including a triple to lead off the 13th inning, and Cody Puckett hit a solo shot, his 17th of the year.  Up next: The Dragons take on West Michigan at 7.  J.C. Sulbaran gets the start.
  • Billings got destroyed by Idaho Falls 11-2Ricky Bowen gave up 2 unearned runs in his 3 inning start, but the bullpen imploded.  Chris Richburg was 3-for-4 and Yorman Rodriguez and Sean Conner were 2-for-4 with a RBI.  Up next: Luca Panerati takes on Idaho Falls at 9:15 ET.
  • The GCL Reds supposedly played, but their score wasn't posted on for some reason.  More info as I get it.