Louisville had a big 9th inning, scoring 4 runs to beat the Columbus Clippers 6-2. Dylan Axelrod had a Holy Thursday, striking out 10 batters in 7 innings while allowing a pair of runs on 5 hits and a walk. The Bats got on the board in the 3rd inning with back to back jacks from Jason Bourgeois (2-3, BB) and Ruben Gotaty (1-4). Tucker Barnhart, who went 1-4, smacked a 2-run double in the 9th inning to put the game out of reach. Up Next: Brett Marshall (0-7, 9.09 ERA) faces off against Cow Town at 7:15 ET.
Pensacola rode a strong start from Ben Lively to a 6-4 victory over the Tennessee Smokies. Lively carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning where he gave up a pair of singles and got pulled from the game. The bullpen allowed the 2 inherited runners to score, and Lively finished the day with 6 K and a walk. Yorman Rodriguez went 3-5 with 2 doubles, and scored 3 runs. Rossmel Perez drove in 4 runs, going 3-4 with a double. Up Next: Daniel Corcino (9-9, 4.44 ERA) takes on the Smokies at 7:15 ET.
Bakersfield lost 3-1 to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Ismael Guillon looked sharp, fanning 8 batters over 6 innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits and 3 walks. Unfortunately, the offense. The Blaze managed just 6 hits on the night, and had their only run come from a Sean Buckley solo dinger. Up Next: Drew Cisco (5-5, 5.84 ERA) squares off against the Quakes at 10:05 ET.
Dayton outslugged the Lugnuts, beating Lansing 8-6. "Sorry Ms." Jackson Stephens gave up 5 runs in 4.1 innings on 7 hits and a walk. But the offense was there to pick up the slack. Jon Matthews reached base 4 times, going 3-4 with a double and a walk, driving in 2 runs. Alex "The Great" Blandino went 1-5 with a double and a walk. Up Next: Amir Garrett (4-6, 3.75 ERA) takes the hill as the South Bend Silver Hawks head to Dayton at 7:00 ET.
Billings bested the Brewers, beating Helena 7-3. Aristides Aquino (2-3, HR, 2 BB) just cannot be stopped. He honked his 12th wanger of the year, which tied him for the league lead. Taylor Sparks went 3-5 with a double and a dinger. Luke Moran struck out 7 and walked none in 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits. Up Next: Tejay Antone (0-2, 7.24 ERA) faces the Voyagers at 9:00 ET.
The AZL Reds lost to the Indians in a barn burner, falling 9-8. Dalton Carter drove in 2, going 4-5 with 2 doubles. Gavin LaValley went 1-3 with 2 walks and a triple. Mark Armstrong gave up 6 runs (4 earned) in 3.2 innings on 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 5. Up Next: More Reds and Indians action at 10 ET.