Louisville got lit up on opening day, falling 13-0 to the Toledo Mud Hens. The Bats managed only 2 hits on the night, with Tucker Barnhart's double the only extra base hit. They did manage 15 strikeouts on the night, which is fairly impressive. And also sad. The pitching was straight up terrible, as all 5 pitchers the Bats sent to the mound gave up at least one run. David Holmberg got the start for Louisville and gave up 5 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in 4.1 innings. Up Next: Dylan Axelrod tries to right the ship against the Mud Hens at 6:35 ET.
Pensacola fell victim to the shutout as well, losing to the newly minted Biloxi Shuckers 4-0. Robert Stephenson made his first start of the season, and struck out 7 batters in 5.2 innings. That's the good news. He also gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a pair of walks. Which is slightly less than good. The Wahoos' bats fell silent, tallying just 3 hits on the night while striking out 9 times. Up Next: Daniel Wright takes the hill against the Shuckers at 7:30 ET.
Daytona started their inaugural season off with a win, beating the Brevard County Manatees 5-1. Naughty Nick Travieso allowed just 3 baserunners over 6.2 innings, striking out 5 and walking 1. Phil "Phlervin" Ervin and Sebastian Elizalde led the offense with a pair of solo ding dongs. Up Next: Sal Romano fires up the jalopy tonight at 6:35 ET.
The Dragons game was postponed due to rain. They'll play a double header on Saturday.