Louisville eked out a 1-0 victory in a pitcher's duel over the Indians on Friday. Louisville scored the only run of the game thanks to a first inning Indianapolis error. Keyvius Sampson tossed 8 shutout innings, striking out 4 and walking 2 while allowing 5 hits. Collin Balester picked up his second save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning. Irving Falu went 1-2 with 2 walks and scored the game's only run. Kyle Waldrop had the only multi hit game for the Bats, going 2-4 with a pair of singles.
The Bats bested the Indians yet again on Saturday, winning 4-2 in 10 innings. Louisville didn't exactly put on an offensive clinic, as they only managed 5 hits on the night. Brennan Boesch went 1-4 with a walk, and hit the go-ahead single in the top of the 10th put the Bats up by 2. Donn "Papa" Roach gave up 2 runs (1 earned) in 6.1 innings, striking out 3 and walking none. Carlos "Quite" Contreras picked up the save despite walking the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th.
Louisville lost on Sunday, getting shut out 4-0 in Indianapolis. Matt Buschmann struck out 7 over 5 innings, but gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks. Brennan Boesch and Josh "Hail" Satin both went 2-4 with 2 singles.
Despite outhitting Biloxi 7-3 the Wahoos lost 3-2 to the Shuckers. Ryan Wright (Ryan Wright!) went 2-4 with a solo dinger and Juan Duran went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Timothy Adelman threw 5 ho-hum innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3.
Pensacola got shucked on Saturday, falling 4-2 to Biloxi. Josh Smith gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits and 3 walks. while striking out 3. Jesse Winker ripped a solo shot on a 1-4 night, and "Peabo" Bryson Smith went 1-4 with a double and an RBI. Other than that this was a pretty unremarkable contest.
The Wahoos got beat down on Sunday, falling 10-2 to the Shuckers. Barrett Astin labored through 5 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. Joel Bender came in on the 6th, and was unable to make it out of the inning, giving up 3 runs on a hit and 2 walks. Zach Vincej went 1-2 with a double and 2 walks from the leadoff spot.
The Tortugas game got banged on Friday night.
Daytona was scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday, but both games got postponed due to more rain.
The Tortugas finally played on Sunday, and they made it worth the wait, beating St. Lucie 16-4. Jackson Stephens wasn't very sharp, but he didn't really need to be, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. Alex Blandino went 2-6 with a solo wanger and 3 RBI. Sebastian Elizalde went 3-5 with a 2-run dinger and 4 RBI. Taylor Sparks went went 3-5 with a pair of doubles and a walk. Phil Ervin drove in 2 runs on a 2-5 night with a stolen base.
The Dragons were beaten mercilessly on Friday, losing 18-1 in Lansing. Dayton got outhit 23-5, and their only run was scored on an Aristides Aquino wanger in the 9th. Junior Morillo got knocked around for 10 runs on 13 hits in 3 innings. He managed to not walk anyone and struck out 3 batters, so there's that. The bullpen wasn't much better, giving up 8 runs in the remaining 5 innings.
Dayton exacted a bit of revenge on Saturday, beating the Lugnuts 4-3. Aristides Aquino went 2-4 and drove in 3 runs on a pair of singles. Jonathan Reynoso went 2-4 with a triple and 2 runs scored. Tyler "Darth" Mahle gave up an unearned run over 6 solid innings, striking out 2 and walking 1.
The Dragons were defeated by the Lugnuts on Sunday, falling 2-1. Jake Paulson gave up 2 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings while striking out 4 batters. Jimmy "Slim" Pickens drove in the only Dayton run, going 1-4 with a solo dinger.
The Mustangs rode a 9th inning rally to a win in Helena, beating the Brewers 4-3. Dalton Carter (I hardly knew her) went 2-4 with a pair of doubles, one of which drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the top of the 9th. Blake Trahan went 2-3 with a dinger from the leadoff spot. Jacob Constante struck out 6 in innings, giving up 2 unearned runs and 1 earned run, while walking 2 batters.
Billings beat the Brewers 9-6 on Saturday. Tanner "I Hardly Knew Her" Rainey made it through 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 walks and a pair of strikeouts. The top of the order did most of the damage in this one, as Blake Trahan scored 3 and drove in 2 on a 2-3 night with a double. Hector Vargas drove in 3 runs and scored 2, going 3-4 with a pair of doubles from the 2 spot. Reydel Medina was not funky cold, as he went 0-5 with 3 strikeouts.
The Mustangs swept a doubleheader on Sunday.
In game 1, the Billings beat Great Falls 6-5. Jose Lopez struck out 7 and walked none over 5 innings, while allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. Kevin Franklin went 2-3 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Ed Charlton went 1-3 with a 3-run wanger.
The Mustangs won the nightcap 5-3. Jordan Ramsey gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 2 innings, walking 2 and striking out 2. Soid Marquez covered the final 5 innings, keeping the Voyagers off the board while striking out 6 and walking 1. Kevin Franklin had another good game, going 2-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI.
The Reds fell to the Little Indians 4-3 on Friday. Antonio Santillan labored through 1.1 innings, giving up 4 runs on 3 walks and a hit while striking out none. The bullpen was able to shut down the Clevelanders after that, but the damage was already done. James Vasquez drove in 2 runs on a 2-4 night with 2 singles and Jose Siri went 1-4 with a stolen base.
The AZLiens shut out the baby Halos, winning 7-0. Alfredo "Sauce" Mena got the start, striking out 3, walking 1 while allowing 1 hit over 4 innings. Adrian Rodriguez followed, tossing 4 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts as well. Miles Gordon drove in 2, going 3-5 with 2 doubles.
The Indians beat up on the Reds on Sunday by a score of 9-2. Bad pitching all around in this one. Blake Butler had about the only notable performance of the evening, going 2-3 with a solo dinger and a walk.