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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest

So long Johnny


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.