The Louisville Bats used a 5-run 12th inning to down Indianapolis 6-1 on Friday night. A.J. "Saved By The Bell" Morris got the start, going 5 innings, giving up 0 runs on no walks and 4 strikeouts. Steve was too Selsky for his bat and honked a grand slam in the top of the 12th for his only hit of the evening. Jose Peraza continued his hot hitting, going 2 for 5 on the night and
Arkansas quarterback Bats' first baseman Brandon Allen also honked a dinger. Tim "We Mel in" Melville pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief, striking out 2.
The Blue Wahoos were able to hold off a late rally by Biloxi, winning 4-3 Friday night. Rookie "of the Year" Davis pitched 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 1. He now has a 0.93 ERA to start the season. Alex "The Great" Blandino had a solid night at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Tony Renda was 1 for 4 with a triple, RBI, and a run scored, and Ray Chang was 1 for 4 with a ribbie of his own. Nick Routt "44" pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief, giving up no hits and striking out 1.
Daytona was unable to get anything going offensively, falling 2-0 to Dunedin on Friday. Keury "They Call Me" Mella "Yella" was solid, going 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while walking 2 and striking out 5. Blake Tranah was 1 for 4, Jeff Gelalich was 1 for 3 with a walk, and Chad "The Donald" Tromp was also 1 for 3. Nick Howard pitched a scoreless inning in relief, striking out 2 and walking 1.
Dayton continued to struggle on offense, falling 5-0 on Friday against Peoria. Franderlin Romero pitched 6 innings, giving up 8 hits, 5 runs (4 earned) while striking out 3. Zack "Agent of" Shields was 3 for 4 with a triple and James Vasquez was 2 for 4 on the evening. Juan Martinez and Conor Krauss each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
It was tough for the offense to get anything going for the Bats on Saturday, falling 2-1 to Indianapolis. Cody "Willis" Reed dazzled for the bats, throwing 8 strong innings, giving up 1 earned run on 6 hits while striking out 8 and walking none. Unfortunately, he was matched up against Pirates' top pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, who struck out 11 in 7 innings of work. Jesse Winker "I hardly knew her" was 1 for 3 with a walk, Jose Peraza was 1 for 4 with the only run scored, and Seth "Meyers-Brigg" Mejias-Brean was also 1 for 4.
Pensacola was unable to keep the Shuckers off the base-paths on Saturday, falling 9-3. "Nasty" Nick Travieso was nasty in a bad way in his return from injury, only lasting 2.1 innigs, giving up 7 runs (5 earned) on 5 hits while walking 3 and striking out 4. Tony Renda was 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored, Eric "Deuce Bigelow Male" Jagielo was 1 for 3 with 2 walks and a run scored, and Chad "Walla-Walla" Wallach was 1 for 3 with a double. Kyle "Won't you be" McMyne was able to stop the bleeding, pitching 2 scoreless innings with a strikeout.
Daytona brought the lumber on Saturday, defeating Dunedin 8-2. Seth Varner was solid in 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run, walking 1 and striking out 5. "College Park" Taylor Sparks was 2 for 5 on the evening, honking a donger, driving in 2, and scoring twice. Aristides "Heiress Titties" Aquino was 1 for 4, honking a wanger of his own with 2 RBI, and Avain Rachal also wonked a donker as a part of his 2 for 4 night. Jimmy didn't let Herget away this time, striking out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief.
Dayton once again was unable to get much going, taking a 7-1 loss to Peoria on Saturday. Tanner Rainey pitched 3 innings in his start, giving up 2 earned runs on 2 hits while walking 4 and striking out 1. Shed "Me" Long "Time" was 1 for 4 with the only RBI for Dayton on the evening. Narciso "Let Him" Crook and Zack Shields were both 1 for 3 with a walk, with Shields scoring the only run on the evening.
Josh "Boring Name" Smith continued his fantastic start to the season, leading Louisville to the 5-2 victory on Sunday. He was able to go 5 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5. Jesse Winker was 1 for 4 with a walk and run scored, Jermaine "Lee" Curtis was 1 for 3 with a dinger and 3 runs scored, Brandon Allen was 2 for 4 with a dinger and 2 RBI, and Jose Peraza continued his hot hitting with a 3 for 5 afternoon. Stephen "Johnson and" Johnson was solid in relief, striking out 2 in 2 scoreless innings.
TBD has his work cut out for him tonight, as he squares off against TBD of the Toledo Mud Hens at 7:05 PM ET.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Amir "Ball is Life" Garrett got the start, going 6 innings, giving up no runs on 4 hits while walking 5 and striking out 6. Kyle "Parkour" Parker was 3 for 4 with a double, 2 RBI, and scored a run, Brandon Dixon was 2 for 3 with a double, donked a wanger, and drove in 3, and Beau Amaral "Ackbar" was 1 for 3 with a walk and scored a run. Alejandro Chacin earned the save, pitching 2.1 scoreless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Sal Romano takes the bump against the Chattanooga Lookouts tonight at 7:15 PM ET.
Daytona used a 4-run 7th to rally past Dunedin on Sunday, picking up the 6-3 win. Tejay "Antwan? Antawn?" Antone was able to limit the damage all afternoon, going 4.2 innings, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits and striking out 5. Blake "Kelly and Michael" Trahan got the big hit for Daytona, getting a 3-RBI triple as a part of his 1 for 5 day. Avain Rachal was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored, Garrett "Tupper" Boulware was 1 for 3 with a run scored and 1 RBI, and Jonathan Reynoso was 2 for 4 with an RBI and also scored a run. Jacob "Record Scratch" Ehret struck out 2 in 1.2 innings of relief.
TBD will face off against Brevard County tonight at 7:05 PM ET.
Dayton was off on Sunday, and will send Austin Orewiler to the hill to face off against South Bend at 7:00 PM ET.