Things did not go well for Louisville on Friday, as they fell to Pawtucket 9-1. Daniel was not Wright in this one, lasting only 3 innings, giving up 7 earned runs on 6 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Scott “Schedular” Schebler was 1 for 4 with 1 RBI, Carlos Triunfel was 2 for 4, and Brandon Allen was 1 for 4 with a double. That was pretty much it for the offense on Friday. Chad “Sharkbait” Rogers struck out 3 batters in 2 scoreless innings of relief.
Pensacola used strong pitching to hold off Mobile on Friday, defeating the Bay Bears 3-2. Sal “Everybody Loves” Romano gave up 2 runs on hits with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts in 5 innings of work. Zach “Soft J” Vincej was 3 for 4 with a double, scored a run, and drove in 2. Tony Renda was 2 for 4 with a RBI and Brandon Dixon was 2 for 4 and scored twice. Nick Routt “44” struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings and Raisel “Raise Hell” Iglesias pitched a scoreless inning and struck out 1.
Daytona was off on Friday
Dayton rode on the back of strong pitching on Friday, defeating Great Lakes 2-1. Jesus “Saves” Reyes got the start and was great, going 5 innings while giving up 0 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks with 4 strikeouts. Kevin “James” Garcia was 1 for 3 with the only 2 RBI on the night. Shed “Don” Long was 1 for 3 with a run scored and Luis Gonzalez was 1 for 4 with a walk. Michael Sullivan got the save and struck out 2 in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.
The Billings Mustangs started off their season nice with a 10-1 victory over Missoula on Friday. Antonio Santillan got the start and went 4.2 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Nick “Senzelsational” was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Taylor “Cole” Trammell was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI, Alejo Lopez was 2 for 4 with double, run scored, and 1 RBI, and Jose “ask” Siri was 3 for 4 with a double, triple, and 2 RBI. Andy Cox struck out 2 in 2 scoreless innings of relief.
Things didn’t go much better for Louisville on Saturday, as they could only muster up 3 hits in a 4-1 loss. Keyvius “Hey There, Delilah” Sampson got the start, giving up 4 earned runs on 7 hits while walking 3 and striking out 8 in 6.1 innings of work. Donald “Knockwurst” Lutz was 1 for 3 on the night and “Shake that” Raffy “Taffy” Lopez was 2 for 3. Jermaine “Lee” Curtis scored the only run for the Bats. Michael Lorenzen gave up 1 hit and struck out 1 in a scoreless inning of work.
Pensacola overcame an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Mobile 6-3 on Saturday. Rookie “Of The Year” Davis shook off his early struggles and finished with 5 innings pitched, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Tony Renda continued to hammer the ball, going 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored, and 3 RBI. Sebastian “The Lizard” Elizalde was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI, “Uncle” Phil Ervin was 1 for 3 with 1 RBI, and Zach Vincej was 2 for 2 with a run scored. “The Other” Carlos Gonzalez struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief.
Daytona was off on Saturday
Dayton fell short in a late comeback attempt, falling 5-4 to Great Lakes on Saturday. Austin Orewiler got the start and gave up 5 runs (1 earned) on 8 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work. Argenis “Mask of” Aldazoro was 1 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI, Tanner Rahier was 1 for 4 with a run scored and 1 RBI, and Shed Long was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Sandy “Julio” Lugo gave 3.2 innings of solid relief pitching, where he struck out 5 and only walked 1.
Billings reached the double-digit mark again on Saturday, defeating Missoula 11-2. Andrew “
Jones” Jordan got the start and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits with no walks and 5 strikeouts in 4 innings pitched. Mitch Piatnik “At The Disco was 3 for 6 with a double and 3 RBI, Taylor Trammell was 1 for 3 with a run scored and 2 RBI, Hector Vargas was 2 for 5 with a double, home run, and 2 RBI, and Miles “Davis” Gordon was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Alfredo Mena took over the last 5 innings of relief, striking out 6 and giving up only 1 hit.
Louisville was finally able to put together a little offense, but it wasn’t enough to avoid the weekend sweep, as they fell 5-4 to Pawtucket on Sunday. Stephen Johnson was solid in his start, going 5 innings and giving up 2 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Scott Schebler continued his hot hitting for the month of June, going 2 for 5 with a dinger and 2 RBI. Jermaine Curtis was 1 for 3 with a dinger of his own and Juan Perez was 1 for 5 with a double, RBI, and scored a run. Jumbo Diaz gave up his first runs of the season in AAA, giving up 2 while blowing the save. Michael Lorenzen struck out 2 in another scoreless inning.
Jon Moscot faces off against Buffalo tonight at 7:05 PM ET
The Blue Wahoos had a late comeback to defeat Mobile 2-1 on Sunday to win its first, first-half South Division Championship of the Southern League. “Nasty” Nick Travieso was solid, throwing 6 innings while giving up 1 run on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 2. Tony Renda cranked out another 2-hit night, going 2 for 4 with a solo dinger. Brandon Dixon was 1 for 4 and scored the only other run and Alex “The Great” Blandino was also 1 for 4 on the night. Eric “Deuce Bigalow Male” Jagielo was 1 for 1 with the only other RBI. Kyle “was” McMyne and got the win, pitching a scoreless 9th inning.
Pensacola will have a few days off for the Southern League All-Star Game, which is on Tuesday.
Daytona was off on Sunday. Wendolyn Bautista faces off against Tampa tonight at 7:05 PM ET.
Dayton used a late home run on the back of another solid pitching performance to defeat Great Lakes 1-0 on Sunday. Jose Lopez was straight fire emoji yesterday, going 6 shutout innings while giving up 4 hits, 1 walk and striking out 9. More like Yes Way Jose IMO. Shed Long was the hero for Dayton, going 1 for 3 with a game-winning solo dinger in the top of the 9th. A few other guys got hits, too, which you can read about in the box score. Sarkis Ohanian struck out 2 in a scoreless inning to get the save
Dayton is off tonight.
Billings continued to knock the cover off the ball on Sunday, as the Mustangs defeated Missoula 10-5. Adrian Rodriguez got the start and struggled, lasting only 1.2 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 4 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Satchel “It’s not a purse” McElroy was 1 for 4 with a triple and 4 RBI, Cassidy Brown was 1 for 3 with a solo dinger and scored 3 times, and Josciel Veras was 2 for 5 with a double, solo bomb, and 2 runs scored. Tyler “Shootin’” Blankmeyer also added 2 hits, going 2 for 5 with a run scored and 1 RBI. Zach Correll struck out 6 and gave up only 1 earned run in 4.1 innings of relief.
Moises Nova takes the mound against Missoula tonight at 7:05 PM MT.