Louisville Bats 5, Rochester Red Wings 4
Hernan "The Barbarian" Iribarren played hero for the Bats on Friday, singling home the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th to cap off a 2-for-5 day at the plate in which he scored twice and reached base three times. Carlos "Tinfoil" Triunfel provided most of the offense before that, finishing the game 3-for-5 with a homer and three knocked in. On the mound, Keyvius Sampson was brilliant, tossing six innings of one-hit shutout baseball while walking two and striking out four. His ERA now sits at 2.06 for the year. Jumbo Diaz got the win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief, and lowered his AAA ERA to a tidy 0.75.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 1, Tennessee Smokies 4
"Everybody Loves" Sal Romano's season struggles continued on Friday, as he lasted just four innings and allowed two runs on seven hits on the mound. Romano took the loss to fall to 1-8 on the year. Philip Ervin smacked a double in this one, while "Bye Bye, Little" Sebastian Elizalde and Eric "Juggalo" Jagielo collected two hits apiece, with Elizalde driving in the Wahoos' only run.
Daytona Tortugas 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 10
Tanner "I Hardly Knew Her" Rahier had a terrific debut for the Tortugas, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as Daytona fell on Friday. Angelo "Gumby" Gumbs stacked up a 3-for-5 day with a homer, a double, and two RBI's, while Aristedes "Heiress Titties" Aquino pieced together a 3-for-5 performance, tripling and scoring twice. Tejay Antone struggled on the mound for Daytona, tossing five innings and surrendering six runs, taking the loss.
Dayton Dragons 0, South Bend Cubs 4
Austin Oreweiler took the hill for Dayton on Friday and surrendered two runs across four innings of work, walking four and fanning five. Jesus Reyes then came in for three innings of shutout work in which he struck out two. The Dragons mustered just three hits on offense, coming from three different players.
Billings Mustangs 5, Missoula Osprey 4
Daniel "Pretty Frickin'" Sweet was the big bat for the Mustangs in this one, going 3-for-4 with a double to pace the offense. Taylor "Here Comes Trouble" Trammel drove in a run with a 1-for-4 game, while Alejo Lopez drove in three. Zac Correll "Reef" and Patrick "Keep It" Riehl tossed 4.2 shutout innings out of the pen to lead the Mustangs toward the win.
AZL Reds 10, AZL Royals 5
The little Reds whacked 17 hits in this one, almost one third of which came off the bat of Daniel Jimenez, who polished off a 5-for-5 day with an RBI and a run scored. Andy Sugilio collected three hits including a double and drove in two, while Michael Beltre finished 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. Ian Kahaloa started this one and pitched three shutout, hitless innings while striking out three. Darren "Metal" Shred, Andrew Wright and Aaron "A-A-RON" Fossas each made scoreless appearances out of the bullpen.
Louisville Bats 3, Rochester Red Wings 2
Jon "Capital One" Moscot walked a tightrope most of Saturday on the way to notching the win, surrendering five hits and five walks in six innings of work but allowing just two runs to score. Nick Routt "66" and Wandy Peralta combined for three scoreless innings of pitching behind him to close out the win. At the plate, Steve Selsky enjoyed a 2-for-4 day with a pair of doubles, while Seth Mejias-Brean doubled and drove in two.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6, Tennessee Smokies 4
Rookie Davis maintained his solid stretch of pitching on Saturday, allowing three runs in 5.1 innings of work. Davis, however, is likely to remember this game for being the day he crushed his first professional home run, which you can watch here. Alex "The Great" Blandino and Sebastian Elizalde each added a dinger to support Davis. Taylor Sparks, meanwhile, continued his AA surge with a two-hit day at the plate.
Daytona Tortugas 9, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2
The Tortugas mashed 15 hits on Saturday, with the middle of the order supplying the brunt of the attack. Angelo Gumbs, Gavin "Down In" LaValley and Aristedes Aquino each compiled three hits and two RBI's, with Gumbs and LaValley leaving the yard with home runs. Wendolyn Bautista was solid in his start on the mound, throwing 4.1 innings and allowing two runs on two hits and striking out four. Alex "Kenny" Powers earned the win with 2.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, with Brennan Bernardino and Jimmy Herget each following with a scoreless inning apiece.
Dayton Dragons 0, South Bend Cubs 5
It was yet another silent day on offense for Dayton, with James Vasquez having the only two-hit game for Dayton. Jose Lopez posted a solid start on the mound, lasting seven innings and allowing just two runs on four hits, walking two and fanning four. Sarkis Ohanian pitched a scoreless ninth.
Billings Mustangs 3, Missoula Osprey 12
We'll just skip the pitching staff here and get to the offense, which was led by Cassidy Brown and his 3-for-3 day at the plate. Taylor Trammel, Hector Vargas and Montrell "Williams" Marshall each collected two hits in the Mustangs' futile day at the plate. Nick Senzel went 0-for-4, but brought home the game's only RBI for the Mustangs.
AZL Reds 2, AZL Dodgers 3
Raul Wallace and Derik "Typo" Capitilio each collected two hits at the plate while Morgan Lofstrom drove in the team's only RBI as the Baby Reds fell on Saturday. Matt Blandino allowed just one run in three innings in his start, with Dauri Moreta tossing a scoreless frame at the end of this one.
Louisville Bats 7, Rochester Red Wings 4
Robert "Bob Steve" Stephenson capped off a strong weekend on the mound for the Bats with a six inning, three run performance in which he struck out eight hitters on his way to the victory. Dayan Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save. Steve Selsky was once again around to put the "Masher" in "Designated Masher", going 2-for-4 with a home run, double, and 4 RBI's. Carlos Triunfel and Chris Berset each totaled three hits in this one with three doubles between them, while Tony Renda finished 1-for-4 with two RBI's out of the leadoff spot.
Homer Bailey will toe the rubber for the Bats in a rehab start Monday, facing off against Chris Leroux and the Buffalo Bisons, with game time set for 7:05 p.m.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0, Tennessee Smokies 3
The Wahoos showed off their inner Dragons on Sunday, getting shut out by the Smokies on three hits. Jackson Stephens was on the mound in this one, and allowed three runs to score in 5.1 innings, walking five and fanning three in the process. Jacob "Record Scratch" Ehret and Evan "Williams" Mitchell combined for 2.2 scoreless innings in relief.
Daytona Tortugas 4, Clearwater Thrashers
Blake Trahan pieced together a 3-for-5 afternoon with a double and two runs scored to lead the Tortugas in a losing effort on Sunday. Angelo Gumbs kept up his torrid weekend with yet another three-hit game, raising his average to .291 for the year. Gavin LaValley went 1-for-4 with a double and two knocked in. Keury Mella "Yella" got the start in this one, and lasted 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and fanning four.
Dayton Dragons 1, South Bend Cubs 11
The Dragons finally scored, once, on Sunday, but made up for it by giving up 11 on the mound. Shed Long whacked a double, while Reydel Medina compiled a pair of hits. Jose Duarte went 1-for-3 and drove in Dayton's only run. Tanner Rainey was the victim of the Cubs' shellacking, allowing six runs on ten hits in four innings, walking one and striking out nine. Braulio Ortiz struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief.
Jacob Constante will get the ball for the Dragons when they take on Fort Wayne Monday at 7:05p.m.
Billings Mustangs 4, Missoula Osprey 3
Jordan "Not Gordon" Ramsey was sharp in his start on the mound, pitching four innings of shutout baseball on just one hit while striking out six. Mitch Piatnik "At The Disco!" went 2-for-5 out of the leadoff spot, and supplied the only multi-hit performance of the game, and added an RBI as well. Miles Gordon, Alberti Chavez and Gabriel Ovalie each added an RBI as well.
AZL Reds 4, AZL Dodgers 9
J.D. "Sherwin Williams" Salmon-Williams went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Baby Reds fell to the Dodgers on Sunday. Edgar Herrera was the DH in this one and drew four walks, one of which scored a run, while Juaquin Urwin drove in a run despite an 0-for-4 showing. Wennington Romero lasted 4.2 innings in his start on the mound, allowing two runs on two hits, walking three and striking out four. Tyler Mondile was the only pitcher not to yield an earned run for the Baby Reds in this one, striking out two and allowing an unearned run in an inning of work.