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Farmers Only Weekend Harvest: Gearing up for the post-season

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Pensacola and Billings both had solid weekends as they look to continue great seasons in the playoffs.

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Friday

Louisville 9, Indianapolis 3

El’Hajj Muhammad got the start and was okay, going 3 innings and giving up 2 runs on 6 hits with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts. Josh “Boring Name” Smith relieved him and was much better, also going 3 innings while giving up 1 run on 3 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts. Dilson Herrera was great, reaching base 5 times while going 3 for 3 with 2 walks and a run scored. Uncle Jesse Winker also had a great game, going 2 for 5 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Carlos Triunfel also went 2 for 5 with 2 doubles, adding 2 RBI and a run scored and Chris Berset “Hound” was also 2 for 5 and had 2 RBI.

Pensacola 7, Birmingham 6

Rookie Davis got the start on Friday and wasn’t very good, going 5 innings and giving up 4 runs on 7 hits with 4 walks and 4 strike outs. Thankfully, the offense was good. Phillip Ervin was 2 for 4 with a RBI double and Phlerved a 2-run dinger, his 13th of the year. Chad “Walla Walla” Wallach was 1 for 3 with a 3-run doinker, Sebastian Elizalde was 2 for 5 and scored a run, and Zach Vincej was 1 for 3 with 2 walks and scored a run. Alejandro “Jhoulys” Chacin struck out 3 and got the save in his scoreless inning of relief.

Daytona 3, Brevard County 4

Jonathan Crawford was roughed up again on Friday, going 3.1 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits with 3 walks and no strikeouts. Juan Martinez was able to come in and put out the fire, going 3.2 innings and giving up no runs with 1 strikeout. Juan Duran was 2 for 4 with a double and scored a run, Gavin “As I walk through” LaValley was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk, and Jonathan Reynoso was 2 for 4.

Dayton 3, Lake County 2

It took 12 innings, but Dayton was able to take down Lake County 3-2 on Friday. Tony Santillan had his best start in Single-A in this one, going 7 innings and giving up no runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 10 strike outs. Unfortunately the bullpen gave it up in the 8th and sent it to extras. Tanner Rainey got the win, giving up no runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 6 strike outs over 4.2 innings.

Nick Senzel yawned his way through another 2-4, 1 double night, Shane “In the membrane” Mardirosian was 4 for 6 and had the walk-off hit, Josh Duarte was 3 for 5 and scored a run, and Luis Gonzalez was 1 for 4 with a solo dinger.

Billings 2, Great Falls 4

Moises “Bartman” Nova was solid in this one, giving up 2 unearned runs on 2 hits with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts over 5 innings. T.J. “Land of the” Friedl did what he does and went 2 for 5 and scored a run. Alejo Lopez was 2 for 3 and scored a run and Satchel “It’s not a purse” McElroy was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI. That was about all the offense could muster.

Jesse Adams and Joel Kuhnel each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Saturday

Louisville 0, Indianapolis 1

Tejay Antone got the start and was great, giving up only 1 run on 3 hits with 3 walks and 5 strike outs over 5 innings pitched. Matt “Mr. McGoo” Magill was also good, pitching 2 innings of relief and giving up only 2 hits and striking out 3. Unfortunately the offense was unable to get much going, collecting only 4 hits. Jesse Winker was 1 for 3 with a walk, Carlos Triunfel was 1 for 4, and Tony Renda and Steve Selsky were each 1 for 3 in the loss.

Pensacola 6, Birmingham 2

The Blue Wahoos used a 4-run 9th inning to pull off a 6-2 victory over Birmingham on Saturday. General Jackson Stephens started and was great, going 6 innings, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 8 hits with 1 walk and 7 strike outs. Evan Mitchell “Is Batman” was just as good in his 3 innings of relief, giving up no runs, no hits, no walks and had 6 strike outs.

Sebastian “Lizard People” Elizalde was great at the plate, going 4 for 5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Zach “Soft J” Vincej was also 4 for 5, adding a run scored and 1 RBI and Eric “Deuce Bigelow Male” Jagielo was 3 for 4 with 1 walk and 1 RBI.

Daytona 3, Brevard County 5

Jose Lopez got the start and it was weird. He gave up 5 earned runs on 4 hits with 2 walks and 10 strikeouts over 5.1 innings. Aristides “Heiress Titties” Aquino was 1 for 4 with a 2-run dinger, Reydel Medina was 2 for 4 and scored a run, and Jonathan Reynoso was 1 for 3 with a triple and a walk. Michael Sullivan walked 2 and struck out 3 in his inning of relief while Alez “Danger” Powers struck out 1 in 1.2 scoreless innings.

Dayton 4, South Bend 7

Ty “draining” Boyles was not very good in this one, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs over 4.2 innings with 2 walks and 4 strike outs. Jeremy Kivel was a little better, walking 3 and striking out 3 in 1.1 innings, and Lucas Benenati was also bad, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 2 innings.

Nick “Sezational” Senzel was awesome yet again, going 4 for 5 with 2 doubles, a triple, and 3 runs scored. Brantley “Ring My” Bell was 1 for 3 with a double and 4 RBI, Zack Shields was 2 for 4 and Mitch Piatnik was 2 for 5.

Billings 5, Helena 4

Billings was able to pull off the walk-off win on Saturday over Helena thanks to a 9th inning dinger by Taylor Trammell. The aforementioned Trammell was 2 for 4 with a walk, a home run, and 2 RBI. Ty Blankmeyer was 1 for 2 with a double, T.J. Friedl was 2 for 5 with a run scored and 2 RBI, and Alberti Chavez was 3 for 4 and scored 2 runs. Ian “Mele Kalikimaka” Kahaloa got the start and went 3 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits with 3 walks and 2 strike outs. Andy Cox walked 3 and struck out 3 in 2 scoreless innings.

Sunday

Louisville 6, Indianapols 3

Stephen Johnson got the start and was solid, going 4.1 innings and giving up 2 earned runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 3 strike outs. Dayan Diaz came on in relief and pitched 2.2 innings and struck out 3 and got the win. Uncle Jesse Winker did his best Votto impression and went 1 for 2 with a double, 2 walks, and 3 runs scored. Beau “F me like an” Amaral was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI, Chris Berset was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and scored a run, and Seth Mejias Brean “Burrito” was also 2 for 4 and scored a run.

Up Next: Keury Mella gets the start in the season finale at 1:05 PM ET.

Pensacola 5, Birmingham 4

Pensacola scored 3 runs in the 9th inning to come back and beat Birmingham 5-4 yesterday. Sal Romano started and went 6 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4. The bullpen was lights out, with Barrett “A little place called” Astin, McKyle McMyne, and Alejandro Chacin each pitching a scoreless inning and each striking out 1. Alex “The Great” Blandino was 3 for 3 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored, continuing his trend of going nuts in the 2nd half. Sebastian Elizalde was 2 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI and Zach Vincej was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI.

Up Next: Nick Travieso makes the final start of the regular season at 12:30 PM CT.

Daytona 6, Brevard County 4

Daytona was able to get the victory in their final game of the season, defeating Brevard County 6-4 and finishing the season with a solid 76-61 record. Seth Varner was solid in his start, pitching 7 innings and goving up 2 runs on 4 hits while walking none and striking out 7. Gavin LaValley absolutely mashed in this game, going 4 for 5 with 3 doubles, a solo dinger, and 5 RBI. Shed Long was 2 for 5 with a double and 2 runs scored, Blake Trahan was 3 for 5 and scored 2 runs, Brian “Beef” O’Grady was 2 for 5 with a double and 1 RBI, and Ty Washington was 2 for 3 with a walk. Jimmy Herget finished off a strong season by striking out 4 batters in 1.1 scoreless innings and earning his 24th save of the season.

Up Next: Daytona’s season is over.

Dayton 2, South Bend 3

Dayton gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th to fall to South Bend on Sunday. Jesus “Saves Starts” Reyes was solid, giving up 1 run on 4 hits in 7 innings while walking 2 and striking out 5. Luis Gozalez had another solid game, going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI. James Vasquez was 1 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI, Mitch Piatnik was 2 for 5 and scored a run, and Shane Mardirosian was 1 for 3 with a double.

Up Next: Jake Johnson pitches against South Bend today in the final game of the season at 2:05 PM ET.

Billings 7, Helena 9

Zac Correll started and was solid, going 4 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5. Jose “Ask” Siri was 3 for 5 with a double and scored twice, Ty Blankmeyer was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI, Colby Wright was 3 for 4 with a solo dinger and 3 RBI, and Jon Sansone was 1 for 3 with a double, a walk, and 1 RBI. The bullpen was bad and should feel bad.

Up Next: Mystery Pitcher starts at 1:05 PM MT.