Indianapolis 5, Louisville 4
Robert “Bob Steve” Stephenson went five full and gave up four runs on six hits (two home runs) and struck out seven. He walked none, which was the first time he hasn’t allowed a walk in back-to-back starts since 2013.
Chad Wallach hit a solo dinger, Jesse Winker – batting leadoff once again – collected two hits and walked twice, and Darnell Sweeney and Zach Vincej (2 RBI and a triple) each had three hits. Phil Ervin also threw in an RBI-triple.
The Bats return home with Amir Garrett starting tonight at 6:45 PM ET.
Montgomery 13, Pensacola 5
Starter Keury Mella (5 R, 1 ER, 2 BB) and reliever Jake Ehret (1.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R) gave up the bulk of the runs in this blowout. Nick Senzel had three hits (one dinger), one run scored, and three RBI; Tyler Goeddel hit a solo shot.
The Blue Wahoos play tonight in Biloxi at 7:35 PM ET.
Dunedin 5, Daytona 0
Starter Jesus Reyes gave up all five runs (only two were earned) in 6.0 IP with four walks and three strikeouts. Reydel Medina, Daniel Sweet, and Blake Butler each had one hit in the shutout L.
The Tortugas host Clearwater tonight at 6:35 PM ET.
Dayton 4, Fort Wayne 2
Starter Ty Boyles went six full and gave up one run on eight hits to lead the Dragons. Taylor Trammell had one hit and a RBI and John Sansone hit a solo dinger in the fourth inning.
The Dragons play at Bowling Green tonight at 7:35 PM ET.
Billings 3, Great Falls 1
Miles Gordon had three hits, including a 2-run home run and a triple, to lead Billings’s offense. Shortstop Jeter Downs and CF Stuart Fairchild had one hit each. Starting pitcher Packy Naughton went four full and gave up one run on five strikeouts.
The Mustangs host Helena tonight at 6:05 PM ET.
AZL Reds 4, AZL White Sox 0
Ricardo Smith (5 IP) and Jose Castillo (4 IP) combined for the 5-hit shutout; the offense was led by Urwin Juaquin’s 3-run home run.
The AZL Reds host the AZL Athletics tonight at 9:00 PM ET.
DSL Reds 5, DSL Padres 3
Claudio Finol (4 hits), Leonardo “not related to David” Ortiz (3 hits), Cristian Olivo (2 hits) and Mario “but not the ace of the early 80s” Soto (2 hits) led the offense, including home runs from all but Finol. Starting pitcher Jose Valenzuela went five full, walked three and struck out five.
The DSL Reds host the DSL Orioles today at 10:30 AM ET.