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The Bats finally broke out the bats, and Alejo Lopez hits his first homer since 2017!

The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night

Alejo Lopez: 3 for 5, 2-run home run, 3 RBI

Alejo Lopez is getting his first crack at High-A Daytona this season. After spending the entire season in Dayton in 2018, he has got off to a hot start this year, slashing .379/.438/.483 in the short season. Last night, he continued that with a 3 for 5 night while hitting a 2-run dinger and driving in 3. His home run last night was his first of the year, and it also surpassed his entire HR total from 2018. Have a trophy, Alejo.

Louisville Bats 8, Columbus Clippers 0

After a couple of rough nights, Louisville broke out in a big way with an 8-0 victory over Columbus. Lucas “I am your father” Sims had a solid outing on the mound, going 5.1 innings and giving up no runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Jesus “Saves” Reyes struck out 2 in 1.2 scoreless innings and “Sloppy” Sal Romano struck out 2 in a scoreless inning. Josh “Living in a” VanMeter “Down by the river” continues to fucking mash the ball, as he smacked a 2-run dinger as a part of a 2 for 3 night. Brian “Beef” O’Grady went 3 for 5 with a double and a RBI and Nick “Shedhi” Longhi went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 driven in.

Up Next: TBD gets the start tonight against Gwinnett at 7:00 PM EDT.

Chattanooga Lookouts 2, Jackson Generals 4

Rob Wooten “Hears a Who” didn’t have a great Lookouts debut, as he gave up 4 runs in 5 innings while allowing 7 hits, walking 1 and striking out 4. Ryan “Purple Haze” Hendrix struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief. Taylor Trammell continues to hit well, going 2 for 4 last night. Ibandel “Is short for Dinger” Isabel went 1 for 4 with a solo blast and Gavin “As I walk through” LaValley was 1 for 3 with a solo shot of his own.

Up Next: Tejay Antone starts tonight against Jackson at 7:05 PM EDT.

Daytona Tortugas 5, Palm Beach Cardinals 3

Daytona did a good thing, because beating the Cardinals is always a good thing no matter the level. Ryan Lillie “Of LaValley” started and went 4.2 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Jonathan India had another good night at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Alejo Lopez was also solid, going 3 for 5 with a 2-run tank and 3 total RBI and Yonathan “Soft J” Mendoza was 2 for 4 with 2 driven in.

Up Next: Packy Naughton takes the mound tonight against Palm Beach at 6:30 PM EDT.

Dayton Dragons 2, Fort Wayne TinCaps 12

Dayton did not have a good night, falling 12-2 to Fort Wayne. Jacob Heatherly was pretty bad, going only two-thirds of an inning and giving up 3 runs on 3 hits with 3 walks and 1 strikeout. Eduardo Salazar pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief and struck out 3. Shard “Funroe” Munroe went 1 for 4 with a triple and a run driven in and Jay Schuyler “Sisters” went 1 for 4 and drove in a run.

Up Next: Jhon De Jesus starts tonight at 7:05 PM EDT.