The Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Night
Michael De Leon - 2 for 5, HR, 4 RBI
Noah Davis - 6.0 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 6 K
Louisville won in exciting fashion on Tuesday in front of a crowd of 10,000 for their “Re-opening Night”. Jeff “Jeff” Hoffman got the start in his rehab appearance and was effective. He pitched 2 innings and allowed a hit and a walk with 3 strikeouts. Braden “Donut” Shipley also threw 2 scoreless innings and struck out 1. TJ Friedl “Dee Friedl Dum” went 2 for 4 with a solo dong and Logan Morrison went 1 for 4 with a double and scored twice. Oh, right, Michael “Big Dong” De Leon did this in the bottom of the 10th:
Walk off grand slam in front of sold out crowd.— Louisville Bats (@LouisvilleBats) June 23, 2021
De Leon IS that guy! pic.twitter.com/bh7xDSjC8W
It’s so nice to have fans back in the stands.
Chattanooga was unable to hang on to their early 2-run lead on Tuesday. Ricky Salinas started and pitched well, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with only 1 walk against 8 strikeouts. Miguel “Figero Figero” Figueroa struck out 2 in a scoreless inning of relief. Mark “Prices May” Kolozsvary went 1 for 4 and drove in a run, as did Lorenzo Cedrola, who also scored a run.
Dayton’s pitching was dominant on Tuesday, as they combined for a 3-hit shutout. Noah “Two By Two” Davis started and went 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Matt “Fish” Gill allowed only 1 hit in 2 innings of relief and John Ghyzel struck out 1 in his inning of relief. Francisco Urbaez went 2 for 4 and scored a run and Quincy McAfee also went 2 for 4.
Pitching was not good for the Tortugas on Tuesday. James “Exam” Proctor was the only one who didn’t allow a run, and he only pitched 1 inning. Daniel “Obo, Cello” Vellojin went 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored and Brandon Leyton went 1 for 4 with a 3-run tank.