Las Vegas 1 @ Fresno 12 – Boxscore
With the 51’s bullpen a little short-staffed with Evan Crawford and Joel Carreno being recalled to replace Chad Beck and the injured JP Arencibia, the team needed some pitchers to eat some innings and Tim Redding and Bobby Korecky stepped up to the task. Redding went 5 innings and surrendered seven runs and Korecky came in in relief for the last 3 innings and allowed five runs.
Mike McCoy, Adeiny Hechavarria and David Cooper all had two hits. Cooper added a double and had a sac fly to drive in Las Vegas’ only run. Eric Thames, Mark Sobolewski, Danny Perales and Joel Galarraga also had hits. The 51’s were 1-for-10 hitting with runners in scoring position.
New Hampshire 8 @ Harrisburg 3 – Boxscore
After being held hitless in the previous two games, Jake Marisnick reached base in all five plate appearances. Marisnick singled once, walked twice and was hit by two pitches and scored three runs. He also stole two bases to provide plenty of RBI opportunities for Kevin Howard, who went 3-for-4 with a double and walk and 4 RBIs. Ryan Goins had two singles and a double and Brian Bocock reached base four times with a two singles and two walks. He also had two stolen bases. John Tolisano, Brad Glenn, Kenan Bailli and Koby Clemens all added a single.
Ryan Tepera started for the Fisher Cats and gave up two runs on seven hits over 5 innings. He walked a pair and struck out two. Michael Dubee and Chorye Spoone each pitched 2 innings of relief.
Clearwater 6 @ Dunedin 9 – Boxscore
Marcus Walden improved to 5-1, although he didn’t have one of his strongest outings. Walden allowed four runs over 5 innings on eight hits and two walks. Alan Farina gave up the other runs, both unearned, on a Justin Jackson error before Danny Barnes got through 1.1 innings to pick up the save.
Kevin Ahrens was 2-for-3 with a walk. At the bottom of the lineup, Jack Murphy and Jackson were 2-for-4. Ryan Schimpf was 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored. Jonathan Jones, Jon Berti and Kevin Pillar were all held hitless, but each drew a walk.
Bowling Green 15 @ Lansing 13 (13 innings) – Boxscore
It was a see-saw battle in Lansing with the Lugnuts taking an 8-2 lead after 2 innings although Bowling Green had come back to tie the game after 7 innings. Bowling Green scored four runs in the top of the ninth to take a three run lead, but Lansing came back to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth on a three-run homer by Kevin Patterson, scoring KC Hobson and Michael Crouse.
The teams swapped runs in the 11th inning with Shane Optiz doubling home Chris Peters with two outs to keep the game going. Unfortunately, the Lugnuts couldn’t cash Gustavo Pierre and his leadoff single in the bottom of the 12th and that would prove to be costly, as Bowling Green scored twice in the 13th and the Lugnuts had only their second 1-2-3 inning of the game in the 13th.
Aaron Sanchez started and surrendered five runs over 4.1 innings. Sanchez struck out seven, but he struggled with his control, walking five and allowing three hits. On the offensive side, Peters, Crouse and Chris Hawkins all had four hits. Crouse hit a homer and drove in three and Hawkins drove in two. Peters also threw out a runner at home and Crouse nabbed a runner at third. Pierre, Hobson, Patterson and Kenny Wilson all had two hits.
Eugene 0 @ Vancouver 2 – Boxscore
It was a good night on the mound for the Canadians last night, as Taylor Cole, Marcus Stroman and Jonathan Lucas combined for a shutout in front of 5,016 hometown fans. Cole went 6 innings and retired 9 of 12 batters on balls in play on groundouts. Cole allowed three hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out three. Stroman threw 2 innings with two strikeouts before Lucas picked up the save.
The Canadians had six hits and three walks and Art Charles accounted for a third of these trips to first base by going 2-for-3 with a walk. Carlos Ramirez hit a solo homer and Jorge Flores added a double. Kellen Sweeney and Daniel Arcila had singles and Ian Parmley and Tucker Frawley added walks.
GCL Blue Jays 8 @ GCL Yankees 4 – Boxscore
Jairo Labourt went 4 innings and only surrendered one run on a solo homer to lead off the fourth. Labourt didn’t allow another hit. He struck out three and also walked three. Zakery Wasilewski gave up three runs, but only one was earned, over 3.1 innings on six hits before Adaric Kelly finished the game with 1.2 one-hit innings.
Jorge Saez led the offensive attack with a two-homer night. Saez added a double, scored three times and drove in seven. Jorge Gonzalez and Derrick Loveless each had two hits. D.J. Davis was 0-for-2 with three walks and three runs scored. Trey Pascazi and Justin Atkinson each added singles.
3rd Star – Michael Crouse, 4-for-7, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI, 7 TB
2nd Star – Taylor Cole, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
1st Star – Jorge Saez, 3-for-5, 3 R, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10 TB