Buffalo 8 Charlotte 3
Kyle Drabek made his best start of the year, six innings, five hits, no walks, seven K's, two unearned runs. Chad Jenkins is back in Buffalo, he pitched two innings.
Kevin Pillar led the offense, he doubled and scored in the first inning, he hit a two run home run in the third and doubled again in the fourth. He finished 3-5. Matt Tuiasosopo homered also and Anthony Gose had two hits.
New Hampshire 6 Portland 5
Hew Hampshire scored three in the first, allowed four in the second but clawed their way back to take the lead and hold on for the win. Doubles were the name of the game for the Fisher Cats. In the first Kevin Nolan doubled in two runs then Brain Van Kirk doubled in Nolan. In the sixth Andy Fermin and Yusuf Carter doubled to tie the game. In the eighth Nolan doubled and scored on a wild pitch. Later Jon Jones doubled in Carter. Nolan and Mike McDade led the hitters with two hits each.
Casey Janssen pitched a perfect first. Scott Copeland took over but gave up four runs in his first inning. Perhaps he wan't used to starting in the second inning. Copeland went on to pitch 5.2 innings.
Dunedin 11 Clearwater 3
The Jays pounded out 14 hits in this contest. Dalton Pompey was 3-5 with a home run and a walk. Derrick Chung was also 3-5. Dwight Smith, Jorge Flores and Gustavo Pierre each had two hits.
Daniel Norris was his usual self, 4,2 innings, four hits, six K's. He did concede a run but that run scored after he was pulled from the game.
Lansing 5 West Michigan 2 - 12 innings
The teams were tied pretty much all game. Both scored a run in the fourth, both scored a run in the fifth, and that was it until the twelfth. The Lugnuts had some help in the twelfth, two walks got it started, DJ Davis singled in a run and then two errors helped the last two runs score.
Tom Robson started and pitched five innings with both runs charged to him. Brady Dragmire and Scott Silverstein each pitched three shutout innings. For the offense DJ Davis was 3-5 with a walk, LB Dantzler had two hits.
3rd star: DJ Davis
2nd star: Dalton Pompey
1st star: Kevin Pillar