4 wins, 2 losses. Josh Banks was stellar again, while Davis Romero was not.
Ottawa 2, Syracuse 4
The Skychiefs took an early 3-0 lead thanks to a 2 run shot from John-Ford Griffin in the 3rd. The pitching staff, in a team effort held down the fort from there. Starter Spike Lundberg lasted 5 innings allowing only 1 run. Jamie Vermilyea allowed the other Ottawa run on a mistake to "slugger" Mike Moriarty. However, Adrian Burnside, Lee Gronkiewicz and Matt Whiteside held them scoreless. Whiteside got the save, and Lundberg took the win. Gabe Gross had a pair of walks while Kevin Barker had two hits, including a double.
New Hampshire 4, Norwich 1
Josh Banks is on a roll. He's finally keeping the ball in the park. He still hasn't given up a walk since June and he spun another gem last night. 8.0 innings, 5 hits, 1 run, 7 K's. The Cats took the early lead off a single-homer combo from Miguel Negron and Ryan Roberts to start things off in the first inning. Negron also led off the third inning with a single and the Cat's once again plated two runs. Banks took things from there and Ryan Houston nailed it shut in ninth for his 4th save.
Lakeland 11, Dunedin 9
Davis Romero has run hot and cold this year and last night he was cold, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings. Maybe it just wasn't the pitchers' night as a total of 20 runs were scored off of 12 different pitchers. 6 hitters reached base twice but Joey Reiman had the biggest swing of the night with a 3 run homer.
Dayton 4, Lansing 0
The Lugnuts managed only 4 hits last night and 3 of them came off the bat of Christian Snavely. Danny Core got the start and gave up 3 runs in 5 innings. Aaron Tressler went the final 4 innings allowing a single run.
Batavia 1, Auburn 3
Orlando Trias had an excellent start going 6 inning allowing only 1 run. Joey Metropoulos was the offensive hero, scoring the go ahead run in the second with a leadoff walk and once again in the fourth with a solo home run. Billy Carnline and Paul Philips were perfect over the final 3 innings.
Greenville 3, Pulaski 12
Jacob Butler was a triple short of the cycle while scoring 3 and driving in 3. Paul Franko also doubled and homered, driving in 4. Shane Benson lasted 5 innings, allowing 2 runs with 5 K's and no walks. Peter Eberhardt and Connor Falkenbach each threw a scoreless inning in relief.
The Three Stars!!
Third star: Joey Metropoulos
Second star:Jacob Butler
First star: Josh Banks