Two wins, two rainouts, no errors, no fans left in the stands

Sunday, April 23 2006 @ 11:07 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mike Green

Lansing and Dunedin won, while rains on the East Coast wiped out the double A and triple A games.

Scranton-Wilkes Barre @ Syracuse, ppd. rain

New Hampshire @ Bowie, ppd. rain

Sarasota 8 @ Dunedin 9

The D'Jays rallied to score twice with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth on a run-scoring double by Christian Snavely and the game-winning single by Robinson Diaz. Earlier, first baseman Josh Kreuzer drove in 4 runs with a homer and a double, while Ron Davenport made his return to Dunedin successful by banging out 4 hits. Robert Ray started for the Jays, and went a solid 6 innings. He gave up 3 unearned runs in the first, allowing a 3 run homer after a 2 out throwing error by Jason Armstrong, but then settled in nicely. He gave up 4 runs, 1 earned on 5 hits and 1 walk with 7 strikeouts. The D'Jays struck for 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 7-4 lead, but the wheels fell off for Milton Tavarez in the top of the ninth until the offence bailed him out. Ryan Patterson doubled in 5 trips, while Ryan Klosterman walked in 5 plate appearances.

Beloit 3 @ Lansing 6

Joey Metropoulos hit a 2 run homer and Chi-hung Cheng battled for 5 innings to receipt for his 3rd win, as the Lugnuts continued their fine start to the season. The Lugs scored 3 in the 3rd, 2 in the 4th and 1 in the 5th, and that was all Cheng, Po-Hsuan Keng and Paul Phillips needed. Cheng allowed 2 earned runs on 7 hits and 4 walks with 3 strikeouts. He picked off a runner. Keng went 3 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits and no walks, while striking out 2. Phillips earned his 2nd save with a perfect ninth, striking out 2. The young hitters shone for the 'Nuts. Sean Shoffit had 3 hits, and raised his average to .339. Chris Gutierrez tripled and singled and drove in 2. Yuber Rodriguez singled twice and was plunked in 4 trips and stole his 6th base of the season without being caught.

3 star selection
3rd star- Sean Shoffit
2nd star- Ron Davenport
1st star-Josh Kreuzer