Syracuse had a come-from-behind win as Bill Murphy pitched well. AJ Wideman looked good through six innings but picked up the loss in the seventh. Travis Snider had two more hits as he gets back on track. Dunedin lost when the bullpen couldn't hold back the Tigers. Lansing split a double-header. Randy Boone and Eric Eiland stayed hot.
Syracuse 7 Charlotte 2
Syracuse could only get one run off Charlotte starter Wes Whisler through six innings. That run came in the sixth, Wayne Lydon singled, stole second and scored on a Pedro Lopez single. Bill Murphy pitched well, seven inngs, six hits, no walks, nine K's.
In the eighth Chip Cannon and Lydon walked, Lopez singled to load the bases, Adam Lind grounded out to score a run and tie the game. Hector Luna then delivered the big blow, a two run single to make it a 4-2 game.
The Chiefs added three more in the ninth, Eric Nielsen singled in one run and Lind singled in two more.
The Chiefs had eight hits, Lydon and Lopez had two each.
New Hampshire 3 Trenton 5
AJ Wideman pitched very well through six innings, only one run conceded on six hits. However in the seventh Wideman gave up a walk, two singles and a run before being replaced by Sean Stidfole. Stidfole gave up a three run jack to Austin Jackson and that left Wideman with four runs allowed.
New Hampshire took the lead in the fifth inning, Aaron mathews singled in two runs. The Fishers added another in the sixth, Travis Snider doubled and Ryan Klosterman tripled him home. New Hampshire had the bases loaded in the eighth but couldn't score.
New Hampshire had seven hits, Snider, Patterson and Klosterman had two each.
For prospect watchers Austin Jackson is hitting .273 at age 21. Jose Tabata is hitting .221 and struggling at age 19.
Dunedin 1 Lakeland 4
The Jays got to Rick Porcello in the first inning, Adam Calderone, Matt Lane and Brian Dopirak each singled to make it 1-0. Lakeland tied the game off Adrian Martin in the second inning. The game remained tied until the sixth when the Tigers scored three off reliever Chad Blackwell.
Adrian Martin pitched five innings and allowed one run one eight hits in 4.1 innings.
The Jays had five hits, no-one had two.
Lansing 3 West Michigan 6 - game 1
Trystan Magnuson struggled and gave up five runs in 2.2 innings. Chi-Hung Cheng, back off the DL, allowed one run.
Lansing didn't score until the sixth where they scored all three runs. The big blows were doubles by Manny Rodriguez and John Tolisano and an RBI single from Yohermyn Chavez.
Lansing had six hits, Eric Eiland stayed hot, going 2-2 with a walk.
Lansing 5 West Michigan 0 - game 2
Lansing wasted no time scoring four runs in the first inning of the nightcap. Darin Mastroianni walked, Justin Jackson singled, Matt Liuzza singled, CJ Ebarb walked, John Tolisano hit a sac fly, Eric Eiland singled and Raul Barron singled in two more. With Randy Boone on the mound those runs were enough. Boone pitched a complete game, seven innings and gave up three hits with one walk. Bonne had seven K's and his ERA is now down to 1.31.
The Lugnuts added an insurance run in the sixth, Mike Mcdade doubled and scored on a single from Moises Sierra.
Lansing had seven hits, Liuzza had two. Eiland was 1-2 with two walks and is hitting .714.
3 star selection
3rd star - Wayne Lydon
2nd star - Bill Murphy
1st star - Randy Boone