Lugnuts Playoff Bound

Tuesday, June 12 2018 @ 11:02 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

The Lansing Lugnuts are back in the postseason for the first time in three years to highlight a .500 night for the #BlueJays affiliates. New Hampshire had the night off.

Buffalo 9 Lehigh Valley 4

Jason Leblebijian cranked a grand slam as part of a three-hit night and Darnell Sweeney had a home run among his three hits and three runs knocked in. The on-base champs however were Anthony Alford who walked and stole a base to supplement his three-hit effort and Reese McGuire who had two hits, a walk and a hit by pitch. Roemon Fields singled twice and walked while Rowdy Tellez did the opposite with a hit and two free passes and stole a base.

Chris Rowley was the winning pitcher with 6-2/3 innings of two-run ball. He walked four but gave up three hits while whiffing seven.

Charlotte 8 Dunedin 6 (11 Innings)

Kevin Smith and Ivan Castillo had two hits apiece and Riley Adams had a hit and two walks. However, Adams committed two passed balls behind the plate.

Yennsy Diaz needed one more out for a quality start. He yielded three runs on seven hits and four walks but struck out seven. Juliandry Higuera gave up two runs in the 11th to take the loss.

Former Jay Adeiny Hechavarria went 0-for-3 in this one.

Lansing 4 Fort Wayne 2

The Lugnuts clinched a playoff spot thanks to five shutout frames of two-hit ball from Colton Laws. He didn't walk anybody, struck out two and induced seven groundball outs.

Samad Taylor was 3-for-4 with two RBI.

DSL Padres 5 DSL Blue Jays 2

Erickvi Celedonio had two hits and a walk in a losing cause. Miguel Hiraldo was 0-for-4.

Erick Tehran pitched 2-2/3 shutout innings of no-hit ball, striking out five to offset three walks. WIlliams Moreno chipped in with two scoreless frames but Miguel Olivo gave up four runs in the ninth to take the loss.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Colton Laws, Lansing

2. Jason Leblebijian, Buffalo

1. Anthony Alford, Buffalo


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