Round Rock Express 5, Memphis Redbirds 3
Edmundo Sosa (3B): 1-3, HR, 3 RBI, R
Jake Woodford (SP): 5 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 5 BB, 4 Ks
Memphis put together a three-run seventh, but it was too little and too late.
Round Rock took an early 1-0 lead in the first, made it 4-0 in the third, and 5-0 in the fourth. Edmundo Sosa hit a three-run home run in the top of the seventh to cut it to 5-3, but Memphis couldn’t get anything else going.
Jake Woodford (4-5) threw five innings and gave up five runs, six hits, five walks, and struck out four. Giovanny Gallegos, Conner Greene, and Andrew Morales all turned in a scoreless inning.
Memphis falls to 80-54 and continues the three-game series with Round Rock tonight at 7:05.
Arkansas Travelers 9 at Springfield Cardinals 3
Jose Martinez (DH): 2-4, 2 RBI
Andrew Knizner (C): 1-4, HR
Michael Wacha (SP): 2.1 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks
It was far from the night Michael Wacha wanted and was even worse for Springfield as a whole.
Arkansas scored a run in the first and second, three in the third, and two more in the fourth to gain and early 7-0 edge. The Cardinals finally got something in the bottom of the fifth on a 2-RBI single by Jose Martinez.
The Travelers added two more in the top of the seventh and Springfield closed out the scoring in the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run by Andrew Knizner.
Michael Wacha was tagged for five runs, three earned, six hits, one walk, and he struck out three in 2 1⁄3 innings. Connor Jones also contributed 2 1⁄3 but only gave up two runs. Elniery Garcia continued that trend by also giving up two runs in 2 1/3. Landon Beck was the only effective reliever pitching two scoreless innings.
Palm Beach Cardinals 10 at Dunedin Blue Jays 2
Conner Capel (LF): 2-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, R
Scott Hurst (DH): 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI, R
Jose Godoy (C): 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 R
Juan Yepez (1B): 2-4, BB, 2 R
Ian Oxnevad (SP): 5 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks
Palm Beach fell behind early but a six-run fifth broke things wide open.
Dunedin scored a run in the second and third to take a 2-0 lead. A Scott Hurst RBI double in the fourth cut that lead in half. The six-run fifth put them up for good. Conner Capel hit a 2-RBI double, Kramer Robertson scored on a groundout, and Hurst hit a three-run bomb.
Some Palm Beach insurance came in the eighth when Robertson walked with the bases loaded and Capel connected with another 2-RBI double.
Ian Oxnevad (7-6) went five innings and gave up two runs, seven hits, one walk, and struck out three. Will Latcham threw 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings. Jacob Patterson turned in 1 2⁄3 scoreless and Bryan Dobzanski one scoreless inning.
Palm Beach has split the first two games of this series. Game 3 is tonight at 5:30.
Batavia Muckdogs 8, State College Spikes 1
Lars Nootbaar (RF): 1-4, 2B, RBI
Eli Kraus (SP): 2.1 IP, 6 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 1 K
All the scoring came early, but hardly any of it came from the good guys.
Batavia took a 2-0 lead in the first and extended that to 8-0 in the the third. The Spikes finally got on the board in the fourth when Edwin Figuera led off with a triple and scored on a Lars Nootbaar groundout.
Batavia teed off on State College starter Eli Kraus (2-2). Kraus went 2 1⁄3 innings and gave up six runs, five hits, three walks, and struck out one. Cory Malcom pitched 2 2⁄3 out of the pen and gave up two runs. Jim Voyles pitched two innings and Kevin Hamann pitched one, neither gave up a run.
After their streak of hot play, State College has now lost four straight and their elimination number is down to 2. They begin a three-game home series against West Virginia tonight at 6:05.
Johnson City Cardinals 10, Kingsport Mets 3
Moises Castillo (3B-SS): 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R
Zach Jackson (C): 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB, R
Kyle Leahy (SP): 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 Ks
DSL Rangers1 9, DSL Cardinals Blue 8 (Rangers win series 2-0)
Malcom Nunez (3B): 2-3, 2 RBI, BB
Darlin Moquete (RF): 2-4, RBI, 2 R
Sander Mora (2B): 2-4, BB, R
Jean Selmo (LF): 2-5, R
Inohan Paniagua (SP): 3.2 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 Ks