Las Vegas Aviators 12 at Memphis Redbirds 1
Randy Arozarena: 2-3, 2 BB
Conner Capel: 2-4, 2B
Alex Reyes: 5 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 3 BB, 9 Ks
Alex Reyes hasn’t had a good start in Memphis yet, and that continued when he gave up six runs over five innings Tuesday.
The offense wasn’t any better. The only run scored came on a John Nogowski RBI single in the eighth. Vegas delivered a few final punches with five runs in the top of the ninth. Chris Beck gave up all five of those runs.
Elsewhere in relief, Chris Ellis gave up one run in 1 2/3. Chasen Shreve had a scoreless 1 1⁄3 with two strikeouts.
Memphis falls to 29-43. After an off day Wednesday, the Redbirds begin a five-game set at Oklahoma City Thursday at 7:05.
Midland RockHounds 4, Springfield Cardinals 2
Dylan Carlson: 2-5, 2B
Johan Oviedo: 5 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 9 Ks
Three runs in the bottom of the first turned out to be all Midland needed to come away with a win.
Johan Oviedo settled in after that rough first inning and ultimately finished five innings with nine strikeouts.
Justin Toerner got credit for both of the Cardinals RBI, one on a single in the first and the other on a groundout in the fifth.
Bryan Dobzanski pitched two scoreless innings and Roel Ramirez delivered a perfect inning.
Springfield falls to 30-41 and have split the first two games with Midland. Game 3 is Wednesday at 6:30.
Game 1: Jupiter Hammerheads 5 at Palm Beach Cardinals 3
Nick Plummer: 1-3, 2B
Griffin Roberts: 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 Ks
Two separate two-run innings was ultimately the difference for Jupiter taking Game 1.
Jupiter’s first two-run inning came in the top of the first. Palm Beach responded with a two-run inning of its own in the third behind RBI doubles from Francisco Hernandez and Luis Montano.
An RBI single by Lars Nootbaar put Palm Beach up 3-2 in the fifth, but Jupiter’s second two-run inning in the top of the sixth put the Hammerheads up for good.
Griffin Roberts did well in five innings giving up two runs. Mitchell Osnowitz got roughed up out of the pen in giving up three runs in 1 1/3. C.J. Saylor pitched the final 1⁄3 inning.
Game 2: Jupiter Hammerheads 4 at Palm Beach Cardinals 2
Nick Plummer: 2-2, 2B, BB, RBI
Julio Rodriguez: 2-4
Kyle Leahy: 3 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 H, 0 BB, 3 Ks
An early two-run inning again put the Cardinals in a hole, but they could never fully recover this time.
Jupiter’s two-run second inning was followed up by a run in the third before Nick Plummer drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the third to put Palm Beach on the board. Nick Dunn had an RBI single in the seventh for the Cardinals’ only other run.
Kyle Leahy gave up three runs, two earned, in three innings. Zach Prendergast and Ramon Santos both threw two innings. Prendergast gave up one run while Santos went scoreless.
Palm Beach falls to 35-31 (0-2 second half) with the two losses. The series finale with Jupiter is Wednesday at 5:30.
State College Spikes 4 at Williamsport Crosscutters 2 (10)
Dariel Gomez: 2-4, HR
Moises Castillo: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Carlos Soto: 2-4, 2B, BB, RBI
Jacob Schlesener: 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 Ks
RBI doubles from Moises Castillo and Carlos Soto in the top of the 10th led to a State College victory to continue its early streak of good play.
Dariel Gomez got the scoring started with a solo home run in the second. Castillo’s first RBI double of the day came in the fifth to give the Spikes a 2-0 lead. Williamsport tied things with two runs in the seventh.
Jacob Schlesener had a good first start for State College this season going five scoreless innings giving up two hits, two walks and striking out eight. Schlesener spent all of 2018 with State College, starting 10 games with a 2-6 record and a 4.47 ERA. He started this season in Peoria but was demoted in mid-May after going 0-4 with a 12.42 ERA in eight games and five starts.
Junior Gonzalez tossed two innings of relief and gave up the two seventh inning runs. Eli Kraus threw two scoreless and took home the win. Fabian Blanco struck out the side in the 10th for his second save.
State Colleges moves to 4-1. Game 2 with Williamsport is Wednesday at 6:05.
SPR: Angel Rondon
PMB: Perry DellaValle
SC: Inohan Paniagua