Stephen Piscotty goes deep twice for Palm Beach. The feisty lead-off hitter Mike O'Neill smashes his 2nd career minor league career homer in over 784 career at bats in the minors. Michal Wacha pitched another solid outing for Memphis
Adron Chambers went 3-5.
Kolten Wong singled.
Oscar Taveras was 4-5 with a 2-run opposite field home run and an RBI double. Taveras is batting .319 to go along 4 home runs and 20 RBI's now.
Jamie Romak was 2-3 with 2 walks.
Ryan Jackson was 2-4 with a 2-homer as well. Making his case for a roster spot.
Greg Garcia made a pinch hit appearance doubled in his only at bat.
J.R Towles and Justin Christian hit back-to-back in the 6th inning. Towles was a 2-run shot while Christian's was a solo shot.
Michael Wacha pitched another solid 6 innings only giving up 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts, 3 GO-to-7 FO 86 total pitches.
Marc Rzepczynski pitched two scoreless innings in relief gave up a hit struck out two.
Eric Fornataro in an inning of work gave up an unearned run on 2 hits in the 9th.
Springfield 6, Northwest Arkansas 4 (Game 1 of the double-header)
Mike O'Neill was 1-3 with a walk nothing has changed or will ever to his approach at the plate.
Thomas Pham continues to hit as he goes 2-4 with a home run which was a 3 run shot. Pham now has 6th home runs on the season.
Ruben Gotay was 2-3 with a double.
Xavier Scruggs hit an RBI single.
James Ramsey was the only Springfield hitter that was hitless.
Starlin Rodriguez collected a single then came around to score on a run.
Audry Perez was 2-3 with a 2 run homer which was his 2nd of the season.
Jake Lemmerman doubled.
Richard Castillo pitched 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 4 earned runs (3 earned came off home runs), 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts.
Keith Butler gave up 2 hits to start the inning but buckled and retired the next three on two strikeouts and a groundout to earn a scoreless inning
Springfield 4, Northwest Arkansas 5 (Game 2 of the double-header)
Mike O'Neil was the run producer in this game for Springfield as he went 2-3 with a 3-run jack and walk. His 1st home run this season, 2nd in his minor league career.
James Ramsey collected 2 hits and walked in 3 AB's.
Vance Albitz never been known for his offense more entirely his glove but he goes 2-3 with an RBI double with the stick.
Nick Greenwood struggled only lasting 2 2/3 innings gave up 4 hits on 5 earned runs.
Nick Longmire was 2-5 with a double.
Stephen Piscotty goes 3-5 with a double and 2 home runs each were solo shots. Piscotty has shown some intriguing power, hitting in those large ballparks in the FSL certainly is positive to see given that he's never been known to be much of a power hitter. Him showing this power makes me think he's incorporating more of his lower half in his swing to improve his power potential instead of using all hands and arms like he did in the past.
Jonathan Rodriguez was 2-5 with an RBI double.
Danny Stienstra singled twice.
Anthony Garcia was 2-3 with an RBI double. Garcia is now batting .237 he's got off to a slow start offensively after a strong season power wise last year.
Ronny Gil hit an RBI double.
Scott Gorgen pitched 6 quality innings allowed 4 hits, on 3 earned runs, walked 1, struck out 7.
Lee Stoppelman pitches two clean frames in the 7th and 8th. Struck out the side in the 8th.
Heath Wyatt pitched a scoreless inning 9th
Peoria 2, Beloit 0 (Game 1 of the double-header)
Breyvic Valera singled and scored on a run.
Jacob Wilson hit an RBI single.
Patrick Wisdom smacked a sac fly.
Joe Cuda pitched 5 shutout innings gave up 4 hit, struck out 4.
Zachary Petrick pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief of Cuda. Struck out 3. Petrick after this outing owns a 1.27 ERA
Peoria 0, Beloit 4 (Game 2 of the double-header)
Peoria couldn't find any offenses as they only collected 1 hit total.
Breyvic Valera was the only individual to single.
Kurt Heyer pitched 5 2/3 innings surrendered 8 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts.