Happy Easter everyone! There were some strong performances on the farm yesterday.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (13-4)
After Nate Karns' dominant outing on Friday, Matt Andriese made every effort to match his performance in the Bulls' 2-1 victory. In seven innings, he allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven. However, he didn't pick up the win, as the offense only produced one run through the first nine innings. The Bulls broke the 1-1 tie in the 11th inning on a hit by Mahtook, and Kirby Yates picked up a save.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (10-6)
A five run fourth inning propelled the Biscuits to a 5-0 victory over Mississippi. Ryan Brett, Jake Hager, and Luke Maile each collected two hits, with Maile and Hager driving in two runs apiece. Victor Mateo posted his strongest start of the year, going seven scoreless innings.
Advanced Class-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (5-11)
On a day in which the offense finally showed some life, the pitching came up short as the Stone Crabs fell 13-9 to the Cardinals. The Stone Crabs held a 7-5 lead after four innings, but the Cards would strike for four runs in the fifth and seventh innings to seal their victory. Leonel Santiago and Marcus Jensen were the two main culprits on the pitching side for the Stone Crabs, as they allowed seven and five runs respectively. Offensively, several players had big days. Patrick Leonard continued his remarkable turnaround from last year by hitting his third home run of the year and drawing two walks. Justin O'Conner contributed two doubles while Tyler Goeddel chipped in two hits, one of them a triple.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods ()
Late. Check here for the box score.
Star of the Day: Matt Andriese pitched very well for the Bulls.
Goat of the Day: The Stone Crabs pitchers let down the offense.