Syracuse 16, BULLS 0-The Rays organization wasn't completely victorious over their counterparts north of the border Friday, as Syracuse used a nine run sixth inning to humiliate Durham 16-0. The SkyChiefs scored six runs in the first two innings off of Durham starter J.P. Howell, although only four of those runs were earned. Howell would go on to pitch another three scoreless innings. Syracuse really broke the game open in the sixth, however, when the SkyChiefs scored eight runs off of relief pitcher Tony Peguero, who retired two batters before being relieved. Another run was charged to Steve Andrade, who came in to relieve Peguero, and the SkyChiefs would add another run in the eight off of Andrade to close out the score. Seth McClung pitched a scoreless ninth inning. The Durham offense, meanwhile, was held to just four hits on the evening, including one each by Joel Guzman, who doubled, and Jorge Cantu.
Bulls Up Next-vs Syracuse, 5:00 ET
BISCUITS 8, West Tenn 6-Evan Longoria had three hits and Reid Brignac had two, one of which was a home run, to lead Montgomery to an 8-6 win over West Tenn. Fernando Perez and Jason Pridie also added two hits for the Biscuits. Brignac got the scoring going in the fourth when he blasted an offering from West Tenn starter Andrew Baldwin over the right field fence with two on to give the Biscuits an early 3-0 lead. They would later fall behind as the Diamond Jaxx matched, and then surpassed them, however they scored two in the seventh and three in the eighth to secure victory. Montgomery got four innings of work from starter Derek Feldkamp, who gave up three runs and struck out seven in his time of work. Brian Henderson also pitched 1.2 scoreless innings for the Biscuits in relief, and Nick DeBarr picked up the win despite allowing a run and four baserunners in 1.1 innings of work.
Biscuits Up Next-vs West Tenn, 8:05 ET
A+ Vero Beach:
St. Lucie 4, V-RAYS 0-Wade Davis pitched five innings of shutout ball, although it wasn't enough to overcome an anemic offensive output from the Vero Beach lineup, who were shut out 4-0 by St. Lucie. The V-Rays have not scored a run in two games this season. No V-Ray managed an extra base hit on the afternoon, though C Christian Lopez did account for two of the six Vero Beach hits. Davis, making his first start of the season, surrendered four hits and a walk in his five innings of work while striking out three. Jino Gonzalez relieved him and gave up three runs in 1.1 innings of work to get the loss.
V-Rays Up Next-at St. Lucie, 7:00 ET
Kannapolis 6, CATFISH 3-The Intimidators scored six runs in the ninth inning to waste a good starting effort from Woods Fines and beat the host Catfish. Fines worked five hitless, scoreless innings while striking out seven and walking three, while relief pitcher Chris Kelly worked three scoreless frames to leave the Catfish up 3-0 entering the ninth, before Kannapolis scored six runs off of Matt Falk and Neal Frontz to take the lead and prevent Columbus from remaining undefeated. The Catfish managed six hits total on offense, including one each from Desmond Jennings, Nevin Ashley, Matt Fields, and Ryan Royster. They scored two runs early in the second, and added another in the bottom of the seventh, but were mostly inactive in all other frames.
Catfish Up Next-vs Kannapolis, 7:00 ET