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Minor League Minute for Monday, April 30th

Triple A Durham Bulls (11-14)

Yesterday: OFF

BULLS Up Next-at Norfolk, 7:15 ET (RH Jason Hammel)

Double A Montgomery Biscuits (12-12)

Jacksonville 9, BISCUITS 6-Montgomery pounded out four more hits than the opposing Jacksonville Suns on Monday night, but the Biscuits left ten men on base and the pitching staff didn't hold up in a 9-6 loss. 3B Evan Longoria walked and had a two run homer to lead the Biscuits, while SS Reid Brignac and C John Jaso also added hits on the evening. 1B Chris Nowak had a double early in the game before being ejected, Montgomery's third total in its last two games. He was replaced by Gaby Martinez, who had two hits in three at bats. RF Shaun Cumberland had a double among his three hits, part of 12 total on the day, but the ten men on base ultimately cost the Biscuits. Mike Prochaska got the start for Montgomery and picked up his third loss of the year by giving up five runs on seven hits in just five innings of work. He was subsequently relieved by Jarod Matthews, who gave up three runs in the sixth on three walks. Brian Henderson surrendered the final Jacksonville run in two innings of work, he also struck out four.

BISCUITS Up Next-at Jacksonville, 11:05am ET (LH James Houser)

High A Vero Beach Devil Rays (9-14)

Brevard County 13, V-RAYS 6-Greg Dupas allowed seven runs and failed to retire a batter in the ninth inning of work, blowing a 6-5 lead that the V-Rays had heading into the ninth, and resulting in the sixth loss in eight games for Vero Beach. Mike Wlodarczyk struggled in five innings of work for the V-Rays, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks over five innings of work. Jino Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings in relief for the Rays, but Dupas surrendered seven runs, all earned, on four hits and a walk in the ninth inning. He failed to retire one of the seven batters he faced, leaving that to Jonathan Beltre, who allowed a solo home run just for kicks, but did strike out three of the other four batters he faced to retire the side. 3B Patrick Cottrell had two hits, one of them a three run homer, to lead the Vero Beach offense. CF Erold Andrus also had two hits for the V-Rays, one of them being a double.

V-RAYS Up Next-vs Brevard County, 7:00 ET (RH Matt Walker)

Low A Columbus Catfish (15-10)

CATFISH 5, Rome 3-Jeremy Hellickson wasn't at his best in a five inning outing against Columbus, but Desmond Jennings led the Columbus offense with three hits and the Catfish rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth to best the Rome Braves 5-3. Hellickson gave up all three Rome runs, two of which were earned, in his second start of the year. He walked one and struck out three, and was succeeded by Wilton Noel and Brian Baker, who pitched four combined scoreless innings. CF Jennings had three hits for the Catfish on offense, including his second triple of the year. DH Ryan Royster had two hits including a solo home run for the Catfish, the blast was his third of the year. 1B Matt Fields doubled among his two hits as well for the Catfish, while LF John Matulia walked in five plate appearances.

CATFISH Up Next-vs Rome, 11:00 AM ET (RH Heath Rollins)