Jake Bauers led offensive prospects with a massive homer and double. 2016 draftees Austin Franklin and Easton McGee had good starts. Hudson Valley won their thirteenth straight game.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (78-51)
The Durham Bulls fell 6-5 to the Gwinnett Braves in their first attempt to clinch the division title. Matt Andriese put together a solid rehab start after getting started with a liner off his backside off the bat of Ronald Acuna. The Durham offense got off to a fast start behind a leadoff double by Mallex Smith ahead of a RBI single by Willy Adames. Patrick Leonard’s two run bomb capped off a three run first. In the third inning Jake Bauers hit a massive solo homerun to extend the Bulls lead to 4-1. Chaz Roe came in with four outs remaining to hold a 4-1 lead with a runner on first. The game was tied by the end of the inning thanks to a relay throw by Adames to nail the go ahead run at home. Bauers leadoff double in the bottom of the eighth lead to a run on a Shane Peterson sacrifice fly to give the Bulls the 5-4 lead. Roe couldn’t hold the lead in the ninth allowed two more runs. The bottom of the ninth started out in promising fashion with a Johnny Field double and Jake Hager hit by pitch. Smith grounded out, Adames struck out, and Bauers flew out to end the rally.
OF Mallex Smith: 1-for-4, 2B (7), R, 2 K, BB
SS Willy Adames: 1-for-5, R, RBI, 3 K
1B Jake Bauers: 2-for-5, 2B (29), HR (13), 2 R, RBI
3B Patrick Leonard: 2-for-4, HR (11), R, 2 RBI
OF Johnny Field: 1-for-1, 2B (32)
RHP Matt Andriese: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 6 K, 0 BB
RHP Jeff Ames: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K, 1 BB
LHP Adam Kolarek: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 4 K, 1 BB
RHP Chaz Roe: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 K, 1 BB
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (71-57)
The Montgomery Biscuits game back from a big early deficit to beat the Tennessee Smokes 8-7 on a walkoff. Through five innings the Biscuits were down 7-2. Joe McCarthy’s two RBI single in the eighth was the big blow that pulled the Biscuits within one at 7-6. Justin William’s RBI double tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. Williams scored on a RBI infield single by Andrew Velazquez.
SS Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-4, 2B (3), RBI, K, BB
OF Joe McCarthy: 1-for-5, 2 RBI, 3 K
1B Dalton Kelly: 1-for-3, R
OF Justin Williams: 3-for-5, 2 2B (18), 2 R, RBI
3B Michael Russell: 4-for-5, 2B (23), HR (6), 2 R, 2 RBI
OF Andrew Velazquez: 2-for-4, 2B (16), R, RBI, K, BB
RHP Benton Moss: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 K, 2 BB, 3 HRA
LHP Johnny Venters: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Ian Gibaut: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 K, 0 BB
Class A-Advanced Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (64-61)
The Charlotte Stone Crabs and St. Lucie Mets game was postponed due to rain.
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (67-59)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods offense was shutdown in a 11-1 loss to the Dayton Dragons. The Hot Rods scattered five hits and one walk over nine innings. Their lone run game off a Emilio Gustave RBI single in the fifth inning. Jim Haley’s double was the only extra base hit.
SS Luis Rengifo: 1-for-4, 2 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-4
OF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, K
C Rene Pinto: 1-for-4, K
3B Jim Haley: 1-for-3, 2B (6)
OF Emilio Gustave: 1-for-3, RBI
RHP Chris Pike: 5.1 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 3 K, 3 BB
RHP Peter Bayer: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 2 BB
Class A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (35-25)
The Hudson Valley Renegades won their 13th straight in a 8-0 shutout of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Austin Franklin had another good start allowing only three hits and two walks in six scoreless innings while striking out five. The six run seventh inning put the game out of reach. Carl Chester and Isaac Benard doubles did most of the damage.
2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-5, R, SB (16)
OF Carl Chester: 3-for-5, 2B (5), 3B (2), 2 R, RBI, 2 K, SB (8)
C Zacrey Law: 1-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 K, CS (3)
DH Rafelin Lorenzo: 2-for-5, 2B (10), 2 R
SS Deion Tansel: 3-for-5, RBI
RHP Austin Franklin: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K, 2 BB
RHP Garrrett Fulenchek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB
Class A Short Season Princeton Rays (24-35)
The Princeton Rays pummeled the Burlington Royals 12-1. The Rays put up 20 hits. Easton McGee posted a solid five inning scoreless start. Catcher Ronaldo Hernandez ended up a triple short of the cycle. Zach Rutherford and Billy King also picked up three hits a piece. Moises Gomez had four hits and four RBI.
SS Zach Rutherford: 3-for-5, 2 2B (12), 2 R, RBI, BB
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 3-for-5, 2B (16), HR (5), 2 R, 2 RBI
DH Devin Davis: 2-for-5, 2 R, BB
2B Trey Hair: 1-for-5, 3B (2), 3 R, BB
OF Moises Gomez: 4-for-5, 2 2B (6), R, 4 RBI
1B Billy King: 3-for-5, 2B (3), RBI, K
OF Bryce Brown: 1-for-5, K
RHP Easton McGee: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 K, 0 BB
Rookie DSL Rays 1 (23-45)
The DSL Rays 1 split a double header with the DSL Red Sox. In game one the Rays 1 won 1-0. Raider Brito’s RBI double in the top of the first was all the offense the Rays 1 needed.
OF Yunior Martinez: 2-for-4, R, K, SB (35)
OF Raider Brito: 2-for-3, 2B (11), RBI, CS (4)
OF Roimer Bolivar: 1-for-3
RHP Rafael Prensa: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K, 0 BB
The DSL Rays 1 lost 2-1 in walkoff fashion to the DSL Red Sox in game two. The Rays 1 went ahead 1-0 thanks to Raider Brito. He started off the fourth with a double. He stole third base and scored on a throwing error by the catcher. The Red Sox came back with single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to complete the comeback.
OF Raider Brito: 2-for-3, 2B (12), R
Rookie DSL Rays 2 (39-28)
The DSL Rays 2 split a doubleheader witht he DSL Cubs 1. In game 1 the Rays 2 lost 7-3. The game was tied at three through two, but the Rays 2 weren’t able to put any more runs on the board.
2B Abiezel Ramirez: 2-for-4, R, K
OF Aldenis Sanchez: 1-for-4, R, K, SB (22), CS (6)
OF Diego Infante: 1-for-3, K, SB (10
OF Johampher Arrendoll: 1-for-3, R, K
In game two the Rays 2 won 5-0. The Rays 2 put the game out of reach with a four runs in the fifth inning. Back to back doubles by Diego Infante and Jhosner Vargas did most of the damage.
SS Abiezel Ramirez: 1-for-4, 2B (6), R, 2 K
OF Aldenis Sanchez: 1-for-2, R, K, BB, SB (21)
1B Freddvil Chevez: 2-for-3, R, RBI, BB
OF Diego Infante: 2-for-3, 2 2B (8), R
3B Jhosner Vargas: 2-for-3, 2B (4), R, 2 RBI, K
RHP Stanly Sabino: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 7 K, 3 BB
Rookie GCL Rays (23-28)
The GCL Rays lost 12-6 to the GCL Red Sox. The Rays put together two three run innings, but it wasn’t enough. Carlos Vargas and Cristhian Pedroza picked up two RBI each.
SS Luis Leon: 2-for-5, 2 2B (8), R
3B Carlos Vargas: 2-for-3, 2B (10), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
OF Pedro Diaz: 2-for-4, 2B (4), R, RBI, BB
2B Cristhian Pedroza: 1-for-2, 2B (4), 2 RBI, K, 2 BB