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DOTF 7/2: Zach Lee, Sam McWilliams, and Tobias Myers with strong scoreless starts

Brandon Snyder drove in seven for Durham.

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Zach Lee (Durham), Sam McWilliams (Montgomery), and Tobias Myers (Bowling Green) all went at least seven scoreless to lead their teams to victory. Brandon Snyder drove in seven runs for Durham coming up a triple short of the cycle.

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Triple-A Durham Bulls (48-34)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Gwinnett Stripers 14-3 for their fifth straight victory. Without Brandon Lowe in the lineup the Bulls raced out to a 11-0 lead through four innings. Andrew Velazquez, Brandon Snyder, and Rob Refsnyder homered. Snyder led the way with seven runs batted in. The Stripers avoided a shutout with three runs in the ninth. Zach Lee put together another good start going 7.1 shutout innings allowing three hits and three walks.

2B Kean Wong: 3-for-5, 2B (15), 3 R, K, HBP
CF Rob Refsnyder: 3-for-4, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI, K, 2 BB
RF Jason Coats: 3-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI
1B-C Brandon Snyder: 4-for-5, 2B (14), HR (10), 2 R, 7 RBI, K, BB
DH Justin Williams: 1-for-5, RBI, K
SS Andrew Velazquez: 2-for-4, HR (7), 2 R, RBI, K, BB
C Nick Ciuffo: 1-for-3, 2B (4), 2 R, K, BB

RHP Zach Lee (W, 2-1): 7.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 3 BB
RHP Ian Gibaut: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Mike Franco: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 K, 0 BB, 2 HRA

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (44-37)

The Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1-0 for their sixth straight win. Nick Solak singled with two outs in the first ahead of Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI double to put the Biscuits up 1-0. That was all the offense the Biscuits would need as Sam McWilliams shutdown the Jumbo Shrimp for 8.0 innings allowing three hits and two walks while striking out seven. Curtis Taylor closed the door striking out all three batters he faced in the ninth.

CF Nick Solak: 2-for-4, R, K
1B Nathaniel Lowe: 1-for-3, 2B (4), RBI, K
RF Nathan Lukes: 1-for-3

RHP Sam McWilliams (W, 3-4): 8.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 7 K, 2 BB
RHP Curtis Taylor (S, 3): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (38-40)

The Port Charlotte Stone Crabs were crushed by the Fort Myers Miracle 11-3. The Miracle went in front with a run in the second. In the third the Stone Crabs tied the game at one after Jake Fraley led off the inning with a ground rule double and came around to score on a wild pitch. The Miracle put up ten unanswered to take the 11-1 lead through seven. In the eighth Rene Pinto hit a two run double.

SS Lucius Fox: 0-for-3, 2 BB
2B Tristan Gray: 0-for-5
1B Robbie Tenerowicz: 2-for-5, R
RF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-4, K
3B Jermaine Palacios: 2-for-4, 2B (5), R
CF Josh Lowe: 1-for-3, 2B (18), BB
DH Rene Pinto: 2-for-4, 2B (6), 2 RBI, K
LF Jake Fraley: 1-for-3, 2B (5), R, HBP

RHP Willy Ortiz: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 BB
RHP Alexis Tapia (L, 0-2): 2.0 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Trevor Charpie: 1.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 K, 2 BB
RHP Hunter Schryver: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Miles Mastrobuoni: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (55-26)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods shutout the South Bend Cubs 6-0. Eleardo Cabrera’s RBI single put the Hot Rods on top in the second 1-0. The Hot Rods put up a four spot in the third on a RBI double by Zach Rutherford, RBI single by Carl Chester, a run on a wild pitch, and a RBI double by Devin Davis. Rutherford added a second RBI double in the fourth to cap off the scoring for the night. Tobias Myers put together his best start of the year going seven shutout innings with five strikeouts

2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-4, 2 R, BB, 2 SB (20)
SS Zach Rutherford: 2-for-5, 2 2B (13), R, 2 RBI
LF Moises Gomez: 1-for-1
LF Carl Chester: 2-for-4, R, RBI
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 2-for-4, R, BB
DH Devin Davis: 2-for-5, 2B (9), R, RBI, K

RHP Tobias Myers (W, 9-4): 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 2 BB
RHP Phoenix Sanders: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

Rookie Hudson Valley Renegades (12-5)

The Hudson Valley Renegades defeated the Aberdeen IronBirds 4-1. The IronBirds took a 1-0 lead in the second. The Renegades answered in the top of the third on Tanner Dodson’s RBI groundout. Jacson McGowan’s solo homer in the fourth gave the Renegades a 2-1 lead. Michael Smith added a RBI double in the seven. Erik Ostberg plated the final run with an RBI single in the eighth.

RF Michael Smith: 2-for-5, 2B (3), RBI, K
CF Tanner Dodson: 0-for-4, RBI, BB
SS Tyler Frank: 1-for-3, K, BB
C Chris Betts: 0-for-4
1B Jacson McGowan: 2-for-3, HR (1), 2 R, RBI, BB
DH Erik Ostberg: 1-for-4, RBI
2B Garrettt Giovanelli: 2-for-4, 2B (1), 2 R, K

RHP Joe Ryan: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Miller Hogan (W, 1-0): 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Simon Rosenblum-Larson (S, 2): 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP

Rookie Princeton Rays (7-5)

The Princeton Rays game against the Elizabethton Twins was postponed due to rain.

GCL Rays (6-6)

The GCL Rays fell to the GCL Red Sox 7-6. Jelfry Marte had a five hit game with a double. Russ Olive and Yunior Martinez collected two hits a piece.

1B Russ Olive: 2-for-5, 2B (4), 2 RBI
3B Kaleo Johnson: 0-for-3, 2 HBP
C Michael Berglund: 1-for-5, R, K
DH Raider Brito: 1-for-4, 3B (1), 2 R, HBP
CF Nick Schnell: 1-for-3, K, HBP, 2 CS (4)
SS Jelfry Marte: 5-for-5, 2B (1), R, RBI
LF Yunior Martinez: 2-for-5, 2B (2), R, RBI, K

RHP Jose Lopez: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Nick Sprengel: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 3 BB
RHP Angel Felipe: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Jhoanbert Cedeno (L, 0-1): 0.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

DSL Rays 1 (17-9)

The DSL Rays 1 fell the DSL Royals 1 3-2. The Rays 1 took a 1-0 lead in the first. The Royals 1 answered with single runs in the fourth and fifth to take a 2-1 lead. Teams traded runs in the sixth. Jhosner Vargas hit a homer for the Rays 1 as part of a two hit effort.

2B Jhosner Vargas: 2-for-4, HR (1), R, RBI
LF Oneill Manzueta: 1-for-3, BB
3B Angel Lopez: 2-for-4, K
C Angel Nelo: 1-for-3, K

RHP Matthew Peguero: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 1 BB
RHP Shuruendy Valeriano (L, 1-3): 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 K, 0 BB
RHP Carlos Garcia: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

DSL Rays 2 (15-11)

The DSL Rays 2 shutout the DSL Cubs 1 14-0. The Cubs 1 only managed a single in the sixth inning off the Rays 2 pitching. Saul Fortuna and Dahiandy Johnson hit homers. Edgardo Rodriguez picked up four hits.

2B Alberto Figuereo: 2-for-4, 3B (3), R, RBI, HBP, SB (12)
SS Abiezel Ramirez: 2-for-3, 3B (2), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, HBP
DH Edgardo Rodriguez: 4-for-5, 2 R, RBI
RF Saul Fortuna: 3-for-5, 2B (4), HR (1), 3 R, 3 RBI, K
C Robert Valera: 1-for-3, R, RBI, BB, HBP, CS (1)
LF Dahiandy Johnson: 2-for-3, HR (3), 2 R, 4 RBI, BB
CF Daiwer Castellanos: 1-for-1, R, RBI, BB, HBP, CS (1)

RHP Argenis Liriano: 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Marquito Casilla (W, 1-0): 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Victor Munoz: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB
RHP Jesus Hernandez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 1 BB