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Austin Meadows has swung a hot bat since joining the organization.

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On Saturday, Austin Meadows had three extra-base hits for Durham, and that gives him eight in nine games with the Bulls. Above-average power potential has been a mainstay in Meadows’ scouting reports, but with a career .168 ISO in the minors, it hasn’t always been there.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (65-50)

Austin Meadows was the hero in Durham’s 10-9 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The RailRiders stunned the Bulls with five runs with two outs in the ninth, but Durham had one big swing left. Austin Meadows’ second home run of the game was a walk-off two-run homer. His first two-run home run of the game gave the Bulls a 2-1 lead in the four-run third inning. Zach Lee allowed five runs in three innings.

CF Austin Meadows: 4-for-6, 3 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 K
1B Nate Lowe: 0-for-5, 1 RBI, 4 K
C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 K
2B Kean Wong: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
SS Andrew Velazquez: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K
RF Rob Refsnyder: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Zach Lee: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Durham’s site offers this recap.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (28-20)

Montgomery hit two home runs and got good pitching in an 8-1 win over Birmingham. Michael Brosseau’s two-run homer gave the Biscuits a 2-0 lead in the first, and David Rodriguez’s three-run home run extended the lead to 7-0 in the fifth. After Curtis Taylor opened with two scoreless innings, Benton Moss struck out four in six scoreless innings.

SS Lucius Fox: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 CS
2B Jake Cronenworth: 0-for-5, 3 K
LF Nick Solak: 0-for-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
RF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 K
3B Michael Brosseau: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 HBP
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB

RHP Curtis Taylor: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Benton Moss: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (30-17)

Charlotte held on for a 10-8 win over Dunedin. Brendan McKay, Kevin Padlo, and Miles Mastrobuoni all hit RBI doubles in the six-run first inning, and Padlo hit another RBI double to give the Stone Crabs a 9-1 lead in the sixth. After Chaz Roe pitched a scoreless inning, Brian Shaffer allowed a run in five frames. Dunedin scored seven runs against the bullpen in the final three innings.

2B Vidal Brujan: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB
1B Brendan McKay: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
3B Jermaine Palacios: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
LF Robbie Tenerowicz: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
SS Tristan Gray: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB
DH Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 1 K
RF Miles Mastrobuoni: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

RHP Chaz Roe: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
RHP Brian Shaffer: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Charlotte’s site offers this recap.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (29-19)

The top of the lineup led Bowling Green to an 8-6 win over Lansing. Taylor Walls and Moises Gomez — the top two hitters for the Hot Rods — each reached base three times and combined to score four runs. Gomez also hit a three-run home run that gave them a 4-0 lead in the second inning. Starter Paul Campbell allowed five runs — four earned — in five innings.

SS Taylor Walls: 2-for-4, 3 R, 1 BB
LF Moises Gomez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
CF Jake Stone: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB

RHP Paul Campbell: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 3 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (32-21)

Hudson Valley’s game was postponed.

Rookie Princeton Rays (29-17)

Princeton’s doubleheader was postponed.

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (24-20)

The GCL Rays’ game was postponed.


Sunday’s games (probables courtesy of

Durham vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Michael King (0-0, 1.29)

Montgomery vs. Birmingham 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Bernardo Flores (2-3, 2.50)

Charlotte vs. Dunedin 12:35 p.m. ET (radio stream)
Josh Fleming (1-1, 3.25) vs. Patrick Murphy (8-4, 2.74)

Bowling Green @ Lansing 1:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA vs. Kyle Weatherly (3-1, 3.39)

Hudson Valley vs. Aberdeen 4 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER

Both games will be seven innings.

Princeton vs. Burlington 4 p.m. ET (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
TBA vs. Josh Dye (0-3, 5.40)
TBA vs. Yerelmy Garcia (2-2, 4.26)

Both games will be seven innings.

The GCL Rays are off.

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Yankees)
60-56 (2nd in IL North)
Offense: 481 R (7th) .733 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.73 ERA (5th) 1.24 WHIP (1st)
Top-30 prospects: LHP Justus Sheffield (3), SS Thairo Estrada (8), IF Tyler Wade (15), RHP Domingo German (16), RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (25)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
24-25 (2nd in SL North)
Offense: 486 R (6th) .714 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 4.15 ERA (8th) 1.39 WHIP (8th)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Dane Dunning (5), C Zack Collins (6), RHP Dylan Cease (10), RHP A.J. Puckett (15), OF Alex Call (21), LHP Ian Clarkin (22), LHP Bernardo Flores (26), OF Tito Polo (27)

Dunedin Blue Jays
29-20 (2nd in FSL North)
Offense: 506 R (4th) .713 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 3.70 ERA (4th) 1.27 WHIP (2nd)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Nate Pearson (4), SS Logan Warmoth (8), C Riley Adams (21), IF Kevin Smith (26), RHP Yennsy Diaz (30)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
27-21 (2nd in MWL East)
Offense: 606 R (1st) .733 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.21 ERA (14th) 1.38 WHIP (13th)
Top-30 prospects: OF Ryan Noda (13), SS Kevin Vicuna (25), RHP Emerson Jimenez (31)

Aberdeen IronBirds (Baltimore)
22-30 (4th in NYPL McNamara)
Offense: 180 R (12th) .643 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 3.88 ERA (13th) 1.28 WHIP (7th)
Top-30 prospects: SS Adam Hall (18), RHP Gray Fenter (26), RHP Blaine Knight, pitching coach Mark Hendrickson

Burlington Royals
16-33 (5th in AL East)
Offense: 198 R (10th) .656 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 5.28 ERA (7th) 1.51 WHIP (6th)
Top-30 prospects: None

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