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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Chris Betts homers twice

Durham and Bowling Green show off their power.

Chris Betts
Chris Betts

In a short slate down on the farm Durham and Bowling Green put up double digit outbursts. Chris Betts (Bowling Green) homered twice.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (30-19)

The Durham Bulls shutout the Charlotte Knights 10-0. Jose De Leon struggled with control in the start. He was scheduled to go 3.0 innings, but threw 53 pitches (28 strikes, 25 balls) in 2.0 innings while striking out two and walking three. Colin Poche, Austin Pruitt, and Hoby Milner helped combine for the shutout. Jake Cronenworth, Kean Wong, Jake Smolinski, and Mac James homered for the Bulls.

LF Nick Solak: 1-for-5, R, RBI, BB
DH Jake Cronenworth: 2-for-5, HR (5), R, 4 RBI, K
3B Kean Wong: 2-for-4, HR (4), R, RBI, K, BB
2B Michael Brosseau: 1-for-4, BB
SS Christian Arroyo: 1-for-5
RF Jake Smolinski: 2-for-5, HR (6), 2 R, RBI, K
C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-5, 2B (5), 2 R, K
1B Mac James: 2-for-5, 2B (2), HR (2), 3 R, 2 RBI
CF Nathan Lukes: 1-for-3, RBI, K, BB

RHP Jose De Leon: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 3 BB
LHP Colin Poche: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Austin Pruitt (W, 2-1): 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
LHP Hoby Milner: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-20)

The Montgomery Biscuits had a scheduled day off.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (26-24)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs had a scheduled day off.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (31-20)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods came back to rout the Dayton Dragons 10-5 for their sixth straight victory. Matthew Liberatore had his first subpar outing of the year allowing 5 earned runs in 5.0 innings. The Dragons jumped out to a 5-0 lead midway through two. The Bowling Green offense answered with runs in five straight innings. Chris Betts continued showing off his power stroke with two homers. Grant Witherspoon added his fifth homer of the season.

SS Ford Proctor: 2-for-5, 2B (10), RBI, 2 K
C Chris Betts: 2-for-5, 2 HR (10), 2 R, 3 RBI, K
CF Grant Witherspoon: 1-for-4, HR (5), R, RBI, 2 K
DH Roberto Alvarez: 2-for-3, 2 R, BB
RF Tony Pena: 2-for-4, 2B (6), R, RBI

LHP Matthew Liberatore (W, 2-0): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Nick Sprengel (H, 3): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Joel Peguero: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP