The Snappers hit five home runs but still lose. Nate Roberts has a big game. Max Kepler stays hot.
ROCHESTER 5, DURHAM 1 IN DURHAM (GAME 1—SCHEDULED 7 INNINGS)
Batting stars: Sean Burroughs was 2-for-3. Clete Thomas was 1-for-2 with a walk and a home run, his tenth.
Pitching star: Jeff Manship gave up a run on three hits and two walks in six innings.
Opposition star: Stephen Vogt was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run.
Key inning: The fifth. The Red Wings led 2-1. Pedro Florimon hit a ground-rule double and scored on a single by Matt Carson. Thomas then hit a two-run homer to make the score 5-1.
DURHAM 4, ROCHESTER 3 IN DURHAM (GAME 2—SCHEDULED 7 INNINGS)
Batting stars: Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Sean Burroughs each went 2-for-3.
Pitching star: Daniel Sattler retired all four batters he faced, striking out two of them.
Opposition stars: Cole Figueroa was 2-for-3. Henry Wrigley was 2-for-4. Leslie Anderson hit a three-run homer.
Key inning: The seventh. In a 3-3 tie, Rich Thompson led off with a bunt single and stole second. Following an intentional walk, Wrigley singled to end the game.
NEW BRITAIN 8, HARRISBURG 4 IN HARRISBURG
Batting stars: Nathan Hanson was 3-for-4 with a home run (his third), driving in four. Deibinson Romero was 2-for-4 with a home run (his fourteenth), driving in three. Chris Colabello was 2-for-4 with a double.
Pitching star: Bruce Pugh retired all four batters he faced.
Opposition stars: Justin Bloxom was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Devin Ivany was 2-for-4. Chris Rahl hit a three-run homer.
Key inning: The eighth. The Rock Cats led 5-4. Colabello doubled and Romero walked. Hanson and Daniel Rohlfing each delivered RBI singles to give New Britain a pair of insurance runs.
LAKELAND 4, FORT MYERS 2 IN LAKELAND
Batting stars: Josmil Pinto was 3-for-4. Jonathan Goncalves was 2-for-3. Daniel Santana hit a two-run homer, his fifth.
Pitching star: Madison Boer struck out six in six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk.
Opposition stars: Daniel Fields and Dixon Machado were each 2-for-4. Starter Warwick Saupold gave up two hits in three shutout innings.
Key inning: The seventh. The Flying Tigers led 2-0. A pair of bunt singles and a pop-fly single loaded the bases, a run was walked in, and another run was forced in by a hit batsman, putting Lakeland ahead 4-0.
GREAT LAKES 10, BELOIT 7 IN GREAT LAKES
Batting stars: Nate Roberts was 4-for-4 with a double and a home run, his fourth. Kennys Vargas was 2-for-4 with two home runs (his first and second), driving in three. Wang-wei Lin was 1-for-2 with a home run (his second) and two walks.
Pitching star: Ryan O’Rourke struck out three in three shutout innings, allowing a hit and a walk.
Opposition stars: Joseph Winker was 3-for-4 with a double, scoring three times. O’Koyea Dickson was 2-for-5 with a double and a home run, driving in three. Gabriel Suarez was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Key inning: The eighth. The score was tied at seven. Scott Shebler reached on an error, took second on a ground out, and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Pedro Guerrero. In the bottom of the inning, the Snappers put runners on first and second with one out, but did not score.
KINGSPORT 6, ELIZABETHTON 5 IN KINGSPORT
Batting stars: Max Kepler was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, his fourth. Bo Altobelli was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
Pitching star: Luis Nunez threw two shutout innings, allowing only a walk.
Opposition stars: Tomas Nido was 2-for-4 with a double. Jeffrey Diehl hit a home run. Corey Oswalt gave up two runs on five hits and no walks in five innings.
Key inning: The sixth. Kepler homered to cut the lead to 4-3. Nido opened the bottom of the inning and scored on an RBI single by Anthony Chavez. A sacrifice fly later in the inning opened up a 6-3 lead for the Mets.
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