An eight-run inning in Rochester. An offensive explosion for Elizabethton. Tim Shibuya makes a triumphant return to the rotation in Beloit.
ROCHESTER 12, CHARLOTTE 1 IN ROCHESTER
Batting stars: Danny Valencia was 3-for-4 with two home runs, giving him four for the Red Wings. He drove in three. Ray Chang was 3-for-4 with a double. Sean Burroughs was 3-for-5.
Pitching star: Steven Hirschfeld gave up an unearned run on four hits and a walk in 6.2 innings.
Opposition stars: Greg Golson and Ray Olmedo were each 2-for-4.
Key inning: The sixth. Leading 3-0, the Red Wings exploded for an eight-run inning. They opened the inning with four singles, a double, a walk, two errors, and another walk, batting twelve in the inning and nine before anyone was retired.
NEW BRITAIN 6, RICHMOND 1 IN RICHMOND
Batting stars: Chris Colabello was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run, his eleventh. Aaron Hicks was 1-for-3 with a walk and a home run, his seventh. Nathan Hanson hit a home run, his second.
Pitching stars: Starter Blake Martin struck out three in four shutout innings, allowing three hits and a walk. Luis Perdomo struck out six in five innings of relief, giving up one run on a hit and a walk.
Opposition stars: Gary Brown was 2-for-4 with a double. Edwin Quirarte threw two shutout innings.
Key inning: The first. With runners on first and third and one out, Colabello and Evan Bigley hit back-to-back doubles to give the Rock Cats a 3-0 lead before the Flying Squirrels even came up to bat.
ST. LUCIE 10, FORT MYERS 3 IN ST. LUCIE
Batting star: Daniel Ortiz was 3-for-4.
Pitching star: Matthew Hauser struck out two in a perfect inning.
Opposition stars: Travis Taijeron was 2-for-4 with a home run, driving in four. Alonzo Harris was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. Cory Vaughn was 1-for-2 with three walks and scored three times.
Key inning: The third. In a scoreless tie, the Mets tallied six times on three singles, two walks, and a double. They had three sacrifice flies in the inning, which probably ties a record (there was an error on one of them).
Other: Miracle pitchers issued eight walks.
BELOIT 1, CEDAR RAPIDS 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Batting star: Steven Liddle was 3-for-4.
Pitching stars: Tim Shibuya lasted six shutout innings, giving up only one hit and one walk. Clint Dempster struck out three in 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits.
Opposition stars: Frazier Hall was 2-for-4. Austin Wood gave up one run on five hits and four walks in six innings. Joe Melioris threw two shutout innings.
Key inning: The third. With one out, Tyler Grimes walked, took second on a ground out, and scored on a JaDamion Williams double for the only run of the game.
ELIZABETHTON 18, BURLINGTON 2 IN BURLINGTON
Batting stars: Travis Harrison was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk. Max Kepler was 3-for-5 with a triple and a walk, scoring three times. Romy Jimenez was 2-for-5 with a triple and a home run, driving in three.
Pitching stars: Taylor Rogers struck out seven and walked none in five shutout innings, giving up three hits. Hein Robb allowed three hits in two shutout innings.
Opposition stars: Chris Elder was 3-for-4. Mark Threlkeld was 2-for-4 with a double. Jossiel Martinez struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings.
Key inning: The third. Already leading 4-0, the Twins scored six times. Harrison and Michael Quesada hit back-to-back doubles with one out, followed by a Jimenez homer. The rally continued when Candido Pimentel singled, Niko Goodrum tripled, Kepler was hit by a pitch, and Rory Rhodes singled. The Twins batted ten in the inning.
GCL RED SOX 9, TWINS 1 AT TWINS
Batting star: Dereck Rodriguez was 0-for-1 with two walks and was hit by a pitch.
Pitching star: Starter Austin Malinowski threw three hitless innings, walking two.
Opposition stars: Jake Davies hit a home run. Mario Alcantara gave up a run on two walks and no hits in four innings. Ellis Jimenez struck out four, walked none, and gave up no hits in three innings.
Key inning: The sixth. With the Twins leading 1-0, the Red Sox used four singles, two walks, an error, and a wild pitch to score seven times. All the runs were scored with two out.
Other: The Twins had only one hit, a single by Jorge Fernandez leading off the eighth.
DSL WHITE SOX 6, TWINS 2 AT TWINS
Batting star: Dubal Baez was 2-for-3.
Pitching star: Jadison Jimenez threw two shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk.
Opposition stars: Victor Velasquez was 3-for-5. Vladimir Santana was 2-for-3 with a walk. Andelson Fernandez worked three shutout innings.
Key inning: The fifth. The Twins had scored two in the fourth to cut the lead t0 4-2. The White Sox stretched the lead back to three on a single, a ground out, a wild pitch, and another single.
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