Seven strong innings from Andrew Albers. The Kernels lose it in the ninth. A big inning boosts the DSL Twins.
ROCHESTER 8, GWINNETT 2 IN ROCHESTER
Batting stars: Doug Bernier was 2-for-4 with a home run. Chris Colabello was 2-for-3 with a walk and a double, scoring once and driving in three.
Pitching stars: Andrew Albers struck out six in seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk. Luis Perdomo struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Ernesto Mejia was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Tyler Pastornicky was 2-for-4 with a triple and scored twice.
Key inning: The fourth. The Red Wings led 3-0. The Braves got a two-out single from Pastornicky and a double by Mejia to make it 3-1. Rochester came back strong in the bottom of the inning. A hit batsman and two walks loaded the bases with two out. Colabello then hit a three-run double and scored on a single by Deibinson Romero to give the Red Wings a 7-1 lead.
ALTOONA AT NEW BRITAIN
DAYTONA 5, FORT MYERS 1 IN DAYTONA
Batting stars: Aderlin Mejia was 2-for-3 with two walks and an RBI. Mike Kvasnicka was 1-for-2 with two walks.
Pitching star: Jose Gonzalez pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Starter Yao-Lin Wang struck out four in four shutout innings, allowing three hits and three walks. Tim Saunders was 2-for-3 with a double and scored once. Dustin Geiger was 2-for-4 and scored once.
Key inning: The fifth. The Miracle trailed 1-0. Jonathan Murphy reached base on a strikeout, went to second on a bunt, stole third, and scored on an infield single by Mejia to tie the score. In the bottom of the inning, the first two batters were retired. Then Tim Saunders doubled, Yaniel Cabezas hit an RBI single and took second on a throw home, and John Andreoli hit an RBI single to make the score 3-1 Cubs.
QUAD CITIES 9, CEDAR RAPIDS 8 IN QUAD CITIES
Batting star: Adam Brett Walker II was 2-for-5 with a double, scoring once and driving in two.
Pitching stars: Christian Powell pitched five innings, giving up one run on five hits and five walks while giving up four.
Opposition stars: Starter Jordan Jankowski struck out five in four innings, allowing two hits and two walks. Brian Blasik was 3-for-4 with a walk, scoring once and driving in one. Jesse Wierzbicki was 2-for-5 with a double, scoring once and driving in two.
Key inning: The ninth. The Kernels had scored seven in the eighth to take an 8-4 lead. In the bottom of the ninth, Tyler Jones was in his third inning of work. A pair of walks put two on with two out. An error kept the game going and made the score 8-5. Singles by Austin Elkins and Blasik made it 8-7 and put runners on first and second. Josue Montanez came in and gave up a two-run double to Jobduan Morales to give the River Bandits the win.
DSL TWINS 9, DSL REDS 1 at DSL REDS (GAME 1)
Batting stars: Rainis Silva was 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. Eddy Concepcion was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Joel Ramirez was 0-for-1 with three walks and scored twice.
Pitching stars: Starter Williams Ramirez struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up a hit and two walks. Robener Cabrera struck out four in 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Sebastian Perez gave up one hit in two shutout innings.
Opposition stars: Luis Gonzalez struck out three in 3.1 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk. Jose Siri was 2-for-5 with a triple.
Key inning: The second. The Twins broke up a scoreless tie with seven runs. A single, two walks, two wild pitches, another walk, another wild pitch, an error, and a balk resulted in two runs with runners on second and third and one out. Jorge Andrade tripled in two and scored on a Rafael P. Valera single to make it 5-0. With two out, a single and a passed ball put runners on second and third and Silva hit a two-run single to score the sixth and seventh runs.
DSL TWINS AT REDS (GAME 2)
9:30 DSL Twins at DSL Giants
5:35 Harrisburg (Caleb Clay, 5-3, 3.69) at New Britain (Logan Darnell, 5-5, 2.90)
6:15 Gwinnett (Sean Gilmartin, 3-6, 5.40) at Rochester (Pedro Hernandez, 1-1, 3.71)
6:35 Peoria (Joe Cuda, 3-3, 4.44) at Cedar Rapids (Brett Lee, 4-4, 4.88)