All games were decided by one run. Kris Johnson and Kohl Stewart pitch very well. A Miracle comeback falls short.
GWINNETT 2, ROCHESTER 1 IN GWINNETT
Batting stars: Brad Nelson was 1-for-3 with a walk and a home run, his third. Eric Fryer was 2-for-3.
Pitching star: Kris Johnson pitched an eight-inning complete game, giving up two runs on eight hits and no walks with five strikeouts.
Opposition stars: Philip Gosselin was 2-for-4 with a triple, scoring once and driving in one. Cody Martin pitched 6.2 innings, allowing one run on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
The game: Rochester loaded the bases with two out in the first but did not score. In the third, Gosselin tripled in a run and scored on a single by Tyler Pastornicky to give Gwinnett a 2-0 lead. Nelson led off the fourth with a homer to cut the lead to 2-1. The next nine batters went out, but the Red Wings threatened in the seventh, getting three singles to load the bases with one out. A force out and a liner ended that threat. The last eight Rochester batters were retired.
Of note: Eric Farris was 0-for-4. Daniel Ortiz was 1-for-4. Chris Colabello was 1-for-4. Pedro Florimon was 0-for-4.
NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS
No game scheduled.
JUPITER 8, FORT MYERS 7 IN JUPITER
Batting stars: Tyler Grimes was 4-for-4 with a triple, scoring twice and driving in two. Aderlin Mejia was 2-for-5 with a double, scoring once and driving in two. Mike Gonzales was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.
Pitching stars: D. J. Baxendale pitched five innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Mason Melotakis struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a walk.
Opposition stars: Colin Moran was 3-for-5 with two doubles, scoring once and driving in two. Terrence Dayleg was 2-for-4 with a home run, scoring twice and driving in two. Brad Hand struck out six in six innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks.
The game: It was 1-1 through seven. In the eighth, Grimes tripled and Mejia and Stephen Wickens each delivered a two-out double to give Fort Myers a 3-1 lead. It looked good, but the roof fell in in the bottom of the eighth. Jupiter opened the inning with five consecutive singles and later added two doubles and three walks. The Hammerheads scored seven times to take an 8-3 lead. The Miracle came back in the ninth with five singles of their own, plus a walk and a sacrifice fly, to cut the margin to 8-7 and have the tying run on second with two out. Unfortunately, the Miracle finish was not a miracle finish, as a fly out ended the game.
Of note: Jorge Polanco was 1-for-5 with an RBI. Wickens was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Adam Brett Walker II was 0-for-5.
KANE COUNTY 2, CEDAR RAPIDS 1 IN KANE COUNTY
Batting stars: Ryan Walker was 1-for-4 with a run. Jon Murphy was 1-for-3 with a double.
Pitching stars: Kohl Stewart pitched six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Jared Wilson pitched two perfect innings with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Jacob Rogers was 1-for-3 with a double, scoring once and driving in one. James Pugliese struck out five in 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up no hits and no walks.
The game: In the first, Walker singled, stole second, and scored on a pair of ground outs. In the fourth, Rogers delivered an RBI double, took third on an error, and scored on a sacrifice fly. And that was it for the scoring. The closest Cedar Rapids came to tying the score came in the seventh, when Tanner Vavra reached on an error to start the inning, stole second, and went to third on another error. There was only one out, but a strikeout and a ground out ended the inning.
Of note: Chad Christensen was 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Mitch Garver was 0-for-3 with a walk.
DSL PADRES 4, DSL TWINS 3 AT TWINS
Batting stars: Jorge Andrade was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Roni Tapia was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Pitching stars: Robener Cabrera pitched five shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Argenis Silva pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Aurelio Perez was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run. Emmanuel Ramos pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks with three strikeouts.
The game: There was no score through seven. In the eighth, the Padres struck for three. A double and two walks loaded the bases with two out. A hit batsman brought home one run and back-to-back errors scored two more. In the bottom of the eighth, a walk, a hit batsman, a balk, an error, and an RBI double by Tapia cut the lead to 3-2. In the ninth, a single, a stolen base, and a two-base error tied the score. A pair of strikeouts followed, but Andrade delivered an RBI single to win the game.
Of note: Emmanuel Morel was 1-for-4 with a run. Robert Molina was 0-for-4. Jorge Parra was 0-for-3 with a walk. Luis Arraez was 0-for-1 with two walks and a run. Jose Martinez pitched 2.2 innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
9:30 DSL Diamondbacks at DSL Twins
5:35 Rochester (Trevor May, 5-4, 2.80) at Gwinnett (Hector Daniel Rodriguez, 4-6, 3.67)
6:05 Charlotte (TBA) at Fort Myers (Tim Shibuya, 3-2, 4.11)
6:05 New Britain (TBA) at Reading (Adam Loewen, 0-0, 0.00)
6:35 Quad Cities (Jandel Gustave, 5-3, 4.27) at Cedar Rapids (Aaron Slegers, 5-2, 4.97)