Jose Berrios and Adam Brett Walker II lead the Lookouts to victory. Zach Granite and Ryan Eades lead the Miracle to a split. No offense for the Kernels.
ROCHESTER RED WINGS
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CHATTANOOGA 3, BILOXI 2 IN CHATTANOOGA
Batting stars: Adam Brett Walker II was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his twelfth. Heiker Meneses was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Jorge Polanco was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Pitching stars: Jose Berrios struck out seven in 7.1 innings, giving up two runs on nine hits and no walks. Zack Jones pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up a walk.
Opposition stars: Orlando Arcia was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Kyle Wren was 2-for-4 with a run. Brooks Hall struck out five in five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and no walks.
The game: Polanco singled in a run in the third and Walker II hit a two-run homer in the fourth to give the Lookouts a 3-0 lead. Berrios pitched seven shutout innings before allowing a double and two singles in the eighth, leading to two runs and cutting the lead to 3-2. Jones came in to retire the last five Shuckers and preserve the victory.
Of note: Byron Buxton was 0-for-3 with a walk. Travis Harrison was 0-for-4. Max Kepler was 0-for-4 with a run.
FORT MYERS 2, CLEARWATER 1 IN CLEARWATER (GAME 1--7 INNINGS)
Batting star: Zach Granite was 2-for-3 with a double and a run.
Pitching stars: Ryan Eades struck out six in five innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks. Luke Westphal pitched a perfect inning. Brandon Peterson pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit.
Opposition stars: Aaron Brown was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Mark Leiter pitched a seven-inning complete game, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts.
The game: The Miracle scored on a wild pitch in the first and Brown doubled in a run in the second to tie it 1-1. Marcus Knecht delivered an RBI single in the fourth to give the Miracle a 2-1 lead. The Threshers only once got the tying run in scoring position, on a two-out double by J. P. Crawford in the fifth.
Of note: Alex Swim was 1-for-3 with a run. Chad Christensen was 0-for-3.
CLEARWATER 6, FORT MYERS 3 IN CLEARWATER (GAME 2--7 INNINGS)
Batting stars: Tanner Vavra was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Marcus Knecht was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk, scoring once.
Pitching star: Dallas Gallant pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.
Opposition stars: Dylan Cozens was 2-for-3 with a triple and a double, scoring twice and driving in two. Andrew Knapp was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, scoring once and driving in one. J. P. Crawford was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs.
The game: Vavra delivered a two-out single in the second and did so again in the fourth to put the Miracle up 3-1. The Threshers cut it to 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth and took control with a four-run fifth. Cozens had a two-run triple to put the Threshers in the lead. The Miracle did not get a hit after the fourth and their last seven batters were retired.
Of note: Zach Granite was 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Alex Swim was 0-for-4. Chad Christensen was 0-for-3. Brett Lee pitched 4.2 innings, giving up six runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout.
WISCONSIN 6, CEDAR RAPIDS 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Batting star: Zack Larson was 2-for-4.
Pitching stars: Michael Theofanopoulos pitched three innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Trevor Hildenberger struck out two in a perfect inning.
Opposition stars: Francisco Castillo was 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk, scoring twice. Brandon Diaz was 2-for-3 with a home run (his third) and a walk, driving in three. Kodi Medeiros pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
The game: The Timber Rattlers did not have a big inning but kept adding on, getting one in the second, one in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and one in the seventh. The only real Kernel threat came in the fourth, when they opened the inning with a hit batsman and a single, but a double play and a ground out quickly extinguished the threat.
Of note: Tanner English was 1-for-4. Nick Gordon was 0-for-3. Max Murphy was 1-for-4. Jared Wilson pitched five innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts. "Theofanopoulos" and "Hildenberger" have to be close to the record for most letters in the last name of two pitchers for the seame team in the same game.
4:35 Rochester (Pat Dean, 4-3, 2.47) at Buffalo (Miguel Castro, 0-1, 1.74)
Game 2 Rochester (Tyler Duffey, 0-1, 2.57) at Buffalo (Jeff Francis, 1-0, 3.00)
5:30 Fort Myers (Kohl Stewart, 1-3, 2.60) at Clearwater (Brandon Leibrandt, 5-2, 2.29)
6:15 Biloxi (Brent Suter, 3-1, 2.20) at Chattanooga (Greg Peavey, 4-1, 6.32)
6:#5 Clinton (TBA) at Cedar Rapids (Keaton Steele, 1-0, 3.72)