The Red Wings come back only to go away again. LaMonte Wade homers twice to lead Chattanooga to a win. Nik Turley pitches five no-hit innings, but the Lookouts lose anyway. Fort Myers scores in double digits. The Kernels give up double digit scoring.
GWINNETT 7, ROCHESTER 6 IN GWINNETT
The Red Wings trailed 5-2 after seven. RBI singles by Matt Hague and Daniel Palka made it 5-4 after eight and a two-run triple by J. B. Shuck put Rochester up 6-5 going to the bottom of the ninth. After retiring the first batter in the bottom of the ninth, Alex Wimmers issued three consecutive walks to load the bases and Lane Adams singled to left to win the game for the Braves.
Jose Berrios struck out five in five innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks, raising his ERA to 1.42. Palka was 2-for-4 with a home run, his fifth, and is batting .326. Mitch Garver also homered and is batting .364. Shuck was 2-for-5. Tommy Field and Leonardo Reginatto were each 2-for-4, with the latter now batting .400. Matt Hague was 1-for-5 and is batting .383.
CHATTANOOGA 3, BILOXI 1 IN CHATTANOOGA (COMPLETION OF SUSPENDED GAME)
LaMonte Wade homered in the fourth to put the Lookouts up 1-0 and homered again in the seventh to give them a 2-1 lead. A sacrifice fly scored an insurance run in the eighth. The Shuckers had men on first and third with one out in the ninth, but a pair of popups to short ended the game.
Matt Tracy had pitched two shutout innings the night before, when the game was suspended. Fernando Romero picked up from there, going 5.2 innings and giving up just one run on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. John Curtiss struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings. Wade's homers were his first two of the season and he is batting .156. Nick Gordon was 3-for-4 with a triple and a double and is batting .341. Ryan Walker was 1-for-4 and is batting .308. Edgar Corcino was 1-for-4 and is batting .314. Five Chattanooga starters have averages under .200.
BILOXI 7, CHATTANOOGA 4 IN CHATTANOOGA (SCHEDULED GAME--7 INNINGS)
The Lookouts led 3-0 after five, but the Shuckers scored four in the sixth, highlighted by a three-run triple by Jacob Nottingham. Chattanooga loaded the bases with none out in the bottom of the sixth but only got one run out of it, tying the score 4-4. In the seventh, Mauricio Dubon hit a two-run homer to give Biloxi the lead for good and Victor Roache singled in an insurance run.
Nik Turley pitched five hitless innings, giving up three walks and striking out four. He was removed at that point with a pitch count of seventy-six. It was his third appearance of the season and the most innings he has pitched in a game. In 13.1 innings, he has allowed no earned runs, three hits, and four walks. Ryan Eades allowed the four-run sixth and Luke Bard surrendered the three-run seventh. Jose Gonazalez was 2-for-3 and is batting .375. Engelb Vielma was 2-for-4 and is batting .317. Nick Gordon was 1-for-4 to make his average .333.
FORT MYERS 10, FLORIDA 3 IN FORT MYERS
The Miracle got two doubles, three singles, and two walks in a four-run fourth that put them ahead 5-2. Kevin Garcia got a two-run single in a three-run fifth that put the game out of reach.
Cody Stashak struck out seven in four innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks. Sam Clay pitched two shutout innings of relief. Alex Perez was 3-for-5 and is batting .352. Daniel Kihle was 2-for-3 with a double and is batting .324. Garcia was 2-for-4 and Sean Miller was 2-for-5. Chris Paul was 1-for-4 with a double and is batting .333.
PEORIA 15, CEDAR RAPIDS 3 IN PEORIA
The Kernels scored three in the top of the second to tie the score 3-3, but it was all downhill from there. The Chiefs scored two in the second, one in the third, three in the fourth, four in the fifth, and two in the seventh. They had 21 hits and were also helped by three Kernel errors and six walks. Tommy Edman was a home run away from the cycle, going 4-for-6 with a double and two triples.
Eduardo Del Rosario, who had given up just one run on five hits in his first two starts, lasted only two innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits and two walks with just one strikeout. Catcher Caleb Hamilton pitched the eighth inning and was the only pitcher to go unscored upon, striking out two while giving up just a walk in a scoreless inning. Unfortunately, he is also batting like a pitcher, going 0-for-3 to drop his average to .158. Jermaine Palacios was 2-for-4 to raise his average to .356. Mitchell Kranson was 1-for-4 and is batting .324. Aaron Whitefield was 1-for-4 with a double and is batting .333.
11:05 Rochester (Nick Tepesch, 1-0, 2.77) at Gwinnett (Lucas Sims, 1-0, 4.66)
5:35 Florida (Touki Toussaint, 1-1, 4.50) at Fort Myers (David Fischer, 1-0, 0.00)
6:15 Biloxi (Luis Ortiz, 0-1, 5.00) at Chattanooga (Felix Jorge, 1-0, 2.79)
6:35 Kane County (Sam McWilliams, 2-0, 0.00) at Cedar Rapids (Tyler Wells, 1-0, 1.80)