Adalberto Mejia pitches very well in his Rochester debut. Randy LeBlanc does not pitch well at all in his Chattanooga debut. An eight-run innings sinks Fort Myers. Cedar Rapids can't climb out of an early hole.
LOUISVILLE 2, ROCHESTER 1 IN ROCHESTER (10 INNINGS)
It was scoreless through seven. Each team scored one in the eighth and had the chance to get more. Philip Ervin homered leading off the top of the tenth to put the Bats ahead to stay. The Red Wings had men on first and second with none out and second and third with one out, but John Ryan Murphy struck out and Leonardo Reginatto grounded out to end the game.
Adalberto Mejia pitched brilliantly in his Red Wings debut, going seven shutout innings and giving up just two hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Bengie Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with a walk, getting two of the four Rochester hits. Ehire Adrianza was 1-for-4 with a walk and is batting .438. Matt Hague was 0-for-4 with a walk and is batting .301.
JACKSON 10, CHATTANOOGA 3 IN JACKSON
An eight-run third inning settled matters early. The Generals batted twelve in the inning, getting four singles, three walks, a double and a home run. The homer was a three-run shot by Travis Denker.
All eight of the runs came off Randy LeBlanc, who was making his first AA start of the season. He had held Jackson scoreless for two innings, but his line reads two innings, eight runs, eight hits, three walks, and no strikeouts, giving him an ERA of 36.00. Mason Melotakis pitched two shutout innings of relief, keeping his ERA at zero. He has pitched 10.2 innings and given up five hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. Nick Burdi gave up his first run of the season, making his ERA 1.08. He has given up five hits and three walks with ten strikeouts in 8.1 innings. LaMonte Wade was 3-for-4 with a double. Engelb Vielma was 2-for-4 with a double and is batting .324. Dan Gamache was 2-for-4. Nick Gordon was 0-for-3 with a walk and is batting .325.
DUNEDIN 8, FORT MYERS 4 IN FORT MYERS
The Blue Jays scored three in the first and led all the way. It was 7-0 before the Miracle got on the board and they were never closer than four runs.
Keaton Steele continued to struggle, going four innings and allowing seven runs on nine hits and four walks with one strikeout. His ERA is now 8.10. Williams Ramirez struck out three in two shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 1.64. Jonny Drozd gave up a run on two hits with three strikeouts, making his ERA 1.80. Max Murphy was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. Chris Paul was 2-for-5 and is batting .310. Trey Vavra was 1-for-4 to get his average into triple digits at .102.
PEORIA 5, CEDAR RAPIDS 2 IN PEORIA
Andy Young hit a three-run homer in the third and Tommy Edman doubled home two in the fourth to put the Chiefs up 5-1. The Kernels got a run in the eighth and had the bases loaded with two out, but Ben Rortvedt grounded out and they went down in order in the ninth.
Dominick Carlini pitched 3.2 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks with one strikeout. His ERA is now 6.97. Logan Lombana pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 1.50. Max Cordy struck out three in two shutout innings. Jermaine Palacios was 3-for-5 and is batting .395. Jaylin Davis was 2-for-3 with a walk. Mitchell Kranson was 0-for-5 and is batting .324. Rortvedt was 1-for-4 to raise his average to triple digits at .100.
12:35 Louisville (Nick Routt, 1-0, 1.69) at Rochester (Aaron Slegers, 1-2, 6.75)
5:05 Dunedin (Jordan Romano, 1-0, 3.50) at Fort Myers (Lachlan Wells, 1-2, 3.71)
6:05 Chattanooga at Jackson (Josh Taylor, 2-1, 2.25)
6:30 Cedar Rapids (Clark Beeker, 2-1, 2.08) at Peoria (John Kilichowski, 0-2, 6.43)