A good game by Zack Littell is wasted. Brent Rooker is a doubles machine. Not much offense by the Miracle. Jovani Moran is a strikeout machine. A good game for Jordan Balazovic of the E-Twins. Yeison Perez leads the GCL Twins. Yelinson Pena leads the DSL Twins.
LEHIGH VALLEY 4, ROCHESTER 3 IN LEHIGH VALLEY (11 INNINGS)
Lehigh Valley scored two in the sixth to tie it 3-3. Neither team scored in the tenth. In the eleventh, the Red Wings had men on first and second with two out and Kennys Vargas was intentionally walked to load the bases. It worked, as LaMonte Wade popped up. In the bottom of the eleventh, a sacrifice fly ended the game.
Gregorio Petit was 2-for-3. Vargas was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his twelfth.
Zack Littell pitched six innings, giving up one run on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts. His ERA is 2.84. Jake Reed struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up only a walk. His ERA is 2.08.
CHATTANOOGA 3, BIRMINGHAM 2 IN CHATTANOOGA
The Lookouts trailed 2-0, but Ryan Walker delivered a two-run single to tie it. In the ninth, Luis Arraez scored from first on a Brent Rooker double to win the game.
Brian Navarreto was 3-for-4 with a double. Rooker was 2-for-5 with two doubles. That gives him twenty-four doubles, which is tied for the league lead. Ryan Walker was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Zander Wiel was 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .302.
Lewis Thorpe struck out eight in 4.2 innings, giving up two runs on five hits and no walks. He threw 97 pitches. Ryan Eades pitched three shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out two. Tyler Jay retired all four men he faced, striking out one.
BRADENTON 4, FORT MYERS 1 IN BRADENTON
The Marauders scored three in the fifth to take a 3-1 lead. Lucas Tancas had an RBI triple to tie the score and Jared Oliva's run-scoring double put Bradenton in front. The Marauders added an insurance run in the eighth.
The lone Miracle hit was a home run by Shane Carrier, his fourth. He was the least like player to get a hit, as he is still batting just .123.
Griffin Jax struck out seven in six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and no walks.
CEDAR RAPIDS 5, KANE COUNTY 1 IN KANE COUNTY
The Kernels scored four in the seventh to take a 4-1 lead. Jean Carlos Arias hit a two-run triple in the inning.
Jacob Pearson was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. Trey Cabbage was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Ben Rodriguez was 2-for-4. Arias was 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs. Royce Lewis was 1-for-4 with a walk and is batting .319.
Jordan Balazovic pitched 6.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks and striking out five. His ERA is 2.18. Jovani Moran struck out five in 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. He has seventy strikeouts in 44.1 innings.
ELIZABETHTON 6, DANVILLE 5 IN ELIZABETHTON (10 INNINGS)
It was 4-4 through nine. The Braves scored one in the tenth on a single by A. J. Graffanino. In the bottom of the tenth, DaShawn Keirsey doubled home the tying run. A walk and a passed ball put men on second and third with one out. The Braves did not use an intentional walk to load the bases, and Albee Weiss reached on an error to end the game.
Keirsey was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs and is batting .340. Chris Williams was 2-for-4 with a home run (his sixth) and a walk. Alex Robles was 2-for-4 with a walk. Colton Burns was 1-for-5 with a two-run homer, his second.
Josh Winder pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and two walks and striking out two. He threw 54 pitches. His ERA remains zero in 5.2 innings.
GCL TWINS 6, GCL RED SOX 4 AT RED SOX
The Twins scored three in the fifth to take a 5-0 lead. Yeison Perez had a two-run double in the inning. It was 6-2 before the Red Sox scored two in the ninth. The Red Sox had the tying run up to bat when the game ended.
Perez was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs. He is batting .300. Gabe Snyder was 2-for-4 with a double and is batting .308. Yeltsin Encarnacion was 0-for-4 but walked once and scored twice. He is batting .352. Tyler Webb was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs. He is batting .348. Kidany Salva was 1-for-2 with a walk and is batting .308.
Prelander Berroa pitched 4.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out two. His ERA is 2.84. Petru Balan pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit. His ERA remains zero through seven innings.
DSL TWINS 5, DSL YANKEES 3 AT YANKEES
The Twins scored three in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie. Yelinson Pena doubled home the go-ahead run. The Yankees did not get closer than two.
Pena was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. Carlos Aguiar was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Jesus Feliz was 2-for-5 with a double. Francisco Martinez was 2-for-5 and is batting .300. Wander Valdez was 2-for-5.
Anthony Escobar struck out six in four innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits and a walk. His ERA is 1.40. Luciano De La Cruz struck out two in two perfect innings. Danny Moreno struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit. His ERA is 2.31.
Rochester (Fernando Romero) at Lehigh Valley (Tom Eshelman)
Cedar Rapids (Bryan Sammons) at Kane County (Jeff Bain)
Fort Myers (Brusdar Graterol) at Bradenton (Gavin Wallace)
5:00 Danville (Jose Montilla, 1-0, 2.08) at Elizabethton
5:05 Chattanooga (Omar Bencomo, 5-2, 3.30) at Jacksonville (Jeff Brigham, 3-1, 1.13)