Minor Details: Games of May 15

Andrew Cabezas had an excellent game.

CHARLOTTE 7, ROCHESTER 3 IN CHARLOTTE

A three-run eighth by the Knights put the game out of reach.

Batting stars:  Jordany Valdespin was 2-for-4 with a home run (his fourth) and two RBIs.  Luis Arraez was 2-for-4 with a walk.  Wilin Rosario was 2-for-4 with a double.  Drew Maggi was 2-for-4.

Pitching stars:  Ryan Eades struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up two hits.  Fernando Romero pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk and striking out one.

Opposition star:  Matt Skole was 2-for-3 with two home runs (his eleventh and twelfth) and a walk, scoring three times and driving in four.

Stats:  Arraez is batting .444.  Valdespin is batting .369.  Maggi is batting .311.  Luke Raley was 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .304.

Record:  The Red Wings are 14-21, tied for fourth in the International League North, 6.5 games behind Syracuse.

PENSACOLA 7, CHATTANOOGA 6 IN CHATTANOOGA

The Blue Wahoos built leads of 5-3 and 7-4, then held on.

Batting stars:  Joe Cronin was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.  Ben Rortvedt was 2-for-5.  Travis Blankenhorn was 2-for-5.  Jaylin Davis was 2-for-5.  Caleb Hamilton was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his third.

Pitching stars:  Jeff Ames struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.  Sam Clay pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition star:  Mitch Nay was 3-for-3 with a home run (his third) and four RBIs.

Stats:  Rortvedt is .375.  Davis is batting .312.  Randy Dobnak pitched 5.1 innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and no walks and striking out four, and has an ERA of 2.93.  Ryan Mason pitched one inning, giving up two runs on two hits and one walk and has an ERA of 1.04.

Record:  The Blue Wahoos are 26-14, first in the Southern League South, six games ahead of Biloxi.

BRADENTON 7, FORT MYERS 6 IN BRADENTON (10 INNINGS)

The Marauders scored two in the ninth to tie it and two in the tenth to win it.

Batting stars:  Ryan Costello was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three RBIs.  Trevor Larnach was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Pitching star:  Bryan Sammons pitched five innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and a walk and striking out three.

Opposition star:  Robbie Glendinning was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk.

Stats:  Trey Cabbage was 1-for-5 and is batting .344.  Larnach was batting .305.  Lewin Diaz was 1-for-5 and is batting .302.  Sammons has an ERA of 1.11.  Rickey Ramirez gave up two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in a third of an inning and has an ERA of 1.59.

Record:  The Miracle is 24-14, tied for first with Palm Beach in the Florida State League South.

CEDAR RAPIDS 1, QUAD CITIES 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Jared Akins homered with one out in the fourth for the game's only run.

Batting stars:  Akins was 1-for-3 with a home run.

Pitching stars:  Andrew Cabezas struck out nine in seven shutout innings, giving up one hit and no walks.  Derek Molina struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Opposition star:  Brett Daniels pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks and striking out three.

Stats:  Gabe Snyder was 0-for-1 with two walks and is batting .319.

Record:  The Kernels are 17-22, seventh in the Midwest League Western, eight games behind Quad Cities.

TODAY'S TILTS

5:30  Fort Myers (Charlie Barnes, 2-2, 7.66) at Bradenton (Oddy Nunez, 1-1, 4.22)
6:04  Rochester (Kohl Stewart, 2-2, 4.50) at Charlotte (Colton Turner, 2-1, 5.14)
6:30  Cedar Rapids (Blayne Enlow, 3-3, 5.52) at Clinton (Alberto Guerrero, (2-0, 3.10)
6:35  Mobile (Luis Madero, 2-1, 4.20) at Pensacola (Griffin Jax, 2-1, 1.35)

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