Lots of home runs for Fort Myers. Even more home runs for Elizabethton. Excellent relief pitching for the GCL Twins.
LEHIGH VALLEY 7, ROCHESTER 6 IN ROCHESTER
Matt McBride hit a two-run homer in the ninth to break a 5-5 tie. The Red Wings scored once in the bottom of the ninth and had the bases loaded with one out but could not tie it. Wilin Rosario was 2-for-3 with a home run (his tenth), a walk, and four RBIs. He is batting .301. Nick Gordon was 2-for-4 with a home run (his third), a walk, two runs, and two RBIs. Lewis Thorpe pitched four innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits and no walks and striking out three. Cody Stashak struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a walk. His ERA is 1.40. The Red Wings are 44-47, in fourth place, nine games back.
MONTGOMERY 4, PENSACOLA 2 IN PENSACOLA
The Biscuits scored two in the seventh to go up 3-0. Randy Dobnak pitched 6.1 innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks and striking out three. His ERA is 2.76. The Blue Wahoos are 10-12, in fourth place, 1.5 games back.
FORT MYERS 8, BRADENTON 4 IN BRADENTON
The Miracle overcame a 4-0 deficit after one inning. Ryan Costello's homer in the fourth put them up 5-4 and a three-run seventh put the game out of reach. Michael Helman was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs. Trevor Larnach was 2-for-4 with a home run (his sixth), a walk, and three RBIs. He is batting .310. Gabriel Maciel was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. He is batting .338. Costello was 1-for-3 with a home run (his seventh) and a walk. Melvi Acosta struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 2.83. Jordan Balazovic struck out six in four shutout innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 2.76. The Miracle is 11-13, in fourth place, 8.5 games back.
GREAT LAKES 7, CEDAR RAPIDS 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
The Loons scored one in the second, three in the third, and three in the fifth. Nate Hadley made his Class A debut by striking out two in two perfect innings of relief. Brian Rapp struck out two in two shutout innings of relief, giving up one hit. The Kernels are 12-9, in fifth place, two games back.
ELIZABETHTON 16, BURLINGTON 6 IN ELIZABETHTON
The Twins led 10-0 after three innings. Spencer Steer was 5-for-5 with a double, a walk, and three runs. He is batting .338. Albee Weiss was 4-for-6 with two home runs (his seventh and eighth), a double, and six RBIs. Seth Gray was 3-for-4 with a home run (his third), a walk, three runs, and four RBIs. Janigson Villalobos was 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs, and four RBIs. Max Smith was 2-for-6 with two runs. Osiris German struck out six in three shutout innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 0.60. Denny Bentley pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk. The E-Twins are 13-10, in second place, a half game back.
GCL TWINS 8, GCL RED SOX 3 AT RED SOX
The Twins led 6-0 after three innings. Erick Rivera was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Wander Valdez was 2-for-5 with a home run. He is batting .353. Francisco Martinez was 2-for-5. Jeferson Morales was 1-for-1 with a home run, his second. Matthew Swain struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up no hits but three walks. Petru Balan struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit. Williams Ramirez pitched a perfect inning, striking out one. Junior Navas pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one walk. Jose Guevera pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit. The GCL Twins are 7-8, tied for second, 4.5 games back.
DSL ANGELS 3, DSL TWINS 1 AT TWINS
Yohan Brito's two-run triple in a three-run fifth gave the Angels all the runs they needed. The Twins had just one hit, a fourth-inning single by Rubel Cespedes. Yordin Mateo pitched four hitless innings, walking one and striking out two. Carlos Gutierrez struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up two hits. The Twins are 10-22, in eighth place, twelve games back.
9:00 GCL Red Sox at GCL Twins
5:05 Lehigh Valley at Rochester
5:30 Fort Myers at Bradenton
5:30 Johnson City at Elizabethton
6:05 Montgomery at Pensacola
6:35 Lansing at Cedar Rapids