Brent Rooker goes deep again. Jordan Gore remains perfect in AA. Tyler Watson has another good game. Orlando Rodriguez is very good in his Class A debut.
ST. PAUL 8, COLUMBUS 0 IN ST. PAUL
The Saints scored four in the third to take a 5-0 lead. Brent Rooker hit a three-run homer in the inning.
Batting stars: Mark Contreras was 2-for-3 with a home run, his tenth. Drew Stankiewicz was 2-for-4 with two runs. Rooker was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer (his nineteenth) and two runs.
Pitching stars: Matt Shoemaker pitched five shutout innings, giving up two hits and four walks and striking out three. Jovani Moran struck out five in 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Kyle Barraclough retired all four men he faced, striking out two.
Opposition stars: None.
Good stats: Jose Miranda was 1-for-5 and is batting .353. Shoemaker has an ERA of zero. Moran made his AAA debut and has an ERA of zero.
Bad stats: Keon Broxton was 1-for-2 and is batting .190.
WICHITA 8, TULSA 7 IN WICHITA (10 INNINGS)
The Wind Surge trailed 7-1 but scored three in the sixth and three in the seventh. An error brought home the deciding run, as the Drillers dropped and infield popup.
Batting stars: B. J. Boyd was 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBIs. Trey Cabbage was 1-for-3 with two walks.
Pitching stars: Mitchell Osnowitz pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one. Jordan Gore pitched two perfect innings and struck out one.
Opposition stars: Carlos Rincon was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Donovan Casey was 3-for-5. Michael Busch was 2-for-3 with a home run (his eleventh), two walks, and two runs.
Starter: Chris Vallimont struck out seven in 3.1 innings, but allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks.
Good stats: Ernie De La Trinidad was 1-for-5 and is batting .304. Gore has an ERA of zero.
Bad stats: D. J. Burt was 1-for-5 and is batting .197. Jhonleider Salinas gave up two runs in three innings and has an ERA of 9.82.
SOUTH BEND 7, CEDAR RAPIDS 3 IN SOUTH BEND
It was tied at two through seven, but the Cubs scored five in the eighth.
Batting stars: Gabriel Maciel was 2-for-2 with two walks. Kyle Schmidt was 2-for-3 with a walk. Wander Javier was 1-for-4 with a home run, his ninth.
Pitching star: Tyler Watson struck out nine in five shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks.
Opposition stars: Delvin Zinn was 2-for-4 with a walk. Samuel Reyes struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
Starter: Andrew Cabezas pitched 1.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk. He struck out two. This was his first game since coming off the injured list, and one assumes he was on a pitch count.
Good stats: Watson has an ERA of 1.88
Bad stats: Osiris German allowed four runs in two-thirds of an inning and has an ERA of 13.50.
FORT MYERS 7, JUPITER 5 IN FORT MYERS
The Mighty Mussels built a 7-1 lead before the Hammerheads scored four in the ninth. They had the tying run on base when the game ended.
Batting stars: Ruben Santana was 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs. Will Holland was 2-for-3 with a home run (his fifth), a double, a walk, and three RBIs. Charles Mack was 2-for-4 with a double.
Pitching stars: Orlando Rodriguez pitched seven innings, giving up one run on seven hits and a walk and striking out six in his Class A debut.
Opposition stars: Davis Bradshaw was 3-for-4 with a double. Dalvy Rosario was 3-for-5 with a double. Zack Kone was 2-for-4 with a double.
Good stats: Rodriguez has an ERA of 1.29.
Bad stats: Nick Anderson was 0-for-3 and is batting .148. Jesus Feliz was 0-for-4 and is batting .179. Aaron Sabato was 1-for-4 and is batting .192. Carlos Suniaga allowed four runs (two earned) in 1.1 innings and has an ERA of 5.79.