Drew Maggi's gifts aren't enough for St. Paul. Stevie Berman makes a good debut for Wichita. Jeferson Morales keeps hitting. So does Christian Encarnacion-Strand.
COLUMBUS 7, ST. PAUL 6 IN COLUMBUS
The Saints came back from a 6-1 deficit only to see the Clippers win on a bases-loaded hit batsman in the bottom of the ninth.
Batting star: Drew Maggi was 2-for-4 with a home run (his fourteenth), a double, and four RBIs.
Pitching star: Nick Vincent retired all four men he faced, striking out one.
Opposition stars: Oscar Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a home run (his twelfth) and two RBIs. Steven Kwan was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Tanner Tully struck out five in five shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks.
Starter: Drew Strotman struck out six in five innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and no walks.
Good stats: Jose Miranda was 1-for-4 and is batting .328.
Bad stats: B. J. Boyd was 1-for-4 and is batting .083. Vincent has an ERA of 5.19.
Record: The Saints are 54-51, in third place in the AAA East/Midwest, 6.5 games behind Toledo.
WICHITA 6, ARKANSAS 5 IN ARKANSAS (10 INNINGS)
A sacrifice fly in the ninth brought home the tying run and another sacrifice fly in the tenth brought home the deciding run.
Batting stars: Stevie Berman was 2-for-4 with a home run (his second) and four RBIs. D. J. Burt was 2-for-5.
Pitching stars: Ben Gross struck out seven in four innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk. Jordan Gore struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and two walks.
Opposition stars: Julio Rodriguez was 4-for-6 with a double and two RBIs. Jake Scheiner was 2-for-5 with a home run, his sixteenth. Brandon Williamson struck out eight in six shutout innings, giving up one hit and three walks.
Starter: Austin Schulfer struck out five in four innings, but gave up four runs on six hits and three walks.
Good stats: Roy Morales was 0-for-4 and is batting .305. Gore has an ERA of 1.59. Gross has an ERA of 2.25.
Bad stats: Kyle Snyder was 0-for-3 and is batting zero. Berman is batting .176.
Record: The Wind Surge is 62-44, in first place in the AA Central/North five games ahead of Arkansas.
QUAD CITIES 9, CEDAR RAPIDS 5 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
The River Bandits scored three in the fourth and five in the fifth to take an 8-1 lead.
Batting stars: Jeferson Morales was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Seth Gray was 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, and three runs. Edouard Julien was 2-for-4 with a walk. Daniel Ozoria was 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.
Pitching star: Andrew Cabezas pitched four innings, giving up one run on two hits and no walks and striking out two.
Opposition stars: Nathan Eaton was 2-for-4 with a home run (his sixth) and four RBIs. Nick Loftin was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Rubendy Jaquez was 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Starter: Sean Mooney struck out six in four innings, but allowed five runs on five hits and a walk.
Good stats: Yunior Severino was 1-for-4 and is batting .347. Morales is batting .323.
Bad stats: Aaron Sabato was 0-for-4 and is batting .172. Osiris German gave up three runs in one inning and has an ERA of 6.30. Mooney has an ERA of 11.25.
Record: The Kernels are 58-48, in second place in the High-A Central/West, twelve games behind Quad Cities.
FORT MYERS 5, DAYTONA 1 IN DAYTONA (COMPLETION OF SUSPENDED GAME)
Leading 3-1, Fort Myers added two in the fifth.
Batting stars: Jesus Feliz was 3-for-4. Christian Encarnacion-Strand was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Patrick Winkel was 2-for-5 with a double.
Pitching stars: John Stankiewicz struck out three in 2.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk. Casey Legumina pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out five. Bradley Hanner pitched a perfect inning and struck out one.
Opposition stars: Danny Lantigua was 2-for-3 with a double. Anthony Zimmerman struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a walk.
Good stats: Encarnacion-Strand is batting .378. Stankiewicz has an ERA of 2.70.
Bad stats: Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 0-for-3 and is batting .188. Hanner has an ERA of 7.41.
DAYTONA 5, FORT MYERS 2 IN DAYTONA (SCHEDULED GAME--7 INNINGS)
The Tortugas scored two in the third and three in the fifth.
Batting stars: Misael Urbina was 2-for-3 with a double. Will Holland was 1-for-2 with a triple and a walk.
PItching star: Logan Campbell pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one.
Opposition stars: Miguel Medrano pitched five shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks and striking out four. Justice Thompson was 1-for-2 with a two-run homer (his second) and a walk.
Starter: Miguel Rodriguez struck out five in 2.1 innings but gave up two runs on two hits and two walks.
Good stats: Christian Encarnacion-Strand was 1-for-3 and is batting .375.
Bad stats: Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 0-for-2 and is batting .187. Urbina is batting .189. Campbell has an ERA of 6.38. Juan Pichardo allowed three runs in 2.2 innings and has an ERA of 6.86.
Record: The Mighty Mussels are 51-51, in third place in the Low-A Southeast/West, sixteen games behind Quad Cities.
3:05 St. Paul (Beau Burrows, 1-2, 5.79 and TBD) at Columbus--doubleheader
6:05 Fort Myers (Cade Povich, no record) at Daytona
6:10 Wichita (TBD) at Arkansas
6:35 Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids (Aaron Rozek, 0-1, 6.14)