The Wind Surge is swept. The Kernels take a lead. Jose Miranda and Beau Burrows lead the Saints.
ST. PAUL 3, IOWA 1 IN ST. PAUL
All the runs for both teams came in the third inning. Jose Miranda hit a three-run homer.
Batting stars: Miranda was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer (his sixteenth) and a walk. Sherman Johnson was 1-for-2 with a walk.
Pitching stars: Charlie Barnes struck out four in four innings, giving up a run on six hits and no walks. Beau Burrows struck out six in five shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.
Opposition star: Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-4.
Good stats: Miranda is batting .338.
Bad stats: Caleb Hamilton was 0-for-3 and is batting .158. Burrows has an ERA of 5.16.
Record: The Saints are 2-1 in the "final stretch", tied for seventh in the AAA East, 1.5 games behind Jacksonville.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS 6, WICHITA 2 IN WICHITA
Brewer Hicklen hit a grand slam in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie.
Batting stars: Jermaine Palacios was 3-for-4 with a home run (his second of the series) and a double. Austin Martin was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Pitching stars: Kody Funderburk pitched three innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk and striking out two. Jordan Gore pitched two perfect innings and struck out one.
Opposition stars: Freddy Fermin was 2-for-4. Hicklen was 1-for-4 with a grand slam, his second homer of the series. Nolan Watson pitched four shutout innings, giving up three hits and striking out one.
Starter: Austin Schulfer struck out four in four innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks.
Record: The Wind Surge loses the best-of-five series, 0-3.
CEDAR RAPIDS 8, QUAD CITIES 4 IN QUAD CITIES
DaShawn Keirsey's two-run homer in the second gave the Kernels a 2-1 lead, and homers by Edouard Julien and Alex Isola made it 6-1 in the fourth.
Batting stars: Isola was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a double. Julien was 2-for-4 with two home runs. Michael Helman was 2-for-5 with a double. Seth Gray was 2-for-5. Keirsey was 1-for-5 with a two-run homer.
Pitching star: Carlos Suniaga pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out two.
Opposition stars: Jake Means was 3-for-5. Logan Porter was 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Michael Massey was 2-for-4 with a walk.
Starter: Casey Legumina struck out two in two innings, giving up one run on five hits and no walks.
Record: The Kernels lead the best-of-five series, 2-1.
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