Minor Details: Games of May 17

Chi Chi Gonzalez continues to pitch well, but the Saints continue to lose.  An offensive surge by the Wind Surge.

OMAHA 8, ST. PAUL 1 IN OMAHA

Leading 2-1, the Storm Chasers scored five in the seventh.

Kevin Merrell was 2-for-3.
Caleb Hamilton was 0-for-1 with two walks.

Chi Chi Gonzalez struck out six in five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks.

The Saints are 15-20, in ninth place in the International League West, one game behind eighth-place Gwinnett, 9.5 games behind Nashville.  The Saints have lost eight consecutive games.

WICHITA 11, SPRINGFIELD 9 IN WICHITA

Trailing 8-5, the Wind Surge scored six in the seventh.

Alex Isola was 3-for-5 with a grand slam (his fifth homer), two doubles, two runs, and five RBIs.
Dennis Ortega was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.
Chris Williams was 2-for-4 with a walk.
Matt Wallner was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
DaShawn Keirsey was 2-for-5 with two doubles and a walk.
Spencer Steer was 2-for-6 with a double and two runs.
Andrew Bechtold was 1-for-3 with two walks.

Starter Matt Canterino struck out six in 3.2 innings, but allowed four runs on five hits and two walks.
Kody Funderburk struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

The Wind Surge is 20-12, in first place in the Texas League North, a half game ahead of Tulsa.

LAKE COUNTY 5, CEDAR RAPIDS 1 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

The Captains scored four in the ninth to break a 1-1 tie.

Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 1-for-2 with a home run.

Sean Mooney struck out six in five shutout innings, giving up one hit and three walks.
Orlando Rodriguez struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up a walk.

The Kernels are 24-10, in first place in the Midwest League West, one game ahead of Wisconsin.

CLEARWATER 5, FORT MYERS 4 IN FORT MYERS* (GAME 1--COMPLETION OF SUSPENDED GAME FROM MAY 1--11 INNINGS)

*The game started in Fort Myers, but was completed in Clearwater.

Matthew Swain balked twice in the eleventh, bringing the Manfred man from second to third to home.

Noah Miller was 2-for-4 with two walks.
Kyler Fedco was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Sonny Gray struck out five in three shutout innings, giving up one hit and no walks.
Malik Barrington struck out two in a perfect inning.
Regi Grace pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk.
Samuel Perez pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Jaylin Nowlin struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and two walks.
Swain struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up an unearned run on no hits and no walks.

FORT MYERS 5, CLEARWATER 4 IN CLEARWATER

The Mighty Mussels took a 4-3 lead in the seventh on a double steal of second and home and scored in the ninth on a stolen base-plus-error.

Kala'i Rosario was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk.

Travis Adams struck out six in six innings, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk.
Juan Mendez struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks.

The  Mighty Mussels are 21-10, in first place in the Florida State League West, two games ahead of Clearwater.

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