Tag Archives: Jordan Balazovic

Minor Details: Games of April 11

ST. PAUL SAINTS 5, IOWA CUBS 2, IN ST. PAUL

Diego Castillo hit a three-run homer in the sixth to give St. Paul a 3-1 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Anthony Prato was 2-for-3 with a walk.  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-4 with a home run.

Home runs:  Castillo (1), Keirsey, Jr. (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Castillo (3).

Stolen bases:  Michael Helman, 2 (4).

Pitching prowess:  Jordan Balazovic retired all seven men he faced, striking out four.  Scott Blewett struck out the side in a perfect inning.  Hobie Harris pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Chris Clarke pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, despite giving up three hits and five walks.  He struck out one.

Record:  St. Paul is 6-5, tied for third with Indianapolis, 1.5 games behind Omaha.

SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS 7, WICHITA WIND SURGE 6 IN SPRINGFIELD (10 INNINGS)

Wichita scored single runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth to tie it  6-6, but Chandler Redmond singled home the winning run with one out in the tenth.

Multi-hit games:  Andrew Cossetti was 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs, and three RBIs.  Emmanuel Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, and three runs.  Kyler Fedco was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  Cossetti (1), Noah Cardenas (2), Rodriguez (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Cossetti, 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Alex Whorff pitched four innings, giving up one run on three hits and three walks.  John Stankiewiez pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out one.  Hunter McMahon pitched two perfect innings.

Opposition standout:  Nathan Church was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.

Record:  Wichita is 1-4, in fifth (last) place, four games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 8, DAYTON DRAGONS 4 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Keoni Cavaco hit a two-run double to break a 4-4 tie in a four-run eighth.

Multi-hit games:  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three RBIs.  Jose Salas was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  Keaschall (1).

Mulit-RBI games:  Keaschall, 3; Cavaco, 2.

Stolen bases:  Keaschall (1).

Pitching prowess:  Andrew Morris pitched six innings, giving up one run on three hits.  Kyle Bischoff struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Kevin Abel struck out six in four innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 2-3, tied for third with Peoria and Quad Cities, two games behind Wisconsin.

CLEARWATER THRESHERS 10, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 5 IN CLEARWATER

Trailing 5-4, Clearwater scored four runs in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  Trevor Larnach was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Larnach, 2; Rafael Cruz, 2.

Stolen bases:  Angel Del Rosario (3).

Pitching prowess:  Ross Dunn struck out four in three innings, giving up one run on four hits and two walks.

Opposition standout:  Otto Kemp was 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, two walks, three runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 3-3, in fourth place, two games behind Dunedin.

TODAY'S TILTS

5:05  Wichita (Marco Raya, 0-0, 3.00) and Travis Adams, 1-0, 0.00) at Springfield (doubleheader)
5:30  Fort Myers (Jeremy Lee, 1-0, 2.25) at Clearwater
6:35  Dayton at Cedar Rapids (John Klein, 0-0, 0.00)
6:37  Iowa at St. Paul (Joe Gunkel, 0-0, 7.71)

Minor Details: Game of March 30

ST. PAUL SAINTS 8, COLUMBUS CLIPPERS 1 IN ST. PAUL

Alex Isola hit a three-run homer in the second and Yoyner Fajardo hit a three-run homer in the fourth to lead the Saints to victory.

Multi-hit games:  Jose Miranda, 2-for-4; Fajardo, 2-for-4.

Home runs:  Isola, Fajardo, Miranda.

Multi-RBIs:  Isola 3; Fajardo 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  David Festa struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up one hit and three walks.  Randy Dobnak struck out six in four innings, giving up one run on two.  Jordan Balazovic struck out two in a perfect inning.  Scott Blewett struck out one in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Nic Enright struck out all three men he faced.

TOMORROW'S TILT

2:07  Columbus at St. Paul (Brent Headrick)

 

Happy Birthday–September 17

Ezra Sutton (1850)
Willie Sudhoff (1874)
Frank Schulte (1882)
Sheriff Blake (1899)
Hughie Critz (1900)
Sam Streeter (1900)
Paul Hardy (1910)
Chase Riddle (1925)
Orlando Cepeda (1937)
Bobby Wine (1938)
Thad Bosley (1956)
John Franco (1960)
Dan Haren (1980)
Casey Crosby (1988)
Marcus Semien (1990)
Zack Granite (1992)
Jose Ramirez (1992)
James Marvel (1993)
Jordan Balazovic (1998)

Chase Riddle played in the minors from 1943-1962, managed in the minors from 1951-1962, was a scout from 1963-1978, and was the baseball coach at Troy State University from 1979-1990.

James Marvel was drafted by Minnesota in the thirty-seventh round in 2012, but did not sign.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–September 17