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Minor Details: Games of July 6

GWINNETT STRIPERS 4, ST. PAUL SAINTS 1 IN ST. PAUL

It was 1-1 after three, but Gwinnett scored single runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth.

Multi-hit games:  None.  The Saints had two hits.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Ryan Jensen struck out two and walked three in two shutout innings.

Loss:  Aaron Rozek (0-1).

Opposition standout:  Drake Baldwin was 2-for-5 with a home run.

Record:  St. Paul is 5-6, tied for sixth with Gwinnett and Indianapolis, 1.5 games behind Iowa and Memphis.

TULSA DRILLERS 7, WICHITA WIND SURGE 4 IN TULSA

Tulsa scored four in the seventh to break a 1-1 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Noah Cardenas was 2-for-4.  Jeferson Morales was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs.  Carson McCusker was 2-for-5 with a home run.  Jake Rucker was 2-for-5.

McCusker has had at least two hits in seven of his last nine games.

Home runs:  McCusker (7); Morales (5); Jorel Ortega (5).

Multi-RBI games:  Morales 2 (38).

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Cory Lewis struck out four in four shutout innings, giving up one hit and three walks.  Regi Grace struck out three in two innings, giving up an unearned run on one hit.

Loss:  Cody Laweryson (1-1).

Opposition standout:  Kendall Williams pitched six innings, giving up one run on six hits and three walks and striking out two.

Record:  Wichita is 4-8, in fifth (last) place, four games behind Tulsa.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 8, QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS 2 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Leading 3-1, Cedar Rapids scored three in the fourth on a Kevin Maitan three-run homer.

Multi-hit games:  Rayne Doncon was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Tyler Dearden was 3-for-4.  Maitan was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.  Ricardo Olivar was 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two runs.  Misael Urbina was 2-for-3.

Home runs:  Maitan (4).

Multi-RBI games:  Maitan 3 (20).

Stolen bases:  Gabriel Gonzalez (3).

Pitching prowess:  Christian MacLeod pitched 5.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks and striking out four.  Juan Mendez pitched a perfect inning.  Juan Mercedes struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Win:  MacLeod (3-1).

Opposition standout:  None.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 11-4, in first place, two games ahead of Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 6, BRADENTON MARAUDERS 1 IN FORT MYERS

Leading 3-1, Fort Myers scored two in the sixth, their only multi-run inning.

Multi-hit games:  Dameury Pena was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs.  Ryan McCarthy was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  Pena (2).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Tanner Hall struck out seven in three innings, giving up an unearned run on one hit and two walks.  Jack Noble pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.  Zack Weiss pitched two shutout innings, walking one.  Paulshawn Pasqualotto struck out six in three shutout innings, giving up one hit.

Win:  Noble (4-2).

Save:  Pasqualotto (2).

Opposition standout:  None.

Record:  Fort Myers is 11-3, in first place, 2.5 games ahead of Lakeland.

FCL TWINS 4, FCL RED SOX 3 AT TWINS (COMPLETION OF SUSPENDED GAME--7 INNINGS)

The deciding run scored on a passed ball in the seventh inning.

Multi-hit games:  Anderson Nova was 2-for-3.  Javier Roman was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Miguel Cordero pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.  Matthew Helwig pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Win:  Helwig (2-0).

Opposition standout:  Kleyver Salazar was 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs.

FCL TWINS 11, FCL RED SOX 7 AT RED SOX (SCHEDULED GAME--7 INNINGS)

Yasser Mercedes hit a two-run homer in the sixth to break a 5-5 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Mercedes was 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs.  Emmanuel Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and two RBIs.

Home runs:  Mercedes 2 (6).

Multi-RBI games:  Mercedes 5 (19); Rodriguez 2 (2).

Stolen bases:  Hendry Chivilli  (8); Amilcar Vasquez (1).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Win:  Devin Kirby (3-0).

Opposition standout:  Andruw Musett was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 22-24, in fourth place, 6.5 games behind the FCL Rays.

DSL TWINS 6, DSL ARIZONA BLACK 3 AT ARIZONA BLACK

The Twins scored three in the ninth to break a 3-3 tie.

Multi-hit gamesAlver Medina was 3-for-5.  Victor Leal was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs.  Ricardo Paez was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Home runs:  Leal (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Paez 2 (7); Ruben Velasquez 2 (5).

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Cristian Hernandez struck out eight in four innings, giving up one run on four hits and two walks.  Jose Vasquez struck out five in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and three walks.  Sebastian Pulido retired all five men he faced, striking out two.

Win:  Pulido (2-0).

Opposition standout:  Luis Carrasco pitched three shutout innings, giving up three hits and striking out one.

Record:  The DSL Twins are 14-10, in third place, six games behind the DSL Rangers Red.

TODAY'S TILTS

2:07  Gwinnett at St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 6-5, 4.05)

Oddly, most of the minor leagues are taking today off.  There's probably a reason, but we have no idea what it is.

Minor Details: Games of June 25

ST. PAUL SAINTS 6, IOWA CUBS 5 IN IOWA

Will Holland and Brooks Lee hit home runs in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Tony Kemp was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two RBIs.  Yunior Severino was 2-for-4 with a double, and a walk.  Edouard Julien was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Home runs:  Holland (6); Lee (5).

Multi-RBI games:  Kemp 2 (23); Holland 2 (20).

Stolen bases:  Julien (3); Chris Williams (2).

Pitching prowess:  Jordan Balazovic pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.  Nick Wittgren pitched two perfect innings.

Decision:  Balazovic (5-4).

Opposition standout:  Hayden Cantrelle hit a two-run homer.

Record:  St. Paul is 1-0, tied for first with Gwinett, Omaha, and Toledo.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NATURALS 8, WICHITA WIND SURGE 6 IN WICHITA

Wichita led 6-4 after six, but Gavin Cross hit a two-run homer in the seventh to tie it and Luca Tresh homered in the eighth to give Northwest Arkansas the lead.

Multi-hit games:  Jeferson Morales was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs.

Home runs:  Aaron Sabato (8).

Multi-RBI games:  Sabato 2 (24); Noah Cardenas 2 (18).

Stolen bases:  Tanner Schobel (8).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Decision:  John Stankiewicz (1-3).

Opposition standout:  Tresh was 2-for-4 with two home runs.

Record:  Wichita is 0-1, tied for third (last) with Springfield and Tulsa.

BELOIT SKY CARP 7, CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 2 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Leading 3-2, Beloit scored four in the fourth on homers by Tony Bullard and Carlos Santiago.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Kyle Bischoff struck out two and walked one in 1.1 scoreless innings.  Rafael Marcano pitched three shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out one.  Juan Mercedes pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Decision:  Jordan Carr (2-2).

Opposition standout:  Jacob Miller pitched seven innings, giving up an unearned run on four hits and two walks and striking out four.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 2-2, tied for third with Peoria, two games behind Beloit.

TAMPA TARPONS 15, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 4 IN FORT MYERS

Dylan Jasso broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run homer in the third, and Tampa broke it open with a six-run sixth.

Multi-hit games:  Isaac Pena was 2-for-4 with a double.  Byron Chourio was 2-for-5 with two runs.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Matthew Clayton 2 (12).

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Samuel Perez struck out four and walked one in 2.1 scoreless innings.

Decision:  Ricky Castro (2-1).

Opposition standout:  Jasso was 3-for-6 with two home runs, a double, three runs, and six RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 3-1, tied for first with Bradenton, a half game ahead of Dunedin and Fort Myers.

FCL TWINS 7, FCL BRAVES 1 AT TWINS (GAME 1--5 INNINGS--RAIN)

The Twins broke a 1-1 tie with four in the third.

Multi-hit games:  Yilber Herrera was 2-for-3 with a double.  Harold Grant was 2-for-3 with a double.

Home runs:  Gabriel Gonzalez (1).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Jayson Bass (5); Ricardo Pena (1).

Pitching prowess:  Joel Garcia pitched four innings, giving up one run on three hits and striking out three.  Eider Machuca pitched a scoreless inning, giving up two hits.

Decision:  Garcia (1-1).

Opposition standout:  Roiber Niazoa was 2-for-2.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 18-18, in fourth place, six games behind the FCL Rays.

FCL BRAVES AT FCL TWINS (GAME 2)

Rained out.  Will be made up tomorrow.

TODAY'S TILTS

10:00  DSL Twins at DSL Padres Brown
12:05  Beloit at Cedar Rapids (Mike Paredes, 0-1, 2.70)
12:05  Northwest Arkansas at Wichita (Andrew Morris, 2-1, 1.71)
12:08  St. Paul (Ryan Jensen, 3-2, 2.01) at Iowa
6:05  Tampa at Fort Myers (Tanner Hall, 0-0, 4.08)

Minor Details: Games of May 26

BUFFALO BISONS 8, ST. PAUL SAINTS 3 IN BUFFALO

Addison Barger hit a three-run homer in the third to give Buffalo a 4-2 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Michael Helman was 3-for-4.  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.  Austin Martin was 2-for-5 with a double.  Royce Lewis was 2-for-5 with a double.  The top four men in the lineup went 9-for-18 with two doubles and a home run, and somehow managed to produce only three runs.

Home runs:  Keirsey, Jr. (8).

Multi-RBI games:  Keirsey, Jr. 2.

Stolen bases:  Keirsey, Jr. 16.

Pitching prowess:  Nick Wittgren struck out two in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Steward Berroa was 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs.

Record:  St. Paul is 22-27, in ninth place, 11.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 3, SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS 1 IN WICHITA

Wichita scored single runs in the first, fourth, and fifth to build a 3-0 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Emmanuel Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and two runs.  Jorel Ortega was 2-for-4 with a double.  Jeferson Morales was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  Rodriguez (8).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Pierson Ohl pitched 6,1 innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk and striking out five.  Taylor Floyd pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out one and walking one.  Jared Solomon pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Yovanny Cruz struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks.

Record:  Wichita is 18-26, in fifth (last) place, seven games behind Arkansas.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 6, PEORIA CHIEFS 2 IN PEORIA

Luke Keaschall led off the game with a home run and Cedar Rapids led all the way.

Multi-hit games:  Nate Baez was 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs.  Keaschall was 2-for-5 with a home run.

Home runs:  Keaschall (7); Baez 2 (3).

Multi-RBI games:  Baez 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Jeremy Lee pitched 3.2 innings, giving up an unearned run on three hits and two walks and striking out two.  Juan Mercedes retired all four men he faced.  Juan Mendez struck out two in a perfect inning.  Gabriel Yanez struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Opposition standout:  Gustavo Rodriguez struck out three in a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 28-16, in first place, a half game ahead of Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 7, DAYTONA TORTUGAS 4 IN DAYTONA (10 INNINGS)

Gregory Duran hit a two-run triple in the tenth to break a 4-4 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Duran was 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs, and two RBIs.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Duran 2.

Stolen bases:  Payton Eeles (7).

Pitching prowess:  Charlee Soto struck out two in two innings, giving up an unearned run on two walks.  Xander Hamilton struck out five in 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Carter Graham was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 19-26, in fifth place, thirteen games behind Clearwater.

TODAY'S TILT

11:00  FCL Pirates at FCL Twins

Minor Details: Games of May 14

ST. PAUL SAINTS 13, OMAHA STORM CHASERS 7 IN ST. PAUL

St. Paul scored three in the sixth to take an 8-6 lead and put it out of reach with four in the eighth.

Multi-hit games:  Diego Castillo was 4-for-4 with a double, a walk, three runs, and two RBIs.  Michael Helman was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and four RBIs.

Home runs:  Yunior Severino (6); Chris Williams (2); Alex Isola (4); Helman (4).

Multi-RBI games:  Helman 4; Castillo 2; Dalton Shuffield 2.

Stolen bases:  Anthony Prato 2 (4); Castillo (5).

Pitching prowess:  Jorge Alcala struck out three and walked one in 1.2 scoreless innings.  Diego Castillo struck out two in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  John Rave was 2-for-5 with a double.

Record:  St. Paul is 17-21. in ninth place, 7.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 6, TULSA DRILLERS 3 IN TULSA

Wichita scored three in the sixth to take a 5-0 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Tanner Schobel was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.  Emmanuel Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs.  Ben Ross was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Schobel 2; Kala'i Rosario 2.

Stolen basesAlerick Soularie 3 (12); Schobel 2 (5); Carson McCusker (2); Ross (6).

Pitching prowess:  Pierson Ohl struck out ten in six shutout innings, giving up four hits and a walk.  Miguel Rodriguez retired all four men he faced.

Opposition standout:  Diego Cartaya was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Record:  Wichita is 14-19, in fourth place, six games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 6, QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS 5 IN CEDAR RAPIDS (10 INNINGS)

Quad Cities tied it with a run in the ninth, but Jay Harry delivered an RBI double in the tenth for the win.

Multi-hit games:  Agustin Ruiz was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Harry was 2-for-5 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Ruiz 2; Ricardo Olivar 2.

Stolen bases:  Jose Salas (6); Ruiz (1).

Pitching prowess:  Juan Mercedes pitched two perfect innings.  A. J. Labas struck out two in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Jack Pineda was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 19-14, in second place, 2.5 games behind Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 11, LAKELAND FLYING TIGERS 8 IN LAKELAND

Lakeland led 6-0 after two, but Fort Myers closed to 6-5 after six and scored six runs in the seventh.  Payton Eeles homered to tie it and Byron Chourio homered to give the Mighty Mussels the lead.

Multi-hit games:  Kyle Hess was 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple, two runs, and four RBIs.  Brandon Winokur was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.  Chourio was 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk.

Home runs:  Hess (1); Eeles (1); Chourio (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Hess 4; Maddux Houghton 3.

Stolen bases:  Winokur 2 (9).

Pitching prowess:  Spencer Bengard pitched 5.1 innings of relief, giving up one run on five hits and three walks and striking out five.  Nolan Santos pitched two shutout innings, giving up four walks.

Opposition standout:  Luis Santana was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 14-20, tied for fourth with Dunedin, nine games behind Clearwater.

FCL TWINS 10, FCL RAYS 3 AT RAYS

Leading 5-2, the Twins scored four in the eighth.

Multi-hit games:  Omari Daniel was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and three RBIs.  Yasser Mercedes was 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, and two runs.

Home runs:  Mercedes (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Daniel 3; Harold Grant 2.

Stolen bases:  Daniel 2 (2).

Pitching prowess:  Adrian Bohorquez struck out four in four innings, giving up one run on a hit and a walk.  Mitch Stone struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.  Alejandro Crisostomo pitched a scoreless inning, giving up three walks and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Jose Contreras was 2-for-4.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 6-2, in first place, one game ahead of the FCL Rays and the FCL Red Sox.

TODAY'S TILTS

12:00  Wichita (Zebby Matthews, 0-0, 0.00) at Tulsa
12:05  Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids (Andrew Morris, 2-1, 2.64)
5:30  Fort Myers (Paulshawn Pasqualotto, 0-3, 4.67) at Lakeland
6:37  Omaha at St. Paul (TBD)

Minor Details: Games of May 7

TOLEDO MUD HENS 7, ST. PAUL SAINTS 5 IN TOLEDO

Toledo scored four in the first.  St. Paul never got closer than two runs.

Multi-hit games:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs.  Patrick Winkel was 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Home runs:  Yunior Severino (4), Keirsey, Jr 2 (6).

Multi-RBI games:  Keirsey, Jr. 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Michael Boyle pitched two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Andrew Navigato was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and two runs.

Record:  St. Paul is 13-19, in tenth (last) place, 7.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 16, ARKANSAS TRAVELERS 2 IN WICHITA

Leading 2-1, Wichita scored two in the fifth, three in the sixth, four in the seventh, and five in the eighth.

Multi-hit games:  Carson McCusker was 5-for-5 with three home runs, a double, five runs, and six RBIs.  Aaron Sabato was 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs, and four RBIs.  Kala'i Rosario was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs.  Jorel Ortega was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Jeferson Morales was 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs.  Tanner Schobel was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.  Noah Cardenas was 2-for-5 with two runs.

Home runs:  McCusker 3 (4), Morales (2), Sabato (1).

Multi-RBI games:  McCusker 6, Sabato 4, Ortega 2, Schobel 2.

Stolen bases:  Rosario (1).

Pitching prowess:  Travis Adams struck out six in six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk.  John Stankiewicz pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one.  Taylor Floyd pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Spencer Packard was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Record:  Wichita is 10-17, in fifth (last) place, eight games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 16, SOUTH BEND CUBS 6 IN SOUTH BEND

Cedar Rapids scored four in the third to take a 4-3 lead.  It was 10-5 when the Kernels added six in the ninth.

Multi-hit games:  Agustin Ruiz was 3-for-4 with a double, two walks, two runs, and two RBIs.  Rubel Cespedes was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three runs, and six RBIs.  Danny De Andrade was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and three RBIs.  Ricardo Olivar was 2-for-4 with two walks and two runs.  Nate Baez was 2-for-5 with three runs.  Willie Joe Garry, Jr. was 2-for-5 with two runs.

Home runs:  Cespedes (5).

Multi-RBI games:  Cespedes 6, De Andrade 3, Ruiz 2, Jay Harry 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  A. J. Labas pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out two.  Juan Mercedes struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Yohendrick Pinango was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, and two runs.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 16-11, in third place, 1.5 games behind Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 8, DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS 7 IN FORT MYERS

Jose Rodriguez hit a walkoff grand slam.

Multi-hit games:  Poncho Ruiz was 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs.

Home runs:  Ruiz 2 (2), Rodriguez (4).

Multi-RBI games:  Rodriguez 4, Ruiz 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Spencer Bengard pitched six innings, giving up an unearned run on five hits and striking out five.

Opposition standout:  Eliander Alcalde pitched two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one.

Record:  Fort Myers is 10-18, tied for fourth with Bradenton, 8.5 games behind Clearwater.

FCL TWINS 2, FCL PIRATES 0 AT PIRATES (7 INNINGS)

The Twins scored single runs in the third and fifth.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Dameury Pena (1).

Pitching prowess:  Anthony Narvaez struck out six in four shutout innings, giving up four hits and two walks.  Adrian Bohorquez struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up a walk.

Opposition standout:  Miguel Sosa was 2-for-3 with a double.

Record:  The Twins are 2-1, tied for second with the Pirates and Red Sox, one game behind the Rays.

Minor Details: Games of May 5

LOUISVILLE BATS 7, ST. PAUL SAINTS 6 IN ST. PAUL

Hernan Perez homered in the fourth to break a 4-4 tie.  It was 7-4 after seven.  St. Paul scored one in the eighth and one in the ninth but did not get the tying run on base.

Multi-hit games:  Michael Helman was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and two runs.  Yunior Severino was 2-for-4.  Matt Wallner was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  Alex Isola (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Isola 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Justin Topa pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.  Jordan Balazovic struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.  Josh Staumont pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Perez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  St. Paul is 13-18, in ninth place, 6.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA AT NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Rained out.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 6, PEORIA CHIEFS 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Cedar Rapids scored one in the second, one in the third, two in the seventh, and two in the eighth.

Multi-hit games:  Nate Baez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.

Home runs:  Baez (1), Danny De Andrade (2).

Multi-RBI games:  De Andrade 2, Baez 2.

Stolen bases:  Luke Keaschall (11).

Pitching prowess:  Jordan Carr pitched four shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks and striking out two.  Kyle Bischoff struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.  Jacob Wosinski struck out three in two perfect innings.  Juan Mercedes pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Zane Mills struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 15-11, tied for third with Beloit, 1.5 games behind Quad Cities and Wisconsin.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS 5, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 4 IN BRADENTON

Kalae Harrison hit a two-run single in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Rayne Doncon was 3-for-5 with a home run and a double.  Omari Daniel was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs.  Brandon Winokur was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  Doncon (4).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Samuel Perez struck out four in 1.2 scoreless innings, walking one.  Xander Hamilton pitched a scoreless inning, giving up two hits and striking out one.  Nolan Santos pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Opposition standout:  Shalin Polanco was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk.

Record:  Fort Myers is 9-18, tied for fourth with Bradenton, nine games behind Clearwater.

TODAY'S TILT

11:00  FCL Pirates at FCL Twins.

 

Minor Details: Games of April 24

ROCHESTER RED WINGS 7, ST. PAUL SAINTS 5 IN ST. PAUL

Rochester scored three in the second to go up 3-1 and three in the fourth to make it 6-2.

Multi-hit games:  Anthony Prato was 3-for-3 with three doubles, two walks, and three runs.  Jair Camargo was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, and four RBIs.  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  Camargo (3).

Multi-RBI games:  Camargo, 4.

Stolen bases:  Camargo (1).

Pitching prowess:  Scott Blewett pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out two.  Ryan Jensen struck out two in a perfect inning.  Josh Staumont pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Alex Call was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  St. Paul is 9-13, in ninth place, five games behind Iowa.

SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS 9, WICHITA WIND SURGE 6 IN SAN ANTONIO

Wichita led 5-2 through five, but San Antonio scored two in the sixth and five in the seventh.  Zach Reks hit a three-run homer in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  Tanner Schobel was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Carson McCusker was 2-for-5.  Jeferson Morales was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Schobel, 2.

Stolen bases:  Emmanuel Rodriguez (9).

Pitching prowess:  Travis Adams pitched five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk and striking out three.

Opposition standout:  Connor Hollis was 2-for-3 with a double.

Record:  Wichita is 4-13, in fifth (last) place, ten games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 3, BELOIT SKY CARP 1 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Cedar Rapids took the lead with two runs in the third.

Multi-hit games:  Gabriel Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-4 with two runs.  Jay Harry was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  Agustin Ruiz (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Gonzalez, 2.

Stolen bases:  Keaschall, 2 (8).

Pitching prowess:  John Klein struck out six in five innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk.  Juan Mercedes struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.  Jacob Wosinski struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.

Opposition standout:  Brett Roberts was 2-for-4 with a home run.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 8-8, in fourth place, 4.5 games behind Quad Cities.

PALM BEACH CARDINALS 5, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 3 IN FORT MYERS

Palm Beach scored two in the seventh to take a 4-3 lead and got an insurance run in the eighth.

Multi-hit games:  Matthew Clayton was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Rafael Cruz, 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Jeremy Lee struck out six in 4.1 innings, giving up two runs on four hits.

Opposition standout:  Miguel Villarroel was 3-for-4 with two doubles.

Record:  Fort Myers is 7-10, in fourth place, five games behind Clearwater.

TODAY'S TILTS

6:05  Palm Beach at Fort Myers (Cesar Lares, 0-0, 3.12)
6:05  Beloit at Cedar Rapids (Miguelangel Boadas, 1-1, 5.06 and TBD*)--doubleheader
6:37  Rochester at St. Paul (Caleb Boushley, 2-1, 5.14)
7:05  Wichita (Pierson Ohl, 0-2, 6.00) at San Antonio

*milb.com lists Boadas as the starter for both games.  It's possible they're planning to use him as an opener for both games, but it seems unlikely.

Minor Details: Games of April 14

ST. PAUL SAINTS 13, IOWA CUBS 11 IN ST. PAUL

The Saints led 8-0 after three, 9-2 after four, and 12-3 after five, then held on to win.

Multi-hit games:  Diego Castillo was 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs, and two RBIs.  Chris Williams was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs, and two RBIs.  Tanner Morris was 3-for-5 with a double. Yoyner Fajardo was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.  Yunior Severino was 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs, and five RBIs.

Home runsCastillo (2), Severino (2), Williams (1).

Multi-RBI gamesSeverino, 5; Castillo, 2; Williams, 2; Fajardo, 2.

Stolen bases:  Fajardo (2).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Opposition standout:  Chase Strumpf was 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  St. Paul is 7-7, in fourth place, 2.5 games behind Omaha.

SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS 8, WICHITA WIND SURGE 7 IN SPRINGFIELD

Wichita led 7-1 after four and a half.  It was still 7-3 after seven, but Springfield scored five in the eighth to win it.  Matt Lloyd hit a three-run homer to give the Cardinals the lead.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  Carson McCusker (1), Jeferson Morales (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Morales, 4.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  A. J. Alexy pitched 3.2 innings, giving up one run on one hit and six walks and striking out two.  Regi Grace struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Opposition standout:  Nathan Church was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs.

Record:  Wichita is 1-8, in fifth (last) place, eight games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 4, DAYTON DRAGONS 2 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Jay Harry hit a three-run homer in the seventh, turning a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk.

Home runs:  Keaschall (2), Harry (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Harry, 3.

Stolen bases:  Keaschall (5).

Pitching prowess:  C. J. Culpepper pitched four innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk and striking out three.  Juan Mercedes struck out three in 2.2 innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits and a walk.  Jordan Carr pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, walking three and striking out two.

Opposition standout:  Javi Rivera pitched four innings, giving up one run on a hit and a walk and striking out three.

Record:  Dayton is 4-5, in fourth place, two games behind Great Lakes.

CLEARWATER THRESHERS 5, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 3 IN CLEARWATER

TJayy Walton hit a three-run homer in the fifth to give Clearwater a 5-3 lead.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Ben Ethridge pitched two perfect innings.  Aaron Holiday pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Braydon Tucker pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out three.

Record:  Fort Myers is 4-5, in fourth place, three games behind Dunedin and Lakeland.

TOMORROW'S TILTS

5:05  St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 1-1, 3.65) at Indianapolis
6:05  Jupiter at Fort Myers (Ty Langenberg, 0-0, 9.00)
6:40  Cedar Rapids (TBD) at Wisconsin
7:05  Tulsa at Wichita (TBD)