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Minor Details: Games of May 23

ST. PAUL SAINTS 18, BUFFALO BISONS 3 IN BUFFALO (COMPLETION OF SUSPENDED GAME)

Tony Kemp hit a three-run homer in the second and St. Paul added four in the fourth  to take a commanding lead.

Multi-hit games:  Yunior Severino was 4-for-6 with a home run, a walk, two runs, and five RBIs.  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 4-for-6 with a double, a walk, three runs, and four RBIs.  Diego Castillo was 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, and four runs.  Kemp was 2-for-6 with a home run, two runs, and three RBIs.

Home runs:  Severino (7); Kemp (3).

Multi-RBI games:  Severino 5; Keirsey, Jr. 4; Kemp 3; Matt Wallner 2.

Stolen bases:  Keirsey, Jr. (13); Chris Williams (1).

Pitching prowess:  Randy Dobnak struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  Scott Blewett pitched three shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out two.

Opposition standout:  Will Robertson was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

BUFFALO BISONS 5, ST. PAUL SAINTS 1 IN BUFFALO (SCHEDULED GAME--7 INNINGS)

Orelvis Martinez hit a three-run homer in the first and that was all Buffalo would need.

Multi-hit games:  Michael Helman was 2-for-3.

Home runs:  Patrick Winkel (2).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. (14); Helman (6).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Opposition standout:  Martinez was 2-for-2 with a home run, a double, a walk, and four RBis.

Record:  St. Paul is 20-26, in ninth place, 10.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 8, SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS 0 IN WICHITA

Wichita scored three in the first and led the rest of the way.

Multi-hit games:  Emmanuel Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and three RBIs.  Ben Ross was 2-for-3 with a home run, a triple, a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.  Jeferson Morales was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Home runs:  Rodriguez (7); Ross (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Rodriguez 3; Ross 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Jaylin Nowlin struck out seven in six shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks.  Austin Brice struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up two hits.  Jarret Whorff struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Clay Dungan was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Record:  Wichita is 17-24, in fifth (last) place, six games behind Arkansas.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 8, PEORIA CHIEFS 5 IN PEORIA

Cedar Rapids scored two in the fifth, three in the sixth, and three in the seventh to build an 8-0 lead.  Peoria scored all their runs in the ninth.  Cedar Rapids had a combined perfect game going until the ninth.

Multi-hit games:  Luke Keaschall was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.  Rayne Doncon was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.  Jose Salas was 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs, and three RBIs.  Jay Harry was 2-for-5 with a double.  Ricardo Olivar was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  Salas (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Salas 3; Keaschall 2; Doncon 2.

Stolen bases:  Keaschall (14); Salas (7); Dalton Shuffield (1).

Pitching prowess:  C. J. Culpepper struck out eight in six perfect innings.  Gabriel Yanez struck out two in two perfect innings.

Opposition standout:  Dionys Rodriguez struck out five in 2.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 26-15, in second place, a half game behind Wisconsin.

DAYTONA TORTUGAS 7, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 6 IN FORT MYERS

Fort Myers trailed 5-1 and 6-3 and tied it with a three-run eighth, but Ariel Almonte singled home the deciding run in the ninth.

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

Home runs:  Winokur (3).

Multi-RBI games:  Winokur 4.

Stolen bases:  Angel Del Rosario (13); Hess (4).

Pitching prowess:  Jose Olivares struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up four hits.  Tanner Hall struck out four in two innings, giving up an unearned run on one hit.

Opposition standout:  Ricardo Cabrera was 3-for-5 with a triple.

Record:  Fort Myers is 18-24, in fifth place, eleven games behind Clearwater.

FCL TWINS 4, FCL PIRATES 2 AT TWINS (7 INNINGS)

Walker Jenkins hit a two-run triple in the second inning to give the Twins a 4-0 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Jenkins was 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, a walk, and three RBIs.  Brooks Lee was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Jenkins 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Joel Garcia struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.  Eduardo Soriano struck out four in three innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk.  Miguel Cordero struck out three in three innings, giving up one run on two hits and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Carlos Tirado was 2-for-3 with a double.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 9-4, in first place, a half game ahead of the FCL Pirates.

TODAY'S TILTS

11:00  FCL Red Sox at FCL Twins
5:05  St. Paul (Caleb Baragar, 0-1, 2.45) at Buffalo
5:35  Fort Myers (Cesar Lares, 1-0, 1.76) at Daytona
7:05  Cedar Rapids (Christian MacLeod, 0-1, 2.84) at Peoria
7:05  San Antonio at Wichita (Marco Raya, 0-0, 4.98)

Minor Details: Games of May 16

OMAHA STORM CHASERS 9, ST. PAUL SAINTS 8 IN ST. PAUL (11 INNINGS)

St, Paul led 7-3 after six.  Omaha scored one in the eighth and three in the ninth to tie it.  Drew Waters singled home the deciding run in the eleventh.

Multi-hit games:  Diego Castillo was 2-for-4 with a walk.  Michael Helman was 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs, and four RBIs.  Anthony Prato was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  Helman (5).

Multi-RBI games:  Helman 4.

Stolen bases:  Castillo (6).

Pitching prowess:  Austin Schulfer pitched a scoreless inning, striking out one and walking one.  Hobie Harris pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Waters was 4-for-6 with a triple, a double, and four RBIs.

Record:  St. Paul is 17-23, in ninth place, 9.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 11, TULSA DRILLERS 8 IN TULSA

Wichita scored three in the sixth to take a 7-6 lead and got three insurance runs in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  Jake Rucker was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, two runs, and four RBIs.  Tanner Schobel was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs, and three RBIs.  Aaron Sabato was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs.

Home runs:  Emmanuel Rodriguez (5).

Multi-RBI games:  Rucker 4; Schobel 3; Rodriguez 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Scott Engler pitched two shutout innings, striking out one and walking one.  Jared Solomon struck out two and walked one in 1.1 scoreless innings.

Opposition standout:  Brendon Davis was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk.

Record:  Wichita is 16-19, in fourth place, four games behind Arkansas and Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 1, QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS 0 IN QUAD CITIES

Jay Harry's RBI single in the first brought home the game's only run.

Multi-hit games:  Harry was 2-for-3.  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  John Klein struck out six in six shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  Jacob Wosinski struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Steven Zobac pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk and striking out one.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 21-14, in second place, 1.5 games behind Wisconsin.

LAKELAND FLYING TIGERS 3, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 2 IN LAKELAND

A passed ball with the bases loaded in the ninth brought home the deciding run.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Ty Langenberg struck out eight in five innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk.  Jack Noble struck out five in three shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks.

Opposition standout:  Jim Jarvis was 3-for-3.

Record:  Fort Myers is 14-22, in fifth place, ten games behind Clearwater and Lakeland.

FCL RAYS AT FCL TWINS

Postponed due to wet grounds.  Will be made up June 3.

TODAY'S TILTS

11:00  FCL Twins at FCL Red Sox
5:30  Fort Myers (TBD) at Lakeland
6:35  Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids (C. J. Culpepper, 0-0, 3.31_
6:37  Omaha at St. Paul (David Festa, 0-1, 3.00)
7:00  Wichita (Marco Raya, 0-0, 3.38) at Tulsa

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 12

ST. PAUL SAINTS 5, TOLEDO MUD HENS 4 IN TOLEDO

St. Paul scored four in the sixth to take a 5-1 lead.  Toledo had the tying run on base in both the eighth and ninth.

Multi-hit games:  Patrick Winkel was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Tony Kemp was 2-for-4 with a double.  Michael Helman was 2-for-5 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Winkel 2; Yunior Severino 2.

Stolen bases:  Matt Wallner (1); DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. (10).

Pitching prowess:  Joe Gunkel pitched 3.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits and striking out two.  Ronny Henriquez pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Gio Urshela was 3-for-3.

Record:  St. Paul is 16-21. in ninth place, 8.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 11, ARKANSAS TRAVELERS 1 IN WICHITA

Leading 4-1, Wichita scored five in the fourth.

Multi-hit games:  Jake Rucker was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.  Jorel Ortega was 2-for-5 with a double.  Aaron Sabato was 2-for-5 with two doubles.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Rucker 3; Alerick Soularie 2.

Stolen bases:  Soularie 2 (9); Tanner Schobel (3).

Pitching prowess:  Jarret Whorff struck out three in three innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks.  Scott Engler pitched two perfect innings, striking out one.  Regi Grace pitched a perfect inning.  John Stankiewicz pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.  Taylor Floyd pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.  Jared Solomon pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk.

Opposition standout:  Grant Witherspoon was 1-for-3 with a home run.

Record:  Wichita is 13-19, in fifth place, seven games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 4, SOUTH BEND CUBS 2 IN SOUTH BEND

Cedar Rapids scored three in the tenth to break a 1-1 tie.  Ricardo Olivar hit a two-run triple.

Multi-hit games:  Olivar was 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, and two RBIs.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Olivar 2.

Stolen bases:  Danny De Andrade (5), Olivar (1), Jay Harry (1).

Pitching prowess:  Jordan Carr pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, giving up a hit and two walks and striking out two.  Jacob Wosinski pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out one and walking one.  Ricardo Velez struck out four in three scoreless innings, giving up an unearned run on no hits and no walks.

Opposition standout:  Tyler Schlaffer pitched 4.2 innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk and striking out three.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 18-14, in third place, 2.5 games behind Wisconsin.

DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS 4, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 3 IN FORT MYERS

A sacrifice fly in the ninth broke a 3-3 tie.

Multi-hit games:  Rayne Doncon was 3-for-4 with a walk.  Poncho Ruiz was 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Ross Dunn pitched two shutout innings, giving up three hits and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Arjun Nimmala was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.

Record:  Fort Myers is 13-20, in fifth place, nine games behind Clearwater and Lakeland.

TODAY'S TILT

11:00  FCL Twins at FCL Orioles

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 May 1

ST. PAUL SAINTS 8, LOUISVILLE BATS 5 IN ST. PAUL

Trailing 5-0, St. Paul scored six runs in the fourth to take the lead.  Michael Helman hit a two-run homer to put the Saints up 6-5.

Multi-hit games:  Helman was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk.  Yunior Severino was 2-for-4 with a walk.  Austin Martin was 2-for-5 with two doubles.

Home runs:  Helman (3).

Multi-RBI games:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. 2; Helman 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Jordan Balazovic pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, walking two and striking out one.  Austin Schulfer struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks.  Ryan Jensen struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two walks.  Diego Castillo struck out two in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Rece Hinds was 2-for-5 with a home run.

Record:  St. Paul is 11-16, in tenth (last) place, 7.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 6, NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NATURALS 5 IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Wichita trailed 5-0 after four but scored two in the fifth, two in the seventh, and two in the eighth.  Jake Rucker's two-run double gave Wichita the lead.

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

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Rucker 3, Emmanuel Rodriguez 2.

Stolen bases:  Alerick Soularie (4).

Pitching prowess:  Nick Wittgren struck out two in a scoreless inning, walking one.  Miguel Rodriguez pitched two perfect innings, striking out one.

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

Record:  Wichita is 8-15, in fifth (last) place, seven games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 2, PEORIA CHIEFS 1 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Keoni Cavaco hit a two-run homer in the third for all the runs Cedar Rapids would need.

Multi-hit games:  None.  Cedar Rapids only had two hits.

Home runs:  Cavaco (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Cavaco 2.

Stolen bases:  Luke Keaschall (10).

Pitching prowess:  John Klein struck out five in five innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk.  Jordan Carr pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one.  Kyle Bischoff pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit.  Ricardo Velez struck out two in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Brody Moore was 2-for-3 with a double.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 11-11, in fourth place, 4.5 games behind Quad Cities.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 2, BRADENTON MARAUDERS 0 IN BRADENTON

Fort Myers pitchers held Bradenton to one hit, a two-out single in the eighth.

Multi-hit games:  Poncho Ruiz was 2-for-3 with a double.

Home runs:  Jose Rodriguez (3).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Maddux Houghton (5).

Pitching prowess:  Cesar Lares pitched six perfect innings, striking out two.  He threw 69 pitches.  Danny Moreno struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.  Julio Bonilla struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings.

Opposition standout:  Tyler Kennedy struck out six in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Record:  Fort Myers is 9-14, in fourth place, seven games behind Lakeland.

TODAY'S TILTS

5:30  Fort Myers (Charlee Soto, 0-1, 2.08) at Bradenton
6:35  Peoria at Cedar Rapids (Miguelangel Boadas, 1-2, 5.14)
6:37  Louisville at St. Paul (TBD*)
7:05  Wichita (A. J. Alexy, 1-1, 4.40) at Northwest Arkansas)

*The listed pitcher is Caleb Boushley.

Minor Details: Games of April 9

IOWA CUBS 9, ST. PAUL SAINTS 7 IN ST. PAUL

Iowa hit three homers in the second to build a 6-0 lead.  St. Paul cut it to 6-4 in the fourth, but Iowa scored three more in the fifth.

Multi-hit games:  Jair Camargo was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs, and four RBIs.  Michael Helman was 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs.

Home runs:  Helman (1), Camargo (2), Luis Severino (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Camargo, 4.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Caleb Thielbar pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one.  Josh Staumont pitched a scoreless inning, walking one.  Ronny Henriquez struck out two in two perfect innings.

Opposition standout:  Luis Vasquez was 3-for-3 with two home runs, a walk, and three RBIs.

Record:  St. Paul is 5-4, in fourth place, a half-game behind Gwinnett, Iowa, and Omaha.

SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS 6, WICHITA WIND SURGE 2 IN WICHITA

The Cardinals scored three in the sixth, two on a Lars Nootbaar single, to take a 6-2 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Emmanuel Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.

Home runs:  Rodriguez (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Rodriguez, 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Taylor Floyd pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Brandon Komar struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up two hits.

Record:  Wichita is 1-3, tied for third, three games behind Springfield.

DAYTON DRAGONS 7, CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 4 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Dayton scored four in the third, two on a Hector Rodriguez triple, to take a 5-1 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Rubel Cespedes was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Home runs:  Cespedes (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Cespedes, 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Jack Noble pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up walking one and striking out one.  Gabriel Yanez struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  Juan Mendez pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Rodriguez was 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 0-3, in sixth (last) place, 2.5 games behind Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 5, CLEARWATER THRESHERS 4 IN CLEARWATER

Rayne Doncon's sacrifice fly in the eighth broke a 4-4 tie.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Doncon, 2; Brandon Winokur, 2.

Stolen bases:  Angel Del Rosario, 2 (2).

Pitching prowess:  Danny Moreno struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two hits.  Kade Bragg pitched a perfect inning and struck out one.

Opposition standout:  Otto Kemp was 2-for-3 with a triple.

Record:  Fort Myers is 3-1, tied for first with Dunedin.

TODAY'S TILTS

5:30  Fort Myers (Ty Langenberg) at Clearwater
6:35  Dayton at Cedar Rapids (Zebby Matthews)
6:35  Wichita (Jarret Whorff) at Springfield
6:37  Iowa at St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 1-0, 2.35)

Minor Details: Game of April 3

ST. PAUL SAINTS 6, NASHVILLE SOUNDS 5 IN NASHVILLE

St. Paul scored four in the fourth to take a 5-1 lead, then held on.  Nashville had the bases loaded when the game ended.

Multi-hit games:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-4 with a triple.  Jose Miranda was 2-for-4 with a walk.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Keirsey drove in two runs.

Stolen bases:  Michael Helman, 2 (2).

Pitching prowess:  Caleb Boushley pitched 5.1 innings, giving up one run on two hits and striking out five.  Michael Boyle retired the only man he faced to get the save.

Opposition standout:  Jared Koenig retired all five men he faced, striking out four of them.

TOMORROW'S TILT

6:35  St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 1-0, 2.25) at Nashville