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Minor Details: Games of May 21

ST. PAUL SAINTS 3, BUFFALO BISONS 1 IN BUFFALO

Homers by Will Holland and Austin Martin in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  Holland (3); Martin (1).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. (12); Holland (8).

Pitching prowess:  Louie Varland pitched six innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks and striking out three.

Opposition standout:  Hayden Juenger struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.

Record:  St. Paul is 19-25, in ninth place, 9.5 games behind Omaha.

SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS 3, WICHITA WIND SURGE 2 IN WICHITA

San Antonio scored in the first and led all the way.  Wichita had the bases loaded when the game ended.

Multi-hit games:  Aaron Sabato was 3-for-4.  Andrew Cossetti was 2-for-3 with two walks.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Sabato (2).

Pitching prowess:  Andrew Morris pitched 5.1 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and striking out three.

Opposition standout:  Jared Kollar pitched five innings, giving up one run on seven hits and striking out four.

Record:  Wichita is 16-23, in fifth (last) place, seven games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 8, PEORIA CHIEFS 6 IN PEORIA (10 INNINGS)

Ricardo Olivar's RBI single brought home the go-ahead run.

Multi-hit games:  Dalton Shuffield was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs, and four RBIs.

Home runs:  Shuffield (1).

Mutli-RBI games:  Shuffield 4.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  A. J. Labas struck out four in two perfect innings.  Ricardo Velez pitched two perfect innings, striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Leonardo Bernal was 2-for-4 with a double.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 25-14, in second place, a half game behind Wisconsin.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 7, DAYTONA TORTUGAS 4 IN DAYTONA

Fort Myers scored four in the second inning and led the rest of the way.

Multi-hit games:  Kyle Hess was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.  Poncho Ruiz was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Payton Eeles 2.

Stolen bases:  Hess 2 (3); Byron Chourio (6).

Pitching prowess:  Spencer Bengard struck out eight in six innings, giving up one run on five hits.

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

Record:  Fort Myers is 17-23, tied for fourth with Bradenton, ten games behind Clearwater.

FCL BRAVES 13, FCL TWINS 4 AT BRAVES

Douglas Glod's two-run homer in the fourth gave the Braves a 3-1 lead and they scored in every inning after that.

Multi-hit games:  Yasser Mercedes was 3-for-4 with two triples and two runs.  Dameury Pena was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Pena 3.

Stolen bases:  Yilber Herrera (4); Omari Daniel (3).

Pitching prowess:  None.

Opposition standout:  Glod was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three runs, and three RBIs.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 8-4, in second place, a half game behind the FCL Pirates.

TODAY'S TILTS

12:05  St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 3-3, 4.54 at Buffalo
5:35  Fort Myers (TBD) at Daytona
6:35  Cedar Rapids (John Klein, 3-0, 3.03) at Peoria
7:05  San Antonio at Wichita (Zebby Matthews, 1-0, 0.77)

Minor Details: Games of May 15

OMAHA STORM CHASERS 6, ST. PAUL SAINTS 0 IN ST. PAUL

Omaha scored five in the second inning, which would be more than enough.

Multi-hit games:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Keirsey, Jr. (11).

Pitching prowess:  Ronny Henriquez pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.  Nick Wittgren pitched a scoreless inning, striking out one.  Ryan Jensen pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Opposition standout:  Luis Cessa struck out five in five innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Record:  St. Paul is 17-22, in ninth place, 8.5 games behind Omaha.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 7, TULSA DRILLERS 1 IN TULSA

Wichita broke a 1-1 tie with a four-run fifth.

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

Home runs:  Rucker (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Morales 2; Kyler Fedco 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Zebby Matthews struck out six in five innings, giving up one run on three hits.  Mike Paredes pitched two perfect innings.  John Stankiewicz retired all four men he faced.

Opposition standout:  Sauryn Leo struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.

Record:  Wichita is 15-19, in fourth place, five games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 3, QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Misael Urbina's two-run single in the third broke a scoreless tie.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Urbina 2.

Stolen bases:  Luke Keaschall (12).

Pitching prowess:  Andrew Morris pitched seven shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out six.  Ricardo Velez struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.

Opposition standout:  A. J. Block struck out three in two perfect innings.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 20-14, in second place, 2.5 games behind Wisconsin.

LAKELAND FLYING TIGERS 16, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 1 IN LAKELAND

Lakeland scored eight runs in the first inning.

Multi-hit games:  Kyle Hess was 2-for-3.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Payton Eeles (3).

Pitching prowess:  Aaron Holiday struck out three and walked three in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.  Matthew Clayton pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Daneurys De La Cruz was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, three runs, and three RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 14-21, in ninth place, 9.5 games behind Clearwater.

TODAY'S TILTS

11:00  FCL Rays at FCL Twins
5:30  Fort Myers (Ty Langenberg, 0-3, 4.44) at Lakeland
6:35  Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids (Darren Bowen, 2-2, 4.23)
6;37  Omaha at St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 3-3, 4.42)
7:00 Wichita (Jaylin Nowlin, 2-2, 3.33) at Tulsa

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 10

ST. PAUL SAINTS 3, TOLEDO MUD HENS 1 IN TOLEDO

Yunior Severino hit a three-run homer in the fourth and it was all St. Paul would need.

Multi-hit games:  Anthony Prato was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  Severino (5).

Multi-RBI games:  Severino 3.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Randy Dobnak struck out seven in six shutout innings, giving up five hits and two walks.  Ryan Jensen struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and two walks.  Hobie Harris struck out two in a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Mason Englert struck out four and walked one in two shutout innings.

Record:  St. Paul is 15-20, in ninth place, 7.5 games behind Omaha.

ARKANSAS TRAVELERS 5, WICHITA WIND SURGE 4 IN WICHITA (11 INNINGS)

Wichita scored two in the ninth to tie it 2-2.  Each team scored once in the tenth, but Arkansas put up two in the eleventh.  Wichita scored one and had the bases loaded with none out, but did not bring the tying run home.

Multi-hit games:  Jorel Ortega was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  Kala'i Rosario was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Ortega 2.

Stolen bases:  Alerick Soularie (7); Rosario (2).

Pitching prowess:  Marco Raya struck out four in four innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks.  Jaylin Nowlin struck out eight in 5.1 innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits and three walks.

Opposition standout:  Morgan McCullough was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs, and three RBIs.

Record:  Wichita is 12-18, in fifth (last) place, eight games behind Springfield.

SOUTH BEND CUBS 7, CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 6 IN SOUTH BEND

Trailing 6-3, South Bend scored four in the seventh.  The go-ahead run scored on a Brian Kalmer double.

Multi-hit games:  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Home runs:  Misael Urbina (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Urbina 2; Danny De Andrade 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Ricardo Velez pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Jefferson Rojas was 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 17-13, tied for third with Beloit, 1.5 games behind Quad Cities and Wisconsin.

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

Dunedin tied it 3-3 in the top of the ninth, but Maddux Houghton doubled home the deciding run in the bottom of the ninth.

Multi-hit games:  Rayne Doncon was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Angel Del Rosario 2.

Stolen bases:  Brandon Winokur (6); Payton Eeles (1); Doncon (3); Omari Daniel (1).

Pitching prowess:  Ty Langenberg struck out seven in six shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks.  Xander Hamilton pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition standout:  Manuel Beltre was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks.

Record:  Fort Myers is 12-19, in fifth place, eight games behind Clearwater and Lakeland.

FCL TWINS 6, FCL RED SOX 5 AT TWINS (7 INNINGS)

A three-run double in the third by Jayson Bass put the Twins up 6-2.  The Red Sox had the tying run on second in the sixth and third in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  Hendry Chivilli was 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.  Damuery Pena was 2-for-3 with a home run.

Home runs:  Pena (1).

Multi-RBi games:  Bass 3.

Stolen bases:  Bass (1); Yilber Herrera (1).

Pitching prowess:  Liam Rocha struck out four in 3.1 innings, giving up an unearned run on five hits and two walks.  Devin Kirby struck out two and walked one in 1.1 scoreless innings.

Opposition standout:  Jesus Garcia pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one.

Record:  The FCL Twins are 3-2, tied for second with the Pirates and Red Sox, one game behind the Rays.

TODAY'S TILTS

9:00  FCL Twins at FCL Red Sox
3:05  Cedar Rapids (C. J. Culpepper, 0-0, 3.65) at South Bend
4:05  St. Paul (David Festa, 0-1, 3.75) at Toledo
5:05  Dunedin at Fort Myers (TBD)
6:05  Arkansas at Wichita (Aaron Rozek, 1-1, 0.53)

Minor Details: Games of May 3

ST. PAUL SAINTS 4, LOUISVILLE BATS 0 IN ST. PAUL

St. Paul scored three in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Multi-hit gamesMatt Wallner was 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk.

Home runs:  Wallner (3).

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Louie Varland struck out eight in seven shutout innings, giving up three hits.  Justin Topa struck out two in a perfect inning.  Diego Castillo pitched a scoreless inning, giving up two hits and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Levi Jordan was 2-for-3.

Record:  St. Paul is 12-17, in ninth place, 5.5 games behind Omaha.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NATURALS 7, WICHITA WIND SURGE 6 IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Wichita led 6-2, but Northwest Arkansas scored two in the seventh and three in the eighth.  Leonel Valera's two-run single gave the Naturals the lead.

Multi-hit games:  Kala'i Rosario was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, and four RBIs.

Home runs:  Alerick Soularie (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Rosario 4.

Stolen bases:  Ben Ross (5), Soularie (5).

Opposition standout:  Gavin Cross was 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs, and three RBIs.

Record:  Wichita is 8-17, in fifth (last) place, nine games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 1, PEORIA CHIEFS 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

The game's lone run scored in the ninth on a hit batsman and an error.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Zebby Matthews struck out nine in seven shutout innings, giving up three hits.  Ricardo Velez struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up a walk.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 13-11, in fourth place, 2.5 games behind Quad Cities and Wisconsin.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS 4, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 0 IN BRADENTON

Bradenton scored one in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Byron Chourio (3).

Pitching prowess:  Nolan Santos pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, walking one and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Eddy Rodriguez was 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 9-16, in fourth place, eight games behind Clearwater.

TODAY'S TILTS

9:00  FCL Red Sox at FCL Twins
2:07  Louisville at St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 1-3, 5.96)
5:30  Fort Myers (Ty Langenberg, 0-2, 4.70) at Bradenton
6:05  Wichita (Nick Wittgren, 1-0, 4.50) at Northwest Arkansas
6: 35  Peoria at Cedar Rapids (Darren Bowen, 1-2, 5.84)

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 23

ST. PAUL SAINTS 15, ROCHESTER RED WINGS 9 IN ST. PAUL

St. Paul led 9-0 through three and 14-3 through six.  Rochester scored six in the seventh to make the final score look better.

Multi-hit games:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 3-for-6 with a triple, a double, and three RBIs.  Will Holland was 2-for-2 with a double, two walks, and four runs.  Diego Castillo was 2-for-2 with a walk and two runs, and three RBIs.  Yoyner Fajardo was 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs, and three RBIs.

Home runs:  Fajardo (4).

Multi-RBI games:  Castillo, 3; Fajardo, 3; Keirsey, Jr., 3; Jair Camargo, 2; Matt Wallner, 2.

Stolen bases:  Castillo (2), Holland (5).

Pitching prowess:  David Festa struck out five in 3.1 innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk.  Hobie Harris struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks.

Opposition standout:  Juan Yepez was 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, and two RBIs.

Record:  St. Paul is 9-12, in fourth place, four games behind Iowa.

SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS 1, WICHITA WIND SURGE 0 IN SAN ANTONIO

Cole Cummings' RBI double in the first inning brought home the game's only run.

Multi-hit games:  Emmanuel Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Ben Ross (3).

Pitching prowess:  Jarret Whorff struck out five in 3.2 innings, giving up one run on three hits.  Aaron Rozek pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out two.

Opposition standout:  Jared Kollan struck out four in four shutout innings, giving up three hits and two walks.

Record:  Wichita is 4-12, in fifth (last) place, nine games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 5, BELOIT SKY CARP 4 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Cedar Rapids scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth.  Beloit got all of their runs in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  Rubel Cespedes was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and two RBIs.  Danny De Andrade was 2-for-4 with two runs.  Misael Urbina was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  Cespedes (4).

Multi-RBI games:  Cespedes, 2.

Stolen bases:  De Andrade, 2 (4); Jose Salas, 2 (4); Urbina, 2 (5).

Pitching prowess:  Andrew Morris pitched six shutout innings, giving up five hits and a walk and striking out five.  Gabriel Yanez pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and striking out one.  Ricardo Velez pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Mark Coley II was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 7-8, in fourth place, 4.5 games behind Quad Cities.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 1, PALM BEACH CARDINALS 0 IN FORT MYERS

Poncho Ruiz singled home the deciding run with two out in the ninth.

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

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  Brandon Winokur (4).

Pitching prowess:  Ross Dunn struck out eight in five innings, giving up two hits and a walk.  Samuel Perez pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.  Julio Bonilla pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition standout:  Juan Salas struck out nine in six shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk.

Record:  Fort Myers is 7-9, in fourth place, four games behind Clearwater.

TODAY'S TILTS

6:05  Palm Beach at Fort Myers (Jeremy Lee, 1-1, 2.63)
6:35  Beloit at Cedar Rapids (John Klein, 0-0, 2.75)
6:37  Rochester at St. Paul (Joe Gunkel, 0-2, 6.39)
7:05  Wichita (Travis Adams, 1-1, 7.71) at San Antonio

Minor Details: Games of April 18

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS 6, ST. PAUL SAINTS 5 IN INDIANAPOLIS

The Saints scored four in the ninth to close to 6-5, but did not get the tying run on base.

Multi-hit games:  Matt Wallner was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs.

Home runs:  Wallner (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Wallner, 4.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  None.

Opposition standout:  Paul Skenes struck out eight in 3.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and two walks.

Record:  St. Paul is  7-10, tied for eighth with Columbus and Louisville, four games behind Iowa.

WICHITA WIND SURGE 7, TULSA DRILLERS 6 IN WICHITA (10 INNINGS)

Ben Ross singled home the deciding run with one out.

Multi-hit games:  None.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Noah Cardenas, 2; Jake Rucker, 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  Aaron Rozek struck out five in four shutout innings, giving up a walk.  Sheldon Reed struck out two and walked one in a scoreless inning.

Opposition standout:  Logan Boyer struck out two in two perfect innings.

Record:  Wichita is 2-10, in fifth (last) place, eight games behind Springfield.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 6, WISCONSIN 5 IN WISCONSIN

Cedar Rapids scored two in each of the first three innings to build a 6-1 lead.

Multi-hit games:  Ricardo Olivar was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.  Rubel Cespedes was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  Olivar (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Keaschall, 2; Olivar, 2.

Stolen bases:  None.

Pitching prowess:  A. J. Labas struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks.  Ricardo Velez pitched a scoreless inning and struck out one.

Opposition standout:  Mark Manfredi struck out eight in four shutout innings, giving up one hit.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 6-5, in fourth place, 2.5 games behind Quad Cities.

JUPITER HAMMERHEADS 6, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 5 IN FORT MYERS

Sam Praytor's two-run double in the sixth broke a 3-3 tie and a bases-loaded walk in the seventh provided an insurance run.

Multi-hit games:  Maddux Houghton was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, and three runs.  Angel Del Rosario was 2-for-4 with a double.  Brandon Winokur was 2-for-5.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  Byron Chourio, 2.

Stolen bases:  Houghton (3), Del Rosario (10), Rafael Cruz (2).

Pitching prowess:  Jeremy Lee struck out five in five innings, giving up three  runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks.  Kade Bragg struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks.  Ben Ethridge pitched a perfect inning and struck out one.

Opposition standout:  Praytor was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 4-8, tied for fourth with Tampa, five games behind Dunedin.

TODAY'S TILTS

6:05  Jupiter at Fort Myers (Tanner Hall, 0-0, 6.75)
6:05  St. Paul (Simeon Woods Richardson, 0-1, 7.56) at Indianapolis
6:40  Cedar Rapids (TBD) at Wisconsin
7:05  Tulsa at Wichita (Marco Raya, 0-0, 3.00)

Minor Details: Games of April 10

IOWA CUBS 4, ST. PAUL SAINTS 1 IN ST. PAUL

Patrick Wisdom hit a three-run homer in the fifth to break a scoreless tie.

Multi-hit games:  Chris Williams was 2-for-4 with a double.

Home runs:  None.

Multi-RBI games:  None.

Stolen bases:  DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. (4).

Pitching prowess:  Matt Bowman struck out three in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.  Ryan Jensen struck out three in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.

Opposition standout:  Thomas Pannone struck out six in five innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks.

Record:  St. Paul is 5-5, tied for fifth with Nashville, 1.5 games behind Iowa and Omaha.

WICHITA AT SPRINGFIELD

Rained out.  Will be made up Friday as part of a doubleheader.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS 11, DAYTON DRAGONS 2 IN CEDAR RAPIDS

Leading 3-2, Cedar Rapids scored five in the seventh and three in the eighth.  Rubel Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the seventh.

Multi-hit games:  Cespedes was 4-for-5 with a home run and seven RBIs.  Danny De Andrade was 3-for-4.  Ricardo Olivar was 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, and four runs.  Luke Keaschall was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs.  Keoni Cavaco was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.

Home runs:  Cespedes (2).

Multi-RBI games:  Cespedes,7.

Stolen bases:  De Andrade (1).

Pitching prowess:  Zebby Matthews struck out eight in five innings, giving up one run on four hits.  A. J. Labas struck out three in 1.2 innings, giving up an unearned run on two hits.  Ricardo Velez struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.  Miguelangel Boadas struck out two in a scoreless inning.  Kernels pitchers recorded sixteen strikeouts.

Opposition standout:  Hector Rodriguez was 3-for-4.

Record:  Cedar Rapids is 1-3, in fifth place, 2.5 games behind Wisconsin.

CLEARWATER THRESHERS 8, FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS 7 IN CLEARWATER

Fort Myers scored five in the seventh to take a 6-5 lead.  It was 7-5 going to the bottom of the eighth, but Clearwater scored three to win the game.  Trent Farquhar singled home the deciding run.

Multi-hit games:  Maddux Houghton was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs.  Angel Del Rosario was 2-for-4.

Home runs:  Houghton (1), Brandon Winokur (1).

Multi-RBI games:  Houghton, 4.  Winokur, 2.

Stolen bases:  Houghton (1), Rayne Doncon (1).

Pitching prowess:  Wilker Reyes struck out three and walked two in two shutout innings.

Opposition standout:  Farquhar was 4-for-5 with a triple, a double, two runs, and two RBIs.

Record:  Fort Myers is 3-2, tied for second with Clearwater and Lakeland, one game behind Dunedin.

TODAY'S TILTS

5:30  Fort Myers (Ross Dunn, 0-0, 2.25) at Clearwater
6:35  Dayton at Cedar Rapids (Andrew Morris, 0-0, 0.00)
6:35  Wichita (Jarret Whorff) at Springfield
6:37  Iowa at St. Paul (David Festa, 0-0, 1.59)