Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 4-0 vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
Joe Mahoney, 1B: 2-for-4, HR (2), RBI
Kyle Skipworth, C: 2-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Duane Below, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Kyle Skipworth led his team to a big home win over Oklahoma City on Friday night. From calling a shutout behind the plate to driving in three of his team's four runs, Skipworth stole the spotlight in front of just under five thousand spectators at Zephyr Field. New Orleans improves to 43-46 with the win.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 4-1 @ St. Lucie Mets
Christian Yelich, CF: 1-for-2, HR, 2 BB, RBI
Andrew Heaney, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K
Fans at St. Lucie's Tradition Field were in for a real treat on Friday night, getting to see two Marlins first-round picks and highly touted prospects take the field. Still on his rehab assignment, Christian Yelich homered and drew two walks. On the hill, Andrew Heaney pitched six stellar shutout innings, not walking a single batter. In a quick moving game, Heaney had a 9:1 FB:GB ratio, before exiting after six seemingly effortless innings.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 7-6 vs. Lakewood Blue Claws
Viosergy Rosa, DH: 1-for-3, HR (18), 3 RBI
Anthony Gomez, SS: 2-for-4
Austin Brice, SP: 5 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Greensboro came from behind in the bottom of the ninth to steal an important win over Lakewood. Viosergy Rosa hit his 18th dinger of the season, putting him in third among home run leaders in the South Atlantic League. However, it was Yefri Perez, who is hitting a paltry .185, who came up clutch in the ninth with a RBI single to end the ball game.
Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
W 4-3 @ State College Spikes
Austin Dean, LF: 2-for-4
Ryan Aper, CF: 1-for-3, HR (1), BB, RBI
Jarlin Garcia, SP: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Ryan Aper hit the first home run of his young professional career in the ninth inning to put Batavia ahead of State College. Batavia improves to 8-8 with the win.
Rookie: GCL Marlins