Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
W 8-7 vs. Memphis Redbirds
Chris Coghlan, 3B: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB
Chris Valaika, 2B: 3-for-5, 3 R, 2B, HR, BB
Elih Villanueva, SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 SO
This was quite the game. The Zephyrs looked finished after Zach Phillips allowed three runs to score off a home run and two doubles in the tenth inning. They would not go down quietly, as Kyle Skipworth smashed a two-run homer and Bryan Petersen drove in Nick Green on a single. The next innings, Chris Valaika hit a walk-off homer to end the game.
Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
No game scheduled
High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
W 5-4 vs. Bradenton Marauders
Austin Nola, SS: 2-for-4, BB
Scott Lyman, SP: 8.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, BB, 2 SO
The Hammerheads fell behind early, as Scott Lyman gave up a string of hits that led to a four-run deficit. Bradenton reliever Kirk Singer showed zero control in the eigth, giving up three walks, a home run, and two wild pitches. Jupiter won on a walk-off squeeze play in the tenth.
Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
W 3-0 vs. Hickory Crawdads
Colin Moran, 3B: 0-for-4, 2 SO
Matt Juengel, DH: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, SO
Chipper Smith, SP: 7.0 IP, H, 11 SO
Chipper Smith delivered one of his best starts of the year, lowering his ERA to 2.74. The 23-year-old has impressive all-around numbers in Greensboro, with 98 strikeouts in 88 and two-thirds innings. He is very old for the league, however.
Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
W 3-0 @ Auburn Doubledays
J.T. Riddle, 3B: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B
Joel Efferts, SP: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 7 SO
Productive outs carried the day for Batavia, as they scored multiple runs off sacrifice flies, and shutout a floundering Auburn offense.
K.J. Woods, LF: 1-for-4, R
Ryan Aper, CF: 0-for-4, 2 SO
Gabriel Castellanos, SP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 SO
The back end of the GCL Marlins bullpen was absolutely lights out, as Esmerling De La Rosa, Cody Crabaugh, and Jose Adames combined for three innings in which no runners reached base and six were retired by strikeout.