Memphis Red Birds 5, New Orleans Baby Cakes 5
The Baby Cakes finished their first season series with their new moniker. Early on, it was the bats that made their impact felt. Matt den Dekker, Destin Hood, and Matt Juengel all went yard
Utah product Stephen Fife started on the mound and gave up five runs in his five innings pitched. The Cakes took the lead in the eighth, 6-5 before a heart breaking two out 2 run homer by Red Bird first baseman Luke Volt put Memphis up for good in the ninth, 7-6.
The Cakes battle the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday at 7:30 PM EST in Iowa
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 4, Mississippi Braves 7
The Jumbo Shrimp closed out their first series of the season on a down note, losing to the Braves 7-4. They fell to 2-3 on the young season. Chris Mazza was the starter for the Shrimp, and he took the loss, giving up 5 runs in 5 innings.
On the offensive front, Alex Glenn and Brian Anderson both went 2-4, while Taylor Ard added a double. However, the Braves 7-1 lead against Mazza and the Shrimp bullpen was too much for the lineup to overcome; a comeback in eighth plated three runs, but Shrimp still fell 7-4.
The Shrimp have their home opener on Wednesday at 7:05 PM EST against Chattanooga.
Jupiter Hammerheads 3, Daytona Tortugas 0
The Tortugas went belly-up, as Marlins’ Jupiter affiliate combined to hurl a one-hitter against them in a 3—0 shutout Monday night. Odrisamer Despaigne, who pitched with the Marlins in 2016 and was on a rehab assignment, pitched the first four innings, giving up only one walk while striking out seven Tortugas. The last five innings were spun by Trevor Richards, who gave up only one hit while also fanning seven.
The Hammerheads didn’t need much offense, and they only mustered four hits themselves. However, thanks to a three-run double by second baseman Angel Reyes in the seventh, the Hammerheads took the lead for good.
The Hammerheads continue their series with Daytona Tortugas on Tuesday at 6:30 PM EST.
Delmarva Shorebirds 1, Greensboro Grasshoppers 4
Thanks largely to the effort of 2016 twelfth round pick Michael King tossing five innings of shutout baseball while whiffing nine batters, the Grasshoppers stifled Delmarva and the relief effort of Minnesota native Ben Meyer, the Hoppers defeated Delmarva, improving to 4-1 on the year.
Branden Berry, a Cal State Northridge product who was a thirty-third-round pick in 2016, provided the loud knock tonight with a solo shot in the second inning. Six other hits were scattered throughout the Hopper lineup.
The Grasshoppers continue their homestand against Delmarva on Tuesday at 7:00 PM EST.