Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 4, Omaha Storm Chasers 2
The Baby Cakes (4-6) erupted for 13 hits and held Omaha (4-5) hitters to just two in a 4-2 victory with 2,984 in attendance at Werner Park.
Odrisamer Despaigne started and allowed just one hit over four innings, and Javy Guerra pitched the fifth and the sixth for his first win of the season. Brandon Cunniff earned a save, pitching a perfect ninth and striking out two.
New Orleans got on the scoreboard for the first time in the fourth inning, when Brandon Barnes (1) tied the score at one on a leadoff homer. The Cakes took the lead four batters later on a Matt Juengel RBI-double.
The Baby Cakes added a run in the sixth on a Matt den Dekker RBI-double, then another on a den Dekker (3) solo shot in the eighth.
Steve Lombardozzi, Barnes, Moises Sierra, and Juengel all finished with two hits each, and Dekker finished with two doubles and the aforementioned home run. He’s hitting .314 this season. Box Score Recap
In transactional news, Nick Wittgren rejoined New Orleans after getting optioned by the Marlins. Justin Nicolino (0-0, 2.70) will start tomorrow against Omaha’s Jonathan Dziedzic (1-1, 1.69). The first pitch is scheduled for 3:05PM ET.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1, Chattanooga Lookouts 10
The Shrimp (5-4) dropped a 10-1 decision to Chattanooga (4-5) in front of 8,821 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Saturday.
Mike Kickham started for the Shrimp, and took the loss even though he was clearly the teams’ best pitcher of the day. He allowed two earned runs in five innings of work, whiffing six Lookouts. Hunter Adkins walked four and allowed a hit in two innings, giving up three runs, and Ryan Beckman, recently activated from the Batavia Muckdogs roster, walked four and allowed four hits for five runs in just two frames.
Jacksonville spotted Chattanooga five runs before getting onto the board in the bottom of the sixth inning, on a Brian Anderson RBI-single. David Vidal was the only Shrimp to hit safely morre than once, finishing with a single and a double. Box Score Recap
In injury news, Austin Dean was placed on the seven-day DL, and catcher Chris Hoo was activated in his place.
Tomorrow at 3:05PM ET, Chris Mazza (0-1, 7.50) will get the start opposite ex-Marlin Paul Clemens (0-0, 6.75).
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 0, Dunedin Blue Jays 1
Trevor Richards started and took the loss for Jupiter, striking out five and allowing two hits and a walk over five innings. There was 7,498 in attendance at Roger Dean Stadium for Dunedin’s (6-5) 1-0 win over Jupiter (5-6).
Dunedin scored the only run of the game in the fifth inning on a Matt Dean single to left field. The Hammerheads mustered just five hits for the game, led by two singles from Kyle Barrett. Martin Prado went one-for-one in a rehab start, walking twice.
After taking tomorrow off, Cody Poteet (1-0, 0.82) will take the hill for a start against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Monday at 6:30PM ET.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Lakewood Blueclaws 0
Greensboro (7-4) defeated Lakewood (5-6), 1-0 in the top half of a doubleheader on Saturday, on the strength of a third inning Colby Lusignan RBI-double and a complete game two-hitter by Michael King (2-0, 0.00). King also allowed one walk and struck out seven Blueclaws. There were 5,216 in attendance at FirstEnergy Park.
Lusignan was the only player to finish with multiple hits, adding a single later. Branden Berry and Corey Bird also collected a single each in the victory as the ‘hoppers finished with four hits. Box Score Recap
Greensboro Grasshoppers 1, Lakewood Blueclaws 3
By the time the second game rolled around, there were 3,339 fans left in the park to witness Lakewood throw a two-hit, 12-strikeout seven-inning win.
L.J. Brewster (1-1, 2.53) took the loss, allowing all Lakewood runs on six hits and a walk in four innings. Ryley MacEachern struck out two and allowed a hit in two innings of scoreless relief. Boo Vazquez was the only Grasshopper to reach base safely on a hit, collecting a single and a double. Box Score Recap
Like Jupiter, Greensboro will take the day off tomorrow, and return to action on Monday. They’ll open a three game road series that day against the Delmarva Shorebirds. The pitcher is yet to be determined.