April showers bring May flowers is what teams on the Fish Farm are hoping will describe their seasons. With April wrapping up, two of the three Fish affiliates in action Sunday ended the month on a good note. New Orleans had their game suspended against Nashville because of rain.
Mobile BayBears 2, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3
The Jumbo Shrimp (10-14) won in dramatic fashion Saturday, getting the 3-2 win in 11 innings. John Norwood was the 11th inning hero for the Shrimp, hitting a walk-off home run. He was three for five in the contest. Isaac Galloway continued his hot streak, going three for four and putting his batting average at an impressive .472.
Joe Gunkel started the game, going four innings and giving up no runs. James Buckelew gave up two runs in relief, both unearned, in 2.2 innings. Ryan Beckman got the win, pitching two shutout innings and striking out one. The Shrimp play again Monday at 12:05 PM EST against Mobile.
Palm Beach Cardinals 7, Jupiter Hammerheads 1
The Hammerheads (11-13) could not get things going against their stadium sharing for Palm Beach, dropping the Sunday contest 7-1. The Hammerheads managed only three hits in the ballgame, one of which came from No. 6 prospect Stone Garrett. Justin Bohn drove in the only run of the game for Jupiter.
Ben Holmes was the starter for Jupiter, going five innings and giving up four runs on seven hits. He was given the loss. Esmerling De La Rosa gave up three more runs in the eighth, but none were earned. No. 26 prospect Andy Beltre pitched a scoreless inning in relief. The Hammerheads will be back in action on Monday at 7:00 PM EST on the road against the Clearwater Threshers.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 7, Asheville Tourists 0
The Grasshoppers (12-12) got back to .500 Sunday, beating the Tourists 7-0. Eric Gutierrez and Boo Vazquez each had two RBIs, with Vazquez going two for five with a double. Aaron Knapp and Luis Pintor each crossed home plate twice. Seven Grasshoppers had hits in the game.
Grasshoppers starter Dustin Beggs threw seven scoreless innings, giving up five hits and striking out two to earn his second win of the season. The bullpen was able to shut the door by throwing two shutout innings to preserve the win. The Grasshoppers will be back at home Tuesday after an off day Monday. They will host the Lexington Legends at 7:00 PM EST.