New Orleans Baby Cakes - Triple-A
The Cakes were off today, but head to Reno to faces the Aces at 8:35 CT. Scott Copeland (2-3, 6.33), who has been struggling of late, starts for New Orleans
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp - Double-A
Biloxi Shuckers 3 @ Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1
The Shrimp took a 1-0 lead into the seventh inning, but like the Marlins, they coughed up a lead and ended up falling to the Biloxi Shuckers, 3-1. This was the Shrimp’s third loss in a row.
On a positive note, Mike Kickham threw six shutout innings for Jacksonville for a Game Score of 64; catcher Cam Maron had two hits, and shortstop Alex Yarbrough hit in his tenth straight game.
Jacksonville will continue their series with the Shucers tomorrow at 7:05pm with Chris Mazza (0-1, 4.18) getting the ball for the Jumbo Shrimp.
Jupiter Hammerheads - Single-A Advanced
Bradenton Marauders 5 @ Jupiter Hammerheads 1
The Hammerheads fell behind early today, as Ben Holmes gave up three runs in the third and another run in the fourth. Holmes lasted on 3 2/3 tonight. Travis Ballew came out of the pen and struggled mightily with control, going only 2/3 of an inning while walking six batters.
Things settled down as the next three relievers threw 4 2/3 of scoreless ball to keep the game close, but the game was already out of reach. A single by Brian Schales accounted for Jupiter’s only run.
Jupiter welcomes the St. Lucie Mets into town to start a three game set. First pitch will be at 6:30 ET. Felipe Gonzales (2-3, 5.59) will get the start for Jupiter.
Greensboro Grasshoppers - Single-A
Greensboro Grasshoppers 12 @ Lexington 1
An outstanding all-around game for the Hoppers, as they routed the Lexington Legends 12-1to lead them to their sixth straight victory. The middle of the lineup did the most damage; as the 3-4-5 hitters all had three hits apiece. James Nelson and Colby Lusignan each hit long balls for the Hoppers, with Lusignan responsible for 4 RBIs.
On the mound, Michael King had possibly his best game of the year, going seven shutout innings while giving up only two hits for a Game Score of 78.
The Hoppers play in Lexington again tomorrow night at 7:05 pm. Jordan Holloway (0-0, 4.03) will be on the bump for Greensboro.