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Fish Farm Report: May 3rd

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Over 6000 sixth-graders were at the Hoppers game on Wednesday

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Triple-A

New Orleans Baby Cakes

The Baby Cakes game against Iowa was rained out on Wednesday and will be made up as part of a doubleheader at home on Thursday. First pitch for game 1 is set for 5:00 p.m. CT.

Double-A

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1 @ Tennessee Smokies 2

The Jumbo Shrimp (11-15) had their four-game win streak snapped in a 2-1 loss to the Smokies (16-10) on Wednesday. The Marlins #27 prospect John Norwood went 3-4, while catcher Austin Nola had the lone RBI for the Shrimp.

Severino Gonzales went 6 innings while giving up 2 runs in the hard luck loss, while Belmont product James Buckelew threw two scoreless innings in relief.

T: 2:28.

Att: 3,527.

The Jumbo Shrimp play in Tennessee again Thursday at 12 p.m. ET.

Single-A (Advanced)

Jupiter Hammerheads 3 @ Clearwater Threshers 4 (11 innings)

The Clearwater Threshers (18-9) won in walk-off fashion in 11 innings over the Hammerheads (12-15) on Wednesday afternoon.

Drew Stankiewicz hit the decisive single in the 11th inning bring home Jan Hernandez. He reached base against losing pitcher Travis Ballew after Hernandez reached base on a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

The Hammerheads had come back to tie the game 3-3 in the top of the ninth, but were unable to score any more runs against the Clearwater pen. Five different pitchers threw for the Hammerheads, with no one pitcher going more than 2 2/3 innings.

Marlins #8 prospect Stone Garrett had his second homer of the season, and outfielder Zach Sullivan had his first, both in a losing cause.

T: 2:55.

Att: 1,668.

The Hammerheads will play at Clearwater again on Thursday at 7 pm ET.

Single-A

Lexington Legends 5 @ Greensboro Grasshoppers 2

The Lexington Legends (11-16) beat the Grasshoppers (12-14) in this 10:30 am affair. Tickets were not offered to the public as the game was open only to area 6th graders and their families, and more than 6000 kids were part of the 7,384 at the park today.

Greensboro's Walker Olis’ two-run homer in the eighth inning to break up the shutout bid.

Michael King had a rough outing on the mound for Greensboro giving up all five Legends runs in his five innings of work.

Jeff Mills of Greensboro.com described the scene at the park vividly:

Ah, minor league baseball at its finest!

T: 2:42.

Att: 7,364.

The Grasshoppers play again on Thursday against the Legends, with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.