New Orleans Baby Cakes - Triple-A
Pacific Coast League
Colorado Springs Sky Sox 1 @ Baby Cakes 4
The Baby Cakes used a three-run sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and go on to a 4-1 win on Friday night over the Sky Sox.
Their big inning was started by an RBI single by Brandon Barnes and punctuated by a two-run double by Cal Towey.
The middle of the Cakes lineup was a potent force for New Orleans as Steve Lombardozzi, Tomas Telis, and Mike Aviles (2, 3 and 4 in the order) all had two hits apiece.
On the bump, Scott Copeland scattered nine hits over 5 2/3 innings, while the Marlins #8 prospect, the hard-throwing RHP Drew Steckenrider, got his fourth save of the year by striking out the side in the ninth.
The Cakes will face the Sky Sox again at 6 pm CDT on Saturday. Tom Kohler will take the hill for New Orleans.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp - Double-A
Jumbo Shrimp 9 @ Jackson Generals 4
It was a big day for the career of Shrimp starter Trevor Richards. He got his first start in double-A after being promoted from Jupiter, and got the win by throwing five innings of three-run, seven-hit ball. To top it the Drury University (DII) product helped his cause getting a single in two at bats.
The offense was led by right fielder John Norwood who went 3-6 with three RBI, including his tenth homer of the year, a two-run shot, in the third inning.
Alex Yarbrough and Chris Diaz each had two hits and two RBI for the Shrimp in the victory.
Mike Kickham looks to continue his hot pitching when he starts for the Shrimp in game 3 of this five-game set on Saturday at 7:05.
Jupiter Hammerheads – Single -A Advanced
Florida State League
Hammerheads 4 @ Palm Beach Cardinals 1
After staking the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the first, the Hammerheads held them scoreless the rest of the game, while scoring four unanswered runs, capped off by a two-run triple by Dustin Geiger. The Hammerheads snapped their two-game losing streak with the victory.
Former University of Minnesota pitcher Ben Meyer earned his first start of the year and did not disappoint going four innings giving up just one run, lowering his ERA on the season to 1.87 with a WHIP of 0.95.
Felipe Gonzales and Tyler Kinley combined for five innings of shutout relief for the Hammerheads.
Jupiter plays the Cardinals again on Saturday at 5:05. Jeff Brigham makes his fifth start of the season for Jupiter.
Greensboro Grasshoppers – Single -A
South Atlantic League
Grasshoppers 0 @ Hagerstown Suns 4
The Hoppers suffered their first loss after the All-Star break with a shutout at the hands of the Hagerstown Suns and their lefty starter, McKenzie Mills, who spun seven shutout innings for the win. The 21-year old Nationals prospect is 8-2 with an ERA of 2.41 and WHIP of 0.88 for the season.
For Greensboro, the Marlins 9th ranked prospect, James Nelson, had two of the four hits tonight for the Hoppers. Dustin Beggs gave up three runs in six innings for the loss.
Dylan Lee takes the hill for the Hoppers on Saturday at 6:05 in game three of the four game set.
Batavia Muckdogs – Single -A
Muckdogs 7 @ State College Spikes 13
All five Muckdogs pitchers gave up at least one run as the Spikes jabbed the Muckdogs all night in a 13-run barrage Friday night.
The Muckdogs had 10 hits, nine of them singles, scattered throughout their lineup. DH Rony Cabrera had 2 RBI and CF Thomas Jones added a triple to highlight the offense.
The Muckdogs head home to face West Virginia at 7:05 Saturday night. Alejandro Mateo takes the hill for Batavia.
DSL Marlins 10 @ DSL Royals 11
Despite an eight run seventh inning, the Marlins came up short against the RoyalsFriday morning. None of the Marlins pitchers stood out, but Omar Lebron went 4-5 with a triple and two RBIs.
The DSL Marlins play the DSL A’s at 10:30 on Saturday morning.
The Marlins also officially signed 27 of their draft picks. Most of them will be bound for the GCL, but some could wind up in Batavia.
Trevor Rogers LHP
Brian Miller OF
Joe Dunand 3B
Riley Mahan 2B
Ryan Lillie RHP
Sean Guenther LHP
Jared Barnes C
Cameron Baranek CF
Denis Karas 3B
Demetrius Sims SS
Brady Puckett RHP
Gavin Fritz RHP
Dylan Cyphert LHP
Bryce Howe RHP
Micah Brown SS
Ben Fisher 1B
Tyler Curtis 3B
Montana Parsons RHP
Evan Estes RHP
Doug Domnarski LHP
Vincenzo Aiello RHP
Henry McAree RHP
Michael Donadio LF
Harrison White OF
Kyle Farjad LHP
Karl Craigie LHP
Josh Alberius RHP
Brandon Boone RHP