RHP Kyle Barraclough was sent to the Jupiter Hammerheads on a rehab assignment.
The Baby Cakes placed 1B Chris Parmalee on the seven-day DL.
The Hammerheads activated RHP James Needy and DH Angel Reyes from the seven-day DL, and placed 2B Mason Davis on the list.
Pacific Coast League
New Orleans Baby Cakes 8, Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4 (11)
The Baby Cakes (48-71) scored four in the 11th to claim the four-game series against the Sky Sox (69-47), 8-4 with 3,802 in attendance at Security Service Field.
Lewis Brinson (12, 13) staked an early claim to the lead with a first inning homer to put the Sky Sox on top by a 1-0 score. He tripled their lead in the third, with a two-run-shot to left-center.
Cal Towey (4) answered the bell in the fourth, with a two-run shot to pull the Cakes to within a run, then Eury Perez and Peter Mooney hit back-to-back RBI-doubles in the fifth to put the Baby Cakes on top by a 4-3 count. Chris Colabello knocked in a run on a double to tie the game at four in the sixth for the Sox.
The game remained locked until a Peter Mooney RBI-single in the 11th. Ramon Cabrera hit a three-run homer to set the final score at 8-4.
Omar Bencomo started and surrendered three earned runs in four innings, on five hits and a walk. He struck out four. Tayron Guerrero (1-2, 7.27) earned the win, allowing just one hit and no walks in two relief innings. Towey added two singles to his homer, Mooney finished with two singles and a double, Christian Colon hit three singles, Eury Perez hit a single and a triple, Brian Anderson hit a single and a double, while Moises Sierra and Chad Hinshaw each finished with two singles.
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 9, Mississippi Braves 3
The Shrimp (55-63) topped the Braves (47-70) in front of 2,833 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Dillon Peters (4-2, 2.73) struck out four in five two-hit innings, allowing one earned run for the win. Clayton Mortensen struck out two in one inning of work.
Taylor Ard (12) got things started with a solo shot in the second, then John Norwood hit an RBI-double in the third for a 2-0 Jacksonville lead. Dillon Peters threw a wild pitch in the fourth, allowing Luis Valenzuela to cross the plate and halve the Jumbo Shrimp lead, but in the fifth, K.C. Serna hit an RBI-single, opposing catcher Alex Jackson allowed Alex Yarbrough to cross the plate on a passed ball, and Braxton Lee drew a bases-loaded walk off reliever Jacob Webb for a 5-1 lead.
The Braves came back with two runs in the sixth, on a Yarbrough throwing error and a Jackson RBI-single, but the Shrimp put two more on the board in both the seventh and the eighth, scoring on a Norwood two-RBI-single and a Chris Diaz two-RBI-single, respectively.
Serna finished with three singles, and Norwood hit two singles and a double. Cam Mason added a single and a double, and Diaz also hit two singles for the Shrimp.
Florida State League
Jupiter Hammerheads 5, Florida Fire Frogs 6
The only loss in the Marlins’ system occurred about 2 1/2 hours north of Marlins Park (depending on how you drive and the traffic). The Hammerheads (60-57) dropped a 6-5 decision to the Fire Frogs (42-70) with 293 on hand at Roger Dean Stadium.
James Needy allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks in three innings, striking out two. Merandy Gonzalez shut the Frogs down on two hits, whiffing four in as many frames, and Ben Holmes (0-6, 4.86) took the loss, surrendering three earned runs on four hits in one inning. Marcus Crescentini threw a perfect ninth, with one strikeout.
Florida jumped on top in the third, scoring three runs on a Carlos Castro bases-clearing double. Justin Twine (1) hit his first advanced-A homer in the bottom of the inning to get Jupiter on the board.
The Hammerheads took the lead in the fifth on a Gunner Pollman RBI-double, a Twine RBI-single, and sacrifice flies by Corey Bird and Cleuluis Rondon. In the eighth, the Frogs came back with three to take the lead and ultimately the game with an Alejandro Salazar RBI-double, a Kevin Franklin sac fly, and a Stephen Taylor RBI-single.
The Hammerheads finished with only three hits for the game.
South Atlantic League
Greensboro Grasshoppers 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 1 (10)
In the game continued from Saturday, with the Hoppers (62-53) leading by a 1-0 count in the fourth, the Intimidators (59-58) tied it in the seventh on a Grant Massey RBI-groundout to force extra innings.
Kyle Keller allowed three hits and zero runs in four innings on Saturday, then Chad Smith continued with two scoreless innings today before Reilly Hovis surrendered Massey’s groundout to blow the save. Michael Mertz (8-1, 2.15) earned the win with two scoreless innings and one strikeout.
The Hoppers took the lead on a Brian Miller RBI-single, an Eric Gutierrez RBI-single, and a Jarett Rindfleisch sacrifice fly. Gutierrez finished with a double and two singles.
Greensboro Grasshoppers 3, Kannapolis Intimidators 0 (7)
The “nightcap” in Kannapolis (59-59), with just 443 announced at the doubleheader, would see Max Duval (2-0, 2.84) toss a complete game, seven-inning one-hitter. He also allowed one walk and hit a batter, whiffing nine and keeping the scoreboard clear of runs. Duval has now struck out 16 and allowed just three hits in his last 14 innings (please vote this guy up).
The Hoppers scored on a Gutierrez RBI-single in the third. They scored again in the fourth on a Blake Hickman throwing error and a Rony Cabrera sacrifice fly.
The Grasshoppers (63-53) only managed to collect four hits in the contest, all singles.
New York-Penn League
Batavia Muckdogs 3, Connecticut Tigers 2
With 1,756 present at Dodd Stadium, the Muckdogs (19-32) defeated Connecticut (24-25) for the second time in a row, by a 3-2 margin.
Batavia took the lead in the first on a Lazaro Alonso sacrifice fly, then doubled the lead in the fourth on a Bubba Hollins RBI-double.
The Tigers struck back in the bottom of the inning, scoring on a Cameron Warner RBI-single, but Batavia crossed the plate on a Jordan Pearce throwing error in the fifth. Reynaldo Rivera (2) smacked one over the fence in right to pull the Tigers to within a run in the ninth, buy Vincenzo Aiello struck out the next two and ended the game by inducing Will Savage to fly out to center.
Harrison White, Marcos Rivera, and Mathew Brooks each hit a pair of singles.
Both of Miami’s rookie-level teams had the day off.
Fish Stripes Top 30 Prospect Watch
#1 Trevor Rogers
#2 Braxton Garrett
#3 Brian Anderson batted cleanup for the Baby Cakes and went 2-for-6 with a double and two strikeout to drop to .341.
#4 Dillon Peters started and won for the Shrimp, striking out four in five innings. He allowed just one earned run on two hits.
#5 Tyler Kolek
#6 Merandy Gonzalez struck out four in four innings while allowing two hits and zero walks for the Hammerheads in their loss to the Frogs. He’s now at 1.95 for the season.
#7 Brian Miller went 2-for-8 with a walk, two runs, an RBI, and three strikeouts to drop to .310.
#8 Brayan Hernandez
#9 James Nelson
#10 Drew Steckenrider
#11 Jeff Brigham
#12 Cody Poteet
#13 Colton Hock
#14 Thomas Jones batted third for Batavia and went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts. He’s at .198.
#15 Joe Dunand
#16 Riley Mahan
#17 Ryan Lillie
#18 Sam Perez
#19 Trevor Richards
#20 Brandon Miller
#21 Edward Cabrera
#22 Sean Reynolds
#23 Pablo Lopez
#24 Ricardo Cespedes
#25 Isael Soto
#26 John Norwood went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI batting second for Jacksonville to improve to .280.
#27 Austin Dean batted second for the Shrimp and went 0-for-6 to drop to .304.
#28 Ynmanol Marinez
#29 Albert Guaimaro
#30 Stone Garrett
Fish Stripes 20
The top 20 players (by user vote) not already represented in the “official” Top 30 prospects:
#1 Bryce Howe
#2 Braxton Lee led off for Jacksonville and went 1-for-3 with three walks, a run, one RBI and two strikeouts, improving to .316.
#3 Ben Meyer
#4 Michael King
#5 Ethan Clark
#6 Mike Kickham
#7 Kyle Keller started (technically on Saturday) for the Hoppers, striking out two and allowing three hits and a walk over four innings for no-decision.
#8 Matt Givin
#9 Colby Lusignan batted third for Jupiter and went 0-for-4 to drop to .352.
#10 Boo Vazquez batted fifth for the Hammerheads and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout to drop to .278.
#11 Shao-pin Ho
#12 Gerardo Nunez
#13 Matt Juengel
#14 Daniel Paulino
#15 Jeff Kinley
#16 Kolton Mahoney
#17 Mason Davis
#18 Tayron Guerrero earned the win in relief for New Orleans, allowing one hit in two innings to improve his ERA to 7.27.
#19 James Buckelew
#20 Ben Holmes blew the save in Jupiter, surrendering three earned runs on four hits in one inning. He struck out one and blew up his ERA to 4.86.
10:30AM - The DSL Marlins (32-25) and DSL Athletics (32-29) will play two.
Noon - The GCL Cardinals (20-18) will host the GCL Marlins (19-21).
2:30PM - The Baby Cakes will send Will Cuevas (2-4, 3.79) out to try and lock up a sweep of the Sky Sox.
6:30PM - Ben Meyer (3-3, 1.51) will take the hill for the Hammerheads against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (57-59).
7:05PM - The Jumbo Shrimp will attempt to claim their fourth in a row against the Braves. Joe Gunkel (4-7, 4.53) will make the start.
Minor League History
Courtesy of MILB.COM:
Buffalo Bisons shortstop Mike Baxes belted a pair of grand slams to go with a double and a single as he drove in 10 runs during a 20-1 thrashing of the Havana Sugar Kings in International League action.
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