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Earning Their Stripes: 6/30/21

The Miami Marlins minors had two rainouts and three victories on Wednesday.

Five levels of Marlins minor league ball were scheduled to be in action on Wednesday, but two of them were rained out.

Triple-A

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 6, Memphis Redbirds 4 (10 innings)

In the completion of the game suspended in the sixth inning from Tuesday night, the Shrimp earned a win to climb to 27-20.

The game was tied, 1-1 with the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the sixth inning when it was suspended. Preston Guilmet (2-1, 3.29) resumed the action and struck out the side to end Memphis’ threat. Lewin Díaz singled Zack Zehner home in the top of the seventh to put Jacksonville on top.

Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Zehner tied the game by singling home Isan Díaz. Still tied after regulation, the Shrimp scored three in their half of the 10th, on RBI-singles from Lorenzo Quintana, Zehner, and Lewis Brinson respectively.

Guilmet struck out six over four innings of work. Mason Melotakis earned his second save by holding Memphis to an unearned run in the bottom of the frame.

The Jumbo Shrimp collected 16 hits in total, including four Brinson singles, a Lewin Díaz home run (his eighth), and multiple hits for Chad Wallach and Zehner.

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3, Memphis Redbirds 6

The Shrimp were less successful in the night cap, and only collected five hits in the setback. Bryson Brigman opened the scoring with a run-scoring double in the third. Brian Navarreto hit his fourth homer in the fourth, a two-run shot for a 3-0 Jacksonville lead.

Braxton Garrett was solid with a quality start, striking out seven and surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk over six frames. Garrett put 62-of-87 pitches over the plate. In the first game of his rehab assignment (coming back from a right elbow spur), Jorge Guzman took the loss by giving up four runs (three earned) in 1 13 innings.

Tonight’s contest is set for 8:10 PM.


Double-A

Pensacola Blue Wahoos 4, Biloxi Shuckers 3

Edward Cabrera continues to show he’s ready for the next step with an effective start for the Blue Wahoos. Cabrera put 44-of-74 in the zone and earned the victory with five innings of work. He struck out three, walked three, and allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits. Alberto Guerrero pitched two shutout innings, followed by one each from Dylan Bice and Zach Leban.

All nine Wahoos’ starters finished with at least one base hit, including a pair each from Jerar Encarnacíon, Nick Fortes, and Demetrius Sims.

Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Pensacola took the lead with RBI-singles from Sims, Riley Mahan, and Galli Cribbs Jr. After Biloxi tied it up in the next half-frame, Fortes scored Peyton Burdick on a groundout for the eventual game-winner.

Jake Eder (3-2, 1.13) will start tonight’s game beginning at 7:35 PM.


High-A

Beloit Snappers 8, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 7 (10 innings)

Beloit improved to 24-26 with a 10-inning win against the Snappers, with 336 on hand at Pohlman Field.

Trailing 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Griffin Conine got the Snappers on the board with a solo homer, his 15th of the season. By the seventh, trailing 5-1, Kameron Misner knocked in Connor Scott to again cut the lead to three.

In the bottom of the ninth, Misner hit a two-run double and Conine added a game-tying RBI-single to send it to extras. LG Castillo hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th to take the lead, but Ynmanol Marinez scored on an error, Thomas Jones knocked in Scott to tie the game, and Troy Johnston drove home Scott with the walk-off winner.

Scott, Misner, Johnston, Conine, Will Banfield, and Ricky Aracena all finished with a pair of hits each. Bryan Hoeing earned no decision after seven innings of work, giving up five runs and striking out eight. Andrew Nardi (2-1, 7.11) got the victory in relief, whiffing five and allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk.

Kyle Nicolas (3-1, 4.62) will start tonight at 7:35 PM.


Low-A

Jupiter Hammerheads vs. Tampa Tarpons (rained out)

The Hammerheads and the Tarpons were rained out of their game. It’s been rescheduled for later today as part of a seven-inning doubleheader beginning at 4:00 PM. Dax Fulton (1-2, 5.02) is slated to get the start in the first.


Rookie

FCL Marlins vs. FCL Astros (rained out)

The rookie level Marlins and Astros were rained out as well, and the game was postponed until a later date. The Marlins will play the FCL Nationals beginning at noon today.