The Princeton Rays and the Pulaski Mariners played to a seventeen inning draw, highlighting a 5-1 night for the farm system.
Durham Bulls 1, Gwinnett Braves 0
Nevin Ashley walked, moved to third on a Rich Thompson single and an error, and scored on a double play in the bottom of the fifth to provide the only run in the Bulls 1-0 victory over the Braves. Durham pitchers allowed only four hits all night, with Chris Archer picking up the victory. Archer scattered three hits over six innings of work, striking out three. Yohan Flande took the tough loss, as he allowed only the unearned run on five hits and four walks over six innings, while striking out seven. Dane De La Rosa picked up his 13th save of the year, as he gave up one hit while striking out the side.
Montgomery Biscuits 8, Mississippi Braves 3
The Biscuits exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the second, quickly removing the drama from a blowout victory over the Braves. Derek Deitrich had a two-run home run, and Mikie Mahtook hit a grand slam, chasing Braves starter Zeke Spruill. Spruill had a rough night, lasting only 1.2 innings, giving up seven runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks. Montogmery tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth, as the Biscuits took advantage of two Braves errors leading to six unearned runs. Nick Barnese picked up the victory, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikouts in six innings.
Charlotte Stone Crabs 4, Tampa Yankees 3
The Stone Crabs overcame several defensive lapses in the top of the third inning, coming back to defeat the Tampa Yankees 4-3 in the finale of their four game series. After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, the Yankees led off with back to back singles in the top of the third. A dropped line drive loaded the bases, and a run scored on a force out on a tailor made double play ball. Another run scored on an error by Lucas Bailey and an RBI single off the bat of Kyle Roller. However, the Stone Crabs took the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Bailey led off with a single, and scored on a Robi Estrada triple. Estrada scored on a wild pitch, with what proved to be the game winning run. Braulio Lara picked up the victory, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk, while striking out seven.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, Great Lakes Loons 3
Alejandro Segovia hit a first inning grand slam, and the Hot Rods cruised to a 5-3 victory over the Loons. Ryan Brett led off the inning with a double, and moved to third on Juniel Querecuto‘s sacrifice bunt. Walks to Kes Carter and Cameron Seitzer loaded the bases before Segovia hit the Raydel Sanchez offering over the left field wall. The Hot Rods would tack on another run in the bottom of the sixth en route to the victory. Brett went 3-5 with two runs scored and a double. Roberto Gomez picked up the victory in relief, allowing two hits and a walk over three innings of work, striking out three batters.
Hudson Valley Renegades 4, State College Spikes 2
The Renegades used a three run top of the eighth inning to break open a tied game en route to defeating the Spikes 4-2. With the game tied at one apiece, Joey Rickard walked to lead off the top of the frame.After an out, Tommy Coyle singled to put runners on first and third. Luke Maile followed with a single to drive in Rickard, giving the Renegades the lead. Coyle scored on a throwing error on the play, and Maile later scored on a Ryan Dunn sacrifice fly. Samuel Gonzalez homered in the bottom of the ninth to cut the lead to 4-2, but the Renegades were able to hang on for the win. Taylor Guerrieri had a no decision, allowing an unearned run over five innings on four hits, while striking out five. Leonardo Reginatto went 3-4 on the night for Hudson Valley.
Princeton Rays 8, Pulaski Mariners 8 (17 innings, suspended)
The Mariners had jumped out to a 6-3 lead through five innings last night, only to watch the Rays storm back with two runs in the eighth and three in the ninth. However, Zack Butler was unable to hold the 8-6 lead, giving up RBI singles to Jabari Henry and Phillips Castillo to tie the game. Despite chances for both sides to take the lead, the game remained knotted at 8-8 through seventeen innings, when the game was suspended. Brandon Martin, John Alexander, and Andrew Toles each had two hits for the Rays. Tyler Marlette was 3-6 for the Mariners, with a run scored and two RBIs. Princeton’s William Gabay was roughed up in his appearance, lasting 1.2 innings, giving up four earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three batters.
GCL Red Sox 7, GCL Rays 6
Despite jumping out to an early 6-0 lead through four innings, the Rays lost to the Red Sox 7-6. The Sox scored a single run in each of the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, before exploding for four runs in the top of the eighth. Kyle Pelchy took the loss, allowing four earned runs on five hits and a walk. However, Pelchy did bounce back in the top of the ninth as he struck out the side. Leopoldo Correa and Benjamin Kline each had three hits, leading the way as each player in the lineup had at least one hit on the night for the Rays.