Greeneville over Bristol 4-1 in 7 innings (Game 1)
Frederick Tiburcio got his first win of the season in a complete game win (albeit a 7-inning game) as he allowed only one run on three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Terrell Joyce as the DH drove in three of the Astros four runs with his two home runs.
Greeneville over Bristol 4-0 in 7 innings (Game 2)
Mike Hauschild (3IP 2H 5SO), Chris Lee (2IP 0H 4SO), Michael Dimock (1IP 1H 1BB 1SO), and Tanner Bushue (1IP 0H 1BB 1SO) combined on a three-hit shutout. Brian Blasik's RBI single in the first was all the Astros really needed, but D'Andre Toney added an RBI double and Jimmy Howick an RBI single just for good measure. Jean Batista and Ernesto Genoves also doubled; and Blasik and Angel Ibanez each had a pair of hits.
Tri-City at Jamestown - postponed
Hagerstown at Lexington - The game was suspended after the top of the third inning with Lexington leading 8-1 and is to be completed today as part of a double header.
Lancaster over Modesto 12-8
David Martinez got the win despite giving up six runs on seven hits (including three home runs) and two walks. Jose Trinidad gave up a couple more runs in relief and Kirk Clark came in for the final out and his eighth save. George Springer was three-for-five with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored. Domingo Santana, Telvin Nash and Alex Todd also homered in the game. Everyone got in on the hitting except for Grant Hogue, but he still managed to walk twice, steal a bag and score two runs. It would be much faster to list the players who didn't have multi-hit games (Hogue and Ben Heath) than those who did. Springer, Santana and Todd all had multi-hit, multi-RBI games.
Corpus Christi over Frisco 5-2
Not to be outdone by Greeneville, the Corpus staff in the guise of Jarred Cosart (5.2IP 1H 2R 4BB 5SO), Kevin Chapman (2.1IP 0H 0BB 2SO) and Jason Stoffel (1IP 0H 0BB 2SO) combined on a one-hitter. Unfortunately the one hit was a no-out triple following a walk. Add a fielder's choice and voila, one hit becomes two runs. Those two runs tied things up in the top of the sixth, but a Drew Muren sac fly and a two-run Austin Wates homer put the Hooks ahead for good in the bottom of the frame. Wates was three-for-five; Chris Wallace was two-for-three; and Jon Singleton had two RBI. Chapman was awarded the win in relief and Jason Stoffel converted his 15th save.
Oklahoma City over New Orleans 12-3
Brett Oberholtzer (W, 3-2) had a nice outing with two runs (one earned) allowed on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings. Juan Abreu, Hector Ambriz and David Carpenter each pitched a frame with Ambriz giving up the only additional run. Oklahoma City managed 12 runs without hitting a home run, but took advantage of wild pitches, hit batters and walks to supplement their 12 hits. Brandon Barnes, Jimmy Paredes, Mike Hessman and Brett Wallace all had multi-hit games; Barnes, Hessman, Fernando Martinez and J.B. Shuck all doubled in the game; and Hessman, Shuck, Angel Sanchez, and Jay Fernandez (in his first appearance with the Redhawks) all contributed a pair of RBIs.
Pitcher of the Day
There were a lot of really good pitching performances yesterday, but I'm going with Frederick Tiburcio as he got his first win on a complete game with nine strikeouts. Honorable mention goes to the Greeneville Four and the Corpus Three for their great outings.
Player of the Day
George Springer, with his four RBIs, will have to share the podium with Terrell Joyce and his two homer, three RBI performance.