DSL Astros 3 DSL Rays 5
The Astros tried to mount a rally in the ninth inning Saturday, but it proved to be too little, too late, moving their record to 22-43 on the season. Jean Carlos Cortorreal had a multi-hit game, going 2 for 5 with a double and a RBI. Mesac Laguna also had a double with his only hit in 4 ABs, his 12th of the season. After coming on in the second for 4 frames of work, Juan Hernandez (0-4) collected his fourth loss of the year. Hernandez allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, walked 1 and K-ed 4 during his shift.
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Burlington Royals 0 Greeneville Astros 2
Greeneville played a very impressive game of baseball Saturday at home. Adrian Houser, Tanner Bushue and Zachary Dando combined for a 7-hit shutout and didn't issue any free passes all game. Houser (3-4) picked up the win after throwing the first 5 frames and through that time he allowed just 5 hits and struck out 3. Zachary Dando acquired his first save, taking the helm for the final 2 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 4. At the plate, Angel Ibanez had a good night, hitting 2 for 4 and scoring both runs. Ibanez was hit in first in the first inning by Rio Ruiz (1X3) and again in the eighth inning by Terrel Joyce (2X4).
Staten Island Yankees 5 Tri-City ValleyCats 2
The ValleyCats offense was stifled at home on Saturday. Tri-City batsmen had 5 hits all game spread across 4 batters. Tyler Heineman finished 2 for 4; his 2 hits scored both runs for his team. Aaron West (6-1) had a tough outing, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits, walking 1, striking out 5 and collecting his first loss through 5 and a 2 thirds. Jeremiah Minors came on to finish the game out after West and allowed just 4 hits, striking out 3.
Lexington Legends 3 Rome Braves 5
This game got off to a positive start Saturday with Brandon Meredith's 15th homer, a solo shot to center field, getting Lexington on the board. Meredith ended up 1 for 1 at the plate with 2 runs scored and 3 walks. Chris Epps batted 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. Legends pitching just couldn't contain the opposing offense in this game. David Rollins (1-2) went the first 6 innings, taking the loss and allowing 4 runs on 6 hits including the go-ahead 2-run, 2-out homer in the fourth. Rollins also walked 2 and struck out 4.
Lancaster JetHawks 3 Inland Empire 66ers 7
Lancaster has now dropped three games in a row and this one was no picnic. David Martinez (7-5) got the start and took the loss, pitching 4 and two thirds while being charged with 6 runs (5 ER) on 8 hits with 1 walk. Offensively this game was a test for the JetHawks too. Lancaster struck out 11 times in Saturday and only collected 4 hits. Andrew Aplin (1X3), Domingo Santana (1X4) and Alex Todd (1X2) all had a hit apiece and a RBI each too. Domingo Santana now has 84 RBIs.
Corpus Christi Hooks 12 Springfield Cardinals 4
Corpus Christi came alive on Saturday and took a decisive win on the road at Hammons Field. Jonathan Singleton led the charge, batting 4 for 6 with 3 RBIs, 3 runs scored and a massive 2 run homer in the first inning. Austin Wates hit a tater of his own in the sixth inning, a 3 run shot to left field. Wates ended up 1 for 4 on the night. Jake Goebbert got in on the scoring too, hitting 2 for 5 with a double and 2 RBI of his own. Matthew Heidenreich (2-1) started the game for the Hooks and after giving up 3 runs (0 ER) in the first inning he remained for 5 more scoreless frames and took the win. Heidenreich ended up with those runs on 6 hits, 1 walk and 3 Ks.
Oklahoma City RedHawks 5 Round Rock Express 4
The RedHawks mounted a 4-run eighth inning to come from behind and take this win in Round Rock Saturday. Jose Martinez hit 3 for 4 in the game with 2 RBI. Both of Martinez' RBI came on his go ahead 2-out, RBI single in the eighth inning. Carlos Corporan hit his sixth homer of the year in the sixth inning, a solo shot to right field to start the inning and get Oklahoma City on the board. Corporan finished the game 1 for 3 at the dish with 2 runs scored. Jarred Cosart (1-2) came on to pitch in the seventh inning and stuck around to pick up the win, his first of the season with the RedHawks. Over 2 frames, Cosart allowed 1 run on a hit, walked 1 and struck out 3. Jose Valdez came on to close things out in the ninth inning and earned his 15th save of the season, giving up a hit and K-ing 2. Valdez now has 49 strikeouts in 38.1 innings for Oklahoma City.
Player of the Day: Mr. Jon Singleton, come on down. Singleton not only hit an impressive 4 for 6 yesterday (including a HR), but had 3 RBI and scored 3 runs to boot. That's a one man show.
Pitcher of the Day: We have a 3-way tie today between Adrian Houser, Tanner Bushue and Zachary Dando. These 3 guys combined their forces and shutout their opponent Saturday and did so without issuing any walks and striking out 10 (Bushue and Dando only gave up a hit apiece as they split the last 4 frames). That is the definition of "teamwork."