Quad Cities River Bandits, Kane County Cougars
-Postponed. This game will be made up in a double-header on April 20th.
Bakersfield Blaze 9, Lancaster JetHawks 7
Seven runs wasn't enough for the JetHawks at home on Friday after giving up four-run fourth and fifth innings. David Rollins (2-1) started the game on the mound and ended up with his first loss of the season after pitching four and two thirds. During his shift, Rollins recorded eight runs on ten hits, one walk and four Ks. Tyson Perez came on in the sixth as the latter of the tandem and did his best to stop the offensive bleeding. In his four frames, Perez allowed one run on six hits and struck out one. Nolan Fontana was the big man at the plate for the JetHawks on Friday. Fontana went two-for-five with a run scored and hit a huge, three-RBI triple in the fourth inning. Zach Johnson hit his first homer of the season, a two-run shot that scored Andrew Aplin in the seventh inning. Johnson finished hitting at one-for-three with a run scored, those two RBIs, two walks and a strikeout.
Frisco RoughRiders 2, Corpus Christi Hooks 3
Bobby Doran (5IP 5H ER BB 6SO) and Nick Tropeano (4IP 5H R 4SO) combined their talents on the mound Friday for the win at home at Whataburger Field. The tandem allowed two runs (1 ER) on ten hits and struck out ten batters while walking just one. Doran improved to 2-0 after earning the win and Tropeano picked up save number two of the season. Michael Burgess put the Hooks on the board in first inning with what went down as a two-RBI double (Burgess was thrown out at third trying to stretch it into a triple) and finished the game at the plate one-for-four. George Springer hit two-for-four Friday with the Hooks' other RBI, a single in the third that scored Austin Wates. Wates also went two-for-four at the plate.
Round Rock Express 2, Oklahoma City RedHawks 5
The RedHawks closed out an eight-game homestand in style on Friday with this win. Jordan Lyles started the game on the mound for Oklahoma City and pitched four and two thirds, allowing one run on six hits and striking out one. C.J. Fick (1-0), who came on for the next one and a third, picked up his first win thanks to a three-run fifth by the RedHawks batters. Fick kept it hitless in his time on the hill, walked one and K-ed another. Josh Zeid picked up his first save after throwing the final one and a third. Zeid faced five batters, struck out three and walked one. The other batter Zeid faced grounded out for the last out of the game. At the plate, Trevor Crowe hit two-for-four with a two-RBI triple in the fifth inning and a swiped bag, safely extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Jonathan Villar was also on fire at the plate Friday, hitting two-for-four with a run scored, a double, a triple and an RBI. Mark Krauss (2x2 R 2B 2BB) and Robbie Grossman (2X5 R SO) also had multi-hit games. The RedHawks collected 11 hits on Friday and five of those were extra base hits.
Player of the Day: Carlos Perez, come on down. Perez hit one-for-four on Friday, collecting his fourth double, but that's not why he's here today. Perez also threw out THREE different players trying to steal against Corpus on Friday. That is heroic, that is herculean, that is, well, Carlos Perez on a Friday night.
Pitcher of the Day: The Bobby Doran and Nick Tropeano tandem gets to share the crown today. This duo was pretty impressive Friday, K-ing 10 guys and facing only 7 batters over the minimum.