Toledo 6, Durham 1. The Bulls managed only an RBI groundout by Wes Bankston in the first inning. Darnell McDonald and Shawn Riggans both collected 2 hits and Ty Wiggington was 1-4 with a double. McDonald stole his 29th base of the year. Chris Seddon was wild and ineffective as he dropped his record to 9-8. He gave up 6 hits, 4 walks and 2 runs before being pulled after 4 innings.
Montgomery 2, Birmingham 0. Evan Longoria went 2-4 with a solo home run, breaking a 3-37 slump. Jason Pridie who has struggled all season long, is finishing strong. Last night he collected 2 hits for the 4th time in his last 8 games. Jason Cromer pitched 5 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits and 3 walks. He left with the score tied 0-0. It was Cormer’s 3rd straight strong start after 5 straight bad outings.
Stockton 11, Visalia 3. Christopher Mason continues to struggle late in the season. For the 5th straight start, Mason allowed at least 5 runs. Last night he gave up 8 hits, 2 walks and 6 runs in 5 innings. After starting the season 9-3, his record now falls to 11-10. Too bad Michael Jordan wasn’t still playing. He would have been good for at least 2 strikeouts. Catcher Josh Arhart hit his 15th home run and is now hitting .301.
SW Michigan 3, Beloit 2, game 1, 11 inn.. All-Star Greg Dupas blew his 6th save of the season when he gave up a sacrifice fly in the top of the 7th. The D-Rays came back and won in the bottom of the 11th on a no-out single by Garrett Groce. Jacob McGee was strong, allowing only 1 hit, a leadoff home run in the top of the 4th. He struck out 6 six and walked 2 in 4 innings.
Beloit 7, SW Michigan 0, game 2, 5 inn.. In the nightcap, the Rays only managed 5 hits in 5 innings. William Evers gave up 5 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 2+ innings.