Mississippi 4, Montgomery 3. Chris Seddon had his second straight shaky outing. He gave up 5 hits and 4 walks that led to 4 runs. He fell to 3-3 with a 4.65 ERA on the season. Evan Longoria was 1-4 with a 2-run double. Jason Pridie was 3-4 and is now up to .310. He also added his 10th stolen base. Reid Brignac had an RBI but was 0-3 and is now 2 for his last 30 and is hitting .250.
Lakeland 5, Vero Beach 3. Matt Walker went 5 innings and gave up only 2 unearned runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 5.
Columbus 7, Charleston 3. Ryan Royster came to the plate twice last night with the bases loaded. The first time in the 4th inning he hit a bases clearing double to give the Catfish a 3-1 lead. Then, with 2 outs in the 10th, with the score tied 3-3, Royster hit a walk-off grand slam to give Columbus the win. It was Royster’s 7th home run and he now has 29 RBI on the year to go with a .325 batting average. Royster was a 6th round selection in 2004. Josh Butler worked 6 innings and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 2. After allowing only 5 earned runs in his first 6, he has surrendered 8 in his last three and his ERA now stands at 2.30. Desmond Jennings was 4-4 to raise his average to .325
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Catcher Josh Arhart, of Montgomery, was placed on the DL with a back injury. Matt Spring was promoted from Columbus to fill the empty roster spot.
- Durham had an off day
- Ryan Fagan of Sporting News lists Evan Longoria as one of “The next big home run hitters“
- Matt Maniscalco, an infielder with the Bulls has announced his retirement. The former 8th round pick in 2003 was hitting .171 in 76 at bats at AAA.