Louisville 8, Durham 7. Mitch Talbot was touched for 6 runs in 6.2 innings. He allowed 9 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 6. Shawn Camp entered the game with a 7-6 lead, getting the final out of the 7th inning, but blew the lead in the 8th giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Justin Ruggiano hit a 3-run home run in the 7-run second inning. Evan Longoria was 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
Montgomery 12, Jacksonville 2. Gabby Martinez was 2-4 with a double and a grand slam, his 13th home run. Reid Brignac was 3-5 with a double and an RBI. Patrick Breen added a 3-run home run.
Vero Beach 7, Brevard County. Greg Dupas made just his fourth start of the season giving up 3 runs in 4 innings.
Columbus 16, Asheville 7. Heath Rollins picked up his 15th win, striking out 7 in 6 innings. He gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk. The Catfish hit 6 home runs including 2 by Matt Fields who now has 17. He drove in 5. Ryan Royster hit another home run to give him 26 on the year. He was 4-5 and is now hitting .327.
Hudson Valley 9, Aberdeen 2 (game 1). Stephen Vogt was 2-4 with 2 doubles an 4 RBI.
Hudson Valley 13, Aberdeen 5 (game 2). Cody Cipriano had 3 hits including his 4th home run. Stephen Vogt added 2 more hits in the nightcap.
Princeton 9, Danville 0. Nick Barnese, the Rays’ third round pick this year, improved to 2-2 with 6 shutout innings. He struck out 6 and walked none.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- In a shocking revelation, James Houser denies using steroids, but does admit to a “mistake”. Stacy Long speculates that he may have been suspended for amphetamines, but that would not be possible as a first positive for amphetamines is no suspension. A second positive is a 25-game suspension and a third positive is 80 games. [Stacy Long’s Riverwalk Talk]