Durham 9, Toledo 5 (Durham leads 2-0). The Bulls scored 5 in the first 2 innings, and eventually had a 9-2 lead after 6 innings. Justin Ruggiano backed up his 2 home run performance in game 1 with a 3-3 night, reaching base 5 times and 2 RBI. Ellliot Johnson homered for the second straight game. Jeff Niemann struck out 7 in 5 innings, and managed to only allow 2 runs despite giving up 5 hits and 4 walks. Shawn Bleepin’ Camp and Brian Shackelford combined to get the last 7 outs without allowing a baserunner.
Montgomery 6, Mississippi 5 (Montgomery leads 1-0). Reid Brignac’s 2-out single in the top of the 9th broke a 5-5 tie and gave the Biscuits the early lead in their first-round series. Tim Corcoran gave up a 1-out double in the bottom of the 9th but struck out the side to pick up the save. Bragnac got the Biscuits started with a 2-run double in the top of the first as Montgomery jumped out to a 3-0 lead. John Jasowas 1-5 and drove in 2 runs. Wade Davis struck out 6 in 4 innings, but was touched for 5 runs.
Vermont 12, Hudson Valley 7. Catcher Mike McCormick hit his 8th home run and drove in 3, but the ‘Gades bullpen allowed 5 runs in the top of the 9th.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Sergio Pedroza and Jake McGee were named to the FSL post-season all-star team. Pedroza, who was acquired along with Joel Guzman from the Dodgers for Julio Lugo has been promoted to Montgomery and placed on their playoff roster. [Vero Beach Rays]