Durham 14, Toledo 4. Jeff Niemann made his second start since missing time with his latest arm/back ailment. He was pulled after 49 pitches, with 1 out in the 4th after allowing 1 run on 1 hit and 2 walks. He struck out 3…Reid Brignac was 1-4 with 3 RBI while Jeff Bannon was 3-5 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI. He now has 4 on the season…Chris Richard was 4-5 with 2 RBI.
Montgomery 11, Mississippi 10 (10inn). Wade Townsend got the start, but was bounced after allowing 7 runs in 3.1 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 4…Rhyne Hughes was 2-5 with his 5th home run, the game-winner in the 10th…Gabby Martinez was 2-5 and drove in 3.
Vero Beach 3, St. Lucie 2. Jeremy Hellickson did allow 2 runs in 6 innings, but continued his dominance with 9 strike outs and no walks. He was touched for 2 home runs…Ryan Reid picked up his 6th save. He now has 35 Ks in 21.2 innings with only 7 hits and 2 walks…JT Hall was 2-4 with an RBI.
Hickory 7, Columbus 6. Josh Johnson dropped to 1-4 after allowing 7 runs in 3 innings…Austin Hinkle struck out 5 in 3 innings of scoreless relief…Greg Sexton was 3-4 with a double while Reid Fronk was 2-4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI. He has 3 home runs on the year…Emeel Salem was removed after singling in 1 at bat. No word yet on any potential injury.
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