Durham 6, Charlotte 2 (gm 1). Chris Mason was knocked out with 2 outs in the 4th inning after allowing 5 hits and 2 walks which led to 2 runs…Juan Salas picked up the win after getting the next 4 outs…Grant Balfour retired the last 5 batters for his 7th save…Reid Brignac was 3-3 with his 14th double and 4th home run…Joel Guzman and Chris Richard added home runs.
Durham 3, Charlotte 1 (gm 1). Jeff NIemann was limited to 58 pitches, but only allowed 1 unearned run in 4 innings, on 4 hits and no walks. He struck out 4…Reid Brignac hit his 2nd home run of the double header, his 5th on the year…Fernando Perez and Dan Johnson added 2 hits apiece…
Montgomery 4, Mobile 1. Jake McGee had his most dominating performance of ’08, striking out 9 in 7 shutout innings. He allowed only 3 hits and 2 walks…Gabby Martinez was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI.
Vero Beach 10, Tampa 6. Matt Walker picked up his 1st win of the season, holding the Yankees to 3 runs on 5 hits in 5.1 innings…Neal Frontz pitched the final 2 innings for his 8th save….The D-Rays had 17 hits, with 7 players collecting at least 2….JT Hall was 3-5 with a double and his 3rd home run. He drove in 2 and is now hitting .324…Ryan Royster was 2-3 with 2 walks, ad he drove in 2…Willy Aybar played second base and went 2-5.
Columbus 2, Hickory 1. Brian Flores made his 6th start and improved to 4-1 with 6 shutout innings in which he allowed only 1 5th inning single and 2 walks. He struck out 2…. struck out the side in the 9th for his 2nd save…Austin Hinkle struck out the side in the 9th for his 2nd save…Mike McCormick went 2-4 with his 7th double…Greg Sexton had his 15th double and drove in one of the runs.
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