Norfolk 8, Durham 6. Jeremy Cummings had his second poor outing in his last 3 starts. He was touched for 8 runs (7 earned) in 4.1 innings…Reid Brignac was 1-3 with 2 walks. He now has 6 walks (to 7 strikeouts) in his last 10 games. He only had 13 walks (to 48 Ks) in his first 55 games…Chris Richard hit his 14th home run a 3-run shot.
Montgomery 6, Mississippi 3. James Houser improved to 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA after striking out 7 in 5 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks…Ryan Reid picked up his 3rd save with 2 strikeouts in a scoreless 9th inning…Rhyne Hughes drove in 4 with a double and a home run in 3 at bats. The home run was his 6th.
St. Lucie 5, Vero Beach 2. Heath Rollins dropped to 3-6 after giving up 5 runs on 10 hits and 4 walks in 4 innings…Desmond Jennings and Matt Fields provided all the offense with solo home runs.
Columbus 5, Charleston 3. Jeremy Hall started and pitched 5 scoreless innings for his first win…Reid Fronk was 3-4 with 3 RBI including his 7th home run…Maiko Loyola was 1-3 with his 25th steal.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- The Rays signed the #1 overall pick, Tim Beckham to a minor league deal with a $6.15 million signing bonus. He will begin his pro career at rookie league affiliate Princeton where he will be paired with his older brother, Jeremy Beckham. The signing bunus exceeds the $5.6 million bonus David Price received a year ago. However, Price’s major league deal is worth at least $8.5 million. Beckham is not expected to make his debut until next week. [Fox Sports]
- The Columbus Catfish move to Bowling Green, Kentucky has been approved. [Ledger-Enquirer]