Norfolk 8, Durham 2. Jeff Niemann dropped to 6-3 despite striking out 7 in 6 innings. He allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and 3 walks…Fernando Perez finished 2-3 with a walk and stole his 27th base…Joel Guzman was 0-4 with a strikeout.
Montgomery 4, West Tenn 3. The Biscuits scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th on a wild pitch…Jeremy Hellickson was strong but did not factor in the decision. He allowed only 1 run in 6 innings on 5 hits. He struck out 5 and walked 1. The 1 run scored on a 4th inning solo home run.
Vero Beach 5, Fort Myers 2. In just his 3rd start, Chuck Tiffany picked up his first win, going 5 innings and allowing 2 runs. He did walk 4 with only 1 strikeout…Cesar Suarez finished 2-4 and stole his 14th base.
Columbus 7, Kannapolis 5. Reid Fronk’s first hit of the night, was his 9th home run of the season and ended the game in walk-off fashion with 1 on and 1 out in a tie game in the bottom of the 9th…Jesse Darcy gave up 4 runs in 5.2 innings. He struck out 5 and walked none…Quinn Stewart was 3-4 with a double and he drove in 2. He is hitting .307.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- David Price was named the Southern League’s pitcher-of-the-week. [Biscuits' Batter]
- Desmond Jennings will have shoulder surgery and will be out for the rest of the year. Jennings has played only 24 games this season and in three years as a pro has yet to play 100 games in a season. [Rays Report]