Montgomery 9, Jacksonville 6. Jason Cromer allowed only 2 unearned runs in 6 innings…Rhyne Hughes (12), Gaby Martinez (19) and Rashad Eldridge (4) homered for the Biscuits.
Brevard Co. 6, Vero Beach 3 (13). Wade Townsend turned in maybe his best performance of the season, allowing only 1 run in 6 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 2 and threw a wild pitch…Ryan Owen allowed a 3-run, walk-off home run in the 13th…Ryan Royster was 0-5.
Columbus v Lake County (ppd wet field)
Princeton 3, Burlington 0. Tim Beckham was 2-4 with his first professional home run, a solo shot in the first inning off of a hanging curveball. He also stole his 4th base…Wait? Burt Reynolds is from the Domincan Republic? We did not see that one coming.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Ben Badler spoke to Tim Beckham about his first professional home run. [Baseball America]
“It felt great to get that first one off my chest,” Beckham said. “Finally. I mean, it took forever [34 games]. I was just worrying about squaring it up, making solid contact and hopefully it would fall somewhere, and it did.”
- Ben Badler also spoke with Princeton manager Joe Szekely about Tim Beckham…Interesting note abot Szekely: He was a coach for the Colorado Silver Bullets, a professional baseball team comprised of women in the late 90s. If we remember correctly some of the pitchers threw overhand and some threw underhand. [Baseball America]
First of all, he has all the tools: he can run, he’s got a good arm, he’s got good hands, he can hit, he can hit for power. He possesses all the tools that you need and then he’s got that desire, that want-to. He’s coachable, and that’s the biggest thing—he wants to learn. He asks questions all the time; he’s constantly wanting to get better and get better now. He wants to get everything now, and he realizes after he’s been here a while how much he’s learned in the short time he’s been here and how much more he needs to learn. It’s good because he didn’t come in here thinking that he had all the answers. He came in knowing that he had to learn and get better and iron things out, and he’s doing a great job. He’s made tremendous strides from the first day we saw him to now.
- Carlos Hernandez was named the FSL pitcher of the week. [MiLB]