Durham 4, Toledo 1. James Houser improved to 3-1 after holding Toledo to 1 run in 6.2 innings…Justin Ruggiano was 2-4 with an RBI and 2 Ks.
Birmingham 6, Montgomery 0. Ryan Morse gave up 6 runs in 3 innings…Chris Mason pitched 3 shutout innings of relief in his first appearance back in Montgomery…Montgomery managed only 3 hits.
Daytona 6, Charlotte 1. Darin Downs pitched 6 shutout innings, striking out 8 and walking 2…Cody Cipriano was 2-4 with a double and is now hitting .331.
Bowling Green 5, Asheville 4. Nick Barnese, part of the Rays next wave of pitching prospects, made his 2009 debut, striking out 7 and walking none in 5 innings. He allowed 1 run in 5 innings…Tim Beckham was 1-3 with a double and a walk. He also committed his 16 error.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Tommy Rafferty was promoted to Charlotte to make room for Nick Barnese. [Biscuit Crumbs]