Louisville 5, Durham 2 (series tied 1-1). Mitch Talbot worked just 3 innings, and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 3…The first two batters of the game for the Bulls would score. The first on a Joe Dillon single and the second on a Matt Joyce double-play ground ball. But that would be all the scoring for Durham.
Charlotte 3, Ft. Myers 2 (Charlotte wins series 2-1 ). David Newmann struck out 10 batters in 6 innings, giving up just 1 run on 4 hits and a walk to help the Stone Crabs advance to the FSL championship series…Mike McCormick’s 2-out, 2-run single in the 2nd gave the Stone Crabs an early 2-0 lead they would never relinquish.
Notes from Down on the Farm…
- Triangle Offense has the game 2 recap…Also, due to all of the promotions to the Rays and the season-ending injury to Carlos Hernandez, games 4 and 5 (if necessary) will be started by Rayner Oliveros and Paul Phillips. [Triangle Offense]
- Charlotte will face the Tampa Yankees in the FSL Championship Series starting Friday night in a best-of-5 series. Games 3-5 (if necessary) will be held in Port Charlotte beginning on Sunday.
- Jeremy Hall who went 14-7 with a 3.62 ERA for Charlotte this season, overcame a horrific eye injury and several surgeries his senior year of college. Really, don’t read this story if you just ate. [Charlotte Sun]