Memphis 4, New Orleans 1
Nick Martini had another big night going 3-4 with a double and a triple. His average with Memphis is now at .322 through 47 games. Harrison Bader also had a good night at the plate going 2-3 with a double. His average is now at an even .300 on the year. Aledmys Diaz went 1-4 playing short and hitting in the three spot.
Memphis reliever Kevin Herget got the spot start and went three innings giving up one run. The next three relievers Trey Nielsen, Miguel Socolovich, and Mark Montgomery kept New Orleans scoreless en route to the win. Nielsen now sports a sterling 1.69 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 14 games out of the Memphis ‘pen.
Springfield 1, Frisco 4
The Springfield offense struggled to muster much against Frisco’s Collin Wiles on Monday night. They only managed two hits off of him while being held scoreless through seven innings. Bruce Caldwell was 2-2 with a walk. Magneuris Sierra went 1-4 and drove in the only Springfield run in the top of the eighth.
Springfield starter Chris Ellis fell to 0-4 with Springfield after lasting just 3.2 innings. He gave up two earned on six hits and two walks. The righty acquired in the Jamie Garcia deal with Atlanta is now 2-7 with a 6.60 ERA combined between Memphis and Springfield.
Palm Beach 8, Charlotte 4
The Palm Beach offense was certainly clicking Monday night as every starter besides Austin Wilson had a hit. Thomas Spitz, Daren Seferina, Danny Diekroeger, Andy Young, Blake Drake and Luke Dykstra all had multiple hit nights. Drake raised his season average at Palm Beach to .275 and also hit his third home run. In addition to their multiple hit efforts, Seferina and Young also had multiple RBI’s combing for five of the total eight.
Palm Beach starter Connor Jones improved to 6-4 after going 5.2 innings. He gave up three runs on five hits, three walks, and struck out four. Chandler Hawkins recorded his first hold with Palm Beach after throwing 2.1 scoreless innings and striking out three. Ramon Santos capped off the game giving up one earned in his lone inning. Hawkins and Santos both have ERA’s under 3.00 with Palm Beach.
Peoria 4, Kane County 5
The Peoria offense struggled Monday night going 5-32 overall. Juan Yepez was 1-4 and lead the way with two RBI’s. Nick Plummer, Dylan Carlson, Brian O’Keefe, and Vince Jackson all had hits as well.
Peoria starter Evan Kruczynski suffered his first loss of the season going 3.2 innings and giving up four earned. He allowed seven hits including a homer, but did not walk a batter. Max Almonte and Yeison Medina each threw a scoreless inning in relief.
Batavia 5, State College 4
Evan Mendoza, Ricardo Bautista, and Edwin Figuera each had a big night with two hit games. Mendoza raised his season average to .333 while Figuera’s now sits at .345. Only Bautista and Matt Davis were able to reach on extra-base hits.
State College starter Paul Balestrieri threw three shutout innings giving up only one hit and two walks. The bullpen faltered behind him though giving up five earned throughout their six innings. Robbie Gordon was tagged with his first blown save and loss after giving up one earned during a two run seventh. He did give up just two hits and one free pass while striking out four.
Pulaski 7, Johnson City 1
Monday night was a struggle offensively for Johnson City. They managed just six hits and one run on the night. 2016 first round pick Delvin Perez was a bright spot however, as he went 1-2 with a triple, walk, and the lone RBI. Video of his triple is below courtesy of a tweet by Neill Murphy.
Delvin Perez hitting a triple tonight for Johnson City. pic.twitter.com/GA3OuL4xwb
— neill murphy (@tenncardfan) July 4, 2017
Jacob Schlesener started and had a pretty decent outing in his second start of the season. He lasted five innings, giving up two earned on two hits, but four walks. Schlesener struck out a season high of nine, but did see his ERA “balloon” to 1.54. His two previous outings on the young season were scoreless. Paul Salazar struggled in relief, giving up four earned on two hits including a home run, and two walks.
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