The Baby Birds were 4-3 at the time of publication. Springfield, State College, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards all won. Memphis (game 1 ), Palm Beach, and Peoria lost on Friday.
Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score:
Memphis falls to Reno 5-2 in game 1 of a double-header. Kolten Wong hit his 9th home run with 2 outs in the ninth. Travis Tartamella had 2 hits and Chad Huffman tripled and scored a run. This game was the completion of Thursday’s suspended game so starter Boone Whiting gets credit for 1/3 of an inning. Scott McGregor started the game when play resumed Friday and allowed 5 run on 7 hits over 5 2/3 innings. Victor Marte finished it out with 2 scoreless innings.
Player of the Game: Kolten Wong
The Memphis Redbirds were playing game 2 of the double-header when this article was published. Check back in the morning for an update.
Springfield beat Midland 2-1 with a walk off. Stephen Piscotty led the way offensively with 3 hits. Casey Rasmus had a single in the 9th that scored a run to win the game for the Cardinals. Zach Petrick was solid but inefficient. Over 6 innings, Petrick allowed 4 hits, a run, 3 walks, and he struck out 7. Zach Russell was impressive, striking out 5 over 3 scoreless innings. Heath Wyatt gets his third win with a scoreless 1/3 of an inning.
Player of the Game: Casey Rasmus
Palm Beach snaps their 8 game winning streak with a walk off loss on Friday. Jonathan Rodriguez had a double, RBI, and a runs scored. Jacob Wilson also scored a run. Marco Gonzales made his second start for Palm Beach and allowed 2 runs over 4 innings and struck out 4. Ronnie Shaban picked up his 5th loss while allowing the walk off in the ninth.
Player of the Game: Jonathan Rodriguez
Peoria fell to Wisconsin 4-2 on Friday. The Chiefs only manage three hits, Jeremy Schaffer‘s 10th home run, a triple by Charlie Tilson, and a single and an RBI by Juan Herrera. Brad Watson allowed 9 hits, 4 runs, 1 walk, and he struck out 8 picking up his 5th loss. Brady Adamek and Samuel Tuivailala combined for 3 scoreless innings.
Player of the Game: Jeremy Schaffer
State College defeated Brooklyn 4-1 on Friday. Jimmy Bosco and Mason Katz each had 2 hits and an RBI. Katz had 2 doubles on the night. Brett Wiley and Alex De Leon drove in the other two Spikes’ runs. Kevin Herget only went an inning and allowed a hit. Not sure if he came out due to injury. Mitch Harris picked up his 3rd win with 4 scoreless innings. Harris’ ERA is down to 0.37 on the season. Jacob Booden picked up his second save with 2 scoreless innings.
Player of the Game: Mitch Harris
Johnson City won 2-1 with a run in the bottom of the 12th. Rowan Wick had 2 hits including his 5th home run in the 9th inning to push the game to extra innings. Vaughn Bryan had a double out of the 2 spot in the lineup as Jhohan Acevedo took over the lead off spot on Friday. Blake McKnight was solid in his start, allowing 4 hits, 1 run, and striking out 7 over 6 2/3 innings. Zach Loraine and Fernando Baez combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings and 7 strikeouts. Norge Paredes picked up his second win with a scoreless 12th.
Player of the Game: Rowan Wick
The GCL Cards beat the GCL Marlins 9-2 on Friday. Carlos Torres had 3 hits, a run scored, and an RBI. Jose Godoy had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Ricardo Bautista, Malik Collymore, Leobaldo Pina, and Luis Cruz each had 2 hits as well. Juan Perez threw 4 scoreless innings in the start. Jay Voss picked up his first win with a scoreless 5th.
Player of the Game: Jose Godoy
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