Lehigh Valley won 8-5 over Syracuse. Chad Billingsley threw 73 pitches (44 (strikes) in an effective start. He allowed 2 hits and 2 walks while recording 3 strike outs in 5.0 innings of shut out ball. Jason Berken got the win after blowing the save opportunity. After the Chiefs tied the game in the top of the seventh inning, the IronPigs exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the frame. Miguel Franco went 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIs in the seventh.
Reading beat New Hampshire, 4-1. Anthony Vasquez pitched five shut out innings allowing 3 hits and a walk while striking out four. Ryan O’Sullivan allowed a solo home run in 3 innings of relief, and Stephen Shackleford recorded the save. Matt Boyd held the Fightin’s scoreless through 5.0 innings. He left trailing 1-0 having allowed 1 hit, 2 walks, and an unearned run. He had struck out nine. With Boyd out of the game, Reading’s offense came alive. Roman Quinn went 2-3 with a double, 2 walks, and an RBI. Carlos Alonso had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. Cam Perkins contributed 2 hits. Thirteen Phils struck out – Brian Pointer and Art Charles, three each. Quinn picked up his 4th stolen base.
Clearwater came from behind in the top of the ninth to beat Jupiter, 7-4. David Whitehead battled through 6 innings allowing only a single run on 7 hits. The Hammerheads stretched their lead to 4 runs by the ninth inning. The Threshers amassed 13 hits and came alive with 7 runs in the ninth to steal the win. Zach Green’s single scored Andrew Pullin with the go-ahead run. Aaron Brown’s 2-run double plated the final 2 runs. Domonic Brown played all nine innings and his deflected single up the middle figured into the scoring. Pullin went 3 for 5 (.421). Andrew Knapp, Aaron Brown, and Brodie Greene chipped in with 2 hits apiece. Dylan Cozens pinch hit for Greene and added a sacrifice fly. Edubray Ramos got the win. Ulises Joaquin got his second save.
Lakewood lost 7-2 to Greensboro. Ricardo Pinto scattered 9 hits over 7.0 innings, He allowed 2 runs and struck out 10. Calvin Rayburn pitched 1.1 innings of hitless ball but gave up 4 runs (3 earned). Jesen Therrien mopped up allowing 2 inherited runners to score. Carlos Tocci picked up 2 more hits in 4 AB (.407). Tim Zier added 2 in 3 AB (.385).
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