AAA: INT All-Stars 4, PLC All-Stars 2
Yesterday was the Triple-A All-Star Game and the good guys won! Red Wings SP Jason Wheeler had the honor of starting the game for the INT All-Stars (yay!), but also surrendered both of the PLC All-Stars runs on a two-run home run by DH Travis Taijeron (boo!). Red Wings SP Jose Berrios also pitched 1 inning in the game. He gave up one hit and had one strikeout.
2B Jorge Polanco played the entire game for the INT All-Stars and had a strong showing, going 2-for-3 with a double.
AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 11, Tennessee Smokies 1
The Lookouts had 14 hits in yesterday’s stomping of the Smokies, including three apiece by CF Zach Granite, 3B Niko Goodrum, and LF Ryan Walker. C Stuart Turner had the biggest hit of the night, however, with a three-run blast in the 3rd inning.
SP Kohl Stewart had a strong start, going 7 innings and giving up one earned runs on seven hits. He also had three strikeouts. RP Zack Jones pitched two perfect innings to close out the game.
High A: Tampa Yankees 8, Ft. Myers Miracle 3
After a lengthy rain delay this game got started, but the Miracle probably wish it hadn’t. Despite the lineup hitting five doubles in the game, Miracle SP Keaton Steele struggled and the Miracle fell to the damn Yankees.
Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 8, Lake County Captains 4
Recently-promoted Kenrels LF Jaylin Davis was definitely the star of this game, hitting a grand slam in the 5th inning that ended up being the difference maker in the game. Davis also hit a double and scored a run in the affair.
There must be something in the Twins’ system’s water, because the Krnels hit a bunch of doubles here too—five, to be exact. In addition to Davis, SS Jermaine Palacios, C Kevin Garcia, 2B Luis Arraez, and CF Casey Scoggins all hit for two.
SP Cody Stashak gave up two earned runs on six hits over 6 innings. He also struckout five. Not bad.
Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 8, Danville Braves 2
1B Lewin Diaz and 2B Travis Blankenhorn hit home runs as the baby Twins toppled the baby Braves in this baby 1991 game.
Baby Jack Morris SP Tyler Beardsley had a strong start for the baby Twins, pitching four shutout innings and striking out three.
3B Trey Cabbage stole his first base! I hope someone got him a cake.