Gwinnett - Rained Out
Mississippi 2, Mobile 3
- D. Linares 3B 2-3, 2B, BB, .267 AVG
- J. Sucre 2-4, E (1), .240 AVG
- G. Dickey RF 2-4, 2B, OF Assist, .200 AVG
- M. Lemon LF 2-4, .316 AVG
- P. Clemens 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 2.70 ERA
- L. Avilan 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 1.42 ERA
Paul Clemens allowed a lot of baserunners, with 7 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings, but he managed to limit the damage, allowing just 2 runs, giving him anohter solid start. Lefty Luis Avilan was good in relief again. He's made a quick rise in the system. Donell Linares rapped out a pair of hits, making him 5-10 in his last 3 games. Gavin Dickey also had a pair of hits and threw a runner out at first to complete a double play.
JJ Hoover will pitch for Mississippi on Saturday.
Lynchburg 2, Myrtle Beach 7
- J. Leonard 3B 1-4, RBI, .227 AVG
- A. Milligan RF 1-3, HR (1), RBI, .250 AVG
- A. Vizcaino 5 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 2.70 ERA
- C. Masters 2.2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA
Arodys Vizcaino had a pretty nice start, allowing just 1 earned run and 2 unearned runs caused by an Andrelton Simmons error. Chris Masters was effective in relief, with 2.2 scoreless innings, giving him 5.1 scoreless on the season. Australian Andrew Russell made his professional debut and the soon to be 27 year old did not fare well, allowing 2 earned runs, and another 2 unearned, while recording only 1 out. Adam Milligan hit his first homer of the season, upping his slugging percentage to .625 in 4 games. This game also marked the return of manager Luis Salazar, who lost his left eye during Spring Training after being struck by a Brian McCann line drive foul.
Zeke Spruill will take the hill Saturday for the second game of the series.
Rome 8, Charleston 9
- M. Lipka DH 3-6, SB (3), .237 AVG
- D. Rohm RF 2-5, HR (1), 3 RBI, .289 AVG
- E. Salcedo 3B 4-5, 2B, HR (1), 4 RBI, E (4), .389 AVG
- R. Pacheco 4.1 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 0 K, 0.96 ERA
Reliever Wes Alsup allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, in the bottom of the 9th, which lead to a 10 inning loss for the R-Braves. Edward Salcedo continued his torrid hitting, rapping out a double and his first homer of the season. During his 4 game hitting streak he's 8-19 with a double, a triple, a homer, 6 RBI and 2 stolen bases. David Rohm also knocked out a homer, also his first of the year. Matt Lipka struggled the first week of the season, but he has 5 hits in his last 15 at bats. Ronan Pacheco didn't last long in this one, reaching his pitch count before he could finish the 5th, but he was effective again, allowing just 1 earned run.
Righty David Filak will take the mound for Rome in Charleston Saturday night.