Beckwith Perfect, Hale Near-Perfect, Gattis Homers Again, And Holland Stays Hot In Friday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

William Beckwith was perfect for Rome, with 3 singles and 2 walks in 5 plate appearances.

Christian Marrerro had a 3 hit, 3 RBI night, David Hale tossed 6 no-hit innings, Evan Gattis homered for the second straight night, William Beckwith reached in all 5 of his plate appearances, and AJ Holland continued his hot start to the season.

Gwinnett Braves 12, Durham Bulls 7

  • Luis Durango CF 1-4, BB, 2 RBI, .295 AVG
  • Jose Constanza LF 1-4, 3B, BB, .455 AVG
  • Drew Sutton 2B 1-3, 2 RBI, .208 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1-4, BB, .229 AVG
  • Christian Marrero 1B 3-4, 2B, BB, 3 RBI, SB (1), .360 AVG
  • Eric Junge 5 IP, 5 R, 2 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 4 K, W (1), 7.20 ERA
  • Buddy Carlyle 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K, 0.00 ERA

Christian Marrero had a 3 hit night that included a double, drove in 3 runs, and stole his first base of the season. He extended his hitting streak to 5 games, going 9-20 with 2 doubles, a homer, and 6 RBI in that span. Joey Terdoslavich extended his own hitting streak to 6 games, going 7-22 with a double, a homer, 5 walks, and 2 RBI in those games. Jose Constanza tripled for the third straight game. Buddy Carlyle was great in relief, striking out 4 over 3 scoreless innings, giving him 7 strikeouts in 8.2 scoreless innings over 3 appearances this season.

Yohan Flande will face the Bulls Saturday night.

Mississippi Braves 4, Montgomery Biscuits 0

  • Andrelton Simmons 3-4, 3B, SB (2), .429 AVG
  • Phil Gosselin 2B 1-3, BB, 2 SB (1, 2), .303 AVG
  • Ian Gac 1B 3-3 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, .375 AVG
  • David Hale 6 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 5 K, W (1), 7.04 ERA
  • Andrew Russell 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0.00 ERA
  • Ryan Bucther 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 6.23 ERA
  • Mark Lamm 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.93 ERA

David Hale tossed 6 no-hit innings and combined with Andrew Russell, Ryan Bucther, Mark Lamm for a 2 hit shutout. After allowing 6 earned runs in just 1.2 innings in his first start, Hale was nearly perfect in this one, striking out 5 Biscuits while picking up his first win of the season. Andrelton Simmons had a 3 hit day that included a triple and a stolen base, hopefully showing he's over the hip injury that hampered him at the end of Spring Training. Ian Gac rapped out a 3 hit day as well that included a double and a triple, and also drove in 3 runs.

Chris Masters gets the start in the series finale tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Potomac Nationals 11

  • Evan Gattis C 2-2, HR (2), 2 BB, 2 RBI, .455 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 3B 2-4, 2 2B, BB, RBI, E (1), .320 AVG
  • Ronan Pacheco 3 IP, 8 R, 6 ER, 3 H, 7 BB, 3 K, 7.71 ERA
  • Juan Jaime 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K, 0.00 ERA

Ronan Pacheco tossed 4 shutout innings in his first start of the year, but he didn't have any control in this one, walking 7 while allowing 8 runs, 6 earned, in just 3 innings. Evan Gattis extended his hitting streak to 6 games, homering for the second straight night. During the streak, he's gone 10-19 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, 4 walks, and 8 RBI. His defense is still a work in progress though, as he allowed his fourth passed ball in his fourth game behind the plate. Edward Salcedo reached base 3 times, with a pair of doubles and a walk.

JR Graham will start for the Hillcats on Saturday.

Rome Braves 9, Charelston River Dogs 4

  • Kyle Kubitza 3B 2-4, 2B, BB, RBI, .222 AVG
  • William Beckwith DH 3-3, 2 BB, RBI, .286 AVG
  • Brandon Drury 1B 1-2, 2B, BB, RBI, .080 AVG
  • Chase Larsson RF 1-2, 2B, 3 BB, 2 RBI, .286 AVG
  • Felix Marte CF 2-3, 4 RBI, E (1), .250 AVG
  • AJ Holland 6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 K, W (1), 0.71 ERA
  • Ryne Harper 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, SV (1), 2.45 ERA

William Beckwith was perfect at the plate, reaching on 3 singles and a pair of walks, adding an RBI for good measure. In his last 3 games, he's gone 5-10 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, and 4 RBI. Kyle Kubitza had a 2 hit day that included a double and also reached on a walk. In his last 4 games, he's gone 6-16 with a double, 2 homers, and 3 RBI. Chase Larsson walked 3 times and doubled, extending his hitting streak to 6 games. He's had exactly 1 hit in each game, going 6-19. Felix Marte had a pair of singles and a pair of sacrifice flies, driving in 4 runs. AJ Holland allowed only 2 runs, 1 earned, in 6 innings, and in 2 starts this year he's allowed just 1 earned run in 12.2 innings, striking out 8 and walking 5.

Carlos Perez will take the mound Saturday for the R-Braves.

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