Constanza Extends Streak To 18, Peraza Shines In Danville Debut, And Heffley Hits A Walkoff Single In Sunday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Jose Peraza had 3 hits and a steal in his debut with Danville.

Jose Constanza extended his hitting streak to 18 games, Jose Peraza had a sterling debut with Danville, Todd Cunningham and Joey Terdoslavich led an offensive explosion for Mississippi, and Ross Heffley hit a walkoff single for Rome.

Gwinnett Braves 2, Louisville Bats 3

  • Jose Constanza LF 1-4, RBI, OF Assist, .320 AVG
  • Luis Durango CF 2-4, .286 AVG
  • Ernesto Mejia 1B 3-3, 2B, HR (19), RBI, BB, .306 AVG
  • Jose Lugo 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 5.02 ERA

Jose Constanza extended his hitting streak to 18 games, making him 32-80 during the streak. Luis Durango had a pair of singles, and over his last 10 games he's hitting .375 with a .857 OPS. Ernesto Mejia had a perfect day at the plate and homered for the second straight day, making him 5-8 with 2 doubles and 2 homers in his last 2 games. Jose Lugo took the hard luck loss, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings while striking out 8. In his last 2 starts, Lugo has struck out 15 and allowed 4 earned runs over 13.2 innings.

Gwinnett will begin a series against the Indianapolis Indians tomorrow, with Eric Junge scheduled to start.

Mississippi Braves 15, Chattanooga Lookouts 5

  • Todd Cunningham CF 3-5, RBI, .315 AVG
  • Phil Gosselin 2B 3-5, 2B, HR (1), 3 RBI, .253 AVG
  • Joey Terdoslavich 1B 2-5, 3B, HR (2), 2 RBI, .286 AVG
  • Tim Smith LF 2-4, RBI, BB, .313 AVG
  • Christian Marrero RF 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, BB, HBP, .333 AVG
  • Matt Kennelly C 3-5, 3B, 3 RBI, .240 AVG
  • Gary Moran 6.2 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 3 BB, 5 K, W (3), 3.15 ERA
  • Chris Jones 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 4.10 ERA

Todd Cunningham had a 3 single day, and over his last 4 games he's gone 8-18 with a triple. Phil Gosselin hit his first homer of the year, which was just his ninth in 996 career at bats. Joey Terdoslavich tripled and homered, and he has 14 extra base hits in 126 at bats with Mississippi after having just 8 extra base hits in 194 at bats wtih Gwinnett. Tim Smith reached base 3 times tonight, and in his last 6 games he's gone 7-20 with a double, a RBI, and 2 walks. Christian Marrero had a 3 run double, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in his first game with the M-Braves. Matt Kennelly had 3 hits, including hist first triple of the year, and he's hitting .400 with a .979 OPS in 20 at bats in July. Gary Moran picked up his third win of the year with a quality start, and over his last 5 starts he has a 2.70 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 33.1 innings.

Zeke Spruill will face the Lookouts tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hilltcats - Off

Rome Braves 6, Asheville Tourists 5, 11 innings

  • Tony Mueller CF 2-6, .262 AVG
  • Ross Heffley 2B 3-6, 2B, RBI, .291 AVG
  • Robby Hefflinger LF 2-4, RBI, BB, OF Assist, .295 AVG
  • William Beckwith 1B 3-4, BB, SB (9), .301 AVG
  • Elmer Reyes SS 3-5, 2B, RBI, .269 AVG
  • David Starn 4.1 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 7.56 ERA
  • Ian Thomas 3.1 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 3.04 ERA
  • David Peterson 2.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K, 2.53 ERA
  • Ronan Pacheco 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, W (1), 0.84 ERA

Ross Heffley singled in Elmer Reyes in the bottom of the 11th to give Rome the walkoff win. It was part of a 3 hit day for Heffley that made him 5-10 with a double and a triple over his last 2 games. Robby Hefflinger had a pair of hits, extending his hitting streak to 6 games. During that span, he's gone 12-20 with 2 doubles, a homer, 6 RBI, and 3 walks. After going just 1-11 in his last 4 games, William Beckwith had a 3 hit day today. Elmer Reyes had a 3 hit day, and during the month of July he's hitting .400 with a 1.032 OPS, 4 doubles, a triple, and 6 RBI in 35 at bats. David Starn made the first start of his professional career, and had a rough go of it, allowing 5 earned runs in 4.1 innings. Ian Thomas struck out 3 over 3.1 scoreless innings, and in his last 6 appearances, he's struck out 17 and allowed 2 earned runs in 13.2 innings. Ronan Pacheco picked up his first win of the year, and in 10.2 innings over 7 appearances with Rome, he's allowed just 1 earned run and struck out 8.

Greg Ross will face Asheville tomorrow.

Danville Braves 14, Pulaski Mariners 7

  • Jose Peraza SS 3-5, 2 RBI, SB (1), E (1), .600 AVG
  • Levi Hyams 2B 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, .220 AVG
  • Edison Sanchez LF 2-5, 2B, .289 AVG
  • Nick DeSantiago C 3-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, .313 AVG
  • Ernesto Silva 4 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 3.72 ERA
  • Mike Hashem 2.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K, W (2), 2.79 ERA
  • Bryam Garcia 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 0.00 ERA

After hitting .318 with a .772 OPS, 3 doubles, 3 triples, 10 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 85 at bats in the GCL, Jose Peraza was promoted to Danville today, and he had a stellar debut, rapping out 3 singles, driving in 2 runs, and stealing a base. Levi Hyams had 2 hits and 3 RBI, snapping a 0-9 skid over his last 3 games. Edison Sanchez had a pair of hits, and over his last 3 games he's gone 6-13 with a double, a triple, and 2 RBI. Nick DeSantiago had a perfect day at the plate, rapping out 3 hits and taking 2 walks. In 32 at bats with Danville, he's hitting .313 with a .919 OPS, much better than the .173 average and .482 OPS he put up in 81 at bats with Rome this year. Ernesto Silva had a poor start, allowing 5 earned runs over just 4 innings, and in his last 2 starts he's allowed 8 earned runs in 10 innings. Mike Hashem picked up his second win of the year, and he hasn't allowed an earned run in 8.1 innings over his last 6 appearances. Bryam Garcia hasn't allowed an earned run in 7.2 innings over 5 appearances with Danville, striking out 11.

Mauricio Cabrera will start against the Mariners tomorrow.

GCL Braves - Off

DSL NL All-Stars 3, DSL AL All-Stars 6

  • Victory Reyes PH-DH 0-1
  • Ramon Sauceda 0.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K

The DSL Braves had 2 representatives in the All-Star game, 17 year old Venezuelan outfielder Victor Reyes and 19 year old Mexican right hander Ramon Sauceda. Reyes grounded out in his lone at bat in the ninth inning, and Sauceda allowed a single and recorded 2 outs in the ninth. Reyes is hitting .287 with a .716 OPS, 2 doubles, 16 RBI, and 8 steals in 94 at bats and Sauceda has a 3.26 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 19.1 innings.

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