Sunday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Josh Elander is hitting .410 during his 9 game hitting streak. - CB Wilkins

Josh Elander and Tyler Pastornicky extended their hitting streaks, Ryan Weber and Frank Lafreniere picked up their second wins, and Shae Simmons picked up his fifth save in his fifth opportunity.

Gwinnett Braves 1, Norfolk Tides 2

  • Tyler Pastornicky 2B 2-4, E (1), .400 AVG
  • Alden Carrithers 3B 1-2, BB, .438 AVG
  • Yohan Flande 4.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 5.79 ERA

Tyler Pastornicky had 2 of the G-Braves' 3 hits, giving him 5 straight multi-hit games. During his 6 game hitting streak, he's gone 12-27 with 3 doubles, a homer, and 4 RBI. Alden Carrithers extended his hitting streak to 5 games, and he's gone 7-16 with a triple and 2 walks in that stretch. Yohan Flande was a bit wild, walking 3, but still solid, allowing 1 run over 4.1 innings.

The G-Braves and Tides move their series to Gwinnett on Monday, where Daniel Rodriguez will take the mound against Zack Clark.

Mississippi Braves 1, Birmingham Barons 4

  • Kyle Russell LF 1-4, RBI, .267 AVG
  • Jose Martinez DH 2-4, 2B, .387 AVG
  • Barrett Kleinknecht 1B 1-3, 2B, .133 AVG
  • Gary Moran 4.1 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 4.82 ERA
  • Cody Martin 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 5.87 ERA

During his 4 game hitting streak, Kyle Russell has gone 4-14 with a homer, 2 RBI, and 2 walks. In his last 2 games, Jose Martinez has gone 3-8 with a double and a RBI. After going 0-10 in his first 4 games, Barrett Kleinknecht has gone 2-5 with a double in his last 2 games. Gary Moran allowed 3 earned runs in just 4.1 innings of work, giving up 3 walks. Cody Martin made his longest appearance of the year, going 3.2 innings after going 4 innings combined in his first 3 appearances. In his last 3 appearances, he's allowed 5 earned runs in 7 innings of work, walking 4 and striking out 8.

Mississippi begins a 5 game series against the Jackson Generals on Monday, with righty Aaron Northcraft set to take on Mariners top prospect Taijuan Walker.

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Potomac Nationals 4

  • William Beckwith DH 2-3, RBI, SB (1), .265 AVG
  • Kyle Kubitza 3B 1-3, RBI, .314 AVG
  • David Rohm RF 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SB (1), .400 AVG
  • Matt Weaver 1B 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SB (1), .294 AVG
  • Luis de la Cruz C 2-4, RBI, .333 AVG
  • Ryan Weber 5.1 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 6 K, W (2), 4.35 ERA
  • James Hoyt 2.2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 3.68 ERA
  • Nathan Hyatt 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K, SV (2), 2.25 ERA

David Rohm had a pair of hits, including a double, drove in a run, took a walk, and stole a base. During his 4 game hitting streak, he's gone 6-13 with 2 doubles, a homer, 3 RBI, and 3 walks. William Beckwith is 3-8 with 2 RBI and a steal in his last 2 games. In his last 2 games, Matt Weaver has gone 2-6 with a double, a RBI, and 2 walks. Ryan Weber picked up his second win in as many starts, striking out 6 while walking none, though he was touched up for 4 runs, 3 earned, in 5.1 innings of work. James Hoyt struck out 5 in 2.2 scoreless innings of relief, and he has 10 strikeouts in 7.1 innings over 3 appearances this season. Nathan Hyatt struck out the side in the 9th to pick up his second save, and in his last 3 appearances, he has 5 strikeouts in 3 shutout innings.

The Hillcats head to Frederick on Monday, with David Peterson scheduled to start for the Cats against Eduardo Rodriguez for the Keys.

Rome Braves 2, Savannahh Sand Gnats 1

  • Josh Elander DH 1-4, 2 RBI, .364 AVG
  • Edison Sanchez LF 1-4, .296 AVG
  • Eric Garcia 2B 1-3, .286 AVG
  • Frank Lafreniere 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K, W (2), 3.18 ERA
  • Greg Ross 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 0.90 ERA
  • Shae Simmons 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, SV (5), 1.80 ERA

Josh Elander drove in both of Rome's runs with a 6th inning single that extended his hitting streak to 9 games. The 22 year old has gone 16-39 with 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, 8 RBI, and 2 steals in that span, posting a .410/.410/.590/1.000 slash line. Edison Sanchez has gone 7-16 with a double, a homer, 4 RBI, and a walk during his 4 game hitting streak. After allowing 5 runs, 3 earned, in 5.1 innings in his first start, Frank Lafreniere allowed just 1 run in 5 innings today, picking up his second win of the year. Greg Ross tossed 3 scoreless inning in relief, and he has struck out 8 while walking 1 and allowing 9 hits and 1 earned run in 10 innings over 3 appearances this season. Shae Simmons picked up his fifth save in his fifth appearance, and he leads the league in saves.

The R-Braves begin a 3 game series in Charelston against the River Dogs on Monday, with Rafael Briceno scheduled to start the opener.

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