Beckwith Homers Twice, Ayala Rehabs, And Simmons Gets Another Save In Friday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

William Beckwith hit a pair of homers tonight for Lynchburg. - CB Wilkins

A roundup of how all the Braves affiliates fared last night.

William Beckwith hit a pair of homers, Luis Ayala had a great rehab outing, Joey Terdoslavich stayed hot, and Carlos Perez and Shae Simmons continued their dominance out of the bullpen.

Gwinnett Braves 3, Scranton-Wilkes Barre Rail Riders

  • Joey Terdoslavich RF 2-3, HR (7), 3 RBI, BB, OF Assist, .348 AVG
  • Ernesto Mejia 1B 2-3, 2B, BB, .230 AVG
  • Mike Lee 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 H, 3 BB, 1 K, 5.40 ERA
  • Luis Ayala 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA

Jayson Heyward didn't play today due to soreness, but Luis Ayala made his second rehab appearance, striking out 2 in 2 scoreless innings. Mike Lee made his AAA debut, and allowed 13 baserunners in 5 innings, allowing 3 earned runs to score. Joey Terdoslavich hit his seventh homer of the season, and he's gone 9-23 with a double, 2 homers, 7 RBI, and a walk during his current 6 game hitting streak. Ernesto Mejia reached base 3 times tonight, going 2-3 with a double, snapping a 0-23 streak in the month of May. Paul Janish, who went 0-4 today, was activated from Atlanta's disabled list before the game and optioned to Gwinnett.

Omar Poveda will start on Saturday for the G-Braves against Chien-Ming Wang for the Rail Riders.

Mississippi Braves 8, Montgomery Biscuits 2

  • Dan Brewer LF 2-4, RBI, BB, 2 SB (8, 9), .271 AVG
  • Christian Bethancourt DH 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, .321 AVG
  • Tommy La Stella 2B 1-5, .350 AVG
  • Edward Salcedo 3B 1-5, .272 AVG
  • Christian Marrero 1B 2-4, BB, .286 AVG
  • Braeden Schlehuber C 1-3, HR (2), 2 RBI, BB, .231 AVG
  • Gus Schlosser 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K, W (4), 3.50 ERA
  • Ian Thomas 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K, 0.93 ERA
  • Pat Egan 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.42 ERA

Christian Bethancourt had 2 hits and drove in 3 runs, and he's gone 3-12 with 4 RBI in 3 games since coming off the disabled list. Dan Brewer has gone 6-13 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 walks, and 3 steals in his last 4 games. Tommy La Stella has gone 7-20 in 4 games with Mississippi, but only 2-10 in his last 2 games. Edward Salcedo has gone 10-27 with 3 doubles, 2 RBI, 4 walks, and 2 steals during his current 6 game hitting streak. Christian Marrero had a pair of hits to extend his own hitting streak to 7 games, and he's gone 10-27 with 4 doubles, a triple, a RBI, 7 walks, and 2 steals in that stretch. In his last 2 games, Braeden Schlehuber has gone 5-9 with a double, a homer, 4 RBI, and a walk. After allowing 11 earned runs in 10.1 innings in his first 3 starts, Gus Schlosser has only allowed 3 earned runs in 25.2 innings in his last 4 starts. In Thomas hasn't allowed a run in 7.1 innings over his last 5 appearances, striking out 16 in that span. Pat Egan hasn't allowed and earned run in 10 innings over his last 6 appearances, striking out 10 in that stretch.

M-Braves starter Aaron Northcraft will take on Victor Mateo tomorrow.

Lynchburg Hillcats 10, Carolina Mudcats 3

  • William Beckwith 1B 2-4, 2 HR (6, 7), 3 RBI, BB, .254 AVG
  • David Rohm DH 1-4, BB, .333 AVG
  • Will Skinner RF 2-4, HR (4), 2 RBI, .174 AVG
  • Elmer Reyes SS 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, SB (3), E (8), .276 AVG
  • Cory Brownsten C 1-3, .167 AVG
  • AJ Holland 5.2 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 1 K, W (3), 3.00 ERA
  • Wilson Rivera 2.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K, 2.20 ERA
  • John Cornely 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 6.14 ERA

William Beckwith clubbed out a pair of homers, and he's gone 6-20 with a double, 4 RBI, and 3 walks during his 5 game hitting streak. David Rohm has gone 7-20 with a double, a triple, a RBI, and 3 walks during his 5 game hitting streak. Will Skinner his his fourth homer of the year, and he's gone 7-21 with a double, 2 homers, 7 RBI and a walk in his last 7 games after going 5-48 in his first 16 games. Elmer Reyes hit his first homer of the season, and he's gone 3-6 in his last 2 games. Cory Brownsten went 1-3 today, snapping a 0-14 slump in his last 6 games. AJ Holland picked up his third win, allowing only 1 earned run in 5.2 innings. He's allowed 4 earned runs in 19.1 innings over his last 3 starts.

Jarrett Miller will start for the Hillcats on Saturday against Elvis Araujo for the Mudcats.

Rome Braves 3, Savannah Sand Gnats 2

  • Jose Peraza SS 2-4, 2 SB (8, 9), .255 AVG
  • Levi Hyams 2B 3-4, 2 RBI, .323 AVG
  • Tyler Tewell C 1-3, .284 AVG
  • Blake Brown CF 1-3, RBI, .164 AVG
  • Mauricio Cabrera 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 4 K, 3.19 ERA
  • Brandon Rhode 1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 3 K, 7.50 ERA
  • Carlos Perez 1.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, W (3), 1.84 ERA
  • Shae Simmons 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K, SV (11), 1.69 ERA

Jose Peraza broke out of a 0-13 slump in his last 4 games with a 2 hit night, adding in a pair of stolen bases. Levi Hyams had a 3 hit, 2 RBI day, and in his last 10 games, he's hitting .385 with a .945 OPS, a double, 2 triples, 7 RBI, and 4 steals. Mauricio Cabrera allowed 2 earned runs in 5.1 innings, but more worrisome is that he allowed 4 walks. He's given up 27 walks this season in 36.2 innings, while only striking out 21. Carlos Perez picked up his third win of the year, entering the game with the bases loaded, stranding all 3 runners en route to pitching 1.1 perfect innings. The 21 year old lefty, who was a top prospect before succumbing to a variety of injuries, hasn't allowed a run in 7.2 innings over his last 6 appearances, striking out 7 in that stretch. Shae Simmons picked up his Minor League leading 11th save, and the 22 year old righty hasn't allowed and earned run in 8 innings over his last 6 appearances, striking out 12 in that stretch.

Williams Perez will start tomorrow for Rome against Savannah.

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