Hefflinger Homers And Meneses Has A Big Day In Wednesday's Atlanta Braves Minor League Action

Robby Hefflinger leads the Carolina League in homers and total bases. - CB Wilkins

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

Robby Hefflinger homered to lead a Hillcats win and Joey Meneses had a big day in a Rome loss.

Gwinnett Braves - Off

The G-Braves begin a 4 game series at home against Toledo on Thursday, with Daniel Rodriguez scheduled to start for the Braves against Ramon Garcia for the Mudhens.

Mississippi Braves - Off

On Thursday the M-Braves will begin a 5 game series in Mobile, with Cody Martin scheduled to start the series opener for the Braves against Andrew Chafin for the Bay Bears.

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Wilmington Blue Rocks 1

  • Shawn McGill DH 2-5, RBI, .412 AVG
  • Robby Hefflinger LF 1-3, HR (11), RBI, BB, .290 AVG
  • David Rohm RF 1-3, BB, .316 AVG
  • Luis de la Cruz C 1-3, BB, .216 AVG
  • Matt Weaver 1B 1-3, 3B, .227 AVG
  • Ryan Weber 4 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 3.12 ERA
  • James Hoyt 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K, W (3), 3.68 ERA
  • John Cornely 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 4.15 ERA
  • Nate Hyatt 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 4.32 ERA

Robby Hefflinger hit his league leading 11th home run, and he leads the league with 94 total bases and is second in slugging percentage (.556) and OPS (.893) and third in RBI (30). After going 12-31 with 4 doubles and 5 RBI in 13 games with Mississippi, Shawn McGill has gone 7-17 with a double and 2 RBI in 5 games with Lynchburg. David Rohm has collected a hit in 9 of his last 10 games, but he's hitting .268 with a .644 OPS during that stretch. Still, he's doing well overall, hitting .316 with a .841 OPS, 15 doubles, 2 triples, a homer and 18 RBI in 152 at bats. Matt Weaver extended his hitting streak to 6 games, and he's gone 8-20 with a double, a triple, 5 RBI, and 2 walks during that stretch. Ryan Weber made his first start in over a month, tossing 6 scoreless relief innings in the interim, and he pitched well, allowing 1 run over 4 innings of work. James Hoyt allowed 10 earned runs in 8.1 innings of work over his last 3 appearances, but he picked up the win today by striking out 5 over 3 shutout innings. He's struck out 51 in 36.2 innings this season, good for a 12.5 K/9 rate. John Cornely has tossed 4 shutout innings in his last 3 appearances. Nate Hyatt has struck out 5 in 2 innings in his last 2 appearances, after allowing 7 earned runs and 5 walks in 1.2 innings in his previous 2 appearances.

Greg Ross will start against Blue Rocks lefty John Lamb tomorrow morning at 10:35 am.

Rome Braves 6, Augusta Greenjackets 12

  • Josh Elander LF 1-3, BB, .329 AVG
  • Chase Anselment DH 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, .267 AVG
  • Ronald Luna 3B 2-5, .246 AVG
  • Casey Kalenkosky 1B 1-3, 2B, SAC, .229 AVG
  • Joey Meneses RF 3-4, 3B, RBI, .276 AVG
  • Felix Marte CF 1-3, 2 RBI, SF, .277 AVG
  • Wes Parsons 3 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 12.00 ERA
  • Zach Jadofsky 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1.93 ERA

Josh Elander extended his hitting streak to 6 games, and he's gone 10-23 with 3 doubles, a triple, 8 RBI and a walk in that stretch. Joey Meneses had 3 hits today, and the 21 year old Mexican has gone 14-32 with a double, 2 triples, 2 RBI and a walk in his last 8 games after going 7-44 with 2 doubles, 4 RBI, and 4 walks in his first 13 games. In his last 5 games, Chase Anselment has gone 6-19 with 5 doubles, a RBI, and 2 walks. Felix Marte has gone 12-29 with a double, a triple, and 4 RBI in his last 8 games, good for a .414 batting average and a .931 OPS after hitting 229 with a .667 OPS in his first 27 games. Wes Parsons, a 20 year old righty the Braves signed last year as an undrafted free agent after he spent a year at Jackson State Community College in Tennessee, made his professional debut today, and it didn't go well, as he allowed 5 runs, 4 earned, in just 3 innings of work. Zach Jadofsky stranded an inherited runner and tossed a scoreless inning. The 22 year old righty has posted a 1.93 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in 23.1 innings over 15 appearances, picking up 2 saves.

Rome begins a 4 game series in Asheville on Thursday, with Patrick Scoggin scheduled to start the opener.

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