Gwinnett Braves 0, Rochester Red Wings 7
- Tyler Pastornicky 2B: 2-4
- Joey Terdoslavich 1B: 1-2, BB
- Todd Cunningham CF: 0-4, SB (9)
- Phil Gosselin SS: 0-4
- Christian Bethancourt C: 1-3
- Edward Salcedo 3B: 0-4
- Cody Martin: 6IP, 12H, 5ER, BB, 3K
- Wirfin Obispo IP, 2H, 2ER, BB, 0K
- Mitch Atkins IP, H, 0ER, BB, K
The G-Braves took a pounding in Western New York, getting shutout in game one of the series, 7-0. Cody Martin was roughed up on the mound getting banged around for 12 hits and five runs. There was not much to write home about on the offensive side of the ball either, aside from Tyler Pastornicky who had his second multi-hit performance in as many games. Christian Bethancourt and Joey Terdoslavich recorded the only two other hits with Terdoslavich also drawing a walk. Get 'um tomorrow.
Game 1 - Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0, Mississippi Braves 7 (F/7)
- Cedric Hunter LF: 2-3, 2B (10), R, SB (2)
- Seth Loman 1B: 0-2, BB, R
- Joe Leonard 3B: 1-2, BB, R
- Elmer Reyes SS: 1-3, R
- David Rohm RF: 2-3, 2B (9)
- Braeden Schlehuber C: 1-2, HR (3), R
- Jason Hursh: 7IP, 4H, 0ER, BB, K
Game 2 - Pensacola Blue Wahoos 0, Mississippi Braves 7 (F/7)
- Gustavo Nunez SS: 1-4, 2B (3), R
- Cedric Hunter LF: 1-4, 2B (11), R
- Kyle Kubitza 3B: 2-2, BB, 3R
- Elmer Reyes 2B: 2-3, R
- Barrett Kleinknecht 1B: 2-3, 2B (11)
- Aaron Northcraft: 5IP, 4H, 0ER, 2BB, 8K
- John Cornely: 2IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
Jason Hursh only needed 83 pitches to work through the Pensacola lineup in game 1. The first round pick from last season shut down the Blue Wahoos offense and gave up only four hits and a walk. The only negative take away from this game this he continue to have rather pedestrian strikeout numbers - only 34 in 58.2 innings of work. The Mississippi offense was balanced as seven of the nine regulars each scoring a run with Hursh the only one not to reach base. Braeden Schlehuber hit his third home run of the season, driving in four runs. Cedric Hunter and David Rohm each reached base twice, knocking their 10th and 9th doubles of the season, respectively.
In game two, the offense again got out to a hot start and shutout the Blue Wahoo offense yet again. Aaron Northcraft got the start, throwing five shutout innings, striking out eight, lowering his ERA to 2.45. A great 14 innings from the Mississippi staff Friday. The lineup was alive again, raking out 12 hits including three extra base hits. Kyle Kubitza scored three of the seven runs, reaching base all three times at the plate. Cedric Hunter tacked on another double, driving in two of the seven runs. David Rohm also drove in two runs on two singles.
Also, thanks to Tate Nations
for their wonderful photography, as seen above.
Lynchburg Hillcats - Suspended
Lynchburg's game verses Winston Salem was suspended in the 10th inning Friday due to rain. It will resume tomorrow.
Rome Braves 7, Savannah Sand Gnats 6
- Ross Wilson 2B: 3-4, BB, R
- Johan Camargo SS: 1-5, 2B (5)
- Victor Reyes RF: 0-5, R
- Victor Caratini C: 1-4
- Jacob Schrader 1B: 1-4, HR (6), R
- Carlos Franco 3B: 0-3, 2BB
- Connor Lien CF: 0-3, 2BB, R, SB (1)
- Blake Brown LF: 4-5, 3B (1), 2B (10), 2R
Despite another six run, three error, performance in the field, the offense came through late scoring four runs in the final three innings to take the win. Blake Brown came through late with a 2-run triple in the 9th, leaving him just a home run shy of the cycle, continuing his hot hitting from yesterday. Ross Wilson provided a spark at the top on the order collecting three hits and walking one. While he didn't collect any hits, Connor Lien walked twice, stole a base and scored one of the seven runs. Rome pitching continued to be rather awful, walking seven batters and only striking out two, giving up 13 hits. How Rome won allowing 20 base runners and committing three errors is beyond me (and so A-ball it hurts).