Gwinnett broke out the bats in game one, as three home runs carried the club to a 11-5 win. David Carpenter made the "start", throwing a perfect inning striking out all three batters he faced, doing so on 13 pitches (10 strikes). He should be on schedule to return to the club Wednesday. Edward Salecdo had himself a day, going deep, doubling, driving in four runs while scoring two. Ohh, and he also gunned a guy out at third from right field. Joey Terdoslavich and Mark Hamilton also went deep for the 5th and 7th time, respectively. Elmer Reyes continued his fine season at the plate, ripping a double and two singles.
In game two, Terdoslavich started where he left off, knocking his 6th home run of the season. Mark Hamilton again reached twice via walk, scoring one of Gwinnett's five runs. Unfortunately, the nine hits and six walks weren't enough, as the Charlotte offense scored two runs in the 10th off reliever Terry Doyle. Cody Martin didn't help himself out, allowing three home runs in seven innings. In an otherwise fine season, Martin struggled, allowing five runs on 10 hits. Gwinnett will wrap up their series tomorrow in Charlotte.
Greg Maddux Ross threw an absolute gem, only needing 102 pitches to work through the Huntsville offense. Ross was a recent promotion from Lynchburg where he pitched quite well, posting a 66:18 strikeout-to-walk in just under 80 innings. The 25-year-old is a bit old for the levels he's been at, but an impressive performance nonetheless. Kyle Wren wreaked havoc on offense in the two hole, knocking two singles and a double, stealing his first two bases at the double-A level. Barrett Kleinknecht smacked his third home run of the season, sparking a five run fourth inning which was more than enough on Monday night. Mycal Jones, now hitting at the bottom of the order, also had himself a three hit night.
Tyler Tewell's two home runs weren't enough for the Hillcats Monday, taking a 9-6 loss to Myrtle Beach. Kevin Ahrens knocked his 25th double of the season and is currently leading the Carolina League in that category (Will Skinner is second with 22). Wesley Parsons struggled Monday, giving up six runs over five innings of work. He clearly didn't have his best stuff, and was knocked around by the Pelican offense, also hitting two batters and tossing a wild pitch. Reliever Zach Jadofsky allowed two runs over his two innings, raising his ERA on the season to 5.08. Lucas Sims will take the mound tomorrow against the Carolina Mudcats.
#Hillcats pitcher Cody Scarpetta named Carolina League pitcher of the week. Threw 7 hitless innings in second consecutive combined no-hitter
Another Rome-esque performance, they allowed eight runs and committed three errors, falling to the Sand Gnats. Tyler Brosius allowed four earned over 4.1 innings, walking and striking out four. RIchir Tate was the only pitcher with a clean frame, throwing 1.2 scoreless. Connor Oliver made the most noise at the plate, reaching in three of his four plate appearances, which included two doubles. Leadoff man Keith Curico also doubled, the only other XBH on the night.
Another great offensive performance from Danville, this time scoring nine runs over nine innings. This years 9th round pick Jordan Edgerton continued his phenomenal start to his pro career. After his home run and double, he is now sporting a 1.154 OPS is his first 10 games. Every starter recorded a hit, with Edgerton and Fernleys Sanchez going for multi-hit games. Sanchez ripped two doubles, his second and third of the season. Five pitchers combined to throw allow only two runs. Andrew Waszak got the start, allowing the only two runs over the course of five innings. Danville is on fire right now.
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