Mississippi Braves 2, Mobile BayBears 3
- Mycal Jones, CF: 0-3, K
- Christian Bethancourt, C: 2-4, R, K
- Tommy La Stella, 2B: 2-3, BB
- Edward Salcedo, 3B: 2-4, R, 2B, SB, CS, E (throw)
- Jose Martinez, RF: 0-3, 2 RBI
- Jaime Pedroza, SS: 1-4, 2 K
- Christian Marrero, 1B: 0-4
- Greg Golson, LF: 1-4, K
- Michael Lee: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 71 pitches-44 strikes, 10:1 GO:FO
- Juan Jaime: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 23p-15s, 1:1 GO:FO
- Pat Egan: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 14p-11s, 2:0 GO:FO
Mississippi fell to the Mobile BayBears in the first game of their best-of-five series. Archie Bradley threw seven innings, allowing the M-Braves to score two runs on seven hits and a walk, striking out four. Christian Bethancourt, Tommy La Stella, and Edward Salcedo — the heart of Mississippi's lineup — each had two hits, including a double from Salcedo and a base on balls from La Stella. Michael Lee got the start for Mississippi and was effective, allowing one earned run on five hits and a walk, striking out two in six innings of work. The 6'7" righty had a decent ERA and displayed great control for Mississippi this season but was far too hittable, allowing 160 hits in 128.2 innings of work. Juan Jaime was saddled with the loss, giving up three hits and the winning run in one inning of work. Pat Egan worked an inning of scoreless relief, allowing a couple of hits and striking out one.
The M-Braves will send Ian Thomas to the mound tonight to face David Holmberg in game two of the series.
Lynchburg Hillcats 2, Potomac Nationals 3
- Matt Lipka, CF: 1-4
- Levi Hyams, DH: 1-4, K
- Kyle Kubitza, 3B: 1-4, R, 2 K
- David Rohm, RF: 1-3, BB, SB
- Josh Elander, LF: 1-4, R, 2B, K
- Elmer Reyes, SS: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
- Trenton Moses, 1B: 1-4
- Emerson Landoni, 2B: 1-3
- Cory Brownsten, C: 0-1, K
- Eric Garcia, PH: 0-1
- Ryan Hinson: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 8:1 GO:FO
- Jose Lugo: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 2:0 GO:FO
Lynchburg lost to Potomac in another one-run contest in game two of the best-of-three series, eliminating the Hillcats from postseason play. Ryan Hinson started for Lynchburg, going five and two-thirds innings and allowing two runs on three hits and five walks, striking out three. Though the outing wasn't hideous in terms of results, it was certainly a poor way to end a great season for the deceptive lefty who was signed out of the American Association in July. Jose Lugo pitched three innings of relief and recorded seven strikeouts but unfortunately allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth, ending Lynchburg's season. Lynchburg's offense mustered eight hits on the evening, two of which were doubles from left fielder Josh Elander and shortstop Elmer Reyes. Reyes is one of eight Braves prospects who will represent the team in the upcoming Arizona Fall League. David Rohm also reached base twice via a single and a walk. The corner outfielder was one of five Braves prospects to finish the season with a batting average above .300 (min. 200 PA). Unfortunately, Rohm doesn't supplement his natural bat-to-ball ability with many other tools or secondary skills. He has below-average power and speed, doesn't walk with much frequency, and is on the wrong side of a platoon, meaning he's stuck in a extremely poor profile for a corner outfielder. But man, talk about a guy who can sting line drives all over the field. Rohm can hit, but I'm afraid it won't be enough in the end.
Congrats to the Hillcats on another great season!