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Braves Minor League Recap: Matt Lipka stays hot for Mississippi

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Matt Lipka went 2-for-4 on Monday and drove in the go-ahead run in a 3-2 win for the Mississippi Braves.

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(11-13) Gwinnett Braves - Off Day

The Gwinnett Braves enjoyed a rare off day on Monday before opening a six-game road trip in Scranton on Tuesday.

(11-12) Mississippi Braves 3, (12-13) Montgomery Biscuits 2

  • Matt Lipka CF: 2-4, RBI, .368 BA
  • Corban Joseph 2B: 2-4, R, .190 BA
  • Rio Ruiz 3B: 1-4, 2B, .208 BA
  • KD Kang LF: 2-3, R, 2B, RBI, .218 BA
  • Victor Mateo SP: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 SO, 5.40 ERA
  • Greg Ross (2-1) RP: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 SO, 5.66 ERA
Matt Lipka's RBI single in the seventh inning proved to be the difference for the Mississippi Braves in a 3-2 win over the Montgomery Biscuits. Lipka's two hit night raised his batting average to .368 for the season. KD Kang and Corban Joseph also finished with two hits each. Greg Ross picked up his second win of the season in relief of Victor Mateo throwing three scoreless.

(12-10) Carolina Mudcats 6, (13-12) Frederick Keys 5

  • Joey Meneses 1B: 3-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, .230 BA
  • Joseph Odom C: 1-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI, .188 BA
  • Dustin Peterson LF: 2-4, R, BB, SO, .282
  • Carlos Franco 3B: 2-4, .265 BA
  • Lucas Sims SP: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO, 6.97 ERA
The Carolina Mudcats nearly let a four-run lead slip away, but Tyler Jones struck out Jeff Kemp to end it preserving a 6-5 victory. Lucas Sims received a no decision but showed improvement after some recent struggles allowing five hits and two runs over six innings of work to lower his ERA to 6.97 on the season.

(11-13) Rome Braves 10, (10-14) Kannapolis Intimidators 7

  • Ozhaino Albies SS: 2-6, R, 2 H, 2B, RBI, .281 BA
  • Keith Curcio CF: 3-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, .386 BA
  • Jordan Edgerton 3B: 2-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI, .313 BA
  • Tanner Krietemeier 1B: 3-5, R, 2 3B, RBI, .151 BA
  • Joseph Daris LF: 4-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, .246 BA
  • Caleb Dirks (1-2) RP: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1.80 ERA
Tanner Krieemeier scored on a wild pitch to give the Rome Braves the lead in the ninth inning of a 10-7 win over Kannapolis. Rome fell behind quickly but scored five times in the final two innings to take the victory. The Braves finished with 16 hits with outfielder Joseph Daris accounting for four of them. Keith Curcio went 3-for-4 and raised his batting average to .386 for the season.