Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Durham 9-4:The Bulls broke through in the top of the third, as Juan Apodaca singled to short and scored on a double by Brandon Guyer. A double by Wil Myers plated another run and Durham had a 2-0 lead. Shelley Duncan started the fourth with a walk. Mike Fontenot lined a single to center and Duncan scored on a Tim Beckham single. Apodaca was hit by a pitch and Jason Bourgeois drew a walk, bringing another run home. The Bulls scored two more runs on a pair of ground outs, taking a 6-0 lead. The RailRiders finally scored in the bottom of the fifth. Melky Mesa started with a single and Bobby Wilson reached on an error. A single by Corban Joseph plated Mesa. Brennan Boesch grounded into a force out, bringing home another run, but the RailRiders still trailed 6-2. Durham added three more runs, giving Scranton a tough hill to climb as they entered the ninth inning. Gonzalez drew a walk and Joseph singled. A triple by Zoilo Almonte plated two runs, but that was all they could manage, falling 9-4.
Joseph went 3-5 with a run scored and a RBI. Thomas Neal and Mesa both went 2-4 with Neal picking up a double and Mesa scoring. Graham Stoneburner lasted just 3.1 innings and gave up six runs on six hits, three walks and a strikeout. Chase Whitley threw 1.2 hitless innings, striking out three. Mark Montgomery gave up two unearned runs on a hit and four walks over 1.2. He also struck out three. Clay Rapada gave up one run in his 1.1 innings, allowing three hits. Sam Demel finished the game with a pair of Ks and a hit in his inning of work.
Trenton lost to Bowie 4-2: The Thunder struck early, as Ramon Flores opened up the game with a single to center and Tyler Austin sent a two-run homer to left. Bowie got one run back in the second, on a solo shot from Steve Bumbry.Garabez Rosa singled in the bottom of the fourth and Bumbry was hit by a pitch. A walk to Ty Kelly loaded the bases and Niuman Romero singled in two runs, giving Bowie a 3-2 lead. Trenton had a chance to get back into the game in the sixth. Kyle Roller was hit by a pitch and Jose Pirela and Neil Medchill hit back-to-back singles. Unfortunately, Walter Ibarra hit into an inning ending double play. Bowie added another run in the eighth, when Bumbry singled in Cale Iorg and held on to beat Trenton 4-2.
Flores went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Tyler Austin went 1-3 with a homer and two RBIs. Ibarra went 2-4. Medchill and Pirela both went 1-4. Slade Heathcott went 0-4. Zach Nuding gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in five innings. Aaron Dott allowed just one hit and one walk in two innings, striking out three. Branden Pinder allowed one run on two hits and a strikeout.
Tampa beat Dunedin 4-3: Andy Burns hit a sac fly to right in the top of the first, giving the Blue Jays an early lead. He hit a RBI single in the third, putting the Yankees down 2-0. Tampa cut the deficit in half in the fifth. Francisco Arcia singled, but was out at second on a grounder by Jose Toussen. Toussen stole second and scored on a single by Eduardo Sosa. Dunedin added another run in the seventh, but the Yankees put together a rally in the bottom of the ninth. Dan Fiorito lined a single to left and Arcia singled to center. This was followed by a walk-off homer from Casey Stevenson, giving Tampa the 4-3 victory.
Mason Williams went 2-4. Arcia went 2-4. Stevenson, Ben Gamel and Arcia each went 1-4. Angelo Gumbs and Robert Refsnyder both went 0-4. Corey Black allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out four. Cesar Cabral gave up one run on two hits and two Ks over two innings. Taylor Garrison pitched a hitless inning of relief.
Charleston lost to Greenville 12-2: In a sign of what was to come, Mookie Betts started the game with a solo homer for the Drive. A pair of doubles in the top of the third gave Greenville a 2-0 lead. Taylor Dugas and Fu-Lin Kuo hit back-to-back doubles to start the bottom of the third inning, giving the RiverDogs their first run of the game. Unfortunately, Greenville responded with four runs in the top of the fourth and another run in the top of the sixth. Dante Bichette hit a solo homer in the sixth, but that was all the offense they could muster as Greenville continued to pull away and took the 12-2 win.
Bichette went 3-4 with a homer. He is hitting .421/.500/.711 over the last ten games, finally starting to break out some after a really rough start to the season. Kelvin De Leon, Yeicok Calderon, Kuo and Dugas each went 1-4. Dan Camarena allowed six runs on nine hits and a walk in four innings. Brett Gerritse gave up one run on three hits, three walks and three Ks in his three innings of work. Adam Smith gave up five runs (four earned) on five hits, a walk and a pair of Ks in two innings.