Norfolk 7 Toledo 6
Kody Kirkland was 2 for 3. Timo Perez doubled and walked 3 times. Brent Clevlen had a 0 for 5, 3 K night. Eddie Bonine allowed 5 runs on 5 hits and no walks in 4.1 innings. Francisco Cruceta fanned 3 in 1.1 innings allowing a walk and no hits. He now has a 49:18 K:BB ratio in 32 innings and he hasn’t allowed a homer.
Erie 3 Reading 2
Wilkin Ramirez went 3 for 4 with a homer. Wil Rhymes added 3 hits. James Skelton was 0 for 5 with 3 strike outs. Lucas French only last 4.1 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks.
Dunedin 5 Lakeland 1
Dontrelle Willis’s final line wasn’t too impressive: 7.1 IP, 6 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, 6 K’s. But it looked better before he came out for that 8th inning when he allowed a walk and a homer. The long outing is encouraging, as is the walk/strikeout ratio. I know it’s A ball, but his last two outings have been pretty good. We’ll see if he’s done in Lakeland, or if he’ll continue to work down there. Justin Justice homered and singled.
South Bend 2 West Michigan 8
Justin Henry went 3 for 5 and Ronnie Bourquin, Alex Avila, and Joe Tucker all had 2 hit games. Avila is now sitting at a .289 batting average with a .364 OBP, but without much power with only 8 of his 44 hits going for extra bases. Jon Kibler went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 5 K’s. Orlando Perdomo pitched 2 scoreless innings and Brett Jacobson one scoreless inning.
GCL Tigers DNP