Louisville won 6-2. Box Score
- Jason Bourgeois went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI.
- Ruben Gotay went 1-3 with a walk.
- Neftali Soto went 2-2.
- Donald Lutz went 1-3 with a walk and a solo HR (8).
- Chris Nelson went 2-4 with 2 runs.
- Tucker Barnhart went 1-4 with a run.
- Argenis Diaz went 1-4 with a run.
- Shelley Duncan went 1-1 with a HR (1) and 3 RBI.
- Josh Smith allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with 5 walks and 7 strikeouts.
- Elvin Ramirez threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
- Jumbo Diaz threw a shutout inning.
Josh Smith took the mound to begin the game and gave up two runs right out of the gate as Gwinnett took a 2-0 lead in the first. Smith didn’t allow another run the rest of his game, throwing six shutout innings to follow. He left after the top of the seventh and was trailing 2-0 as the offense had yet to get going, but that all changed in the bottom of the inning as Shelley Duncan hit a pinch-hit 3-run homer to put the Bats ahead. Elvin Ramirez came on and threw a perfect eighth inning and Louisville came back out and put three more runs on the board with a Donald Lutz solo home run being the highlight.
Pensacola lost 6-3. Box Score
- Rey Navarro went 1-4 with a solo HR (9).
- Ross Perez went 1-3 with a double, walk and a run.
- Travis Mattair went 0-2 with a run and 2 walks.
- Brodie Greene went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
- Ray Chang went 1-3.
- Jamie Walczak threw 1.1 hitless innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
- Justin Freeman threw a shutout inning with a strikeout.
Jon Moscot had a rough start that was hampered by some defensive issues as well. He ran into trouble in the fourth inning as he allowed four runs, with three being earned and when the inning was over the Blue Wahoos trailed 6-3. Neither team scored moving forward as the bullpens locked things down on both sides. Pensacola managed just five hits in the game with the biggest being a solo home run by Rey Navarro.
Bakersfield won 12-2. Box Score
- Juan Silva went 3-6 with a double, 2 runs, 2 steals (31) and 3 RBI.
- Jesse Winker went 1-3 with an RBI, run and 2 walks.
- Marquez Smith went 3-4 with a walk, HR (15), 2 runs and 3 RBI.
- Kyle Waldrop went 1-2 with 2 walks, a run and an RBI.
- Seth Mejias-Brean went 1-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a run.
- John Tolisano went 2-4 with a walk and 2 runs.
- Mike Dennhardt allowed 2 runs in 7 innings with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.
- Jimmy Moran threw 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts.
The pitching was strong on the day as Mike Dennhardt threw seven strong innings, allowing just two runs with seven strikeouts. He handed the ball off to Jimmy Moran for the final two innings and Moran shut things down with two scoreless frames to go along with three strikeouts. The offense put together another big game, a night after scoring 19 runs they added 12 more. Marquez Smith homered again and drove in three runs. Juan Silva had a big game as he had three hits and drove in three bases while also stealing two bags to push his total to 31 on the season. The win keeps them one game ahead of Lancaster for the best record in the California League as the two division winners are battling it out for the best record in the first half. The Blaze are up by one game with two left in the first half.
Dayton won 3-1. Box Score
- Jon Matthews went 1-3 with a double and a run.
- Avain Rachal went 1-2.
- Joe Hudson went 1-3 with an RBI and a run.
- Carlton Daal went 1-2 with a double and a run.
- Luke Moran threw 4 shutout innings with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts.
- Ryan Kemp allowed a run in 3 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
- Joel Bender threw a hitless inning.
- Layne Somsen threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
Pitching was strong on both sides as the teams combined for just 11 hits and four runs, but the Dragons pitching got the better of things today. Luke Moran threw the first our innings without allowing a run. He gave way to Ryan Kemp for three innings after that, giving up the lone run of the day in the sixth inning, which gave Bowling Green the 1-0 lead. Kemp left the game after seven innings trailing 1-0. Joel Bender hit a batter, but kept everyone else off base to keep the deficit at 1-0. The bottom of the eighth marked a rally and a comeback that started with a Jon Matthews double. He later scored on a ground out to tie the game. Carlton Daal doubled to move Joe Hudson to third and Hudson scored on a sac fly to give the Dragons the lead. Daal scored on a wild pitch to pad the lead even further. Layne Somsen came on for the top of the 9th with the 3-1 Dayton lead and shut things down with two strikeouts in a perfect inning of work.
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