Low A Dish: Jackson Drives In Five

Austin Romine went yard twice, Justin Jackon stayed hot and Mike Stanton extended his lead in the SAL home run race.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Charleston (Yankees) DH Austin Romine found the cozy confines of Greensboro’s NewBridge Bank Park much to his liking in the RiverDogs’ series opener against the Grasshoppers. The 19-year-old 2007 second rounder went deep twice en route to a 4-for-4 evening, though it wasn’t enough to prevent an 8-7 loss. All six of Romine’s home runs on the year have come in the second half of the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Greensboro (Marlins) center fielder Mike Stanton hit his SAL-leading 23rd home run in the victory. Stanton reached base four times in going 2-for-3 with two walks … Romine’s tag-team partner behind the plate with the RiverDogs, Jesus Montero, went 4-for-5 with a double himself … Lakewood (Philles) third baseman Travis Mattair went 3-for-5, hit his second home run and added his 15th double as well in the BlueClaws’ 4-3, 11-inning win over Asheville (Rockies) … Rome (Braves) teammates Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each had two hits in the Braves’ 11-7 win over West Virginia. Freeman hit his 16th home run as well.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Jairo Heredia (5-3, 2.66) gets the ball for Charleston in Greensboro at 7:00 EDT … Lakewood has won five straight to pull within a game of first-place West Virginia in the SAL North. The BlueClaws will try to extend that streak as they continue their series in Asheville at 7:00 EDT.

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

Lansing (Blue Jays) shortstop Justin Jackson powered his way to today’s POTD honors with a 3-for-5 effort in a 10-8 win over Kane County (Athletics). Jackson collected five RBIs in all and hit his seventh home run of the year, four of which have come in July alone. Jackson is hitting .356/.413/.589 (26-for-73) this month, has turned in an amazing six straight multi-hit games and is on a 10-game hitting-streak overall.

Prospect Nuggets

Kane County second baseman Jemile Weeks’s pro career hadn’t gotten off to a flying start, but he had his first huge night at the plate last night. Weeks went 3-for-6 with two doubles, his first extra-base hits as a pro. Since starting 1-for-17 through his first five games, Weeks has gone on a six game hitting streak … Burlington (Royals) lefthander Danny Duffy allowed just one hit over five innings against West Michigan (Tigers) to improve to 5-4, 2.98 on the year. He struck out five but also walked three … South Bend (Diamondbacks) righthander Jarrod Parker didn’t dominate against Cedar Rapids (Angels), giving up three runs on six hits over five innings, but it was enough for him to pick up his eighth win of the year. He struck out seven and walked none along the way.

What To Watch For Today

Dayton righthander Kyle Lotzkar (2-3, 4.66) makes his eighth start for the Dragons tonight at 8:00 EDT agianst Clinton (Rangers).

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