Jesus Montero and Engel Beltre had nice nights, and Jordan Walden deserved a better fate in Tuesday action.
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
Lakewood (Phillies) 10, Hagerstown (Nationals) 3
Lakewood right fielder Herman Demmink led off the game with a home run and the BlueClaws never looked back. BlueClaws center fielder Dominic Brown went 3-for-6 with a double and four RBIs. Hagerstown right fielder Michael Burgess went 2-for-4 with a double in the loss.
Charleston (Yankees) 6, Savannah (Mets) 3
Charleston defeated Savannah for the sixth time in seven meetings this season. RiverDogs DH Jesus Montero went 3-for-5 with a home run.
Lake County (Indians) 7, Delmarva (Orioles) 1, 7 Innings (Game 1)
Lake County starter Ryan Morris had a strong outing (6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) to run his record to 3-0. Zach Britton (5.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO) took his first loss of the season for Delmarva. Shorebirds second baseman Ryan Adams had a veritable nightmare of a game, not only did he go 0-for-3 at the plate, but he also committed five errors on defense, four of them throwing errors. The Shorebirds defense committed seven errors in all.
Lake County 11, Delmarva 1, 7 Innings (Game 2)
The nightcap didn’t go much better for the Shorebirds, as Lake County swept the doubleheader. The Shorebirds had more errors (four) than hits (two) en route to the loss. Lake County reliever Josh Judy picked up his third victory in relief this season, retiring all nine hitters he faced and striking out five of them.
Kannapolis (White Sox) 8, Greensboro (Marlins) 1
There’s no place like home? Not for Kannapolis, who won in Greensboro to improve to 7-2 on the road while they’re only 2-8 at home. Intimidators rightfielder Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 on the night.
Rome (Braves) 6, Columbus (Rays) 1
Rome is on a season-high three-game winning streak after beating Columbus. Braves right fielder Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 and starter Eric Barrett (5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) was solid as he picked up his first win of the season.
West Virginia (Brewers) 8, Lexington (Astros) 2
West Virginia shortstop Brent Brewer hit a bases-loaded triple in the top of the second to give the Power an early 3-0 lead, which they built upon for the rest of the game. Brewer went 2-for-5 on the night with four RBIs, a walk, and a double to go with the triple.
Burlington (Royals) 5, Quad Cities (Cardinals) 2
Quad Cities piled up 13 hits (12 of which were singles) but left 10 men on base and managed only two runs against the Burlington pitching staff. Burlington third baseman Jason Taylor hit two home runs, one of which led off the second and the other led off the fourth, to lead the Bees. Burlington starter Eduardo Paulino tossed six shutout innings on six hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.
South Bend (Diamondbacks) 8, Wisconsin (Mariners) 4
Souh Bend scored all eight of its runs in the bottom of the sixth, erasing a 3-0 deficit in the process. Second baseman Taylor Harbin and right fielder Derrick Walker both homered in South Bend’s big inning. Walker’s was a three-run shot that gave the Silver Hawks the lead, Harbin followed with a two-run shot four batters later.
Clinton (Rangers) 8, Fort Wayne (Padres) 3
Clinton jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings and cruised the rest of the way. Leadoff hitter Engel Beltre went 3-for-5 with three RBIs for the Lumberkings.
Lansing (Blue Jays) 7, Peoria (Cubs) 2
The Lugnuts pounced on Peoria starter Dae-Eun Rhee for four runs in the first inning. After allowing only one earned run on eight hits over his first three starts combined, Rhee surrendered five hits (all singles) against the Lugnuts and was pulled after the first. Third baseman Kevin Ahrens went 3-for-5 with a triple for Lansing.
West Michigan (Tigers) 5, Beloit (Twins) 3
Whitecaps starter Alfredo Figaro (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO) improved to 3-0 on the year, while right fielder Casper Wells went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.
Dayton (Reds) 3, Cedar Rapids (Angels) 1
Dayton pitchers Luis Montano, who started and went the first seven, and Enerio Del Rosario combined to hold the Kernels to only one hit on the night. Todd Frazier hit his sixth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the bottom of the first off Cedar Rapids starter Jordan Walden. Walden struck out nine over six innings of work, but took the loss.
Great Lakes (Dodgers) 1, Kane County (Athletics) 0
Kane County stranded 14 runners on base en route to being shutout, just the Cougars’ third loss of the year. Great Lakes scored an unearned run in the bottom of the third thanks to a pair of Kane County errors, and it held up as the winner. Cougars DH Corey Brown went 0-for-4, ending his six-game hitting streak and streak of eight straight games with an RBI.