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Bats (21-44), Last place International League West, 16.0 GB
-Tim Gustafson (W 1-1, 6.00) gave up three earned runs, four total, in five innings for the win. Wirfin Obispo tossed two scoreless. Donnie Joseph struck out two in two perfect innings for his first Triple-A save.
-CF Joey Gathright was 2-5, with an RBI and a run scored. C Brian Peacock drove in one run. 1B Neftali Soto had two hits, including a two-run home run (8) and finished with three RBI.
*Saturday’s game - Louisville 9 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5
Blue Wahoos (31-33), T-3rd place Southern League South, 5.5 GB
-J.C. Sulbaran yielded three earned runs in 5.1 innings. Chris Manno, Mark Serrano, Clayton Tanner, Drew Hayes, and Justin Freeman held the Barons scoreless for the rest of the game with Hayes (W 1-2, 4.28) getting the win and Freeman the save (2).
-SS Didi Gregorius drove in the winning run, his only RBI, and finished 2-4, also with a run. DH Joel Guzman had a double and two RBI. 3B David Vidal went 2-4, with an RBI.
*Saturday’s game - Pensacola 3 Birmingham 1
Blaze (37-26), 1st place California League North, 3.5 up
-Daniel Renken walked five, giving up four runs, two earned, in 3.1 innings. Daniel Wolford (W 6-3, 3.86) got the win, striking out four over 2.2 shutout innings. Michael Griffin tossed one scoreless, and Kyle McMyne finished the game with two scoreless innings.
-SS Billy Hamilton was 3-5, with a double, an RBI, a run, and a stolen base (71). CF Bryson Smith and 1B Dominic D’Anna had similar lines, each going 3-5 with two doubles and three RBI, except Smith also scored three runs. LF Theo Bowe collected a hit, two RBI, a run, and his 17th steal of the year.
*Saturday’s game - Modesto 2 Bakersfield 1 (10 innings)
Dragons (26-37), Last place Midwest League Eastern, 17.5 GB
-Radhames Quezada (W 4-6, 3.82) hurled six innings of one-run baseball for the win. Michael Dennhardt pitched two scoreless innings, and Ryan Kemp threw one of his own.
-SS Juan Perez knocked in a run. DH Joe Terry smacked a triple for an RBI. LF Juan Silva finished 2-2, with two runs, two walks, and two steals. He had just one RBI. C Yovan Gonzalez collected two hits and two RBI.
*Saturday’s game - Bowling Green 8 Dayton 1