Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hewitt slams first dinger, Savage wins 4th

In Allentown, the Buffalo Bisons defeated the IronPigs, 5-1. Domonic Brown (.262), Cody Overbeck (.293), Tuffy Gosewisch (.267) and Derrick Mitchell (.229) each picked up a hit for Lehigh Valley, who have lost 3 in a row to slip to 11-7 on the year. Mike Schwimer threw a scoreless inning, despite allowing 2 hits, striking out 2.

In Clearwater, Jim Murphy (.300) and Carlos Alonso (.333) had 3 hits each for the Threshers in a 12-inning, 8-7 win over the Manatees. Anthony Hewitt had a double and a 3-run home run to lead the shark attack. (Welcome back, Brooklyn!!) The most effective hurler was Hector Neris, who threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 3 of the 6 hitters he faced, lowering his early season ERA to a sparkling 0.84.

Reading and Lakewood had scheduled days off Monday, and resume action tonight.

In Oklahoma City, Will Savage made his first start of the season for Albuquerque, and threw 6 strong innings for the Isotopes. Will allowed just 2 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 2 to improve to 4-0, 2.41 in the Isotopes' 3-2 win over the RedHawks. Savage is the first HomeSider to win 4 games this month........In Reno, the Aces took a wild, 10-inning, 14-13 game from Sacramento. Michael Taylor (.372) had a hit, scored a run and drove in his 15th run of the year for the Cats..........In Las Vegas, the SkySox pounded the 51s, 9-2. Anthony Gose had a hit and stole his 5th base of the year for Vegas..............In Iowa City, the Cubs lost a 6-2 decision to Memphis, Adrian Cardenas (.344) was 1 for 4 for the Cubs........In Toledo, Quintin Berry (.269) was 1 for 4 for the Mud Hens in their 5-3 victory over Columbus..........In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton (.333) had 2 doubles, a walk, drove in a run and scored 2 more for the Hooks in their 9-3 win over Midland. Jonathan Villar added an RBI hit also for Corpus Christi....In Huntsville, the Jackson Generals beat the Stars, 6-4 in 10 innings. Jason Jaramillo was 0 for 4, and Darren Byrd threw 2.1 innings of relief for the the Stars, allowing a run on 4 hits.

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