Anthony Hewitt followed up his 3 for 4 Wednesday, with 2 home runs Thursday and 4 RBI for the second straight day as the Threshers beat Tampa, 10-7. Third baseman Cody Asche (.343) was 5 for 5 for Clearwater. Austin Wright was the starter, but the win went to Austin Brough, his 1st of the season, who threw 1.1 innings of relief and was in the right place at the right time!
In Binghamton, Tim Kennelly (.288) was 3 for 3, with a walk, a double and an RBI, but Reading dropped an 8-5 game to the Mets. Austin Hyatt was the starter for the R-Phils and lasted 5.1 innings, yielding 3 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 9 for a no decision.........In Lakewood, the rain has stopped and the BlueClaws resumed play with a 7-1 defeat at the hands of Hickory. Silver lining here was good relief pitching from both Kenny Giles and Yaris Sosa, after Ramon Oviedo allowed 6 runs in 4 innings. Oviedo was very good in his debut, but has struggled in his 4 starts since then.
In Charlotte, Greg Golson (.277) had a single, a double, a walk, stole his 12th base and scored twice, but the Knights lost to Indianapolis, 5-3.........In Iowa City, Will Savage won his 9th game of the year for Albuquerque in the Isotopes' 10-8 win over the Cubs. Savage lasted 6 innings and allowed 8 runs on 11 hits, but was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion.............In Nashville, Jason Jaramillo had a hit and 2 walks for the Sounds in their 4-2 loss to Omaha. Jason is now hitting .300 in 13 games since his promotion..............In Las Vegas, Kevin Howard (.250) was 3 for 4, with a double and 2 RBI, and Travis d'Arnuad (.346) added a double and an RBI, but the 51s dropped a 6-3 decision to the SkySox..........In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.335) had 2 hits and a walk for the River Cats, but Tacoma scored 2 in the 9th for a 6-4 win..........In New Britain, Matt Rizzotti had 2 hits and a walk for the Rock Cats, who lost a 13-inning affair, 3-2 to the Aeros..........In Huntsville, Darren Byrd pitched 2 innings for the Stars, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks in the Stars' 9-7 loss to Montgomery..........In Frisco, the RoughRiders beat Jarred Cosart and the Hooks, 4-3. Cosart (3-4, 4.50) went 6 innings, and allowed 4 runs, 3 earned, on 5 hits and 3 walks.