In Lakewood, Brock Stassi's pinch hit single in the bottom of the 8th inning gave the BlueClaws a come from behind, 3-2 win over Hickory. Carlos Perdomo and Chris Duffy had 2 hits each for Lakewood, who are now just 1 game behind both Hickory and Hagerstown for first place. Nice job by Blake Mascarello (3 shut out innings, 1 walk, 3 Ks) to pick up his 3rd win in 5 appearances for Lakewood. Zack Cooper made his debut with a 1-2-3 9th inning to get the save.
In Norfolk, Pete Orr drove in 3 runs with a triple, 1 of 2 triples for him on the night, and the IronPigs took a 4-1 win from the Tides..........In Reading, Jiwan James had 2 hits and scored 3 times, Darin Ruf added 2 hit and a walk, and drove in his 56th run, and Reading defeated Bowie, 7-6. Trevor May started, and his control issues continue. May allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks in just 5 innings of work. The win went to Jay Johnson, who recorded 4 outs, and was not charged with a run despite walking 3 and allowing a hit. Tyler Knigge notched his first AA save, and his 10th of the year...............In Clearwater, rehabbing Laynce Nix hit a 2-run home in the 8th inning to give the Threshers a 4-3 win over Fort Myers. Adam Morgan pitched 7 strong innings for Clearwater, allowing just 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 8. Hecter Neris picked up the win, and Mike Nesseth recorded the save.
In Stockton, Travis Mattair had 3 hits, including his 13th home run and drove in 4 runs for Bakersfield in their 9-0 win over the Ports..............In Omaha, Adrian Cardenas (.336) had a double, a triple, a walk, and scored a run for Iowa, but the Cubs dropped a 4-3 game to the Storm Chasers.......In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Villar led off the game with a home run, his 11th, and Jonathan Singleton had a double and home run #13, as the Hooks took it to Frisco, 12-2........In Visalia, Domingo Santana (.307) had 2 hits and 3 RBI (65) in the second game of a doubleheader to help Lancaster to a 13-3 win, and a split of the games with the Rawhide.
In Louisville, Yohan Flande (3-7, 4.37) was rocked by the Bats, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits and a walk, in just .2 innings, and the Bats went on to a 22-1 win over the Braves.......In the first game of a doubleheader in Mobile, Darren Byrd entered the game with a 1-0 lead and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits, blowing his 3rd save and falling to 2-5 for Huntsville.