Right-hander Charlie Morton was solid in relief for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. He allowed only one run on two hits in four innings, with no walks, and five strikeous. Morton lowered his ERA to 5.55 with his best performance of the season.
Third baseman Eric Campbell hit a 2-run home run (18) to help Rome beat Greensboro Thursday night 10-8 in ten innings. Campbell was 3-for-6 with 3 rbi (70) and now has his batting average back up to .300.
Kevin Gunderson, this year's fifth round round pick, continued his excellent start in pro ball with 3.2 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits, did not allow a walk, and struck out four. Gunderson's ERA is now 1.17.
Carlos Sencion had a good start for Danville. The lanky right-hander pitched five scoreless innings and allowed three hits, no walks, and seven strikeouts. His ERA is now 2.66.
While Sencion started it off, Kris Medlen finished the game off again for Danville. Medlen picked up his 8th save pitching a perfect ninth inning striking out the side. Medlen, this June's 10th round pick, has only two walks and 29 strikeouts this season in 19.1 innings. Medlen's ERA is now 0.47.
Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look at the Braves' traditional front office philosophies. He can also be heard regularly on the Braves' Radio Network. Email Bill at email@example.com.
Minor League Stars - Thursday August 17
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