Huntsville Only Winner on Tough Night

Milwaukee's minor league teams suffer from subpar pitching and defense.


The Sounds took the day off before heading on an eight-game road swing to Round Rock and Memphis.


Pinch-hitter Freddy Parejo doubled with two outs in the top of the ninth to give the Stars a 7-6 triumph against Carolina.

Center fielder Michael Brantley hit an RBI double and third baseman Mat Gamel plated Brantley in a two-run sixth, but Carolina tied it with two in the bottom half.

First baseman Chris Errecart had hit a two-run homer, his 12th, and shortstop Alcides Escobar added a two-run double during a four-run second inning.

Brantley, Gamel, Errecart and second baseman Mike Bell each contributed two hits. Gamel's average sits at .373.

Lefty pitcher David Welch had one of his rougher outings, giving up eight hits and three walks while allowing five earned runs in 5.2 innings as his earned-run average bumped up to 3.62.

Jason Shiell (2-1) got the win with two scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 1.74, while Juan Sandoval recorded his seventh save with a perfect ninth.

Brevard County

Three errors led to four unearned runs in the seventh inning and paved the way for Dunedin to escape with a 7-6 victory.

Manatees' starter Joshua Butler allowed two hits and two runs in the first inning and then held Dunedin scoreless for the next 4.2 innings, finishing with eight strikeouts and no walks while allowing six hits. Casey Baron (2-2) was the hard-luck loser as Brevard County's four hurlers struck out 15 but couldn't overcome the shoddy defense.

Right fielder Lorenzo Cain, catcher Jonathan Lucroy, third baseman Taylor Green, first baseman Stephen Chapman and shortstop Brent Brewer each accumulated two hits. Chapman swatted his ninth homer, a solo shot in the eighth, while Lucroy and Green improved their averages to .320 and .302, respectively.

West Virginia

Left fielder Eric Fryer smacked a solo homer in the second and designated hitter Steffan Wilson belted a two-run blast, his 14th, in the fourth, but Greensboro rallied with four runs in the eighth to post an 8-7 victory over the Power.

Wilson and Fryer each knocked in two runs, while second baseman Eric Farris went 3 for 5 and third baseman Zelous Wheeler and right fielder Caleb Gindl added two hits apiece to West Virginia's 13-hit attack.

Left-hander Mike Ramlow started, giving up three earned runs on six hits in 4.2 innings. He struck out four and didn't walk anybody. However, reliever Corey Frerichs slipped to 3-5 after allowing four runs on only two hits and a walk in 3.1 innings. His downfall in the deciding eighth was hitting the first batter and walking the second, setting up Matt Dominguez's two-out grand slam.


Great Falls scored seven times in the seventh without a hit to post a 12-6 victory. The hosts rallied from an early deficit thanks to five walks, two errors, a hit batter and passed ball in the decisive inning.

The Brewers had jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third as Logan Schafer belted a three-run shot and Brock Kjeldgaard made it back-to-back round-trippers with a solo blast, also to right field. It was Schafer's second and Kjeldgaard's first.

However, Great Falls rebounded to tie things after four innings, scoring twice in the fourth on three walks and a passed ball.

The Brewers, who finished with only four hits, regained the lead, scoring once in the fifth on a throwing error and in the sixth on a balk, but they gave it back and more.

Helena's three pitchers struck out eight but issued 12 walks.


The Brewers came up short for a third consecutive day, falling 7-5 to the Mariners after grabbing a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh.

Catcher Shawn Zarraga was 2 for 2, both doubles, for three RBIs. First baseman Cameron Robulack and shortstop Carlos George both went 2 for 4, while lead-off batter and second baseman Luis Sanchez finished 2 for 5 with a triple.

Damon Krestalude (0-1) suffered the loss despite striking out five in 1.2 innings. He allowed three hits and two runs. Adrian Rosario started and allowed six hits and two walks in 5.1 innings. He and Jose Sanchez, who hurled the final inning, each were charged with an unearned run as the Brewers committed four errors.

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