Memphis' home game was rained out. A double-header will take place Friday to make up the game.
Friday's game: Memphis (48-50) vs. Oklahoma City (51-46), 5:05 CT (GM 1), Nick Addition LHP (6-5, 4.45 ERA), (GM 2), Tyler Lyons LHP (4-1, 3.41)
Springfield mounted a late rally in the ninth but came one run short of tying it up. James Ramsey had an RBI single and walked. Xavier Scruggs had an RBI single in his pinch-hit appearance. Jake Lemmerman got into the act when he smacked an RBI double.
Starter Richard Castillo labored through five innings on 94 pitches. He gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits, walked five and struck out six.
Friday's game: Springfield (47-48) at NW Arkansas (39-58), 7:00 CT, Jonathan Cornelius LHP (2-3, 5.11 ERA)
Palm Beach's game was rained out. A double-header will take place Friday to make up the game.
Friday's games: Palm Beach (45-48) at Lakeland (41-50), 5:00 ET (GM 1), TBA, (GM 2) TBA
Peoria dropped this one in the late innings but will go for the series win on Friday. Breyvic Valera had two hits and a run driven in and Nick Martini had two hits with an RBI for the only scoring for Peoria.
The big southpaw Ben O'Shea made his Midwest League debut by going four innings. He gave up two earned on four hits and struck out two on 73 pitches. Dixon Llorens delivered a typical Llorens of old outing - when he is on. He struck out five in two scoreless innings. Sam Tuivailala allowed the eventual game-winning run on three hits in 1 2/3 innings with all outs via the strikeout.
Friday's game: Peoria (51-42) vs. South Bend (60-36), 7:00 CT, Chris Perry RHP (MWL debut)
State College's hitters struggled driving in runs, leaving nine stranded and going 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Speedster Jimmy Bosco had an RBI single, his 15th. Player of the Day Steven Ramos drove in one on four base hits, which crept his average all the up to the .438 mark.
Andrew Pierce went five innings with one earned run on four hits. He walked two and struck out three while inducing eight groundouts. Jhonny Polanco did not retire a single batter as he gave up three earned runs on two hits and walked three. Victor De Leon punched out three in two scoreless innings of work.
Friday's game: State College (15-14) vs. Lowell (17-12), 7:05 ET, Juan Bautista RHP (0-2, 3.54 ERA)
It was not one of the better nights for Johnson City. On a good note, Rowan Wick showed a nice power stroke by launching a two-run home run, his second of the season.
Luis Perdomo lasted only 2 1/3 innings as he gave up seven runs (only one earned) on seven hits. Steve Sabatino and Anderson Gerdel combined for four innings, allowing three earned on seven hits. Both walked three and struck out five. Fernando Baez had a decent outing as he gave up three hits but managed to hold the Pulaski offense scoreless through 1 2/3 innings.
Friday's game: Johnson City (14-12) at Pulaski (14-11), 7:00 ET, Will Anderson RHP (0-1, 6.57 ERA)
Starter Hector Salazar struggled with control. In five innings, he gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits. He walked five and struck out five. Jake Stone had a perfect day at the plate with three hits and an RBI double.
Friday's game: GCL Cardinals (12-11) at GCL Marlins (10-12), 12:00 ET, TBA
The Cards were outhit 10 to 4 and managed to score three runs on just one RBI. All four hits were singles, with shortstop Edmundo Sosa claiming the RBI. The Yankees were most charitable, committing five errors.
Friday's game: DSL Cardinals (21-17) at DSL Yankees1 (21-15), 10:30 ET, TBA
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