Results from games played Saturday, June 21st.
The Redbirds jumped out to 3-0 lead in the top of the first but the 51's put up two in the bottom of the frame and five more in the third. Tim Cooney was charged with eight runs in four innings.
Stephen Piscotty singled twice and scored two runs. Former UNLV star Xavier Scruggs hit a two-run shot in the first inning. Pete Kozma had a two-run blast in the seventh. Another hometown boy, Tommy Pham, had a pinch hit double.
Sunday's game: Memphis (37-39) at Las Vegas (45-31), 2:05 CT, Boone Whiting (0-5, 4.65)
Mike O'Neill got the game started right for the visitors with a home run, his first of the season. Curt Smith finished with three hits and an RBI. Cody Stanley hit his seventh home run of the season in the sixth inning.
Starter Jonathan Cornelius was tagged with four runs in six innings and did not factor in the decision. Reliever Ryan Sheriff was credited with his second win of the season with one shutout inning. Lee Stoppelman picked up his third save.
Sunday's game: Springfield (36-39) at Arkansas (37-38), 2:10 CT, Kurt Heyer (3-3, 4.82 ERA)
Leadoff man Charlie Tilson is putting together a tremendous season and Saturday just continued his breakout campaign. The centerfielder had two hits including a solo home run and had both of the Cardinals' RBI. Shortstop Alex Mejia singled twice and scored.
Sunday's game: Palm Beach (39-33) at Bradenton (38-34), 5:05 ET, Nick Petree (3-2, 1.96 ERA)
Carson Kelly led the charge with three doubles and five RBI. Before this outburst, he had only six doubles all season. Luis Perez doubled twice and drove in a run. Kenny Peoples-Walls reached base twice with a double and a walk.
Sunday's game: Peoria (39-33) at Quad Cities (36-36), 5:00 CT, Rob Kaminsky (2-1, 1.45 ERA)
The Spikes fell behind by two early but stormed back in the sixth with a four-run inning. Jhohan Acevedo and Danny Diekroeger collected two hits each out of the leadoff and second spots of the lineup, respectively. Andrew Sohn contributed to the scoring with a solo home run, his first as a professional.
Sunday's game: State College (6-3) at Batavia (6-2), 5:05 ET, Austin Gomber (professional debut)
Though he was batting last, Carlos Torres led the offense for the Baby Birds. The centerfielder finished the game with two hits and two runs driven in. Blake Drake reached base three times with a hit and two walks.
Sunday's game: Johnson City (2-1) vs. Danville (2-0), 4:00 ET, Dailyn Martinez (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Starter Jorge Rodriguez threw six dominant shutout innings, allowing only two hits and striking out eight.
Julian Barzilli reached base three times with two doubles and a walk. Barzilli scored a run, as well. Southeast Missouri State's Derek Gibson singled twice. Malik Collymore reached base twice, drove in a run, and scored two.
Sunday's game: No games scheduled.
Junior Gonzalez picked up his first win of the season after allowing three runs in five innings.
Sunday's Game: No games scheduled.
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