Mitch Walding lifted a sacrifice fly to plate the winning run Sunday for the Clearwater Threshers

With three strikeouts, but two hits, it was an up and down sort of day for Mitch Walding. That is, until the 10th inning when his sacrifice fly gave the Clearwater Threshers a 5-4 win over Daytona. Teammate Carlos Tocci contributed with a career-high five hits.

Carlos Tocci delivered his fifth hit of the day to put runners on first and third in the 10th inning and one out later, it would be Mitch Walding who would lift a sacrifice fly to center to drive home the winning run as the Clearwater Threshers downed the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in 10 innings Sunday.

Tocci collected a double and four singles on his way to picking up a career-high five hits for Clearwater. The 21-year old also scored two runs and drove in two on the day as Clearwater out-hit Daytona 14-11. For his part, Walding had two hits - a double and a single - but also struck out three times in the game and stranded four runners on-base. Scott Kingery, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning, went 2-for-2 and scored the game-winning run.

On the mound, Will Morris pitched the top of the 10th and got the win for the Threshers. Ranfi Casimiro started and went five innings, giving up five hits, two walks and two earned runs. Relievers Daniel Stumpf and Victor Arano each threw two innings and each allowed one earned run on the day. Stumpf was making his second rehab appearance with Clearwater, following an 80-game suspension for a positive PED test in April.

Clearwater is now 4-0 to open the second-half of the Florida State League season and holds a one-game advantage over Dunedin in the FSL North. The Blue Jays and Threshers play two games in Clearwater starting Wednesday.


Philadelphia 7
San Francisco 8
WP: Cory Gearrin (3-0), LP: Severino Gonzalez (0-1), SV: none
HR: PHL - Odubel Herrera (8); SF - none
Peter Bourjos went 3-for-5, upping his average to .250 on the season. Bourjos was batting .192 on June 11, but has hit .486 (18-for-37) since then.

Lehigh Valley 3
Durham 2 (10)
WP: Luis Garcia (6-1), LP: Dylan Floro (1-2), SV: Edward Mujica (19)
HR: none
Lehigh Valley made four errors in the game, leading to the only run scored off starter Jake Thompson. Thompson finished the day with 6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

Reading 8
Portland 9
WP: Austin Maddox (2-0), LP: Hoby Milner (4-1), SV: none
HR: RDG - Harold Martinez (5), Jorge Alfaro (8); POR - Nate Freiman (5)
Portland scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead.

Lakewood 1
Greenville 2
WP: Roniel Raudes (7-2), LP: Drew Anderson (1-2), SV: Victor Diaz (3)
HR: LKW - Jose Pujols (14); GRE - none
Lakewood collected just four hits on the day. Drew Anderson: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Williamsport 1
Auburn 3
WP: Yonathan Ramirez (2-0), LP: Bailey Falter (0-2), SV: Steven Fuentes (2)
HR: none
Darick Hall had two hits, raising his average to .304. Julian Garcia and Carlos Indriago pitched a combined four innings, allowing just one hit, no walks and striking out two.

GCL Phillies: off on Sunday. Play at the GCL Tigers on Monday.

Sunday's Transactions

LHP Elvis Araujo optioned to Lehigh Valley.
RHP Vincent Velasquez activated from the 15-day DL (biceps strain).

LHP Matt Imhof placed on the DL (undisclosed).
RHP Jesen Therrien activated from the DL.

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