PBN Minor League Gameday: April 8

Norfolk 7, Scranton 4<br> Reading 5, Altoona 4<br> Dunedin 9, Clearwater 2<br> Lake County 4, Lakewood 2

Giese Hit Hard in Red Barons Loss

Dan Giese (0-1) was hit for four earned runs in his one inning of work as Scranton fell to Norfolk 7-4 Friday.

Mark Budzinski collected three hits for Scranton, who had just six hits as a team.

Mark Bacsik started and lasted three innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits and a walk. Bacsik also struck out three hitters.

Roberson Drives In Two as R-Phils Win

Chris Roberson had a strong AA debut for Reading Friday night, collecting two hits and two RBI, helping Reading to a 5-4 win over Altoona.

Allen Davis (1-0) threw five shutout innings to get the win. Technically, Davis was pitching in relief of Carlos Chantres, who started the game Thursday night and pitched one inning. The game was suspended and finished on Friday, but Chantres did not return.

Altoona mounted a ninth inning rally off Ryan Cameron, who gave up three runs, but the rally fell short.

Blue Jays Pound Threshers

Pitchers Matt Sweeney (0-1) and Jose Perez were both hit hard as Dunedin beat Clearwater 9-2 Friday.

Sweeney lasted just 2 1/3 innings and was touched for ten hits and five runs - four earned - in his first start of the season. Perez gave up three earned runs in three innings of work.

Brad Correll picked up two hits in the losing cause for Clearwater.

BlueClaws Come Up On Short End of 4-2 Game

Starter Carlos Carrasco looked sharp in his Lakewood debut. Carrasco went four shutout innings, giving up four hits and striking out three against Lake County.

Nate Johnson (0-1) took the loss, allowing two runs - one earned - in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Greg Golson went 4-for-4 with a double to lead the Lakewood offense.

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