W - Mathis (2-2)
SV - Murray (1)
?13-18, 2.5 GB
The RedHawks limited Portland to just one run for the second consecutive game on Wednesday afternoon.
This time, it was Doug Mathis (3.76 ERA/.313 BAA) getting the starting nod, and he tossed 5.2 shutout innings. The right-hander scattered six hits, walked three and struck out a season-high eight batters.
At the plate, Julio Borbon (1/4, 3B) tripled while Nate Gold (1/4, 2B) and Max Ramirez (2/4, 2B) both doubled.
Joaquin Arias singled twice in four at-bats. He also stole his sixth base of the season.
Reliever John Bannister struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings.
A.J. Murray earned his first save of the season by hurling 1.1 hitless, scoreless frames. He walked two and struck out one.
L - Hyatt (0-1)
HR - Tracy (7)
15-17, 3.5 GB
Jared Hyatt was roughed up for seven runs in the second inning on Wednesday, and he ended up allowing seven total runs on eight hits in two innings.
Left-hander Beau Jones (2.89 ERA/.227 BAA) did a solid job in long relief, scattering four hits and giving up one run in three innings. He struck out five batters without issuing a free pass.
Jones has allowed just one earned run in his last six appearances, spanning 12 innings.
Left fielder Chad Tracy (.250/.295/.453) belted his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot that went off the scoreboard in left-center field.
Emerson Frostad (2/4, 2B), Steve Murphy (1/4, 2B) and John Whittleman (2/4, 2B) all doubled.
Second baseman Guilder Rodriguez had a pair of singles in four trips.
Flamethrowing reliever Pedro Strop had another rough outing, as he allowed four runs in two innings of work.
W - Beavan (2-4)
SV - Young (1)
HR - Gomez (5), Butler (3)
14-18, 8.5 GB
Blake Beavan appears to be hitting his stride.
After tossing a complete game in his last start, the right-hander went seven innings on Wednesday, yielding three earned runs. He scattered seven hits while walking one and striking out three.
DH Mauro Gomez (2/4, HR) and RF Joey Butler (1/3, HR, BB) both hit two-run homers.
Renny Osuna (3/5, 2B), Engel Beltre (1/3, 2B), Mitch Moreland (1/3, 2B, BB) and Davis Stoneburner (1/2, 2B, 2 BB) all doubled.
Catcher Elio Sarmiento singled twice and drove home one run in four at-bats.
Southpaw Corey Young picked up his first save of the season after tossing two scoreless innings.
?16-16, 2.5 GB
The Crawdads got a day off to travel back home to Hickory on Wednesday.
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