Pensacola Splits DH with 1-0 Win

After failing to reach the sixth inning in his first three starts Daniel Corcino turned in his second straight scoreless outing last night to lead Bakersfield to a 1-0 win that salvaged a split in their doubleheader with Lancaster. The top Reds pitching prospect has now brought his ERA down to 2.61 on the young season.

Pensacola hosted Jackson for a double header yesterday to make up for a rain out on Wednesday and dropped the first game 3-1. Pedro Villarreal was charged with his second loss of the season despite turning in a quality start. Henry Rodriguez had a couple of hits for the Wahoos and drove in their only run. Wilkin De La Rosa finished the game with scoreless seventh inning. He's only allowed one earned run over eleven appearances between Pensacola and Bakersfield.

In the nightcap Daniel Corcino shut out the Generals for six innings on three hits and three walks to pick up his second win. Donnie Joseph finished the game for his fifth save. The lefty reliever still hasn't allowed a run in twelve appearances this season. Brodie Greene had a hit, a walk, and drove in Henry Rodriguez for the only run of the game in Pensacola's last at-bat. Rodriguez is now the team leader with a .342 average.

Corcino is the top rated prospect currently pitching in the Reds developmental system. Last night was his second consecutive scoreless outing and dropped his ERA to 2.16. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his six appearances. Yesterday was his strongest effort of the season as he allowed only one runner past first base.

Game three of the four games series at Blue Wahoos Park is on the schedule for tonight.

Other News from the Farm:

Louisville ended a four game skid by a score of 4-3 after Neftali Soto led off the top of the eleventh with a home run at Durham. Bill Rhinehardt had three hits for the bats and Daniel Dorn contributed two, including an RBI triple to start the scoring in the first. Sean Gallagher turned in a quality start allowing three runs in seven innings. The Bat bullpen threw four scoreless innings of relief while Travis Webb got the win and Nick Christiani picked up his first save. Kanekoa Texiera has now allowed only one run in six appearances for an ERA of 0.69.

Lancaster scored three in the seventh to down Bakersfield 8-6 at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Billy Hamilton, Devin Lohman, and David Vidal had two hits each including Vidal's fifth home run. Kyle Lotzkar made his worst start of the season when he allowed five runs on nine hits before being lifted in the fifth. Pat Doyle lost his first game of the season.

Billy Hamilton Theft Watch:

Hamilton led off the first inning with a single and was caught attempting to steal second. He singled in the fifth and stole second before scoring on a single by Joseph Terry. He also reached on an error with two outs in the ninth, but there was no need to steal with a two run deficit at that point. The game was ended when the next batter struck out. He's now stolen 31 bases out of 38 attempts in 26 games.

Dayton tied their game in the bottom of the ninth before losing to Lake County 5-4 in the tenth. Juan Silva had three hits for the Dragons and Steve Selsky added two. Radhames Quezada allowed only two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks over six innings. Reliever Kyle McMyne lost his second.

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