AAA: Omaha 8, Portland 2
W: Nate Hoelscher (2-0, 4.09), S: SV: Thad Markray (1)
|CF Joey Gathright||3||2||3||0||0||0||0||2||0||.328|
|1B Craig Brazell||5||1||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||.315|
|SS Mike Aviles||5||3||3||2||0||0||1||0||0||.326|
|LF Justin Huber||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||.265|
The O-Royals improved their record to 30-27 with a win over Portland, 8-2. The offense was fueled by Joey Gathright, who reached base five times, going with 3-for-3 with two walks and his league-leading 20th stolen base. Craig Brazell and Mike Aviles each contributed with a couple of doubles, while Justin Huber also had two hits and a stolen base. Billy Buckner got the start for Omaha, going four innings while giving up a two runs on four hits.
AA: Midland 4, Wichita 2
L: Danny Tamayo (0-1, 7.20)
|RF Jake Blalock||4||0||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.192|
Staff ace Luke Hochevar got the start for Wichita, and it was another good one. Hochevar went 5.2 innings, allowing four hits and only one run. The offensive performance, however, left a lot to be desired, as the Wranglers only scrapped together six hits and two runs. Recently acquired Jake Blalock led the way with two hits. Chris Lubanski has seen his average drop almost 30 points in the last three days, in the midst of a 0-for-14 slump.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks game against Salem was rained out on Sunday after two innings. The Blue Rocks come home on Monday to face the Kinston Indians.
Low A: Burlington 5, Cedar Rapids 3 (Game 1)
W: Matt Campbell (4-2, 3.47)
HR: Brady Everett (4)
|CF Derrick Robinson||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||3||.262|
|SS Chris McConnell||3||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||1||.228|
|1B Brady Everett||3||1||1||0||0||1||2||0||1||.269|
|Matt Campbell (W, 4-2)||7.0||6||3||3||1||8||0||3.47|
The Bees came out on top in the first game of the double-header, behind a complete game effort from southpaw Matt Campbell. Campbell threw a gem, allowing three runs in the seven innings while striking out a season high eight batters. Chris McConnell was the sparkplug offensively, going 2-for-3 with a double and a triple. Brady Everett went deep for the Bees, hitting his fourth homer of the season.
Burlington 2, Cedar Rapids 0 (Game 2)
W: Harold Mozingo (5-5, 3.79)
|CF Derrick Robinson||4||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.269|
|SS Jeff Bianchi||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||.243|
|Harold Mozingo (W, 5-5)||7.0||2||0||0||0||8||0||3.79|
Burlington got the win in game two, completing the sweep of the doubleheader on Sunday. While Campbell's pitching in the first game was great, Harold Mozingo's was on a totally different level. Mozingo allowed only two baserunners, both on hits, and struck out a season high eight to pick up his fifth win of the season in a complete game shutout (7 innings). Derrick Robinson went 2-for-4 on the day, picking up a couple of stolen bases as well. Robinson has been hitting the ball much better as of late after his slow start, and he's now batting .317 in his last 10 games. The Bees will play two more games tomorrow against Cedar Rapids.