Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Carolina Mudcats 2
Box Score · Hillcats improve to 53-57
Tyler Friis played hero offensively for Lynchburg with the only multi-hit game and driving in all three runs, including the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning on an RBI single.
The only other Hillcat to reach base safely twice was Li-Jen Chu, who went 1-3 with a double and a walk.
Starting pitcher Anderson Polanco allowed two runs (one earned) in 5.0 innings on five hits while striking out seven and walking four.
Relievers Ben Krauth, Nick Sandlin and Dalbert Siri slammed the door with four innings of one-hit shutout pitching while striking out a eight batters.
Lake County Captains 4, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2
Box Score · Captains improve to 47-66
In his full-season debut for Lake County, top 10 Indians prospect Luis Oviedo was impressive, throwing 5.0 scoreless innings of two-hit ball while striking out four and walking four to earn his first Single-A victory and snap Lake County’s seven-game losing streak.
Gabriel Mejia went 2-4 with a walk and a stolen base, Todd Isaacs went 2-4 with a double and Will Benson went 1-3 with his team-leading 17th home run, a walk and a stolen base to pace the Captains offensively.
Jonathan Laureano and Elvis Perez also reached base safely twice.
Piggy-back partner Felix Tati allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in 4.0 innings of relief while striking out three and walking two to earn the save in relief.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 3, State College Spikes 4 (F/11)
Box Score · Scrappers fall to 29-19
Tyler Freeman extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a double, but it wasn’t enough as Mahoning Valley couldn’t come up with the clutch hits in extra innings on Monday.
Simeon Lucas went 2-4 with a double, Henry Pujols went 2-5 and Hosea Nelson hit his team-leading seventh home run, but the Scrappers were held scoreless in the 10th and 11th innings when they could have either walked off or tied the game despite starting with a runner on second base.
Yeffersson Yannuzzi made a promising debut in his first start for Mahoning Valley since being promoted from the Arizona Rookie League. Yannuzzi allowed one run in 5.0 innings on three hits while striking out four and walking three.
The bullpen did not allow an earned run the rest of the way, but that wasn’t enough as three unearned runs were the Scrappers’ undoing.
DSL Indians 1, DSL Cubs1 4
Box Score · Indians fall to 25-29
The DSL Indians offense could not get out of first gear, scoring just one run as no players had a multi-hit game or an extra base hit.
Roger Marmol and Jhonkensy Noel both went 1-3 with a walk as the team went 0-9 with runners in scoring position.
Box Score · Indians improve to 26-11
If you thought Trevor Bauer striking out 10 batters in the first five innings against Minnesota was impressive yesterday, Ignacio Feliz would have said “Hold my beer” (if he was legally old enough to drink, that is).
The 19-year old Dominican right-hander whiffed a whopping 10 batters in just 4.0 innings of work on Monday. Felix allowed one run on two hits while also walking three. On the season thus far, Felix holds an impressive 2.13 ERA while striking out 46 batters in 38 innings through eight starts.
Miguel Jerez paved the way offensively, going 3-5 with his 9th home run, setting a record for AZL Indians players. The previous record holders had been Bobby Bradley and Oscar Gonzalez, who both had hit eight home runs in an AZL season.
Johnathan Rodriguez also went 2-5 with his first home run of his professional career. Marcos Gonzalez, Ruben Cardenas and Pedro Alfonseca also collected multi-hit games for the Indians in the victory.
Box Score · Indians fall to 22-17
Not to be outdone by Jerez, Billy Wilson also blasted his 9th home run of the season, to tie Jerez for the league lead in the AZL and tie the Indians record. Wilson also stole a base.
Brayan Rochio, Gionti Turner, Yainer Diaz and Felix Fernandez all had multi-hit games for the Indians. Diaz raised his batting average to a ridiculous .411 with his 2-4 game, which leads all players in the Arizona Rookie League.
Indians 2018 first round draft pick Bo Naylor also went 1-3 with a double and a walk while Korey Holland walked three times.
Sergio Morillo pitched well in his 2018 AZL debut, allowing one unearned run in 5.0 innings while striking out two and walking one, but relievers Jerson Ramirez and Jahir Valera allowed a combined five runs to score over the next three innings to blow the save and take the loss.