Wednesday April 13, 2011
Posted: 11:10 p.m.
The Smokies used another big night at the plate, this time to offset a weak effort on the mound, to pound out 16 hits and out-slug visiting Montgomery, 12-10.
Brett Jackson three runs scored and an RBI, Marwin Gonzalez a homer and three RBIs and Matt Spencer a run scored and an RBI each had three hits. Blake Lalli, who had two hits and three runs scored, also had a homer and three RBIs. Tennessee continues to lead the Southern League in hitting, batting .360 through six as a group following Wednesday nights affair. Mobile was second at .302.
The Smokies needed another big offensive night. Starter Chris Rusin allowed six runs on nine hits in four innings while Marco Carillo gave up three runs on two hits and a pair of walks in his inning of work. Blake parker allowed a run in his two innings but earned his first victory of the season.
Clearwater knocked the Cubs from the ranks of the unbeaten Wednesday night, earning a 2-1 victory at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Joe Saverys RBI single in the eighth inning was the difference .
Nick Struck started for Daytona and had his second consecutive strong outing. He allowed a run on six hits in 5 23 innings. He fanned three and has a 1.63 ERA through two outings. Jordan Latham was tagged for the loss, allowing Saverys hit and three others in 1 23 innings.
Mike Brenly had a pair of hits for the Cubs while Logan Watkins drove in their run.
Austin Kirk did not enjoy the same success Wednesday night at Burlington that he did in his season-opening effort last week at OBrien Field. The Bees roughed up the former third-round pick, ran up his pitch count and chased him en route to an 8-7 victory.
Kirk 0-1, who allowed five first-inning runs three earned, gave up two homers and walked a pair before departing following a three-inning stint.
The Cubs eventually battled back, scoring in the top of the ninth to close to within 8-7. But it wasnt enough as a fine effort from Smaily Borges four hits, three runs scored went for naught. Fellow Cuban Rubio Silva had two hits and two RBIs, extending his hitting streak to a season-long seven games. Richard Jones missed his third straight game after being hit by a pitch in the right ankle on Sunday afternoon. The Chiefs allowed two stolen bases and they have not thrown out a base stealer in 12 attempts this season. Peoria has turned eight double plays in its last three games and lead the MWL with 11 turned.
The I-Cubs lost their third straight contest and for the fourth time in five games Wednesday night, this time dropping a 10-7 decision in Albuquerque.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx 0-1 got hit hard, allowing nine runs on nine hits three homers in four innings.
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The Intimidators ran their winning streak to five games Wednesday night, downing Delmarva, 8-3, behind a strong effort from starter Ryan Buch.
Buch 1-1 fanned a career-high eight over six innings, during which he allowed two runs one earned. Addison Reed tossed two scoreless innings before Phil Negus closed things out.
Dan Black had a homer and two RBIs to pace the Intimidators. It was the first homer and RBIs of the season for the 2009 14th-round pick who has struggled thus far. He had three hits overall as did Brady Shoemaker.
Jake Peavy made a rehab start for Charlotte Wednesday night and took the loss after an up and down outing in which Durham emerged with a 5-2 victory at Knights Field.
Peavy went six innings and allowed only two runs. But he scattered eight hits. Former Cub Brandon Guyer and Jose Lobaton each had three hits off Peavy while Russ Canzler launched a monstrous homer off the center-field scoreboard in the fifth inning to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead. Lucas Harrell then allowed three runs in three innings.
Jordan Danks had three hits and an RBI while Jim Gallagher had two hits, including a homer, and an RBI.
The Dash split a doubleheader, taking the opener, 3-2, in 10 innings before dropping the nightcap, 3-2.
A trio of relievers tossed six shutout innings in the opener after starter Joe Serafin allowed two runs on two hits in four innings. One of the hits he allowed was a homer and he walked three. Orlando Santos struck out three over three shutout innings to pick up the victory before Taylor Thompson earned the save.
Daniel Wagners RBI single in the 10th proved to be the difference. Ian Gacs two-run homer in the sixth set the stage for Wagners 10th-inning heroics.
Terry Doyle 0-1 pitched a complete game in the nightcap, scattering eight hits and striking out two. The Dash managed just four hits in his support.
Dylan Axelrod tossed shutout ball in his first outing of the season but had no such effectiveness on Wednesday as Birmingham dropped a 6-2 decision to visiting Chattanooga.
Axelrod allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings before Kyle Cofield gave up two runs in 1 13 innings. Brandon Short had a double and an RBI.
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