Matt Clark and Eugenio Velez each homered as the Sounds doubled up El Paso 4-2. Michael Blazek started and got the win after going six innings and allowing just two runs. Brent Leach, Alfredo Figaro and Rob Wooten each worked a scoreless inning of relief with Wooten earning the save. Velez finished the game 3-for-4 with a walk while Clark singled, doubled, and homered in four at bats. Pete Orr chipped in a pair of hits and Logan Schafer added a single.
The Stars were blanked by Tennessee 1-0 in a pitcher’s duel, collecting just four hits. Jed Bradley started and threw seven shutout innings. Tommy Toledo followed with a scoreless eighth but David Goforth surrendered three hits and the game’s only run in the ninth to take the loss. Josh Fellhauer and Hainley Statia each doubled while Shawn Zarraga and Yadiel Rivera singled for the only other Huntsville hits.
Daytona jumped out early with four runs in the first and knocked off Brevard by a score of 6-2. Hobbs Johnson took the loss after allowing six runs in 3.1 innings. Martin Viramontes followed with 3.2 scoreless frames. He did not allow a hit and struck out six. Tyrone Taylor singled and walked for the Manatees while Brandon Macias added a double in three at bats.
Brevard earned a split in game two with a 2-1 victory as Michael Strong tossed a complete game, going seven innings and giving up only one run to pick up his second win of the year. Greg Hopkins singled, doubled and walked in three plate appearances. Orlanod Arcia contributed two hits and a stolen base and Michael Reed singled and walked in three trips to the plate.
It was an ugly game for the Timber Rattlers, who were shut out by Clinton 10-0. Javier Salas took the loss after going five innings and allowing three runs. Victor Diaz followed but couldn’t make it out of the sixth inning, giving up six runs in two-thirds of an inning. Harvey Martin tossed the final 3.1 and gave up one run. Paul Eshleman led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a double. Clint Coulter added two hits and Taylor Brennan singled and drew a walk.
Helena was thumped by Idaho Falls 14-1. Cy Sneed got the start for the Brewers and took the loss, giving up five runs in three innings. Brandon Moore followed with two scoreless frames, but Luis Ortega allowed nine runs in 2.1 innings as Idaho Falls blew the game open. Sthervin Matos had two hits while Dionis Hinojosa, Mitch Meyer, Luis Aviles, Eric Williams and Gregory Munoz each singled and walked.
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The Brewers were off on Thursday. They’re back in action on Friday night when they host the White Sox in Maryvale.
The Braves used a 4 run ninth to help knock off the Brewers 11-8. Joan De La Cruz started and went four innings, allowing five runs. Carlos Luna followed with four innings in which he allowed two runs. Juan Diaz tossed the final inning, giving up four runs and was charged with the loss. Joantgel Segovia singled, tripled and drew a pair of walks. Juan De Los Santos went 2-for-4 with a home run. Franly Mallen had two hits and knocked in three while Yoel Vasquez tripled and walked in three plate appearances.