The Sounds used four home runs to double up Reno 12-6 on Thursday night. Eugenio Velez, Kevin Mattison, Pete Orr and pitcher Jeff Heckathorn all homered for Nashville. Velez finished the evening 3-for-4 with a double, home run and five runs batted in. Caleb Gindl and Sean Halton each went 3-for-5 with a double and Orr went 2-for-5 and knocked in two runs. Michael Blazek started and worked 4.2 scoreless innings before turning it over to Alfredo Figaro who picked up the win for the Sounds.
The Stars put up seven runs late and rolled to an 11-5 win over the Lookouts. Jason Rogers led the offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs batted in. Hainley Statia also had a three hit game and knocked in three. Nick Ramirez clubbed his 11th home run of the season and drew a pair of walks while Shawn Zarraga went 2-for-2 with two doubles. Tommy Toledo earned the win for Huntsville and Tim Dillard worked the final three innings, allowing just one run to pick up the save.
The Manatees were shut out in game one of their doubleheader on Thursday morning, picking up just four hits. Cameron Garfield, Victor Roache, Mike Garza and Alfredo Rodriguez each recorded a single, but that was it for the BC offense. Austin Ross got the start and went the whole way, allowing three runs in six innings of work, but suffered his first loss of the season. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to rain.
The Rattlers kept their playoff hopes alive, knocking off Beloit 8-2. Francisco Castillo had two singles, a double and a walk in five trips to the plate. Clint Coulter walked three times and had a sacrifice fly while Rafael Neda went 2-for-4. Preston Gainey started and went seven innings, giving up just two runs to collect his second win of the year. Rodolfo Fernandez worked the final two scoreless innings.
The Tigers scored four in the first and tacked on a couple insurance runs to knock off the Brewers on Thursday morning. Leadoff hitter Nicolas Pierre reached base four times, going 3-for-4 with a walk. Right fielder Yerald Martinez also went 3-for-4 and first baseman Kevin Martinez added two hits in four at bats. Joan De La Cruz took the loss for the Brewers after allowing five runs in four innings.
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