The Sounds were shut out as Jimmy Nelson suffered just his second loss of the season. Nelson went 5.2 innings and allowed five runs, though only two were earned. Logan Schafer led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a double and a triple. He also drew a walk. Eugenio Velez singled and doubled in three at bats while Jeremy Hermida picked up a double and Hunter Morris singled for the only other Nashville hits.
The Stars were off on Monday as the Southern League takes a break for their All-Star game to be played on Tuesday night. Huntsville will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Pensacola.
The Manatees got seven shutout innings from starter Jorge Lopez, who improved to 7-2 on the season. Martin Viaramontes and Kevin Shackelford worked the final two innings to preserve the shutout. Brevard’s offense didn’t do much, but they managed to plate the game’s only run when Orlando Arcia scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. Mike Garza had two hits in three at bats, while Arcia added a double and Cameron Garfield chipped in a single for the only Manatees hits.
The Timber Rattlers are off for the Midwest League All-Star break. They will return to the diamond on Thursday when they travel to Burlington to open up the second half.
Helena starter Chad Thompson got roughed up early on, allowing five runs in four innings as the Brewers dropped their 2014 opener. Brandon Moore followed with three innings, allowing three runs. Junior Rincon pitched a scoreless eighth and the game was called due to rain after eight innings. Elvis Rubio and Luis Aviles each went 2-for-4 while designated hitter Greg McCall hit his first home run. Catcher Jack Cleary and second baseman Gregory Muñoz each added a single and a walk.
The Brewers got on the board with a run in the first but could do nothing after that and fell to the Blue Jays 3-1. Joantgel Segovia moved in to the leadoff spot and continued to hit, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk. Johel Atencio and Raphachel Colatosti each singled for the only other Brewers hits. Pedro Peguero started and went three innings, giving up one run. Melvin Tejada gave up just one unearned run in two innings but was tagged with the loss.
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