Las Vegas jumped on the Sounds early and knocked them off by a score of 6-2. Johnnie Lowe made the spot start and took the loss after giving up five runs in three innings. Irving Falu had a three hit game for Nashville going 3-for-4 with a run scored. Jeff Bianchi added a 2-for-4 night while Robinzon Diaz doubled and Pete Orr singled for the only other Sounds base hits.
The Stars gave up five runs in the first and couldn’t recover, falling 7-2. Jacob Barnes started and took the loss, giving up five runs, three earned in just 1.2 innings. Nick Shaw had the only multi-hit game for Huntsville, going 2-for-4. Jason Rogers and Shawn Zarraga each singled and walked.
The Cubs got to Brevard’s bullpen late to knock off the Manatees in the second half opener. Nicky Delmonico and Nathan Orf each went 2-for-4 with a double. Michael Reed and Orlando Arcia each added a double and Tyrone Taylor chipped in a triple. Damien Magnifico started and went four innings before giving way to Chad Pierce. Pierce was charged with three runs in 2.2 innings and took the loss.
WISCONSIN, Burlington PPD Rain
The Timber Rattlers were rained out in Burlington on Thursday evening. They will play a doubleheader on Friday starting at 5:00 pm.
Helena pitchers allowed 16 runs on seven hits as the Brewers fell to 1-3 on the young season. Luis Ortega got the start and gave ups seven runs in 2.2 innings of work. Cy Sneed pitched two scoreless innings of relief in his pro debut. Brandon Diaz led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a home run and a pair of walks. Elvis Rubio also homered while Dustin DeMuth added two doubles in five at bats and Gregory McCall went 2-for-4.
The Brewers got a solid team pitching effort, giving up only one run to knock off the Astros 4-1. Joan De La Cruz got the start for the Brewers and gave up a run in three innings. Melvin Tejada followed with three scoreless to pick up the win. Carlos Luna worked two shutout innings and Doni Arias shut the door in the ninth to earn his fifth save. Joantgel Segovia went 2-for-3 with a walk and improved his average to an even .600 on the season. Franley Mallen also had a two hit game, going 2-for-5 with a double and Nicolas Pierre added a single and a walk.