The Sounds had the day off on Wednesday after wrapping up their road trip. They return home on Thursday night to play host to the New Orleans Zephyrs at 7:05.
The Stars were doubled up by Montgomery as Jed Bradley gave up three runs in seven innings and was charged with the loss. Tim Dillard followed Bradley and gave up one run in 1.1 innings and Tanner Poppe recorded the final two outs for Huntsville. Offensively Nick Shaw went 2-for-4 and drove in a run while Joey Paciorek and Jason Rogers each added a single and a walk.
Lakeland got three runs in the first inning off starter Chad Pierce and that was enough to knock off the Manatees 4-1. Pierce took the loss after allowing four runs in three innings. Mike Strong followed with four scoreless and Stephen Peterson worked two innings without giving up a run. Nathan Orf had the only multi-hit game for Brevard, going 2-for-5. Michael Reed doubled and walked while Victor Roache singled and knocked in a run.
Anthony Banda turned in another solid start for the Timber Rattlers on Wednesday afternoon, going five innings and allowing only two runs as he earned his fourth win of the season. Victor Diaz followed with four scoreless frames to pick up his first save. Garrett Cooper led the Wisconsin offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run batted in. Second baseman Steven Halcomb also reached base twice with a single and a walk.
Great Falls got a run in the tenth to break a 2-2 tie and knock off Helena on Wednesday night. Cy Sneed started and went three innings, allowing two unearned runs. Luis Ortega followed with five shutout innings and Junior Rincon struck out the side in the ninth before surrendering the game winner in the tenth. Dustin DeMuth added two more hits in four at bats and Brandon Diaz hit his third home run and drew a walk.
The Brewers improved to 4-1 on the season on a walk-off home run off the bat of Sthervin Matos in the bottom of the ninth. It was part of a 2-for-5 night for Matos who also doubled and scored a pair of runs. Carlos Belonis also had two hits, including an inside-the-park home run. Matt Martin singled and doubled while Daniel Leonardo added a single and two walks. Milton Gomez made the start on the mound and gave up just two unearned runs in five innings. Seth Harvey followed with a scoreless inning and Bubba Blau pitched 2.1 innings without allowing a run to earn the win.
The Brewers put up five runs over the final three innings to nip the Cubs 6-5. Yosmer Leal started and went six innings, giving up only one run while striking out five. Orlando Torrez followed and picked up the win despite allowing three runs in two inning of work. Jesus Brea pitched the ninth, allowing an unearned run but holding on to pick up the save. Johel Atencio singled and doubled in four at bats while Kevin Martinez also went 2-for-4 and Nicolas Pierre hit his second home run of the season.
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