NW Arkansas was again postponed due to heavy rain and will makeup the game in a May 21st doubleheader.
The Omaha Storm Chasers continue to play great baseball, as they beat the Nashville Sound 9-0. Vin Mazzaro pitched his best game of the season so far as he pitched seven shutout innings. He gave up five hits while striking out five. Jesse Chavez followed with two one-hit innings. The Storm Chasers scored four runs in the 1st inning and another four more in the 3rd. Leadoff man Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a homerun, while Eric Hosmer, Clint Robinson, and Lance Zawadzki each had two hits. Mike Moustakas added a triple and three RBIs.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks split their doubleheader in Winston-Salem. They took the first game 10-2 as every starter but Joey Lewis had at least one hit. As a team they collected five doubles and a Jose Bonilla homerun. Cuban Noel Arguelles continues to impress as he allowed two runs on four hits over 4.1 innings. Michael Mariot continues to piggy-back Arguelles and he pitched 2.2 shutout innings. Mariot lowered his ERA to 0.84.
In Game 2, Blue Rocks starter Jake Odorizzi struck out ten (which tied a career-high) and only allowed two runs on four hits over six innings. Dash first baseman Ian Gac tied the game with a two-run homer in the 6th inning. The game would head into the bottom of the 8th inning tied at 2-2 when former Chicago White Sox number one pick Jared Mitchell homered for the Dash’s walk-off victory.
The Kane County Cougars also split their doubleheader against the Clinton LumberKings as they lost 3-2 and won 10-3. In Game 1, the Cougars scored eight runs in the 4th inning to cruise. Leonel Santiago allowed just one run on seven hits over seven innings. He also struck out six. Offensively, Brian Fletcher went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, raising his average to .350.
In Game 2, the Cougars collected just five hits and scored their two runs in the bottom of the 6th, capped by a Yowill Espinal RBI triple (he would score on a ground out). They had the tying run on second base with two outs in the bottom of the 7th, but Gerard Hall grounded out to end the game. Greg Billo pitched 3.1 shutout innings of relief for the Cougars.