Drew Waters and Tyler Neslony had big days at the plate in Mississippi’s win over the Shuckers.
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(41-48) Mississippi Braves 7, (51-39) Biloxi Shuckers 4
- Ender Inciarte, CF: 2-2, .400/.400/.400
- Cristian Pache, CF: 1-2, 2B .294/.352/.519
- Drew Waters, LF: 2-3, .334/.377/.515
- Kyle Muller, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3.69 ERA
The Braves used an onslaught of offense to overcome some early runs by the Barons. With the Braves trailing by two runs Drew Waters singled in the third inning and then Tyler Neslony drove him in with a two run home run that tied the game. In the seventh inning Ender Inciarte singled with two outs to start a rally, then consecutive hits from Waters, Neslony, and Ryan Casteel brought in three more runs and put Mississippi up 6-3. The Braves added some 8th inning insurance thanks to Riley Unroe who singled, stole second base, and then scored on a couple of ground outs.
Kyle Muller had issues with his command throughout his start, and while he worked around most of his problems his glaring issues in the first inning put the Braves behind a couple of runs. While Muller didn’t have a lot of walks he went into some deep counts and missed across the zone and allowed five hits in his first three innings. Muller started to take a bit off in the fourth and things settled down for him, and though he did allow another run in the final three innings he was mostly stellar with only one hit, no walks, and four strikeouts. Jason Hursh pitched two scoreless innings of relief with no walks and a couple of strikeouts.
Next Game: 7/11 vs (39-50) Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp @ 7:05 PM ET
MIS: Kevin Hausman
BLX: Edward Cabrera (2-0, 2.25 ERA)
(30-56) Florida Fire Frogs 2, (50-35) Charlotte Stone Crabs 5 GM 1
- Trey Harris, RF: 1-3, .286/.375/.429
- CJ Alexander, 1B: 0-2, BB, .222/.417/.222
- Hayden Deal, SP: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2.98 ERA
(30-57) Florida Fire Frogs 0, (51-35) Charlotte Stone Crabs 4 GM 2
- Trey Harris, RF: 0-3, .277/.365/.416
- Matt Hartman, SP: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 5.45 ERA
The Fire Frogs got swept in their double header with both the offense and pitching staff having bad games as the fell to the Stone Crabs. Drew Lugbauer was a bright spot in game one, with two hits and one of the two Fire Frogs RBIs. The other came from Andrew Moritz, who also had a multi hit game and has played significantly better since his promotion out of Rome. Hayden Deal had a spotty first inning and gave up all three of his runs on four hits, then continued to get beat around a bit with five more hits allowed over his next 3 1⁄3 innings. He was able to work around those hits to prevent further damage but the Fire Frogs never caught up in the game. Each of Walter Borkovich and Troy Bacon allowed a run in their relief outings.
The Fire Frogs offense totaled just three hits and one walk in the second game of the double header, and the Stone Crabs knocked the Florida staff around for four runs to take a commanding win. Once again first inning troubles vexed the starter, with Matt Hartman giving up two of his three runs on a walk and a double in the first inning. Hartman struck out five batters through his first two innings but his pace slowed afterwards and he only punched out one more batter. The Stone Crabs tacked on one more run off of Hartman in the fourth before the game was turned over to the bullpen in the sixth. Reliever Lukas Young went two innings and allowed a run.
Next Game: 7/10 vs (51-35) Charlotte Stone Crabs @ 6:00 PM ET
FLO: Brooks Wilson (1-1, 1.56 ERA)
CHA: Tommy Romero (7-2, 1.84 ERA)
(40-48) Rome Braves 6, (46-43) Charleston Riverdogs 9
- Shea Langeliers, C: 1-4, BB, .216/.305/.373
- Justin Dean, CF: 2-5, 3B, 2 RBI, .290/.405/.449
- Braden Shewmake, SS: 0-5, .408/.444/.605
- Alan Rangel, SP: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 5.19 ERA
Rome’s offense put up a fight with six runs, including a five run eighth inning, but couldn’t overcome the eight runs the Charleston scored in the sixth and lost 9-6. The Braves were gifted their first run thanks to an error with two outs and after a wild pitch got Shea Langeliers over to second base he was able to score on a single into left field for the first run. Rome found themselves trailing by eight runs after the sixth inning, and in the eighth they finally began to make some headway on offense. After a leadoff walk to Langeliers and another walk Braulio Vasquez came through with a run-scoring single and then Justin Dean brought the game back within four on a two run triple. Drew Campbell singled to bring in Dean and the game was within reach, but the inning ended there and the Braves couldn’t make any noise in the ninth.
Alan Rangel looked sharp on the mound through his first five innings, allowing only two hits and one run on a third inning home run. With the game tied at one run for each side Rangel came out to pitch in the sixth, and the game took a tailspin quickly. Rangel loaded the bases on a couple of hits and a walk, and then a double cleared the bases and put Charleston’s lead out to four. After two more hits scored two more runs Rangel was pulled for Ryan Shetter, who got a quick stikeout and then allowed three more hits to score three more runs and put the game at 9-1. Shetter returned to pitch a scoreless seventh inning before turning the ball over to Kasey Kalich. Kalich loaded the bases on consecutive one-out walks, but struck out three batters in the inning to retire the side with no score.
Next Game: 7/6 vs (36-50) Asheville Tourists @ 6:00 PM ET
ROM: Jose Olague (7-6, 3.28 ERA)
CSC: Luis Medina (1-7, 8.38 ERA)