Two out of three ain’t bad, they say and the Blue Jays’ minor leaguers did just that, getting wins from New Hampshire and Lansing with the Bisons dropping their series opener against Columbus. Dunedin didn’t play thanks to rain.
Buffalo Bisons 4, Columbus Clippers 5
The Buffalo Bisons put up a good fight, tying up the score with the Columbus Clippers in the fifth inning but couldn’t score again as the Clippers got a run in the top of the 12th to beat the Bisons 5-4. Starter Chris Leroux was charged with all four runs but none were earned as he gave up seven hits and two walks over six innings with two strikeouts. Ben Rowen, Bo Schultz and Chad Jenkins pitched two innings each with both Rowen and Schultz allowing two hits and Schultz striking out two. Jenkins gave up the Clippers’ winning run in the 12th, allowing three hits and striking out two.
Player of the Game: Domonic Brown
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 9, Reading Fightin Phils 1
Casey Lawrence came up with an excellent start for the Fisher Cats while the offense powered their way to a 9-1 win over the Reading Fightin Phils. Lawrence went seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Colt Hynes provided 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, striking out two and Wil Browning finished with 2/3 of an inning, striking out one of the two batters he faced.
The Fisher Cats banged out 13 hits including three each from Jon Berti (3/5, 2B, RBI) and Christian Lopes (3/4, 2B, 3 RBI, SB). Rowdy Tellez was 2/3 with a double, two runs and an RBI while Ian Parmley brought up his average to .304 with a 2/4 game, driving in a run and scoring one. Ryan Lavarnway was 1/2 with two runs and two walks.
Player of the Game: Casey Lawrence, Christian Lopes and Jon Berti
Dunedin Blue Jays, Daytona Tortugas
Postponed due to rain
Lansing Lugnuts 5, South Bend Cubs 4
After two losses, the Lansing Lugnuts got a win against the South Bend Cubs, seeing another solid start from Ryan Borucki. Borucki went seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts to earn his second win of the season. Patrick Murphy followed and gave up a run on two hits and two walks in one inning and Dusty Isaacs earned his ninth save with a scoreless ninth, striking out two.
The Lugnuts got 10 hits on the game including two from the red-hot Gunnar Heidt who scored once. Juan Kelly was 2/5 with a double and two RBI and Carl Wise hit his first home run of the year, driving in a pair and taking a walk. Max Pentecost was 1/4 with a walk.
Player of the Game: Ryan Borucki
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