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LOUISVILLE 7, NORFOLK (ORIOLES) 0: LHP Travis Wood (5-6) was brilliant in his 8.0 shutout innings, scattering 5 hits with 1 walk and 9 strikeouts…the Bats scored 7 runs on 14 hits…CF Chris Burke (2-for-5) and RF Wladimir Balentien (2-for-4) both homered…C Wilkin Castillo went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and a run scored…SS Chris Valaika ripped 2 doubles and drove in a pair of runs.

CAROLINA 11, TENNESSEE (CUBS) 4: LHP Tom Cochran (4-3) started for Carolina and allowed 1 run on 6 hits in 5.0 innings (1bb, 4k, 1hr)…RHP Ruben Medina fired 2.0 scoreless innings of relief (1h, 1bb)…RHP Brad Boxberger, who yesterday was promoted from Lynchburg, was reached for 3 runs on 4 hits in 1.0 inning (1k)…CF Dave Sappelt paced the offense with 3 hits including a 2-run homer, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored…SS Kris Negron doubled, homered and drove in 4 runs…1b Eric Eymann went 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored.

LYNCHBURG 9, KINSTON (INDIANS) 1: RHP James Avery (3-2) was outstanding in his 5.0 innings, allowing a run on 6 hits with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts…RHP Jeff Jeffords pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief (1h, 2k)…the Hillcats plated 9 runs on a ******** 16 hits (5-for-18 w/RISP, 14 LOB)…SS Brodie Greene went 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and a run scored…RF Josh Fellhauer had 3 hits…1b Neftali Soto went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored.

DAYTON 6, LANSING (BLUE JAYS) 7: 11 INNINGS – Lansing scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 11th to win it…RHP Tim Crabbe started for Dayton and pitched 5.0 scoreless innings (1h, 6bb, 6k)…RHP Pedro Villareal (3-5) gave up 3 runs (1er) in 0.2 innings to suffer the loss…the Dragons scored 6 runs on 12 hits…LF Cameron Satterwhite went 3-for-5 with 3 doubles, 2 runs scored and an RBI…C Mark Fleury (2rbi) and 1b Chris Richburg both homered…Richburg’s landed on the roof of State Side Deli in Okemos…CF Ryan LaMarre (2nd round pick) went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

BILLINGS 8, MISSOULA (D’BACKS) 9: LHP Tanner Robles started for Billings and allowed 4 runs (3er) on 5 hits in 2.2 innings (3bb, 2k, 1hr)…LHP Blaine Howell (0-1) suffered the loss in relief (1ip, 4h, 2r)…the Mustangs ponied up 8 runs on 12 hits…3b Oliver “Sugar” Santos went 4-for-5 with an RBI and 2 runs scored…DH Juan Duran blasted a home run into a real-life bear cave at nearby Rattlesnake Wilderness…RF Yorman Rodriguez (2-for-5, 3 RBI) also homered.

AZL REDS: The AZL Reds were off yesterday observing the 134th anniversary of the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.


LHP Travis Wood (Louisville) last night at Norfolk pitched 8.0 shutout innings (5h, 1bb, 9k) to record his 5th victory of the season…beginning 5/18, Wood has pitched 8 consecutive quality starts (4-2, 1.62 ERA, 55.2ip, 12r/10er, 11bb, 56k, .186 opponents batting average). 

Yesterday RHP Brad Boxberger was promoted from Class-A Lynchburg to Double-A Carolina…Boxberger, 22, went 4-6 with a 3.19 ERA in 14 appearances (13 starts) for Lynchburg and pitched a scoreless inning of relief earlier this week in the Carolina League vs California League All-Star Game.  


“We have a primarily left-handed lineup against a tough lefty pitcher throwing the way he was – not the best match-up for us. You saw some textbook pitching out there today.”- Norfolk interim manager Bobby Dickerson on Travis Wood (The Virginian-Pilot)

“He located all of his pitches, fast, slow, up, down. He had command of the strike zone all night and was locating everything.”- Norfolk catcher Michel Hernandez on Wood
(The Virginian-Pilot)


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