Last night's games featured of couple of late rallies for victories. Reno's was most impressive as they overcome a 7-0 deficit in the 7th inning by scoring 1 in the 7th, 3 in the 8th, and 4 in the 9th to win 8-7 led by Matt Davidson's 2-RBI walk-off single. South Bend rallied for 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to win 4-3. Mobile lost 3-2 in spite of a good performance by Spruill, and Visalia fell 6-2 as Kyle Winkler continues his fight to find his game.
3 Stars: Matt Davidson, Reno 3 for 6, 2 RBI, GWRBI
2 Stars: Zeke Spruill, Mobile 7.2 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K, 3 ER L (0-3)
1 Star: Chris Owings, Reno 2 for 5, 1 R, 1 HR (1), 2 RBI
0 Stars: Michael Perez, Visalia 0 for 3, 1 BB, 3 K
Triple A: Reno 8 Colorado 7. The Aces mounted a furious late rally with 8 runs over the final 3 frames to win 8-7 in walk-off fashion. Matt Davidson was the hero as he stroked a 2-run single with the bases loaded to drive in the game-winning runs in the bottom of the 9th. He went 3 for 6 on the night. Chris Owings hit his first homer of the year as part of a 2 for 5 night. Charles Brewer started and couldn't get out of the 5th inning after allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. Evan Marshall pitched a scoreless 9th to earn the victory.
Double A: Mobile 2 @ Montgomery 3. Zeke Spruill pitched all the way into the 8th innings after allowing 3 runs in the 2nd inning, all earned. The Bay Bears offense got it close with RBI in the 4th by Brent Clevlen and Garrett Webber. But they only got 4 hits on the night and couldn't get the equalizer.
High A: Visalia 2 @ Modesto 6. Kyle Winkler is still battling to find himself after missing all of 2011 and so far it doesn't appear he's there yet. He had a tough start last night going just 3 innings and allowing 6 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks. The Rawhide managed only 5 hits with Raywilly Gomez getting one of them along with 2 RBI. He's hitting .372 on the season. Michael Perez is having a tough time adjusting to the level as he has struck out 11 times in his first five games.
Low A: South Bend 4 Fort Wayne 3. The Silver Hawks rallied with 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th to win 4-3 and up their record to 8-2. Roidany Aguila got the game-winner with a single to score Alex Glenn. The late rally was aided by an error when Glenn hit a comebacker to the pitcher who promptly threw it away. Red-hot Jess Darrah started and wasn't as dominant as his first 2 starts but was still somewhat effective. He allowed 3 runs (1 earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings of work. Socrates Brito went 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored, while Kevin Medrano also went 2 for 4 with a double.