Not much of note here, so let's get right on with the stars of the day. May be the first time this year we've had the same guy with the top award on consecutive days? For Daniel Palka did it again...
3 Stars: Daniel Palka, South Bend 3 for 4, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR (6), 2 RBI
2 Stars: Zach Esquerra, South Bend 3 for 4, 2 DBL, 3 RBI, SB
1 Star: Jake Lamb, Mobile 2 for 4, 2 DBL, RBI
0 stars: Tom Jamieson, South Bend 1.1 IP, 6 H, 0 K, 3 R, W (!)
Tripla-A Reno: postponed. Sunday's game between the Reno Aces and Albuquerque Isotopes was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader Friday, June 27, the next time Reno returns to Albuquerque.
Double-A Mobile 2 @ Tennessee 7. A four-run fourth for the Smokies put them five up and largely ended this as a meaningful contest. BayBears starter Michael Lee was tagged for five runs, four earned, in four innings on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Mobile got on the board with a two-run sixth, but it was largely a token gesture as they were seven down by that point. 3B Jake Lamb had a pair of doubles and drove in one of those runs, while RF Dustin Martin reached base three times, on a double, a single and a walk. SS Mike Freeman had two walks and stole his seventh base.
High-A Visalia 2 @ San Jose 3. A fielding error by RF Alex Glenn in the seventh proved costly for the Rawhide, allowing what proved to be the winning run to score. Visalia took the lead in the second, Ryan Court scoring after a lead-off triple, but San Jose came back with two off Jesse Darrah in the fourth. He went six, giving up four hits, two walks and those two earned runs, with five K's. The Rawhide tied things up on a Giants error in the sixth, but it wasn't their night. 2B Fidel Pena had a pair of hits, 3B Brandon Drury and Glenn each had a hit and a walk.
Class A South Bend 7, Lansing 6. The Silver Hawks were 5-2 up after five, but blew the lead and it took two runs in the seventh to regain it. 1B Daniel Palka finished a triple short of the cycle, including his sixth home-run of the season, drove in two runs and also walked. SS Zach Esquerra also had three hits, with two doubles, three RBI and a stolen base. Blaine Weller allowed three runs in 5.2 innings, on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts, but Tom Jamieson got a thoroughly undeserved win in relief. Daniel Gibson struck out the side in the eighth, and Silvino Bracho picked up his ninth save for a perfect ninth.