The Baybears used a big 4th inning to blow out the Mississippi Braves. Combined with a strong effort on the mound for RHP Zack Godley culminated into a 9-4 blowout. Jamie Westbrook has also hit in his 6th straight game and is 12 for his last 22 to push his overall line to .283/.341/.386.
3 Stars: RHP Zack Godley (Mobile) 7 2/3 IP, 2 H, 4 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 6 K, W (2-5); 1 for 3, RBI
2 Stars: RHP Matt Buschmann (Reno) 7 2/3 IP, 10 H, 2 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K
1 Star: RHP Justin Donatella (Kane County) 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, W (5-1)
0 Stars: RHP Silvino Bracho (Reno) 1 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, BS (1), L (0-1)
Reno 4, Omaha 5: The Aces got off to a hot start in this game, with starter Matt Buschmann going scoreless for the front 7 innings of the game. The Aces built up a lead with a 2-run single from Kyle Jensen in the 4th inning. The next inning, Todd Glaesmann singled home two more runs when a slowly-hit ground ball leaked through a drawn-in infield. Buschmann ran into trouble in the 8th inning after a walk and a homerun lead to two runs with no one out. Buschmann would last just 3 more batters, with the last batter singling. Dominic Leone came in to get the final out of the 8th and kept Buschmann's runner from scoring. Coming in for the save opportunity in the 9th, Bracho struggled as he got lit up for 5 hits and 3 runs in the 9th inning for his first blown save of the season. The Aces were unable to put up much offensively in the 9th inning.
Mobile 9, Mississippi 4: The Baybears got a terrific start out of Zack Godley and used a 6-run 4th inning to blow this game open early. After loading the bases with one out the Baybears got a Ronnie Freeman sac fly, a bases-clearing double from Jamie Westbrook, and RBI singles by Gabriel Noriega and Godley himself. That 6-run inning gave the Baybears a nice cushion that allowed Godley to cruise through the Mississippi lineup. Godley ran into some trouble with two outs in the 8th inning. After loading the bases, he hit a batter then reliever Joey Krehbiel induced what should have been an inning-ending fly ball to Stewart Ijames, who clanked the ball and allowed all 3 runners to score. The Bayberas picked up two more runs in the 8th inning on a safety squeeze and a Kevin Medrano double.
Visalia 0, Stockton 7: The Rawhide put up a stinker game on the mound and at the plate. Starter Ethan Elias got rocked for 6 runs on 8 hits in 3 1/3 innings. The Rawhide bats struggled to put together any offense against Ports starter Daniel Gossett, only mustering 2 hits and a pair of walks against him in 7 innings. Colin Bray had the only XBH hit of the night, which was a double. Rawhide batters struck out 12 times in 33 trips to the plate.
Kane County 3, Wisconsin 1: Shaking off his poor outing from his last start, Justin Donatella returned to his superb form. Donatella allowed 1 run in 5 1/3 innings, scattering five hits and two walks with 5 strikeouts. While Donatella was mowing down the Wisconsin lineup, the Cougars racked up a ton of extra base hits, although those didn't translate into runs because the team went 1 for 10 with RISP and stranded 11. Joe Muñoz hit his 2nd HR of the game in the 4th inning. Clinging to a 3-1 lead, the bullpen of Ryan Burr, Gabe Speier, and Cameron Gann shut the door, retiring all 11 batters faced and 4 of them on strikeouts.