Around the Horn: Saturday, June 14th
Tacoma 8, NASHVILLE 1
The Sounds were routed by Tacoma as starting pitcher Taylor Jungmann surrendered six runs, five earned in five innings. Dustin Molleken briefly stopped the bleeding with three shutout innings, but Donovan Hand got touched up for a pair of runs in the ninth. Pete Orr had the only multi-hit game for the Sounds, going 2-for-4 and Jeff Bianchi homered for the only Nashville run of the game.
Chattanooga 7, HUNTSVILLE 8
The Stars got a two-run home run from D’Vontrey Richardson in the 8th inning to break a 6-6 tie, and held on for the win. First baseman Nick Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double and was hit by a pitch. Shawn Zarraga went 2-for-4 and Hainley Statia singled and walked twice. Drew Gagnon started and went five innings, allowing three runs. David Goforth worked the final inning and a third to earn his third win of the year.
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The Manatees are off for the Florida State Leauge’s All-Star break. The FSL will hold their game on Saturday evening. The team will return to action on Monday.
WISCONSIN 7, Quad Cities 0
The Timber Rattlers shutout the River Bandits behind a strong pitching performance from the tandem of Victor Diaz and Anthony Banda. Diaz went six innings and gave up just one hit to earn the win, and Banda tossed the final three scoreless to earn his second save. Johnny Davis led the offensive attack, going 3-for-5 with a run scored. Francisco Castillo singled, doubled and walked in four plate appearances, Jose Pena went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in, and Michael Ratterree went 2-for-4.
DSL BREWERS 4, DSL Tigers 2
The Brewers used a three run eighth inning to knock off the Tigers and move to 8-4 on the season. 17-year-old Venezuelan Nelson Hernandez started and went seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits to pick up his first professional win. Axel Cordero followed with a scoreless inning of relief and Doni Arias worked the ninth to record his fourth save. First baseman Raphachel Colatosti went 2-for-4 with a double and knocked in a run while center fielder Joantgel Segovia, back in action for the first time since June 2nd, went 2-for-4 with a double.
PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Johnny Davis (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) – 3-for-5, Run Scored
The Timber Rattlers leadoff hitter went 3-for-5 and scored a run in Wisconsin’s 7-0 win. That performance raised Davis’s season average to .288 through 54 games.
Victor Diaz (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) – W, 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 6 K
Diaz combined with Anthony Banda to shut out Quad Cities on Friday night. He went six innings, allowing just one hit and striking out six in the process. The win improved the 20-year-old Venezuelan’s record for the season to 2-2 and lowered his earned run average to 3.69.
The Brewers made a couple of moves following their game on Friday night, promoting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to the active roster following his rehab assignment in the minor leagues and bringing utility man Elian Herrera back up from Nashville. To make room on the roster, infielder Irving Falu and outfielder Logan Schafer were both sent to Nashville.
Tacoma (Mariners) at NASHVILLE 6:35 pm
Scheduled Starter: Brad Mills
Chattanooga (Dodgers) at HUNTSVILLE 6:30 pm
Scheduled Starter: Jed Bradley
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WISCONSIN at Quad Cities (Astros) 6:00 pm
Scheduled Starter: Tyler Alexander
DSL Blue Jays at DSL BREWERS 9:30 am