Jerry Hairston, Jr. only had 1 hit, and made it a big one. Hairston hit his first homerun of the season in the 5th inning with 2 on and 2 outs to lift the Bats to a 4-1 win. Hairston is hitting .421/.463/.711 in 10 games this season.
Matt Belisle picked up the win and appears to be on the speedy track back to Cincinnati. Matt went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 8 hits and a walk while striking out 6. In 3 minor league starts, he has gone 24.2 innings, allowed 3 earned runs on 17 hits and 1 walk. He’s struck out 12.
The Lookouts had a 7-1 lead in this game and held on late for a 2 run victory. Craig Tatum went 3-5 for the Lookouts with a homerun, double, 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. Sean Henry also hit a homerun, going 2-5 on the night with 2 runs scored, 3 runs batted in, and he added a triple. Cody Strait also had 2 hits in 5 at-bats. Strait had a double and scored a run.
Daryl Thompson was stellar once again. Thompson allowed 1 run on 5 hits and struck out 7 in 5.2 innings of work. He moved his record to 2-0 on the season and now posts a 0.51 ERA in 17.2 innings.
I think the Reds need to make note and not schedule anymore 10:30 a.m. games the rest of the season. Sarasota had barely woken up yet and found themselves in a huge hole. Starter Camilo Vazquez went 2.2 innings, giving up 9 runs on 9 hits and 3 walks. Obviously the bullpen did not fare much better. Logan Ondrusek gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks in 1.1 innings of relief. Lee Tabor gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 1 inning of work.
Not much to mention offensively either, other than Juan Francisco went 2-4 with a homerun and an rbi. It was Juan’s 3rd homerun of the season.
Beloit 8 – Dayton 6; final 11
Keltavious Jones was a single short of the cycle in a 3-5 night. Jones scored twice, added the lone double, triple, and homerun. He also drove in 1. Kevyn Feiner went 2-5 with 2 rbis and Jason Bour went 2-5 with a double and run scored.