(75-66) Gwinnett Braves 1 vs (77-64) Norfolk Tides 3
- Mallex Smith, CF: 1-4, SB, .285/.336/.370
- Jordan Lennerton, 1B: 2-3, HR, 1 RBI, 1 run, .232/.317/.348
- Tyrell Jenkins, SP: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 3.57 ERA
Gwinnett's efforts to get in to the postseason faltered a bit as the offense went quiet and the Braves fell 3-1. The Braves only managed three hits in the game and scored their only run on a Jordan Lennerton solo homer in the top of the 5th to give them the lead. However, the offense went quiet after that and the Tides scored three runs off of David Carpenter to take the lead and steal the game. The big story in the game was the activation of Tyrell Jenkins off of the DL (dead arm) to make the start. Gwinnett did not keep him in the game long, but he was successful in his short appearance.
(69-65) Mississippi Braves 10 vs. (55-81) Jacksonville Suns 6
- Emerson Landoni, SS: 3-5, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 1 2B, .300/.338/.384
- Kevin Ahrens, 1B: 2-4, 2 RBI, .240/.316/.365
- Steve Rodriguez, C: 3-5, 2 runs, 1 2B, .210/.303/.247
- John Gant, SP: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1.99 ERA
Mississippi continued its good work in the quest to make the playoffs as they surged late in the game to beat Jacksonville 10-6. Six different Mississippi players drove in runs on offense, including Rio Ruiz although he was held hitless. Emerson Landoni continues to hit as he had three more knocks in this game to bring his average on the year to .300. John Gant pitched a fine game despite finding himself in some trouble in the 6th inning before calling it a night. The bullpen struggled at times in the game, giving up 3 runs (2 earned runs) but luckily the offense came to play and pushed Mississippi, at least for now, in to first place.
(70-66) Carolina Mudcats 1 vs. (70-67) Lynchburg Hillcats 0
- Connor Lien, RF: 1-4, 1 run, .286/.346/.420
- Jose Briceno, C: 1-4, 1 2B, .186/.217/.270
- Yean Carlos Gil, SP: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 5.16 ERA
Not much in the way of offense in this one, but Yean Carlos Gil was dominant and one run turned out to be enough as Carolina wins 1-0. Connor Lien scored Carolina's only run when Keith Curcio tried to steal second and Lien sprinted for home on the throw. Beyond that however, Carolina only managed 5 hits in the game with Jose Briceno's double being the only extra-base hit. Luckily for Carolina, it was a good Yean Carlos Gil showed up for this game and shut down the Hillcats.
(57-80) Rome Braves 0 vs. (79-56) Hickory Crawdads 4 - F/5 - Rain
- Jordan Edgerton, 3B: 1-2, 1 2B, .250/.295/.324
- Matt Tellor, 1B: 1-2, 1 2B, .235/.279/.330
- Sean Furney, SP: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Not much to like if you are a Rome fan as they managed just 3 hits in their 4-0 rain-shortened loss. Rome's offense has really struggled in the second half and its apparent that the loss of Ozhaino Albies was a brutal one. Jordan Edgerton and Matt Tellor did manage to hit a couple of doubles, but Sean Furney wasn't quite himself and when the rain came in, Rome just ran out of time to try and make something happen on offense.