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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Mike Soroka strikes out 12

Mike Soroka turned in a dominant performance for the Mississippi Braves

Mike Soroka Delivers a pitch Jeff Morris

(47-48) Gwinnett Braves 1, (60-37) Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5

Box Score

Ozzie Albies, 2B: 0-3, BB, .290/.337/.441

Ronald Acuna, RF: 0-3, BB, .306/.362/.507

Micah Johnson, CF: 3-4, R, .405/.476/.486

Andrew Albers, SP: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 3.12 ERA

Jason Hursh, RP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4.81 ERA

A bad ninth inning for Gwinnett offset a solid pitching performance by Andrew Albers in a 5-1 loss to Lehigh Valley.

The IronPigs took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Hector Gomez. The Braves quickly answered as David Freitas tied the game with a single that scored Micah Johnson in the bottom half of the frame.

The score would remain tied until the ninth where a walk and an error came back to haunt the Braves. With one out, Jason Hursh walked Logan Moore. Herlis Rodriguez followed with a single. Both runners then came around to score on fielding error by Carlos Franco.

Enrique Burgos came on to replace Hursh and allowed RBI hits to Scott Kingery and Dylan Cozens to make it 5-1.

Pat Venditte allowed a one out single to Johnson in the ninth but retired Franco and Freitas to end it.

Next Game: 7/20 vs. Indianapolis @ 7:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starters

IND: Tyler Glasnow (4-0, 1.49 ERA)


(41-54) Mississippi Braves 3, (47-48) Biloxi Shuckers 2

Box Score

Austin Riley, 3B: 2-4, R, .253/.311/.409

Kade Scivicque, C: 2-4, 2B, RBI, .270/.317/.369

Joey Meneses, 1B: 1-4, RBI, .288/.337/.395

Mike Soroka, SP: 7 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 12 K, 2.38 ERA

Mike Soroka was the story in this one fanning a career-best 12 batters over seven strong innings to help Mississippi to a 3-2 win over Biloxi.

The game was scoreless until the fifth when the Shuckers finally broke through against Soroka. Dustin DeMuth led off the inning with a single and scored on a triple by Jacob Nottingham. Clint Coulter followed with a sacrifice fly to give Biloxi a 2-0 lead.

Mississippi struck back in the seventh as Dylan Moore and Austin Riley led off with singles. Joey Meneses and Tyler Nesloney followed with run scoring singles of their own to tie the game at 2-2.

Corbin Clouse made his Double-A debut in the eighth and was impressive working two hitless innings to pick up the win. Clouse walked one and struck out four.

Travis Demeritte singled with two outs in the ninth and then scored on a walk-off double by Kade Scivicque to give the Braves the win.

Next Game: 7/20 vs. Biloxi @ 8 p.m. ET

Probable Starters

BLX: Jon Perrin (3-2, 3.45 ERA)

MIS: Tyler Pike (0-4, 4.40 ERA)

(47-45) Rome Braves 4, (51-44) Lakewood BlueClaws 0

Box Score

Isranel Wilson, RF: 2-4, R, 3B, .253/.330/.517

Lucas Herbert, C: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, .271/.320/.417

Randy Ventura, LF: 1-3, 2 R, BB, .296/.343/.332

Tucker Davidson, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 2.28 ERA

Tucker Davidson and Bailey Falter locked up in a good pitching duel as the Rome Braves came away with a 4-0 win over Lakewood.

Davidson allowed five hits and four walks but no runs over six strong innings to lower his ERA on the season to 2.28. He struck out four. Falter was up to the task as well allowing five hits and one run while striking out seven over seven innings.

The game was scoreless until the sixth when Marcus Mooney singled to lead off the inning. Randy Ventura followed with a bunt single of his own and the Braves were in business with runners at first and second.

Isranel Wilson tried to move the runners up with a bunt of his own but Falter fielded the ball in time to force Mooney at third. However, Cristian Pache followed with a single to center to score Ventura and put Rome in front 1-0.

The Braves added some insurance in the eighth. Randy Ventura walked with one out and then stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Edgar Cabral. Ventura then scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-0.

Isranel Wilson followed with a triple. After a walk to Pache put runners at the corners, Lucas Herbert brought them both home with a double to make the score 4-0.

Bladimir Matos allowed one hit over two innings of relief while Matt Custred worked a scoreless ninth to seal the win.

Next Game: 7/20 vs. Lakewood @ 5 p.m. ET (DH)

Probable Starters GM 1

LWD: Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 1.90 ERA)

ROM: Alan Rangel (1-2, 3.89 ERA)

Game 2

LWD: Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.88 ERA)

ROM: Joey Wentz (4-3, 2.73 ERA)

(13-13) Danville Braves 7, (15-10) Greeneville Astros 6 (Game 1)

Box Score

Drew Waters, CF: 0-4, 4 K, .317/.403/.508

Kevin Maitan, SS: 1-4, R, .298/.327/.362

Hagen Owenby, DH: 2-3, 2B, RBI, .254/.300/.444

Jasseel De La Cruz, SP: 3 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 12.00 ERA

Danville split a double header with Greeneville on Wednesday winning Game 1, 7-6 before falling in Game 2, 2-1 in eight innings.

Jasseel De La Cruz ran into trouble in the fourth as the Braves allowed a six spot to fall behind 6-0. However Danville answered right back with six runs of their own to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning.

The Braves went in front for good in the sixth as Shean Michel scored on a wild pitch to make the score 7-6.

Kevin Maitan went 1-for-4 in the game and scored a run in the fourth inning. Drew Waters had a tough day at the plate going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. Jesus Heredia picked up the win with two scoreless innings in relief.

(13-14) Danville Braves 1, (16-10) Greeneville Astros 2 F/8 (Game 2)

Box Score

William Contreras, C: 2-4, .364/.463/.530

Shean Michel, CF: 1-4, R, .300/.344/.383

Odalvi Javier, SP: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, BB, 5 K, 3.81 ERA

Greeneville struck first in the third thanks to an run scoring double off the bat of Gilberto Celestino. Danville answered in the bottom half of the frame with a single by William Contreras that scored Shean Michel.

The score would remain tied until the eighth when Kevin Rodriguez walked Colton Shaver with the bases loaded to put the Astros in front for good 2-1.

Next Game: 7/20 vs. Greeneville @ 7 p.m. ET

Probable Starters

GRN: Bryan Abreu (0-2, 8.00 ERA)

DAN: Kyle Muller (1-0, 3.52 ERA)

(10-10) GCL Braves 3, (11-8) GCL Phillies 2

Box Score

Livan Soto, SS: 3-3, 2 BB, .236/.344/.273

Yunior Severino, DH: 2-5, RBI, .281/.384/.417

Jean Carlos Encarnacion, 1B: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, .377/.403/.565

Albinson Volquez, SP: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3.18 ERA

The GCL Braves got run scoring hits from Yunior Severino, Luis Ovando and Braulio Vasquez as they held on to defeat the Phillies 3-2. Albinson Volquez allowed three hits and one run over five innings of work. He struck out three and walked two. Hayden Deal picked up the save with two scoreless innings in relief.

Next Game: vs 7/20 GCL Phillies @ 12 p.m. ET

(34-55) Florida Fire Frogs vs (44-45) Lakeland DH POSTPONED

Next Game: 7/20 vs. Lakeland @ 5:05 p.m. ET (DH)

Probable Starters GM 1

LAK: Austin Sodders (1-1, 0.69 ERA)

FLO: Touki Toussaint (2-9, 5.46 ERA)

Game 2

LAK: Joshua Turley (2-0, 0.68 ERA)

FLO: Ricardo Sanchez (4-9, 5.26 ERA)

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