8/7/2016 Recap: Adolfo hits eventual game-winning HR and Burdi keeps blanking AA hitters

Norfolk 4, Charlotte 0

The Knights could only muster six hits and dropped the rubber match of the series with the Norfolk Tides on Sunday. Adam Engel led the offense by going 2-3 and now has a five game hitting streak and has a hit in seven of his last eight games.

Anthony Ranaudo pitched well, going seven innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk and striking out four along the way. Reliever Brad Goldberg struck out three batters over two innings, but did allow another run to cross the plate.

The Knights have Monday off before returning to action Tuesday at home against the Louisville Bats. Terance Marin is scheduled to get the series underway.

Jackson 8, Birmingham 5

Birmingham was enjoying a 5-2 lead thanks to Spencer Adams best start with the Barons until things fell apart for Peter Tago in the 8th. Tago had a complete meltdown, not recording an out and allowing five runs to score on four walks. Despite the bullpen’s woes, Adams pitched a very strong ballgame against the team with the best record (72-40) in minor league baseball. Adams allowed two runs over six innings and struck out a pair while scattering seven hits and a walk. Zack Burdi came in relief on Adams and pitched a tidy 1-2-3 inning. Burdi was rocked in his first appearance with the Barons, but since then he has a posted a 24/5 K/BB rate and a sparkling 1.69 ERA over 16 innings.

Eddy Alvarez led the offense by going 3-4 with a double. Keenyn Walker also added three hits while Trey Michalczewski went 1-4 with a walk.

Tyler Barnette will get the start on Monday as the Barons and Jackson Generals continue their series.

Frederick 5, Winston-Salem 2

Starter Zach Thompson struggled, allowing five runs to score over just four innings. However, the bullpen stepped up and  Kelvis Valerio pitched three shutout innings and was followed by scoreless frames by Jacob Morris and Yelmison Peralta.

The Winston-Salem offense had eight hits and three walks but was 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Nick Basto went 3-4 with a double and Zack Collins (at DH) went 0-3 with a walk.

The Dash have Monday off to recover and will return to face the Carolina Mudcats with Tanner Banks getting the start.

Kannapolis 1, Greensboro 0

Starter Luis Martinez fired six shutout innings and Micker Adolfo lasered a home run that was the eventual game-winner as the Intimidators bested Greensboro. The 21 year-old Martinez is repeating Kannapolis and has dramatically improved and is striking out more than a batter an inning while posting a 4.07 ERA. Martinez only allowed three hits and struck out seven to earn the win. Relievers Alex Katz and Ian Hamilton followed with scoreless appearances to complete the shutout.

Micker Adolfo blasted his fourth home run of the season, but his second in his last four contests and is hitting .304/.360/.652 in August. Outfielder Alex Call continued his torrid hitting and went 1-3 with a walk.

Jimmy Lambert will get the start as the Intimidators begin a new series on the road against Hagerstown.

Idaho Falls 8, Great Falls 6

The Voyagers pounded out thirteen hits but were out-slugged by Idaho Falls and eventually fell thanks to two late runs. Starter Chris Comito was lit up, allowing seven runs and eleven hits over seven innings, but left with the score tied. Richard McWilliams struck out the side in the 9th but the go-ahead runs to score.

Third baseman Brady Conlan and catcher Casey Schroeder each hit two-run home runs to lead the offense. 19th round draft pick Anthony Villa started the year off slowly, but has been on fire recently, going 4-4 on Sunday and is hitting .448 over his last ten games. Jameson Fisher went 3-4 and drove in two runs and Max Dutto went 1-2 with two walks.

AZL Cubs 1, AZL White Sox 0

The AZL Sox lost a pitchers duel to the AZL Cubs as they dropped their record to 17-22. The Sox scattered five singles through the game, and no hitter reached base more than once.

Starter Edinxon Arias allowed the lone run to score over his two innings. From there, four relievers, Salvador Villarreal, Josh Goossen-Brown, Brandon Quintero, and Sean Renzi, threw a shutout the rest of the remaining seven innings.

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