Down on the Farm: July 23
The Smokies and Biscuits were tied at 3-3 after six, but Tennessee pushed ahead in the bottom of the 10th, edging Montgomery, 4-3 in 10 frames … Tennessee improves to 6-3 in extra-inning contests.
Grant Johnson (ND 1-2, 7.66) 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Jake Fox (12)
? LF Tyler Colvin plated the game-winning run with a single through the hole at second … he ended the day 2-for-4 with a walk and his team-leading 50th RBI.
? LHP Ed Campusano (2.0) and RHP Matt Avery (3.0) combined for 5.0 scoreless innings of relief, yielding four hits and fanning three … Avery recorded his third win of the season.
? 1B Jake Fox has homered in three consecutive games for the first time this season, connecting for a two-run blast in the fourth frame … he is 6-for-13 (.462) with three dingers, six runs scored and five RBI over those three contests.
In a back-and-forth battle through six frames, the Sidewinders pulled ahead with a seven-run, seventh inning, beating the I-Cubs, 10-7.
J.R. Mathes (ND 6-3, 3.71) 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Koyie Hill (10)
? C Koyie Hill recorded the lone Iowa multi-hit affair, going 2-for-4 with a two-out, three run homer in the eighth inning … he is 16-for-25 (.640) with two doubles, two homers, five runs scored, eight RBI and four multi-hit contests over his seven game hit streak.
? RF Josh Kroeger was 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and two RBI … he has hit safely in six straight, and 11 of his last 12 games.
Peoria Chiefs (A-): 21-11 Overall
Western Division 1st Place (+3.5)
Peoria couldn’t hold on to an early three-run lead, falling to the Dragons. 4-3 … the Chiefs are 1-3 against Dayton this season.
RHP Audy Santana (ND 1-5, 3.77) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
HOMERS – Rebel Ridling (3)
? 1B Rebel Ridling was 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI … he has hit safely in 10 of his 13 games this season, including his current four-game hit streak.
? 3B Jovan Rosa collected his Midwest-leading 32nd double in the eighth.
? Starter Audy Santana tossed 5.0 shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks, while fanning two … he is 1-2 with a 3.96 ERA (11 ER/25.0 IP) in six starts since joining the rotation June 23.
Boise scored five in the third and seven in the sixth, thumping the AquaSox, 16-5 … the Hawks have won four straight, and 10 of their last 11.
RHP Casey Coleman (ND 1-1, 4.05) 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
? RF Kyler Burke recorded a season-high four hits, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two RBI … he raised his average from .152 to .186.
? In his second outing with Boise, RHP Christopher Carpenter recorded his first win, tossing 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, yielding one hit, walking none, and fanning three.
Mesa Cubs (R): 15-10 Overall
Arizona League 3rd Place (-3.0)
Mesa snapped its five-game winning streak with a 10-4 setback to the AZL Rangers.
RHP Miguel Sierra (L 1-1, 5.24) 2.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Matt Cerda (1); Nelson Perez (7)
? RF Nelson Perez made his lone hit of the night count, a two-out, two-run clout in the fifth inning … he has hit safely in 11 games, and 19 of his last 20.
? 2B Vincent Watkins, who was 3-for-4, is hitting at a .800 (4-for-5) clip over his first two games with Mesa.
? RHP Yohan Gonzalez tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit, no walks, while striking out three … he lowered his ERA from 4.20 to 3.50.