Louis Coleman got the win, despite allowing the tying run (an inherited run) to score in the 8th inning. Chris Dwyer got the start and allowed two hits over 6.1 innings. He walked four and struck out six. Dwyer did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the fifth.
The Storm Chasers and RedBirds were postponed on Saturday.
Every Natural had at least one hit (except Manny Pina). Angel Franco led off and went 2-for-5 with five RBIs. He hit a three-run homerun in the 4th inning. Rey Navarro went 2-for-4 with a two-run homerun in the fourth. Orlando Calixte and Alex McClure each had two hits and Mitch Canham stayed red-hot, going 3-for-5.
Sugar Ray Marimon earned the win, as he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over six innings. He struck out six. Brooks Pounders was solid over his two relief innings (two hits and a walk).
Last night, Wilmington lost a heartbreaker in Lynchburg after starter Kyle Zimmer pitched into the sixth inning before allowing a hit. They lost after a sloppy ninth inning. On Sunday, the Blue Rocks lost 9-4, as John Lamb struggled.
Lamb allowed seven runs (six earned) over five plus innings (three batters into the sixth). He allowed nine hits (including a first inning lead off homerun) and three walks.
The Blue Rocks scored all of their runs in the 2nd inning, capped by a Kenny Swab three-run homerun (his first of the season). Six of their nine hits came in that inning (though all but the homer were singles).
The Blue Rocks lost the series to the Hillcats and committed seven errors over the last two games. They now have Monday off before welcoming Northern Division foe Potomac to town for three games.
*In roster news, Geulin Beltre was placed on the DL with a strained left hamstring. Alex Hudak replaced him on the Blue Rocks roster (from extended spring training). He started in left field and went 1-for-4.
Lexington beat the worst team in the South Atlantic League again on Sunday, this time by a 7-5 score.
The Legends scored four runs in the top of the 8th inning to take the lead. They only picked up one hit, as Lakewood committed three errors (I gave the one hit an error because the Blue Claw third baseman is bad) and hit three batters.