Ryan Ketchner gave up five earned runs in five innings on five hits (one a homer) with three walks and seven strikeouts. Zach Simons struck out three batters in his 1.2 innings, also allowing a hit and a walk (bring him up, DD). Michael Bertram was 1-for-4 with a homer.
Brayan Villarreal put up a pretty good start, allowing a mere run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. The downside: the run came on a homer. John Murrian was 2-for-4 with a double.
A+: Lakeland 2, Dunedin 1 (17 innings)
Holy freaking Moses. Cole Nelson held Dunedin hitless for seven innings, allowing only a walk and collecting seven strikeouts. The bullpen then put together 10 innings of one run ball by not even allowing Dunedin a hit until the 14th inning. The Flying Tigers' offense finally won the game in the 17th. Francisco Martinez was 1-for-8 with a double, Daniel Fields was 1-for-6 with two walks and Patrick McKenna was 3-for-7 with a walk.
Victor Larez gave up three earned runs in 5.2 innings on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Corey Jones was 2-for-4 with a double.
Patrick Lawson gave up two earned runs on five hits and three strikeouts in five innings. PJ Polk was 3-for-5 with a double and Dixon Machado was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.