Charlotte Knights 8, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
Daniel Norris’ rehab start was ugly. The left-hander surrendered four runs in just two innings of work. It didn’t get much better when the bullpen took over. The only semi-bright spot was Jairo Labourt’s two hitless innings, though he walked two to go with two strikeouts. Efren Navarro provided much of the Hens’ punch with a pair of doubles. JaCoby Jones added a pair of hits and a stolen base.
Navarro: 2-5, R, RBI, 2 2B, SO
Norris (L): 2.0 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, SO
Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki (2-0, 3.86 ERA) takes on Charlotte on Thursday night.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 14, Erie SeaWolves 5 (box)
Spencer Turnbull had himself back on the right track after early injuries, but his return to Erie didn’t go very well. Turnbull was really wild, ultimately giving up seven runs, six earned, in 4 1⁄3 innings. Kurt Spomer blew up in the eighth, allowing four runs to smother any hope for a comeback. Dawel Lugo doubled as part of a two-hit game, while Mike Gerber drove in three runs. Christin Stewart drew a pair of walks, doubled and scored a run.
Lugo: 2-5, R, 2B
Turnbull (L): 4.1 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 H, 5 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Tyler Alexander (7-7, 4.98 ERA) starts for the SeaWolves on Friday after an off day Thursday.
In a shortened, seven inning game one of Wednesday’s double-header, Kyle Dowwdy surrendered three runs in the first, and then leaked a run in the second and in the third. The offense consisted mainly of a Jacob Robson two-run shot.
Alcantara: 1-4, R, 2B, SO
Robson: 1-4, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Dowdy (L): 3.2 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 2 SO
Fort Myers Miracle 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (GM 2)(box)
Endrys Briceno gave the Tigers four innings, allowing just one run, but the offense couldn’t get much going. Jose Azocar and Will Allen had the two RBI. Zac Houston gave up a walkoff hit in the eighth to lose the game.
Allen: 2-3, RBI, BB
Pankake: 1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Briceno: 4.0 IP, ER, 3 H, BB, SO
Coming Up Next: Sandy Baez (5-7, 4.22 ERA) takes on the Miracles on Thursday.
Dayton Dragons 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
The Dragons jumped all over Tom de Blok, smashing three home runs and routing the Whitecaps’ starter after five innings and seven runs worth of damage. Evan Hill settled things down but the offense had a rare bad day at the plate. Anthony Pereira had a pair of singles and the Caps only managed four other hits.
Pereira: 2-3, BB
de Blok (L): 5.0 IP, 7 ER, 9 H, 3 HR, 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Castro (9-4, 2.70 ERA) starts for the Whitecaps on Thursday.
Jhonny Mateo gave up three runs in three innings, while the offense slumbered. Hector Martinez, Luke Burch and Elys Escobar each had a single, the only hits the Tigers mustered on Wednesday.
Coming Up Next: Oswaldo Castillo (1-1. 3.09 ERA) starts for the Tigers on Thursday.