Both St. Lucie and Savannah were rained out, so we’re light on games from last night. However, the combination of Ashville splitting their double-header and Savannah getting rained out officially clinched the first half division title for the Sand Gnats, who currently have a record of 42-20, and will play in the South Atlantic League Playoffs in September following the end of the regular season. This is fourth time in five years that Savannah has reached the playoffs, including the SAL Championship last year.
Las Vegas 14, Colorado Springs 7
Darin Gorski left after .2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. Ryan Reid followed with 3.1 shutout innings and got the win. Erik Goeddel allowed 2 runs in 1 inning, and Chase Bradford gave up 3 runs in 2.1 innings, but the 51s exploded offensively to get the win. Travis d’Arnaud was 3 for 5 with a double, 2 homeruns, and 3 RBI’s. Danny Muno was 3 for 6 with a triple, homer, and 2 RBI’s. Brandon Allen was 3 for 5 with a homer. Allan Dykstra and Kai Gronauer also homered. Cory Vaughn was 3 for 3 with a double and 2 walks. Omar Quintanilla and Kirk Nieuwenhuis each doubled.
Binghamton 12, Akron 6
Matthew Bowman had a nice outing, allowing 2 runs on 9 hits over 7 innings, walking 3 and striking out 7. Adam Kolarek allowed 3 runs in .1 of an inning, but Ryan Fraser was able to close out the game. Brian Burgamy homered twice and drove in 7 runs. Matt Clark doubled and drove in 3 runs. Kyle Johnson, Travis Taijeron, and Rylan Sandoval had 2 hits each.