A pair of pitching gems, including a no-hit bid that lasted seven innings, highlighted Sunday’s Midwest League games.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 8, Fort Wayne TinCaps 3
Brent Honeywell made another sterling start for the Hot Rods, no-hitting the TinCaps for seven innings before giving way to reliever Kyle Bird in the top of the 8th inning. Honeywell struck out eight and walked one; he now has a 1.66 ERA with 46 strikeouts and seven walks in seven starts (38 IP). As noted by MiLB.com’s Ashley Marshall, Honeywell came within four outs of a no-hitter on April 22 and followed that up with six innings of one-hit ball six days later. I wonder how much longer it will be before he gets promoted.
The TinCaps prevented a no-hitter and a shutout by scoring three runs in the 8th inning. Trae Santos hit a two-run homer in that frame. Casey Gillaspie and Hunter Lockwood homered for the Hot Rods.
Burlington Bees 5, Clinton LumberKings 1
Austin Robichaux allowed only two hits and three walks while striking out four batters in seven scoreless innings for the Bees. (The Bees game story says Robichaux gave up only one hit, but an Andrew Daniel error was changed to a hit after the game.)
Bees third baseman Zachary Houchins went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
Kane County Cougars 12, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2
This game was called in the 7th inning due to rain, but the Cougars made the most of their scoring opportunities before that, plating four runs in three different innings.
Victor Reyes drove in four runs and Marty Herum drove in three runs. Both had bases-clearing hits.
Last year’s top Arizona Diamondbacks draft pick (No. 16 overall), RHP Touki Toussaint, made his Midwest League debut for the Cougars. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks in four innings. He struck out six batters.
Quad Cities River Bandits 6, Cedar Rapids Kernels 5
All three hitters in the heart of the River Bandits batting order — Jacob Nottingham, Nick Tanielu and Sean McMullen — each drove in two runs, and leadoff hitter Bobby Boyd hit three doubles. Nottingham had three hits and McMullen homered. Trey Vavra homered for the Kernels.
Beloit Snappers 8, Peoria Chiefs 5
Chiefs SP Luis Perdomo struck out eight in five innings, but took the loss after giving up six unearned runs. The Chiefs committed four errors and the Snappers committed two.
Trent Gilbert drove in three runs and Robert Martinez drove in two for Beloit.
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Lansing Lugnuts 3
Whitecaps SP Ross Seaton got the win after giving up two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out two in seven innings. Austin Schotts drove in two runs and stole a base for the Whitecaps. Josh Almonte had three hits, a stolen base and a run batted in for the Lugnuts.
Dayton Dragons 5, Lake County Captains 4
Jonathan Reynoso had three hits and Avain Rachal hit a solo homer for the Dragons. Ordomar Valdez had three hits and Bobby Ison drove in two runs for the Captains.
Great Lakes Loons 7, South Bend Cubs 4
Cubs shortstop Gleyber Torres went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI. Loons catcher Brant Whiting hit a two-run homer.