Tuesday’s Midwest League action was highlighted by an offensive explosion, some stellar pitching performances, and a rehab appearance by a major-league outfielder.
In Burlington, the Bees used 19 hits, five walks and three errors to beat the Beloit Snappers 15-6. Andrew Daniel drove in seven runs and had three hits, including a two-run triple and a three-run homer. Jake Yacinich and Ryan Seiz also had three-hit performances for Burlington, and Zachary Houchins hit a pair of solo homers. Sandber Pimentel and Argenis Raga homered for Beloit.
In Cedar Rapids, LHP Stephen Gonsalves improved to 5-1 by dominating the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. In the Kernels’ 4-1 win, he struck out 12 batters while giving up only three hits, a walk, and one unearned run in six innings. He is among the league leaders with 66 strikeouts (1st), a 1.31 ERA (3rd), and a 0.79 WHIP (2nd).
At Quad Cities, RHP Wei-Chieh Huang and the Kane County Cougars shut down the River Bandits, winning 3-0. Huang got the victory in his professional debut, striking out eight batters while giving up only two hits and a walk in 5.2 scoreless innings. Losing pitcher Akeem Bostick struck out seven, gave up three hits and two runs, and walked none in five innings.
In Dayton, the Dragons held the South Bend Cubs to four hits in their 4-0 victory. LHP Seth Varner earned the win, striking out five batters while giving up three hits and no walks in seven scoreless innings.
In Peoria, the Chiefs scored three times in the 6th inning on their way to beating the Clinton LumberKings 4-3. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay, rehabbing with the Chiefs, went 0-for-4.
Jay previously played in the Midwest League in 2006, his first professional season. He batted .342 with 3 HR and 45 RBI in 60 games with the Swing of the Quad Cities, who were affiliated with the Cardinals.