Martin Prado and Brayan Pena were at it again as the Braves beat Norfolk. Prado was 2-5 with another home run and Pena went 3-5 wth a run scored. Billy McCarthy joined in on the action with 3 hits and a run scored. Daniel Curtus (W, 3-4) allowed only 3 hits and 2 walks in 7 shutout innings for the win. Peter Moylan gave up the only run but struck out the side in the 9th.
AA - Mississippi
High A- Myrtle Beach 4, Kinston 5 (6)
Kala Kaaihue went 3-3 with a double and a solo homer and Van Pope also hit a 3 run shot. James Parr (L, 6-7) went the distance (six innings) and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and no walks.
Game #2 was postponed.
Low A- Rome 17, West Virgina 11
The Braves outslugged West Virginia thanks to 2 home runs and 3 RBI's by Josh Morris. Jamie Trejo also hit a homer and drove in 4 runs. Quentin Davis and Elvis Andrus each scored 3 runs and stole 2 bases each. Cody Clark drove in 4 runs as well with 2 hits in 4 at-bats. Beau Jones started and struggled with his control again as he walked 6 people while allowing only 3 hits in 4 innings. Nelson Payano (W, 3-3) got the win thanks to the offense as he gave up 4 runs in his 3 innings of work.
Rookie- Danville 7, Bluefield 9
Tommy Hanson started and allowed only one hit and one walk in 5 shutout innings while striking out 5. His ERA was lowered to 2.08. The lead was blown as Kyle Coefield gave up 5 runs in 0.1 innings and Jorge Acosta (L, 2-1) gave up 4 more runs in 1.1 innings. Jon Mark Owings hit a solo home run for the Braves. Willie Cabrera went 2-5 with a double and an RBI to raise his average to .325.
GCL Braves 3, Yankees 8
Adam Coe went 3-5 with a double and an RBI and Cody Johnson went 1-2 with a double and 2 walks but it wasn't enough as the Braves fell. Steve Kent started and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings and Yeliar Castro (L, 1-1) took the loss by allowing 3 runs in 3 innings.