71-72, 3.5 GB
L – Shoemaker (0-1)
San Antonio wins 3-0 (Best of 5)
Frisco's season came to a tough end on Friday, as they were swept by the second-half champion San Antonio Missions.
Starting pitcher Scott Shoemaker failed to make it through the fifth inning, as he gave up two runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 frames. The right-hander fanned four without walking a batter.
The RoughRider offense provided just four runs of support during the three games combined.
Third baseman Chris Davis was the only Frisco hitter with multiple base knocks. He singled and doubled in four trips.
Mike Ballard appeared in his first Double-A game and retired both batters he faced. He induced a flyout to centerfield and recorded a strikeout swinging.
28-42, 15.0 GB
W – Haar (1-0)
SV – Lueke (1)
Clinton wins 2-1 (Best of 3)
The LumberKings extended their season with a clutch come-from-behind victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday.
Starting pitcher Evan Reed struggled at times, but he was able to keep Clinton in the game. Reed surrendered four runs – three earned – on nine hits in 5 1/3 frames. He walked none and punched out five.
Shortstop Marcus Lemon was 2-for-4 with the team's only extra base hit, a triple.
K.C. Herren (2/5), Manuel Pina (2/4), and Renny Osuna (2/4) also had multiple hits, but none would be bigger than Herren's.
The right fielder brought home the game-winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The lead held up thanks in part to the outstanding relief efforts of Jeremiah Haar (2.2 IP) and Josh Lueke (1 IP).
The L-Kings will face Beloit Snappers in another three-game series beginning on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. Georgia Tech product and 2007 draftee Jared Hyatt is expected to toe the rubber.
33-42, 3.5 GB
12-16, 7.0 GB
35-34, 17.0 GB