Games Played Wednesday
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Defeats Lowell 3-2
Starter Adam Veres was spectacular for the Muckdogs in the final game of the three-game playoff. Veres allowed only one run on two hits in seven innings while striking out seven. In none of his previous six starts for Batavia had he lasted that many innings nor had he allowed that few of hits. The 49th round pick had a stretch in which he recorded 15 of 16 batters.
With the score tied at one in the bottom of the fourth, outfielder Chris Swauger led off the inning by reaching first on an error. Frederick Parejo singled to advance Swauger to third and he would score on a Xavier Scruggs' sacrifice fly. Jose Garcia would then single to advance Parejo and set up the hot-hitting Colt Sedbrook. Pitcher Bryan Price would throw a wild pitch to advance both Parejo and Garcia into scoring position. With the table set for Sedbrook, Spinners' catcher Tim Federowicz allowed a passed ball that allowed Parejo to score. Price would eventually get out of the inning without any more runs scoring but the damage had been done.
Parejo and Garcia paced the offense with two hits. Garcia drove in a run as well. Shane Peterson singled and stole a base.
With the victory, Batavia advances to face Pinckney Division nemesis Jamestown in the finals. The Muckdogs finished the season 4-6 against the Jammers including being swept by Jamestown last week. In those two games, Batavia was outscored by a 20-6 margin.
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Season Over
RECORD: 75-67, 2nd place, 8.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) -
RECORD: 76-64 overall, 2nd place in first and second half
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) -
RECORD: 75-62 overall, 1st place, first half and 4th place, 2nd half
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) -
RECORD: 68-66 overall, 4th place in first and second half
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 40-25, 2nd place, 0.5 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 17-38, 5th place, 16.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 27-39, Last Place, 15.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Adam Veres
In the biggest game of his short professional career, Veres hurled seven innings of one run baseball.
Minor League Player of the Day - Jose Garcia
One of two Batavia hitters with multiple hits, Garcia drove in the Muckdogs' first run of the game as well as singling to put Frederick Parejo into scoring position. Parejo would eventually score what ended up being the game winning run.
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