From Jamie Ramsey:
Louisville, Chattanooga and Sarasota combine for 3 runs as all 3 teams were defeated last night…Homer Bailey pitched for Louisville and gave up 4 runs on 7 hits in 7.0 innings (3bb, 7k)…Jolbert Cabrera homered…Jay Bruce had a couple of hits…the Lookouts went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10…Sarasota lost in the bottom of the 9th…Jordan Smith was lights-out once again for the SaraReds (8ip, 5h, 1r, 0bb, 2k)…Dayton wins and moves into a first place tie…Curtis Partch notched his first win with an excellent outing (6ip, 5h, 1r/0er, 0bb, 4k)…Justin Reed with 4 hits, including his 2nd homer in as many days…Denis Phipps with 3 hits…Brandon Waring homers.
FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK for 4/28-5/4
SS Chris Valaika (12-for-28, .480, 2hr, 4rbi, 6r, .750slg)
LHP Travis Wood (2-0, 13ip, 8h, 2r, 4bb, 9k)
*Sarasota’s Jordan Smith, 22, last night at Palm Beach allowed a run on 5 hits in 8.0 innings (0bb, 2k)...it marked his second consecutive start in which he gave up 1 run over 8.0 innings...for the season the righthander is 5-1 with a 1.52 ERA in 7 starts (6 quality starts)...over 47.1 innings this season, he’s given up 11 runs (8er) and 5 walks while striking out 31 and holding opponents to a .237 batting average...Smith (6’4”, 174lbs) last season for Dayton went 10-8 with a 3.84 ERA in 26 starts...he was obtained in the 6th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.