OTF: Morning Box Scores for 4/17/12

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Last night was a bit of a lighter load down on the farm as Wisconsin’s game against Burlington was postponed due to some very nasty weather involving rain/sleet, high winds, and temperatures in the low 30′s.  But that didn’t damper the results of the rest of the teams as it was a highly anticipated night with Jimmy Nelson (Brevard County), Tyler Thornburg (Huntsville), and Michael Fiers (Nashville) pitching for their respective teams.

Brevard County took down Lakewood 3-0 behind the strength of another great performance from Jimmy Nelson (2-0) who went 7 scoreless innings in earning his 2nd win of the year.  His ERA improved to 1.06 for the season thanks to the shutout.  He was so dominate that he was able to strike out the side (all swining) in his final inning of work.  Nelson’s final line for the night: 7IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 7K.  The Manatees got one run in the 1st, 2nd (Miguel Velazquez home run), and 5th innings to help Nelson to the victory.

Tyler Thornburg is perhaps one of the most watched prospects in the Brewers farm system and he was on the mound for the Huntsville Stars to cap off one of the best nights of pitching in the Brewers farm system and he led a 5-2 victory for the Stars.  

He took a PERFECT GAME into the 8th inning before a Tennessee Smokies single up the middle broke that up and saw Thornburg off the mound as well.  The final line for his great night: 7.1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 11K.  His ERA is a paltry 0.98 for the season.  Just how dominating was he?  He threw 98 pitches, 67 of which were for strikes, that’s 68% of his pitches over the plate, and he got 6 of the 11 strikeouts on swinging third strikes.  

Offensively the Stars got an unusual source of power off the bat of Scooter Gennett who went 3-for-4, and hit not one, but two 2 run home runs as he was responsible for all but one of the Stars runs in the victory.  

Unfortunatly Micheal Fiers couldn’t even come close to replacting the numbers put up by the other pitchers in the system as his nightmare outing saw the Nashville Sounds go down to their 8th defeat of the year in an 11-5 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs.  In fact he pitched the shortest outing of his professional career, going just 2 1/3 innings and giving up 7 hits and 5 walks that produced 7 runs (6 earned), and 1 home run.  He only struck out 3 Zephyrs batters and just couldn’t get it done when he needed to get out of an inning.

In the losing effort both Logan Schafer and Caleb Gindl had a huge hand in the 5 runs the Sounds produced.  Schafer went 2-4 with 1BB, 2 runs scored, and 2RBI’s.  Gindl went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2RBI’s as well, so it wasn’t a totally lost day, at least if you were a Sounds batter.

Player of the Day: This is such a hard one to chose, but it’s a virtual tie so we’re giving the award to Jimmy Nelson… by virtue of his conversational skills on twitter!!  Hey, I’m not above being swayed by athletes conversing back with me ;)  It pays to say hi to fans and journalists alike!!  

O.k., really, the award goes to both Nelson and Tyler Thornburg, it’s simply six of one/half dozen of another when comparing their big time peformances.  Congrats to both for great outings and hopefully more of them to come this year!

Box Scores: 

Brevard County Manatees
Record: 7-4 (2GB in FSL North)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Lakeland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 1
 
Brevard County 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 x   3 7 0


W: Nelson (2-0, 1.06) L: Burgos (1-2, 3.71) 
S: Medlen (4) 

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Daniel Fields CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .277
Hernan Perez 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Nick Castellanos 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .372
Tyler Collins LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .364
Avisail Garcia RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .350
James Robbins 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .234
James McCann C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171
Corey Jones DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dixon Machado SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .212

BATTING
TB: Collins; McCann; Perez, H.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fields.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Machado (3, fielding).

Brevard County Manatees
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Nick Shaw SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289
Reggie Keen CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .237
T.J. Mittelstaedt 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .250
Shawn Zarraga C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364
Michael Walker 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229
Miguel Velazquez DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .214
Scott Krieger LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083
Shea Vucinich 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .152
Franklin Romero Jr. RF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174

BATTING
2B: Keen (3, Burgos), Romero Jr., F (1, Burgos), Walker, M (2, Cooper, P).
HR: Velazquez, M (1, 2nd inning off Burgos, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Vucinich; Walker, M 2; Velazquez, M 5; Shaw; Romero Jr., F 2; Keen 2.
RBI: Mittelstaedt (6), Velazquez, M (2), Keen (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Krieger; Zarraga 2; Romero Jr., F; Vucinich.
SAC: Keen.
Team RISP: 0-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Keen (3, 3rd base off Burgos/McCann).

Lakeland Flying Tigers
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Alex Burgos (L, 1-2) 5.0 3 3 3 1 5 1 3.71
Patrick Cooper 3.0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Brevard County Manatees
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jimmy Nelson (W, 2-0) 7.0 2 0 0 0 7 0 1.06
Alan Williams (H, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.60
Casey Medlen (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50

HBP: McCann (by Nelson), Zarraga (by Burgos).
Groundouts-flyouts: Burgos 6-4, Cooper, P 7-0, Nelson 11-3, Williams, Al 2-0, Medlen 2-0.
Batters faced: Burgos 22, Cooper, P 13, Nelson 24, Williams, Al 4, Medlen 3.
Umpires: HP: Matt Springer. 1B: Alex Ransom. 
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, L to R.
T: 2:20.
Att: 802.

Huntsville Stars
Record: 6-6 (2GB in Southern League North)
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 1
Huntsville 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 x 5 9 0


W: Thornburg (1-0, 0.98) L: McNutt (0-1, 0.77) 
S: Stinson (1)

Tennessee Smokies
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Elliot Soto SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Frank Batista P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a- Michael Brenly PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Alberto Cabrera P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Logan Watkins 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .289
Jae-Hoon Ha CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250
Justin Bour 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200
Michael Burgess RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .324
James Adduci LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .194
Jeffry Antigua P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jonathan Mota SS 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .160
Juan Apodaca C 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .143
Nate Samson 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .095
Trey McNutt P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Rebel Ridling LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257

a-Popped out for Batista in the 8th.BATTING
2B: Mota (2, Wooten), Apodaca (2, Wooten).
TB: Apodaca 2; Ridling; Mota 2; Burgess.
RBI: Mota (3), Apodaca (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brenly.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Soto (2, fielding).

Huntsville Stars
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Josh Prince CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .179
Jeff Bianchi SS 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326
Scooter Gennett 2B 4 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 .321
Brock Kjeldgaard RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .206
Hunter Morris 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .313
Khris Davis LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .381
Andy Gonzalez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Jason Jaramillo C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .235
Tyler Thornburg P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Robert Wooten P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a- Lee Haydel PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .368
Josh Stinson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

a-Struck out for Wooten in the 8th.BATTING
2B: Kjeldgaard (3, McNutt), Jaramillo (3, McNutt).
HR: Gennett 2 (2, 5th inning off Antigua, 1 on, 1 out; 7th inning off Antigua, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Prince; Kjeldgaard 2; Bianchi 2; Jaramillo 2; Gennett 9; Davis, Kh.
RBI: Kjeldgaard (5), Gennett 4 (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, Kh 2; Bianchi; Thornburg.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

Tennessee Smokies
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Trey McNutt (L, 0-1) 4.0 4 1 1 1 3 0 0.77
Jeffry Antigua 2.1 5 4 4 0 2 2 5.63
Frank Batista 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Alberto Cabrera 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.70
Huntsville Stars
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tyler Thornburg (W, 1-0) 7.1 1 1 1 0 11 0 0.98
Robert Wooten 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.04
Josh Stinson (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.00

Balk: McNutt.
Pitches-strikes: McNutt 81-53, Antigua 50-34, Batista 6-5, Cabrera, A 16-9, Thornburg 98-67, Wooten 17-11, Stinson 10-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: McNutt 6-4, Antigua 2-1, Batista 0-0, Cabrera, A 1-0, Thornburg 7-3, Wooten 0-0, Stinson 1-1.
Batters faced: McNutt 18, Antigua 12, Batista 2, Cabrera, A 4, Thornburg 23, Wooten 5, Stinson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wooten 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Matt Jones. 1B: Brent Rice. 3B: Jay Pierce. 
Weather: 72 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, None.
T: 2:47.
Att: 605.

Nashville Sounds 
Record: 4-8 (5GB in PCL American Northern)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New Orleans 3 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 1   11 17 0
 
Nashville 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   5 10 1


W: Hand (2-0, 2.76) L: Fiers (0-1, 7.30) 
S: Villanueva (1) 

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kevin Mattison CF 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .209
Donovan Solano 2B 5 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .262
Bryan Petersen LF 6 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 .319
Luke Montz 1B 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .238
Cole Armstrong C 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 .600
Chris Aguila RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
Matt Dominguez 3B 4 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 .222
Gil Velazquez SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .162
Brad Hand P 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 .333
Elih Villanueva P 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

BATTING
2B: Dominguez 3 (3, Fiers, Hand, Meadows), Armstrong (2, Hand), Hand (1, Hand), Villanueva (1, Perez, J).
3B: Solano (1, Hand).
HR: Hand (1, 2nd inning off Fiers, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Montz; Hand 6; Dominguez 6; Mattison; Solano 5; Armstrong 3; Villanueva 2; Petersen 4.
RBI: Montz (3), Armstrong (1), Dominguez 2 (7), Hand 2 (2), Petersen 3 (7), Solano (4).
2-out RBI: Hand.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Velazquez; Aguila 2; Mattison 2; Montz 2.
SF: Dominguez.
GIDP: Montz 2.
Team RISP: 8-for-22.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Petersen (Almonte at home).

Nashville Sounds
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Logan Schafer CF 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 .204
Edwin Maysonet SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282
Caleb Gindl RF 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .255
Daniel Meadows P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Juan Perez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a- Brooks Conrad PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Sean Halton 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .286
Taylor Green 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .220
Erick Almonte LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190
Eric Farris 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171
Paul Phillips C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
Michael Fiers P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Donovan Hand P 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Corey Patterson RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143

a-Grounded out for Perez, J in the 9th.BATTING
2B: Schafer (3, Hand), Halton (4, Hand).
HR: Gindl (1, 1st inning off Hand, 0 on, 2 out), Schafer (1, 4th inning off Hand, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Farris; Phillips; Hand; Schafer 6; Halton 2; Fiers; Gindl 5; Green, T.
RBI: Gindl 2 (6), Halton (5), Schafer 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Gindl; Schafer 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Almonte; Conrad.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Halton (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Green, T-Farris-Halton, Maysonet-Farris-Halton).

New Orleans Zephyrs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brad Hand (W, 2-0) 5.1 10 5 5 1 3 2 2.76
Elih Villanueva (S, 1) 3.2 0 0 0 2 3 0 0.00
Nashville Sounds
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Michael Fiers (L, 0-1) 2.1 7 7 6 5 3 1 7.30
Donovan Hand 2.2 6 3 3 1 0 0 5.00
Daniel Meadows 3.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.00
Juan Perez 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 4.50

WP: Fiers 2, Perez, J.
Pitches-strikes: Hand 101-61, Villanueva 51-33, Fiers 83-48, Hand 41-25, Meadows 40-26, Perez, J 20-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hand 6-4, Villanueva 3-2, Fiers 2-2, Hand 4-1, Meadows 3-3, Perez, J 2-0.
Batters faced: Hand 26, Villanueva 13, Fiers 20, Hand 13, Meadows 10, Perez, J 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Villanueva 1-0, Hand 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Shaun Francis. 1B: Jason Arends. 3B: Joel Hospodka. 
Weather: 68 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:15.
Att: 1,699. 

Andrew Coppens

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Andy is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and has been covering college football for nearly half a decade. He is the Managing Editor of MadTownBadgers.com and associate editor of Bloguin's World Cup site, 32flags.com

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