Andy Pratt tossed 5 strong innnings Friday (Getty)
Bill Shanks checks in with the latest Braves minor league scores and recaps on Friday from Richmond, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and Rome.
GAMES FROM FRIDAY, APRIL 18:
Richmond edges Toledo 4-3 in 10 innings
Outfielder Bo Porter singled home Jesse Garcia in the top of the tenth inning to lead the Richmond Braves past the Toledo Mud Hens 4-3 on Friday night.
The R-Braves took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning as Mike Hessman had a RBI single and Travis Wilson followed with a two run single. The Mud Hens battled back with single runs in the first, second, and ninth innings to tie the score at 3 heading into the extra frame.
Andy Pratt started for Richmond and picked up a no-decision. Pratt went five innings, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, walking four, and striking out five.
Bobby Jones (1-0) picked up the win in relief for Richmond, who improved to 5-10 on the season.
Greenville loses 3-1 to Tennessee
The Greenville Braves moved back to .500 on the season (7-7) losing to the Tennessee Smokies 3-1 Friday night in Greenville.
The Smokies scored one run in the second and two in the sixth inning off Greenville starter Brett Evert (1-2), who gave up six hits, three walks, and two strikeouts in his six innings of work.
The lone Greenville run was unearned in the ninth inning. The G-Braves struck out twelve times on the night.
Game two of the series is Saturday night. Roman Colon is scheduled to start for Greenville.
Myrtle Beach beats Kinston 4-3 in late inning fashion
Myrtle Beach second baseman Aaron Herr singled in the top of the ninth inning with the bases loaded scoring the tying and go ahead runs, giving the Pelicans a 4-3 victory over Kinston Friday night.
In a rain soaked game, Myrtle Beach starter Zach Miner allowed his first runs of the season, giving up three earned runs in the fifth inning. Miner walked one and struck out three and saw his ERA rise to 1.69.
But Myrtle Beach scored two in the eighth and capitolized on Herr’s hit in the ninth to hold on for the win. Ralph Roberts (1-0) got the victory for Myrtle Beach in relief.
Myrtle Beach (4-9) and Kinston continue their four game series on Saturday with Matt Coenen (0-1) going for the Pelicans.
Rome loses big to Capital City 9-2
Before another huge crowd at State Mutual Stadium, the Rome Braves (8-7) lost 9-2 Friday night to the Capital City Bombers.
Rome scored first in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Ardley Jansen. But then the Bombers scored two runs in the fourth and two in the fifth off Rome starter Jose Capellan (0-2). Then Cap City scored three more runs in the sixth off Rome reliever Matt Merricks to increase its lead.
The final game of the series and Rome’s opening homestand will be Saturday night when Kyle Davies (1-0) takes the mound for the Braves.