Down East moved to 9-2 on the season with a 4-2 win. Gavin Collyer, an above-slot high school 12th round pick in 2019, went 2 IP with 2 Ks and allowed just one hit, a home run. The Wood Ducks had just four hits — a single and a double by Keyber Rodriguez and a pair of singles by Jayce Easley. Rodriguez was also hit by a pitch. Luisangel Acuna was hit by a pitch and walked. Dustin Harris was hit by a pitch twice, and Evan Carter was hit by a pitch twice and walked. Carter had two stolen bases and Easley had three.
Hickory dropped to 4-7 with a 5-2 loss. Avery Weems got the start and allowed 2 runs in 2.1 IP on 3 hits and a walk with 5 Ks. Seth Nordlin went 3.1, allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks with 5 Ks. Jesus Linarez went 3.1 IP with 2 runs, 1 earned, on a home run, fanning 5. Justin Foscue had a single and a double, Chris Seise and Kole Enright had a pair of singles, David Garcia had a single, and Blaine Crim had a pair of walks.
Tim Brennan started for Frisco and went 3.2 shutout IP, allowing 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5. Alex Speas struck out 4 in 1.1 IP, allowing a run, a hit, an HBP and a walk. Scott Engler allowed a run in 2 hits, including a home run, and a walk, with 3 Ks.
Offensively, Ryan Dorow had a double and a homer before leaving the game after grabbing his hamstring after scoring a run. Davis Wendzel had a pair of hits. J.P. Martinez had a double. Bubba Thompson had a single and a double. Dio Arias had a single and a home run.
Round Rock rallied late to take a 6-5 lead, then brought in Joe Barlow with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth and struck the final batter of the game out looking. Yonny Hernandez had three hits and a walk. Leody Taveras had a single and a walk.