The AAA Nashville Sounds are making like the big club, starting 2-0 behind the big bats:
Brewer top prospect Rickie Weeks led the offensive charge, finishing a single short of the cycle with a 3-for-5 effort that included four RBIs and two runs scored. The second baseman started his night by drilling a two-run blast off the guitar-shaped scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning for his first career Triple-A hit.
Not so good in Huntsville, though, as the Stars have yet to score a run:
Scott Olsen tossed five shutout frames and Jeremy Hermida hit his first home run of the season in Carolina's 5-0 rain-shortened win over the Stars Friday night in the second game of a four-game series at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, NC. The Mudcats have won the first two games of the season and have not allowed a run in the first 14 innings of play.
I haven't found a story yet, but hi-A Brevard County lost 2-1 in their first game of the year to the Daytona Cubs.
And the West Virginia Power lost as well, falling to 0-2, but it isn't all bad news:
Although he is credited with the loss, Greg Kloosterman pitched a fabulous game for West Virginia, fanning four Suns batters and giving up just one run off of two hits in five innings.
(That's from the story on the Hagerstown Suns website, as there's not yet a report up on the WV page, nor does the www.MinorLeagueBaseball.com site show any signs of life.)