LOUISVILLE -- Jacob Turner pitched the Mud Hens to their third consecutive victory, tossing a complete-game three-hitter in a 2-0 victory over Louisville on Saturday.
Turner faced just two batters above the minimum and needed just 102 pitches to finish the Hens' first complete-game shutout this season and fifth shutout as a team.
The 21-year-old right-hander endured 103-degree temperatures by not giving up a walk, striking out six, and not allowing a runner to reach second.
Toledo, which also shut out the Bats to win Friday, needed Turner's strong start to claim the victory, which was the Hens' ninth in 10 meetings between the two teams this season.
The Mud Hens loaded the bases in the first inning but did not score, and Louisville starter Pedro Villarreal retired 12 in a row before Bryan Pounds slammed his second home run for the Mud Hens this season in the fifth to break a scoreless tie.
Toledo added an insurance run in the eighth off Louisville reliever Donnie Joseph. John Lindsey and Ryan Strieby singled, and one out later Jerad Head doubled over the third-base bag to score Lindsay.
The Hens finished with 10 hits and three walks but scored only twice because they were 2-for-15 when batting with runners in scoring position and struck out 12 times.
The Mud Hens and Bats will complete their three-game series today starting at 2:05 p.m. Toledo then will take three days off for the Triple-A All-Star Game.
NOTE: C Rob Brantly is in Kansas City to play in the Futures Game today. His replacement on the Toledo roster is C Adolfo Reina.