• Steve Potter

4/10/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Columbus 12 ( 3-3 ) Lehigh Valley 1 ( 3-3 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Cold brisk weather in the park including snow flurries 🥶.


Catcher Donnie Sands hit an opposite field home run in the bottom of the first inning to put LHV up 1-0.


Columbus scored five runs in the third inning - key blows were a two run single by Josh Naylor and a two run home run by Oscar Gonzalez. They plated another run in the fourth inning and five in the fifth inning on five hits, two walks and an error.


Pitcher Tyler Cyr was ejected from the game in the 6th inning by the home plate umpire for arguing pitch calls.


Mitchell Tolman hit a solo HR for Columbus in the 8th inning.


On The Hill :


RH James Marvel - 3 2/3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 51 pitches - 27 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 22 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Jake Newberry - 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Tyler Cyr - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 7 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 10 strikes

LH Braedon Ogle - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Dillon Maples - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 14 pitches - 8 strikes

At Bat : 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s


Donnie Sands homered. Nick Maton doubled.


Notes :


Prior to the game Roman Quinn was added to the roster. Welcome back Roman !


Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 5 ( 1-2 ) Somerset 3 ( 2-1 )


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Somerset scored twice in the first inning on an Elijah Dunham home run. They added another run in the third as Dunham hit a sacrifice fly.


Jonathan Guzman hit a two run home run for Reading in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring Josh Ockimey ( singled ) in front of him.


Jhailyn Ortiz homered in the 8th inning to tie the score. Madison Stokes hit his 2nd double of the game in the ninth and Wendell Rijo walked it off with a two run tater over the left field wall !


On The Hill :


LH Josh Hendrickson - 3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 58 pitches - 34 strikes

RH McKinley Moore - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 34 pitches - 23 strikes

LH Zach Warren - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 10 strikes - big hook for K’s

RH Francisco Morales - 2 perfect IP’s - 3 K’s - 19 pitches - 16 strikes - FB 95-96 mph 🔥💪

LH Brian Marconi - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - W - 9 pitches - 8 strikes


Notes :


Zach Warren, Francisco Morales and Brian Marconi retired the last 12 batters in order to close the game.


Broccoli won the vegetable race.


At Bat : 6 H, 2 BB, 11 K’s


Madison Stokes doubled twice, Jhailyn Ortiz, Jonathan Stokes and Wendell Rijo each homered.


Reading celebrates walk off win !


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Aberdeen 8 ( 3-0 ) Jersey Shore 4 ( 0-3 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark

Summary :


CF Johan Rojas led off the game with a single then promptly stole second base, he scored on a single by 1B DJ Stewart.


Aberdeen scored a run in the second inning on a walk, single and sacrifice fly.


DH Andrick Nava singled in the fourth inning, went to second base on a walk to Nicolas Torres and scored on a single by Johan Rojas. The Blue Claws loaded the bases on walks in the bottom of the fifth inning - Baron Radcliff scored on a passed ball.


Aberdeen scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning, John Rhodes tripled to score two of them, he scored on a throwing error by pitcher Matt Russell.

Catcher Nick Matera doubled to score DJ Stewart ( walked ) in the bottom of the seventh inning.


The IronBirds scored three runs in the top of the 8th inning on two singles, two walks and a wild pitch.

On The Hill :


RH Christian McGowan - 4 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 49 pitches - 29 strikes - FB 94 to 97 mph - a lot of life

LH Jhordany Mezquita - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 28 pitches - 21 strikes 👍😳

RH Matt Russell - 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 33 pitches - 17 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 1/3 IP - retired only batter he faced - 5 pitches - 2 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 26 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 perfect IP - 2 fly outs, 1 ground out - 7 pitches - 5 strikes


At Bat : 9 H, 8 BB, 12 K’s


Johan Rojas and Andrik Nava had two hits each. Rojas stole two more bases giving him five in three games. Nick Matera doubled.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Fort Myers 6 ( 3-0 ) Clearwater 3 ( 0-3 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Noah Cardenas hit a two run home run for Fort Myers in the second inning. They scored a run in the fourth on a double and single.


Catcher Arturo DeFreitas hit a solo home run for Clearwater in the bottom of the fifth inning. RF Felix Reyes singled to score Hao Yu Lee ( walked ) in the sixth inning.


Fort Myers scored three unearned runs in the seventh inning ( fielding error by SS Hao Yu Lee made the runs unearned ) as Kyler Fedko stroked a bases loaded triple.


Arturo DeFreitas doubled in the bottom of the seventh, went to third base on a single by 1B Micah Yonamine and scored on a sac fly by CF Marcus Lee Sang.


On The Hill :


RH Gunner Mayer - 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - 54 pitches - 30 strikes

RH Fernando Lozano - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Alex Garbrick - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s - 42 pitches - 23 strikes - FB topped out at 95 mph

RH Victor Lopez - 2 IP, 3 unearned R, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 38 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - struck out the side in a perfect inning - FB 94-95 mph


At Bat : 8 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s


Arturo DeFreitas had three hits ( single, double and HR ).


Baseball today in Clearwater


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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