• Steve Potter

4/19/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 6 ( 6-7 ) Rochester 1 ( 7-6 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


The Iron Pigs scored four runs in the third inning - John Andreoli tripled, Roman Quinn walked, Andreoli scored on a groundout by Odubel Herrera. Darick Hall singled to score Quinn, Jorge Bonifacio walked - Nick Maton doubled to score both Hall and Bonifacio.


Rochester scored a run in the fourth - former Iron Pig Joey Meneses doubled, he scored on an error by second baseman Yairo Munoz.


Roman Quinn doubled to score Will Toffey ( walked ) in the seventh inning, Quinn advanced to third on the play and scored on a errant throw on a pickoff attempt.


On The Hill :


RH Colton Eastman - 4 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s - 69 pitches - 39 strikes

RH Aaron Barrett - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 9 strikes

LH Jeff Singer - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 24 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 16 pitches - 8 strikes

RH Connor Brogdon - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Dillon Maples - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 1 K - 20 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat : 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s


Roman Quinn walked, doubled and scored twice, Donny Sands & Nick Maton each doubled. John Andreoli tripled.

Aaron Barrett - photo by Cheryl Pursell

Eastern League ( AA ) - Harrisburg 12 ( 6-4 ) Reading 5 ( 3-7 )


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Harrisburg scored twice in the first inning on two doubles, a walk and sac fly. Taylor Gushue hit a two run home run in the third inning for them. They scored four in the fourth on two doubles and a couple fielding errors. Three more scored in the fifth - one on a bases loaded walk and two on a sacks full single.


Jhailyn Ortiz doubled in the 3rd inning to score Logan O’Hoppe ( singled ) - Reading scored another run in the bottom of the 5th on a fielding error.


Kevin Vicuña produced an RBI double in the bottom of the 8th inning.


Harrisburg scored a run in the 9th on a home run by Mitch Longo.


Vito Friscia doubled to score Jhailyn Ortiz ( singled ) and Logan O’Hoppe ( HBP ) in the 9th inning.


On The Hill :


RH Jack Perkins - 3 2/3 IP, 7 R - 5 earned, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 73 pitches - 46 strikes

LH Nick Lackney - 1 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 5 BB, 2 K’s - 39 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 35 pitches - 19 strikes

LH Erik Miller - 1 perfect IP, 1 K - 9 pitches - 7 strikes

RH Tyler Carr - 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 43 pitches - 20 strikes


At Bat : 10 H, 6 BB, 9 K’s


Kevin Vicuna had three hits including a double. Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits including a double. Logan O’Hoppe had two singles, a walk and was hit by a pitch.


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 7 ( 2-8 ) Asheville 5 ( 1-9 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark


Summary :


Asheville scored in the first inning on a walk, double and ground out.


Jersey Shore plated five in their half of the first - Johan Rojas walked and scored on a double by Luis Garcia. Ethan Wilson reached on a error, Casey Martin walked. Nick Matera singled to score Garcia. Wilson scored on a ground out by Baron Radcliff. DJ Stewart doubled to score two more.


Asheville scored in the fifth on a walk, single, hit batter and wild pitch. They added three runs in the sixth on a bases loaded walk, a single and a bases loaded hit batter.


Nick Matera hit a two run home run in the 8th inning scoring Ethan Wilson ( reached on an error ) in front of him.


On The Hill :


RH Victor Vargas - 4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 66 pitches - 39 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K - 21 pitches - 7 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 1 1/3 IP, 3 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 2 K’s - 34 pitches - 13 strikes

LH JP Woodward - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 21 pitches - 12 strikes


At Bat : 10 H, 7 BB, 10 K’s


Nick Matera was 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, he scored twice. Baron Radcliff had two hits including a double. Johan Rojas singled and walked twice, he stole his 10th base of the season. Luis Garcia & DJ Stewart each doubled.

McCarthy Tatum walked twice.


Nick Matera file photo - taken by Mark Wylie

Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 2 ( 2-8 ) Tampa 1 ( 6-4 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


In the second inning Marcus Lee Sang reached base on catchers interference, he advanced to third on a single by Arturo DeFreitas and scored on a balk.


Tampa scored in the 3rd inning on a bases loaded hit batter - they had loaded the sacks on two walks and a single.


Clearwater won the game with a 9th inning walkoff single by Arturo DeFreitas - Jadiel Sanchez singled, advanced to third on a bunt by Kendall Simmons on which the Tampa pitcher made a throwing error. Sanchez scored on the single by DeFreitas.


On The Hill :


RH Micah Ottenbreit - 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 HB, 3 K’s - 47 pitches - 22 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 31 pitches - 20 strikes - excellent outing

RH Alex Garbrick - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 41 pitches - 21 strikes - FB reached 95 mph

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s 🔥- 32 pitches - 21 strikes - FB - 94 mph


At Bat : 7 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s


Jadiel Sanchez & Arturo DeFreitas each had two hits.


Notes :


I attended this game in person - was impressed with the “stuff’ that starter Micah Ottenbreit displayed, ball has terrific action and movement - breaking pitches and changeup are consistent swing and miss deliveries - he’s got a real chance of being a big leaguer some day.

Micah Ottenbreit on the hill


Extended Spring Training :


Today was a camp day - highlight of the workouts were three live BP sessions in the early afternoon. RHP Jonas De La Cruz ( 24 yrs old ), RHP Daniel Mejia ( 20 yrs old ) and LHP Jose Acuna ( 19 yrs old ) each threw.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️





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