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4/19/23 : Minor League Roundup

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 12 (6-10)  Worcester 10 (7-9)

Allentown,PA - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

Weston Wilson went yard over the right field wall in the third inning.  Vimael Machín singled and then scored on a triple by Scott Kingery.  John Hicks singled to score Kingery.  Jhailyn Ortiz singled and Jordan Qsar walked to load the bases, a walk to Esteban Quiroz scored a run.  Dalton Guthrie walked to score a run. Weston Wilson doubled to score two more runs.

Jhailyn Ortiz hit a two run home run in the fourth inning.  Jordan Qsar tripled, Esteban Quiroz scored him with a single.

John Hicks doubled in the fifth inning and scored on a single by Simon Muzziotti.

Worcester scored twice in the sixth on three walks and a single.  They scored six runs in the 8th on a single, four walks, and a grand slam home run by Bobby Dalbec.

Jim Haley doubled in the 8th inning and scored on a double by Dalton Guthrie.

Worcester scored two runs in the ninth on a home run by Marcus Wilson.

On the Hill :

Noah Skirrow turned in another strong performance going 4 1/3 scoreless frames.

At the Bat :

Jhailyn Ortiz was 3 for 4 (two singles & HR) and walked once.   John Hicks was 4 for 5 (three singles & double) and scored three runs. Simon Muzziotti (two singles) and Weston Wilson (double & HR) each had two hits. Scott Kingery and Jordan Qsar tripled.  Jim Haley and Dalton Guthrie doubled.

John Hicks & Jhailyn Ortiz - photo by Cheryl Pursell

Eastern League ( AA) -  Portland 4 (8-3) Reading 3 (3-8) - ten innings

Portland, ME - Hadlock Field

Summary :

Portland scored two runs in the third inning on four singles.  Matthew Lugo doubled and later scored on a ground out for Portland in the fourth inning.

Pedro Martinez walked and Johan Rojas lined a single to right field in the fifth inning, they both scored on a double by Oliver Dunn.

Matt Kroon walked to lead off the ninth inning, he advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Wendell Rijo.

Portland scored the game winning run in the bottom of the tenth on a ground out that moved the placed runner to third followed by a high chopper to second baseman Oliver Dunn who threw home but the runner slid in safely.

Defensive Gem :

In the third inning Portland’s Tyler McDonough singled to center field to score a run, on the play he tried to advance to second base when he saw second base vacant however first baseman Carlos De La Cruz followed him and center fielder Johan Rojas threw a strike to De La Cruz who tagged McDonough out!  It was impressive on two notes, De La Cruz is new to the first base position and to display the baseball savvy to follow the runner should make his coaches proud, secondly Rojas was heads up to lead Carlos with his throw - good stuff 🤓.

On the Hill :

Braden Zarbnisky pitched three scoreless innings of relief allowing only a walk, he struck out three batters.   Andrew Baker threw a scoreless frame.

At the Bat :

Oliver Dunn doubled. Pedro Martinez drew two walks.

South Atlantic League ( High A ) -  Jersey Shore 9 (3-8)  Aberdeen 5 (5-6)

Aberdeen, MD - Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium

Summary :

Jamari Baylor singled in the second inning and scored on a triple by Casey Martin (hit to the right center field wall).

Reed Trimble doubled for Aberdeen in the second inning and scored on a single by Isaac Bellony.

Troy Schreffler doubled to lead off the fifth inning, he advanced to third on a ground out and scored on a wild pitch.  Leandro Pineda walked and scored on Rixon Wingrove’s home run.

Nick Ward singled in the seventh inning, advanced to second on an errant pickoff throw and scored on a single by Leandro Pineda.  Rixon Wingrove clubbed his second home run of the game to score Pineda.

Ryan Higgins hit a three run home run for Aberdeen in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Dylan Beavers (doubled) in the eighth inning and later scored on a wild pitch.

Troy Schreffler walked to lead off the ninth, Nick Ward was hit by a pitch. Hao Yu Lee walked to load the bases. Two runs scored on a fielders choice and throwing error by the first baseman on a grounder off the bat of Leandro Pineda.

On the Hill :

Chase Antle served as the opener and tossed a scoreless first inning.  Carlos Betancourt pitched very well in relief going three innings, his slider was an out pitch as he posted five punch outs.   Carlos Francisco pitched two perfect innings, posted two strikeouts. Jordi Martinez closed it with a scoreless ninth inning.

At the Bat :

Rixon Wingrove hit two home runs and drove in four runs. Troy Schreffler doubled and Casey Martin tripled.

Florida State League ( Low A ) Tampa 10 (5-6) Clearwater 2 (6-5)

Tampa,FL - George M. Steinbrenner Field

Summary :

Tampa scored five runs in the third inning on a hit batter, four singles, a walk and a double (Nelson Medina).

The Threshers loaded the bases on walks in the fourth inning, Jordan Dissin singled to score two runs.

Tampa scored five runs in the fifth inning on two singles, a hit batter and four walks.

On the Hill :

Jonathan Petit pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in his first appearance for the Threshers this season.  Eduar Segovia went 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief (one of three inherited runners did score) allowing one hit and one walk, he struck out five batters.  Josh Bortka threw a perfect frame with two strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Jordan Dissin went 2 for 3 (two singles) with two RBIs.

Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex

Six pitchers threw side bullpen sessions on the seven mounds in front of the David Montgomery Training Center and on the pitching lab mound, pitchers who threw today - Jon Duplantier, Zach Haake, Griff McGarry, Daniel Harper, Drew Garrett and Micah Ottenbreit.

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : LHP Kyle Hart released.  RHP Noah Skirrow activated from Development List.  OF Dustin Peterson placed on Development List. RHP Yunior Marte reinstated on roster from temporary assignment with Phillies.

Reading : OF Baron Radcliff transferred from the 7 Day IL to the 60 Day IL

Jersey Shore : RHP Victor Vargas transferred to roster from Player Development Center and placed on JS Development List

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Rixon Wingrove - file photo taken by Michael Dolcemascolo

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