• Steve Potter

4/20/22 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 12 ( 7-7 ) Rochester 4 ( 7-7 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Rochester scored a first inning run on a Joey Meneses RBI single.


Odubel Herrera doubled to lead off the bottom of the first inning, Donny Sands walked but was forced out at second on a grounder on which Darrick Hall reached. Jorge Bonifacio then hit a three run home run. Drew Maggi singled and scored on a triple by Will Toffey.


Rochester scored a run in the second on a double and RBI single.


Darrick Hall crushed a long two run home run over the right center field fence in the bottom of the second scoring Donny Sands ( walked ) ahead of him - an absolute bomb 💣!


Nick Maton singled and scored in the 3rd inning on a double by Drew Maggi. Maggi went to third on the play and later scored on a sac fly by John Andreoli. Will Toffey walked, went to second on a single by Odubel Herrera and scored on a single by Donny Sands.

Rochester scored twice in the 5th inning. Darick Hall & Jorge Bonifacio went back to back yard in the sixth inning - for each their second home runs of the game 💪.


On The Hill :


RH Hans Crouse - 3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 50 pitches - 36 strikes

RH Mark Appel - 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 32 pitches - 19 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 2 IP, 0 R, 0, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 33 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Joey Gatto - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 17 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Nick Duron - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat : 13 H, 6 BB, 5 K’s


Odubel Herrera and Drew Maggi each had two hits ( single & double ). Jorge Bonifacio and Darick Hall each hit two home runs, Hall drove in three and scored three runs, Bonifacio drove in four runs. Will Toffey tripled and singled. Donny Sandshad two hits.

Jorge Bonifacio & Darick Hall - photos by Cheryl Pursell Eastern League ( AA ) - Harrisburg 9 ( 7-4 ) Reading 6 ( 3-8 ) - 12 innings


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Harrisburg scored twice in the fourth inning on two walks, a single and a wild pitch.


Josh Ockimey walked and Wendell Rijo singled in the fifth inning, they both scored on a triple by Kevin Vicuna.


Harrisburg scored three runs in the 6th inning on four walks, a hit batter and a catcher’s interference call.


Logan O’Hoppe walked in the 6th inning, advanced on a single by Jhailyn Ortiz and scored on a fielders choice groundout by Wendell Rijo. Madison Stokes doubled in the seventh inning and scored on two consecutive groundouts.


Wendell Rijo led off the bottom of the 9th with a home run to left field to tie the score.


Harrisburg loaded the bases in the top of the 12th inning and Jack Dunn hit a grand slam home run.


Reading loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, placed runner Vito Friscia scored on a wild pitch. Josh Ockimey walked to re-load the bases but the Fightin’s couldn’t score any more runs.


On The Hill :

RH James McArthur - 3 2/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s - 75 pitches - 48 strikes

LH Zach Warren - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 13 strikes

RH McKenzie Moore - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 1 HB, 0 K’s - 21 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 19 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s - 43 pitches - 21 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 36 pitches - 26 strikes - excellent job in the extra innings !

RH Bubby Rossman - 1 IP, 4 R - 3 earned , 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 24 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat :


Wendell Rijo had two hits including a home run, he scored twice and had two RBIs. Madison Stokes had two hits and doubled. Kevin Vicuna had two hits including a triple. Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits. Logan O’Hoppe & Josh Ockimey each walked twice.


File Photo - George Youngs Jr


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Asheville 3 ( 2-9 ) Jersey Shore 2 ( 2-9 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark


Summary :


Asheville scored a run in the 5th inning on a fielding error ( 3B DJ Stewart ) and two singles.


Asheville pitcher Adrian Chaidez was perfect thru six innings with 9 strikeouts.


Jared Carr got the Blue Claws only hit in the 8th inning as he tripled with a long drive over the right fielder’s head. Karl Ellison walked - both he and Carr scored when Nicolas Torres battled thru a long AB and hit a ball softly to shortstop on which the Asheville fielder threw the ball away - Asheville came into the game with the worst fielding percentage in the league - the error added to their woes.


Asheville scored the game tying run in the top of the 9th on a double and RBI single. The go ahead run scored on two consecutive balk calls on pitcher Carlos Francisco. Pitching coach Brad Bergenson was ejected for arguing the questionable balk calls 🤪😳.


On The Hill :


RH Griff McGarry - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s - 26 pitches - 18 strikes - 97-98 on the radar 🔥 struck out every batter faced

LH Ethan Lindow - 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s - 56 pitches - 38 strikes - very strong outing

RH Tyler McKay - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 15 strikes - consistently in the strike zone

RH Dominic Pipkin - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 15 strikes - continues to dominate as a reliever

RH Carlos Francisco - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat : 1 H, 2 BB, 13 K’s


Jared Carr tripled.


Notes :


There was a whopping 19 strikeouts recorded by Jersey Shore pitchers - just one shy of the club record for a nine inning game.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 3 ( 3-8 ) Tampa 1 ( 6-5 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Yhoswar Garcia was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the first inning, he then stole second base and scored on a single by Aldrem Corredor.


Aldrem Corredor doubled in the fourth inning and scored on a single by Jadiel Sanchez.


Tampa scored a run in the fifth inning on an error ( P Buddy Hayward ) and two singles.


Aldrem Corredor singled in the 8th inning and advanced to third on a double by Jadiel Sanchez. Corredor then scored on a wild pitch.

On The Hill :


RH Oswald Medina - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s - 58 pitches - 40 strikes - big time off speed stuff tonight

RH Buddy Hayward - 2 IP, 1 unearned R, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 44 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Malik Binns - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 23 pitches - 17 strikes -continues to pitch really well

RH Tommy McCollum - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 26 pitches - 16 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 2 BB, 12 K’s


Aldrem Corredor had three hits ( two singles & double ), he scored twice.. Jadiel Sanchez also had three hits ( two singles & a double ). The Threshers stole four bases in the game.


Aldrem Corredor - file photo taken by Mark Wylie


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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