4/27/22: Minor League Roundup
Written by Larry Shenk - graciously substituting for the week 👍⚾️
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (9-10) at Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-10), PNC Field.
SWB 4, Lehigh Valley 3
RailRiders scored 2 runs in bottom of ninth for the walk-off win, HBP, error, walk, RBI double, I-BB and another HBP that forced in the winning run . . . IronPigs overcame a 1-0 deficit with 3 runs in top of the 5th, two on a home run by Nick Maton . . . A bases loaded walk enabled SWB to pull within 3-2 in the seventh.
2B Nick Maton, 2-1-1-1, HR (#3)
3B Will Toffey, 3-1-1-0, 2B (#4), 2 SB (#2-3)
RF Jorge Bonifacio, 4-1-1-0
C Donny Sands, 4-0-1-0
SS Bryson Stott, 4-0-0-0, 2 SO; debut
Ricardo Sanchez, 3-1-0-0-3-5, WP
Joe Gatto, 1-1-1-1-2-3, BK
Jonathan Hennigan, 2-1-0-0-1-1
Kyle Dohy, .1-1-1-1-1-0
Nick Duron, .2-0-0-0-2-0
Connor Brogdon, 1-0-0-0-1-1
Jeff Singer, 0.0-1-2-2-2-0, 2 HBP
Reading Fightin Phils (5-12) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (9-8), Delta Dental Stadium
Game #1 Score
Fisher Cats 10, Fightin Phils 2
C Philip Clarke’s 2-run homer triggered a 4-run first inning for the winners. He finished with 4 RBI . . . Reading’s runs came on Wendell Rijo’s 2-run homer in top of the 4th, cutting the deficit to 6-2.
3B Wendell Rijo, 2-1-1-2, BB, HR (#3), SB (#3)
CF Madison Stokes, 3-1-1-0, 2B (#6)
James McArthur, 2.2-8-6-6-1-2, HR. LP (0-3)
Bubby Rossman, 1.1-2-3-3-1-0
Mike Adams, 2-4-1-1-0-0
Game #2 Score
Fightin Phils 5-2, Fisher Cats
Down 2-0 after one inning, Reading came back to win by scoring single runs in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th innings of the 7-inning game. Lead run scored on a sacrifice fly by Ali Castillo in the 5th.
DH Vito Friscia, 2-2-2-1, 2 BB, HR (#2)
CF Madison Stokes, 2-1-0-1
3B Wendell Rijo, 4-1-2-0
SS Jonathan Guzman, 3-1-1-1
LF Hunter Markwardt, 3-0-2-1
Matt Seelinger, 2-3-2-2-2-4, WP
Braden Zarbnisky, 2-0-0-0-0-2, 2 WP. WP (1-0)
Francisco Morales, 2-0-0-0-0-5; faced 6 batters . . . 27 pitches, 19 strikes
Brian Marconi, 1-0-0-0-0-2. SV (#3)
Morales was converted from a starting pitcher to the bullpen at the start of the season. 6 appearances, 11.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 18 SO.
South Atlantic League
Jersey Shore BlueClaws (6-11) at Aberdeen IronBirds (12-5), Ripken Stadium
IronBirds 10, BlueClaws 1
For second straight night, Aberdeen 3B Coby Mayo drove in 4 runs, 2 on his 5th homer in bottom of 5th. IronBirds put the game away scoring 5 times in bottom of 8th . . . Lone run for Claws, two-out homer by Baron Radcliffe in top of 9th.
DH Baron Radcliffe, 4-1-2-1, 2b, HR (#1)
SS Casey Martin, 4-0-2-0, SB (#4)
3B D.J. Stewart, 3-0-1-0, 3B
Victor Vargas, 5-7-3-3-1-4, HR. LP (0-1)
Tyler McKay, 2-4-2-2-0-2
Domonic Pipkin, 0.0-3-5-5-3-0
Erubiel Armenta, 1-0-0-0-1-2
Aberdeen is 5-0 against the BlueClaws . . .Martin’s stolen bases was the Claws 48th, most in the minor leagues. They’ve been caught just 3 times.
Florida State League
Clearwater Threshers (9-8) at Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (10-7), Hammond Stadium
Threshers 6, Mighty Mussels 1
Solo home run by Kendall Simmons in the top of the 3rd inning gave Clearwater a 2-1 lead. Threshers went on to win their 8th consecutive game and pull within one game of first place. Clearwater pounded 13 hits, 3 each by Simmons and Arturo DeFreitas . . . Three pitchers combined on a 1-hitter and 13 strikeouts . . . During the winning streak, the staff has allowed 10 runs.
3B Kendall Simmons, 5-2-3-2, 2 2B (#3-4), HR (#2)
RF Yhoswar Garcia, 4-1-2-0, BB, SB (#11)
C Arthuro DeFreitas, 5-1-3-0
CF Wilfredo Flores, 4-0-1-2, SB (#2)
Gabriel Cotto, 5-1-1-1-2-4, WP, HBP. W (1-0)
Fernando Lozano, 2-0-0-0-1-4
Malik Binns, 2-0-0-0-2-5