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4/28/22: Minor League Roundup

Written by Larry Shenk - graciously substituting for the week 👍⚾️

International League

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (9-11) at Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (9-10), PNC Field.


RailRiders 15, IronPigs 6


LV scored 3 in top of the 1st on a Darick Hall home run, fell behind 5-3 and tied the game 5-5 with 2 in the top of the 4th. SWB came back with 4 in the bottom of the inning to take control. Winners had 19 hits

Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI)

SS Bryson Stott, 4-1-2-1, 2 2B (#1-2)

C Donny Sands, 3-1-1-0, 2 BB

1B Darick Hall, 5-1-1-3, HR (#6), 22 RBI

LF Yairo Munoz, 4-2-2-0, SB (#2)

C Austin Wynns, 2-0-1-1, 2 BB

Pitching (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

RH James Marvel, 3.2-9-9-9-2-4, HR. LP (0-4)

LH Jakob Hernandez, .1-1-0-0-1-1

RH Jake Newberry, 2-2-2-2-1-1, HR

RH Aaron Barrett, 1-5-4-4-0-2

LH Zach Warren, 1-2-0-0-1-1

Eastern League

Reading Fightin Phils (6-12) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (9-9), Delta Dental Stadium


Fightin Phils 5, Fisher Cats 1


Trailing 1-0 after 1 inning, Reading put up a 3-spot in the top of the 2nd and then rode four arms to the win, limiting NH to 3 hits. Relievers McKinley Moore, Tyler Car and Billy Sullivan combined for 4 hitless/scoreless relief innings. Jack Conley and Vito Friscia delivered solo home runs.

Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI)

C Logan O’Hoppe, 5-1-2-0, 2B (#3), 3B (#1), SB (#3)

LF Jack Conley, 4-2-2-2, HR (#1), SB (1)

DH Vito Friscia, 4-1-1-1, BB; HR (#3), HR in last 2 games

3B Wendell Rijo, 3-1-1-0, BB

Pitching (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

RH Noah Skirrow, 5-3-1-0-1-7; WP (2-1) (Career high with 7 SO)

RH McKinley Moore, 2-0-0-0-2-5 (1st relief outing)

RH Tyler Carr, 1-0-0-0-0-0

RH Billy Sullivan, 1-0-0-0-1-0

South Atlantic League

Jersey Shore BlueClaws (6-12) at Aberdeen IronBirds (13-5), Ripken Stadium


IronBirds 4, BlueClaws 0


Aberdeen 3B Coby Mayo homered for the 3rd straight game, a 2-run blast in the 8th inning that added insurance runs. 5 of Mayo’s 6 homers have come against the Claws. Winners had plated 2 runs in the 5th. Four pitchers held Jersey Shore to 5 hits.

Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI)

1B Carlos De La Cruz, 3-0-2-0, 2B (#1)

SS Casey Martin, 4-0-1-0, 2B (#3)

Pitching (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

LH Jhordany Mezquita, 4-2-0-0-1-5

RH Andrew Schultz, 1-2-2-2-1-1; LP (0-3)

RH Aidan Anderson, 2-1-0-0-0-3

RH Jason Ruffcorn, 1-1-2-2-1-0, HR


Aberdeen improved to 6-0 over the BlueClaws this season . . . LF Jared Carr, stolen base (#7). #48 for the Claws, most in the minors. Caught stealing, 3.

Florida State League

Clearwater Threshers (9-9) at Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (11-7), Hammond Stadium


Mighty Mussels 3, Threshers 2


Clearwater’s 8-game winning streak ended when Fort Myers scored 3 in 5th and then hung on for the 1-run win. The Threshers scored single runs in the 1st and 7th. Ended the game with 2 runners on base in the 9th. Threshers out-hit the winners, 10-6.

Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI)

3B Kendall Simmons, 5-0-1-1, 2B (#5)

DH Yhoswar Garcia, 4-1-1-0, SB (#12-13)

SS Hao Yu Lee, 4-0-2-1

CF Wilfredo Flores, 4-0-2-0

LF Marcus Lee Sang, 4-0-1-0, 2B (#4)

Pitching (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

LH Matt Osterberg, 4-3-2-2-1-5

RH Buddy Hayward, 1-1-1-1-0-2, HR

RH Cam Wynne, 3-2-0-0-0-4

Noah Skirrow - file photo by George Youngs Jr

Personal Note - Steve Potter

My family is in town to celebrate my daughter Michelle’s graduation from nursing school. Of course I had to show them the complex and watch a little bit of baseball 🤓. While there multiple players stopped by to say hello - Albert Jerez gave my grandson Isaac a pair of batting gloves and Edward Barboza gave him a bat - they made his day ! Thanks to them both 🤓👍.

My grandson Isaac with Edward Barboza

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