4/29/22: Minor League Roundup
Written by Larry Shenk - graciously substituting for the week 👍⚾️
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (11-11) at Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (9-12), PNC Field.
Game # 1 Score
IronPigs 11, RailRiders 3
Led by Darick Hall’s 2 doubles and 2 home runs plus power production from SS Bryson Stott and RF Dustin Peterson, LV won the opener of the doubleheader (7-inning games). Teams were tied, 3-3, after 4 innings. LV scored 3-3-2 runs in final 3 at bats for an easy win.
SS Bryson Stott, 4-3-2-2, BB, 3B (#1), HR (#1)
C Donny Sands, 5-2-2-1
1B Darick Hall, 5-3-4-4, 2 2B (#7-8), 2 HR (#7-8)
RF Dustin Peterson, 4-2-2-3, 2B (#3), HR (#1)
RH Michael Mariot, 5-6-3-3-1-3, HR. WP (1-0)
RH Tyler Cyr, 1-0-0-0-0-0
RH Michael Kelly, 1-0-0-0-1-0
Game # 2 Score
IronPigs 7, RailRiders 3
Darick Hall and Nick Maton swing big bats with the long ball to lead sweep. Dustin Peterson caps big night with 2 more hits . . . Up 2-1, Hall hits 2-run bomb in top of fifth. Two innings later Maton goes deep with two mates on board.
SS Bryson Stott, 4-1-1-0, SB (#1)
CF Dustin Peterson, 3-3-2-0, BB, SB (#2)
1B Darick Hall, 4-2-2-2, HR (#9)
LF Jorge Bonifacio, 4-0-2-2, SB (#3)
2B Nick Maton, 3-1-2-3, BB, 2B (#5), HR (4)
LH Jeff Singer, 1-0-1-1-4-1
RH Joe Gatto, 1-0-0-0-2-0. WP (2-0)
RH Mark Appel, 3-1-0-0-2-2
LH Braeden Ogle, 1-0-0-0-1-0
RH Nick Duron, 1-2-2-2-2-0, HR
Darick Hall leads the league with 28 RBI. His 9 home runs are second to Memphis’ Nolan Goodman’s 10. 6-hit night lifted Hall’s average to .294.
Darick Hall & Greg Brodzinski - file photo - Cheryl Pursell
Reading Fightin Phils (6-13) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (10-9), Delta Dental Stadium
Fisher Cats 2, Fightin Phils 1
Back-to-back home runs by LF Will Robertson and C Ryan Gold in the 5th inning provided NH with the win. Wendell Rijo’s ground out drove in the Phillies lone run in the 6th. Reading was 0-7 with RISP and left 8 runners on base.
DH Vito Friscia, 4-0-2-0
2B Ali Castillo, 4-0-2-0, SB (#1)
3B Wendell Rijo, 4-0-1-1, SB (#4)
RH Adam Leverett, 5-7-2-2-0-7, 2 HR. LP (1-3)
RH Austin Ross, 2-0-0-0-0-1
RH Julian Garcia, 1-0-0-0-2-1
South Atlantic League
Jersey Shore BlueClaws (6-13) at Aberdeen IronBirds (14-5), Ripken Stadium
IronBirds 6, BlueClaws 1
Solo homers in the 2nd inning by DH Cesar Prieto and RH John Rhodes were the only runs the winners needed in improving their season record over Jersey Shore to 7-0. The Claws, held to 4 singles, have scored 1 run in last 2 games.
3B McCarthy Tatum, 4-1-1-0
RF Baron Radcliffe, 3-0-1-0
1B D.J. Stewart, 3-0-1-1
2B Nicolas Torres, 3-0-1-0
RH Ben Brown, 5-4-3-3-2-4, 2 HR. LP (0-1)
RH Carlos Francisco, 1-0-0-0-0-0
RH Andrew Baker, 1-0-0-0-1-0
LH J.P. Woodward, 1-4-3-3-0-2
Mick Able is scheduled to start Saturday’s 6:05 p.m. game . . . Claws have lost 4 straight.
Florida State League
Clearwater Threshers (9-9) at Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (11-7), Hammond Stadium
Postponed rain. Doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. Saturday . . . RH Andrew Painter will start first game.