4/30/22: Minor League Roundup
Written by Larry Shenk - substituting for the week 👍⚾️
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (12-11) at Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (9-13), PNC Field.
IronPigs 2, RailRiders 0
Seven pitchers combined to blank SWB on 3 hit and 3 walks while striking out 13. SWB began the 9th inning against Connor Brogdon with a triple and a walk. The lanky righthander fanned the next two batters before getting a fly ball to end game. Bailey Falter, sent to AAA this week to stretch out as a starter, made his first start. John Anderoli’s RBI single in the top of the 8th was the game winner. Second run of the inning scored on an error. The winners also had just 3 hits, drew 9 walks but left 12 runners on base. Darick Hall who hit 3 homers in Friday’s doubleheader sweep was hitless. He walked twice, one intentionally.
3B Bryson Stott, 5-0-0-0
DH Donny Sands, 3-0-1-0, 2 BB
1B Darick Hall, 3-0-0-0, 2 BB
CF Dustin Peterson, 5-0-1-0, 2B (#4)
SS Nick Maton, 2-1-0-0, 2 BB
RF John Anderoli, 2-1-1-1, 2 BB
LH Bailey Falter, 2.1-0-0-0-0-5. 37 pitches, 26 strikes
RH Tyler Cyr, .2-0-0-0-0-0
RH Dillon Maples, 1-0-0-0-0-2
LH Kyle Dohy, 1-1-0-0-0-2
LH Jonathan Hennigan, 2-1-0-0-0-1. WP (1-0)
RH Michael Kelly, 1-0-0-0-1-1
RH Connor Brogdon, 1-1-0-0-1-2. SV (#1)
Reading Fightin Phils (7-13) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (10-10), Delta Dental Stadium
Fightin Phils 8, Fisher Cats 0
Five pitchers combined for a 5-hitter and Reading’s first shutout of the season. Logan O’Hoppe belted a 2-run homer in the top of the 1st. Vito Friscia went deep in the next inning for a 3-0 lead. It was his third homer this week. Reading scored in each of the first 6 innings.
DH Vito Friscia, 4-2-2-1, BB, HR (#4)
1B Josh Ockimey, 3-2-1-0, 3 BB, 2B (#4)
C Logan O’Hoppe, 4-2-3-4, 2 BB, HR (#2)
RF Aldrem Corredor, 4-1-3-1, BB, 2B (#1)
LH Erik Miller, 2-0-0-0-1-3
RH Tyler Carr, 2-3-0-0-0-0
RH Matt Seelinger, 2-1-0-0-1-3
RH Bubby Rossman, 2-1-0-0-0-3. WP (1-1)
RH Billy Sullivan, 1-0-0-0-2-1
Erik Miller relieved 3 times at the start of the season and started his last 2 times. In his 10.1 season innings, 4 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 15 strikeouts.
Vito Friscia & Logan O’Hoppe - photo by George Youngs Jr
South Atlantic League
Jersey Shore BlueClaws (6-14) at Aberdeen IronBirds (15-5), Ripken Stadium
IronBirds 6, BlueClaws 4
Down 2-0, Jersey Shore scored 3 times in the 3rd inning on an RBI single by Johan Rojas and a 2-run homer by Ethan Wilson. Aberdeen rebounded with 4 in the bottom of the 4th to run their season record vs. JS to 8-0 (5-0 in the series). Finale of the 6-game series is Sunday.
CF Johan Rojas, 3-1-1-1, BB, SB (#14)
RF Ethan Wilson, 3-1-1-2, BB, HR (#1)
2B Nicolas Torres, 4-1-2-1, 2B (#3)
RH Mick Abel, 3-4-2-1-1-5, 71 pitches, 47 strikes
RH Carlo Reyes, .5-5-4-4-1-0, HR. LP (0-1)
RH Tyler McKay, 1.1-0-0-0-1-1
RH Dominic Pipkin, 1-1-0-0-0-0
RH Jonathan Hughes, 2-1-0-0-0-1
Johan Rojas stole his league-leading 14th base (0 caught) and DJ Stewart stole his 6th. The BlueClaws, who did not steal a base on Friday for the first time all year, now have 51 on the season in 54 attempts and are the first team in the minors to steal 50 bases this season.
Florida State League
Clearwater Threshers (9-9) at Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (11-7), Hammond Stadium
4:30 doubleheader postponed by rain.
Andrew Painter had hoped to pitch but rain prevented it - photo by Mark Wylie
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️