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5/1/22: Minor League Roundup


Written by Larry Shenk - substituting for the week 👍⚾️


International League

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (13-11) at Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (9-14), PNC Field.

Score

IronPigs 9, RailRiders 3

Summary

Home runs by Darick Hall (line drive solo to RCF) and John Andreoli (one on) keyed a 5-run top of the 9th inning that salted the win. Ten players batted in the game for the winners, and everyone got hits (“Woo-hoo, everybody hits”). Team totaled 17 hits and 6 walks. After dropping the first two games of the series, the Pigs rebounded to win the final four.

Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI)

2B Drew Maggi, 6-0-2-1

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

1B Darick Hall, 4-1-2-1, BB, HR (#10)

CF Dustin Peterson, 3-1-2-1, 2 BB

SS Nick Maton, 4-0-1-0, BB, 2B (#6)

3B Yairo Munoz, 5-2-3-0, SB (#3)

LF Will Toffey, 5-1-2-2, SB (#4)

DH Edgar Cabral, 3-1-1-0

PH-2B Bryson Stott, 2-1-2-1

RF John Andreoli, 4-1-1-2, HR (#2)

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

RH Colton Eastman, 4.1-2-1-1-3-2

LH Jakob Hernandez, 1.2-2-0-0-0-1

RH Jake Newberry, .2-4-2-2-0-0-0

LH Braeden Ogle, 1.1-0-0-0-0-1. WP (1-1)

RH Nick Duran, 1-2-0-0-0-0

Notes

Hall leads the league with 29 RBI; 10 homers rank second by one . . . Next opponent, 6-game series at the Syracuse Mets starting Tuesday night.

Eastern League

Reading Fightin Phils (8-13) at New Hampshire Fisher Cats (10-11), Delta Dental Stadium

Score

Fightin Phils 10, Fisher Cats 9

Summary

Closer Brian Marconi stuck out Ryan Gold with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th to end a frantic 4-run rally and preserve the 1-run win. Reading carried a 10-5 lead into NH’s final bat. Big bats for the winners were Josh Ockimey, single, 2 doubles and a home run, Jhailyn Ortiz, double and homer and Vito Friscia, his 4th homer of the series. Friscia and Ockimey went deep back-to-back in the 8th.

Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI)

DH Vito Friscia, 5-1-1-2, HR (#5)

1B Josh Ockimey, 5-3-4-3, HR (#1)

CF-RF Jhailyn Ortiz, 5-1-3-2, HR (4)

C Jack Conley, 2-2-2-1, 3 BB

2B Sal Gozzo, 5-1-2-1

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

RH Jack Perkins, 1-2-2-2-1-1

RH Mike Adams, 2-1-0-0-1-3. WP (1-0)

RH Braden Zarbnisky, 2-2-2-2-0-1, 2 HR

RH McKinley Moore, 1.1-1-1-1-0-2

RH Francisco Morales, 1.2-1-0-0-0-4

LH Brian Marconi, 1-3-4-4-3-2

Notes

Morales continues to dominate with the move to the bullpen: 7 games, 13.1 innings, 1 hit, 5 walks, 22 strikeouts . . . Reading took the series, 4-2; first series win . . . Fightins continue their New England trip with 6 games in Portland, ME, starting on Tuesday night.

South Atlantic League

Jersey Shore BlueClaws (6-14) at Aberdeen IronBirds (15-5), Ripken Stadium

Score

Game was suspended by rain with Aberdeen leading, 2-1, after 3 innings. It will be completed June 14.

Notes

Claws are back home vs. Hudson Valley starting Tuesday night.

Florida State League

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

Score

After being rained out the previous two days, the two teams were able to play Sunday afternoon, but the game wound up in a 4-4 tie that was suspended after 10 innings by rain.

Notes

Threshers returned home after the game. Next 6-game series starts Tuesday, a 4-mile road trip to Dunedin.


Fort Myers before the rains came - photo by Mark Wylie

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