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5/16/24 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 8 (16-23) Norfolk 6 (20-22)

Norfolk, VA - Harbor Park    


Summary :


Noon start.


David Dahl led off the game with a double, he scored on a double by Weston Wilson.


Jackson Holliday homered for Norfolk in the bottom of the first inning, two doubles scored a second run.


Jordan Luplow singled in the third inning, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Simon Muzziotti.


A walk and two singles scored a run for Norfolk in the third inning with former Phillie Nick Maton collecting an RBI.


Esteban Quiroz walked in the 4th, stole second and scored on a single by Nick Podkul.  Cal Stevenson singled.  Cody Roberts hit a three run home run.


Daniel Johnson hit a two run home run for Norfolk in the sixth inning.   A single and double scored a run for them in the 8th inning.


David Dahl homered to lead off the ninth inning.  Weston Wilson walked, stole second and scored on a single by Esteban Quiroz.



At Bat : 8 R, 11 H, 5 BB, 11 K’s


David Dahl had two hits (double & HR) and scored twice.  Nick Podkul and Cal Stevenson each had two hits (singles).  Weston Wilson doubled.  Cody Roberts homered posting three RBIs.  Esteban Quiroz singled and walked twice.


On The Hill : 6 R, 12 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s


David Buchanan pitched 5.2 innings - 5 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 82 pitches - 57 strikes.  Tyler Gilbert pitched 1.1 innings, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s.  Nick Nelson pitched an inning - 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s.  Griff McGarry finished - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 27 pitches - 11 strikes - 1st save.


Did Ya Know 🧐 :


PINCH-HIT PALOOZA: The IronPigs have not been afraid to dip into their bench and go to a pinch hitter this season. They already have 22 pinch-hit plate appearances (leading the IL by 12) with five hits, including two doubles and a homer. Last year, the 'Pigs had just 23 pinch-hit plate appearances all season, with three hits total. - Media notes


Eastern League ( AA ) - Richmond (15-21) Reading (16-20) - double header

Richmond, VA. - The Diamond    


Game One :  Richmond 9 Reading 1 - seven innings


Summary :


Richmond scored six runs in the second inning on three walks, a single and three doubles.


Jose Rodriguez doubled in the third inning, stole third base and scored on a throwing error.


Richmond scored in the bottom of the third on a double, walk and two groundouts.  They scored twice in the sixth on a home run by Jairo Pomares.


On The Hill : 9 R, 8 H, 5 BB, 6 K’s


Efrain Contreras pitched one plus inning - 6 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 1 K.  Cristian Hernandez pitched two innings - 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s. Matt Russell pitched two innings - 0 R, 0 H, 1 HB, 1 BB, 1 K.  Andrew Schultz pitched an inning - 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s.


At Bat : 1 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s


Jose Rodriguez had two hits (single & double).


Game Two  : Richmond 3 Reading 1 - seven innings


Summary :


Kendall Simmons walked in the second inning, stole second base and scored on a single by Caleb Ricketts.


A double and single scored a run for Richmond in the second inning.


Carter Howell hit a two run home run for Richmond in the 5th inning.


Reading loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with two outs - Jose Rodriguez singled, Carson Taylor and Carlos De La Cruz walked.


On The Hill : 3 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s


Lachlan Wells pitched five innings - 3 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s.  Tyler McKay pitched a scoreless inning - 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K.


At Bat : 1 R, 5 H, 6 BB, 9 K’s


Caleb Ricketts had two hits (singles), Jose Rodriguez had two hits (single & double).


South Atlantic League ( High A )  - Hudson Valley 8 (18-15) Jersey Shore 5 (20-16)

Wappingers Falls, NY -  Heritage Financial Park


Summary :


A walk, two singles, double, fielding error, balk and a triple steal 🤪 scored four runs for Hudson Valley in the first inning.


Jace Avina hit a two run home run for HV in the second inning.


Bryan Rincon walked in the 4th inning and scored on a double by Otto Kemp.


William Bergolla singled in the 5th inning, Justin Crawford reached on an error. Bryan Rincon hit a three run home run.


Hendry Mendez walked in the 6th inning and scored on a double by Erick Brito.


Jared Serna homered for HV in the sixth inning.  A double and single scored another.


On The Hill : 8 R, 12 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s.


Estibenzon Jimenez pitched four innings, 6 R - 5 earned, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 80 pitches - 56 strikes.  Trey Dillard pitched an inning   - 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.  Chuck King pitched an inning - 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s.   Daniel Harper pitched two perfect innings - 1 K.


At Bat : 5 R, 8 H, 3 BB, 13 K’s


Otto Kemp had two hits (both doubles). William Bergolla had two hits (singles).  Erick Brito doubled and Bryan Rincon hit a three run home run.


Florida State League ( Low A )  - Clearwater (24-12) Daytona (19-17) -double header

Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Game One : Daytona 8 Clearwater 5 - seven innings


Summary :


A single and double scored a run for Daytona in the first inning.   They scored three in the 4th on a home run by Yerlin Confidan.


Bryson Ware and Nikau Pouaka-Grego singled in the bottom of the 4th. Raylin Heredia was hit by a pitch.  Trent Farquhar walked, Rafael Marchan was hit by a pitch and Jordan Viars walked to force in three runs.


A single, two walks and a sacrifice fly scored a Daytona run in the 5th.


Nikau Pouaka-Grego walked and Avery Owusu-Asiedu singled in the bottom of the 5th, Dakota Kotowski doubled to score them both.


Yerlin Confidan hit a two run home run for Daytona in the 6th inning, Dominic Pitelli went back to back.


On The Hill : 8 R, 10 H, 5 BB, 9 K’s


Luke Russo pitched 4 innings, 4 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 80 pitches - 51 strikes.  Jonathan Petit pitched an inning - 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K.  Chase Hopewell pitched an inning - 3 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K.  Ethan Chenault pitched an inning, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K.


At Bat : 5 R, 5 H, 9 BB, 11 K’s


Dakota Kotowski doubled.  Trent Farquhar and Nikau Pouaka-Grego each singled and walked twice.


Game Two :  Clearwater 1 Daytona 0 - seven innings


Summary :


After being no hit for five innings by Daytona’s starting pitcher Nikau Pouaka-Grego greeted the reliever in the 6th inning with a double!  Bryson Ware pinch ran for Nikau and went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Raylin Heredia.  He then scored on a wild pitch.


On The Hill : 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s


Braydon Tucker was excellent - he pitched five scoreless innings -  3 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s -  89 pitches - 60 strikes.   Saul Teran closed it with 1.1 IP - he retired all four batters he faced - two by strikeouts.


At Bat : 1 R, 1 H, 4 BB, 6 K’s


Nikau Pouaka-Grego doubled.  Luis Caicuto walked twice.


Florida Complex League - FCL Phillies 19 (4-4) FCL Yankees 1 (4-5) - seven innings

Tampa, FL - Yankees Complex


Summary :


Aroon Escobar reached on a two base fielding error in the first inning, he scored on a single by Rickardo Perez.


The Phillies scored five runs in the second inning - AJ Shaver walked, stole second and went to third on a wild pitch.  Starlyn Caba walked and stole second base.  Eduardo Tait singled to score two runs.  Aroon Escobar walked.  Guillermo Rosario hit a three run home run.


In the third inning Junior Marin was hit by a pitch, he stole second base.  AJ Shaver walked.   Starlyn Caba reached on a fielder's choice.  Eduardo Tait doubled to score two runs.


A position player pitched the sixth inning for the Yankees.  Guillermo Rosario hit his second home run of the game scoring Aroon Escobar (singled) in front of him.  Rickardo Perez went back to back with his first home run of the year.  Juan Villavicencio doubled, he scored on a double by Junior Marin.  Yemal Flores doubled to score Marin. Two wild pitches allowed Flores to score.


Two position players pitched the 7th inning for the Yankees.  Three walks loaded the bases for the Phillies, Eduardo Tait singled to score two runs.  Leonardo Rondon hit a three run home run.


Fidel Montero hit a home run for the Yankees in the 7th inning.


On The Hill : 1 R, 2 H, 6 BB, 5 K’s


Maxwell Hernandez pitched four innings - 0 R, 1 H, 5 BB, 1 K.   Adilson Peralta pitched 2 innings, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s.  Luis Avila pitched an inning - 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K


At Bat : 19 R, 15 H, 11 BB, 5 K’s


Guillermo Rosario had three hits (two home runs and a single) and posted five RBIs. Eduardo Tait had three hits (two singles & double) and six RBIs.  Rickardo Perez had three hits (two singlesv & HR) and two RBIs.  Juan Villavicencio and Yemal Flores each doubled. Leonardo Rondon hit a three run home run.   Aroon Escobar and AJ Shaver each walked twice, Shaver also singled and was hit by a pitch.  Escobar also singled and scored twice.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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