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5/4/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) -  Lehigh Valley 6 (14-14) Syracuse 4 (14-15)

Syracuse, NY - NBT Bank Stadium

Summary :

DJ Stewart hit a home run for Syracuse in the second inning.

Jim Haley singled in the third inning, went to third on a single by Simon Muzziotti and scored on a sac fly by Dustin Peterson.

Jhailyn Ortiz doubled in the fourth inning, he scored on a single by Aramis Garcia.   Weston Wilson hit a two run home run in the fifth inning.

Syracuse scored a run in the bottom of the fifth on a single, wild pitch, balk and sac fly.

DJ Stewart hit his second home run of the game in the 6th inning.

Weston Wilson and Jhailyn Ortiz walked in the 7th inning, they moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Scott Kingery.  A fielding error allowed Wilson to score.

Jhailyn Ortiz singled to score Jake Cave (walked, advanced to second on an error) in the eighth inning.

Syracuse scored a run in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI double by Jaylin Davis.

On the Hill :

Noah Skirrow went six innings.  Jakob Hernandez pitched a scoreless seventh.  Erich Uelmen pitched a perfect ninth inning to seal the win.

At the Bat :

Jhailyn Ortiz went three for four (two singles & a double).  Jim Haley had two singles.  Jake Cave doubled, Weston Wilson homered.

Did Ya Know?

Stay Golden Pony : Coming into tonight’s game riding an 19-game on base streak, Esteban Quiroz has been golden at the top of the order for the IronPigs this season.  Quiroz was tied for fourth in the league in walks with 21 and 7th in OBP at .460. Nicknamed "Pony" during his first year playing professionally in the Mexican League, the nickname derives from Quiroz being the youngest on the roster that season at just 19. The average age of the Tigres de Quintana Roo roster that season was 31.1 for the position players.  Los Tigres won the Mexican League championship that season as well.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Eastern League ( AA) -  Hartford 5 (12-10) Reading 4 (8-15)

Hartford, CT - Dunkin’ Park

Summary :

Carlos De La Cruz hit a home run 110 mph into the left field seats (391 feet) in the first inning.  Johan Rojas walked and scored on a double by Ethan Wilson.

Max McDowell and Wendell Rijo singled in the second inning, Madison Stokes doubled to score McDowell.

Zac Veen doubled for Hartford in the second inning, went to third on s single by Ronaiker Palma.  Colin Simpson singled to score Veen.

Kyle Datres hit a two run home run for Hartford in the third inning.

Johan Rojas singled in the 8th inning, stole second, went to third on a throwing error and scored on a single by Ethan Wilson.

Hunter Goodman hit a two run walk off home run for Hartford in the bottom of the ninth inning.

On the Hill :

Tyler Phillips pitched six innings, his fastball was consistently in the 94 to 96 mph range and he once again had a swing and miss curve ball.  Andrew Schultz and Keylan Killgore each pitched a perfect inning of relief.

At the Bat :

Carlos De La Cruz, Johan Rojas, Ethan Wilson and Wendell Rijo each had two hits.  Wilson and Madison Stokes each doubled, Carlos De La Cruz homered.

Did Ya Know?

Lopsided Wins - Reading has picked up three lopsided vicories in its last three series. The R-Phils had a 10-1 win at Portland two-weeks ago, an 11-5 win against Altoona last week and a 12-6 victory last night. With those victories, Reading came into tonight’s game with a +2 run differential this season and leads the league in hitting at .252. But, the R-Phils sit six-games below .500 after a slow start.”  - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 7 (10-10) Hickory 5 (11-11) - eleven innings

Hickory, NC - L.P. Frans Stadium

Summary :

Josh Hatcher hit a three run home run for Hickory in the third inning. Cody Freeman hit a two run home run.

Hao Yu Lee hit a home run for Jersey Shore in the fourth inning.

Anthony Quirion doubled in the fifth inning and scored on a single by Jared Carr.

Marcus Lee Sang walked in the 6th inning, moved to second on a single by Rixon Wingrove and scored on a double by Anthony Quirion. Wingrove scored on a wild pitch.

Marcus Lee Sang and Anthony Quirion walked in the seventh inning, Jared Carr singled to score Lee Sang.

Hao Yu Lee singled to score placed runner Nick Ward in the 11th inning.   Lee moved to second base on a ground out and scored on a single by Rixon Wingrove.

On the Hill :

Jason Ruffcorn, Carlos Francisco and Rodolfo Sanchez each pitched a scoreless inning of relief behind starter Matt Osterberg who went four. Matt Russell pitched a scoreless 8th, 9th and 10th innings. Cam Wynne completed the comeback win with a scoreless 11th inning.  The bullpen tossed seven consecutive scoreless frames!

At the Bat :

Hao Yu Lee had four hits (two singles, triple, home run), Anthony Quirion (two doubles), Rixon Wingrove (two singles) and Jared Carr (two singles) had two hits each.

Defensive Gem :

Right fielder Marcus Lee Sang threw out a runner at the plate to end the second inning.

Did Ya Know?

Walk This Way...prior to tonight’s game the BlueClaws have drawn 106 walks, the 3rd most in the South Atlantic League...Nick Ward led the team with 17 (in 74 plate appearances)...Marcus Lee Sang had 15 (in 78 PAs), Hao Yu Lee had 12 (in 80) and Casey Martin had 11 (in 79).” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications

Florida State League ( Low A )  Clearwater 3 (18-6) Lakeland 2 (11-13) - ten innings

Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark

Summary :

Lakeland put runners at first and third in the second inning (singles by Manuel Sequera & Mike Rothenberg) and executed a double steal with Sequera scoring.

Bryan Rincon and Freylin Minyety singled in the 5th inning, Cade Fergus singled to score Rincon.

The game went into extra innings tied at one apiece.

Moises Valero was the placed runner for Lakeland in the 10th, he advanced to third base on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Seth Stephenson.

Erick Brito singled in the bottom of the 10th, Ricardo Rosario put down a sacrifice bunt to move placed runner Cade Fergus and Brito to second and third base.  With two outs Jordan Dissin hit a walk off single to plate two runs and deliver Clearwater’s tenth consecutive win!

On the Hill :

Alex Rao started and pitched three innings yielding one run on two hits and two walks, he struck out four batters.  Jean Cabrera pitched three scoreless innings, looked really good, fastball was popping, he struck out six batters and allowed only one hit and one walk.  Jack Dallas went two scoreless frames, no hits, one walk and three strikeouts.

At the Bat :

Caleb Ricketts hit two doubles. Freylin Minyety had two singles.

Did Ya Know?

News and Notes : With Bradenton’s loss last night the Threshers have a three-game lead coming into the game tonight in the West Division ... Justin Crawford’s ten game hitting streak coming into tonight’s game is the longest in the Florida State League this season.  Otto Kemp extended his on-base streak to 15 games last night.” - from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers

Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex

One pitcher threw a side bullpen session, pitchers who threw today - Jose Peña Jr

Extended Spring Training Game vs Blue Jays @ Bobby Mattick Training Center, Dunedin, FL :

Blue Jays 3 Phillies 3 (4-2-2)

Third baseman Matt Alifano went 3 for 3 (singles) with a walk, RBI and stolen base.  RF Jorge Garcia was 2 for 3 (two doubles).  C Kliubert Avila, SS Marco Soto and 2B Jehisbert Sevilla each had singles, the team had eight hits total.

RH Daniel Mejia started (two IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s) followed by LH Christopher Soriano (two IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s), RH Guisseppe Velasquez (two IP,  1 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s), RH Nathan Karaffa (two IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s) and RH Matt Seelinger (one IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s).

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : RHP Noah Skirrow activated from the Development List, C Vito Friscia added to the Development List. RHP Jeff Hoffman added to Phillies active roster.  RHP James McArthur designated for assignment.  RHP Yunior Marte optioned to club from Phillies.

Reading :  RHP Nick Nelson optioned to the roster from Phillies, LHP David Parkinson placed on the Development List.

Former Phillies in Independent Leagues (Update)

Atlantic League :

Charleston Dirty Birds :

IF Daniel Brito

1B/OF Aldrem Corredor

Frederick Baseball Club :

RHP Edgar Garcia

IF Jimmy Paredes

High Point Rockers :

RHP Austin Ross

LHP Brandon Leibrandt

RHP James Marvel

OF Ben Aklinski

Lexington County Clocks :

RHP Jared Eickhoff

Lancaster Barn Stormers :

LHP Brian Marconi

RHP Mike Adams

1B Kelly Dugan

C Jack Conley

Staten Island Ferry Hawks :

LHP James Pazos

York Revolution :

LHP JP Woodward

RHP Tom Sutera

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs :

RHP James Dykstra

American Association :

Fargo-Moorehead Red Hawks :

Manager - Chris Coste

Kansas City Monarchs :

LHP Jeff Singer

OF Jan Hernandez

Lincoln SaltDogs :

LHP Abdallah Aris

1B Matt Goodheart

Sioux City Explorers :

LHP Jared Wetherbee

OF Chase Harris

RHP Felix Paulino

Sioux Falls Canaries :

OF Darnell Sweeney

Cleburne RailRiders

RHP Brendan Bell

RHP Michael Mariot

Kane County Cougars :

LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc

OF Cornelius Randolph

Milwaukee Milkmen :

OF Justin Williams

Frontier League :

Gateway Grizzlies :

RHP Jason Zgardowski

Lake Erie Crushers :

LHP Austin Crowson

RHP Alexis Rivero

RHP JD Hammer

OF Jiandido Tromp

Tri-City River Cats

RHP Alex McKenney

OF Aaron Altherr

Windy City Thunderbolts :

1B Micah Yonamine

New Jersey Jackals

RHP Jose Tavarez

Pioneer League :

Missoula PaddleHeads :

OF Keaton Greenwalt

Ogden Raptors :

IF Sal Gozzo

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Hao Yu Lee, Jhailyn Ortiz & Jordan Dissin - photos by Michael Dolcemascolo, Cheryl Pursell & Casey Burns

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