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6/18/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Lehigh Valley 4 (34-33) Toledo 2 (30-38)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary : https://www.milb.com/news/three-run-homer-from-drew-ellis-dominant-pitching-propel-ironpigs-past-mud-hens-


On the Hill :


Bailey Falter went four innings, two runs on four hits and three walks. Andrew Bellatti, Connor Brogdon and Ben Bowden each threw a scoreless frame, Taylor Lehman went one and two thirds scoreless/hit less and Jeremy Walker retired the only batter he faced.


At the Bat :


Jake Cave went four for four with two singles, a double and home run. Drew Ellis hit a three run home run.  Darick Hall walked twice.


Link to Boxscore :  https://www.milb.com/gameday/mud-hens-vs-ironpigs/2023/06/18/723447/final/box


Did Ya Know?


“Coming into today IronPigs love soaking up the rays, as they are 15-4 in day games os far this season. They are hitting 305 as a team in day games with a .876 OPS. At home, two of their walk-off wins have come on Sunday, their improbable come-back against Memphis on Mother's Day and the most recent Sunday home game on 6/4 against Scranton when the 'Pigs rallied for hree in the ninth to walk it off.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) -  Hartford 14 (27-35) Reading 5 (24-38)

Reading, PA - FirstEnergy Stadium


Summary : https://www.milb.com/news/long-ball-powers-yard-goats-past-fightins-for-series-split


On the Hill :


Six pitchers threw during the game, Andrew Schultz pitched a scoreless inning.


At the Bat :


Carlos De La Cruz had three hits including his 14th home run of the season, he’s now reached base in 33 consecutive games. Johan Rojas had two hits (double & HR).  Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits, Nick Podkul homered and walked twice.


Link to Boxscore : https://www.milb.com/gameday/yard-goats-vs-fightin-phils/2023/06/18/725735/final/box


Did Ya Know?


“The long ball and pitching powered Reading to a win on Saturday. David Parkinsonpitched a season-high six innings and got the win. Carlos De La Cruz, Jhailyn Ortiz and Nick Podkul all homered in the win. De La Cruz extended his on-base streak to 32 games. Johan Rojas stole three bags, becoming the first R-Phil to do that since himself on July 1, 2022 against Somerset.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 1 (33-29) Wilmington 0 (28-34)

Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Summary : https://www.milb.com/news/blueclaws-game-recap-june-18th


On the Hill :


Rafael Marcano (5 IP), Cam Wynne, Jason Ruffcorn, Tommy McCollum and Jordi Martinez   (One IP Each) combined on a 5-hit shutout.


At the Bat :


Hao Yu Lee doubled.  The team had five hits.


Link to Boxscore : https://www.milb.com/gameday/blueclaws-vs-blue-rocks/2023/06/18/726947/final/box


Did Ya Know?


Jordan Fowler threw seven innings of one run ball, allowing just three hits, in the win on Saturday night. It was the longest outing of Fowler’s career and the second time this season that a BlueClaws starter has pitched seven innings (Matt Osterberg on Wednesday).” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications


Florida State League ( Low A )  Tampa 13  (30- 33) Clearwater 11  (42-20) - 10 innings

Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark


Summary : https://www.milb.com/news/threshers-erase-six-run-deficit-but-fall-in-extras


On the Hill :


Five pitchers pitched in the slugfest - Braeden Fausnaught stood out, two scoreless innings, no hits, two walks and one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Jordan Viars went four for five (singles) with two runs scored and an RBI. Jordan Dissin had three hits (singles) and three RBIs.  Cole Moore, Felix Reyes and Cade Fergus each had two hits.  Matt Alifano doubled.  Cade Fergus and Felix Reyes each hit two run home runs. Troy Schreffler singled, walked, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs.  William Bergolla singled and walked three times.


Link to Boxscore : https://www.milb.com/gameday/tarpons-vs-threshers/2023/06/18/729788/final/box


Did Ya Know?


Justin Crawford extended his hit-streak to ten games on Saturday. It is the third time a Threshers batter has recorded a hit in ten-straight games.”- from Media notes supplied by Josh Sperber - broadcast voice of the Clearwater Threshers


Florida Complex League : Off Day


Dominican Summer League : Off Day


System Transactions :


Jersey Shore : RHP Chase Antle released.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball


Rafael Marcano - photo by Michael Dolcemascolo


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