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7/3/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) -  Lehigh Valley (3-3, 39-40, Rochester (3-3, 37-42) - Doubleheader

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park

Game One : Lehigh Valley 14 Rochester 4

On the Hill :

Noah Skirrow went six innings, four runs, eight hits, two walks, three strikeouts.  Jace Vines finished with a scoreless frame.

At the Bat :

Weston Wilson, Esteban Quiroz, Scott Kingery and Jim Haley each had two hits.  Kingery and Drew Ellis doubled.  Quiroz, Wilson, Jake Cave and Dustin Peterson homered.

Game Two : Rochester 5 Lehigh Valley 4

On the Hill :

Connor Brogdon started and went two innings, one run on three hits.  Four pitchers followed, Ben Bowden went one and two thirds scoreless.

At the Bat :

Drew Ellis had two hits (single & double), Jake Cave and Weston Wilson homered.

Eastern League ( AA) -  Richmond 3 (5-1, 38-37) Reading 2 (1-5, 29-45)

Reading,PA - FirstEnergy Stadium

On the Hill :

Josh Hendrickson started and went four and a third, two runs on five hits and three walks.  Keylan Killgore went an inning and two thirds scoreless including stranding two inherited runners.  Brett Schulze and Carlos Francisco each threw a scoreless inning.

At the Bat :

Johan Rojas had three hits (two singles and a home run).  Nick Podkul homered.

Did Ya Know?

Matthew Kroon had two doubles Friday night, marking the third time he’s had two in a game this season. He’s fourth in the Eastern League with 19 doubles this year. Additionally, Kroon’s .320 average ranks third in the league. He snapped a 14-game on-bae streak Saturday night and also left the game after colliding with Carlos De La Cruz in left-center field on Meckler’s inside-the-park home run.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Brooklyn 8 (5-4, 34-40) Jersey Shore 1 (5-4, 40-34)

Brooklyn, NY - Maimonides Park

On the Hill :

Six pitchers were used, Wesley Moore, Tommy McCollum and Orion Kerkering each threw a scoreless frame.

At the Bat :

The team was held to four hits, Gabriel Rincones Jr and Daniel Nava each doubled.

Florida State League ( Low A )  Bradenton 5 (5-4, 40-32) Clearwater 2 ( 6-3, 50-23)

Bradenton, FL - LECOM Park

On the Hill :

Four pitchers were used, Danny Wilkinson struck out five batters in two innings, one run allowed.

At the Bat :

Justin Crawford had two hits, Emaarion Boyd doubled.  Chad Castillo homered.

Florida Complex League

Yankees 13 (12-9) Phillies 4 (11-10)

@ Carpenter Complex, Clearwater, FL

Summary :

The Yankees scored a run in the first on a home run by Keiner Delgado.

Dakota Kotowski hit a two run home run in the bottom of the first inning.

The Phillies scored a run in the third but the Yankees put the game away with four in the fourth and five in the fifth. They hit two home runs and a triple during those frames.  They scored a single run in the eighth and two in the ninth.

Raylin Heredia posted an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

On the Hill :

Six pitchers were used in the game, Yoniel Ramirez threw two scoreless innings.

At the Bat :

The team was held to five hits, Ty Penner had two (single & double) and Dakota Kotowski homered.

Dominican Summer League :

Phillies Red 9  (13-8) Phillies White 2 (15-6) - seven innings

@ Phillies Training Complex

Summary :

Jaeden Calderon tripled to score a first inning run for Red, another run scored on a single by Alirio Ferrebus.

A throwing error allowed two more runs to score for Red in the second inning.  A wild pitch scored a run in the third and two more runs scored on a sac fly by Erick Barria and an error for Red in the third.

A wild pitch scored a run for Team White in the bottom of the fourth.

Arquedion Muller hit an RBI single for Team Red in the seventh and Esterling Rodriguez hit a sac fly to score another.

Fernando Hernandez singled to score a run for Team White in the seventh.

On the Hill :

Phillies Red :

Three pitchers were used, Claudio Gatier pitched an inning and a third scoreless,  Angel Ferreras allowed just one unearned run in two innings pitched.

Phillies White :

Three pitchers were used,  Kleyderve Andrade pitched two scoreless innings, Josbel Garcia was tagged with two unearned runs in two innings of work.

At the Bat :

Phillies Red :

Jose Leanez had three hits, Jaeden Calderon, Arquedion Muller and Erick Barria each had two hits. Muller and Barria doubled, Calderon tripled.

Phillies White :

Jarol Martinez and Fernando Hernandez each had two hits.  Romel Mendez doubled.

System Transactions :

Reading : Reinstated Max McDowell from the 7-day IL.  Placed Max Kuhns on the Development List.  Placed Matthew Kroon on the 7-day IL.

Jersey Shore : C Arturo De Freitas placed on Development List.  LHP Jordan Fowlerreinstated from Development List. 


FCL Phillies : LHP Mason Ronan, RHP Fernando Ortega and RHP Chase Webster released.  RHP Javier Fuenmayor, RHP Luis Alcala and RHP Ezequiel Ventura promoted from the DSL.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Weston Wilson & Johan Rojas - photos by Cheryl Pursell

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