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7/9/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Lehigh Valley (5-6, 41-43) Scranton Wilkes Barre (7-3,41-43) - PPD - Weather

Moosic, PA - PNC Field


Eastern League ( AA) -  Reading 4 (5-6, 33-46) Somerset 4 (5-6, 47-32) - game suspended - rain

Bridgewater, NJ - TD Bank Ballpark


Summary :


Elijah Dunham hit a home run for Somerset in the second inning, Matt Pita hit a two run tater.  They scored a fifth inning run on a single and subsequent fielding error.


Carlos De La Cruz was hit by a pitch in the 6th inning, he stole second base and scored on a single by Ethan Wilson.


Reading loaded the bases in the seventh, Casey Martin singled, Cam Cannon walked and Herbert Iser singled. Madison Stokes singled to score a run. Carlos De La Cruz doubled to score two.


The game went into rain delay in the middle of the ninth inning. The game was suspended and will be completed on August 15th.


On the Hill :


Josh Hendrickson went five innings, four runs, three earned on seven hits.  Andrew Schultz pitched a scoreless inning. Cristian Hernandez and Orion Kerkering each pitched a perfect inning.


At the Bat :


Casey Martin had three hits.  Cam Cannon and Carlos De La Cruz doubled.


Did Ya Know?


“Reading’s bullpen has been stellar this week. Through the first five games they allowed four-earned runs over 23.2 innings, which is good for a 1.52 ERA. The R-Phils added Phillies No. 21 Prospect Orion Kerkering to the bullpen and he struck out two in an inning Thursday night. Other recent additions Dominic Pipkin and Zach Haake have looked strong as well.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Hudson Valley 2 (8-7, 47-34) Jersey Shore 0 (6-9, 41-39)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Hudson Valley scored a first inning run on two doubles.


Anthony Garcia hit an 8th inning home run for Hudson Valley.


On the Hill :


Matt Osterberg went three innings, one run, two hits, no walks and five strikeouts. Malik Binns pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout. Wesley Moore struck out the side in a perfect inning. Mitch Neunborn, Jordi Martinez and Tommy McCollum joined the prefect inning crew with one-two-three innings of their own.


At the Bat :


Marcus Lee Sang and Hao Yu Lee doubled.  Gabriel Rincones Jr singled and walked twice.  The team was held to three hits.



Did Ya Know?


Rafael Marcano gave up one unearned run on Friday night pitching on four days rest after a Sunday start at Brooklyn. Jordan Fowler gave up four runs in five innings on four days rest on Saturday, and Matt Osterberg pitches today on four days rest after a Tuesday start against Hudson Valley.  These are the first times this season BlueClaws pitchers have pitched on four days rest.”  - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications


Florida State League ( Low A ) Clearwater 7 (11-4,55-25) Palm Beach 2 (3-12, 40-40)

Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark


Summary :


Cole Moore homered in the second inning.


Palm Beach scored a run in the fourth inning on a walk and triple.


Jordan Viars hit a two run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning.


Two walks and a fielding error scored a run for Palm Beach in the sixth inning.


In the seventh inning Jordan Viars singled, Cade Fergus walked and Kliubert Avila singled.  Troy Schreffler singled to score a run. William Bergolla hit a sac fly to score a run, Felix Reyes singled to score two.


On the Hill :


Oswald Medina went five innings, one run, two hits, three walks, one strikeout.  Braeden Fausnaught pitched an inning, one unearned run, no hits, two walks and one strikeout.  Seth Nightingale pitched a scoreless frame, one hit batter and one strikeout.

Wen Hui Pan closed by pitching two scoreless/hit less frames, one walk, five strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Jordan Viars had a day going three for three, he singled twice, homered and walked and drove in two runs. Cole Moore had two hits (single, HR) and scored twice.



Florida Complex League - Off Day


Dominican Summer League : Off Day


System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : RHP Andrew Bellatti recalled by Philadelphia.  C John Hicks released.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


Casey Martin, Jordan Viars, Wen Hui Pan and Cole Moore - photos by George Youngs Jr, Rebecca Alexander, Casey Burns and Cheryl Pursell


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