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8/30/23 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) -  Lehigh Valley 5 (31-22, 67-59) Syracuse 3 (19-32, 52-73)

Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Weston Wilson homered in the first inning.


Brandon McIlwain homered for Syracuse in the second inning.


Two walks sandwiched a single by Brewer Hicklen in the second inning, a ground out by Simon Muzziotti scored a run. Scott Kingery hit a sac fly to score another.


Daniel Palka hit a two run home run for Syracuse in the third inning.


Weston Wilson singled in the third inning, Cristian Pache walked.  Wilson went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a sac fly by Aramis Garcia.


Kody Clemens homered in the eighth inning.


On the Hill :


Drew Hutchison pitched five innings, three runs, six hits, two walks, three strikeouts.  Connor Brogdon pitched an inning, no runs, no hits, one walk, two strikeouts.  Ben Bowden pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts. Tyler McKay pitched a scoreless 8th inning, one hit allowed.  Luis Ortiz pitched a perfect ninth inning, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Weston Wilson had two hits including his 26th home run of the season.  Kody Clemens also had two hits and homered (12th).



Did Ya Know?


“August has easily been one of the best offensive months of the season for the IronPigs. They have eight players with an OPS over .800 (four over 1.000) and five players have hit six or more homers. Cal Stevenson leads the group by hitting .353 in the month while Darick Hall paces the pack in homers with 12. Kody Clemens has scored 21 times and has walked (24) more times than he’s struck out (20). Dustin Peterson with six homers has managed to go deep once every 9.8 plate appearences.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) -  New Hampshire 5 (21-29, 56-62) Reading 3 (25-28, 53-68)

Reading, PA - FirstEnergy Stadium


Summary :


Carlos De La Cruz homered in the first inning.


Will Robertson homered for New Hampshire in the second inning.


Baron Radcliff homered in the second inning.


Oliver Dunn walked in the sixth, went to second on a passed ball and to third on a wild pitch.  He scored on a sac fly by Ethan Wilson.


A hit batter, double, walk and fielding error scored two runs for New Hampshire in the seventh.


A double, walk, and single scored a run for New Hampshire in the eighth, a fielding error scored another.


On the Hill :


Another good outing for Mick Abel, five innings, one run, two hits, two walks, five strikeouts.  Andrew Schultz pitched one and a third innings, two runs - one earned, two hits, two walks, one strikeout.  Tristan Garnett pitched two thirds of an inning, two runs, two hits, one walk.  Jordi Martinez pitched two innings, no runs, hits or walks, three strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Marcus Lee Sang doubled, Carlos De La Cruz hit his 22nd home run of the season, Baron Radcliff hit his 8th home run of the year.



Did Ya Know?


Jhailyn Ortiz’s strong stretch continued with two hits last night. Over his last five games, Ortiz is hitting .389 with four extra-base hits and has driven in eight runs. Ortiz came into tonight’s game with a five-game hitting streak, which is a new season high.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 4 (32-24, 67-54) Aberdeen 2 (26-29, 58-61)

Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Bryan Rincon was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning, he stole second, went to third on a ground out by Gabriel Rincones Jr and scored on a sac fly by Kendall Simmons.  Rincon had to leave the game before the next half inning with an apparent hand injury which is where the pitch hit him.


Aberdeen scored a run in the fifth inning on two singles and a double.  Konnor Ash pitched into and then out of a two men on (second and third), no out jam with a pop up and two strikeouts.


Otto Kemp singled in the fifth inning, Cade Fergus walked.  Justin Crawford doubled to score Kemp.  The hit was a high chopper to center that Crawford legged into a double, he can fly!


Gabriel Rincones Jr reached on an error in the sixth, went to third on a single by Caleb Ricketts and scored on a sac fly by Cole Moore.


Jared Carr singled in the seventh, Cade Fergus walked and Justin Crawford singled to load the bases.  Erick Brito walked to score a run.


Tim Susnara homered for Aberdeen in the ninth inning.


On the Hill :


Christian McGowan was very good, four innings, no runs, four hits, two walks, four strikeouts.  Konnor Ash pitched an inning, one run, three hits, no walks, two strikeouts.  Andrew Walling struck out the side in a perfect sixth inning.  Jack Dallas pitched two perfect innings, one strikeout.  Rodolfo Sanchez finished, one inning, one run, one hit, one walk, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Justin Crawford had four hits (two doubles and two singles)



Did Ya Know?


Phil Cundari (Pitching Coach) is in his first season with the Phillies after spending the last three years as a coach in the Blue Jays system. He is a Seton Hall grad and All-American, and former pitching coach at Seton Hall and Rutgers.”  - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications


Florida State League ( Low A )  Clearwater (31-23, 75-44) Fort Myers (27-27, 61-59) - Cancelled - Hurricane

Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark


System Transactions :


Lehigh Valley : RHP Drew Hutchison reinstated from the Development List.


Reading : Reinstated Herbert Iser from the Development List.  Placed Max McDowell on the Development List.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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