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8/4/21 : Minor League Roundup

Recap by Larry Shenk

Triple-A East League—Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays, 46-31) at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (36-41); Coca-Cola Park

Final Score

IronPigs 7, Bisons 1


Jorge Bonifacio’s 3-run double (T4) and a 2-run double (T1) from Darick Hall did major part of the offensive damage. RBI singles by Charles Tilson and Matt Vierling rounded out the scoring. Cristopher Sanchez four scoreless innings on the mound.

On The Hill (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

LH Cristopher Sanchez, 4.1-0-0-0-0-6; 51 pitches, 32 strikes

RH David Paulino, 1-0-0-0-1-2; 19 pitches, 13 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez, 2-1-0-0-0-4; 34 pitches, 24 strikes. WP (1-0)

RH Brady Lail, 1-2-1-1-0-1; 23 pitches, 15 strikes

RH Cam Bedrosian, 1-0-0-0-0-1; 12 pitches, 8 strikes

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

CF Charles Tilson, 4-2-3-1, BB, SB (7)

DH Darick Hall, 4-0-2-2, double (14)

1B Matt Vierling, 4-1-2-1, BB, SB (2)

C Rodolfo Duran, 3-0-1-0, BB

RF Jorge Bonifacio, 4-0-1-3, BB, double (16, overall)

SS Nick Maton, 4-1-0-0, BB

LF Mickey Moniak, 4-1-0-0, BB


Fourth straight win and eighth in last nine games for LV. 21-17 at home. Buffalo has lost five in a row.

Double-A Northeast League – Reading Fightin Phils (31-49) at Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants 40-40); At The Diamond

Final Score

Fightin Phils 4, Flying Squirrels 1


Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI double and run scoring single by Jhailyn Ortiz put Reading up, 2-0, in T3. Two innings later Jack Conley doubled in another run. Richmond’s run came on a solo in B6. Grenny Cumana’s single in T9 ended the scoring. Three Reading hurlers combined on a 4-hitter with lefty relievers Zach Warren and Brian Marconi dominating over last 3.1 innings.

On The Hill (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

RH Jack Perkins, 5.2-4-1-1-3-3, HR; 87 pitches, 57 strikes. WP (3-1)

LH Zach Warren, 1.1-0-0-0-0-3; 15 pitches, 11 strikes

LH Brian Marconi, 2-0-0-0-0-3; 30 pitches, 20 strikes. SV (8)

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

C Jack Conley, 4-1-2-1, double 3

1B Matt Kroon, 4-1-2-0, double (3)

2B Arquimedes Gamboa, 4-1-1-1, double (11)

CF Jhailyn Ortiz, 4-0-1-1

SS Bryson Stott, 4-1-1-0

RF Grenny Cumana, 4-0-1-1


Win ended a six-game losing streak.

Jack Conley - photo by George Youngs Jr

High-A East League – Aberdeen IronBirds (Orioles 40-39) at Jersey Shore BlueClaws (37-43); FirstEnergy Park

Final Score

BlueClaws 2, IronBirds 1


Aberdeen took a 1-0 lead in T5. Nate Fassnacht scored on a wild pitch (B6). RBI single by Chris Cornelius in the next inning turned out to be the game winner. Manuel Silva nailed down a save on just nine pitches.

On The Hill (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO)

LH Jhordany Mezquita, 4.2-5-1-1-2-7, WP; 85 pitches, 49 strikes

RH Blake Brown, 1.1-1-0-0-1-3; 30 pitches, 18 strikes

RH Aidan Anderson, 2-0-0-0-2-0; 26 pitches, 13 strikes. WP (1-1)

LH Manuel Silva, 1-1-0-0-0-0; 9 pitches, 5 strikes. SV (3).

At Bat (AB-R-H-RBI)

1B Herbert Iser, 3-1-2-0, double (6)

2B Chris Cornelius, 3-0-1-1

LF Nate Fassnacht, 4-1-1-0

C Logan O’Hoppe, 4-0-1-0, double (15)

3B McCarthy Tatum, 3-0-1-0


O’Hoppe gunned down a runner trying to steal second base for the second out in T9.

Herbert Iser - photo by Michael Dill

Low A Southeast League – Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Twins, 40-35) at Clearwater Threshers (37-37); BayCare Ballpark

Game postponed by rain. Threshers last played Thursday, July 29 winning a doubleheader. Next four games were postponed by Covid-19. Now scheduled to play a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Thursday.

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