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9/14/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 10 (40-26, 76-63)  Rochester 2 (29-35, 63-74)

Rochester, NY - Innovative Field


Summary :


Kody Clemens and Darick Hall walked in the first inning, they both scored on a triple by Rafael Marchan.


Blake Rutherford homered for Rochester in the bottom of the first inning.


Weston Wilson singled in the third inning and scored on Rafael Marchan’s second triple of the game.


Simon Muzziotti reached on a fielding error in the sixth inning and scored on a double by Esteban Quiroz.  Brewer Hicklen walked.  A passed ball moved both runners up.  Scott Kingery singled to score two runs.


A double, two walks and a hit batter scored a run for Rochester in the sixth inning.


Rafael Marchan singled in the eighth inning, Esteban Quiroz doubled.  A wild pitch scored Marchan. Cal Stevenson walked.  Scott Kingery singled to score a run.  Kody Clemens hit a two run home run.


On the Hill :


Michael Plassmeyer pitched five innings, one run, five hits, two walks, five strikeouts. Tyler McKay pitched two innings, one run, one hit, two walks, three strikeouts.  Connor Brogdon pitched a scoreless inning, no hits, one walk, two strikeouts.  Andrew Bellatti pitched the ninth inning, no runs, two hits.


At the Bat :


Esteban Quiroz (two doubles and a single) and Rafael Marchan (two triples and single) had three hits.  Weston Wilson had two hits.  Kody Clemens hit a two run home run, his 15th dinger of the season.



Did Ya Know?


Rafael Marchan missed the first third of the season rehabbing from a broken hamate, but has made up for lost time of late. In his past 20 games(prior to tonight), Marchan has slashed .354/.463/.539 for a 1.002 OPS with nine doubles, a homer, and 16 RBI. Marchan slugged a grand slam last Thursday night, the sixth IronPigs grand slam this season (all coming since August 1).”-from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations


Eastern League ( AA) -  Binghamton 2 (37-26, 72-60) Reading 1 (30-35, 58-75)

Binghamton , NY - Mirabito Stadium


Summary :


Baron Radcliff homered in the seventh inning.


Binghamton won the game in the bottom of the ninth by scoring two runs on a single, two walks and a double.


On the Hill :


Matt Osterberg was outstanding, seven innings, no runs, two hits, no walks, six strikeouts - 89 pitches - 62 strikes.  Carlos Francisco pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, one strikeout.  Andrew Baker pitched 2/3 of an inning, two runs, two hits, two walks, two strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Herbert Iser had two hits. Baron Radcliff homered.


Defensive Gem :


Third baseman Nick Ward made a diving stop on a hard grounder down the line, popped up and threw a strike to first base to record the out!



Did Ya Know?


Orion Kerkering earned the first six-out save of his career last night, as he struck out a season-high five hitters. He has now converted on his alst seven save oppurtunities and has not allowed a run in his last seven outings and 14 of his last 15 appearences.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager


South Atlantic League ( High A ) Playoffs Game Two - Hudson Valley 6 Jersey Shore 2 (series tied 1-1)

Wappingers Falls, NY - Heritage Financial Park


Summary :


Bryan Rincon walked in the second inning, stole second and scored on a single by Jared Carr.


A single and walk followed by an RBI single by Anthony Hall scored a run for Hudson Valley in the second inning.


Jared Serna walked for HV in the third inning, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a double by Christopher Familia.


Spencer Henson homered for Hudson Valley in the fourth inning.


Spencer Henson doubled for HV in the sixth and scored on a single by Jared Serna.


Three singles scored two runs for HV in the seventh inning.


Jared Carr tripled in the eighth inning and scored on a sac fly by Erick Brito.


The series is tied 1-1 - deciding game tomorrow.


On the Hill :


Mitch Neunborn pitched three and one third innings, three runs, five hits, three walks, six strikeouts.  Carlos Betancourt pitched two and two third innings, one run, three hits, two walks, two strikeouts.  Cam Wynne pitched an inning, two runs, three hits, two strikeouts.  Malik Binns pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, one walk, one strikeout.


At the Bat :


Jared Carr had two hits (single &triple) as did Leandro Pineda (single & double).  Justin Crawford doubled.



Did Ya Know?


“Over the last 21 BlueClaws games (including the first post-season game), seven BlueClaws games had a ninth-inning or later lead change, and another two flipped in the eighth inning.  Jersey Shore won three games they trailed entering the ninth inning in the final three weeks of the season – August 23rd at Wilmington (Ricketts home run), September 3rd vs Aberdeen (Reyes walk-off home run), and September 10th at Hudson Valley (tied game on error and won in 11th), plus winning on Tuesday against Hudson Valley on Caleb Ricketts’ two-run home run.  The BlueClaws lost five games over that stretch they led in the eighth or ninth innings.” - from Media notes supplied by Greg Giombarrese - BlueClaws Director of Communications


Florida State League ( Low A ) Playoffs Game Two - Lakeland 10 Clearwater 2 (series tied 1-1)

Clearwater , FL - BayCare Ballpark


Summary :


Two walks and a single by Kevin McGonigle (he’s from Drexel Hill, PA) scored a run for Lakeland in the third inning.


Jose De La Cruz hit a two run home run for Lakeland in the fourth inning.


Two walks, a wild pitch and single (Max Anderson) scored a run for Lakeland in the fifth inning.  Another walk and a catching error by first baseman Chad Castillo scored two more runs.


A single, four walks and two singles scored four runs for Lakeland in the sixth inning.


Aidan Miller reached on an error in the seventh, Raylin Heredia doubled. Ryan Leitch doubled to score two runs.


The series is tied 1-1 - deciding game tomorrow.


On the Hill :


Estibenzon Jimenez pitched four innings, three runs, three hits, three walks and six strikeouts.  Hunter Loyd went 1/3 of an inning, three runs - two earned, one hit, three walks. Eiberson Castellano went an inning plus, four runs, two hits, three walks, two strikeouts.  Brayden Tucker pitched 2/3 of an inning, three inherited runners scored, one hit, two walks.  Ezequiel Ventura pitched three innings, no runs, four hits, one walk, two strikeouts.


At the Bat :


Raylin Heredia and Ryan Leitch doubled.



System Transactions :


Clearwater : Reinstated RHP Brandon Beckel from the Development List . Placed LHP Danny Wilkinson on the Seven-Day Injured List .


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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