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9/16/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 6 (42-26, 78-63)  Rochester 5 (29-37, 63-76) - ten innings

Rochester, NY - Innovative Field

Summary :

Jim Haley tripled in the second inning and scored on a single by Drew Ellis.

Brewer Hicklen homered  in the sixth inning.

Brady Lindsly hit a two run home run for Rochester in the eighth inning.

Darick Hall walked in the ninth inning and scored on a home run by Drew Ellis.  Four consecutive walks scored another run.

Rochester scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth on a single, walk, single and two run triple by Frankie Tostado.

The game went into extra innings tied at five apiece.

Cal Stevenson put down a pinch hit sacrifice bunt in the top of the tenth to move placed runner Rafael Marchan to third base.  Darick Hall singled to score him.

On the Hill :

Drew Hutchinson pitched seven and one third innings, two runs, five hits, two walks, five strikeouts.  Louis Ortiz pitched one and two third innings, three runs, three hits, one walk, two strikeouts. Andrew Bellatti pitched a scoreless tenth inning, one walk,  to close it out.

At the Bat :

Drew Ellis had three hits (two singles and a home run) and three RBIs. Weston Wilson and Matt Kroon each had two hits.  Jim Haley tripled, Brewer Hicklen homered.

Did Ya Know?

“Coming into tonight’s game the IronPigs have leaned heavily upon their bullpen this week and they have been up to the task. The elief corps didn't allow a run for their first 11 innings this week and have given up just one run this week in 19 innings total. from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Eastern League ( AA) -  Binghamton 6 (38-27, 73-61) Reading 0 (31-36, 59-76)

Binghamton , NY - Mirabito Stadium

Summary :

Binghamton scored a run in the first inning on a single, fielding error, stolen base and sac fly.  They scored a run in the second inning on a hit batter, walk and double.   A walk, single,  fielding error, wild pitch and ground out scored two runs for them in the sixth inning.

Binghamton added two runs in the seventh inning on four walks and a wild pitch.

On the Hill :

Adam Leverett pitched three and two third innings, two runs - one earned, two hits, one hit batter, two walks, three strikeouts.  Carlos Francisco pitched one and two third innings, two runs, two hits, one hit batter, one walk, two strikeouts.  Andrew Baker went an inning and a third, two runs, one hit, four walks, three strikeouts.  Rodolfo Sanchez pitched one and a third innings in his Reading debut, no runs, one hit, two walks, one strikeout.

At the Bat :

The team was held to two hits.

Did Ya Know?

“Three Reading starters finished their 2023 seasons on a high note. Mick Abel tossed five-strong on Wednesday, Matt Osterberg went seven-shutout frames Thursday and David Parkinson five-quality innings last night to cap off strong 2023 seasons, and second halves, for all three.” - from Media notes supplied by Jake Starr - Fightins Media Relations and Press Box Manager

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : Transferred LHP David Parkinson to Lehigh Valley from Reading and placed him on the Development List.  Placed RHP Brett Schulze on the Development List

Reading : RHP Rodolfo Sanchez promoted from Jersey Shore

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

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