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9/17/23 : Week Twenty-Four Minor League Review (9/12 to 9/17)

After Lehigh Valley and Reading went 6-6 this week the seven clubs in the system are now a cumulative 388-313 in the regular season for a winning percentage of .553.


Lehigh Valley stayed in the mix for a second half International League title, they trail the Durham Bulls by two games with six left to play next week.  Darick Hall had a big offensive showing going  8 for 21 (.381) with seven runs scored, double, home run, five RBIs, six walks, .519 OBP  while teammate Kody Clemens hit four home runs and drove in eight runs during the week.


Reading got three standout starting pitching performances from Mick Abel, David Parkinson and Matt Osterberg.  Orion Kerkering continued to impress with two scoreless relief appearances and don’t look now but McKinley Moore made three scoreless relief appearances, he made the Phillies opening day roster but has battled injuries for most of the summer, this week was a good sign in that he struck out seven and walked just one in three innings of work.


Clearwater and Jersey Shore played divisional playoff games.  After Caleb Ricketts hit a clutch eighth inning home run in game one of the series for Jersey Shore to lead them to a win the scene shifted to Hudson Valley where the Renegades won the next two games to advance to the South Atlantic League championship series.  It was a great year for the Jersey Shore squad, many of those that finished the year were also members of the first half champion Clearwater Threshers as well - for those players they celebrated regular season titles twice. 🤓


Clearwater advanced to the Florida State League championship series with a 2-1 division series victory over Lakeland.  Aidan Miller hit a two run home run in the decisive game three and Jean Cabrera dominated on the mound in a shutout win in game one.  They lost the first game of the championship series on Sunday 8-7 to Jupiter with game two slated for Tuesday.


AAA Level : Lehigh Valley : 4-2 for the week against Rochester, (42-27 second half, 78-64 overall) 9/12/23 vs Worcester


Tuesday : 6-4 Loss

Wednesday : 10-5 Win

Thursday : 10-2 Win

Friday : 8-4 Win

Saturday : 6-5 Win

Sunday : 8-7 Loss


Total Runs Scored : 45

Total Runs Against : 30


Position Players :


Darick Hall - 8 for 21 (.381) with seven runs scored, double, home run, five RBIs, six walks, .519 OBP

Matt Kroon - 8 for 18 (.444) with three runs scored, home run, three RBIs, two walks, two stolen bases, .500 OBP

Cal Stevenson - 4 for 11 (.364) with three runs scored, three walks, .500 OBP

Drew Ellis - 5 for 16 (.313) with four runs, scored, home run, four RBIs, four walks, .450 OBP

Brewer Hicklen - 5 for 13 (.385) with four runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, four RBIs, .429 OBP

Kody Clemens - 6 for 22 (.273) with five runs scored, four home runs, eight RBIs, four walks, .385 OBP

Aramis Garcia - 4 for 13 (.308) with three runs scored, two home runs, six RBIs, .375 OBP


Recap :


Tuesday : Matt Kroon had two hits. Esteban Quiroz  and Simon Muzziotti each doubled.


Wednesday : Matt Kroon had three hits (two singles and home run).  Brewer Hicklen (two doubles and home run) also had three hits. Scott Kingery had two hits.  Aramis Garcia homered.  Kingery stole two bases (24 on the season) and Weston Wilson stole his 29th base of the year. Garcia and Hicklen each had three RBIs.


Thursday : 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.


Friday : Kody Clemens had three hits (single and two home runs) and five RBIs. Darick Hall and Cal Stevenson each had two hits.


Saturday : 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.


Sunday : Darick Hall had three hits (single, double and home run).  Aramis Garcia had three hits also (two singles and home run).  Kody Clemens homered.  Hall posted two RBIs, Garcia had three RBIs.  Weston Wilson singled, walked twice and scored two runs. Taylor Lehman pitched one third of an inning, one hit, one inherited runner scored.


Pitchers :


Michael Plassmeyer - five innings, one run, five hits, two walks, five strikeouts

Drew Hutchinson - seven and one third innings, two runs, five hits, two walks, five strikeouts

Taylor Lehman - three appearances, three and a third IP, no runs, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts

Hector Perez - three appearances, six and a third IP, one unearned run, two hits, five walks, six strikeouts

Jeremy Walker - two appearances, four and a third IP, no runs, one hit, three strikeouts


Recap :


Tuesday : Tyler Phillips went one and two thirds, six runs - three earned, five hits, one walk, three strikeouts.  Jeremy Walker pitched two and a third scoreless frames, no hits, one strikeout.  Brett Schulze went two innings, no runs, one hit, two strikeouts. Connor Brogdon pitched a perfect inning, two strikeouts.  Hector Perez pitched an inning, no runs, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts.


Wednesday : Shaun Anderson pitched six and a third innings, five runs, nine hits, no walks, one strikeout.  Taylor Lehman pitched one and two third frames, no runs, no hits, one walk.  Luis Ortiz finished it, two innings, no runs, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts.


Thursday : 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.


Friday : Nick Nelson pitched three and one third innings, four runs, seven hits, three walks, two strikeouts. Brett Schulze pitched two thirds of an inning, no runs, one walk, one strikeout - one of three inherited runners scored.  Hector Perez pitched an inning and two thirds, no runs, one hit, three walks, one strikeout.  Taylor Lehman went an inning and a third, no runs or hits, two strikeouts. Ben Bowden finished, two scoreless innings, one hit, six strikeouts.


Saturday : 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.


Sunday : Tyler Phillips went four innings, five runs, eleven hits, two walks, four strikeouts. Jeremy Walker pitched two scoreless innings, one hit, two strikeouts.  Tyler McKay went one and two third innings, one unearned run, two hits, two strikeouts. Connor Brogdon pitched an inning, one run, one hit, two walks.  Hector Perez was very good - pitched three and two thirds innings (in extras with a placed runner on second base), one unearned run, no hits, one walk, two strikeouts.


AA Level : Reading : 2-4 for the week against Binghamton, (31-37 second half, 59-77 overall)


Tuesday : 8-1 Loss

Wednesday : 3-1 Win

Thursday : 2-1 Loss

Friday : 2-1 Win

Saturday : 6-0 Loss

Sunday : 3-2 Loss


Total Runs Scored : 9

Total Runs Against : 21


Position Players Recap :


Tuesday : Marcus Lee Sang has two hits (single & double).


Wednesday : Rixon Wingrove had two hits (single and home run) and two RBIs.  Marcus Lee Sang, Oliver Dunn and Jhailyn Ortiz each doubled.


Thursday : Herbert Iser had two hits. Baron Radcliff homered.


Friday : The team was held to three singles, Marcus Lee Sang walked three times, Madison Stokes and Nick Ward each walked twice.


Saturday : The team was held to two hits.


Sunday : Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits.  Casey Martin doubled.


Pitchers :


Matt Osterberg - seven innings, no runs, two hits, no walks, six strikeouts

Orion Kerkering - two appearances, three innings, no runs, two hits, one walk, seven strikeouts

McKinley Moore - three appearances, three innings, no runs, two hits, one walk, seven strikeouts

Mick Abel - five innings, one run, three hits, three walks, eight strikeouts

David Parkinson - five innings, one run, six hits, three walks, eighth strikeouts

Cristian Hernandez - two appearances, three and a third innings, one run, four hits, one walk, seven strikeouts


Recap :


Tuesday : Zach Haake went four and a third innings, six runs - four earned, six hits, two walks, one strikeout.  Tristan Garnett pitched two thirds of an inning, one run, one hit, one walk, one strikeout.  McKinley Moore pitched a scoreless inning, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts.  Keylan Killgore pitched two innings, one run, three hits, two strikeouts.


Wednesday : Mick Abel finished his AA level season with a good outing, five innings, one run, three hits, three walks, eight strikeouts.  He used his curve ball very effectively tonight, multiple swings and misses.  Cristian Hernandez pitched two scoreless innings, one hit, one walk, four strikeouts.  Orion Kerkering closed it out, two innings, no runs, two hits, no walks, five strikeouts.


Thursday : 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.


Friday : David Parkinson pitched five innings, one run, six hits, three walks, eighth strikeouts.  Erich Uelmen pitched a perfect inning, two strikeouts.  Hans Crouse threw a scoreless inning, one walk, two strikeouts.  McKinley Moore struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning. Jordi Martinez closed it out with a scoreless ninth inning, one walk, two strikeouts.


Saturday : 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.


Sunday : Zach Haake pitched four and a two third innings, two runs, six hits, two walks, five strikeouts.  Cristian Hernandez went one and one third innings, one run, three hits, three strikeouts. McKinley Moore pitched a scoreless frame, one hit, two strikeouts. Orion Kerkering pitched a perfect inning, two strikeouts.


High A Level : Jersey Shore : Divisional Playoffs vs Hudson Valley - Hudson Valley won series 2-1


Tuesday : 2-1 Win

Thursday : 6-2 Loss

Friday : 3-2 Loss


Total Runs Scored : 6

Total Runs Against :10


Position Players


Recap :


Tuesday : Caleb Ricketts had two hits (single & home run) and two RBIs.  Erick Brito doubled.


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


Friday : Felix Reyes had three hits (single, double and triple) and was walked intentionally.  Otto Kemp had two hits (single & double).


Pitchers :


Christian McGowan - five innings, one run, three hits, two walks, four strikeouts

Jack Dallas - three perfect innings, two strikeouts


Recap :


Tuesday : Christian McGowan was excellent, five innings, one run, three hits, two walks, four strikeouts.  He threw a mid to upper nineties sinker and a hard slider, know the name, he’s a good one 👀.   Matt Russell pitched an inning, no runs, two hits, one walk.  Jack Dallas went an inning and a third, no runs, one hit.  Andrew Walling finished it, one and two third innings, no runs, no hits, two walks, two strikeouts.


Thursday : 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.


Friday : Rafael Marcano pitched three and one third innings, three runs, five hits, three walks, three strikeouts.  Konnor Ash pitched two thirds of an inning, no runs, two walks, he stranded an inherited runner.   Jack Dallas pitched three perfect innings, two strikeouts.  Jason Ruffcorn pitched a perfect eighth inning, two strikeouts.


Low A Level : Clearwater : Divisional Playoffs and Championship Series


Clearwater defeated Lakeland 2-1 in best of three West Division series

Jupiter leads League Championship series 1-0


Tuesday : 5-0 Win vs Lakeland

Thursday : 10-2 Loss vs Lakeland

Friday : 2-1 Win vs Lakeland

Sunday : 8-7 Loss to Jupiter


Total Runs Scored : 16

Total Runs Against : 19


Position Players :


Ricardo Rosario - 4 for 9 (.444), three runs scored, two RBIs, two walks, .615 OBP

Raylin Heredia - 3 for 8 (.375) with two runs scored, double and walk, .444 OBP

Jordan Dissin - 4 for 12 (.333) with a double, triple and two RBIs, .385 OBP

Emaarion Boyd - 5 for 17 (.294) with two runs, triple, three RBIs, three stolen bases

Aidan Miller - 5 for 15 (.333) with three runs, home run and three RBIs


Recap :


Tuesday : Jordan Dissin (single & triple), Raylin Heredia, Troy Schreffler and Ricardo Rosario each had two hits.  Schreffler posted two RBIs.  Those four fellas hit in the six thru nine spots in the order, they had eight of the club’s ten hits.


Thursday : Raylin Heredia and Ryan Leitch doubled.


Friday : Aidan Miller (single and home run) and Emaarion Boyd each had two hits.


Sunday : Emaarion Boyd had two hits (single and triple) as did Aidan Miller, Zach Arnold and William Bergolla.  Jordan Dissin doubled. Ricardo Rosario singled and walked twice.  Boyd had three RBIs.


Pitchers :


Jean Cabrera - six and a third innings, no runs, one hit, two walks, five strikeouts

Saul Teran - two innings, no runs, one walk, three strikeouts

Daniel Harper - two innings, no runs, one hit, two strikeouts

Ezequiel Ventura - three innings, no runs, four hits, one walk, two strikeouts


Recap :


Tuesday : Jean Cabrera was outstanding, six and a third innings, no runs, one hit, two walks, five strikeouts. He went with a sinker (93 to 97 mph), slider and change up and threw a gem.  Nathan Karaffa pitched two thirds of an inning, no runs, one hit, one strikeout.  Erich Uelmen pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.  Hans Crouse finished the shutout, one inning,one walk, one strikeout.


Thursday : 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.


Friday : Jonathan Petit went four innings, one run, two hits, two walks, six strikeouts.  Braeden Fausnaught pitched one and two third innings, no runs, one hit, two walks, two strikeouts. Saul Teran pitched two innings, no runs or hits, one walk, three strikeouts.  Josh Bortka closed it with one and one third scoreless innings, one hit, two walks and one strikeout.


Sunday : Braeden Fausnaught opened and pitched two innings, three runs, two hits, one walk, two strikeouts. Daniel Harper pitched two innings, no runs, one hit, two strikeouts. Trey Dillard pitched a perfect inning, two strikeouts.  Paxton Thompson pitched two thirds of an inning, two runs, two walks, two strikeouts. Nathan Karaffa went one third of an inning, three runs, two hits, one walk, one strikeout. Eiberson Castellano pitched two perfect innings, four strikeouts.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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