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9/21/23 : Minor League Roundup

International League ( AAA ) - Worcester 3 (39-32, 79-68)  Lehigh Valley 1 (44-28, 80-65)

Allentown, PA  - Coca-Cola Park

Summary :

Niko Kavadas hit a home run for Worcester in the second inning.  A triple and single scored a run for them in the fifth inning.

Weston Wilson walked in the sixth inning, he went to third base when Darick Hall hit a laser off the right field wall for a single, the ball bounced back directly to the right fielder on one hop.  Matt Kroon hit a sac fly to score Wilson.

Worcester’s Narcisco Crook was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning, he stole second base and scored on a single by Tyler Dearden.

On the Hill :

Nick Nelson pitched five and one third innings, two runs, seven hits, one walk, two strikeouts.  Ben Bowden struck out the only two batters he faced and stranded two inherited runners.  McKinley Moore pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts - fast ball sitting 97 to 98 mph and threw a sweeping curve ball as a put away pitch.  Luis Ortiz pitched two innings, one run, one hit, one hit batter, three strikeouts.

At the Bat :

The team was held to two singles.

Defensive Gem :

Left fielder Dustin Peterson made a running catch in the left field corner to snag a slicing liner and rob extra bases.

Did Ya Know?

“Having already put his fingerprints all over the IronPigs record book (most single-season homers and runs, first 20-20 season), Weston Wilson etched his name in there again, this time by swiping his 30th bag of the season on Sunday, giving him the first 30-30 season in IronPigs history.” - from Media notes supplied by Sam Jellinek - Iron Pigs Manager of Broadcasting and Media Relations

System Transactions :

Lehigh Valley : Reinstated RHP Noah Skirrow from the Development List.  Placed RHP Christian McGowan and LHP Michael Plassmeyer on the Development List.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

McKinley Moore - photo by Cheryl Pursell

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