• Steve Potter

Saturday, 9/10/22  : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 9 ( 72-62 ) Worcester 5 ( 69-65 )


Allentown, PA - Coca Cola Park


Summary :


Darick Hall homered in the first inning.


Deivy Grullon and Nick Sogard hit back to back doubles to score a run for Worcester in the 3rd inning.  Bobby Dalbec & Emmanuel Valdez singled ( RBI ) to score a second run. Johan Mieses hit a three run home run.


Will Toffey walked in the 4th, went to third on a single by Johan Camargo and scored on an error ( Daniel Robertson reached ).  Jorge Bonifacio doubled to score two runs. Scott Kingery doubled to score Bonifacio. Yairo Munoz singled to move Kingery to third and then stole second base.  Darick Hall singled to score two.


Darick Hall hit his second home run of the game in the 7th inning - this one against a lefty that went far over the right center field wall !  Dustin Peterson walked and went to third on a single by Rafael Marchan.  He scored on a throwing error.


On the Hill :


RH Hans Crouse - 2 2/3 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 48 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Trevor Bettencourt - 1/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 5 pitches - 4 strikes - 2 inherited runs scored

RH James Marvel - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 5 K’s - 51 pitches - 34 strikes

RH Griff McGarry - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 8 strikes - trainer visit to address hand issue during the inning

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K - 14 pitches - 8 strikes


At the Bat : 9 H, 5 BB, 9 K’s


Darick Hall had three hits ( single & 2 HR’s - 24th ( 33rd overall ) and four RBIs.  Scott Kingery hit two doubles. Jorge Bonifacio doubled.


Darick Hall - photo by Cheryl Pursell


Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 5 ( 59-72, 30- 32 ) New Hampshire 4 ( 53-78, 22-40 ) - 10 innings


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


Jack Conley singled, Madison Stokes was hit by a pitch and Johan Rojas beat out a bunt for a single to load the bases in the 3rd inning.  Carlos De La Cruz grounded out to score a run.   Aldrem Corredor hit a sac fly to score another.


New Hampshire scored in the 4th on a walk, wild pitch and RBI single ( Hugo Cardona ).


The game went into extra innings tied at two.


New Hampshire scored two runs in the top of the 10th on a walk and double ( Phil Clarke ).


Johan Rojas walked in the bottom of the 10th, Carlos De La Cruz tripled to score the placed runner Madison Stokes and Rojas to tie the score.  The next two hitters were walked intentionally to load the bases with no outs.  A wild pitch scored De La Cruz for the walk off win !


On the Hill :


LH Taylor Lehman - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 29 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 19 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 31 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Brett Schulze - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 30 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 23 pitches - 10 strikes - stranded 2 inherited runners

RH Billy Sullivan - 1 2/3 IP perfect IP 4 K’s - 21 pitches - 14 series - stranded 3 inherited runners 🔥

RH Mike Adams - 1 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 18 pitches - 13 strikes


At the Bat : 6 H, 6 BB, 10 K’s


Carlos De Cruz had two hits including a triple and three RBIs. Jack Conley had two hits.  McCarthy Tatum doubled.


Carlos De La Cruz - file photo - George Youngs Jr


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 11 ( 50-81, 25-40 )- Aberdeen 6 ( 78-53, 35-30 )


Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Connor Pavolony homered for Aberdeen in the third inning.


Baron Radcliff doubled in the 4th inning and advanced to third when Kendall Simmons singled.  Rixon Wingrove doubled to score them both.


Two errors and a single accounted for two Aberdeen runs in the 5th inning.


Hao Yu Lee doubled in the bottom of the fifth and went to third when Baron Radcliff singled.  Kendall Simmons doubled to score them both.  Rixon Wingrove walked, Nicolas Torres singled to score Simmons. Sal Gozzo singled to score Wingrove. Arturo DeFreitas hit a sac fly to score another.  Uziel Viloria singled to plate one more.


Luis Valdez homered for Aberdeen in the seventh.  A double and a single scored another run.


Nicolas Torres singled in the seventh, stole second base and scored on a double by Sal Gozzo.  Gozzo later scored on a wild pitch.


Baron Radcliff homered in the 8th inning.


On the Hill :


LH Rafael Marcano - 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s - 80 pitches - 43 strikes

RH Sam Jacobsak - 2 IP, 2 unearned R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 3 K’s - 29 pitches - 22 strikes

LH Keylan Killgore - 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 26 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 21 pitches - 17 strikes


At the Bat : 16 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s


Baron Radcliff had four hits including a home run and double. Nicolas Torres had four hits and scored twice. Kendall Simmons had two hits including a double and two RBIs.  Hao Yu Lee & Sal Gozzo each had two hits including a double. Rixon Wingrove doubled.




Florida State League ( Low A ) - Bradenton ( 67-62, 38-26 ) Clearwater ( 57-71, 22-41 ) - doubleheader


Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark


Resumption of Friday’s game  - Bradenton 6 Clearwater 2 - seven innings


Summary :


Bradenton scored five runs in the first inning on fivehits ( two singles & a three doubles ) a hit batter and a two walks.  With two outs and the bases loaded in the inning the game went into rain delay.


At 6:07 PM it was announced that the game had been suspended


The game resumed today at this point.


Bradenton scored a run in the second inning on a single and three walks.


Dakota Kotowski homered for Clearwater in the bottom of the second.


Troy Schreffler tripled in the 4th inning and scored on a single by Matt Alifano.


On the Hill : 13 walks


RH Starlyn Castillo - 0 outs - faced 6 batters - 5 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP - 27 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Cam Wynne - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 13 pitches - 8 strikes - 1 inherited runner scored

LH Andrew Walling - 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 3 K’s - 58 pitches - 32 strikes

RH Alex McKenney - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 0 K’s - 38 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Betancourt - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 43 pitches - 21 strikes


At the Bat : 6 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s


Matt Alifano had three hits,  Troy Schreffler doubled and Dakota Kotowski homered.


Matt Alifano - file photo - Mark Wylie



Game Two : Bradenton 4 Clearwater 3


Summary :


Bradenton scored twice in the 1st on four walks, a throwing error and ground out.


Cade Fergus homered in the second inning.


Micah Yonamine homered in the 4th inning.


Bradenton loaded the bases in the 6th on two walks and a hit batter, a single and sac fly scored two runs.


Jamari Baylor walked to lead off the bottom of the 7th, Wilfredo Flores doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs.  Chad Castillo was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out.  Micah Yonamine was hit by a pitch with two outs to force in a run.  Dakota Kotowski smoked a liner but the second baseman caught it for the final out.


On the Hill :


RH Gunner Mayer - 2 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 5 BB, 4 K’s - 60 pitches - 29 strikes

RH Orion Kerkering - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 30 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Chase Webster - 1 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 34 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Daniel Harper - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 16 strikes - 2 of 3 inherited runners scored


At the Bat : 7 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s


Micah Yonamine had two hits including a home run.  Cade Fergus homered, Erick Brito and Wilfredo Flores each doubled.







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