• Steve Potter

Sunday , 5/22/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 4 ( 23-19 ) Rochester 2 ( 26-16 )


Rochester, NY - Frontier Field


Summary :


Donovan Casey tripled for Rochester in the third inning and later scored on a groundout.


Nick Maton walked in the fifth, went to third on a single by Dustin Peterson and scored on a sac fly by Scott Kingery.


The Iron Pigs scored three runs in the 8th - Matt Vierling singled, went to third on a single by Austin Wynns. Vierling scored on a wild pitch and Wynns moved to second base. Darick Hall singled to score Wynns. Hall stole second base 😳 and scored on a single by Yairo Munoz.


Rochester scored in the 8th on a single, passed ball, wild pitch and groundout.


On The Hill :


LH Ricardo Sanchez - 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 63 pitches - 45 strikes

RH Mark Appel - 2/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 15 pitches - 10 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 15 pitches - 10 strikes

RH Nick Duron - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 6 pitches - 5 strikes


At Bat : 5 H, 4 BB, 9 K’s


All five hits were singles - Darick Hall drove in his 46th run of the season.


Eastern League ( AA ) - Somerset 4 ( 26-12 ) Reading 1 ( 17-22 )


Somerset, NJ - TD Bank Ballpark


Summary :


Ali Castillo reached on a fielding error in the first inning and scored on a double by Logan O’Hoppe.


Anthony Volpe homered for Somerset in the bottom of the first.

Rodolfo Duran doubled in the fifth inning, went to third on a fly out and scored on a sac fly by Max Burt.

Brandon Lockridge walked in the sixth, moved to third on two singles and scored on a sac fly by Blake Perkins.


Max Burt doubled in the 7th inning and scored on a double by Oliver Dunn.


On The Hill :


RH Bubby Rossman - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 36 pitches - 27 strikes

RH McKinley Moore - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 26 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 14 strikes

LH Erik Miller - 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Ofreidy Gomez - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 12 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 20 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat : 4 H, 4 BB, 5 K’s


Logan O’Hoppe doubled and walked twice


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Wilmington 7 ( 20-16 ) Jersey Shore 4 ( 13-24 )


Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Summary :


Omar Meregildo delivered an RBI single for Wilmington in the 1st inning. Onix Vega did the same for them in the second inning.


Nicolas Torres & Uziel Viloria homered for the Blue Claws in the 3rd inning - it was Viloria’s first AB for Jersey Shore.


Wilmington plated two in the bottom of the third on a home run by Meregildo.


Johan Rojas homered in the 5th inning.


Darren Baker hit a two run double for Wilmington in the sixth. Onix Vega delivered another RBI single in the seventh.


Ethan Wilson & Jared Carr reached on errors in the 8th inning - Wilson scored on a single by Casey Martin.


On The Hill :


RH Matt Russell - 5 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 71 pitches - 47 strikes

LH JP Woodward - 1 IP, 2 unearned R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 18 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Tyler McKay - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 33 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 29 pitches - 14 strikes


At Bat : 5 H, 4 BB, 8 K’s


Nicolas Torres, Uziel Viloria & Johan Rojas each homered.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Fort Myers 7 ( 25-13 ) Clearwater 6 ( 21-17 ) - 13 innings


Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark


Summary :


Luis Baez drew a bases loaded walk for Fort Myers in the second inning for the first run of the game.


The Threshers scored four in the second inning - Yhoswar Garcia & Leandro Pineda walked, Arturo DeFreitas singled to score Garcia. Wilfredo Flores singled to score Pineda. Mickey Moniak singled to score DeFreitas and Hao Yu Lee singled to score Flores.


Baez hit a two run double for Fort Myers in the 4th inning.


Noah Cardenas hit a two run home from for the Mighty Mussels in the 7th inning.


Jamari Baylor walked in the 9th inning - he actually won two strike call challenges during the plate appearance to get the free pass 🧐. Baylor advanced to second on a balk and scored on a single by Erick Brito.


The game went extra innings - neither team scored till the 13th frame - Fort Myers got an RBI double by Daniel Ozoria to score the placed runner, Ozoria advanced to third on a ground out and later scored on a wild pitch.


Clearwater scored the placed runner in the bottom of the 13th on a two out single by Wilfredo Flores.


On The Hill : struck out 19 Fort Myers hitters 😳


LH Matt Osterberg - 3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 65 pitches - 42 strikes

RH Fernando Lozano - 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 29 pitches - 16 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 IP, 2 unearned R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 39 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Tommy McCollum - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 40 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s - 49 pitches - 30 strikes - an amazing 8 K’s 🤑👏

RH Carlos Betancourt - 1 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 10 strikes


At Bat : 11 H, 6 BB, 12 K’s


Arturo DeFreitas had three hits, Wilfredo Flores and Hao Yu Lee each had two hits. The Threshers had no extra base hits in the contest.


Notes :


Even with the pitch clock in play the game was 3 hours and 55 minutes long. That’s what happens when there are 23 hits, 12 walks, 3 errors and 31 strikeouts in a game 😧 … yikes !



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