• Steve Potter

Sunday, 8/28/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Gwinnett 13 ( 60-63 ) Lehigh Valley 2 ( 68-55 )


Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park


Summary :


Rylan Bannon hit a two run home run for Gwinnett in the first inning.


Gwinnett scored four runs in the third inning - three came on a home run by Ryan Casteel.


Darick Hall hit a two run home run in the bottom of the third scoring Donny Sands ( singled ) in front of him.


Gwinnett scored five runs on three singles, a walk and a two doubles.


Position player Ali Castillo pitched the 9th inning - Gwinnett scored twice on a Ryan Casteel home run.


On the Hill :


RH Colton Eastman - 2 1/3 IP, 5 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - 51 pitches - 22 strikes

RH James Marvel - 3 2/3 IP,  1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 56 pitches - 37 strikes

LH Jonathan Hennigan - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 14 pitches - 7 strikes

LH Braeden Ogle - 2/3 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 28 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Ofreidy Gomez - 1/3 IP - struck out only batter faced - 4 pitches - 4 strikes

RH Ali Castillo - 1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 14 pitches - 13 strikes


At the Bat : 5 H, 6 BB, 10 K’s


Donny Sands had two hits.  Darick Hall homered ( 21st ).


Eastern League ( AA ) - Binghamton 7 ( 48-71, 20-30 ) Reading 4 ( 53-67, 24-27 )


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Summary :


The Rumble Ponies scored three runs in the third inning - Ronny Mauricio hit a two run home run - the third run scored three singles.


Aldrem Corredor walked in the bottom of the third - he went to third base on a double by Jhailyn Ortiz.  Luis Garcia grounded out to first base and appeared to beat the pitcher covering to the bag but was called out - Corredor scored on the play.  Carlos De La Cruz doubled to score Ortiz.


Ronny Mauricio doubled to score a run in the top of the fourth ( Jake Mangum had reached on an error and moved up when Carlos Cortes walked ).  Binghamton loaded the bases and Nick Meyer hit a sac fly to score another run.


Ethan Wilson & Carlos De La Cruz singled in the 5th inning - they both scored on a double off the bat of Vito Friscia.


A walk, hit batter, double steal and two throwing errors resulted in two runs for Binghamton in the top of the ninth.


On the Hill :


RH Mick Abel - 2 2/3 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s - 75 pitches - 44 strikes

RH Mike Adams - 1 1/3 IP, 2 unearned R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 36 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Tyler McKay - 2 perfect IP - 2 ground outs, 4 fly outs - 18 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Matt Seelinger - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 24 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 1 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 23 pitches - 13 strikes


At the Bat : 9 H, 8 BB, 10 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz had three hits including a double.   Vito Friscia had two hits and a walk including a double.  Jhailyn Ortiz & Wendell Rijo  each doubled.


Notes :


Manager Shawn Williams was ejected by the first base umpire in the third inning arguing a tag call.  Wendell Rijo was ejected in the fourth inning arguing a check swing call with the third base umpire.


Carlos De La Cruz - photo by George Youngs Jr



South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Brooklyn 18 ( 62-58, 32-22 )  Jersey Shore 1 ( 44-76, 19-35 )


Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Summary :


Brooklyn scored three in the second inning - they loaded the bases on a hit batter and two singles - Shervyen Newton doubled to score them all.    They plated four in the third inning - Stanley Consuegra hit a two run home run - two more scored on a walk and three singles.


William Lugo hit a three run home run for Brooklyn in the fourth inning.


Brooklyn scored seven runs in the 5th inning on five walks, a hit batter, two singles and a double.


Baron Radcliff homered in the 6th inning.


Brooklyn scored a run in the 9th inning - position player Rixon Wingrove pitched the inning.


On the Hill :


RH Dominic Pipkin - 3 IP, 7 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 1 HB, 3 K’s - 63 pitches - 40 strikes

RH Sam Jacobsak - 2/3 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s - 36 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 2/3 IP, 5 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 1 HB, 1 K - 29 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 45 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Carlos Francisco - 1/3 IP - retired only batter faced - 9 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - 1 perfect IP, 2 K’s - 10 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Rixon Wingrove - 1 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 8 pitches - 8 strikes


At the Bat : 4 H, 3 BB, 16 K’s


Baron Radcliff homered.  Leandro Pineda doubled.


Notes :


LHP Jordi Martinez was added to the roster from Clearwater prior to the game.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Tampa 6 ( 57-60, 30-21 )  Clearwater 1 ( 55-63, 20-33 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark


Summary :


Tampa scored twice in the 4th inning -  Ben Rice, singled, Brett Barrera reached on an error - Madison Santos singled to score Rice.   Christopher Familia hit a sac fly to score the second run.


Matt Alifano & Emaarion Boyd were hit by pitches in the 5th,  they moved up on a wild pitch - Wilfredo Flores hit a sac fly to score Alifano.


Tampa scored 4 runs in the 7th on three singles, a walk and a double.


On the Hill :


LH Jordan Fowler - 4 IP, 2 Unearned R, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 70 pitches - 48 strikes

RH Nicoly Pina - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 23 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Josh Bortka - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 15 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Alex McKenney - 1 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 24 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Jack Dallas - 1 perfect IP - 1 ground out, 1 fly out, 1 K - 8 pitches - 6 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 9 strikes


At the Bat : 2 H,3 BB, 7 K’s


Matt Alifano doubled.



Matt Alifano slides into second base - photo by Mark Wylie




Dominican Summer League - Playoffs - Semi-Final Round - best of three series - game one


Phillies White 3 PIT Gold 1 - Phillies lead series 1-0


Summary :


Two walks and an RBI single by Axiel Plaz scored a first inning run for the Pirates.


Raylin Heredia tripled to score William Bergolla ( walked ) in the bottom of the first inning


Manolfi Jimenez doubled in the 7th inning, he scored on a single by Nolan Beltran.  Beltran stole second base and scored on a single by Derek Escobar.


On the Hill :


RH Saul Teran - 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s

RH Javier Fuenmayor - 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - W

RH Jesus Querales - 1/3 IP - stranded 2 inherited runners with groundout against only batter faced - Save


At the Bat : 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s


Manolfi Jimenez doubled & Raylin Heredia tripled.



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