Thursday , 5/12/22 : Minor League Roundup
International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 6 ( 18-15 ) Buffalo 2 ( 18-15 )
Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park
Darick “Long Ball” Hall hammered his 11th home run of the season in the first inning scoring three runs ( Matt Vierling & Austin Wynns scored in front of him - both had singled ).
Buffalo scored twice in the third inning - key blows being doubles by Eric Stamets and Nathan Lukes.
The Iron Pigs scored two in the fifth inning - Matt Vierling reached on an error, went to third base on a single by Darick Hall who advanced to second on a walk to Dustin Peterson. Nick Maton singled to score Vierling & Hall.
Austin Wynns delivered an RBI single in the seventh inning scoring Dalton Guthrie ( reached on FC and stole second and third base )
On The Hill :
RH Corey Oswalt - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 18 strikes
LH Christopher Sanchez - 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 47 pitches - 26 strikes
LH Kyle Dohy - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 23 pitches - 16 strikes
RH Mike Adams - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 7 strikes
LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 17 strikes
RH Nick Duron - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 12 pitches - 7 strikes
LH Braedon Ogle - 1 perfect IP - 11 pitches - 8 K’s
At Bat : 9 H, 5 BB, 6 K’s
Austin Wynns had three hits, he’s now hitting a lofty .404 😳. Darick Hall had two hits ( single & HR ), scored twice and had three RBIs.
Darick Hall HR - photo by Cheryl Pursell
Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 11 ( 13-17 ) Bowie 6 ( 13-15 )
Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium
Bowie scored a first inning run. They scored again in the third inning.
Reading plated five in the bottom of the third - Sal Gozzo & Ali Castillo singled and Jhailyn Ortiz followed with a walk to load the bases. Aldrem Corredor singled to plate two. Logan O’Hoppe doubled to score two more. Jack Conley singled to score O’Hoppe.
Josh Ockimey homered in the fifth inning scoring Jhailyn Ortiz ( singled ) in front of him.
Jhailyn Ortiz hit a grand slam home run in the sixth inning.
Hudson Haskins hit a solo homer for Bowie in the seventh - Jordan Westburg hit a three run home run.
On The Hill :
LH Erik Miller - 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 42 pitches - 25 strikes
LH Ethan Evanko - 3 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s - 60 pitches - 37 strikes
RH Braden Zarbnisky - 2 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 39 pitches - 25 strikes
RH Bubby Rossman - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 10 pitches - 5 strikes
LH Brian Marconi - 1 perfect IP - 1 K - 15 pitches - 11 strikes
At Bat : 14 H, 3 BB, 8 K’s
Jhailyn Ortiz had three hits including a grand slam home run and double. He also walked once. Ali Castillo & Jack Conley had three hits each. Josh Ockimey homered. Conley & Logan O’Hoppe each doubled.
Jhailyn Ortiz - file photo taken by George Youngs Jr
South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Bowling Green 6 ( 18-11 ) Jersey Shore 5 ( 10-18 )
Bowling Green, KY - Bowling Green Ballpark
Johan Rojas led off the game with a single, stole second base and went to third on a balk. Ethan Wilson singled and stole second base. Casey Martin hit a sac fly to score Rojas. MCarthy Tatum singled to score Wilson.
Heriberto Hernandez hit a solo home run for Bowling Green in the second inning. They scored twice in the third on a home run by Ronny Simon. Simon hit a three run home run in the 4th inning.
Johan Rojas singled in the sixth, stole second base ( 18th of season ) and scored on a home run by McCarthy Tatum. Jared Carr doubled and scored on a triple by Andrik Nava.
On The Hill :
RH Cristian Hernandez - 5 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 70 pitches - 53 strikes
RH Carlo Reyes - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 9 strikes
RH Tyler McKay - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 10 strikes
RH Jonathan Hughes - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 11 pitches - 9 strikes
At Bat : 9 H, 0 BB, 10 K’s
Johan Rojas had two hits, stole two bases and scored twice - had a feeling he’s gonna heat up. McCarthy Tatum had two hits including a home run and three RBIs. Jared Carr doubled & Andrik Nava tripled.
Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 4 ( 15-12 ) Daytona 2 ( 13-17 )
Clearwater, FL - BayCare BallPark
Kendall Simmons reached on an error in the first inning and scored on a double by Hao Yu Lee with Lee advancing to third base on the thrown home. Jadiel Sanchez grounded out to score Lee.
Anthony Quirion doubled in the second inning, he scored on a single by Alexeis Azuaje.
Daytona scored in the fourth inning on an infield single and RBI double by Jamal O’Guinn.
Hao Yu Lee led off the bottom of the sixth with a home run to right field.
Daytona scored a run in the ninth in a single by Jay Allen after two batters reached on a walk and HBP. Allen was thrown out at second base attempting to steal by Catcher Arturo DeFreitas - his second caught stealing of the game.
On The Hill :
RH Jean Cabrera - 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s - 53 pitches - 35 strikes - FB - 91-94 mph, got a lot of swings and misses on curve ball ( low 80’s mph ) and changeup. Great mechanics and consistently around the plate - excellent debut - was perfect thru first three innings.
RH Eiberson Castellano - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 38 pitches - 27 strikes - 91-94 FB, low 80’s slider/curve and mid 80’s change up - also has exemplary mechanics - uses whole body albeit not as compact - big frame like Francisco Morales - we’ve been impressed since seeing him on backfields.
RH Tommy McCollum - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 27 pitches - 14 strikes
RH Konnor Ash - 1/3 IP - retired only batter he faced - K - 5 pitches - 3 strikes
At Bat : 8 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s
Hao Yu Lee, Marcus Lee Sang & Anthony Quirion each had two hits. Lee and Quirion doubled and Lee homered. Watching Hao Yu Lee hit in person can’t help but envision the 19 year old as a major leaguer in his future - just takes a very professional approach - gets his pitch and usually doesn’t miss it - impressive.