• Steve Potter

Thursday , 5/19/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Rochester 10 ( 25-14 ) Lehigh Valley 9 ( 21-18 ) - Day Game


Rochester, NY - Frontier Field


Summary :

Matt Vierling led off the game with a home run over the left field wall. Scott Kingery singled to right field, stole second base, went to third on a ground out by Darick Hall and scored on a single by Yairo Munoz. Nick Maton tripled to score Munoz. Edgar Cabral singled to score Maton.


Rochester scored four in the bottom of the 1st on five consecutive singles, a walk and ground out.


Dalton Guthrie doubled in the second and went to third on a single by Matt Vierling. Vierling stole second base. Scott Kingery grounded out to score Guthrie, Darick Hall singled to left field to score Vierling.


Rochester scored four in the second on four singles and a sacrifice fly. Joey Meneses hit a home run in the fourth inning to put the Red Wings up one. They scored two more in the sixth inning.


Scott Kingery tripled in the top of the ninth inning, he scored on a mile high home run by Darick Hall.


Rochester walked it off in the bottom of the 9th - Joey Meneses drew a walk, pinch runner Matt Lipka stole second base. Taylor Gushue doubled for the game winner.


On The Hill :


RH James Marvell - 3 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 67 pitches - 43 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 15 pitches - 11 strikes

RH Joey Gatto - 1 2/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 36 pitches - 18 strikes

LH Kyle Dohy - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 17 pitches - 13 strikes

LH Damon Jones - 1 + IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 10 strikes

At Bat : 15 H, 2 BB, 11 K’s


Every hitter in the lineup had a hit. Six batters had two hits each ( Matt Vierling, Scott Kingery, Darick Hall, Yairo Munoz, Edgar Cabral & Dalton Guthrie ). Dalton Guthrie doubled. Scott Kingery & Nick Maton tripled. Darick Hall hit his 14th home run of the season and drove in 3 runs bringing his league leading total to 45 for the season in 39 games.


Notes :


First baseman Darick Hall had two throwing assists - one on a play at the plate and another on a cutoff from the outfield and throw to second. The big fella is a very good defender and excellent thrower.

Darick Hall file photo - taken by Cheryl Pursell

Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading 12 (17-19 ) Somerset 4 ( 23-12 )


Somerset, NJ - TD Bank Ballpark


Summary :


Logan O’Hoppe was hit by a pitch in the second inning, he scored when Josh Ockimey grounded out and Somerset first base Max Burt made a throwing error trying to double up O’Hoppe.


Max Burt doubled in the third inning, went to third base on a balk and scored on a sac fly by Elijah Dunham.


Aldrem Corredor doubled in the fourth inning, went to third when Logan O’Hoppe singled and scored on a ground out by Freylin Minyety.


Somerset scored two runs in the fourth inning on an RBI double by Burt and an RBI single by Dunham.


Logan O’Hoppe hit a two run home run in the fifth inning scoring Aldrem Corredor ( singled ) in front of him.

The Patriots scored a run in the fifth on as Blake Perkins singled, stole second and scored on a single by Chad Bell.


In the 8th inning Jhailyn Ortiz reached on a strikeout/wild pitch. Aldrem Corredor was hit by a pitch and Logan O’Hoppe loaded the bases with a bunt single down the third base line. Josh Ockimey singled to score Ortiz. Vito Friscia walked to score Corredor. Freylin Minyety walked to score O’Hoppe. Sal Gozzo doubled to score three runs. Jonathan Guzman hit a sac fly to score Gozzo.


Josh Ockimey hit a solo home run in the 9th inning.


On The Hill :


LH Erik Miller - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 35 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 30 pitches - 18 strikes

LH Ethan Evanko - 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 31 pitches - 23 strikes

RH McKinley Moore - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 21 pitches - 12 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 31 pitches - 22 strikes


At Bat : 9 H, 4 BB, 11 K’s


Logan O’Hoppe had three hits. Aldrem Corredor & Josh Ockimey each had two hits. Aldrem Corredor & Sal Gozzo doubled. Logan O’Hoppe & Josh Ockimey homered. Vito Friscia walked twice to extend his on base streak to 15 games.


Logan O’Hoppe prepares to go yard


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore 5 ( 12-22 ) Wilmington 4 ( 18-15 )


Wilmington, DE - Frawley Stadium


Summary :


McCarthy Tatum was hit by a pitch in the first inning, went to third on a single by Johan Rojas ( Rojas then stole second base ). Both scored on a double by Nick Matera.


Onix Vega hit a two run double for Wilmington in the fourth inning. They scored two more in the fifth - one on the back end of a double steal - seen that happen quite a bit in minor league action this year.


Carlos De La Cruz & DJ Stewart each hit solo home runs in the sixth inning.


Nick Matera walked, Baron Radcliff singled and Casey Martin walked to load the bases in the 7th inning. Carlos De La Cruz reached on a fielding error on which Matera scored.


On The Hill :


RH Cristian Hernandez - 5 IP, 4 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 73 pitches - 43 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 21 pitches - 13 strikes

RH Tyler McKay - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 24 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 17 pitches - 12 strikes


At Bat : 7 H, 5 BB, 11 K’s


Nick Matera had two doubles, Johan Rojas stole his 21st base. Carlos De La Cruz & DJ Stewart homered.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater ( 18-12 ) Fort Myers ( 20-10 ) - off day


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️





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