• Steve Potter

Thursday - 5/5/22 : Minor League Roundup


International League ( AAA ) - Lehigh Valley 14 ( 15-12 ) @ Syracuse 2 ( 9-17 )


Syracuse, NY - NBT Bank Stadium


Summary :


Donny Sands hit a two run home run in the first inning scoring Bryson Stott ( walked ) in front of him.


Donny Sands walked in the 3rd inning - went to third base on singles by Darick Hall & Yairo Munoz and scored on a sac fly by Nick Maton.


Syracuse scored a run in the 4th - Quinn Brodey tripled and scored on a single by Nick Plummer.


Will Toffey doubled in the 4th inning, he scored on a single by Bryson Stott. Donny Sands singled to score John Andreoli ( walked before Stott’s single ). Darick Hall doubled over the center fielder’s head to score Stott.


Bryson Stott hit a two run home run in the sixth inning. Daniel Palka homered for Syracuse in the bottom of the 6th.


Bryson Stott singled in the 8th inning, went to second on a groundout and scored on a single by Yairo Munoz. Nick Maton doubled to score Munoz. Dustin Peterson hit a two run home run. Will Toffey reached on a HBP, advanced to third on Drew Maggi’s single and a walk by John Andreoli. Toffey scored on a wild pitch.


Yairo Munoz hit an RBI single in the 9th inning.


On The Hill :


RH Michael Mariot - 6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 76 pitches - 48 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 12 strikes

LH Braedon Ogle - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 15 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Dillon Maples - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 9 strikes


At Bat : 17 H, 5 BB, 7 K’s


Yairo Munoz had four hits. Bryson Stott & Donny Sands each had three hits. Two had two hits each - Drew Maggi & Darick Hall. Stott & Sands each had three RBIs. Drew Maggi, Nick Maton, Will Toffey & Darick Hall doubled. Donny Sands, Dustin Peterson & Bryson Stott each homered.

Bryson Stott file photo - taken by Cheryl Pursell

Eastern League ( AA ) - Reading ( 8-16 ) Portland ( 13-11 ) - Double Header


Portland, ME - Hadlock Field


Game One : Portland 5 Reading 1


Summary :


Portland scored a run in the first inning on a single, walk, error and sac fly. The Sea Dogs scored three times in the 5th inning on a single, triple by Devlin Granberg and doubles by Kole Cottam and Pedro Castellanos. They scored another run in the sixth inning.


Jack Conley tripled in the 7th inning and scored on a groundout by Jonathan Guzman.


On The Hill :


RH Noah Skirrow - 4 2/3 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 6 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s - 87 pitches - 52 strikes

RH Austin Ross - 1 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 22 pitches - 16 strikes


At Bat : 4 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s


Jhailyn Ortiz had two hits including a double, he was also hit by a pitch. Jack Conley tripled.


Game Two - No Hitter - Portland 3 Reading 1


Summary :


Portland scored in the second inning on an RBI triple by Brandon Howlett.


Reading scored in the 4th without a hit,fielding error and groundout resulted in the score.


Hudson Potts hit a two run homer for Portland in the bottom of the fourth.


On The Hill :


RH Adam Leverett - 4 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 73 pitches - 47 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 28 pitches - 18 strikes

At Bat : 0 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s


Notes :


Portland’s Brayan Bello threw a complete game ( 7 innings ) no hitter - 3 walks, 5 K’s


South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Hudson Valley 7 ( 13-11 ) Jersey Shore 4 ( 8-15 )


Lakewood, NJ - Shoretown Ballpark


Summary :


Spencer Henson hit a three run home run for Hudson Valley in the 2nd inning.


Nick Matera doubled in the second inning and scored on a double by McCarthy Tatum. Jared Carr singled to score Tatum.


HV scored a run in the 3rd inning.


DJ Stewart was hit by a pitch in the 5th inning, stole second base and scored on a double by Andrik Nava. Carlos De La Cruz singled which sent Nava to third base, he then scored on a sac fly by Johan Rojas.

Hudson Valley scored a run in the 8th on a Trey Sweeney RBI double.


James Nelson hit a two run double for HV in the ninth inning.


On The Hill :


RH Cristian Hernandez - 3 1/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 69 pitches - 44 strikes

LH Jhordany Mezquita - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 36 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Carlos Francisco - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 12 strikes

LH JP Woodward - 1 2/3 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 39 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - retired only batter faced - K - 4 pitches - 3 strikes


At Bat : 8 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s


Andrik Nava had three hits including two doubles. Nick Matera & Johan Rojas each doubled.


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Clearwater 10 ( 11-10 ) Dunedin 9 ( 8-16 ) - 10 innings


Dunedin, FL - TD Ballpark


Summary :


Yhoswar Garcia walked in the first inning and Kendall Simmons was hit by a pitch. They executed a double steal - Garcia scored on a throwing error and Simmons went to third base - he then scored on a wild pitch.


Dunedin scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning highlighted by a two run home run by Rainer Nunez. They scored another run in the third inning.


Arturo DeFreitas doubled in the 4th inning and scored on a single by Freylin Minyety. Minyety stole second base. Jamari Baylor walked, Minyety scored on an errant pickoff throw - Baylor advanced to third on the throwing error and then scored on a groundout.


Teoscar Hernadez hit a solo home run in the 4th inning for Dunedin.


Arturo DeFreitas doubled in the 6th inning, Micah Yonamine walked, they both advanced on a wild pitch. Hao Yu Lee singled to score DeFreitas. Yhoswar Garcia doubled to score Yonamine and Lee. Jadiel Sanchez doubled to score Garcia.


The Blue Jays tied the score at nine apiece with two runs in the bottom of the 9th on a two out single from Roque Salinas.


Micah Yonamine singled to scored placed runner Arturo DeFreitas in the top of the 10th inning.


Konnor Ash struck out two batters in the bottom of the 10th to close out the win.


On The Hill :


LH Gabriel Cotto - 2 IP, 5 R - 3 earned, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 49 pitches - 29 strikes

LH Jordan Fowler - 3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 34 pitches - 29 strikes

RH Tommy McCollum - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 27 pitches - 18 strikes

RH Alex Garbrick - 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 40 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 13 pitches - 7 strikes


At Bat : 8 H, 5 BB, 12 K’s

Arturo DeFreitas had two doubles. Yhoswar Garcia doubled and stole two bases bringing his season total to a league leading 18. Jadiel Sanchez doubled. Hao Yu Lee and Garcia each had two RBIs. Kendall Simmons stole two bases.


Extended Spring Training :


RHP Jose Pena Jr continues to impress - he threw three scoreless innings against the Tigers today in a 3-2 win ( 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K ) - the 18 year old has excellent mechanics and a big arm. Really like the possibilities of his future.


Jonas De La Cruz opened and threw a scoreless inning, Ty Collins and Jared Wetherbee each threw two innings. The contest was eight innings.


Oscar Gonzalez had two hits and two RBIs for the Phillies. Chris Burke doubled and hit the ball hard consistently today, was robbed of another knock on a diving catch by the Tigers left fielder. Erick Brito singled and was excellent at shortstop - very smooth,soft hands, range and instincts - the 19 year old can flat out play.


Andiso Reyes homered for the Tigers.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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