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Wednesday, 9/7/22 : Minor League Roundup



International League ( AAA ) -  Worcester 3 ( 68-62 ) Lehigh Valley 1 ( 69-61 )


Allentown, PA - Coca Cola Park


Summary :


Yairo Munoz & Darick Hall singled in the 4th inning, they advanced a base on a wild pitch.  Munoz scored on a ground out by Rafael Marchan.


Worcester scored two runs in the 7th inning on a walk and two doubles.


Bobby Dalbec homered for Worcester in the 8th inning.


On the Hill :


RH Noah Skirrow - 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 79 pitches - 47 strikes - was outstanding

RH Griff McGarry - 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 39 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Chris Devenski - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 11 strikes


At the Bat : 5 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s


Darick Hall had two hits including a double off the right field wall. He later crushed a ball to dead center field that was caught on the track.  Dustin Peterson doubled.


Notes :


Tonight was Noah Skirrow & Griff McGarry’s  triple A debut.   Former Phillies minor leaguer Connor Seabold pitched six innings for Worcester in the game.


Noah Skirrow - photo by Cheryl Pursell



Eastern League ( AA ) - New Hampshire ( 52-76, 21-38 )  Reading ( 57-71, 28-31 ) - double header


Reading, PA - First Energy Stadium


Game One :  Reading 11 New Hampshire 10 - 8 innings


Summary :


Reading loaded the bases in the bottom of the first inning on consecutive singles by Johan Rojas, Carlos De La Cruz & Wendell Rijo.  Rojas scored when Jhailyn Ortiz reached on an error.   Aldrem Corredor doubled to clear the bases and score three runs.


John Aiello hit a three run home run for New Hampshire in the third inning.


Carlos De La Cruz & Jhailyn Ortiz singled in the 5th inning, Ethan Wilson singled to right field to score De La Cruz, Ortiz scored on a throwing error by the New Hampshire right fielder.


Johan Rojas reached base on a fielder’s choice in the 6th inning, he stole second base ( 25th w Reading, 58th overall ), went to third when the catcher erroneously threw the ball into center field and scored when the center fielder errored retrieving the mis-throw.  👀👏😳


New Hampshire loaded the bases in the 7th inning on a single & two walks - Addison Barger hit a grand slam over the right field fence to tie the game.  They scored another run on a walk, single and RBI double ( Cam Eden ).


Jhailyn Ortiz reached on an error in the bottom of the seventh, Aldrem Corredor walked - Kevin Vicuna singled to score Ortiz and send the game into extra innings in an 8-8 tie.


New Hampshire scored two runs in the top of the 8th on a single, walk, groundout and sac fly.


Jonathan Guzman singled in the bottom of the 8th to score placed runner Herbert Iser.  Johan Rojas hit a bloop single to center field sending Guzman to third base, Rojas went to second on the throw to third attempting to get Guzman out.  Carlos De LaCruz walked to load the bases.  Wendell Rijo walked to score the game tying run.  Ethan Wilson singled for the walk off win !


On the Hill :


LH Ethan Lindow - 6 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 88 pitches - 62 strikes - all he does is get batters out 😁

RH Billy Sullivan - 0 outs - faced 4 batters - 4 R, 2 H, 2 BB - 19 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Matt Seelinger - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 27 pitches - 14 strikes

RH Tyler McKay - 1 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 24 pitches - 11 strikes


At the Bat : 11 H, 6 BB, 9 K’s


Johan Rojas, Ethan Wilson & Carlos De La Cruz each had two hits, Aldrem Corredor doubled and had three RBIs.


Defensive Gems :


Jhailyn Ortiz threw out a runner at second base in the top of the seventh fielding the ball off the wall in right field and throwing a seed 💪.


Johan Rojas climbed the fence in the 8th inning turning an extra base hit into an out 👏.


Notes :


RHP’ers Brett Schulze & Albertus Barber were promoted from Jersey Shore


Game Two : Reading 4 New Hampshire 0


Summary :


Aldrem Corredor walked in the 4th inning and scored when Jack Conley reached second base on a throwing error by the New Hampshire third baseman.


Carlos De La Cruz homered in the 5th inning.


Aldrem Corredor singled in the 6th inning and went to third base when Kevin Vicuna doubled.  McCarthy Tatum doubled to score them both.


On the Hill :


LH Taylor Lehman - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 25 pitches - 15 strikes


RH Andrew Baker - 2 perfect IP, 1 K, 1 ground out, 4 flyouts - 26 pitches - 20 strikes has retired 13 batters in a row over last 3 outings - 4 1/3 innings - 👀 on this guy - 100 mph FB and wipeout curve/slider - is dominating


RH Brett Schulze - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 29 pitches - 20 strikes - Reading debut - a strong one

RH Andrew Schultz - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 18 pitches - 8 strikes


At the Bat : 7 H, 3 BB, 9 K’s


Carlos De La Cruz had two hits ( double & HR ).  Kevin Vicuna had two hits including a double.


Notes :


Ethan Wilson was hit on the ankle with a pitch in the 6th inning and had to leave the game.


Carlos De La Cruz - photo by George Youngs Jr



South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Aberdeen ( 77-51, 34-28 ) Jersey Shore ( 48-80, 23-39 ) - double header


Lakewood, NJ - ShoreTown Ballpark


Game One : Jersey Shore 4 Aberdeen 0


Summary :


Rixon Wingrove walked in the second inning, stole second base and scored on a fielders choice/error on a ground out by Anthony Quirion.


Leandro Pineda singled in the 5th inning and scored on a double by Kendall Simmons.   Jared Carr singled to score Simmons.


Hao Yu Lee ( returning from a day to day slight injury issue ) tripled in the 6th inning to score Sal Gozzo ( singled ).


Victor Vargas was excellent - kept hitters off balance in a complete game shutout pounding the strike zone - fast ball 88-90 mph with curve and changeup - vintage Vargas effort.


On the Hill :


RH Victor Vargas - 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s - 76 pitches - 59 strikes - held Aberdeen hitless thru 4 innings


At the Bat : 8 H, 5 BB, 8 K’s


Hao Yu Lee went 3 for 4 with a triple.  Kendall Simmons had two knocks including a double.


Notes :


LHP Jordan Fowler was promoted from Clearwater.


Victor Vargas


Game Two : Aberdeen 3 Jersey Shore 1


Summary :


Aberdeen scored a run in the second on an error and RBI double by Frederick Bencosme.


Freylin Minyety singled in the third inning, went to second on a passed ball, to third on a fielding error and scored on a throwing error.


The game went into extra innings in a 1-1 tie.


Aberdeen scored two runs ( one being the placed runner ) in the 8th on an error and two hits


On the Hill :


RH Carlo Reyes - 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s - 66 pitches - 51 strikes - strong outing

RH Joel Cesar - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 14 pitches - 9 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - 2 IP, 2 R - 0 earned, 4 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 34 pitches - 27 strikes


At the Bat : 5 H, 1 BB, 11 K’s


Sal Gozzo doubled


Florida State League ( Low A ) - Bradenton 4 ( 65-62, 36-26 ) Clearwater 0 ( 57-69, 22-39 )


Clearwater, FL - BayCare Ballpark


Summary :


Termarr Johnson hit an inside the park home run for Bradenton in the 3rd inning scoring two runs.  They scored two more in the fifth inning on five consecutive walks.


On the Hill :


RH Alex McFarlane - 3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 62 pitches - 39 strikes

LH Andrew Walling - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 19 pitches - 12 strikes

LH Jared Wetherbee - 1/3 + IP, 2 R, 0 H, 5 BB, 0 K’s - 37 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Jack Dallas - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 39 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 46 pitches - 24 strikes


At the Bat : 2 H, 4 BB, 14 K’s


Erick Brito had the only two hits.




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