|Espino (0-1, 4.09) vs.
Cuevas (1-1, 6.17)
||Won, 3-1 (12 inn.)
Syracuse 7 Lehigh Valley 4
• Laffey (W, 2-0) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Masset (SV, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ryan 3-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Skole 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Sizemore 2-4, R, BB
Brendan Ryan’s Earl Weaver special highlighted a five-run 1st as the Chiefs completed the three-game sweep of the RailRiders with a 7-4 win. Syracuse starter Aaron Laffey pitched five innings of two-run ball, giving up six hits and a walk while fanning one to get the win. Matt Grace and Trevor Gott were both dinged for a run before Nick Masset shut the door with a scoreless 9th. The Chiefs defense helped out with five double plays. Ryan led Syracuse’s 13-hit parade with three followed by Matt Skole and Scott Sizemore with two apiece.
Harrisburg 6 Bowie 3
• J. Long 3⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Robinson (W, 1-0) 2⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, BB, K
• Bostick 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI, SB, CS
• Pleffner 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Collier 2-5, RBI, CS
Harrisburg put up crooked numbers three times in the first five innings and survived a late charge to double up Bowie, 6-3, and snap a three-game slide. Newcomer Jaron Long let in a run on a homer and five hits total over three and 2/3rds, with no walks and two strikeouts. Andrew Robinson got the next seven outs in relief for the win. The Senators pounded out 10 hits, with Christopher Bostick, Shawn Pleffner, and Zach Collier each collecting two, and drew 10 walks, with Bostick, Wilmer Difo, Spencer Kieboom, Brenden Webb, and Stephen each getting two BBs.
Potomac 3 Wilmington 1 (12 inn.)
• Estevez 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Glover (BS, 1) 1⅔ IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Thomas (W, 1-1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Stevenson 2-3, R, 2B, 3BB, RBI, SB, CS
• Mesa 2-5, R, SB
The two teams made donuts on the Wilmington scoreboard for seven innings before both teams scored (sconed?) once in the 8th. The scoring drought went on for three more innings before Andrew Stevenson’s RBI double and Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos’s RBI single in the 12th put the P-Nats on top to stay and complete the five-game sweep with a 3-1 win. Wirkin “For The Weekend” one-hit the Blue Rocks for five scoreless innings, walking two and fanning one. The win went to Justin Thomas for blanking the Blue Rocks in the 10th and 11th while R.C. Orlan notched the save with a 1-2-3 twelfth. Lineup bookends Stevenson and Narciso Mesa combined for four hits, three walks, and two stolen bases to lead the Potomac offense.
Hagerstown 9 Hickory 3
• Avila 4IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Crownover (W, 3-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sagal 4-5, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Davidson 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Lora 2-4, R, SB
The Suns scored in six of eight “ups” to take the game, 9-3, and the series 3-1 from Hickory. Pedro Avila started and gave up a run on two hits and a walk over four innings while striking out four. The win went to Matt Crownover, who spun three shutout innings of relief with no walks and two K’s. Ian Sagdal homered twice and drove in five while going 4-for-5 to lead the Hagerstown assault that saw every batter reach base on a dozen hits and a half-dozen walks.