Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-5 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Postponed OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 2-1 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Mayberry (3-1, 4.00) vs.
Brady (10-4, 4.08)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-5 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Keller (6-5, 2.86)
Auburn Lost, 7-0 @ Staten Island,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (1st SS-A start of ’16)
vs. Padilla (1-1, 2.74)


Buffalo 6 Syracuse 5
• Giolito 5IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 4BB, 5K, HR
• Glover (L, 1-1) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Martinson 2-4, 2R, HR, 4RBI
• Skole 1-3, R, BB
• Goodwin 0-2, R, 2BB

A first-inning grand slam by Jason Martinson wasn’t enough for Lucas Giolito to work with in his second AAA start as Buffalo edged Syracuse, 6-5 in the series finale. Giolito was stampeded for five runs on five hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out five in the no-decision. The loss went to Koda Glover with a run on three hits over two innings. The Chiefs managed just five hits total and drew four walks with Martinson (HR, single), Matt Skole (single, walk) and Brian Goodwin (2BB) each reaching base twice in the loss. Roster moves: RHP Reynaldo Lopez optioned from Washington.

Hartford vs. Harrisburg – PPD
Rain postponed the finale of the Sens-Goats series in the Manchester not by the sea. It will be made up on August 26 when the two teams meet again in New Hampshire for five games now on August 25-28.

Potomac 2 Carolina 1
• Crownover (W, 2-4) 7IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Holland (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lowery 1-2, 2BB
• Davidson 0-1, 2R, 3BB

Matthew Crownover turned in his best outing of the year as Potomac took the game, 2-1 and the series, 3-1 from Carolina. The 23-y.o. southpaw allowed the one run on four hits over a career-high seven innings. He walked none and struck out four while earning his second win. Neil Holland struck out three of seven batters faced over the final two frames to earn the save, his second for the year. Max “For Those About To” Schrock drove in Austin Davidson twice with a single in the 3rd and a groundout in the 7th as the P-Nats managed just seven hits but drew seven walks total.

Hickory 7 Hagerstown 5
• Rodriguez (L, 7-8) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 4BB, 4K, HBP
• Borne 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, HBP, 2-2 IR-S
• Gutierrez 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI, SB
• Wiseman 2-4, 3B, 2RBI
• Reetz 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

The Suns also jumped out to a 4-0 lead that was too small for Jefry Rodriguez to hold as the Crawdads took the series finale, 7-5. Rodriguez lost for the sixth time in seven starts, giving up all seven Hickory runs on seven hits and four walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. Grant Borne let in both inherited runners but otherwise held things down the rest of the way. Kelvin Gutierrez singled, walked, and homered while Rhett Wiseman tripled in two and Jakson Reetz drove in two during the four-run 1st to power the Hagerstown offense.

Staten Island 7 Auburn 0
• Dunning (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K, WP
• Harmening 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Sundberg 1-4, OF assist at HP
• Kerian 1-4, 2B

Auburn was shut out on six hits by Staten Island’s Kolton Mahoney to lose the opener, 7-0. Doubleday starter Dane Dunning let in four runs on five hits and a walk over three and 2/3rds innings. He struck out three while suffering his first loss. Just two Auburn batters made it into scoring position: David Kerian with a leadoff double in the 2nd (and was stranded at third) and Nick Banks, who led off the 4th with a single and moved up on a groundout to the pitcher.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-2 @ Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-0, 0.00)
Leroux (7-7, 4.03)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Hartford,
1:05 p.m.
Brady (2-5, 3.68) vs.
Jemiola (7-6, 4.53)
Potomac Lost, 3-1 @ Carolina,
6:00 p.m.
Crownover (1-4, 5.29)
E. Franco (5-8, 4.59)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3;
Won, 6-2 (10 inn.)
@ Hickory,
5:00 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (7-7, 4.79) vs.
J. Hernandez (7-8, 4.96)
Auburn Won, 3-2 @ Staten Island,
4:00 p.m.
Dunning (0-0, 1.13) vs.
De la Rosa (3-2, 3.34)


Buffalo 8 Syracuse 2
• Ross (L, 0-1) 4⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K
• Runion 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Martinson 2-4, 2B
• Goodwin 2-5, R, OF assist at 3B

The Chiefs gave up five unearned late and were unable to cash in on numerous chances as they fell again to the Bison, 8-2. Joe Ross made a rehab start and was charged with three runs on seven hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings. He struck out four but took the loss. Down 3-2 in the 7th, an error and a passed ball led to three runs, then another error to start the 8th added two more. Meanwhile, Syracuse collected 11 hits (10 singles; Jason Martinson doubled) and went 0-for-11 with RISP with nine LOB. Roster moves: RHP Joe Ross assigned for MLB rehab.

Hartford Harrisburg
• Mapes (L, 10-7) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 0ER, BB, 2K, HR; 1-1, BB
• Self 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Keyes 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

Same story in the Manchester, NH, where Hartford is playing this weekend because its stadium is both unfinished and uninsured as the Goats went yard after a two-out error in the 1st to score three unearned runs that stood up for a 3-2 win. Tyler Mapes and Derek Self combined for seven scoreless innings afterwards, allowing just four hits and a walk. Mapes lost for the seventh time despite getting on base twice himself (single, walk). Kevin Keyes homered for the third straight game and Andrew Stevenson went deep for the third time in 2016 to account for the two Senators runs.

Carolina 3 Potomac 1
• Fedde (L, 5-4) 6⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 9K
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, IBB, 0K
• Vettleson 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Carey 1-3, 2B

Erick Fedde turned in yet another strong outing (0.71 ERA, 0.99 WHIP in his last 10GS) but lost as the Mudcats’ Eric Clark outdueled him in a 3-1 victory over the P-Nats. Fedde struck out nine and pitched into the seventh for the second time this season as he gave up two unearned runs on six hits but suffered the loss. The Potomac bats were held to just four hits, with Drew Vettleson the sole batter to reach base twice with an RBI double and a walk.

Hickory 5 Hagerstown 3 – COMP.
• Borque 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• VanVossen 4IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Rivera (L, 3-1) 3IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Encarnacion 1-4, R, BB
• Lora 1-4, R, 2SB

Thanks to the rainout, any momentum Hagerstown had was, um, washed away as Hickory scored five unanswered runs to take the completion, 5-3. Mick VanVossen took over from James Bourque and pitched four innings of one-run ball on three hits and a walk. Mariano Rivera III was pinched for runs in each of his three innings of work, giving up four total on five hits and two walks to lose for the first time in ’16. Randy Encarnacio was the sole batter to reach base twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk as the Crawdads relievers held the Suns to two hits over seven scoreless innings.

Hagerstown 6 Hickory 2 – COMP. (10 inn.)
• Guilbeau 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Walby 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Johansen (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Encarnacion 1-3, 2R, 2BB
• Gutierrez 2-5, R, 2RBI, CS
• Ruiz 1-4, 2B, BB, 3RBI

The Suns exploded for four runs in the 10th – in a game that was supposed to go just seven innings – to split the de facto doubleheader with a 6-2 win. Jake Johansen got the win in relief as he combined with Philip Walby for five scoreless inningss of relief. Taylor Guilbeau started and went the first five frames, allowing both Crawdads runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out four. Randy Encarnacion reached base three times and scored twice while Kelvin Rodriguez drove in two and Adderling Ruiz plated three with a double in the 10th.

Auburn 3 West Virginia 2
• Ramirez 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Held (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB
• Sundberg 2-4

Jack Sundberg’s second single of the night drove in the gamewinner as Auburn took the series finale from West Virginia, 3-2. Yonathan Ramirez gave up both Black Bears runs on five hits and a walk while fanning three for another no-decision. Brayan Serrata (1IP), Phil Morse (1IP), and Samuel Held (2IP) combined for four scoreless innings of relief with Held getting the “W.” Sundberg went 2-for-4 to lead the Doubleday hit column while Sheldon Neuse and Blake Perkins both reached base twice to lead the eight-hit, two-walk offense. Roster moves: RHP Matt Pirro promoted, RHP Nick Conner demoted from the GCL.

GCL Update
Mat Latos came out of storage to throw three scoreless innings in Saturday’s 5-0 win vs. the G-Astros to G-even out the G-week at 3-3. The G-Nats continue to lead the GCL East by a game over the G-Cards.

DSL Update
The D-Nats continue to play out the string, winning three of six games last week, but remain eight games below .500 and 14 games behind in the San Pedro Division. This week, they play the D-Yankees2, the D-Tigers, and D-Cards.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Diamond (6-10, 3.56)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-3;
Won, 2-0
@ Hartford,
5:05 p.m.
Mapes (10-6, 3.30) vs.
Balog (2-0, 6.20)
Potomac Won, 4-1 @ Carolina,
6:00 p.m.
Fedde (5-3, 3.35) vs.
Clark (1-10, 5.71)
Hagerstown Winning, 3-0
(Susp. B2)
@ Hickory,
2:00 p.m.
TBD and Guilbeau (2-1, 4.73) vs.
TBD and Palumbo (6-3, 2.27)
Auburn Lost, 6-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Ramirez (3-1, 5.04) vs.
Meyer (1-4, 6.75)


Buffalo 3 Syracuse 1
• Espino 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Grace (L, 1-3) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Ramsey 1-3, RBI
• Martinson 1-3

Buffalo went deep twice to account for all three runs as they tripled up Syracuse, 3-1 to even the series at 1-1. Paolo Espino gave up a solo shot in the 2nd and five hits total over six frames with one walk and six whiffs. Matt Grace surrendered the winning two-run HR in the 7th and gave up three hits total over two innings to lose for the third time. Matt Grace broke up the perfect game bid in the 5th with a leadoff single and scored on Caleb Ramsey’s two-out safety. Ramsey went to third on Jason Martinson’s single but the two were left on when Zach Collier couldn’t make it back-to-back-to-back hits. The Chiefs threatened again in the 6th with a Christopher Bostick leadoff walk and a Michael Taylor single but that was it as the Bisons relievers set down the final 11 Chiefs in order. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino recalled to Washington; C Brian Jeroloman reassigned from Harrisburg.

Hartford 5 Harrisburg 3 – GAME ONE
• Whiting (L, 0-3) 3⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 4K, HR(GS)
• N. Lee 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Soto 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 2-3, R, HR, 2RBI

The Yard Goats slammed Boone Whiting for four in 3rd as they took the opener from the Sens, 5-3. Whiting allowed all five Hartford runs on eight hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds. He fanned four while losing his third AA game. Nick Lee stranded two in the 4th and retired three of the five batters he faced on strikes. Veterans Neftali Soto and Kevin Keyes powered the Harrisburg offense as they combined to go 4-for-6 with two runs scored, a double (Soto), a homer (Keyes) and three RBI.

Harrisburg 2 Hartford 0 – GAME TWO
• Blackmar (W, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• DeFratus (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Stevenson 1-3, 2B, SB

Two Sens pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout for 2-0 win to split the doubleheader. Mark Blackmar allowed all four hits and both walks over the first six to earn the win while Justin DeFratus pitched a 1-2-3 seventh with two whiffs for his first save with Harrisburg. Kevin Keyes drove in both Senators runs with another two-run homer.

Potomac 4 Carolina 1
• Bacus (W, 1-2) 5IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Spann (H, 2) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Mendez (SV, 6) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 3-1 IR-S
• Marmolejos 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB
• Abreu 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI

Potomac survived a scare in the 9th to take its second straight from Carolina, 4-1. Dakota Bacus returned to the rotation and pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven for his first C.L. win of ’16. Matt Spann followed with two more goose eggs. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez couldn’t complete the shutout bid and left ’em loaded for Gilberto Mendez, who walked the first batter he faced to lose the shutout but struck out the second to earn the save. Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos extended his hit streak to seven (on-base to 10) with a single, double, and two walks to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 3 Hickory 0 – SUSP.

The Suns scored in each of the first two innings before the rains came and suspended this one. They’ll complete it this afternoon at 2 p.m. then play a seven-inning game at the previously scheduled time of 6 p.m. Roster moves: IF Grant DeBruin activated from the 3-Day TIL.

West Virginia 6 Auburn 2
• Davis 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Simonds (BS, 1; L, 0-2) 2IP, 4H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 3K, WP, HBP
• Perkins 1-2, 2R, HR, RBI, 2BB
• Banks 1-2, RBI, BB, 2SB

West Virginia scored twice in the 8th and three times in the 9th to turn a 2-1 deficit into 6-2 win over Auburn. Weston Davis started and pitched five scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks while striking out four in a no-decision. The loss went to Kyle Simonds with five runs allowed (two earned) on four hits and a walk with three whiffs. Blake Perkins scored both Doubledays runs, including a solo shot in the 3rd that gave Auburn an early 1-0 lead. Ryan Ripken led the hit column with a pair of singles while Nick Banks singled, walked, and stole two bases.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (6-9, 3.62) vs.
Copeland (0-1, 6.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2
(10 inn.)
@ Hartford,
1:05 p.m.
Blackmar (1-1, 4.50) or
Mapes (10-6, 3.30) and
TBD vs. Wade (1-2, 4.69) and
C. Hernandez (5-7, 5.19)
Potomac Won, 10-2 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (0-2, 4.18) vs.
Beech (2-4, 4.26)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-5 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
Bourque (3-4, 6.13) vs.
Swanson (6-4, 3.52)
Auburn Won, 3-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
W. Davis (2-2, 2.63) vs.
Escobar (3-2, 3.20)


Syracuse 5 Buffalo 3
• Cole (W, 7-7) 7IP, 8H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 6K
• Martin (SV, 20) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Skole 2-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-4, R, 2B, BB
• den Dekker 1-3, R

The Chiefs managed not to ruin A.J. Cole’s seven strong innings as they took a 5-0 lead and held on for a 5-3 win over the Bison. Cole evened up his won-loss record at 7-7 with two runs let in on eight hits and a walk while striking out six. Koda Glover whiplashed through the 8th with a HR allowed for the hold while Rafael Martin got the tying run to the plate with a two-out walk but rolled a groundout to earn his 20th save. Matt Skole powered the Syracuse offense with a single, walk, and a two-run home run followed by Jason Martinson, who went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored.

Hartford 3 Harrisburg 2 (10 inn.)
• Long 6IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Brinley (L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• Ballou 2-4, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Stevenson 1-4, R, BB, SB

Harrisburg was no-hit for seven and 2/3rds innings before Isaac Ballou’s two-out, two-run triple tied things at 2-2. Alas, it was the closest Harrisburg would get as Hartford turned a leadoff walk into the game-winner for a 3-2 victory in the 10th. Jaron Long started and turned in a quality start of two runs allowed on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Ryan Brinley suffered the loss, his second, as he gave up the aforementioned base-on-balls and a two-out single. That might have been tying run had Andrew Stevenson not been thrown out at the plate trying to score on Ballou’s two-out single in the top of the 10th.

Potomac 10 Carolina 2
• Williams (W, 2-3) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Thomas 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, HBP
• Schrock 3-4, R, BB, HR, 4RBI, CS
• Marmolejos 2-4, 2R, 3B, BB
• Read 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI, SB

Austen Williams won his second straight start while the P-Nats hooked the Mudcats, 10-2 in the series opener. Williams gave up both Carolina runs on six hits and three walks and struck out five. Justin Thomas closed out the game with two scoreless innings. Max “For Those About To” Schrock went 3-for-4 with two singles, a walk, and a homer and drove in four. Dale Carey also went deep, while Jose Marmolejos (triple) and Raudy Read (double) connected for extra bases as Potomac marched to a 14-hit parade. Roster moves: RHP Dakota Bacus activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP Trey Lambert released.

Hagerstown 9 Hickory 5
• Baez 4⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR, HBP
• Howell (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-2 IR-S
• Pantoja 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Agustin 4-4, R, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Wiseman 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 4RBI
• Page 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

Hagerstown got to the Hickory bullpen in the 8th, putting up the decisive four-spot in a 9-5 victory. Joan Baez was sent packing in the 5th as he was charged with all five Crawdad runs on seven hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. Jacob Howell let in both inherited runners while getting the last two outs of the 5th but then pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Telmito Agustin and Rhett Wiseman both reached base four times and combined for six RBI as the Suns scorched Crawdad pitchers for 14 hits total.

Auburn 3 West Virginia 2
• Mills 5IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Acevedo (BS, 1; W, 1-3) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, WP, 2-1 IR-S
• Brandt 1-2, SAC, 2RBI
• Ripken 1-3, RBI

Clayton Brandt’s single over a drawn-in IF plated the decisive run as the Doubledays edged the Black Bears, 3-2. McKenzie Mills (5IP) and Nick Conner (1IP) no-hit West Virginia for six innings but Nick Conner lost the no-no as he allowed a one-out single, then the shutout with the double that followed. A third straight hit chased him and Carlos Acevedo nearly escaped the jam with a whiff but a wild pitch tied the game. A two-base error to open the 7th and a grounder to the right side put the game-winner at third for Brandt, who delivered his second RBI of the night.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-5;
Lost, 4-2
@ Lehigh Valley,
11:35 a.m.
Voth (5-6, 3.45) vs.
Lively (4-4, 3.86)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0;
Won, 1-0
vs. New Hampshire,
12:00 p.m.
Valdez (3-2, 6.21) vs.
Dawson (6-4, 3.58)
Potomac Lost, 10-7 vs. Salem,
12:05 p.m.
Mayberry (2-1, 4.50) vs.
McGrath (4-4, 3.79)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-2 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 4-0;
Lost, 6-2
OFF DAY N/A

Sorry, gotta go short to cover all eight games north of Florida 🙁

Lehigh Valley 8 Syracuse 5 – GAME ONE
• Hill (L, 4-9) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 1K, 2HR
• Grace 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ramsey 2-3, BB
• Bostick 2-4, 2R, 3B
• Martinson 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI

Jason Martinson’s three-run HR in the 1st was erased in the 2nd as Taylor Hill gave up seven runs (and two more HR’s) during the inning and lost for the ninth time.

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 2 – GAME TWO
• Laffey (L, 4-4) 4⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Glover 1⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Bostick 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Lomardozzi 2-2, BB

Koda Glover couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead in the 5th as the Iron Pigs plated both of his inherited runners, then got an insurance run in the 6th for a 4-2 win that swept the doubleheader.

New Hampshire 1 Harrisburg 0 – GAME ONE
• Brady (L, 2-5) 7IP, 8H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Ballou 3-3, SB
• Bautista 1-3

Both pitchers went the distance, but New Hampshire got a solo HR in the 6th and made it stand up for a 1-0 shutout.

Harrisburg 1 New Hampshire 0 – GAME TWO
• Simms 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Suero (W, 3-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 3-3
• Perez 2-3, R, HR, RBI

In the nightcap, a solo HR also decided it but in the final AB, courtesy of Stephen Perez to give Harrsiburg a 1-0 win and split the doubleheader.

Salem 10 Potomac 7
• Crownover 5IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, 2HR
• Orlan (BS, 4; L, 5-4) 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K, HR
• Schrock 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Marmolejos 2-5, R
• Davidson 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

The longball was also the story in Woodbridge where the Red Sox outhomered the P-Nats 4-2 to win 10-7.
Roster moves: C Matt Reistetter activated from the 7-Day DL; OF Victor Robles placed on the 7-Day DL (both moves backdated 7/25).

Charleston 10 Hagerstown 2
• Rodriguez (L, 7-7) 4IP, 6H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 2HR
• Rivera 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Sagdal 2-4, 2-2B
• Ruiz 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Ditto in Hagerstown where the RiverDogs got four to the Suns’ one in a 10-2 smackdown in the series finale.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Watson (L, 1-2) 3IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Howard 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Perkins 0-2, BB

The Crosscutters’ Ranger Suarez went through Doubledays’ lineup like a, um, buzzsaw as he threw a seven-inning no-hitter to win, 4-0.

Williamsport 6 Auburn 2 – GAME TWO
• Dunning 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Fuentes (L, 1-1) 3IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ripken 1-2, SF, RBI, SB
• Brandt 1-3, RBI

Willamsport rallied for four in the 6th as they swept the doubleheader with a 6-2 win.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-0 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (4-8, 4.25)
Ja. Thompson (9-5, 2.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 vs. New Hampshire,
7:00 p.m.
Brady (2-4, 4.14) vs.
Greene (2-2, 5.06)
Potomac Won, 7-6 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (5-3, 3.45) vs.
Ball (5-4, 3.89)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Charleston,
2:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 4.67) vs.
Morris (6-2, 2.64)
Auburn Lost, 2-1
(11 inn.)
@ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (1-1, 1.86)
Suarez, R (3-0, 2.56)


Syracuse 6 Rochester 0
• R. Lopez (W, 2-0) 9IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 7K, HBP
• Martinson 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-4, 2B
• Goodwin 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Reynaldo Lopez struck out seven, walked none, and shut out Rochester on four hits in a 6-0 Syracuse win that broke a four-game losing streak. Lopez needed just 99 pitches to clip the RedWings as he went nine innings for the first time in his career. Jason Martinson singled, doubled, and homered and drove in two while Adrian Sanchez singled and doubled to lead the Syracuse offense, which surpassed five runs scored for just the fourth time in July. Roster moves: RHP Lucas Giolito recalled to Washington; RHP Koda Glover optioned from Washington.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 2
• Blackmar (L, 1-1) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Brinley 1IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Bautista 3-4
• Difo, Ballou 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Senators couldn’t complete the four-game sweep as the Squirrels flew past them, 6-2 in the series finale. Mark Blackmar was charged with four runs on eight hits over five innings to take the loss. He walked two and struck out six in his second start for Harrisburg. Isaac Ballou homered with the bases empty with two out in the 4th while Wilmer Difo led off the 6th with a circle clout as the Sens were held to seven hits and one walk on the afternoon.

Potomac 7 Winston-Salem 6
• Spann 4⅔ IP, 9H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• M. Sanchez (W, 4-0) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Mendez (SV, 5) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Read 3-5, R, 2RBI, CS, PB(15)
• Schrock 2-5, R
• Keller 2-5, R, 2B

Potomac was able to take all five games from Winston-Salem with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Matt Spann started but was dinged for runs in all but one inning he began, as he gave up five runs on nine hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds for the no-decision. The P-Nats ‘pen stranded all six inherited runners and combined for four and 1/3rd innings of one-run ball. Mario Sanchez earned the win (#4), R.C. Orlan the hold (#5), and Gilberto Mendez the save (#5). Raudy Read led the P-Nats 11-hit parade with three singles, a run scored, and two RBI, followed by Max “For Those About To” Schrock and Alec Keller who both scored a run and went 2-for-5.

Hagerstown 3 Charleston 2
• J. Ross 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bourque (W, 3-4) 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Walby (SV, 4) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• DeBruin 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Page 1-3, 2B, RBI

The Suns put up a three-spot in the 4th and the originally scheduled starter made it stand up for a 3-2 victory over the RiverDogs. Joe Ross turned in three scoreless innings to begin his rehab tour. After Sammy Solis served up a solo shot in his inning of work, James Bourque provided four innings of one-run relief to earn the win, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out three. Grant DeBruin and Matthew Page both doubled while going 1-for-3 and combined for all three Hagerstown RBI. Roster moves: RHP Joe Ross assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; LHP Sammy Solis reassigned from Potomac for MLB rehab.

Williamsport 2 Auburn 1 (11 inn.)
• Simonds 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Reid 5IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Conner (L, 1-2) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K
• Barrera 2-5, R, 2B
• Noll 2-4, RBI

Williamsport broke up the Star Trek convention with a one-out solo HR in the 8th, Auburn got it back in the 9th, but the Crosscutters prevailed 2-1 in the 11th. Kyle Simonds got the start and threw four scoreless, with one hit, no walks, and three whiffs. Jonny Reid went the next five, giving up the one run on the one hit (see above), also sans bases-on-balls and a trio of K’s for an impressive NYPL debut. Tres Barrera doubled, took third on a grounder to second, and scored on Jake Noll’s single to right to tie it up. Nick Conner worked around two walks in the 10th, but the Crosscutters cashed in his third free pass with a sacrifice, a grounder to the right side, and an infield single to win it in the 11th.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-0 vs Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
Lopez (1-0, 3.27) vs.
Dean (3-5, 5.03)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 vs. Richmond,
1:30 p.m.
Blackmar (1-0, 2.57) vs.
Suarez (3-6, 5.14)
Potomac Won, 6-2;
Won, 3-2
vs. Winston-Salem,
6:00 p.m.
Spann (2-1, 3.09) vs.
Banks (4-2, 6.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-10 vs. Charleston,
2:05 p.m.
Rosa (1st Low-A start) vs.
J. Ross (MLB Rehab)
Auburn Won, 8-4 @ Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
W. Davis (2-2, 2.63)
Romero (0-0, 5.87)


Rochester 11 Syracuse 0
• Espino (L, 6-9) 4IP, 10H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Long 4IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Ramsey 3-4
• Bostick 2-4

The RedWings hit ’em early, hit ’em hard, and hit ’em late while the Chiefs did not as Rochester shut out Syracuse, 11-0. Paolo Espino threw in-game BP for six runs on ten hits and a walk over four innings and somehow struck out three to lose for the ninth time. Caleb Ramsey singled three times, Chris Bostick singled twice, and Matt Skole drew a walk. The rest of the lineup combined for two additional singles while Jason Martinson reached on an error to round out the nine runners left on base.

Harrisburg 6 Richmond 3
• Mapes (W, 10-6) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K, HBP
• DeFratus (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Kieboom 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Bautista 2-4
• Ward 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

Drew Ward and Spencer Kieboom both homered in the middle innings to break a 3-3 tie as Harrisburg took its third straight and won for the 9th time in 10 games vs. Richmond, 6-3. Tyler Mapes “only” went six innings and allowed three runs on six hits and four walks, but rolled three double plays to win his organizational-leading 10th game. New guy Justin De Fratus tossed two scoreless for the hold while Andrew Robinson cordero’d around two walks in the 8th to earn the save. The Senators collected nine hits total and drew five walks, with Rafael Bautista, Kieboom, Ward, Wilmer Difo, and Shawn Pleffner each reaching base twice. Roster moves: LHP Nick Lee outrighted from Washington.

Potomac 6 Winston-Salem 2 – GAME ONE
• Williams (W, 1-3) 7IP, 11H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Mejia 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Schrock 1-2, R, BB
• Read 1-3, 2B, 2RBI

Austen Williams scattered 11 hits over seven innings as the P-Nats took the opener, 6-2. Williams struck out three and walked none while finally earning a win for Potomac. Ryan Zimmerman smacked a three-run HR in the 1st while Bryan Mejia took one out in the 4th as Potomac made the most of its six hits three walks.

Potomac 3 Winston-Salem 2 – GAME TWO
• Lambert 4⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Holland (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Keller 2-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• Marmolejos 2-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

Jose “Orange” Marmolejos sliced a single to center to walk off Potomac in the nightcap for a 3-2 victory and a doubleheader sweep. The 2015 Minor League Player of the Year also pealed one over the right field wall for his 11th HR of the year. Trey Lambert made the spot start and pitched into the 5th, giving up both Winston-Salem runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five. Neil Holland got the win in relief as he stranded a runner and allowed just one hit over the final two and 2/3rds innings.

Charleston 14 Hagerstown 10
• Avila (L, 7-7) 1⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 2K, HR
• Rivera 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Encarnacion 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, RBI, SB(15)
• Gutierrez 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Page 2-5, R, 2B, 3RBI

The Suns got a field goal in the 4th and a touchdown in the 5th but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early 7-0 deficit as the RiverDogs won, 14-10. Pedro Avila might be showing signs of fatigue as the 19-y.o. had his worst start in his first long season with six runs charged to him on five hits and four walks over just an inning and 2/3rds. Everybody hit for Hagerstown (11 total) but all but one whiffed, too (12). Randy Encarnacion, the only Suns batter not to strike out, paced the offense with a single, a walk, and a home run while he stole his 15th base.

Auburn 8 State College 4
• Ramirez (W, 3-1) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Held (H, 1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Noll 3-3, 2R, 2B, SF, RBI
• Panaccione 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Sundberg 2-5, RBI

Auburn finally beat State College, 8-4. Yonathan Ramirez earned his third “W” with five innings of one-run ball on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Sam Held got the hold with three scoreless innings. Nick Banks was the beer man in the Doubledays’ 12-hit parade, which Jake Noll led with two singles, a double, and a sac fly, followed by Paul Panaccione, who went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Roster moves: LHP Jonny Reid promoted from the GCL.

GCL Update
J.D. Martin was smoked like a cheap cigar on Friday to end a five-game win streak for the G-Nats, who still lead the GCL East by two games over the G-Cards. Seventeen-year-old Juan Soto has cooled off some (.195BA in last 10G), but still sports an .844 OPS in 20 games. Among the age-appropriate pitchers, Jonny Reid has gone 2-1` with a line of 1.72/3.15/0.70 in six appearances, totaling 15⅔ IP, which has earned him a bump up to the NYPL.

DSL Update
The D-Nats gave the D-Angels hell with an eight-run 9th yesterday to win for the second time last week, 12-9. Pitching remains the team’s strength, as they rank 11th in the 42-team league in runs allowed. Hitting? Well, there are two teams in the DSL who have scored fewer runs…

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (6-8, 3.25) vs.
Wheeler (6-2, 2.75)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Richmond,
6:00 p.m.
Mapes (9-6, 3.24) vs.
Beede (5-5, 3.00)
Potomac Won, 9-8 vs. Winston-Salem,
5:00 p.m.
Williams (0-3, 4.91) and
Lambert (0-0, 4.63) vs.
Thompson (1-0, 6.55) and
K. Valerio (3-3, 4.70)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-1 vs. Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Avila (7-6, 2.73) vs.
Gomez (2-1, 2.83)
Auburn Lost, 10-8 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 5.85)
Williams (4-1, 2.45)

Late start + LNIW = abbreviated writeups to get this out before 10:30 a.m.
Rochester 3 Syracuse 1
• Cole (L, 6-7) 8IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 8K, 2HR
• Martinson 1-3, 2B
• Goodwin 1-4, 2B, RBI

A.J. Cole pitched a complete-game loss while the Syracuse offense remains woeful. Brian Goodwin extended his hit streak to six games and broke up the shutout with an RBI double in the 1st. Roster move: J.D. Martin assigned to GCL for MiLB rehab.

Harrisburg 2 Richmond 1
• Whiting 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 1K
• Simms (W, 7-4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Benincasa (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Soto 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Ballou 0-1, R, BB, SF, RBI

Shawn Pleffner’s pinch-hit RBI single in the 7th snapped a 1-1 tie as the Senators doubled up the Flying Squirrels again, 2-1.
Roster move: RHP Justin De Fratus assigned from Washington (MLFA, released on 7/14 by Texas).

Potomac 9 Winston-Salem 8
• Mayberry 7IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Thomas (BS, 1) ⅓ IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR(GS), HBP
• Estevez (W, 2-4) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Vettleson 4-5, 2R, 2HR, 6RBI
• Carey 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB

Drew Vettleson had a career game Last Night in Woodbridge.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis assigned from Washington on MLB rehab.

Columbia 4 Hagerstown 1
• Baez (L, 6-7) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 6K, 2WP
• Johansen ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Gutierrez 1-3, BB

Hagerstown dropped its second straight to the Fireflies, who lit up Jacob Howell for two in the 8th en route to a 4-1 win.

State College 10 Auburn 8
• Bogucki 2IP, 8H, 9R, 9ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, HBP, 2WP
• Fuentes 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Banks 5-6, R, 3RBI
• Ripken 4-5, R, BB, 2RBI
• Johnson 3-5, 3R

Doubledays pounded out 21 hits and scored eight runs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 9-0 deficit after two innings as the Spikes won again, 10-8.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-1 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (6-6, 4.53) vs.
Berrios (9-4, 2.42)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 vs. Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Whiting (0-2, 5.63)
Coonrod (2-1, 3.90)
Potomac Won, 4-2 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Mayberry (2-1, 5.09) vs.
Stephens (4-7 3.76)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 vs. Columbia,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (6-6, 4.44) vs.
Church (3-0, 0.42)
Auburn Lost, 7-4 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Bogucki (0-2, 6.00) vs.
Farinaro (4-0, 5.19)


Rochester 6 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 5-6) 5⅓ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K, 2HR
• Laffey 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Lombardozzi 2-3, R
• Goodwin 2-4, 2B, RBI

The Chiefs’ offensive woes continued in a 6-1 loss to the Redwings. Austin Voth was stung for four runs in the first inning and all six Rochester runs on eight hits and three walks over five and 1/3rd innings. He struck out two while taking his sixth loss. Aaron Laffey stranded a pair of baserunners and locked down the Redwings the rest of the way, but as aforementioned, so did Rochester’s Andrew Albers. Brian Goodwin’s RBI double in the 6th plated Steve Lombardozzi to prevent a shutout as the two combined for four of the six (6) hits mustered by the Syracuse batters. Roster move: Austin Voth activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 4 Richmond 2
• Valdez (W, 3-2) 7IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Robinson (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 3-4, RBI
• Perez 2-3, R, HR, RBI (10G on-base streak)

After walking 13 in his last two starts, totaling seven and 2/3rds innings, Phillips Valdez walked none in seven innings last night. Perhaps not coincidentally, he and Harrisburg won, 4-2. Valdez allowed both Richmond runs on eight hits and struck out four as he went seven innings for the first time in eight AA starts. Wander Suero and Andrew Robinson both turned in a scoreless inning to earn the hold and save, respectively. Rafael Bautista singled three times and drove in a run while Stephen Perez singled and homered to lead the Senators’ ten-hit parade.

Potomac 4 Winston-Salem 2
• Crownover (W, 1-4) 6+ IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 7K
• Mendez (SV, 4) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Lowery 1-4, 2B, RBI

Likewise, Matthew Crownover kept the ball down and in the zone and good things happened as the P-Nats doubled up the Dash, 4-2. Crownover won for the first time in nine A+ starts and went a career-long six-plus innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks and striking out seven (also a career high). Gilberto Mendez recovered from two rocky outings on the road to notch his fourth save. Alec Keller singled twice and drove in two while Jake Lowery doubled once and drove in one to lead the regulars. Roster move: 1B Ryan Zimmerman assigned from Washington on MLB rehab; went 2-for-4 with a double and actually ran full speed on the latter.

Columbia 6 Hagerstown 1
• Rodriguez (L, 7-6) 3⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• Hearn 3⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 6K, 3-0 IR-S
• Reetz 2-4, R, PB(10), PO at 3B
• La Bruna 1-2, 3B, BB, RBI

Hagerstown’s seven-game win streak came to end with a 6-1 loss to Columbia. Jefry Rodriguez threw 70 pitches over three and a 1/3rd innings and let in four runs on four hits and three walks in his sixth loss of the season. Taylor Hearn came in with the bases loaded and left ’em that way, then allowed one unearned run over the next three innings. The Suns offense didn’t respond, managing just one run on five hits total. Jakson Reetz singled with one out and scored the lone Suns run on an Angelo La Bruna triple with two outs in the 5th; the two were the only Hagerstown batters to reach base twice.

State College 7 Auburn 4
• Acevedo 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K, 0HR, 3HBP
• Howard (BS, 1; L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 0K
• Noll 4-4
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, SB

The Spikes continued their domination of the Doubledays with a 7-4 win, the fourth straight win by State College over Auburn. Carlos Acevedo started and got the no-decision with five innings of one-run ball on one hit, two walks, and three hit batsman. Hayden Howard came in with a 4-1 lead and left with a 5-4 deficit as the Spikes scored four against him in the 6th and 7th innings for the blown-save-loss. Jake Noll singled four times to improve his BA to .333 in 11 games since his callup from the GCL while Blake Perkins went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base to pace the Auburn offense. Roster move: OF Darryl Florentino demoted to the GCL Nationals.

Anderson Franco Sighting
As noted in the comments, 3B watchlister Anderson Franco made his first appearance in the GCL, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. A full explanation from the Nationals was released on June 31st.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-3 vs. Gwinnett,
12:00 p.m.
Hill (4-8, 4.46) vs.
Kelly (2-5, 3.90)
Harrisburg Won, 5-2 @ Erie,
12:05 p.m.
Brady (2-3, 3.77) vs.
Lewicki (0-2, 5.02)
Potomac Lost, 1-0
(11 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Columbia,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (1-1, 4.93) vs.
Shaw (4-6, 4.87)
Auburn Lost, 9-1 OFF DAY N/A


Syracuse 4 Gwinnett 3
• Giolito (W, 1-0) 6⅔ IP, 7H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K
• Harper (H, 3) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Ramsey 2-4. 2B, 2RBI
• Skole 2-4, RBI

Lucas Giolito pitched into the 7th in his AAA debut while the Chiefs’ bullpen staggered through the 9th for a 4-3 win. The 22-y.o. northpaw struck out seven and had a shutout for six innings before giving up one run in the 7th, finishing with seven hits and two walks allowed over six and 2/3rds innings. Bryan Harper stranded two in the 7th and pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold. Despite needing just 14 pitches to get four outs, Harper was lifted in favor of Rafael Martin who was awarded a save despite coughing up two runs on two hits, including a two-run home run (No. 7 in 37IP). Caleb Ramsey, Brian Goodwin, and Matt Skole combined for six hits, two doubles, and three RBI to lead the Syracuse offense. Roster move: RHP Reynaldo Lopez added to Washington 40-man roster.

Harrisburg 5 Erie 2
• Blackmar (W, 1-0) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HBP
• Benincasa (S, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Difo 3-4, R, CS
• Ward 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Stevenson 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

Harrisburg posted a picket fence in the first three innings and cruised to a 5-2 victory over Erie. Mark Blackmar made his return to AA with seven innings of two-run ball on six hits and a walk to get the “W,” while Robert Benincasa recorded his first save since 8/27/14 with two scoreless innings to close out the game. Drew Ward and Andrew Stevenson both connected for their first AA home runs (both solo) while going 2-for-4 as the Senators collected 11 hits total, with Wilmer Difo leading the way with three singles. Roster moves: RHP Abel De Los Santos claimed on waivers by Cincinnati.

Salem 1 Potomac 0 (11 inn.)
• Fedde 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Mendez (L, 2-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Keller 1-3, BB
• 0-2 RISP, 4LOB, 11K

Erick Fedde is not allowed to hit until the next level, so he couldn’t help his own cause as Salem broke up the Star Trek convention on the Lewis-Gale field scoreboard with a single run in the 11th for a 1-0 win vs. Potomac in the series finale. Fedde pitched six scoreless innings with five hits and one walk allowed while fanning five for a no-decision, his sixth in 14 starts. Gilberto Mendez took the loss as the Red Sox got to him again for an earned run on two hits over the final inning and a 1/3rd. Alec Keller was the sole P-Nat to reach base twice (single, walk) as the lineup produced just four hits and two walks. Roster moves: RHP Neil Holland demoted from Harrisburg (MiLB rehab at GCL ended).

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Hagerstown returns to Western Maryland for a seven-game homestand riding a six-game winning streak as they host Columbia (neé Savannah) for three and Charleston for four.

Mahoning Valley 9 Auburn 1
• Mills (L, 3-2) ⅔ IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Harmening 4⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, 1-1 IR-S
• Johnson 3-4, 3B, SB(5)
• Kerian 1-3, R, HR, RBI

The Scrappers chased McKenzie Mills with five runs in the 1st as they took the game, 9-1 and the series, 2-1 from the Doubledays. Mills retired just two of seven batters faced, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out one. Russell Harmening let in one inherited runner and one run of his own over the next four and a 1/3rd innings, but it was for naught as the Auburn offense was mostly AWOL – two singles and a triple from Dan Johnson, David Kerian with a solo homer in the 3rd to break up the shutout. Roster move: RHP Samuel Held reassigned from the GCL Nationals.