Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 3.00) vs.
Haynes (1-0, 4.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-3 @ Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Williams (0-2, 10.57) vs.
C. Lee (2-0, 3.65)
Potomac Won, 5-2 @ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (2-1, 7.36) vs.
Lovvorn (0-3, 5.54)
Hagerstown Won, 6-5 vs. Hickory,
6:05 p.m.
A. Lee (1-0, 1.80) vs.
W. Benjamin (1-0, 1.00)


Syracuse 4 Lehigh Valley 3
• Hill 4⅔ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 7K, HR
• De Los Santos (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Martinson 1-2, R, 3B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Goodwin 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

Jason Martinson’s two-run triple in the bottom of the 5th answered Lehigh Valley’s volley in the top half of the inning while the Syracuse bullpen locked it down for a 4-3 win. Starter Taylor Hill got the no-decision with all three RailRider runs allowed on five hits, capped by a two-run homer and his fourth and fifth walks before he was given the hook with two outs in the 5th. Abel De Los Santos stranded both runners and pitched a scoreless 6th for the win. Martinson also walked twice and scored a run to lead he Chiefs’ five-hit, four-walk offense.

Bowie 6 Harrisburg 3
• Giolito 4+ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K, 81-48 P-K
• Bacus (BS, 2; L, 1-1) 2IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 1K, HBP
• Collier 2-4, R, 2B
• Dykstra 1-3, BB

The Sens ‘pen couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead as the BaySox struck for five runs in the middle innings en route to a 6-3 win. Lucas Giolito labored through four innings and gave up two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out just two. The blown-save-loss went to Dakota Bacus, who was knifed by Bowie batters for four runs on four hits and three walks over two innings. Veteran Zach Collier singled and doubled and scored a run to lead Harrisburg’s nine-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Derek Self reassigned from Potomac.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 2
• Reyes (W, 1-2) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Orlan (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Mejia 3-4
• Stevenson 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Abreu 2-5, R, 2B

Unfortunately, Potomac cannot play in Wilmington for 140 games, but they’ve won all six at Frawley so far, including last night by a 5-2 score. Luis Reyes lost the shutout bid on a two-run blast off the bat of Ryan O’Hearn but won for the first time in three starts with six innings pitched and six hits and one walk allowed. He struck out two. R.C. Orlan pitched two scoreless for the hold (his second) while Koda Glover set the side down in order for the save (ditto). Bryan Mejia and Andrew Stevenson both had three hits to lead the P-Nats attack.

Hagerstown 6 Hickory 5
• DeRosier 5IP, 6H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 7K, HR
• Pantoja 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Peterson (W, 2-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Page 2-4, R, BB, HR, 3RBI
• Davidson 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Gutierrez 3-5, 2R

The Suns wasted no time in erasing a 5-3 deficit in the 9th as back-to-back singles by Max Schrock and Kelvin Gutierrez were followed by a three-run walkoff home run by Matthew Page for a 6-5 win over the Crawdads. The comeback gave Tommy Peterson his second win, as he matched fellow reliever Jorge Pantoja with two scoreless innings. Starter Matt DeRosier was ineffective, charged with all five Hickory runs on six hits and three walks over five innings, though he did set down seven on strikes. Cody Dent was the beer man in a 14-hit night by Hagerstown, with Page, Gutierrez, and Austin Davidson each reaching base three times. Roster move: RHP Mick VanVossen reassigned from Potomac.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
T. Hill (0-1, 1.64) vs.
C. Green (0-1, 1.32)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 @ Bowie,
7:05 p.m.
Giolito (0-1, 1.17) vs.
Bridwell (0-0, 6.48)
Potomac Won, 4-3;
Won, 3-0
@ Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-2, 6.52) vs.
Rodgers (1-0, 2.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 vs. Hickory,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-0, 2.70) vs.
Swanson (1-0, 0.00)


Lehigh Valley 10 Syracuse 2
• Cole (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 12H, 8R, 8ER, BB, 7K, HR, WP
• Grace 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ryan 2-4
• Sizemore 1-3, R, 2B, RBI

The IronPigs smelted A.J. Cole for eight runs and 12 hits en route to 10-2 win over the Chiefs. Cole walked one and struck out seven over four and 2/3rds while losing his first game. Veterans Brendan Ryan and Scott Sizemore went 2-for-4 and 1-for-3 respectively to account for half of the six (6) Syracuse hits. Roster moves: OF Tony Campana, RHP Taylor Jordan placed on 7-Day DL; 1B Nate Freiman released; OF Isaac Ballou, OF-1B Kevin Keyes, and RHP Abel De Los Santos reassigned from Harrisburg.

Bowie 6 Harrisburg 4
• Lopez 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, 2HR
• N. Lee (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Sanchez 2-3, 2B, RBI
• Bostick 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Harrisburg posted a picket fence in the first four innings but three Bowie homers knocked it down in a 6-4 loss. Reynaldo Lopez gave up two longballs, three runs, and five hits total over five innings. He walked two and struck out six. Nick Lee gave up the third BaySox deep fly in the 7th, a two-run shot that saddled him with the blown-save-loss. Christopher Bostick (homer) and Adrian Sanchez (double) were the only two Sens to reach base twice and connect for extra bases. Roster moves: OF Brendan Webb activated from 7-Day DL, reassigned from Potomac; IF Neftali Soto reassigned from XST.

Potomac 4 Wilmington 3 – GAME ONE
• Whiting (W, 3-0) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Self (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ward 3-3, 2R, 2-2B, HR, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, RBI

The Blue Rocks rallied for three in the bottom of the 6th but the P-Nats were able to answer in the top of the 7th and not give it right back for a 4-3 win in the opener. Boone Whiting earned the win with a quality start of three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. Derek Self got the save with a 1-2-3 seventh. Drew Ward homered for the third time in two weeks (vs. two months and two days in ’15) and doubled twice while Osvaldo Avreu singled twice to pace the Potomac attack.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 0 – GAME TWO
• Ross 4IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• VanVossen (W, 1-0) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Abreu 3-4, R, 3B, SB
• Stevenson 2-4, R, 3B, SB

The two newest Potomac pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout to complete the doubleheader sweep, 3-0. Greg Ross started and went the first four, allowing the four Wilmington hits while Mick VanVossen spun three perfect innings for the win. Andrew Stevenson and Osvaldo Abreu combined for five hits, each with a triple to lead the P-Nats offense. Roster move: RHP Greg Ross (no relation) assigned from Washington; RHP Mick VanVossen reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hickory 5 Hagerstown 4
• Baez (L, 0-2) 5IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, 2HBP, BK
• Guilbeau 4IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 3K
• Gutierrez 1-2, R, 3BB
• Wiseman 0-1, 3BB

Three Crawdad errors and nine walks enabled the Suns to score four times on just three hits, but it wasn’t enough in a 5-4 loss. Joan Baez got hooked for the loss with three runs let in on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out two and hit two batters. Taylor Guilbeau finished the game with four innings of two-run relief, though he gave up five hits and two walks. Kelvin Gutierrez and Rhett Wiseman both walked three times as Hagerstown left on 10 baserunners and was a dismal 1-for-14 with RISP.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2;
Lost, 5-4
vs. Lehigh Valley,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 2.57) vs.
Morgan (0-1, 4.22)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 @ Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Lopez (0-2, 4.09) vs.
Hess (0-1, 3.60)
Potomac Lost, 7-0 @ Wilmington,
5:05 p.m.
Whiting (2-0, 5.40) and TBD vs.
Goudeau (1-1, 7.27) and
Staumont (0-1, 2.35)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 vs. Hickory,
6:05 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 7.71) vs. TBD


Lehigh Valley 3 Syracuse 2 – GAME ONE
• Espino (L, 0-1) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 6K, WP
• Davis 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Turner 3-4, R, SB(5)
• Goodwin 1-3, RBI

Syracuse put up two in the 3rd, Lehigh Valley answered with three in the 4th and that’s how it finished in the opener. Starter and losing pitcher Paolo Espino gave up all three IronPig runs on four hits. He walked none and fanned six. Trea Turner went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored while Brian Goodwin went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Chiefs managed just six hits total.

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 4 – GAME TWO
• Laffey 3IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Martin (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Turner 2-4, R, SB
• Freiman 2-3, R, 2B

The IronPigs completed the doubleheader sweep with a four-run 7th that turned a 4-1 Chiefs lead into a 5-4 Chiefs loss. Rafael Martin retired just two of eight batters faced and gave up four long hits, including a three-run HR, while walking two to rack up the blown save and loss. Aaron Laffey started and scattered five hits over three scoreless innings with no walks and two whiffs. Trea Turner did nothing to stop the drumbeat for his callup with two more hits, another run, and another stolen base.

Harrisburg 4 Altoona 2
• Mapes (W, 3-0) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR; 1-2
• De Los Santos (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Keyes 2-3, R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Perez 2-4

Tyler Mapes turned in another quality start while Harrisburg doubled up Altoona, 4-2. Mapes allowed both Curve runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two. Abel De Los Santos, Bryan Harper, and Dakota Bacus combined for three shutout innings to close out the game. Kevin Keyes walked once and doubled twice to lead the Sens offense, which racked up 11 hits and three walks total.
Roster moves: RHP Andrew Robinson reassigned from Potomac; LHP Robert Fish released.

Lynchburg 7 Potomac 0
• Fedde (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 9K, HR
• Self ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-4

The Hillcats completed the three-game sweep of the P-Nats with a 7-0 shutout in getaway matinee. Erick Fedde lost for the second time, giving up another home run and three runs total on three hits and four walks over five and 2/3rds innings. Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz peeled off two more hits to push his average to .378 (second-best in the Carolina League) but the Potomac offense was held to just six hits total and drew no walks.

Hagerstown 9 Lakewood 1
• Rodriguez (W, 2-1) 5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Pena 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, HBP
• Robles 3-4, 3R, 3B, HR, 3RBI, SB, HBP
• Tillero 2-3, R,
• Wiseman 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Victor Robles and Rhett Wiseman both went deep in Hagerstown’s four-run 4th that highlighted a 9-1 win over Lakewood. Jefry Rodriguez won his second game with the one Blue Claws run (unearned) on three hits with no walks and five K’s. Mariano Rivera III and Ronald Pena I followed with two scoreless innings apiece. Victor Robles was a double shy of the cycle and drove in three (see: HR, 4th) and scored three while Wiseman, Jorge Tillero, and Ian Sagdal had two hits apiece as every Suns batter reached base in the blowout.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
4:35 p.m.
Espino (0-0, 3.60) and
Laffey (1-0, 1.50) vs.
Ja. Thompson (0-2, 6.75) and
Roibal (0-0, 8.31)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Altoona,
12:00 p.m.
Mapes (2-0, 3.27) vs.
Eppler (1-0, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 8-6 (12 inn.) vs. Lynchburg,
10:35 a.m.
Fedde (0-1, 5.23) vs.
Merryweather (2-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 12-6 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (1-1, 4.32) vs.
Gilbert (0-1, 5.59)


Syracuse 3 Lehigh Valley 2
• Jordan 4⅔ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K
• Grace (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Solis (H, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Turner 1-4, R, 3B
• Skole 0-2, R, 2BB

A walk, balk, a groundout, and a sacrifice fly proved to be the difference as the Chiefs edged the IronPigs, 3-2. Taylor Jordan fell one out short of going the requisitive five innings as he was lifted with two outs and the bases loaded in the 5th. He let in both Lehigh Valley runs on eight hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds. Matt Grace got the win as he stranded three in the 5th and pitched a scoreless 6th. Sammy Solis followed with two scoreless for the hold while Rafael Martin retired the side in order in the 9th for the save. Trea Turner (triple) and Jason Martinson (double) connected for extra bases as Syracuse was limited to five hits and three walks (two by Matt Skole, who scored the gamewinning run).

Harrisburg 2 Altoona 1
• Simms (W, 1-1) 6IP, 5H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Suero (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ballou 3-4, 2B
• Keyes 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Kevin Keyes’s two-run HR in the bottom of the 1st was enough for Harrisburg’s pitchers to outduel Altoona’s, 2-1. John Simms got the win with six shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks, and striking out five. Wander Suero turned in two scoreless for the hold, his second, while J.C. Gutierrez cordero’ed his way through the 9th with a leadoff HR, a walk, and three strikeouts on a mere 32 pitches for the save. Isaac Ballou singled twice and doubled once to lead the Sens hit column, followed by Keyes, who also singled in the 5th for a 2-for-4 night.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 6 (12 inn.)
• Estevez 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Glover 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Thomas (L, 0-1) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K
• Abreu 3-6, 2R, 2B
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-5, R, 2-2B, BB, 2RBI
• Ward 2-5, 2RBI

Potomac fell to .500 with their fifth loss of the current homestand, dropping an 8-6 decision in extras to Lynchburg. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez went a season-high five innings but let in three runs on seven hits and no walks for the no-decision. The loss went to Justin Thomas with two runs allowed on a hit and two walks in his one inning of work. Osvaldo Abreu led the P-Nats’ 14-hit parade with a double and two singles, followed by Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos-Diaz and Drew Ward, with both corner IFs going 2-for-5 with 2RBI.

Hagerstown 12 Lakewood 6
• Avila 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Crownover (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Schrock 5-5, 3R, 2-2B, 5RBI, 2SB
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2R, BB
• Ripken 2-5, 2B, 4RBI

The Suns hitters covered for the Suns pitchers, outslugging the Blue Claws for a 12-6 win. Pedro Avila took Taylor Hearn’s turn in the rotation and got pinched for three runs on four hits over three innings. Matthew Crownover got the win in relief with three runs on seven hits and two walks over five innings. Max “For Those About To” Schrock went 5-for-5 with two doubles and two stolen bases to lead the Hagerstown offense. Roster moves: LHP Connor Bach reassigned to Auburn; RHP Pedro Avila reassigned from GCL Nationals.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Jordan (0-0, 0.82) vs.
Buchanan (0-0, 5.40)
Harrisburg Lost, 12-5 vs. Altoona,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Holmes (0-1, 6.30)
Potomac Lost, 9-6 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Lugo (1-0, 3.38)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
TBD vs. Kilome (0-2, 14.85)


Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 0-1) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K, 2HR
• Davis 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Severino 2-3, R, BB
• Ramsey 2-3, BB

The Iron Pigs went deep against Austin Voth twice while the Chiefs’ struggles in the clutch continued in a 5-1 loss. Starter and loser Voth allowed four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings. Syracuse tallied nine hits but went just 2-for-12 with RISP and hit into three double plays. Pedro Severino and Caleb Ramsey both went 2-for-3 with a walk with Severino scoring the lone Chiefs run. You’ll be shocked (no, you won’t) to learn Trea Turner was named I.L. Player of the Week for April 7-17.

Altoona 12 Harrisburg 5
• Williams (L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, 5H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• Lee 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 1-4, R, 2SB
• Keyes 1-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Bostick 1-4, R, RBI

Four runs in the bottom of the first? Pretty good. Eight runs given back in the top of the 2nd? Not so good. Harrisburg gave up double digits in the run column for the second straight game with a 12-5 loss to Altoona. Austen Williams took the brunt of the beating, charged with seven runs on five hits and a walk over an inning and 2/3rds to lose for the second time in as many starts. The Sens managed five runs on just five hits (four singles and a double) and two walks, but no batter reached base or scored more than once.

Wilmington 8 Potomac 3
• Valdez (L, 2-1) 4⅔ IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 5K, 2HBP, 2WP, BK
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Keller 3-4, 2R, SB
• Read 2-4, BB, RBI
• Stevenson 2-5, R, 3B, 3RBI

None of the Hillcats walked up to U2 or Thin Lizzy, but there was a whole lot of doublin’ last night at the Pfitz as the Hillcats outslugged the P-Nats, 9-6. Eight of Lynchburg’s 12 hits were two-baggers and all were hit hard. Philips Valdez was teed up for six of them and ten hits total over four and 2/3rds for the loss. He let in seven runs, walked two, hit two, and struck out five. Potomac took advantage of ten free passes to score six runs on just eight hits, highlighted by Andrew Stevenson’s three-run triple in the 4th.

Hagerstown 4 Lakewood 3
• Lee (W, 1-0) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Rivera (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, K
• Wiseman 2-4, R
• Dent 1-3, R, 3B, 2RBI

Hagerstown rallied for three in the 5th and one in the 6th and held on for 4-3 win over Lakewood. Andrew Lee finally got a “W” to show for his efforts, which was five innings of two-run ball on six hits and a walk with two whiffs. Mariano Rivera III walked three over two scoreless innings for the hold while Ronald Pena closed out the game with two innings pitched and a run given up on a solo HR in the 8th for the save. Cody Dent tripled in two and scored on a Victor Robles RBI single to highlight the 5th while Rhett Wiseman was the sole Sun to reach base twice with a pair of singles. Roster moves: OF Telmito Agustin placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Austin Davidson reassigned from XST. Agustin was apparently injured while stealing 2nd in Sunday’s loss to Delmarva.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Appel (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 14-2 vs. Reading,
1:30 p.m.
Williams (0-1, 3.00) vs.
Creasy (1-0, 4.91)
Potomac Lost, 8-3 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (2-0, 4.50) vs.
Brown (0-1, 7.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
A. Lee (1-0, 0.90) vs.
Gueller (0-0, 6.75)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Syracuse 1
• Hill 6IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
• Gott (L, 2-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• Goodwin 3-4, R, 3B
• Ramsey 3-4
• Campana 3-5

The Chiefs racked up 12 hits but could only drive in one as they fell to the RailRiders, 2-1 in the series finale. Taylor Hill started and let in one unearned run on three hits over six innings for a no-decision. The loss went to Trevor Gott as he gave up the gamewinner in the 8th on a hit and two walks. Brian Goodwin, Caleb Ramsey, and Tony Campana each had three hits with Goodwin scoring the lone run after a leadoff triple followed by a Pedro Severino double in the 7th.

Reading 14 Harrisburg 2
• Giolito (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 1ER, BB, 3K, 76-55 P-K
• Bacus 2⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Bautista 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4, 2B, RBI

Reading scored in three of four innings against Nats uberprospect Lucas Giolito as they destroyed Harrisburg, 14-2. Giolito gave up five runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk over three and 2/3rds innings. He was lifted after 76 pitches thrown, with 55 going for strikes. Tablesetters Rafael Bautista and Wilmer Difo combined for five hits and drove in both runs while the other seven batters went 1-for-24 with a walk and eight strikeouts.

Wilmington 8 Potomac 3
• Reyes (L, 0-2) 5⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, 3HBP
• Johansen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 2-3, 2R, 2-2B, BB
• Ward 2-3, R, BB, RBI

The wheels came off the bus (again) Sunday Afternoon In Woodbridge.

Delmarva 4 Hagerstown 3
• DeRosier 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Torres (L, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K
• Robles 3-5, 2RBI, SB
• Dent 2-4, R

The organizatonal sweep was made complete when the Suns’ rally in the 9th fell short, 4-3. Starter Matt DeRosier struck out seven over five innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits and no walks. Luis Torres was less effective, strafed for three runs on four hits over three innings to suffer the loss. Victor Robles singled three times, including a two-run hit in the 9th with two outs to cut the Delmarva lead to one, while Cody Dent singled twice to lead the Hagerstown offense.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-4 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
T. Hill (0-1, 3.60) vs.
Green (0-1, 2.35)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 vs. Reading,
1:30 p.m.
Giolito (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Asher (0-2, 5.40)
Potomac Won, 14-6 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Rodgers (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Won, 8-4 @ Delmarva,
2:05 p.m.
Peralta (0-1, 6.75) vs.
DeRosier (1-0, 3.60)


Syracuse 8 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4
• Cole 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K, WP, 61-34 P-K
• Laffey (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Turner 3-4, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, BB, SB
• Ramsey 2-4, R
• Skole 2-5, 2B, RBI

Syracuse dug out of an early 2-0 lead with a pair of crooked numbers in the 3rd and 4th innings and cruised to an 8-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Starter A.J. Cole lasted just two innings, pulled after 61 pitches with just 34 going for strikes as he was knocked for single runs in both frames on four hits and three walks while striking out two. Aaron Laffey led a quartet of relievers who held the RailRiders to two runs the rest of the way. Trea Turner was a triple shy of the cycle as he went 3-for-4 with 3RBI along with a walk and a stolen base to lead the Chiefs offense.

Reading 3 Harrisburg 1
• Lopez (L, 0-2) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, 2HR
• Sureo 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Kieboom 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Dykstra 1-2, BB

Spencer Kieboom’s 8th-inning leadoff homer broke up the shutout but the Senators were otherwise on recess on offense as the Fightins knocked ’em out, 3-1. Reynaldo Lopez took the loss, giving up two runs on two solo HRs and four hits total over six innings. He walked one and fanned five. Cutter Dykstra was the only Harrisburg batter to reach base twice (single, walk) as the Reading pitchers limited them to five hits and two walks total.

Potomac 14 Wilmington 6
• Whiting (W, 2-0) 5IP, 10H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 3K
• M. Sanchez (H, 1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos-Diaz 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 3RBI, SB
• Abreu 3-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, 4RBI
• Keller 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3B

The P-Nats jumped on the Blue Rocks for 13 hits and 14 runs Last Night In Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 8 Delmarva 4
• Baez 3IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K, 75-43 P-K
• Pantoja (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Peterson (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Sagdal 2-4, 3R, 3B, SB
• Page 2-5, 4RBI
• Gutierrez 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI

Hagerstown took its sixth straight as they doubled up Delmarva, 8-4. Starter Joan Baez allowed all four Shorebirds runs on five hits and three walks as he labored through three innings on 75 pitches. Newcomer Jorge Pantoja got the win with three scoreless innings of relief while Tommy Peterson finished the game with three perfect frames for the save. Ian Sagdal singled, tripled, and scored three runs while Matthew Page drove in four while going 2-for-5 to pace the Suns offense.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-3 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
4:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 0.00) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Won, 8-0 vs. Reading,
6:00 p.m.
Lopez (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Vasquez (1-0, 2.57)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Whiting (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Goudeau (1-0, 3.60)
Hagerstown Won, 1-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Alvarado (1-0, 0.00)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Syracuse 3
• Espino 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Runion (L, 0-1) 2IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, BB, K
• Ramsey 3-4, R, 2-2B
• Turner 3-5, R, 2B, RBI

The RailRiders scored four in the middle innings without an answer from the Chiefs until the 9th to hand Syracuse a 5-3 loss. Paolo Espino let in two on three hits, including a solo HR over five innings. He walked one and struck out five. Sam Runion suffered the loss with three runs allowed on five hits and a walk over two innings. Caleb Ramsey doubled twice and singled once while Trea Turner singled twice and doubled once to account for six of the eight Chiefs hits.

Harrisburg 8 Reading 0
• Mapes (W, 2-0) 6IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K; 1-1, SAC
• N. Lee 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, 4RBI
• Bostick 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2RBI

Dodgers Fans who didn’t show up until the 3rd inning missed out on all the action as Harrisburg made Reading illiterate with an eight-run 2nd and shut them out, 8-0. Eleven Sens came to bat during the inning, capped off by a Kevin Keyes grand slam, as the big Texan made the Fightins pay for issuing an intentional walk in front of him to load the bases. Tyler Mapes was none the worse for the long wait between innings as he spun six scoreless innings with just two hits and a walk given up and four whiffs to win for the second time in as many starts. Nick Lee and Abel De Los Santos completed the whitewash with three more shutout innings of relief. Christopher Bostick, Rafael Bautista, and Stephen Perez each had two hits while Pleffner walked three times total to lead the ten-hit, five-walk attack.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 3
• Fedde (L, 0-1) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 3HR
• Brinley 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Abreu 2-4, R, HR
• Read 1-4, 2B, RBI

Wilmington doubled up Potomac Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown 1 Delmarva 0
• Rodriguez (W, 1-1) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Guilbeau (SV, 1) 4IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Robles 1-3, R, BB
• Page 1-4, RBI

Two Suns pitchers combined to strike out 16 while shutting out the Shorebirds, 1-0. Jefry Rodriguez worked around five baserunners in five innings with nine whiffs to even his won-loss record at 1-1 for the season. Taylor Guilbeau followed with four strong innings of two-hit relief with seven K’s and no walks to earn the save. Victor Robles singled, took second on a wild pitch, and scored on Matthew Page’s two-out single for the game’s only run.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 (11 inn.) @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
Espino (8-6, 3.21 in ’15) vs.
Swarzak (0-1, 9.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-0 vs. Reading,
7:00 p.m.
Mapes (1-0, 7.20) vs.
Pinto (0-0, 4.50)
Potomac Lost, 6-3 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Tenuta (0-0, 5.79)
Hagerstown Won, 4-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Jones (0-0, 0.00)


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Syracuse 0
• Jordan 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Masset (L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Goodwin 2-4, 2B, BB
• Ramsey 1-3, BB

It was another walkoff last night, but it was the original meaning as the Chiefs reliever and fielders left the field as the losers after a two-out, two-run homer by Gary Sanchez of the RailRiders. Taylor Jordan nearly matched the efforts of Austin Voth of the day before with six shutout innings, no walks, and six K’s for the no-decision. Syracuse was limited to just four hits and five walks, with Brian Goodwin the only batter to connect for extra bases as he went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.

Reading 9 Harrisburg 0
• Simms (L, 0-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Harper 1⅓ P, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Difo 1-4, 2SB
• Pleffner 1-4

The wheels came off the bus in the 5th for Harrisburg when Reading put up a four-run frame to break open a 2-0 game as the Sens lost to the Fightins, 9-0. Starter John Simms rode the “L,” giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and a walk over five innings. Just five men reached base – no one twice – via three singles and two walks while the lineup fanned ten times. Wilmer Difo and Shawn Pleffner were the only two batters to reach third base, both with two outs, as Difo singled and stole second and third in the 4th while Pleffner singled and was pushed over by the third and final single of the night by Kevin Keyes in the 9th.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 2
• Estevez (L, 0-1) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Self 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Stevenson 1-2, 2BB
• Norfork 2-3, 2B, SF, RBI

Sloppy defense and poor baserunning didn’t help but the Blue Rocks pitchers were also dominant in a 6-2 win over Potomac. Starter Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez was ineffective, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks over four shaky innings as he took the loss. Khayyan Norfork singled, doubled, and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly while Andrew Stevenson singled and walked twice but the rest of the lineup was 2-for-23 with two walks.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 1
• Crownover (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, 0R, 2BB, 6K, HBP
• Bach (H, 1) 3IP, 0H, R, ER, 3BB, 5K
• Schrock 2-5, 2RBI, SB
• Gutierrez 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

The Suns scored once in 1st and twice in the 2nd and cruised to a 4-1 win over the Shorebirds. Matt Crownover spun five scoreless innings with two walks and five hits allowed while striking out six to get the “W.” Connor Bach followed with three shutout frames, though he walked three and fanned five for the hold. Max Schrock and Kelvin Gutierrez once again powered the Hagerstown offense, combining for four hits and three RBI on the night. Roster moves: LHP Taylor Hearn placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Jorge Pantoja reassigned from the GCL Nationals.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 (13 inn.) @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
Espino (8-6, 3.21 in ’15)vs.
Cloyd (0-0, 2.25)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Jannis (0-2, 5.54 in ’15)
Potomac Won, 7-4 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-0, 3.38) vs.
Fernandez (0-0, 2.08)
Hagerstown Won, 8-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (0-1, 10.80) vs.
C. Jones (0-0, 0.00)


Syracuse 3 Buffalo 2 (13 inn.)
• Voth 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Davis (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martinson 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Sizemore 2-6, BB, RBI

Jason Martinson homered in the 8th to tie while Scott Sizemore’s RBI single in the 13th sent the Chiefs fans home happy with a 3-2 win. Austin Voth baked a half-dozen donuts on the Syracuse scoreboard (hey, NBT and Dunkin’ – no free advert… aw, dammit) with six scoreless innings and just three hits allowed with no walks and six whiffs. Pedro Severino, along with Martinson and Sizemore, had two hits while Matt Skole and Brian Goodwin both walked twice to lead the Chiefs’ ten-hit, eight-walk effort.

Binghamton 5 Harrisburg 1
• Williams (L, 0-1) 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Lee 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Ballou 2-3, BB
• Kieboom 2-3, BB

Uh, oh – better call AAMCO for the Harrisburg offense, as they were able to get into 1st and 2nd gear but struggled in the clutch in a 5-1 loss to the B-Mets. The Sens left on ten men while collecting ten hits and five walks, led by Ike Ballou and Spencer Kieboom, as each man reached base three times with two singles and a walk. Austen Williams turned in a quality start of two runs on eight hits over six innings but suffered the loss. He struck out four and walked one.

Potomac 7 Lynchburg 4
• Valdez (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 6K, 2HR, WP
• Orlan (H, 1 ) 2IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Ward 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 2-2B, BB, SB

Potomac piled on five early and scored two late as they took the series finale from Lynchburg, 7-4. Phillips “Exxon” Valdez won for the second time in two starts, though with a Jack Morris line of four runs on seven hits, including two homers, and one walk over five innings. R.C. Orland and Koda Glover both spun two scoreless (and hitless) innings for the hold and save, respectively. Khayyan Norfork doubled twice and Drew Ward singled twice and both walked once to pace the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 8 Lakewood 0
• Hearn ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1BF
• Torres (W, 1-0) 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Rivera (H, 1) 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Schrock 4-4, 3R, BB
• Gutierrez 3-5, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Agustin 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

The Suns ‘pen answered the call for help early and turned in a combined two-hit shutout, 8-0. Starting pitcher Taylor Hearn was hurt (ankle) on a 3-1 putout of the first (and only) batter he faced. Luis Torres followed with three and 2/3rds of one-hit, two walk relief and was awarded the win, though Mariano Rivera III was a little bit better with four scoreless and just two baserunners allowed. Max “For Those About To” Schrock saluted the bench five times from first base as he walked once and singled four times while Kelvin Gutierrez singled once and doubled twice as the Hagerstown lineup pounded out 12 hits total.