|Syracuse||Won, 3-0||vs. Rochester,
|Bleier (5-1, 2.36) vs.
Darnell (3-1, 3.54)
|Harrisburg||Lost, 9-0||@ Richmond,
|Simms (2-2, 3.73) vs.
Biagini (9-6, 2.59)
|Potomac||Lost, 2-0||vs. Frederick,
|Mapes (4-2, 2.51) vs.
Hess (8-4, 2.78)
|Hagerstown||Won, 7-4||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Auburn||Lost, 9-8||vs. Mahoning Valley,
|J. Rodriguez (2-5, 4.99) vs.
Shane (2-3, 2.95)
Syracuse 3 Buffalo 0
• Espino (W, 6-6) 7IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Grace (H, 10) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martin (SV, 11) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• den Dekker 3-4, R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Ramsey 3-4, R, 2B, 3B
Three Syracuse pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout to take the game, 3-0, and the series, 2-1. Paolo Espino one-hit the Bisons for seven innings, walking two and fanning three for his sixth win. Matt Grace gave up the other safety in the 8th to earn his 10th hold while Rafael Martin tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save. Matt den Dekker and Caleb Ramsey completed the cycle in combination with den Dekker smacking a solo shot in the 8th and Ramsey doubling and tripling. Both batters went 3-for-4 with a run scored as the Chiefs registered nine hits total.
Portland 9 Harrisburg 0
• Rauh (L, 1-4) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 2K
• Harper 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• A. Sanchez 1-3
• Difo 1-4
Turnabout is fair play as Portland returned the favor from Saturday night with an eight-run 4th on Sunday afternoon en route to 9-0 shutout of Harrisburg on Sunday. Brian Rauh took the brunt of the Sea Dogs’ mauling with six runs charged on seven hits over three and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out two. Offensively, the Senators were in recess with just three singles and two walks total.
Lynchburg 2 Potomac 0
• Howell (L, 0-1) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K
• Johansen 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Keller 2-4
• Bautista 1-3, 2B, BB
The Hillcats got two early and shut out the P-Nats to take the game, 2-0, and the series, 2-1. Jeff Howell took the loss despite turning in a quality start in his Carolina League debut. He gave up both Lynchburg runs on five hits and four walks and struck out three. Alec Keller singled twice while Rafael Bautista doubled and walked as Potomac managed just five hits and two walks total.
Hagerstown 7 Lexington 4
• Reyes (W, 6-7) 6IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 4K
• Brinley (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Mejia 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Read 2-3, 3R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Stevenson 2-4, R
Hagerstown put up four in the 3rd and held off a late charge from Lexington to take the game, 7-4, and split the four-game series. Luis Reyes spun six innings of one one-run ball on two hits and a walk while striking out four to get the “W,” his sixth. Ryan Brinley got the last four outs to earn his first professional save. Bryan Mejia singled once and doubled twice and drove in two to lead the Suns attack.
Williamsport 9 Auburn 8
• Hearn (L, 1-5) 2⅓ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, WP
• Rivera 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 3-3, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Tillero 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI, SB
• Schrock 2-5, 2R, 3B
A five-run 1st and a four-run 5th were too much for the Doubledays to overcome as they fell short of catching the Crosscutters, 9-8. Taylor Hearn lost for the fifth time with five runs let in on nine hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Maximo Valerio stranded three when he took over in the 3rd and struck out seven without issuing a walk over three and 2/3rds innings but was lit up for the other four runs on eight hits. Kelvin Gutierrez and Jorge Tillero combined for six hits, including two doubles, a triple (Gutierrez), a homer (Tillero), and five RBI as Auburn pounded out 15 hits on the night.