|Syracuse||Lost, 7-1||@ Louisville,
|Espino (3-5, 3.49) vs.
|Harrisburg||Won, 4-0||@ Trenton,
|Lopez (1-4, 3.97) vs.
Campos (1-0, 1.46)
|Potomac||Lost, 7-1||@ Salem,
|Crownover (0-2, 7.36) vs.
Lakins (5-2, 5.77)
|Hagerstown||Lost, 5-0||@ Lakewood,
|Avila (5-3, 2.76) vs.
Arauz (2-4, 3.35)
Louisville 7 Syracuse 1
• Long (L, 0-1) 3IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 1K, WP
• De Los Santos 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• den Dekker 2-4
• Goodwin 1-3, 2B, BB
Louisville broke out the, um, bats as they scored four times in the first five innings to hand Syracuse a 7-1 loss. Jaron Long took the brunt of the beating, giving up five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one (1) for his first AAA loss of ’16. Matt den Dekker singled twice while Brian Goodwin walked and doubled. The rest of the team went 3-for-24 with a walk.
Harrisburg 4 Akron 0
• Ross (W, 2-0) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 8K
• Glover (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Bostick 3-4, R, 2B, 3B, 3RBI
• Soto 3-4, 2R, 2B
Three Senators pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout to complete the four-game sweep of the ‘Ducks by a 4-0 score. Greg Ross won his second start since his recall to AA, allowing three hits and three walks over seven innings while fanning eight. Wander Suero loaded the bases before he was lifted with two out in the 8th but Koda Glover stranded all three runners, then worked around a hit in the 9th to earn his third save. Christopher Bostick was a homer shy of the cycle while Neftali Soto singled twice and doubled once as both went 3-for-4 to lead the ten-hit parade.
Salem 7 Potomac 1
• Bacus 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 2BB, 6K
• Orlan (L, 2-2) ⅔ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 0K, 2WP
• Read 1-3, 2B, BB, PB(10)
• Carey 1-3, R
Salem cast a spell on the Potomac bullpen, putting up two in the 6th and four in the 8th en route to a 7-1 win that clinched the C.L. South. Dakota Bacus went the first five innings and let in a run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six. R.C. Orlan walked five of seven batters faced over 2/3rds of an inning in the 6th to suffer the loss, his second. Raudy Read walked and doubled and was the only P-Nat to reach base twice as the team mustered just six hits total.
Lakewood 5 Hagerstown 0
• Bourque (L, 0-2) 4⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR, HBP
• Guilbeau 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Reetz 1-3
• Davidson 1-3, BB
Two BlueClaws pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout to eclipse the Suns, 5-0. James Bourque was the loser for the second time in as many starts as Lakewood took him deep twice to account for four of the five runs he was charged with over four and 2/3rds innings. He hit a batter, walked two, and struck out three. Taylor Guilbeau and Trey Lambert combined for three and a 1/3rd scoreless innings of relief, but the Hagerstown hitters were too busy muttering to themselves as they walked back to the dugout 15 times after striking out. Austin Davidson was the only batter to reach base twice, going 1-for-3 with single and a walk.