|Syracuse||Lost, 5-4||@ Louisville,
|Long (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Reed (5-3, 3.38)
|Harrisburg||Won, 7-6||vs. Akron,
|Ross (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Plutko (3-2, 3.02)
|Potomac||Lost, 4-3||@ Salem,
|Bacus (0-2, 4.82) vs.
Kent (5-3, 3.57)
|Hagerstown||Won, 7-5||@ Lakewood,
|Bourque (0-1, 15.00) vs.
Leftwich (5-3, 2.43)
Indianapolis 5 Syracuse 4
• Voth 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K,
• Martin (BS, 3; L, 1-3) ⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Severino 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Skole 2-4, 2R, RBI
A two-run lead was too small for Rafael Martin to hold as Indianapolis got to the Syracuse reliever for three in the 9th to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 walkoff win. The blown save and loss (third on both counts for Martin) turned five innings of two-run ball by Chiefs starter Austin Voth into another no-decision (seven times in 11 starts). Pedro Severino singled twice and went yard for a 3-for-4 game, followed by Matt Skole, who was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Harrisburg 7 Akron 6
• Valdez 5⅔ IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 5K
• Robinson (W, 4-0) 3⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Bautista 4-4, R, BB
• Pleffner 3-4, 2R, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Ballou 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
The RubberDucks issued three straight walks with two out in the bottom of the 9th – one intentionally, two unintentionally – to give away a 7-6 win to the Senators. The free passes made a winner out of Andrew Robinson, who had given up a two-out solo HR in the top of the inning to tie it at 6-6. Philips Valdez was knocked for five runs on nine hits and four walks over five and 2/3rds innings in his AA debut for a no-decision. Rafael Bautista reached base five times with four singles and a walk to lead Harrisburg’s 16-hit parade, followed by Shawn Pleffner’s 3-for-4 afternoon with a triple, a walk, two singles, two runs scored, and two RBI.
Frederick 4 Potomac 3
• Reyes (L, 3-6) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR
• Mendez 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Read 2-5, 2B
• Vettleson 2-5, 2B
After erasing a 2-0 deficit with a three-run 4th, Potomac had no answer for Frederick’s two-spot in the 6th in a 4-3 loss, dropping the Woodbridge nine below .500, into 3rd place, and out of the first-half playoff race. Luis Reyes gave up all four Keys runs on six hits, including two solo HRs. He walked two and struck out four to lose for the sixth time. Raudy Read and Drew Vettleson both went 2-for-5 with a double, but the offense struggled in the clutch with a 2-for-14 mark with RISP and 11 men stranded—including the tying and go-ahead runs in the 8th at second and third base.
Hagerstown 7 Lexington 5
• DeRosier (W, 2-3) 6IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, HR
• Walby (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Page 3-4, 3R, 2B, 2HR, 2RBI
• Tillero 2-3, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Sagdal 2-5, 2B
Matt DeRosier nearly suffered the fate of Austin Voth as Mariano Rivera got blasted for four runs in the 7th to turn a 7-1 beatdown into a 7-5 decision over the Legends as the Suns took the series, 3-1. DeRosier fanned seven and gave up a run on a homer and two hits total with nary a walk to win his second game. Philip Walby kept Lexington off the board in the 8th and 9th innings for his first save. Matthew Page homered twice and doubled for ten total bases and two RBI while Jorge Tillero singled, doubled, and drove in three to lead the Hagerstown offense.