Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-1 vs. Indianapolis,
6:35 p.m.
Laffey (3-0, 1.50) vs.
Kuhl (2-0, 1.35)
Harrisburg Won, 7-6 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Long (1-1, 2.03) vs.
Mejia (0-0, 3.63)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 (10 inn.) @ Carolina,
11:00 a.m.
Whiting (3-1, 4.03) vs.
Clark (0-3, 6.12)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A


Syracuse 3 Indianapolis 1
• Voth (W, 2-1) 6IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 7K
• Martin (SV, 6) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ramsey 2-3, 2B, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-3, R, BB, SB

Caleb Ramsey drove in two, Austin Voth turned in six, and the Chiefs won, 3-1. The veteran OF singled and doubled to lead Syracuse’s offense, whch was held to seven hits and two walks. It was enough because Voth blanked Indianapolis for six innings, giving up six hits but no walks while fanning seven as he won his second game. Three relievers combined for one-run relief over the final innings with Erik Davis and Trevor Gott earning holds and Rafael Martin notching his sixth save. Roster move: OF Tony Campana activated from the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 7 Richmond 6
• Williams 5+ IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Harper (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Glover (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Soto 3-5, R, HR, 6RBI
• Collier 2-4, 3R, BB, RBI
• Difo 2-5, R, 2SB

Neftali Soto drove in six runs, including an Earl Weaver special in the 7th that proved to be the game-winner, as Harrisburg outslugged Richmond, 7-6. Austen Williams came off the DL to start and gave up single runs in the 3rd and 5th before he was chased in the 6th by a two-run homer to the second batter of the inning. He finished with four runs let in on 10 hits and a walk over five-plus innings. Bryan Harper retired the next three batters in order and got the benefit of Soto’s three-run homer with a win. Soto led the Harrisburg hit column with a 3-for-5 night, followed veterans Cutter Dykstra and Zach Collier, who both went 2-for-4.
Roster move: Activated RHP Austen Williams from the 7-Day DL.

Carolina 4 Potomac 3 (10 inn.)
• Fedde 6⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Bacus (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Stevenson 2-4, R, 2SB
• Mejia 2-4, R, 2B

Potomac tied it in the 9th to force extras but lost in the 10th to Carolina, 4-3. Erick Fedde pitched into the 7th for the first time this season, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out four. He threw 95 pitches, 60 for strikes. Dakota Bacus took over and retired eight of nine batters before giving up a leadoff triple and the game-winning single in the 10th to take the loss. Andrew Stevenson and Bryan Mejia both went 2-for-4 to account for four of the eight P-Nats hits.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 3
• A. Lee 5IP, 2H, 3R, 0ER, 3BB, 3K
• Crownover (L, 3-1) 3⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, IBB, 5K, HBP
• Robles 2-5
• Gutierrez 2-4, R

The Suns also tied it late but lost in regulation, 4-3. Andrew Lee got yet another no-decision, charged with three unearned runs on two hits and three walks over five innings. Matthew Crownover wore the “L” despite pitching well (hey, that rhymes!) for three innings before giving up the game-winner on a single-HBP-SAC-single sequence in the 9th. The southpaw reliever struck out five of the first ten batters he faced. Victor Robles and Kelvin Gutierrez both singled twice as Hagerstown was held to just six hits and three walks (two by Ian Sagdal, who scored twice).

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Indianapolis,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (1-1, 2.79) vs.
Boscan, W (3-2, 1.61)
Harrisburg Won, 6-4 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Williams (0-4, 8.84) vs.
Crick (1-2, 4.43)
Potomac Lost, 7-2 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Fedde (1-3, 7.15) vs.
Povse (2-2, 2.97)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-0 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
A. Lee (2-0, 1.80) vs.
Sendelbach (2-1, 3.34)


Syracuse 3 Indianapolis 2
• Hill (W, 1-2) 7IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR; 0-1, SF, RBI
• Gott (H, 4) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Severino 2-3, R, 2B
• Goodwin 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Syracuse scored single runs in the 2nd, 4th, and 5th, got seven strong innings from Taylor Hill, and held on in the 9th for a 3-2 win over Indianapolis. Hill gave up one run on a home run and four hits total with no walks and three whiffs to win for the first time in 2016. Trevor Gott pitched a 1-2-3 eighth for the hold while Rafael Martin was credited with a save in the one-run 9th. Pedro Severino singled, doubled, and scored a run while Brian Goodwin hit his third home run of the season to pace the Chiefs’ offense.

Harrisburg 6 Richmond 4
• Giolito (W, 1-2) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HBP
• Simms (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Collier 3-4, R, 2B
• Soto 2-4, R, RBI
• Perez 1-2, 2R, 2BB

Lucas Giolito bounced back from his worst outing of the year to turn in his best in a 6-4 Senators win over the Flying Squirrels. The 21-y.o. turned in six innings of two-run ball with a walk, four hits, and a hit batsman as he won his first game of the season. A little luck also helped as Harrisburg rallied for three in the top of the 7th on a two-out, three-run triple by Cutter Dykstra. John Simms pitched a scoreless 7th and 8th to earn the hold while the offense piled on two more in the 8th and one more in the 9th. Veterans Zach Collier and Neftali Soto led the charge with five of the nine Harrisburg hits while Stephen Perez scored twice and drew two walks.

Lynchburg 7 Potomac 2
• Estevez (L, 0-2) 4IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 1K
• Thomas 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 3-0 IR-S
• Keller 3-4, 2B
• Ward 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI

Potomac lost its seventh straight game to Lynchburg in a 7-2 makeup game that wasn’t pretty. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez lost for the second time with four runs given up on eight hits and two walks with one (1) strikeout over four innings. Matthew Spann was scratched by the Hillcats for three runs in the 5th and was saved from further damage by Justin Thomas who stranded three in the 7th and pitched a scoreless 8th. Alec Keller singled twice and doubled once to lead the P-Nats hit column while Drew Ward tied for the Carolina League lead with his 7th homer. Roster moves: RHP Dakota Bacus reassigned from Harrisburg; RHP Jake Johansen reassigned to Auburn.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 0
• DeRosier (L, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HBP, 2WP
• Bach 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Sagdal 1-3
• Reetz 1-3

The Suns were eclipsed by the Sally League’s top starting pitcher in a 4-0 shutout by the Power. Mitch Keller shut down Hagerstown for six innings on two hits and a walk (his third of the season) to lower his ERA to 0.79 while striking out eight to push his league-leading total to 42 in 34IP. Losing pitcher Matt DeRosier let in all four West Virginia runs on five hits, three walks, and two hit batsman over five innings. Connor Bach shut down the Power for three innings on one hit in relief, but was matched by the two West Virgnia relievers. Ian Sagdal, Jakson “Did Anyone See My C?” Reetz, and Victor Robles each singled while Jeff Gardner drew the one Suns walk.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2 vs. Indianapolis,
6:35 p.m.
Hill (0-3, 2.81) vs.
Taillon (2-0, 1.19)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-5 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
Giolito (0-2, 5.30) vs.
Beede (2-1, 4.15)
Potomac Won, 2-1 @ Lynchburg,
6:00 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 3.92) vs.
Merryweather (4-1, 0.60)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3 @ West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-0, 5.73) vs.
Keller (2-1, 0.96)


Buffalo 4 Syracuse 2
• Cole (L, 3-2) 3⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, 87-53 P-K
• Runion 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• den Dekker 1-4, R, K
• Skole 2-4, 2B, RBI, K
• Guys not named Matt 0-23, R, RBI, 10K

Buffalo erased an early 2-1 deficit with a three-run 4th as they took the game, 4-2 and split the series, 2-2. A.J. Cole took the loss, unable to make it out of the 4th with all four Bisons runs charged on five hits and three walks over three and 2/3rds innings. He gave up his fourth HR and struck out four. The offense managed to score twice on just three hits, aided by two Buffalo errors in the 4th inning.
Roster move: UT Jose Lozada placed on the 7-Day DL

Trenton 7 Harrisburg 5
• Mendez (L, 0-2) 3+ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Self 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Bostick 3-5, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-5, 3B, 2RBI
• Bautista 2-5, R, CS

The Thunder rolled for five in the 4th against the Senators to take a 6-3 lead and held off a late charge for a 7-5 win. Gilberto Mendez started in place of Reynaldo Lopez — no word on why — and was pummeled for six runs on eight hits and two walks over three-plus innings for the loss. Brenden Webb was the beer man as the Senators pounded out 14 hits, led by Chrisopher Bostick’s 3-for-5 effort and Wilmer Difo’s single and two-run triple while going 2-for-5.

Potomac 2 Frederick 1
• Valdez 7IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Ross (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Orlan (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Stevenson 3-4, SB, CS
• Masters 1-2, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

Phillips Valdez, Greg Ross, and R.C. Orlan combined on a one-hitter and outdueled Frederick’s trio of pitchers to take the game (and the series), 2-1. Valdez went seven inning for the third straight start, giving up the lone Keys hit and three walks while striking out three. Ross followed with a perfect 8th for the hold while Orlan worked around a walk for the save. Andrew Stevenson singled three times to push his BA to .340, which is fifth-best in the Carolina League, but David Masters was responsible for the two P-Nats runs with a two-run homer in the second.

Hagerstown 4 West Virginia 3
• Baez (W, 1-3) 5IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Rivera (S, 1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Tillero 2-4
• Sagdal 2-4, R

The Suns eked out another one, surviving another, um, Power surge late for a 4-3 win. Joan Baez spun five scoreless innings with just one hit and one walk allowed while fanning six. Veteran Trey Lambert followed with two goose eggs before West Virginia knocked him for two in the 8th. An error, single, and a sac fly in the 9th plated the final Power run as Mariano Rivera III earned his first save of 2016. Jorge Tillero, Ian Sagdal, and Victor Robles each had two hits as Hagerstown collected nine hits and one walk total for the game.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (3-1, 4.76) vs.
R. Hernandez (0-1, 3.00)
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 @ Trenton,
1:00 p.m.
Lopez (0-3, 4.13) vs.
Herrera (3-2, 3.41)
Potomac Won, 3-2 vs. Frederick,
1:05 p.m.
Valdez (3-1, 4.40) vs.
Jones (1-1, 3.94)
Hagerstown Won, 6-5 @ West Virginia,
2:05 p.m.
Baez (0-3, 5.59) vs.
Agrazal (1-2, 4.45)


Buffalo 2 Syracuse 1
• Espino (L, 1-3) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• De Los Santos 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Goodwin 2-4, SAC, 2B
• Ryan 2-5, RBI

Syracuse capitalized on a passed ball to break up the shutout with a two-out single by Brendan Ryan, but couldn’t get the equalizer from Brian Goodwin as Buffalo held on for a 2-1 win. Paolo Espino took the loss despite a quality start of two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings. Abel De Los Santos and J.C. Gutierrez each turned in a scoreless inning to keep thing close. Ryan and Goodwin combined for four of the Chiefs’ eight hits as Syracuse left on 10 runners total and went just 1-for-8 with RISP.

Harrisburg 3 Trenton 1
• Mapes (W, 5-1) 6IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K
• Suero (H, 3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Webb 2-4, BB, RBI
• Soto 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

Tyler Mapes won for the fifth time in six starts as the Sens tripled up the Thunder, 3-1. Mapes gave up the lone Trenton run on six hits and two walks while striking out one. Wander Suero worked around two hits and a walk over two scoreless innings for the hold while Bryan Harper put up the final goose egg in the 9th for the save. Veterans Brendan Webb and Neftali Soto both reached base three times and drove in a run to lead the Harrisburg offense, which collected nine hits and five walks.

Potomac 3 Frederick 2
• Reyes 5+ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 7BB, 1K
• Sanchez (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Carey 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Mejia 2-3

It was a Fitbit® game Last Night in Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 6 West Virginia 5
• J. Rodriguez 4IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, 4WP
• Pantoja (W, 4-0) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• Peterson (SV, 4) ⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Gutierrez 3-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Sagdal 2-3, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Wiseman 1-3, R, 2BB, CS

The Suns rallied from 4-2 down with three runs in the final two innings and survived a late surge from the Power to win, 6-5. Jefry Rodriguez was jolted for four runs on four hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out two but was charged with four wild pitches (Jakson Reetz was catching). The win went to Jorge Pantoja with a run charged on one hit and one walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Tommy Peterson wobbled through the ninth, giving up two hits and walking a batter while getting the last two outs to get credit for his fourth save. Kelvin Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with two RBI while Ian Sagdal singled, walked, and homered to pace the ten-hit Hagerstown offense.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 14-6 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Laffey (2-0, 2.00) vs.
Diamond (2-2, 2.83)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-4 @ Trenton,
6:30 p.m.
Long (1-0, 1.04) vs.
Lail (1-2, 4.23)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-2, 4.22) vs.
Grimes (3-1, 1.75)
Hagerstown Won, 7-0 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Avila (1-0, 2.25) vs.
Thompson (1-2, 5.01)


Syracuse 14 Buffalo 6
• Voth 6IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Davis (W, 3-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Turner 3-6, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI, SB
• Goodwin 3-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI
• Ramsey 2-4, 3R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

A touchdown in the 7th inning broke up a 5-5 tie as the Chiefs stampeded the Bisons, 14-6. Austin Voth was knocked around for five runs on on six hits, including a homer, over six innings. He walked two and struck out six. The win went to Erik Davis for pitching a scoreless 7th. Brian Goodwin went 3-for-5 with a HR and four RBI while Trea Turner singled once and doubled twice as the Chiefs pounded out 15 hits with every batter in the lineup hitting safely.

Hartford 8 Harrisburg 4
• Simms (L, 1-2) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Glover 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• N. Lee 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Bostick 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Difo 2-4, 2R, 2B

Hartford put up crooked numbers in three innings as they doubled up Harrisburg, 8-4. John Simms came off the DL to spin three innings but was the losing pitcher with two runs let in on two hits and a walk over three innings. Christopher Bostick led the Sens hit parade with a 3-for-4 night, followed by Wilmer Difo and Stephen Perez, who both went 2-for-4. Roster moves: Activated C Spencer Kieboom, RHP John Simms from the 7-Day DL; Placed RHP Austen Williams on the 7-Day DL retroactive to May 2; Reassigned C Jake Lowery to Auburn.

Frederick 5 Potomac 2
• Whiting 7IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K
• Ross (L, 0-1) 2IP, 1H, 3R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• Marmolejos 1-3, R, 2B, BB, CS
• Carey 1-4, 2B

The P-Nats literally threw away the game in the 9th as the Keys scored three unearned runs on two throwing errors and a passed ball to win, 5-2. Starter Boone Whiting went the first seven innings and gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk while fanning four. Greg Ross, who took the loss, finished with two innings pitched, three unearned runs allowed on one hit and one walk, and two K’s. The Potmac offense was held to just five hits, with Jose “Orange” Marmolejos the sole batter to reach base twice with a walk and a double.

Hagerstown 7 Kannapolis 0
• A. Lee (W, 2-0) 5IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K, WP, PO at 1B
• Crownover (SV, 1) 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Lora 4-5, 2-2B, 4RBI
• Wiseman 4-5, 3R, 3B, RBI
• Robles 3-5, R, RBI, OF assist at HP

Andrew Lee turned in his customary five strong innings and left with a 7-0 lead. Matthew Crownover baked four more donuts to complete the Hagerstown shutout of Kannapolis by the same score. Lee struck out six, walked none, and struck out six in his second win. Crownover gave up a hit and a walk and struck out three while earning his first save. Edwin Lora and Rhett Wiseman both went 4-for-5, with Lora driving in four and Wiseman scoring three times, as the Suns batters piled up 17 hits total.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-2 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
Voth (1-1, 1.57) vs.
Hutichison (0-1, 3.38)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-3 vs. Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Williams (0-4, 8.84) vs.
Freeland (3-1, 0.87)
Potomac Lost, 12-5;
Lost, 8-3
vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Whiting (3-1, 4.91) vs.
Means (3-0, 2.16)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-4 @ Kannapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Lee (1-0, 2.16) vs.
Riga (0-2, 10.71)


Rochester 8 Syracuse 2
• Hill (L, 0-2) 6⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Solano 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Lozada 2-4, OF assist at HP

Syracuse’s win streak was halted with an 8-2 defeat by Rochester. Starter and losing pitcher Taylor Hill gave up two in the 1st and one in the 2nd and then settled in for four scoreless before the RedWings got to him in the 7th. He finished with five runs allowed on seven hits (another HR) and two walks while striking out six. Veterans Jhonatan Solano and Jose Lozada both went 2-for-4 to lead the Syracuse offense, which totaled 10 hits and one (1) walk.

Hartford 9 Harrisburg 3
• Giolito (L, 0-2) 3IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 4K, HBP
• Self 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 3K,
• Soto 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Dykstra 1-3, BB

The Yard Goats struck for three runs three times as they railroaded the Senators, 9-3. Lucas Giolito took the loss, charged with six runs on five hits and four walks over three innings (73 pitches, 39 strikes). Gilberto Mendez was nearly as ineffective (3R, 3IP) before Derek Self tossed three scoreless. Self’s efforts were essentially for naught as the Harrisburg offense was held to a meager three hits, including a two-run homer by Neftali Soto, a triple by Zach Collier, and a single by Cutter Dykstra, who also drew the one and only walk.

Lynchburg 12 Potomac 5 – COMP.
• VanVossen (L, 1-1) ⅓ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 0K, HR(GS)
• Johansen 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Carey 1-3, 2R, 2BB, SB
• Ward 3-5, 2R, HR, RBI

Lynchburg was saved by the rain on Monday and didn’t exactly face Spahn or Sain in the completion on Wednesday. The Hillcats pounded P-Nats relievers for 10 runs to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 12-5 demolition. Mick VanVossen took the brunt of the beating with six runs let in, the last four on a grand slam, as he retired just one of seven batters faced. Drew Ward connected for his sixth homer and led the Potomac hit column with a 3-for-5 night.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 3 – GAME TWO
• Fedde (L, 1-3) ⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 1K, 0HR, HBP
• Spann 3⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Stevenson 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Read 1-3, BB, RBI, 2PB, PO at 3B

SSDG in the 1st inning as Lynchburg made confetti out of Erick Fedde for six runs on seven hits en route to an 8-3 win and the de facto doubleheader sweep of Potomac. The P-Nats starter was lifted after 35 pitches (23 for strikes) as he retired just two of the 10 batters he faced, walking none and fanning one. Veteran Matt Spann stranded two runners as he finished the first and went three more innings in relief. The P-Nats scored single runs in the 1st, 4th, and 6th, on an RBI singles by Raudy Read and Andrew Stevenson and a solo HR by David Masters, respectively.Yesterday morning, the two teams announced they would forego the tripleheader in favor of making up the third game next Monday, which had been an off day for both teams.

Kannapolis 7 Hagerstown 4
• DeRosier 3⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Bach (L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ripken 2-3, BB, RBI
• Schrock 2-4, R, SB

The Suns jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a pair of two-run rallies in the 1st and 4th but then, um, ran out of gas as the Intimidators scored seven unanswered runs to win 7-4. Matt DeRosier started and was charged with the first four runs on seven hits over three and 2/3rds. He walked none and struck out two. Connor Bach took the loss with two runs given up over an inning and a 1/3rd one one hit and three walks. Ryan Ripken reached base three times on a pair of singles and a walk to pace the Hagerstown offense, which collected nine hits, but none by the lower third of the lineup.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0 vs. Rochester,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (2-1, 5.09) vs.
Darnell (0-3, 3.00)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 vs. Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Lopez (0-3, 4.91) vs.
Marquez (2-1, 1.71)
Potomac Winning, 4-2
(Suspended, Top 5th)
@ Lynchburg,
5:30 p.m.
Fedde (1-2, 4.91) vs.
Sheffield (2-1, 3.33)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4;
Won, 4-1
OFF DAY N/A


Syracuse 1 Rochester 0
• Espino (W, 1-2) 7IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Gott (H, 3) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Martin (SV, 4) 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Skole 2-3, RBI
• Severino 2-3

Three Syracuse pitchers combined on a seven-hit, 1-0 shutout of Rochester. Paolo Espino started and went the first seven innings, giving up just four hits, no walks, and striking out five. Trevor Gott worked around two singles in the 8th for the hold. Rafael Martin put on the lead runner and issued an intentional walk but neither runner made it past second as he earned his fourth save. Matt Skole and Pedro Severino both went 2-for-3 with Skole driving in Trea Turner for the game’s only run.
Roster move: C Nick Rickles reassigned to XST.

Harrisburg 5 Hartford 4
• Mapes (W, 4-1) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP; 2-2, 2R, 2B, SAC
• Glover 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bautista 3-4, R, SB
• Bostick 2-4, 2RBI
• Dykstra 2-4, R, 2B

The Sens rallied from a 3-1 deficit and held off a late charge by the Yard Goats to take the series opener, 5-4. Tyler Mapes contributed to his own cause with a sacrifice, a single, and a double while scoring twice. On the mound, he turned in a quality start of three runs allowed on four hits and two walks over six innnings and earned his fourth win. Rafael Bautista led the hit column with three singles and his 12th stolen base while Christopher Bostick, Shawn Pleffner, and Cutter Dykstra each had two hits in Harrisburg’s 12-hit parade.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 2 – SUSP.
• Estevez 4IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Mejia 2-2, 2B, 2RBI
• Marmolejos 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Rain interrupted play in the top of the 5th, in which Potomac was leading Lynchburg, 4-2. They’ll try to complete it tonight with a seven-inning game afterwards.

Rome 5 Hagerstown 4 – GAME ONE
• J. Rodriguez (L, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 3K
• Rivera 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Robles 2-4, R
• Schrock 1-3, BB, 2RBI

Rome broke through in the top of the 5th with three runs to take a 5-2 lead. Hagerstown rallied for two in the bottom of the 7th but fell one run short to lose the opener, 5-4. Jefry Rodriguez gave up all five Braves runs on six hits and three walks and struck out three but lost for the second time. Mariano Rivera III followed with two scoreless innings. Victor Robles led the Suns hit column with a 2-for-4 game while Max Schrock drove in two while reaching base twice on a single and a walk.

Hagerstown 4 Rome 1 – GAME TWO
• Baez 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 5BB, 3K
• Pantoja (W, 3-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gutierrez 2-3, 2B
• Robles 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Victor Robles’s two-run shot in the last of the 5th put the game away as the Suns split the doubleheader with a 4-1 win in the second game. Joan Baez wobbled through four innings with five walks but escaped with only one run and two hits given up. Jorge Pantoja won for the third time in five appearances with two scoreless innings of relief while Tommy Peterson pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for his third save. Kelvin Gutierrez and Jeff Gardner both reached base twice as Hagerstown collected seven hits and two walks total for the game.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 2.00) vs.
Elias (0-1, 3.86)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
A. Williams (0-3, 11.37) vs.
C. Lee (3-0, 2.95)
Potomac Won, 5-1 vs. Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Valdez (3-1, 5.40) vs.
Lovvorn (0-4, 4.50)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 vs. Rome,
6:05 p.m.
Avila (0-0, 3.86) vs.
Weigel (1-1, 3.27)


Syracuse 3 Pawtucket 1
• Hill 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2BB, 6K, HR
• J. Gutierrez (W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Martinson 4-5, 2B, RBI
• Goodwin 1-3, BB, RBI

The Chiefs took advantage of three errors in the 9th to score twice and turn a 2-1 defeat into a 3-2 walkoff win over the PawSox. Trea Turner reached on an error, stole second, took third on a dropped third strike that the catcher threw wide of first trying to retire Kevin Keyes, and scored on Jason Martinson’s fourth hit of the night. The gamewinner, scored by Jose Lozada in place of Keyes, came when PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero hit the baserunner at second trying to get an out on Martinson’s IF single. The miscues made a winner of J.C. Gutierrez, who stranded two in the 8th with a double-play ball and set the side down in order in the 9th. Taylor Hill got the start and went the first six innings, giving up both Pawtucket runs on six hits and two walks. Roster move: J.C. Gutierrez reassigned from Harrisburg.

Bowie 4 Harrisburg 3
• Giolito 4IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, 77-44 P-K
• Mendez (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Bautista 0-1, 3BB, SB(10), OF assist at 2B
• Collier 1-4, R, 3B, RBI

Harrisburg took advantage of a walk and two errors to score three runs in the first two innings on just one hit but it wasn’t enough as Bowie chipped away and scored four unanswered runs for a 4-3 win. Lucas Giolito failed to go five innings for the fourth time in as many starts, laboring through four innings on 77 pitches (just 44 for strikes). He let in three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks wiule striking out four. Gilberto Mendez was charged with the loss with one run allowed on two hits and a walk over an inning and 2/3rds.
Zach Collier’s triple in the 2nd drove in the second Sens run while Stephen Perez’s bunt single accounted for the second and final hit of the night. Roster move: RHP Koda Glover reassigned from Potomac, replacing J.C. Gutierrez.

Potomac 5 Wilmington 1
• Reyes (W, 2-2) 5⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K, WP
• M. Sanchez 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Abreu 2-3, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Stevenson 1-2, R, 2BB, SB(10)
• Mejia 2-4, R, 3B, E(5)

The P-Nats may have shaken their losing ways at the Pfitz Last Night In Woodbridge.

Roster move: LHP Matthew Spann reassigned from XST, replacing Koda Glover.

Hagerstown 3 Rome 1
• A. Lee 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K
• Pantoja (W, 2-0) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 2-4, R, CS(5), OF assist at 2B
• Schrock 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Gutierrez 2-4, 2B, RBI, E(5)

Andrew Lee pitches five strong innings, leaves with a no-decision. In other news, Suns rallied for two in the bottom of the 8th to break a 1-1 tie and beat the Braves, 3-1. Lee allowed the lone Rome run on three hits and no walks while striking out one. Jorge Pantoja tossed three scoreless to earn the win while Tommy Peterson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Kelvin Gutierrez extended his hit streak to 10 games with his fifth straight multihit game, joined by Victor Robles and Max “For Those About To” Schrock with a 2-for-4 night with a run scored.
Roster moves: RHP Ronald Pena placed on the 7-Day DL; RHP Trey Lambert assigned from Washington.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (1-1, 7.71) vs.
B. Johnson (1-2, 2.51)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-1 “@” Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Giolito (0-1, 2.31) vs.
Freeland (3-1, 1.13)
Potomac Lost, 5-1 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 5.17) vs.
Clifton (0-2, 4.15)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-7 @ Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-0, 4.20) vs.
Craig (0-0, 4.22)


Syracuse – OFF DAY
The rain and cold weather has followed the Chiefs from southern New England to central New York, but it does appear that they might play tonight and begin a four-game series in Syracuse.
Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington; OF Ben Revere assigned on MLB rehab.

Hartford 4 Harrisburg 1
• Lopez (L, 0-3) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Bacus 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Collier 1-3, R
• Difo 1-4, RBI

Hartford got all the runs they would need in the 1st but scored, um, insurance runs in the 3rd and 5th for a 4-1 win over Harrisburg. Reynaldo Lopez lost for the third time in four starts and gave up his fifth home run. He was charged with all four Yard Goat runs on seven hits and and two walks while setting down six on strikes. Dakota Bacus tossed two perfect innings of relief, which might have been useful had the Senators offense mustered more than four hits (albeit against the E.L.’s #1 staff by a trailer-park wide margin – 1.71 ERA to 2.89 ERA). Wilmer Difo singled in Zach Collier to break up the shutout to score the lone (unearned) Harrisburg run.
Roster moves: C Spender Kieboom placed on the 7-Day DL; C Jake Lowery assigned from Washington.

Myrtle Beach 5 Potomac 1
• Whiting (L, 3-1) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 5K, 2HR, WP
• VanVossen 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 2-3, BB, RBI
• Marmolejos 1-3, BB

Likewise, the Pelicans scored all they needed early and kept the P-Nats bats cool on a chilly night Woodbridge. Boone Whiting was taken deep twice, both times just after defensive lapses, to give up four runs total on six hits and a walk and suffer his first loss. Mick VanVossen hurled two scoreless to keep the game close, but the offense was held to just five hits and couldn’t cash in the five walks they drew. Raudy Read singled twice and walked once while driving in the lone Potomac run.

Asheville 14 Hagerstown 7
• Baez (L, 0-3) 3⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 5K, HR, WP
• Pantoja 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 1-2, R, RBI, 2BB, SB
• Gutierrez 2-4, R, 2B
• Robles 2-5, CS

Both teams scored six times in the 8th but Asheville still prevailed, 14-7 to take a second straight from Hagerstown. Joan Baez took the loss, with two runs let in on three hits over three and a 1/3rd innings. He struck out five and walked five. Neither Connor Bach nor Luis Torres could contain the Tourists, giving up a combined 11 runs over three and 2/3rds. The Suns struck out 10 times but took advantage of five Asheville errors to score seven times on 10 hits. Ian Sagdal led the way with a single and two walks while scoring one, driving in one, and stealing a base.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1 “@” Hartford,
6:30 p.m.
Lopez (0-2, 4.50) vs.
Musgrave (2-0, 1.32)
Potomac Won, 7-4 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Whiting (3-0, 5.06) vs.
Hedges (1-2, 2.37)
Hagerstown Won, 8-7 @ Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Killian (0-2, 12.08)


Syracuse vs. Pawtucket – PPD
Officials pulled the plug on yesterday’s matinee between Syracuse and Pawtucket due to forecasts of heavy rain. They’ll make it up June 21st with a doubleheader. Roster move: C Pedro Severino recalled to Washington. No corresponding move yet.

Hartford 2 Harrisburg 1
• Mapes (L, 3-1) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Suero 1IP, 0H, 0R, 2K, HBP
• N. Lee 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Kieboom 1-1
• Jeroloman 2-3, 2B, RBI

Tyler Mapes picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue team to match up against in a pitcher’s duel as the Yard Goats, team ERA 1.80, outdueled him and Sens, 2-1. Mapes shut out Hartford for four innings before allowing single runs in the 5th and 6th to turn in a third quality start in four outings, with five hits and a walk given up over six innings and two strikeouts. Wander Suero and Nick Lee both worked around a baserunner for a scoreless inning to keep things close. Brian Jeroloman, who took over for (most likely) Syracuse-bound Spencer Kieboom, singled, doubled, and drove in the one Harrisburg run. The Senators tallied just seven hits and one walk total.

Potomac 7 Myrtle Beach 4
• Fedde (W, 1-2) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 6K, 2WP
• Brinley (SV, 3) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Stevenson 4-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Ward 3-4, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI, E(1)
• Read 2-4, RBI, PB(5)

Drew Ward homered twice for the first time in his pro career while Erick Fedde turned in a quality start as Potomac won its sixth straight, 7-4 over Myrtle Beach. Ward also drove in a career-best five RBI and singled to finish with a 3-for-4 night. Fedde let in three on four hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six to win his first game of 2016. Andrew Stevenson led the P-Nats hit column with a 4-for-5 mark, scored a run, drove in a run, and stole his ninth base. Roster moves: IF Cody Dent, RHP Mick VanVossen reassigned from Hagerstown; UT Khayyan Norfork placed on 7-Day DL, retroactive to April 22.

Hagerstown 8 Asheville 7
• J. Rodriguez 6IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Guilbeau (H, 2) 1⅓ IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 0K, HBP
• Rivera (BS, 2; W, 3-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Sagdal 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Robles 2-3, R, RBI, 2SB, HBP
• Gutierrez 2-4, R, 3B, SF, RBI

The Suns blew a 7-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th but got one back in the 9th and held on for the 8-7 win. The implosion took away a win from Jefry Rodriguez who gave up a run on HR and three hits total over six innings. He walked one and struck out six. After retiring the leadoff man in the bottom of the 8th, Taylor Guilbeau hit a batter then gave up five straight hits before Mariano Rivera was called upon to hold the then 7-6 lead. Rivera gave up a double to the first batter he faced, then a sacrifice fly to the second to blow the save. In the top of the 9th, Victor Robles was hit by a pitch, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on Kelvin Gutierrez’s sac fly for the gamewinner. Rivera set the side down in order in the inning’s bottom half to earn the win Roster moves: IF Jeff Gardner reassigned from XST; LHP Connor Bach reassigned from Auburn.