Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-2 @ Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Giolito (1-0, 0.00)
Leroux (7-7, 4.03)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Hartford,
1:05 p.m.
Brady (2-5, 3.68) vs.
Jemiola (7-6, 4.53)
Potomac Lost, 3-1 @ Carolina,
6:00 p.m.
Crownover (1-4, 5.29)
E. Franco (5-8, 4.59)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3;
Won, 6-2 (10 inn.)
@ Hickory,
5:00 p.m.
J. Rodriguez (7-7, 4.79) vs.
J. Hernandez (7-8, 4.96)
Auburn Won, 3-2 @ Staten Island,
4:00 p.m.
Dunning (0-0, 1.13) vs.
De la Rosa (3-2, 3.34)


Buffalo 8 Syracuse 2
• Ross (L, 0-1) 4⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K
• Runion 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Martinson 2-4, 2B
• Goodwin 2-5, R, OF assist at 3B

The Chiefs gave up five unearned late and were unable to cash in on numerous chances as they fell again to the Bison, 8-2. Joe Ross made a rehab start and was charged with three runs on seven hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings. He struck out four but took the loss. Down 3-2 in the 7th, an error and a passed ball led to three runs, then another error to start the 8th added two more. Meanwhile, Syracuse collected 11 hits (10 singles; Jason Martinson doubled) and went 0-for-11 with RISP with nine LOB. Roster moves: RHP Joe Ross assigned for MLB rehab.

Hartford Harrisburg
• Mapes (L, 10-7) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 0ER, BB, 2K, HR; 1-1, BB
• Self 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Keyes 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Keyes 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

Same story in the Manchester, NH, where Hartford is playing this weekend because its stadium is both unfinished and uninsured as the Goats went yard after a two-out error in the 1st to score three unearned runs that stood up for a 3-2 win. Tyler Mapes and Derek Self combined for seven scoreless innings afterwards, allowing just four hits and a walk. Mapes lost for the seventh time despite getting on base twice himself (single, walk). Kevin Keyes homered for the third straight game and Andrew Stevenson went deep for the third time in 2016 to account for the two Senators runs.

Carolina 3 Potomac 1
• Fedde (L, 5-4) 6⅔ IP, 6H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 9K
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, IBB, 0K
• Vettleson 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Carey 1-3, 2B

Erick Fedde turned in yet another strong outing (0.71 ERA, 0.99 WHIP in his last 10GS) but lost as the Mudcats’ Eric Clark outdueled him in a 3-1 victory over the P-Nats. Fedde struck out nine and pitched into the seventh for the second time this season as he gave up two unearned runs on six hits but suffered the loss. The Potomac bats were held to just four hits, with Drew Vettleson the sole batter to reach base twice with an RBI double and a walk.

Hickory 5 Hagerstown 3 – COMP.
• Borque 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• VanVossen 4IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Rivera (L, 3-1) 3IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Encarnacion 1-4, R, BB
• Lora 1-4, R, 2SB

Thanks to the rainout, any momentum Hagerstown had was, um, washed away as Hickory scored five unanswered runs to take the completion, 5-3. Mick VanVossen took over from James Bourque and pitched four innings of one-run ball on three hits and a walk. Mariano Rivera III was pinched for runs in each of his three innings of work, giving up four total on five hits and two walks to lose for the first time in ’16. Randy Encarnacio was the sole batter to reach base twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk as the Crawdads relievers held the Suns to two hits over seven scoreless innings.

Hagerstown 6 Hickory 2 – COMP. (10 inn.)
• Guilbeau 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Walby 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Johansen (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Encarnacion 1-3, 2R, 2BB
• Gutierrez 2-5, R, 2RBI, CS
• Ruiz 1-4, 2B, BB, 3RBI

The Suns exploded for four runs in the 10th – in a game that was supposed to go just seven innings – to split the de facto doubleheader with a 6-2 win. Jake Johansen got the win in relief as he combined with Philip Walby for five scoreless inningss of relief. Taylor Guilbeau started and went the first five frames, allowing both Crawdads runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out four. Randy Encarnacion reached base three times and scored twice while Kelvin Rodriguez drove in two and Adderling Ruiz plated three with a double in the 10th.

Auburn 3 West Virginia 2
• Ramirez 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K
• Held (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB
• Sundberg 2-4

Jack Sundberg’s second single of the night drove in the gamewinner as Auburn took the series finale from West Virginia, 3-2. Yonathan Ramirez gave up both Black Bears runs on five hits and a walk while fanning three for another no-decision. Brayan Serrata (1IP), Phil Morse (1IP), and Samuel Held (2IP) combined for four scoreless innings of relief with Held getting the “W.” Sundberg went 2-for-4 to lead the Doubleday hit column while Sheldon Neuse and Blake Perkins both reached base twice to lead the eight-hit, two-walk offense. Roster moves: RHP Matt Pirro promoted, RHP Nick Conner demoted from the GCL.

GCL Update
Mat Latos came out of storage to throw three scoreless innings in Saturday’s 5-0 win vs. the G-Astros to G-even out the G-week at 3-3. The G-Nats continue to lead the GCL East by a game over the G-Cards.

DSL Update
The D-Nats continue to play out the string, winning three of six games last week, but remain eight games below .500 and 14 games behind in the San Pedro Division. This week, they play the D-Yankees2, the D-Tigers, and D-Cards.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Diamond (6-10, 3.56)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-3;
Won, 2-0
@ Hartford,
5:05 p.m.
Mapes (10-6, 3.30) vs.
Balog (2-0, 6.20)
Potomac Won, 4-1 @ Carolina,
6:00 p.m.
Fedde (5-3, 3.35) vs.
Clark (1-10, 5.71)
Hagerstown Winning, 3-0
(Susp. B2)
@ Hickory,
2:00 p.m.
TBD and Guilbeau (2-1, 4.73) vs.
TBD and Palumbo (6-3, 2.27)
Auburn Lost, 6-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Ramirez (3-1, 5.04) vs.
Meyer (1-4, 6.75)


Buffalo 3 Syracuse 1
• Espino 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Grace (L, 1-3) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Ramsey 1-3, RBI
• Martinson 1-3

Buffalo went deep twice to account for all three runs as they tripled up Syracuse, 3-1 to even the series at 1-1. Paolo Espino gave up a solo shot in the 2nd and five hits total over six frames with one walk and six whiffs. Matt Grace surrendered the winning two-run HR in the 7th and gave up three hits total over two innings to lose for the third time. Matt Grace broke up the perfect game bid in the 5th with a leadoff single and scored on Caleb Ramsey’s two-out safety. Ramsey went to third on Jason Martinson’s single but the two were left on when Zach Collier couldn’t make it back-to-back-to-back hits. The Chiefs threatened again in the 6th with a Christopher Bostick leadoff walk and a Michael Taylor single but that was it as the Bisons relievers set down the final 11 Chiefs in order. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino recalled to Washington; C Brian Jeroloman reassigned from Harrisburg.

Hartford 5 Harrisburg 3 – GAME ONE
• Whiting (L, 0-3) 3⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 4K, HR(GS)
• N. Lee 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Soto 2-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Keyes 2-3, R, HR, 2RBI

The Yard Goats slammed Boone Whiting for four in 3rd as they took the opener from the Sens, 5-3. Whiting allowed all five Hartford runs on eight hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds. He fanned four while losing his third AA game. Nick Lee stranded two in the 4th and retired three of the five batters he faced on strikes. Veterans Neftali Soto and Kevin Keyes powered the Harrisburg offense as they combined to go 4-for-6 with two runs scored, a double (Soto), a homer (Keyes) and three RBI.

Harrisburg 2 Hartford 0 – GAME TWO
• Blackmar (W, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• DeFratus (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Keyes 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Stevenson 1-3, 2B, SB

Two Sens pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout for 2-0 win to split the doubleheader. Mark Blackmar allowed all four hits and both walks over the first six to earn the win while Justin DeFratus pitched a 1-2-3 seventh with two whiffs for his first save with Harrisburg. Kevin Keyes drove in both Senators runs with another two-run homer.

Potomac 4 Carolina 1
• Bacus (W, 1-2) 5IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Spann (H, 2) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Mendez (SV, 6) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 3-1 IR-S
• Marmolejos 2-3, R, 2B, 2BB
• Abreu 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI

Potomac survived a scare in the 9th to take its second straight from Carolina, 4-1. Dakota Bacus returned to the rotation and pitched five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven for his first C.L. win of ’16. Matt Spann followed with two more goose eggs. Wirkin “For The Weekend” Estevez couldn’t complete the shutout bid and left ’em loaded for Gilberto Mendez, who walked the first batter he faced to lose the shutout but struck out the second to earn the save. Jose “The Orange” Marmolejos extended his hit streak to seven (on-base to 10) with a single, double, and two walks to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 3 Hickory 0 – SUSP.

The Suns scored in each of the first two innings before the rains came and suspended this one. They’ll complete it this afternoon at 2 p.m. then play a seven-inning game at the previously scheduled time of 6 p.m. Roster moves: IF Grant DeBruin activated from the 3-Day TIL.

West Virginia 6 Auburn 2
• Davis 5IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Simonds (BS, 1; L, 0-2) 2IP, 4H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 3K, WP, HBP
• Perkins 1-2, 2R, HR, RBI, 2BB
• Banks 1-2, RBI, BB, 2SB

West Virginia scored twice in the 8th and three times in the 9th to turn a 2-1 deficit into 6-2 win over Auburn. Weston Davis started and pitched five scoreless innings, giving up a hit and two walks while striking out four in a no-decision. The loss went to Kyle Simonds with five runs allowed (two earned) on four hits and a walk with three whiffs. Blake Perkins scored both Doubledays runs, including a solo shot in the 3rd that gave Auburn an early 1-0 lead. Ryan Ripken led the hit column with a pair of singles while Nick Banks singled, walked, and stole two bases.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-3 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (6-9, 3.62) vs.
Copeland (0-1, 6.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2
(10 inn.)
@ Hartford,
1:05 p.m.
Blackmar (1-1, 4.50) or
Mapes (10-6, 3.30) and
TBD vs. Wade (1-2, 4.69) and
C. Hernandez (5-7, 5.19)
Potomac Won, 10-2 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Bacus (0-2, 4.18) vs.
Beech (2-4, 4.26)
Hagerstown Lost, 9-5 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
Bourque (3-4, 6.13) vs.
Swanson (6-4, 3.52)
Auburn Won, 3-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
W. Davis (2-2, 2.63) vs.
Escobar (3-2, 3.20)


Syracuse 5 Buffalo 3
• Cole (W, 7-7) 7IP, 8H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 6K
• Martin (SV, 20) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Skole 2-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Martinson 1-4, R, 2B, BB
• den Dekker 1-3, R

The Chiefs managed not to ruin A.J. Cole’s seven strong innings as they took a 5-0 lead and held on for a 5-3 win over the Bison. Cole evened up his won-loss record at 7-7 with two runs let in on eight hits and a walk while striking out six. Koda Glover whiplashed through the 8th with a HR allowed for the hold while Rafael Martin got the tying run to the plate with a two-out walk but rolled a groundout to earn his 20th save. Matt Skole powered the Syracuse offense with a single, walk, and a two-run home run followed by Jason Martinson, who went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored.

Hartford 3 Harrisburg 2 (10 inn.)
• Long 6IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 5K, HR
• Brinley (L, 0-2) ⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• Ballou 2-4, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Stevenson 1-4, R, BB, SB

Harrisburg was no-hit for seven and 2/3rds innings before Isaac Ballou’s two-out, two-run triple tied things at 2-2. Alas, it was the closest Harrisburg would get as Hartford turned a leadoff walk into the game-winner for a 3-2 victory in the 10th. Jaron Long started and turned in a quality start of two runs allowed on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Ryan Brinley suffered the loss, his second, as he gave up the aforementioned base-on-balls and a two-out single. That might have been tying run had Andrew Stevenson not been thrown out at the plate trying to score on Ballou’s two-out single in the top of the 10th.

Potomac 10 Carolina 2
• Williams (W, 2-3) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Thomas 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, HBP
• Schrock 3-4, R, BB, HR, 4RBI, CS
• Marmolejos 2-4, 2R, 3B, BB
• Read 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI, SB

Austen Williams won his second straight start while the P-Nats hooked the Mudcats, 10-2 in the series opener. Williams gave up both Carolina runs on six hits and three walks and struck out five. Justin Thomas closed out the game with two scoreless innings. Max “For Those About To” Schrock went 3-for-4 with two singles, a walk, and a homer and drove in four. Dale Carey also went deep, while Jose Marmolejos (triple) and Raudy Read (double) connected for extra bases as Potomac marched to a 14-hit parade. Roster moves: RHP Dakota Bacus activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP Trey Lambert released.

Hagerstown 9 Hickory 5
• Baez 4⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR, HBP
• Howell (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-2 IR-S
• Pantoja 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Agustin 4-4, R, 2B, 2RBI, SB
• Wiseman 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, 2BB, 4RBI
• Page 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI

Hagerstown got to the Hickory bullpen in the 8th, putting up the decisive four-spot in a 9-5 victory. Joan Baez was sent packing in the 5th as he was charged with all five Crawdad runs on seven hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. Jacob Howell let in both inherited runners while getting the last two outs of the 5th but then pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Telmito Agustin and Rhett Wiseman both reached base four times and combined for six RBI as the Suns scorched Crawdad pitchers for 14 hits total.

Auburn 3 West Virginia 2
• Mills 5IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K
• Acevedo (BS, 1; W, 1-3) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, WP, 2-1 IR-S
• Brandt 1-2, SAC, 2RBI
• Ripken 1-3, RBI

Clayton Brandt’s single over a drawn-in IF plated the decisive run as the Doubledays edged the Black Bears, 3-2. McKenzie Mills (5IP) and Nick Conner (1IP) no-hit West Virginia for six innings but Nick Conner lost the no-no as he allowed a one-out single, then the shutout with the double that followed. A third straight hit chased him and Carlos Acevedo nearly escaped the jam with a whiff but a wild pitch tied the game. A two-base error to open the 7th and a grounder to the right side put the game-winner at third for Brandt, who delivered his second RBI of the night.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 @ Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (6-7, 4.44) vs.
Hutchison (6-4, 3.19)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 @ Hartford,
5:05 p.m.
Long (3-2, 2.22) vs.
Marquez (9-5, 2.69)
Potomac Won, 2-1 @ Carolina,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (1-3, 4.56) vs.
Navarro (4-2, 4.66)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Auburn OFF DAY vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Mills (3-2, 3.38) vs.
TBD


Lehigh Valley 6 Syracuse 4
• Voth (L, 5-7) 6IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 7K, WP
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Goodwin 3-5, R, HR(10), RBI
• den Dekker 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

Lehigh Valley scored in four straight innings to overcome a 3-0 deficit and take the game, 6-4, complete the three-game sweep of Syracuse. Austin Voth continues to struggle, losing for the fifth time in eight starts. The former UDub pitcher gave up five runs on five hits and two walks while fanning seven over six innings. Brian Goodwin homered for the 10th time while going 3-for-5 while Matt den Dekker singled and doubled as the Chiefs collected 12 hits but drew no walks.

Harrisburg 5 New Hampshire 4
• Valdez 7IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K
• Benincasa (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ward, Kieboom 2-3, R
• Perez, Keyes 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Kevin Keyes and Stephen Perez both homered and drove in two as the Senators made the most of their limited offense to take the series finale from New Hampshire, 5-4. Phillips Valdez turned in another strong start, walking just two, as he allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings. Robert Benincasa got the blown-save-win with some help from the New Hampshire defense in the 8th as Harrisburg turned a hit batsman into the deciding run with a sacrifice and an error. Andrew Robinson worked around a one-out single in the 9th to earn the save. Drew Ward and Spencer Kieboom both singled twice and scored a run to round out the six-hit, no-walk offense. Roster move: IF Wilmer Difo recalled to Washington.

Potomac 2 Salem 1
• Mayberry (W, 3-1) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Holland (SV, 1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mejia 1-2, R, HR, 2RBI
• Masters 1-3, 2B

Bryan Mejia’s two-run homer combined with some decent pitching was enough for Potomac to prevent a series sweep by Salem with a 2-1 win. Whit Mayberry won for the third time with six innings of one-run ball on five hits and walks with four strikeouts. Neil Holland tossed three scoreless to close out the game and earn the save. Austin Davidson walked, Osvaldo Abreu and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos singled, and David Masters doubled to comprise the P-Nats attack.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
The first-place Suns visit the Crawdads for the final time this season with a four-game set beginning tonight. Hagerstown leads Greensboro by just a half game, which is critical because the two teams meet just once in the second half (Aug. 26-28).

Auburn – OFF DAY
Auburn returns home to host West Virginia for three before heading back out on the road to NYC to visit Staten Island. The Doubledays trail by nine games in the Pinckney Division and eight games in the NYPL Wild Card race. Roster moves: RHP Trevor Gott reassigned from the GCL for MiLB rehab; OF Oliver Ortiz reassigned to the GCL.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-5;
Lost, 4-2
@ Lehigh Valley,
11:35 a.m.
Voth (5-6, 3.45) vs.
Lively (4-4, 3.86)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0;
Won, 1-0
vs. New Hampshire,
12:00 p.m.
Valdez (3-2, 6.21) vs.
Dawson (6-4, 3.58)
Potomac Lost, 10-7 vs. Salem,
12:05 p.m.
Mayberry (2-1, 4.50) vs.
McGrath (4-4, 3.79)
Hagerstown Lost, 10-2 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 4-0;
Lost, 6-2
OFF DAY N/A

Sorry, gotta go short to cover all eight games north of Florida 🙁

Lehigh Valley 8 Syracuse 5 – GAME ONE
• Hill (L, 4-9) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 1K, 2HR
• Grace 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Ramsey 2-3, BB
• Bostick 2-4, 2R, 3B
• Martinson 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI

Jason Martinson’s three-run HR in the 1st was erased in the 2nd as Taylor Hill gave up seven runs (and two more HR’s) during the inning and lost for the ninth time.

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 2 – GAME TWO
• Laffey (L, 4-4) 4⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Glover 1⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Bostick 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Lomardozzi 2-2, BB

Koda Glover couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead in the 5th as the Iron Pigs plated both of his inherited runners, then got an insurance run in the 6th for a 4-2 win that swept the doubleheader.

New Hampshire 1 Harrisburg 0 – GAME ONE
• Brady (L, 2-5) 7IP, 8H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Ballou 3-3, SB
• Bautista 1-3

Both pitchers went the distance, but New Hampshire got a solo HR in the 6th and made it stand up for a 1-0 shutout.

Harrisburg 1 New Hampshire 0 – GAME TWO
• Simms 5IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Suero (W, 3-0) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 3-3
• Perez 2-3, R, HR, RBI

In the nightcap, a solo HR also decided it but in the final AB, courtesy of Stephen Perez to give Harrsiburg a 1-0 win and split the doubleheader.

Salem 10 Potomac 7
• Crownover 5IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, 2HR
• Orlan (BS, 4; L, 5-4) 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, K, HR
• Schrock 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Marmolejos 2-5, R
• Davidson 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

The longball was also the story in Woodbridge where the Red Sox outhomered the P-Nats 4-2 to win 10-7.
Roster moves: C Matt Reistetter activated from the 7-Day DL; OF Victor Robles placed on the 7-Day DL (both moves backdated 7/25).

Charleston 10 Hagerstown 2
• Rodriguez (L, 7-7) 4IP, 6H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, 2HR
• Rivera 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Sagdal 2-4, 2-2B
• Ruiz 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Ditto in Hagerstown where the RiverDogs got four to the Suns’ one in a 10-2 smackdown in the series finale.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Watson (L, 1-2) 3IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Howard 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Perkins 0-2, BB

The Crosscutters’ Ranger Suarez went through Doubledays’ lineup like a, um, buzzsaw as he threw a seven-inning no-hitter to win, 4-0.

Williamsport 6 Auburn 2 – GAME TWO
• Dunning 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Fuentes (L, 1-1) 3IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ripken 1-2, SF, RBI, SB
• Brandt 1-3, RBI

Willamsport rallied for four in the 6th as they swept the doubleheader with a 6-2 win.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-0 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (4-8, 4.25)
Ja. Thompson (9-5, 2.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 vs. New Hampshire,
7:00 p.m.
Brady (2-4, 4.14) vs.
Greene (2-2, 5.06)
Potomac Won, 7-6 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (5-3, 3.45) vs.
Ball (5-4, 3.89)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Charleston,
2:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-1, 4.67) vs.
Morris (6-2, 2.64)
Auburn Lost, 2-1
(11 inn.)
@ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (1-1, 1.86)
Suarez, R (3-0, 2.56)


Syracuse 6 Rochester 0
• R. Lopez (W, 2-0) 9IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 7K, HBP
• Martinson 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-4, 2B
• Goodwin 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Reynaldo Lopez struck out seven, walked none, and shut out Rochester on four hits in a 6-0 Syracuse win that broke a four-game losing streak. Lopez needed just 99 pitches to clip the RedWings as he went nine innings for the first time in his career. Jason Martinson singled, doubled, and homered and drove in two while Adrian Sanchez singled and doubled to lead the Syracuse offense, which surpassed five runs scored for just the fourth time in July. Roster moves: RHP Lucas Giolito recalled to Washington; RHP Koda Glover optioned from Washington.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 2
• Blackmar (L, 1-1) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Brinley 1IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Bautista 3-4
• Difo, Ballou 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Senators couldn’t complete the four-game sweep as the Squirrels flew past them, 6-2 in the series finale. Mark Blackmar was charged with four runs on eight hits over five innings to take the loss. He walked two and struck out six in his second start for Harrisburg. Isaac Ballou homered with the bases empty with two out in the 4th while Wilmer Difo led off the 6th with a circle clout as the Sens were held to seven hits and one walk on the afternoon.

Potomac 7 Winston-Salem 6
• Spann 4⅔ IP, 9H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• M. Sanchez (W, 4-0) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Mendez (SV, 5) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Read 3-5, R, 2RBI, CS, PB(15)
• Schrock 2-5, R
• Keller 2-5, R, 2B

Potomac was able to take all five games from Winston-Salem with a 7-6 win in the series finale. Matt Spann started but was dinged for runs in all but one inning he began, as he gave up five runs on nine hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds for the no-decision. The P-Nats ‘pen stranded all six inherited runners and combined for four and 1/3rd innings of one-run ball. Mario Sanchez earned the win (#4), R.C. Orlan the hold (#5), and Gilberto Mendez the save (#5). Raudy Read led the P-Nats 11-hit parade with three singles, a run scored, and two RBI, followed by Max “For Those About To” Schrock and Alec Keller who both scored a run and went 2-for-5.

Hagerstown 3 Charleston 2
• J. Ross 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bourque (W, 3-4) 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Walby (SV, 4) 1IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• DeBruin 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Page 1-3, 2B, RBI

The Suns put up a three-spot in the 4th and the originally scheduled starter made it stand up for a 3-2 victory over the RiverDogs. Joe Ross turned in three scoreless innings to begin his rehab tour. After Sammy Solis served up a solo shot in his inning of work, James Bourque provided four innings of one-run relief to earn the win, giving up two hits and two walks while striking out three. Grant DeBruin and Matthew Page both doubled while going 1-for-3 and combined for all three Hagerstown RBI. Roster moves: RHP Joe Ross assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; LHP Sammy Solis reassigned from Potomac for MLB rehab.

Williamsport 2 Auburn 1 (11 inn.)
• Simonds 4IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Reid 5IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Conner (L, 1-2) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K
• Barrera 2-5, R, 2B
• Noll 2-4, RBI

Williamsport broke up the Star Trek convention with a one-out solo HR in the 8th, Auburn got it back in the 9th, but the Crosscutters prevailed 2-1 in the 11th. Kyle Simonds got the start and threw four scoreless, with one hit, no walks, and three whiffs. Jonny Reid went the next five, giving up the one run on the one hit (see above), also sans bases-on-balls and a trio of K’s for an impressive NYPL debut. Tres Barrera doubled, took third on a grounder to second, and scored on Jake Noll’s single to right to tie it up. Nick Conner worked around two walks in the 10th, but the Crosscutters cashed in his third free pass with a sacrifice, a grounder to the right side, and an infield single to win it in the 11th.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-0 vs Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
Lopez (1-0, 3.27) vs.
Dean (3-5, 5.03)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 vs. Richmond,
1:30 p.m.
Blackmar (1-0, 2.57) vs.
Suarez (3-6, 5.14)
Potomac Won, 6-2;
Won, 3-2
vs. Winston-Salem,
6:00 p.m.
Spann (2-1, 3.09) vs.
Banks (4-2, 6.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-10 vs. Charleston,
2:05 p.m.
Rosa (1st Low-A start) vs.
J. Ross (MLB Rehab)
Auburn Won, 8-4 @ Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
W. Davis (2-2, 2.63)
Romero (0-0, 5.87)


Rochester 11 Syracuse 0
• Espino (L, 6-9) 4IP, 10H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Long 4IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Ramsey 3-4
• Bostick 2-4

The RedWings hit ’em early, hit ’em hard, and hit ’em late while the Chiefs did not as Rochester shut out Syracuse, 11-0. Paolo Espino threw in-game BP for six runs on ten hits and a walk over four innings and somehow struck out three to lose for the ninth time. Caleb Ramsey singled three times, Chris Bostick singled twice, and Matt Skole drew a walk. The rest of the lineup combined for two additional singles while Jason Martinson reached on an error to round out the nine runners left on base.

Harrisburg 6 Richmond 3
• Mapes (W, 10-6) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K, HBP
• DeFratus (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Kieboom 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Bautista 2-4
• Ward 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI

Drew Ward and Spencer Kieboom both homered in the middle innings to break a 3-3 tie as Harrisburg took its third straight and won for the 9th time in 10 games vs. Richmond, 6-3. Tyler Mapes “only” went six innings and allowed three runs on six hits and four walks, but rolled three double plays to win his organizational-leading 10th game. New guy Justin De Fratus tossed two scoreless for the hold while Andrew Robinson cordero’d around two walks in the 8th to earn the save. The Senators collected nine hits total and drew five walks, with Rafael Bautista, Kieboom, Ward, Wilmer Difo, and Shawn Pleffner each reaching base twice. Roster moves: LHP Nick Lee outrighted from Washington.

Potomac 6 Winston-Salem 2 – GAME ONE
• Williams (W, 1-3) 7IP, 11H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• Mejia 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Schrock 1-2, R, BB
• Read 1-3, 2B, 2RBI

Austen Williams scattered 11 hits over seven innings as the P-Nats took the opener, 6-2. Williams struck out three and walked none while finally earning a win for Potomac. Ryan Zimmerman smacked a three-run HR in the 1st while Bryan Mejia took one out in the 4th as Potomac made the most of its six hits three walks.

Potomac 3 Winston-Salem 2 – GAME TWO
• Lambert 4⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K
• Holland (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Keller 2-3, R, 2B, BB, SB
• Marmolejos 2-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

Jose “Orange” Marmolejos sliced a single to center to walk off Potomac in the nightcap for a 3-2 victory and a doubleheader sweep. The 2015 Minor League Player of the Year also pealed one over the right field wall for his 11th HR of the year. Trey Lambert made the spot start and pitched into the 5th, giving up both Winston-Salem runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five. Neil Holland got the win in relief as he stranded a runner and allowed just one hit over the final two and 2/3rds innings.

Charleston 14 Hagerstown 10
• Avila (L, 7-7) 1⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 2K, HR
• Rivera 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-1 IR-S
• Encarnacion 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, RBI, SB(15)
• Gutierrez 2-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Page 2-5, R, 2B, 3RBI

The Suns got a field goal in the 4th and a touchdown in the 5th but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early 7-0 deficit as the RiverDogs won, 14-10. Pedro Avila might be showing signs of fatigue as the 19-y.o. had his worst start in his first long season with six runs charged to him on five hits and four walks over just an inning and 2/3rds. Everybody hit for Hagerstown (11 total) but all but one whiffed, too (12). Randy Encarnacion, the only Suns batter not to strike out, paced the offense with a single, a walk, and a home run while he stole his 15th base.

Auburn 8 State College 4
• Ramirez (W, 3-1) 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Held (H, 1) 3IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Noll 3-3, 2R, 2B, SF, RBI
• Panaccione 2-4, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Sundberg 2-5, RBI

Auburn finally beat State College, 8-4. Yonathan Ramirez earned his third “W” with five innings of one-run ball on four hits and a walk while striking out three. Sam Held got the hold with three scoreless innings. Nick Banks was the beer man in the Doubledays’ 12-hit parade, which Jake Noll led with two singles, a double, and a sac fly, followed by Paul Panaccione, who went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Roster moves: LHP Jonny Reid promoted from the GCL.

GCL Update
J.D. Martin was smoked like a cheap cigar on Friday to end a five-game win streak for the G-Nats, who still lead the GCL East by two games over the G-Cards. Seventeen-year-old Juan Soto has cooled off some (.195BA in last 10G), but still sports an .844 OPS in 20 games. Among the age-appropriate pitchers, Jonny Reid has gone 2-1` with a line of 1.72/3.15/0.70 in six appearances, totaling 15⅔ IP, which has earned him a bump up to the NYPL.

DSL Update
The D-Nats gave the D-Angels hell with an eight-run 9th yesterday to win for the second time last week, 12-9. Pitching remains the team’s strength, as they rank 11th in the 42-team league in runs allowed. Hitting? Well, there are two teams in the DSL who have scored fewer runs…

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Espino (6-8, 3.25) vs.
Wheeler (6-2, 2.75)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Richmond,
6:00 p.m.
Mapes (9-6, 3.24) vs.
Beede (5-5, 3.00)
Potomac Won, 9-8 vs. Winston-Salem,
5:00 p.m.
Williams (0-3, 4.91) and
Lambert (0-0, 4.63) vs.
Thompson (1-0, 6.55) and
K. Valerio (3-3, 4.70)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-1 vs. Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Avila (7-6, 2.73) vs.
Gomez (2-1, 2.83)
Auburn Lost, 10-8 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 5.85)
Williams (4-1, 2.45)

Late start + LNIW = abbreviated writeups to get this out before 10:30 a.m.
Rochester 3 Syracuse 1
• Cole (L, 6-7) 8IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 8K, 2HR
• Martinson 1-3, 2B
• Goodwin 1-4, 2B, RBI

A.J. Cole pitched a complete-game loss while the Syracuse offense remains woeful. Brian Goodwin extended his hit streak to six games and broke up the shutout with an RBI double in the 1st. Roster move: J.D. Martin assigned to GCL for MiLB rehab.

Harrisburg 2 Richmond 1
• Whiting 5IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 1K
• Simms (W, 7-4) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Benincasa (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Soto 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Ballou 0-1, R, BB, SF, RBI

Shawn Pleffner’s pinch-hit RBI single in the 7th snapped a 1-1 tie as the Senators doubled up the Flying Squirrels again, 2-1.
Roster move: RHP Justin De Fratus assigned from Washington (MLFA, released on 7/14 by Texas).

Potomac 9 Winston-Salem 8
• Mayberry 7IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Thomas (BS, 1) ⅓ IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, HR(GS), HBP
• Estevez (W, 2-4) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Vettleson 4-5, 2R, 2HR, 6RBI
• Carey 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB

Drew Vettleson had a career game Last Night in Woodbridge.
Roster move: LHP Sammy Solis assigned from Washington on MLB rehab.

Columbia 4 Hagerstown 1
• Baez (L, 6-7) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 6K, 2WP
• Johansen ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Gutierrez 1-3, BB

Hagerstown dropped its second straight to the Fireflies, who lit up Jacob Howell for two in the 8th en route to a 4-1 win.

State College 10 Auburn 8
• Bogucki 2IP, 8H, 9R, 9ER, 3BB, 1K, HR, HBP, 2WP
• Fuentes 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Banks 5-6, R, 3RBI
• Ripken 4-5, R, BB, 2RBI
• Johnson 3-5, 3R

Doubledays pounded out 21 hits and scored eight runs, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 9-0 deficit after two innings as the Spikes won again, 10-8.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-1 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (6-6, 4.53) vs.
Berrios (9-4, 2.42)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 vs. Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Whiting (0-2, 5.63)
Coonrod (2-1, 3.90)
Potomac Won, 4-2 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Mayberry (2-1, 5.09) vs.
Stephens (4-7 3.76)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 vs. Columbia,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (6-6, 4.44) vs.
Church (3-0, 0.42)
Auburn Lost, 7-4 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Bogucki (0-2, 6.00) vs.
Farinaro (4-0, 5.19)


Rochester 6 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 5-6) 5⅓ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K, 2HR
• Laffey 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Lombardozzi 2-3, R
• Goodwin 2-4, 2B, RBI

The Chiefs’ offensive woes continued in a 6-1 loss to the Redwings. Austin Voth was stung for four runs in the first inning and all six Rochester runs on eight hits and three walks over five and 1/3rd innings. He struck out two while taking his sixth loss. Aaron Laffey stranded a pair of baserunners and locked down the Redwings the rest of the way, but as aforementioned, so did Rochester’s Andrew Albers. Brian Goodwin’s RBI double in the 6th plated Steve Lombardozzi to prevent a shutout as the two combined for four of the six (6) hits mustered by the Syracuse batters. Roster move: Austin Voth activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 4 Richmond 2
• Valdez (W, 3-2) 7IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Robinson (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 3-4, RBI
• Perez 2-3, R, HR, RBI (10G on-base streak)

After walking 13 in his last two starts, totaling seven and 2/3rds innings, Phillips Valdez walked none in seven innings last night. Perhaps not coincidentally, he and Harrisburg won, 4-2. Valdez allowed both Richmond runs on eight hits and struck out four as he went seven innings for the first time in eight AA starts. Wander Suero and Andrew Robinson both turned in a scoreless inning to earn the hold and save, respectively. Rafael Bautista singled three times and drove in a run while Stephen Perez singled and homered to lead the Senators’ ten-hit parade.

Potomac 4 Winston-Salem 2
• Crownover (W, 1-4) 6+ IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 7K
• Mendez (SV, 4) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Lowery 1-4, 2B, RBI

Likewise, Matthew Crownover kept the ball down and in the zone and good things happened as the P-Nats doubled up the Dash, 4-2. Crownover won for the first time in nine A+ starts and went a career-long six-plus innings, giving up one run on four hits and three walks and striking out seven (also a career high). Gilberto Mendez recovered from two rocky outings on the road to notch his fourth save. Alec Keller singled twice and drove in two while Jake Lowery doubled once and drove in one to lead the regulars. Roster move: 1B Ryan Zimmerman assigned from Washington on MLB rehab; went 2-for-4 with a double and actually ran full speed on the latter.

Columbia 6 Hagerstown 1
• Rodriguez (L, 7-6) 3⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• Hearn 3⅔ IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 6K, 3-0 IR-S
• Reetz 2-4, R, PB(10), PO at 3B
• La Bruna 1-2, 3B, BB, RBI

Hagerstown’s seven-game win streak came to end with a 6-1 loss to Columbia. Jefry Rodriguez threw 70 pitches over three and a 1/3rd innings and let in four runs on four hits and three walks in his sixth loss of the season. Taylor Hearn came in with the bases loaded and left ’em that way, then allowed one unearned run over the next three innings. The Suns offense didn’t respond, managing just one run on five hits total. Jakson Reetz singled with one out and scored the lone Suns run on an Angelo La Bruna triple with two outs in the 5th; the two were the only Hagerstown batters to reach base twice.

State College 7 Auburn 4
• Acevedo 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K, 0HR, 3HBP
• Howard (BS, 1; L, 0-2) 1⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 0K
• Noll 4-4
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, SB

The Spikes continued their domination of the Doubledays with a 7-4 win, the fourth straight win by State College over Auburn. Carlos Acevedo started and got the no-decision with five innings of one-run ball on one hit, two walks, and three hit batsman. Hayden Howard came in with a 4-1 lead and left with a 5-4 deficit as the Spikes scored four against him in the 6th and 7th innings for the blown-save-loss. Jake Noll singled four times to improve his BA to .333 in 11 games since his callup from the GCL while Blake Perkins went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base to pace the Auburn offense. Roster move: OF Darryl Florentino demoted to the GCL Nationals.

Anderson Franco Sighting
As noted in the comments, 3B watchlister Anderson Franco made his first appearance in the GCL, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. A full explanation from the Nationals was released on June 31st.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (5-5, 3.11) vs.
Albers (6-2, 3.02)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-2 vs. Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (2-2, 7.04) vs.
Crick (2-7, 5.64)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 5.40) vs.
Leyer (0-0, 6.43)
Hagerstown Won, 4-2 vs. Columbia,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (7-5, 4.15) vs.
Ingram (4-9, 5.55)
Auburn OFF DAY @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Dunning (0-0, 0.00)
Kilichowski (1-1, 0.60)


Gwinnett 3 Syracuse 2
• Hill 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• E. Davis (BS, 3; L, 6-4) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Goodwin 1-3, BB, SB
• den Dekker 2-3, R, BB, SB

Taylor Hill once again tossed seven innings of one-run (on a HR, natch) ball for a no-decision as the Syracuse offense couldn’t overcome the bullpen in a 3-2 loss to Gwinnett in the series finale. Hill gave up five hits total and walked one while striking out three. After a scoreless 8th from Matt Grace on an exhausting eight pitches, Erik Davis let in the winning runs in the 9th on a walk and two hits for his fourth loss and third blown save. Matt Skole homered and Matt den Dekker came in on sac fly from Jhonatan Solano in the 4th. The Chiefs were otherwise limited to six hits and four walks and went 0-for-6 with RISP. Roster moves: RHP Koda Glover added to Washington 40-man roster; RHP Reynaldo Lopez optioned from Washington.

Erie 8 Harrisburg 2
• Brady (L, 2-4) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 10K
• Stevenson 1-3, R, BB, SB, RBI
• Perez 0-1, R, 2BB, SB

The Seawolves pounded out a baker’s dozen of hits and scored in four of eight “ups” in an 8-2 win over the Sens, halting Harrisburg’s five-game win streak. Michael Brady struck out a career-best 10 batters but was otherwise mediocre as he gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings to lose for the fourth time. Ryan Brinley was lit up again, giving up four runs over the final two innings, including the fifth HR in six AA appearances. Harrisburg managed to score twice on four singles and five walks with the help of three stolen bases. Andrew Stevenson and Steven Perez scored both runs and were the only two batters to score reach base twice. Roster moves: LHP Nick Lee designated for assignment; no corresponding moves yet, though RHP Boone Whiting will be eligible to come off the DL tomorrow.

Potomac – OFF DAY
Potomac returns to Woodbridge after a 3-4 road trip during which Lynchburg has gotten hot and taken over first place with six straight wins. The P-Nats rematch against the Salems for eight games over the next seven days beginning tonight with a five-game series against the Dash. Roster moves: RHP Dakota Bacus assigned to the GCL for MiLB rehab.

Hagerstown 4 Columbia 2
• Guilbeau (W, 2-1) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K
• Borne (H, 2) 3IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 3-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Page 3-4, 2B, RBI

The Suns zapped the Fireflies by a 4-2 score to win their seventh straight and stay a half game ahead of the Grasshoppers. Taylor Guilbeau got the win with one run allowed on five hits and two walks over five innings. Grant Borne allowed an unearned run over the next three for the hold while Philip Walby worked around a single in the 9th for the save. Ian Sagdal and Matthew Page both went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead Hagerstown’s 11-hit parade, though coupled with five walks, the Suns did leave on 12 baserunners.

Auburn – OFF DAY
Auburn returns home for a single, three-game series against West Virginia before heading to New York on Sunday for three against Staten Island.