Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Durham,
10:35 a.m.
Voth (1-1, 6.57) vs.
Yarbrough (0-2, 3.93)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 0.50)
vs. Eshelman (1-0, 3.94)
Potomac Postponed vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 3.94) and
Silvestre (2-0, 3.94) vs.
Gonzalez (0-2, 5.65) and TBD
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Kannapolis,
10:35 a.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) and
Mills (2-1, 2.40) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45) and
Kubat (0-1, 0.84)

Durham 4 Syracuse 3
• Ross (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K
• Antolin 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Skole 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Green 1-3, CS

Matt Skole’s two-run HR in the 2nd was immediately erased by a four-run rally by Durham as the Bulls stopped the Chiefs’ streak at six with a 4-3 defeat. Greg Ross gave up all four runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks over three and 2/3rds innings. Dustin Antolin stranded two to finish the 4th and pitched two more scoreless innings, as did Rafael Martin and Neal Cotss (one IP each) but the Syracuse hitters couldn’t push across the second run to tie. Skole also walked and was the sole Syracuse batter to reach base twice as they were held to just five hits total. Roster move: OF Joey Butler placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg vs. Reading – PPD
The Senators were rained out last night. They’ll make it up in late June with a doubleheader on Tuesday the 26th.

Potomac vs. Frederick – PPD
Potomac and Frederick both got an extra day off thanks to the rain. They’ll try for two today starting at 4:30 p.m.

Hagerstown vs. Kannapolis – PPD
Make that five rainouts for the Suns, which will force a doubleheader this morning and one in Kannapolis on June 14.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY @ Durham,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Honeywell (0-1, 4.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 0.50) vs.
Eshelman (1-0, 3.94)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 3.94) vs.
Gonzalez (0-2, 5.65)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Kannapolis,
4:35 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) and
Y. Ramirez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45) and TBD

Syracuse – OFF DAY
After taking six straight—five at home—the Chiefs take their show on the road to North Carolina and Virginia to face the Bulls and the Tide for three games apiece. Roster move: RHP Jacob Turner recalled to Washington.

Reading 9 Harrisburg 1
• Long (L, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ward 2-4
• Read 2-4

Reading went to town on the Harrisburg bullpen to break open a 2-1 game and win going away, 9-1. Jaron Long took the loss with two runs allowed on six hits and a walk while striking out eight over five innings. Jake Johansen was lit up for three runs in the 6th while Jimmy Cordero was smoked for four runs in the 7th. Drew Ward and Raudy Read both went 2-for-4 to lead the Sens offense.

Potomac – OFF DAY
The P-Nats resume play after their first scheduled day off with a three-game homestand against the Keys. Weather permitting, natch.

Hagerstown vs. Kannapolis – PPD
Rain interrupted or postponed play for the fourth time this month yesterday in Hagerstown. They’ll try to play two today to make it up.

Monday’s News & Notes

Blake Perkins walks off the Suns twice with a HR, single

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-2 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 3.38) vs.
Barker (1-0, 4.85)
Potomac Won, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 4-1;
Won, 5-4
(9 inn.)
vs. Kannapolis,
6:05 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45)

Syracuse 8 Norfolk 2
• Cole (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Adams 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, BB
• Goodwin 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Sanchez 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Syracuse completed the sweep of Norfolk with an 8-2 dismantling for its sixth straight win. A.J. Cole pitched five innings of two-run ball on a walk and five hits and five K’s to pick up his first “W” of 2017. Four relievers turned in a scoreless inning apiece highlighted by Austin Adams striking out the side in the 8th. Rafael Bautista reached base four times with three singles and a walk and scored two runs to lead the Chiefs’ 11-hit parade. Roster move: IF Grant Green outrighted from Washington.

Harrisburg 2 Bowie 1
• Simms (W, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Brinley (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Valdez (SV, 1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Lisson 1-2, R, BB

The Sens squeezed in two runs from three hits and two walks and got another strong out from a trio of pitchers to take the game and the series from the Baysox, 2-1. John Simms spun five strong innings with one run let in on five hits while striking out seven. Ryan Brinley followed with two perfect innings for the hold while Phillips Valdez cordero’d around three hits in the 8th and 9th innings to earn the save. Mario Lisson walked, scored on Raudy Read’s RBI double, while Spencer Kieboom’s RBI groundout plated what proved to be the gamewinner.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3
• Estevez 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Crownover (W, 3-0) 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, 1-0 IR-S
• Masters 2-4, R, RBI
• Sagdal 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Potomac fell behind 3-0 after four innings but chipped away with single runs in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th innings for a 4-3 comeback win in the series finale vs. Lynchburg. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez went the first five and 2/3rds innings, allowing all three Hillcats runs on eighth hits and a walk, but go the no-decision. Matt Crownover continues to make his case to return to starting with another strong appearance, finishing the game with three and a 1/3rd perfect innings of relief and his third win. David Masters led the P-Nats’ offense with a pair of singles while Ian Sagdal homered and walked.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 1 – GAME ONE
• Watson 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 7K, HBP, 2WP
• VanVossen (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• J. Soto 2-3, RBI

Blake Perkins smacked a three-run HR to give the Suns a 4-1 walkoff win in the opener. Tyler Watson gave up the lone SHIrerun on three hits and two walks over five innings. The win went to Mick VanVossen with two scoreless innings. Perkins also doubled and scored two runs total while Juan Soto singled twice in three trips and drove in the first Hagerstown run.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 4 (9 inn.) – GAME TWO
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Fuentes 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Simonds (W, 2-0) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, 3SB
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B
• La Bruna 3-4

Hagerstown rallied for single runs in the 7th and 8th innings to tie and connected on four straight singles in the 9th to win, 5-4 and sweep the doubleheader from the Shorebirds. Hayden Howard pitched into the 5th but was dinged for three Shorebirds runs on eight hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. The win went to Kyle Simonds who closed out the game with a (home) run over the last two innings, and bailed out by Carter Kieboom’s HR in the bottom of the 8th. Blake Perkins delivered the gamewinner once again while going 2-for-4 with a double, as did Daniel Johnson, while Angelo La Bruna went 3-for-4 to lead the Suns hit column.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-4 vs. Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 5.79) vs.
Ynoa (0-3, 7.30)
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 vs. Bowie,
1:30 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 3.38) vs.
Barker (1-0, 4.85)
Potomac Postponed @ Lynchburg,
2:00 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Esparza (1-2, 4.80)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Delmarva,
2:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.45) and
Howard (1-0, 2.00) vs.
Muckenhirn (1-1, 2.30) and
Dietz (0-1, 12.10)

Syracuse 9 Norfolk 4
• Hill (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K, 0HR
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ramsey 3-4, 2-2B, R, 2RBI
• Robinson 2-4, 2R, BB, RBI
• Falu 2-4, R, RBI

The Syracuse bats came alive with a baker’s dozen of hits and no beer man in a 9-4 pummeling of Norfolk. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard for the first time in three starts, allowing just two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one (1) as both he and the Chiefs evened up their won-loss records at 1-1 and 7-7, respectively. Caleb Ramsey singled once, doubled twice, scored a run, and knocked in two while Clint Robinson also reached base three times with two singles and a walk to lead the Syracuse offense.

Harrisburg 3 Bowie 1
• Blackmar (W, 2-1) 5IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Self (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Suero (SV, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Collier 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Ward 1-4, RBI

The Senators got two in the 1st and one in the 2nd and strong pitching to make it stand up for a 3-1 win over the BaySox. Mark Blackmar won for the second time with a run on six hits over five innings, no walks, and two whiffs. Derek Self and Wander Suero both turned in two scoreless to earn the hold and save respectively. Zach Collier homered for the sole extra base hit for Harrisburg, which managed just six hits total

Lynchburg vs. Potomac – PPD
Rain claimed Game Three of the four-game series between Potomac and Lynchburg. They play just the one game today. No makeup date has been announced for yesterday’s postponement. The two teams play each other three more times in the first half, with two four-game series (Potomac, Lynchburg) next month and a three-game series in June (Potomac.

Hagerstown vs. Delmarva – PPD
Likewise, the game between the Shorebirds and the Suns was washed away. They will try to play two today, though the two teams play two more series in the first half.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-0 vs. Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (0-1, 9.64) vs.
T. Wilson (2-0, 4.56 in ’16)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-2 vs. Bowie,
6:00 p.m.
Blackmar (1-1, 5.63) vs.
Grimes (0-1, 3.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Esparza (1-2, 4.80)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3;
Lost 4-1
vs. Delmarva,
6:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.45) vs.
Muckinhirn (1-1, 2.30)

Syracuse 3 Norfolk 0
• Voth (W, 1-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• G. Ross (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Bautista 2-3, R, CS
• Snyder 1-3, RBI, SB

The Chiefs turned the Tide with another shutout, 3-0 and quietly extended their win streak to four games. 2016 Austin Voth showed up with six strong innings, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning five. Greg Ross followed with two scoreless for the hold while Joe Nathan worked around a single in the 9th for the save. Adrian Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a run scored while Brandon Snyder drove in two and Brian Goodwin one to compose the Syracuse five-hit, three-run offense.

Bowie 8 Harrisburg 2
• Williams (L, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Brinley 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-4, 2B
• Abreu 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• 0-15 RISP, 9LOB, 15K

Rafael Soriano Jimmy Cordero was lit up for five runs in the 9th but improved his ERA to 18.69 as Bowie broke open a 3-0 game en route a 8-2 win over Harrisburg. Osvaldo Abreu’s two-run homer in the alst of the 9th avoided the shutout. Austen Williams took the loss despite six innings of two-run ball on five hits and two walks while striking out four. Raudy Read singled and doubled to lead the Sens hit column of six total while Andrew Stevenson drew two of the five Harrisburg walks on the night.

Lynchburg 4 Potomac 2
• Baez (L, 0-2) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 5K
• Mendez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sundberg 2-3
• Wiseman 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Rhett Wiseman’s two-run HR in the 7th also broke up a would-be shutout as the Hillcats doubled up the P-Nats, 4-2. Joan Baez rebounded somewhat in his third start, letting in two runs on two hits and five walks over four innings. He struck out five while throwing 83 pitches. Jack Sundberg added two singles to Wiseman’s big fly to account for all three Potomac hits. The rest of the lineup was 0-for-24 with walks drawn by Taylor Gushue and Kelvin Gutierrez.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 3 – COMP.
• Bourque 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• C. Pena 4⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HBP, WP
• J. Mills (W, 2-0) 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 2WP, 3-2 IR-S
• Perkins 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Noll 2-5, 2B, RBI, SB

Delmarva broke up the Star Trek convention on the Municipal Stadium scoreboard with a three-spot in the 7th, Hagerstown answered with two in the 7th, one in 8th, and walked ’em off with a run in the 9th for a 4-3 win in the completion. Carlos Pena took over for James Bourque and was charged up all three Shorebird runs on six hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings. Jordan Mills let in two of three inherited runners while getting out of the 7th and closed out the game with two scoreless to pick up the win. Blake Perkins singled twice, doubled once, and scored a run while Jake Noll plated the game winner with a single over the heads of a (presumably) drawn-in outfield with one out in the 9th.

Delmarva 4 Hagerstown 1 – GAME TWO
• DeRosier (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Y. Ramirez 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, HBP, 2-0 IR-S
• J. Soto 2-3, R, 2B
• Tillero 2-3, 2B

It was all Shorebirds in the nightcap, as they scored single runs in four of seven “ups” to split the de facto doubleheader with a 4-1 win. Matt DeRosier took the loss wtih three runs allowed on eight hits over three and 2/3rds innings. Yonathan Ramirez stranded two while getting out of the 4th, then pitched two scoreless innings in his season debut. Juan Soto and Jorge Tillero both singled and doubled in three trips to the plate to lead the Suns offense.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0
(7 inn.); PPD
vs. Norfolk,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 12.79) vs.
Wright, M (0-1, 7.71)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (1-1, 4.09) vs.
Scott (0-0, 1.50)
Potomac Won, 8-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 7.88) vs.
Chiang (1-1, 1.46)
Hagerstown Suspended,
0-0 (Top 2nd)
vs. Delmarva,
3:35 p.m.
C. Pena (1-0, 4.00) vs.
Humpal (0-1, 2.65)

Syracuse 1 Toledo 0
• J. Turner 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Antolin (W, 2-1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bautista 2-3, R, CS
• Snyder 1-3, RBI, SB

A quintet of Syracuse pitchers made Brandon Snyder’s RBI single in the 1st stand up for 1-0 win in seven innings. Jacob Turner got the start and went an inning and 2/3rds with one hit allowed and two whiffs. Dustin Antolin followed with two scoreless for the win, Matt Grace got four outs for a hold, Trevor Gott pitched the 6th for a hold, and Austin Adams worked around a walk in the 7th for the save. Rafael Bautista singled twice and scored the lone run. Joey Butler got the fourth Syracuse hit. Rain postponed the second game until Monday, August 7th.

Hartford 1 Harrisburg 0
• Fedde (L, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K; 1-2
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• S. Kieboom 1-3
• Ward 1-4
The Yard Goats’ Yency Almonte outdueled Erick Fedde for 1 -0 shutout of the Senators. Fedde gave up the lone Hartford run on five hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out eight. Braulio Lara followed with two scoreless innings with one hit and one whiff. Harrisburg managed just five singles and one walk while striking out twelve times with no batter reaching base twice.

Potomac 8 Lynchburg 2
• Rodriguez (W, 1-1) 6IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 8K
• Schepel (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Lora 2-3, 3R, 2B, SB
• Davidson 2-5, 2B, 5RBI, CS
• Agustin 1-3, SAC, 2R, 2B, 3RBI, SB

Austin Davidson drove in five while Jefry Rodriguez tossed six strong innings as Potomac beat Lynchburg, 8-2. Davidson connected for a three-run double in the 3rd, and a two-run single in the 9th as the P-Nats made the most of nine hits and three walks, with a little “help” from two Hillcats errors. Rodriguez gave up both Lynchburg runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out eight while winning his first game. Kyle Schepel closed it out with three scoreless innings for the save, his first of the season. Roster move: OF Victor Robles placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to April 19; LHPs Taylor Guilbeau, Grant Borne reassigned to Auburn; RHPs Jorge Pantoja, Sam Held reassigned from Hagerstown; OF Jack Sundberg assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Hagerstown 0 Delmarva 0 – SUSP.
Thunder and lightning stopped the Suns-Shorebirds game with two outs in the top 2nd and a score—which a game always has—of 0-0. They’ll try to complete this one to nine innings this afternoon, then play a seven-inning game afterwards. Roster move: LHP David Ramos, RHP Steven Fuentes assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Toledo,
12:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-0, 3.12) and TBD
vs. C. Bell (0-1, 1.69) and TBD
Harrisburg Postponed @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00)
Almonte (0-0, 2.53)
Potomac Won, 6-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-1, 7.20) vs.
Robinson (1-1, 2.00)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1 vs. Delmarva,
6:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-0, 1.13) vs.
Wells (1-1, 1.64)

Syracuse vs. Toledo – PPD
Rain postponed yesterday afternoon’s game and will push up the start time for today’s from the evening to midday to beat the rain forecast for tonight. The Mud Hens do not come to town again until August, which is part of the impetus to get the games in. Roster moves: Ross up, Ross in; Joe recalled to DC, Greg reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg vs. Hartford – PPD
Rain also washed out the game last night in Hartford. It will be made up on a future Harrisburg visit. Tonight’s game is just one at the regularly scheduled time.

Potomac 6 Down East 2
• Silvestre (W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Wiseman 3-4, R
• Lora 2-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• Gutierrez 2-5, 2B

The P-Nats rapped out 16 hits as they plucked the Wood Ducks, 6-2 and took the series, 2-1. Hector Silvestre tossed six scoreless innings to earn his second win. He allowed one walk, five hits, and fanned five. Mariano Rivera got the rulebook save but was strafed for two runs on seven hits, including a solo HR, over the final three innings. Rhett Wiseman led the hit column with three singles while Edwin Lora drove in four with a three-run HR and an RBI single as every Potomac batter had a hit and six had two or more.

Hagerstown 2 Lakewood 1
• M. Mills (W, 2-1) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 9K
• J. Mills (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 2-3, R
• Johnson 1-2, BB, RBI, OF assist at HP

Led by McKenzie Mills, Hagerstown’s pitchers outdueled Lakewood for a 2-1 win in the game and the series and evened up the road trip at 3-3. McKenzie Mills fanned nine and walked three over five scoreless innings for this second win. Jordan Mills (no relation) pitched two scoreless to earn the save, his second. Nick Banks went 2-for-3 with a run scored while Dan Johnson walked, singled, drove in a run, and gunned down a runner at the plate to lead the offense (and defense).

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Toledo,
1:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-0, 3.12) vs.
C. Bell (0-1, 1.69)
Harrisburg Won, 9-2 @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00)
Almonte (0-0, 2.53)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Won, 6-0
vs. Down East,
10:35 a.m.
Silvestre (1-0, 6.30) vs.
Payano (0-0, 2.79)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 @ Lakewood,
11:05 a.m.
M. Mills (1-1, 3.60)
S. Sanchez (0-1, 4.66)

Syracuse 3 Toledo 2
• Cole 5⅓ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Gott (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Joseph 2-3
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 2B

Adrian Sanchez doubled and scored on an error in the 8th as Syracuse edged Toledo, 3-2 in the series opener. A.J. Cole kept the ball in the yard, scattering eight hits over five and a 1/3rd innings for both Mud Hens runs. He walked one and struck out one. Trevor Gott was the winning pitcher while Rafael Martin earned the save; both pitched a scoreless inning in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively. Sanchez and Corban Joseph both went 2-for-3 to lead the Chiefs’ nine-hit offense, which also struck out 12 times.

Harrisburg 9 Hartford 2
• Long (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Valdez 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Stevenson 5-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Lisson 2-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI

The Senators broke out for five in the 3rd then added two-spots in the 4th and 5th as the Senators railroaded the Yard Goats, 9-2. Andrew Stevenson singled three times and doubled twice for his second straight five-hit game, pushing his BA to .447 – second-best in the E.L. Jaron Long won for the second time in three starts, giving up just one run over seven innings on five hits and a walk. Mario Lisson’s grand slam started things off for Harrisburg’s 14-hit attack. Roster move: LHP R.C. Orlan reassigned from Potomac.

Down East 3 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (L, 1-2) 5IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Mayberry 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 2-3
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B

Potomac twice loaded the bases in the final two innings but came up short both times in a 3-0, five-hit shutout by a trio of Down East pitchers. P-Nats starter and losing pitcher Luis Reyes allowed all three Wood Ducks runs on nine hits and two walks. Whit Mayberry followed with two scoreless. Ian Sagdal went 2-for-3 and was the sole Potomac batter to reach base twice. Victor Robles made his first appearance in five days with two ABs and four defensive innings played. He was not injured nor was his replacement Telmito Agustin, who took over in centerfield and was a hit by pitch.

Potomac 6 Down East 0 – GAME TWO
• Crownover (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 0R, BB, 4K
• R. Pena 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 2-3, 2B, BB
• Lowery 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Lora 1-2, 2R, 2B, SB

Jake Lowery’s Earl Weaver special in the 2nd was more than enough for the P-Nats to return the favor and blank the Wood Ducks, 6-0 in the nightcap. Matt Crownover (5IP) and Ronald Pena (2IP) combined on the seven-hit shutout, with a walk and five K’s between the two pitchers. Bryan Mejia reached base three times with a double, single, and a walk while Austin Davidson capped off the scoring with a two-run single in the 6th. Roster move: RHP Gilberto Mendez assigned to Potomac from Extended Spring Training.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 4
• Sharp 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K
• VanVossen (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Barrera 2-4, R, 2B, 2K
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, RBI, SB, CS
• C. Kieboom 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI

Carter Kieboom’s two-run double highlighted a three-run 9th as Hagerstown held on for 6-4 win over Lakewood. Sterling Sharp lived up to his surname with an unearned run on four hits, no walks, and six K’s over six innings. Kyle Simonds lost the 3-1 lead, which made Mick VanVossen the winnings pitcher as he closed out the game with one run allowed over two innings. Tres Barrera and Anderson Franco both went 2-for-4 with a run scored while Blake perkins scored twice on two singles in five trips to the plate to lead the Suns’ 10-hit parade. Roster move: LHP Yonathan Ramirez assigned from Auburn.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Toledo,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Farmer (0-0, 3.27)
Harrisburg Won, 16-14
(13 inn.)
@ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Long (1-1, 0.82)
Wynkoop (1-1, 2.03)
Potomac Postponed vs. Down East,
4:00 p.m.
Reyes (1-1, 3.27) and
Crownover (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Pena, R (0-0, 2.70) and
Palumbo (1-0, 1.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3
(13 inn.)
@ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 9.00)
Romero (0-0, 5.00)

Syracuse – OFF DAY
After a 2-4 road trip, the Chiefs return home to host the Mud Hens and the Tides for three apiece.

Harrisburg 16 Hartford 14
• Simms 4⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, WP
• Blackmar (W, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K; 1-2, R, HR, RBI
• Self (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Stevenson 5-7, 4R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Keller 4-7, 2R, 2-2B, HR, 4RBI
• Perez 2-6, 3R, 2B, BB, 3K

It took 30 runs, 30 hits, and 13 innings to decide this slugfest between Harrisburg and Hartford, which the Sens won 16-14. The game was not a paragon of pitching as the Yard Goats blew an 8-4 lead in the 7th and the Senators gave away a 12-8 lead in the 9th. Harrisburg put up two in top of the 12th, gave them back in the bottom and got them back in the 13th. Mark Blackmar was the winning pitcher with two runs allowed on four hits and three walks over three innings. Derek Self, the eighth Sens pitcher, got the save with a scoreless inning and two strikeouts in the 13th.

Potomac vs. Down East – PPD
A torrential downpour of 0.23" on an uncovered infield was enough to postpone last night’s game between the Down East Wood Ducks and the Potomac Nationals. They’ll make it up today with a doubleheader at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Lakewood 4 Hagerstown 3 (13 inn.)
• Watson 6IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, 2E (pickoffs)
• Howard 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Held (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2IBB, 1K
• Johnson 3-6, R, 2B
• Neuse 2-6, R, 2B, RBI

The Suns lost the battle of the bullpens as they fell, 4-3 in 13 innings. Tyler Watson turned in a quality start of three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Jordan Mills (1IP) and Hayden Howard (4IP) followed with five scoreless innings while Sam Held added a sixth before the Blue Claws got to him in his second inning of work with a run on two hits and a sacrifice. Dan Johnson singled twice and doubled once to lead Hagerstown’s 12-hit output, of which one (1) came with RISP while ten men were stranded. Roster move: RHP Weston Davis placed on the 7-Day DL.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-6;
Won, 7-6
OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 3.00) vs.
Castellani (1-1, 3.27)
Potomac Lost, 5-4
(11 inn.)
vs. Down East,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-1, 3.27) vs.
Palombo (1-0, 1.00)
Hagerstown Won, 15-6 @ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 4.66) vs.
Falter (0-0, 1.80)

Rochester 10 Syracuse 6 – GAME ONE
• Voth (L, 0-1) 3IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Gott 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robinson 3-4, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Falu 1-2, R, BB

Austin Voth failed to make it past the 4th inning again while Syracuse’s too-late rally was too little in a 10-6 loss to Rochester. Voth was lit up for seven runs on nine hits and a walk over three innings to lose for the first time in ’17. Clint Robinson drove in three while going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles to lead the Chiefs offense.

Syracuse 7 Rochester 6 – GAME TWO
• Hill 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, 2HR
• Adams 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K; 1-0 IR-S
• Snyder 3-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Solano 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Joseph 3-4, RBI

The Chiefs jumped out to a 4-0 lead early and held off the Red Wings late for a 7-6 win to split the doubleheader. Taylor Hill couldn’t go the requisite five innings for the “W” and was charged with five runs on seven hits, including the fourth and five HRs he’s allowed thus far in 2017, and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings. Austin Adams was awarded the win as the most effective reliever to follow Hill as he retired four of five batters faced and did not allow an inherited runner to score. Brandon Snyder, Matt Skole, and Adrian Sanchez each homered while every Syracuse batter reached base in the 14-hit outburst.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
Harrisburg continues its seven-game, eight-day road trip with four games in Hartford.

Wilmington 5 Potomac 4 (11 inn.)
• Estevez 6IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, HBP
• Schepel (BS, 1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K
• Mayberry (L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Wiseman 2-3, R, 3BB, CS
• Carey 2-5, R, 3B, BB, 2RBI

Potomac got the tying and winning run on base with nobody out in the bottom of the 11th but couldn’t hit the ball out of the infield to get the equalizer as they fell to Wilmington in extras, 5-4 and dropped the series, 3-1. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez turned in a strong start, pitching six innings of one-run ball on two hits (one solo HR) and two walks while fanning four. Rhett Wiseman singled twice, walked three times (once intentionally) to lead the Potomac offense, which left 14 runners on base and went just 2-for-15 with RISP.

Hagerstown 15 Delmarva 6
• C. Pena (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• Pantoja 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Corredor 3-3, 2R, 3-2B, 2BB
• Johnson 3-5, 2R, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Neuse 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI

The Suns put up four spots three times in the final four innings to turn a 2-1 pitcher’s duel into a 15-6 demolition of the Shorebirds. Carlos Pena got the win with one run let in over five innings pitched on five hits and two walks. Matt DeRosier was dinged for the final five Delmarva runs on four hits and two walks over two and a 1/3rd innings in his 2017 debut while Jorge Pantoja got the final five outs with just one hit allowed. Dan Johnson hit his Sally Lg.-leading fifth HR and drove in three while Sheldon Neuse (second) and Jake Noll (third) also went deep in the 15-hit, seven-walk assault.