Thursday’s News and Notes

The Senators double up the Sea Dogs; The GCL Nats win in extras to highlight Thursday’s action

The Quick Rundown…

Team Yesterday’s Result Today’s Game Pitching Matchup
Syracuse Chiefs Lost, 4-1 vs. Indianapolis, 7:00 p.m. Jeff Mandel (4-6, 4.78) vs.
Brad Lincoln (6-2, 3.16)
Harrisburg Senators Won, 10-5 vs. Portland, 7:00 p.m. Tom Milone (7-5, 3.08) vs.
Jeremy Kehrt (2-8, 5.37)
Potomac Nationals Postponed vs. Frederick, 7:03 p.m. Marcos Frias (4-4, 5.92) and
Adrian Alaniz (5-3, 2.91) vs.
Zack Clark (1-0, 3.00) and
Luis Noel (2-0, 4.50)
Hagerstown Suns Lost, 7-3 @ Greensboro, 7:00 p.m. Paul Applebee (2-3, 4.39) vs.
Matthew Montgomery (8-8, 2.80)
Vermont Lake Monsters Lost, 2-1 vs. Hudson Valley, 7:05 p.m. Matt Swynenberg (2-2, 4.45) vs.
Miguel Sierra (2-1, 4.59)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-2
(11 inn.)
vs. GCL Cardinals, 12:00 p.m. TBD vs. TBD
DSL Nationals Lost, 3-2
(11 inn.);
Lost 7-2 vs.
DSL Cubs2
@ DSL Marlins, 10:30 a.m. TBD vs. TBD

Syracuse Chiefs L, 4-1 vs. Indianapolis
Starting Pitcher: Chico (L, 5-5) 6IP 4H 3ER 4BB 2K
Pitching Star: Leatherman  2IP 2H 1ER 2BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Lambin 2-4, R
Hitting Star # 2: Bynum, 2-4, RBI
Notes: Indianapolis started the scoring off with one in the top of the 1st, and soon after they followed up with two in the 3rd. In the 7th Indianapolis continued to build their lead as they scored one more run to make it 4-0. Syracuse finally made it on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 9th as they scored one, but unfortunately they were too late as Indianapolis took the win at 4-1. Starter Matt Chico went six innings giving up four hits, three runs and four walks with the loss.

Harrisburg Senators W, 10-5 vs. Portland
Starting Pitcher: Kown (W, 6-4) 7IP 3H 2ER 2BB 7K
Pitching Star: Bisenius  1IP 0H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Espinosa 2-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI
Hitting Star #2: Lowrance 1-2, R, HR, 2BB, 2RBI
Notes: Portland opened the scoring in the top of the 1st with two runs, quickly claiming the lead at 2-0. The Sens struck back with two of their own in the 4th and decided to continue getting runs as they scored three in the 6th and two more in the 8th. Portland could only add three more runs to chop at the Sens lead but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Sens won 10-5. Starter Andrew Kown went seven innings, giving up three hits, two runs and two walks with seven strikeouts with the win.

Potomac Nationals — PPD
Notes: Two torrential downpours rendered the field unplayable to force a doubleheader, which starts today at 5:00 p.m. Marcos Frias and Adrian Alaniz are the scheduled starters, to be opposed by Frederick’s Zack Clark and Luis Noel.

Hagerstown Suns L, 7-3 @ Greensboro
Starting Pitcher:   Hicks (L, 1-4) 5IP 7H 5R 4ER 2BB 3K
Pitching Star: Vasquez  1IP 1H 0R 1BB 0K
Hitting Star # 1: Cuevas 1-2
Hitting Star # 2: Bloxom 2-5, 2B, 2K
Notes: Greensboro started the scoring in the bottom of the 1st with two runs and scored an additional two in the next inning. The Suns fought back with three runs of their own but Greensboro scored one more in the bottom of the 3rd to make it 5-3. Greensboro then pulled away in the 6th in 7th scoring one run in each inning as Greensboro took this one 7-3. Starter Graham Hicks took his fourth loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks over five innings. He also struck out three.

Vermont Lake Monsters L, 2-1 vs. Hudson Valley
Starting Pitcher: Jenkins (ND) 5IP 4H 1R 1ER 2BB 4K
Pitching Star: Crane 1⅔ IP 2H 0R 0BB 2K
Hitting Star #1: Jimenez 2-3, 2B
Hitting Star # 2: Moore 2-4, R
Notes: In this low-scoring affair Hudson Valley broke the goose eggs in the 4th with one run. But not to be outdone, Vermont scored one of their own in the next inning to make things all square. But Hudson Valley had winning on the brain as they scored one run in the 7th inning, and that proved to be all they needed as they claimed the win of 2-1. Starter Chad Jenkins went five innings giving up four hits, one run and two walks but got the no-decision.

GCL Nationals W, 3-2 (11 inn.) vs. GCL Marlins
Starting Pitcher: Gregory Baez 5IP 3H 1R 1ER 2BB 6K
Pitching Star: Christian Meza (W, 1-1) 3IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
Hitting Star #1: Hector Taveras 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2: Adrian Sanchez 2-5, R
Notes: The GCL Nationals rallied to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the 8th on a two-out, two-run double by Hector Taveras. Christian Meza took the mound in the ninth and did not allow the Marlins to respond, shutting them down for three innings with just one hit and one walk allowed. Wander Nunez scored the game-winner on a steal of third and a throwing error with one out in the bottom of the 11th to secure the 3-2 win.

DSL Nationals L, 3-2 (11 inn); L, 7-2

Starting Pitcher: Antonio Guzman 7IP 8H 2R 2ER 0BB 3K
Pitching Star: Wander Suero 2IP 1H 0R 1BB 1K
Hitting Star: “Smiley” Alvarez 1-2, R, 3B, 3BB
Fielding Star: Aladin Reyes: OF assists at 2B, HP
Notes: The DSL Nationals twice took one-run leads of 1-0 and 2-1 but with just seven hits over 11 innings, they couldn’t get a third run before the DSL Cubs2 did, falling 3-2 in extras. The dismal offense ruined another good outing by Antonio Guzman, who went seven innings and allowed two runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out three.

Starting Pitcher: Anthony Marcelino (L, 0-2) 4⅔ IP 5H 6R 3ER 1BB 0K
Pitching Star: Luis Matos 1IP 0H 0R 0BB 0K
Hitting Star: Victor Chavez 2-4
Notes: The DSL Cubs2 squad rallied for two in the 3rd and four in the 5th to put this game on ice early, eventually winning by a count of 7-2. The D-Nats bats were just as listless in Game Two, as both runs scored were unearned as a result of three D-Cubs2 errors. Starter Anthony Marcelino took the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) on five hits and one walk over 4⅔ innings.

Author: April Whitzman

April is the Chief Foreign Correspondent for, and a lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. Based out of Ottawa, she also runs and writes for