|Syracuse||Lost, 5-4||“@” Scranton/WB,
|Lannan (5-6, 5.27) vs.
Mitchell (5-3, 5.43)
|Demny (4-3, 4.82) vs.
Marshall (6-3, 2.64)
|Potomac||Won, 3-0||@ Myrtle Beach,
|Holder (3-1, 4.10) vs.
Font (1-4, 4.97)
|@ West Virginia,
Von Rosenberg (0-1, 6.75)
|DSL Nationals||Won, 9-4||@ DSL Cubs2,
|J. Rodriguez (0-0, 1.80) vs.
Pieters (1-1, 7.36)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5 Syracuse 4
• Atkins (ND) 6⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Perry (BS, 2; L, 1-1) 0IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, 0HR, 2WP, 2-2 IR-S
• Severino 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-1 IR-S
• Paul 3-5, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Carroll 2-5, R
A four-run bullpen collapse in the 7th was the difference as the Chiefs fell, 5-4. Ryan Perry came in with two runners on with one out and sandwiched two wild pitches around a two-run triple to turn a 4-1 lead into a 4-4 tie, then walked what proved to be the game-winning run. The collapse ruined a 3-for-5 night for Xavier Paul, who drove in all four Syracuse runs, three by a HR in the 5th off Yankee prospect Dellin Betances. Roster moves: C James Skelton was assigned to Hagerstown, with C Jeremy Mayo taking his place from Hagerstown.
Harrisburg 4 Trenton 3 (10 inn.)
• Gilliam 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Davis (W, 5-2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marrero 2-5, R, HR, 2B, RBI
• Van Ostrand 3-4, RBI
• Lozada 2-3, BB, RBI
Chris Marrero doubled to lead off the 10th and four batters later Chris McConnell singled in pinch-runner Stephen King with one out to give Harrisburg a 4-3 walkoff win over Trenton. Marrero also homered while going 2-for-5 on the night. Erik Davis got the win as the fifth reliever to follow starter Rob Gilliam, who allowed just one run over the first five innings.
Potomac 3 Myrtle Beach 0
• Karns (W, 1-2) 6⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 10K
• Wort (SV, 5) 2IP, H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Sanchez 3-3, RBI
• Keyes 1-3, 2B
Nathan Karns struck out 10 over six and 2/3rds to earn his first Carolina League win, a 3-0 combined shutout of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Jimmy Barthmaier stranded two while balking one and striking out one to help Karns out of the 7th, while Rob Wort went the rest of the way with two scoreless frames to earn his 5th save. Adrian Sanchez led the offense with a 3-for-3 night, driving in the third Potomac run in the 8th.
Hagerstown 5 West Virginia 2 (10 inn.)
• Hansen 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K
• McKenzie (W, 2-2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Eusebio (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Newsome 3-5, 2B, 2RBI
• Leonida 2-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Martinson 2-5, R, 2SB (20, 21)
After rallying to tie with two in the top of the 7th, the Suns took the lead (and the game) with a three-run 10th for a 5-2 win over the West Virginia Power. The win combined with a Greensboro loss, keeps Hagerstown mathematically alive in the playoff chase, 1½ games behind with two to play. Bobby Hansen Jr. tossed seven strong innings, giving up two runs on six hits, but got the no-decision. The win went to Chris McKenzie for two perfect frames of relief, while Wilson Eusebio pitched a 1-2-3 tenth for save #2. Roster move: OF Angel Montilla was assigned to Auburn.
DSL Nationals 9 DSL Phillies 4
• Suero (W, 3-0) 6IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Gomez (SV, 1) 3IP, H, 0R, BB, K
• Bautista 2-4, 2R, 2B, SB
• De Los Santos 1-3, 2R, BB, 2RBI, 2SB
• Novas 1-3, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI, SB
The D-Nats scored in four consecutive innings to turn a 2-2 tie into a 9-4 win. Wander Suero got the benefit of the offense for his third win, despite giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. The D-Nats swiped six bases to offset a pedestrian 4-for-17 mark with RISP, with 19-y.o. Rafael Bautista going 2-for-4 with a double to lead the eight-hit attack.