|Syracuse||Won, 5-4||@ Lehigh Valley,
|Simms (1-3, 7.67) vs.
Leibrandt (4-3, 4.47)
|Harrisburg||Won, 6-3||@ Reading,
|Voth (3-2, 4.19) vs.
Viza (8-9, 5.68)
|Guilbeau (4-4, 5.03) vs.
Hart (2-2, 2.20)
|Hagerstown||Lost, 14-4||vs. Lakewood,
|Braymer (1-2, 7.71) vs.
Llovera (1-3, 3.00)
|Raquet (2-2, 2.97) vs.
Stewart (4-2, 4.14)
|GCL Nationals||Won, 5-4||vs. GCL Astros,
Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 4
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Bautista 1-3
Syracuse took the lead with four in the 6th and held off a late charge from Lehigh Valley to win again, 5-4.
Harrisburg 6 Akron 3
• McGowin (W, 1-5) 6⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Crownover (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Norfork 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Read 2-5, 2-2B, 3RBI, SB
The Sens rallied for two in the 6th to tie, and three in the 7th to take the lead as they doubled up the ‘Ducks, 6-3 in the series finale. Kyle McGowin won his first AA game with a quality start of two runs on seven hits and a walk over six and 2/3rds innings. Matt Crownover got his first save by getting the final out in the 8th (leaving the bases loaded) and working around a leadoff single in the 9th. Khayyan Norfork and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos both went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to lead the Harrisburg hitters.
Salem 4 Potomac 3 (10 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, WP
• Mills (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Johnson 3-5, 3-2B
• Wiseman 2-5, SB
Potomac added another one-run loss to its “old maid” season (26 – that’s a whole lot of near-misses) as Salem walked off in the 10th, 4-3. Austen Williams came off the DL to spin six innings of three-run ball on seven hits without a walk and three K’s. The loss went to Jordan Mills, who gave up the game-winner with double-whiff-single sequence in the 10th. Daniel Johnson doubled three times while Rhett Wiseman singled twice but the offense sputtered in the clutch, going just 2-for-9 with RISP and stranding 12 baserunners.
Lakewood 14 Hagerstown 2
• Pena (L, 6-6) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 7R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, 2HBP, 2WP
• Held 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Franco 2-3, R, BB, RBI, E(20)
• Banks 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB, RBI
The Suns’ setting on 2017 continues with a fifth straight loss, 14-4 to Lakewood, which knocks them down to four games out with eleven left to play. Carlos Pena lost for the sixth time as he was boiled for seven runs on five hits, three walks, and two hit batsmen over just two and 2/3rds innings. Anderson Franco (two singles, one walk) and Nick Banks (double, two walks) both reached base three times and drove in a run to pace the Hagerstown offense.
Williamsport 2 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Tetreault 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Troop (L, 2-4) 2IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Meregildo 2-3
• Upshaw 0-1, 2BB
Williamsport shut out Auburn on four hits in the opener, 2-0. Jackson Tetreault started and went the first four innings, with no runs, one walk, two hits, and three whiffs over four innings. Alex Troop took the loss, his fourth, with both Crosscutter runs let on seven hits and no walks over the last two innings. Omar Meregildo singled twice and Armond Upshaw walked twice, but the Doubledays had but one chance with RISP (0-1, duh) and left on six.
Williamsport 3 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Johnston (L, 0-2) 4IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR, WP, HBP
• Cousins 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Jo. Ramirez 1-3
• Meregildo 1-3
The Crosscutter dropped the Doubledays and swept the doubleheader with another shutout, 3-0. Kyle Johnston was lit up for all three runs on two 4th-inning HR’s and three hits total over four innings to lose for the second time. Jake Cousins and Max Engelbrekt both put up a goose egg to keeps things close, but Auburn managed just five baserunners (and left ’em all on) with three walks and two hits.
GCL Nationals 5 GCL Cardinals 4
• German (W, 1-3) 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K, WP
• Jimenez (H, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• L. Garcia 4-5, 2B, RBI
• Antuna 3-4, 2R, 2-3B, 2RBI, 2E
• Gutierrez 2-3, R
The G-Nats edged closer to a the division title with a 5-4 win over the G-Cards, but the G-Marlins also won their seventh straight to remain just three back. Jhonatan German finally won with five innings pitched, one run allowed on one hit and two walks, and four strikeouts. Jose Jimenez tossed two scoreless to earn the hold, while Connor Zwetsch let in a run over two innings but was credited with the save. Luis Garcia led the G-Nats’ 17-hit parade with three singles and a double, followed by Yasel Antuna, who singled once, tripled twice and drove in two.