|Syracuse||Lost, 5-1||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 6-2||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Potomac||Lost, 4-3||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Hagerstown||Won, 3-1||OFF DAY||N/A|
Columbus 5 Syracuse 1
• Valdez (L, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K
• Simms 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Gonzalez 3-3
• Hague 2-4, R
Syracuse never led this one as they dropped the series finale, 5-1. Phillips Valdez got the start and gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out five to suffer his first loss. John Simms followed with two scoreless before Trevor Gott gave away two more runs in the 8th. The Chiefs collected eight hits but just one came in ten chances with RISP. Bengie Gonzalez led the hit column with three, followed by Matt Hague and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos with two apiece.
Portland 6 Harrisburg 2
• Grace 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Darnell (L, 3-3) 5IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Ward 1-3, R, BB
• Walker 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
The Sea Dogs never trailed as they tripled up the Senators, 6-2 to take the rubber match. After letting Matt Grace do his rehab work early then hit the showers, scheduled starter Logan Darnell put up one goose egg before Portland got to him for four runs over the next four innings. He finished with five hits and one walk allowed over five innings while taking his third loss. For the second straight game, the top half of the lineup was AWOL as the four (4) hits compiled came from just three players, with Adam Walker’s two-run HR breaking up the probably-should-have-been shutout. Roster moves: RHP Jefry Rodriguez recalled to Washington; OF Hunter Jones reassigned from Syracuse.
Buies Creek 4 Potomac 3
• Baez (L, 2-4) 7IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Howard 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Kieboom 1-3, R, HR, BB, 3RBI
• Masters 1-3, R
Carter Kieboom connected for another multi-run HR, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an otherwise weak offense (four hits, one walk, 10 K’s) as the P-Nats were beaten, 4-3 to lose the series, 2-1. Joan Baez gave up all four Astros runs on six hits and a walk while fanning three over seven innings. Hayden Howard got through the 8th unscathed but Potomac went in order in the 9th for the fifth time. Kieboom, who walked in the 8th, was the sole Potomac hitter to reach base twice.
Hagerstown 3 Kannapolis 1
• Tetreault (W, 1-6) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HBP
• Stoeckinger (H, 1) 1+ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Fuentes (SV, 3) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Upshaw 1-3, 2B, 2RBI
• Panaccione 1-3, R, RBI
Jackson Tetrault celebrated his 22nd birthday with his first Low-A win while Hagerstown won back-to-back games for just the third time this season, 3-1 over Kannapolis. Tetrault tossed six innings of one-run ball on five hits and a walk while striking out six. The O.J. (Other Jackson) and Steven Fuentes combined for three scoreless innings to earn the hold (Stoeckinger) and the save (Fuentes). Armond Upshaw drove in two with a double while Paul Panaccione singled in Yasel Antuna, who hit a one-out triple, for the Suns’ three-run 2nd that carried the day.