|Dragmire (0-2, 10.97) vs.
Romero (0-1, 2.57)
|McGowin (4-1, 3.08) vs.
Vieaux (2-1, 1.42)
|Potomac||Won, 9-5||@ Down East,
|Baez (3-5, 4.20) vs.
Bruce (1-4, 3.77)
|Hagerstown||Lost, 11-3||@ Lakewood,
|Lee (2-2, 4.50) vs.
Stewart (6-0, 1.13)
|Auburn||Won, 9-3||OFF DAY||N/A|
|GCL Nationals||Won, 8-7||@ GCL Astros,
Syracuse 4 Rochester 3 (10 inn.)
• Voth 7IP, 5H, 3R, ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• Read 2-5, 2K
• Marmolejos 2-3, R, BB, GIDP
Altoona 1 Harrisburg 0 – GAME ONE
• Long (L, 1-6) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Gushue 2-3
• Ward 2-3
Kevin Long’s son was outdueled by the guy they traded away for an overrated reliever for the Sens’ 1-0 loss in the first game of the twinbill. Pearls were clutched. Jaron allowed the Curve’s single run on three hits and a walk while striking out four. He was rewarded for his fourth straight quality start with his fourth straight loss. Taylor Gushue and Drew Ward both went 2-for-3 while the rest of the team went 0-for-19 with a walk (Carter Kieboom).
Altoona 1 Harrisburg 0 – GAME TWO
• Williams (L, 2-2) 4IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 6K
• Bacus 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Noll, Keller, Kieboom 1-3
• 0-4 RISP, 6 LOB
The Curve prevailed 1-0 in another pitcher’s duel to sweep the doubleheader and knock the Sens back to third place in the E.L. West. Austen Williams made his second start of the season and went four innings, allowing the (unearned) Altoona run on two hits and three walks while fanning six. Dakota Bacus threw two scoreless in relief. Harrisburg was held to just three singles (Jake Noll, Alec Keller, Carter Kieboom) and managed to get multiple baserunners on with less than two out only once.
Potomac 9 Down East 5
• Raquet (W, 1-0) 5⅔ IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 5K
• Pantoja 2⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Mejia 2-3, R, SF, 5RBI, CS(5)
• Masters 3-3, 2R, 3-2B, BB, RBI
• Wiseman 2-5, R, HR, RBI
Potomac made foie gras out of the Down East starter and the first reliever to build an 8-0 lead, then survived its bullpen for a 9-5 win. Nick Raquet won his Carolina League debut with a Jack Morris line of four runs let in on ten hits and two walks while fanning five over five and 2/3rds innings. Six P-Nats had multiple hits, including David Masters with three doubles, Bryan Meija with five RBI, and Rhett Wiseman with his 13th HR – best among Nats farmhands not named Juan Soto. The P-Nats announced a(nother) plan to relocate to Fredericksburg. Details here. Current attendance, which is about as accurate as an online dating profile, is 3,426 per opening and has never broken the 4,000 mark, never mind the 4,100 mark cited.
Delmarva 11 Hagerstown 3
• Tetreault (L, 1-7) 5IP, 6H, 5R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K, HR
• C. Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Meregildo 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Choruby 1-2, 2BB
The Suns’ early 3-0 lead was erased with a four-run 3rd and then unanswered seven times more for an 11-3 win in the series finale. Jackson Tetreault lost for the 7th time in 13 starts as he was knocked for five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over five innings. Following a scoreless inning by Carlos Pena, Phil Morse gave up the final six runs over two innings on five hits and a walk. Omar Meregildo singled, doubled, and drove in a run while Nick Choruby reached base three times with two walks and a single to lead the Hagerstown offense.
Auburn 9 West Virginia 3
• M. Pena (W, 2-0) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 3BB, 6K
• Y. Ramirez 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marinconz 2-3, 2R, BB
• Mendez 1-2, R, 2BB, 2RBI
• Perkins 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
Auburn won its third straight as they tripled up West Virginia, 9-3. Malvin Pena won for the second time on five innings of one-run ball with two hits, three walks, and six whiffs. After Tanner Driskill was roughed up again for two runs, the Ramirezes (Yonathan, 2IP; Nector, 1IP) combined for three scoreless to close out the game. Kyle “Keizer Soze” Marinconz singled twice, scored twice, and walked once while Nic Perkins homered to lead the Doubledays’ attack. Roster moves: RHP Trey Turner reassigned from the GCL.
GCL Nationals 5 GCL Mets 1
• Gomez 4IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• F. Perez (BS, 1) ⅓ IP, 4H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 0K, HBP
• Adon (W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, 2-2 IR-S, 2HBP
• Sanfler 2-5, R, 3B, RBI, CS
• Dunlap 2-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Senior 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
The G-Nats bats covered for the G-Nats throw, er bullpen as they scored five times in the 9th to answer a six-run 8th and edge the G-Cards, 8-7. Niomar Gomez got the start and gave up one run on five hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out three. Fray Perez retired just one of seven batters faced in the 8th as he was charged with six runs on four hits, a walk, and a hit batsman. Joan Adon hit a batter and walked a batter in both the 8th and 9th innings but was the beneficiary of the last outburst. Caldioli Sanfler tripled and squeezed in the game-winning run on a bunt single with two out in the 9th (this being the GCL, he was then caught stealing to end the inning). He was one of three batters to have multiple hits as the G-Nats pounded out twelve total.