Auburn got the sole win on Thursday, keeping its playoff hopes alive.
|Syracuse||Lost, 3-2||vs. Buffalo, 7:05 p.m.||Valdez (5-7, 2.76) vs. Cumpton (2-4, 5.59)|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 15-7||@ Richmond, 7:05 p.m.||Vargas (1-1, 4.33) vs. McCasland (4-7, 4.79)|
|Potomac||Lost, 3-0||@ Wilmington, 7:05 p.m.||Tetreault (0-1, 6.32) vs. Tillo (3-4, 4.32)|
|Hagerstown||Lost, 5-1||vs. Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m.||Alastre (4-7, 5.29) vs. TBD|
|vs. Williamsport, 6:30 p.m.||N. Gomez (1-1, 3.38) vs. Brown (0-1, 5.40)|
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Syracuse 1
• Fedde 6IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Adams (BS, 1; L, 1-4) ⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, K
• Sierra 2-4, CS
• Falu 0-1, 2BB
Syracuse took another step towards defending its title as the I.L.’s worst by turning a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 loss with two runs in the 9th. The meltdown by Austin Adams, who blew his first save and lost his fourth game, gave Erick Fedde a no-decision. Fedde had tossed six innings of one-run ball on six hits and a walk while striking out three. The Chiefs collected eight hits, led by Moises Sierra’s 2-for-4 night, and two walks (both by Irving Falu) and left on five baserunners.
Erie 15 Harrisburg 7
• Crowe (L, 0-5) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 9R, 5ER, 5BB, 3K, 94-47 PIT-K
• R. Pena 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Gamache 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Read 2-4, 2R, BB, HR(3), RBI, E(4), 2PB(7)
• H. Jones 2-4, RBI
The Sens’ modest four-game win streak came to a halt with a 15-7 plundering by the Seawolves. WiLLLLL Crowe gave up the first nine runs on seven hits and five walks over four and a 1/3rd innings for his fifth loss in five AA starts. Jordan Mill and Jhon Romero gave up the next six runs before Ronald Pena stopped the beating with a scoreless 8th inning. Dan Gamache led the Harrisburg counterattack with two singles, a double, two runs, and two RBI followed by Raudy Read, who singled, homered, and walked.
Frederick 3 Potomac 0
• Crownover (L, 5-9) 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• Howard 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sundburg 1-3
• Garcia 1-3, E(6)
Turnabout is fair play as Frederick prevented the sweep with a two-hit, 3-0 shutout of Potomac. Any thoughts of a second straight no-hitter were gone with a two-out single in the 2nd as Matt Crownover suffered the loss with the first two runs allowed on four hits and a walk over four innings. The P-Nats were almost perfect gentlemen on offense, though they tried twice to get to second base and were thrown out both times. Jack Sundberg and Luis Garcia accounted for the two singles while Andruw Monasterio drew the only walk.
West Virginia 5 Hagerstown 1
• Lee (L, 4-5) 6IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 1BB, 6K, WP
• Pantoja 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Freeman 4-4, R, 2-2B, E(17)
• Esthay 1-4, 2B, E(6)
The Suns and Power combined for six runs, ten hits, and seven errors as the Power took the series finale, 5-1. Andrew Lee turned in another quality start, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk while fanning six, but lost for the fifth time. Cole Freeman scored the lone run and collected four of the six Hagerstown hits. Alas, he also committed one of the four Suns errors, which enabled West Virginia to scored five times on four hits and two walks.
Williamsport 7 Auburn 2 – COMP.
• Irvin 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• C. Morse (L, 0-2)1⅔ IP, 4H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K
• Hernandez 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 0K
• Marinconz 2-4
• Daily 2-4
The two teams picked things back up and each scored one more run over the next five innings as Williamsport downed Auburn, 7-2. Alfonso Hernandez finished the game with one run let in on three hits and three walks. Both Doubleday runs came in on solo homers – Pablo O’Connor in the 1st, Ricardo Mendez in the 7th.
Auburn 5 Williamsport 1 – GAME TWO
• Reyes 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Fletcher (W, 1-1) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• W. Perez 1-1, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Perkins 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
The Doubledays bounced back in the nightcap for a 5-1 win. All six runs came in the 5th, with Williamsport getting a run off winning pitcher Aaron Fletcher and back-to-back two-run doubles by Wilmer Perez and Nic Perkins breaking the game wide open. Luis Reyes started the game and tossed four scoreless innings, issuing a walk and fanning four. With the de facto doubleheader split, Auburn remains 1½ off the pace set by Mahoning Valley for the Pinckey division crown and a ½ game behind Brooklyn for the NYPL wildcard.