Syracuse ends its last-place reign while Harrisburg sweeps a de facto doubleheader to highlight a five-win Sunday on the Nats farm.
|Syracuse||Won, 4-3||vs. Buffalo, 1:05 p.m.||McGowin (2-2, 1.32) vs. Morimando (2-5, 6.34)|
|@ Richmond, 2:05 p.m.||Darnell (8-6, 3.93) vs. Menez (6-4, 4.38)|
|@ Wilmington, 1:05 p.m.||Bogucki (3-2, 1.01) vs. O. Gomez (6-10, 3.52)|
|Hagerstown||Won, 4-1||vs. Kannapolis, 2:05 p.m.||Cate (0-3, 6.60) vs. Rigler (6-9, 4.39)|
|Auburn||Lost, 5-4||vs. Batavia, 1:05 p.m.||Irvin (0-0, 2.00) vs. Roberson (1-0, 1.80)|
Syracuse 4 Buffalo 3
• Voth (W, 6-8) 6⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 7K, 2HR
• Gott (H, 4) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-0 IR-S
• Falu 2-3, BB
• Marmolejos 2-4, RBI
The Chiefs ran their win streak to three games while extending the Bisons’ nosedive to ten with a 4-3 victory. Austin Voth notched his 11th quality start (out of 24) as he gave up two solo HRs and three hits total over six and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out seven while winning his sixth game. Trevor Gott escaped a bases-loaded jam to end the 7th and pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold, and then watched Austin Adams wobble through the ninth with a double, HBP, wild pitch, and an error before getting a whiff and a flyout to earn his ninth save.
The win, coupled with Buffalo’s tenth straight loss, clinched 5th place for Syracuse, which has had the worst record in the I.L. the past two seasons. Syracuse can still lead the league in losses, thanks to fellow cellar dwellers Buffalo, Louisville, and Charlotte playing fewer games.
Harrisburg 7 Richmond 4 – COMP.
• Milone 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Long (W, 6-8) 6IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, K, HR
• Gamache 1-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Keller 1-3, R, 2BB
• Jones 1-3, BB
Richmond went long on Kevin but couldn’t get the six runs they needed in the 9th (just three) as Harrisburg took the completion, 7-4. Long gave up a walk and six hits total over six innings to win his sixth game. Jordan Mills and Derek Self were charged with two runs and one run in the 9th as Mills walked two and Self gave up two hits. Drew Ward’s three-run triple highlighted a four-run 6th but no Senator had multiple hits as seven walks and two errors helped Harrisburg score seven times on seven hits.
Harrisburg 6 Richmond 1 – GAME TWO
• Sharp (W, 6-3) 7IP, 6H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Ward 2-3, R, HR(13), 3RBI
• Davidson 2-4, 3R, HR(10), 2RBI
Sterling Sharp lived up to his surname and tossed a complete game in the Senators’ 6-1 win to complete the de facto doubleheader sweep. Sharp gave up the one run on six hits and a walk while fanning five for his sixth AA win and 11th overall for 2018. Drew Ward hit his 5th HR since returning to AA and 13th overall and drove in three while going 2-for-3. Austin Davidson also broke into double digits in the HR for the first time in his career and he went 2-for-4 and scored three runs.
Potomac 1 Wilmington 0 – GAME ONE
• Raquet (W, 5-3) 7IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K
• Sagdal 1-3, 2B
• Agustin 2-2, BB, RBI
After giving up ten hits in his last outing, Nick Raquet only allowed one while throwing a 7-inning shutout in a 1-0 P-Nats win over the Blue Rocks. Andruw Monasterio led off the top of the 4th with a walk, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on Telmito Agustin’s IF single. Former Washington farmhand Blake Perkins broke up the no-no with a leadoff double in the bottom of the 4th but only made it to third as Raquet got two groundouts and a liner to short to end the inning and account for the 0-3 mark with RISP. Raquet walked two and struck out four while winning his fifth High-A game.
Wilmington 3 Potomac 2 – GAME TWO
• Acevedo (L, 1-3) 4IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR, 2WP
• Braymer 2IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, HBP, PO at 2B
• Sagdal 2-3, 2R, 2-2B
• Masters 1-2, BB, RBI, E(10)
In the nightcap, spot starter Carlos Acevedo hit the wall in his second turn through the lineup as he gave up all three Wilmington runs in a 3-2 Potomac loss to split the twinbill. Acevedo allowed five hits, including a homer, and a walk while striking out one (1) over four innings. Ben Braymer finished the game with two scoreless innings, though he put on four baserunners with two hits and two walks while striking out four. Ian Sagdal doubled twice and scored both P-Nats runs to push his BA to .316, .0004 ahead of Salem’s C.J. Chatham for the Carolina League batting title.
Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1
• Stoeckinger (W, 3-6) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 2K, HR
• German (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Choruby 3-4, 2R, SB
• Dunlap 3-4, 2B, 2RBI
Hagerstown broke out for three in the bottom of the 5th to break a 1-1 tie and cruised to a 4-1 win over Kannapolis. Jackson Stoeckinger picked up his third win—first since returning from a “sabbatical” in the NYPL—as allowed the lone Intimidator run on a homer, and three hits total over seven innings. He walked one and struck out two. Frankie “Goes to Hagerstown” pitched a scoreless 8th to earn the hold while Jhonatan German set the side down in order in the 9th for his second save.
Batavia 5 Auburn 4
• Schaller (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K
• Chu 3⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Daily 3-5, R, 2B
• W. Perez 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB
The Doubledays drew three walks on the 9th and scored two of them. But they needed all three as they lost, 5-4 to the Muckdogs. Reid Schaller gave up all five runs on six hits and two walks over two and a 1/3rd innings. Gilberto Chu and Joan Adon combined for five and 2/3rds innings of scoreless relief but the offense couldn’t get going until the 8th, when they loaded the bases with nobody out with bases with three straight singles and then hit into a 5-2-3 DP and struck out. In the 9th, Ricardo Mendez cashed in the first two walks with a double while Justin Connell plated the second with a sacrifice fly. The third walk never made it into scoring position as two flyouts ended it.
Mahoning Valley won 4-0 vs. West Virginia to clinch the Pinckney Division title while Brooklyn beat Staten Island, 5-4 to eliminate the Yankees. Auburn needs a win or a Brooklyn loss to secure the NYPL wild card.