The Doubledays made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2012 as the Nats affiliates won four out of five on the last day of the season.
|Syracuse||Won, 2-0||END OF SEASON||N/A|
|Harrisburg||Won, 7-3||END OF SEASON||N/A|
|END OF SEASON||N/A|
|Hagerstown||Lost, 9-4||END OF SEASON||N/A|
|Auburn||Won, 8-5||END OF SEASON||N/A|
Syracuse 4 Buffalo 3
• McGowin (W, 3-2) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Dragmire (H, 2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Reynolds 3-4, 2B, RBI, SB
• Dominguez 2-3, R, BB, RBI
Syracuse did not lose the most games in the I.L. for the first time since 2015 as they ended 2018 with a 2-0, three-hit shutout of Buffalo. Starter Kyle McGowin went the first five and gave up just one hit, no walks, and fanned five for his third AAA win. Relievers Brady Dragmire, Chris Smith, and Carlos Torres finished the game without allowing a run though Torres gave it a go with two hits allowed in the 9th. Mark Reynolds led the Chiefs’ hit column with three in four trips to the plate and drove in a run, as did Chris Dominguez, who went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
Harrisburg 7 Richmond 3
• Darnell 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR; 1-3, R, RBI, 2K
• Harper (W, 3-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• H. Jones 2-4, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Keller 2-4, BB, RBI
• Abreu 2-4, 2R, 2RBI
Senators struck for four in the top of the 8th to break a 3-3 tie en route to a 7-3 win that swept the four-game series and finished the season with five straight wins. Logan Darnell started and turned in five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three. Bryan Harper picked up the win after finishing off the Flying Squirrels in the 7th while Ronald Pena and James Bourque each tossed a scoreless frame to close out the game. Hunter Jones’s two-run double capped off the aforementioned rally in the 8th as he, Alec Keller, Drew Ward, and Osvaldo Abreu each went 2-for-4 to lead the Harrisburg attack.
Potomac 5 Wilmington 4 (10 inn.)
• Bogucki 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K
• Condra-Bogan (W, 1-2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• McKinney (SV, 4) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 0K
• Garcia 3-5, R
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2-2B, SF, 2RBI
• Mejia 2-5, R, RBI
Potomac rallied to tie it in the 8th at 2-2 and got three in the 10th, and held off Wilmington for a 5-4 win. A.J. Bogucki got the spot start and threw five innings of two-run ball on five hits and no walks while fanning four. The win went to Jacob Condra-Bogan as he made donuts in the 8th and 9th innings. Jeremy McKinney was awarded the save despite letting in the free runner and a run of his own while walking three in the 10th. Luis Garcia led the P-Nats hit column with three singles while Ian Sagdal doubled twice to take the Carolina League batting crown with a .318 batting average. Next up: Potomac travels to Lynchburg for Games 1 and 2 tomorrow and Thursday, and will host Games 3, 4, and 5 on Friday, Saturday (if necessary), and Sunday (if necessary)..
Kannapolis 9 Hagerstown 4
• Cate 6IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K, HR
• Brasher (L, 0-5) 1IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 0K
• Choruby 2-3, 2-2B, BB, CS
• Scudder 2-3, R, 2B, BB
The Suns overcame an early 3-0 deficit with a three-run 4th but had no answer for the Intimidators’ four-run 7th as they dropped the series finale, 9-4. Tim Cate spun his second straight quality start with three runs let in on five hits and two walks while fanning six over six innings. Jared Brasher lost for the fifth time with nary a “W” as Kannapolis lapped the bases four times on three hits and two walks in his single inning pitched. Nick Choruby doubled twice and walked once while Jake Scudder singled twice and walked once to lead the Hagerstown offense.
Auburn 8 Batavia 5
• Irvin 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K
• Fletcher (W, 2-1) 3IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Teel (H, 2) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Marinconz 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Blash 2-5, 2B, 3RBI
• O’Connor 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
Auburn outhit its substandard pitching with a pair of four-run rallies to take the series finale, 8-5 and secure a spot in the NYPL playoffs for the first time since 2012. Jake Irvin gave up two runs in two innings while Aaron Fletcher fell down for three run in three innings. Despite being the most effective reliever, Carson Teel was awarded the hold instead of the win as he allowed one hit and one walk over three innings. Ryan Tapani pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save, his second. Kyle Marinconz and Jamori Blash combined for five hits and five RBI as the Doubledays pounded out 13 hits on the afternoon. Next up: Auburn hosts Hudson Valley, who they did not play this season, tomorrow then travels to Wappingers Falls for Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) on Thursday and Friday.