|Rochester||Lost, 7-1 (6 inn., rain)||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Harrisburg||Lost, 6-5||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Wilmington||Won, 6-5||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 8-4||OFF DAY||N/A|
Lehigh Valley 7 Rochester 1 (6 inn.)
• Suero (L, 0-1) 1IP, 1H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Fuentes 2IP, 3H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 0K
• Nolin 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Noll 2-3, 2B, HR, RBI
Jake Noll’s two-out solo HR spared Rochester from a possible shutout as Lehigh Valley took the series finale, 7-1 in six innings. Wander Suero “worked on some things” for two runs in the 1st and was credited with the “L.” Steven Fuentes, the announced starter, pushed his ERA from 16.20 to 19.64 with five runs given up over two innings on three hits and three walks. Alec Keller, Tres Barrera, and Ali Castillo each had a safety to go with Noll’s homer and double to round out the Redwing hit column.
Roster moves: RHP Wander Suero assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab.
Somerset 6 Harrisburg 5
• Cate 4IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 4BB, 3K, 2HR, WP
• McMahan (L, 0-1) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Klobosits 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Duarte 1-3, 2B
• Geraldo 1-4, 3B, 2RBI
• Mendoza 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• 1-for-12 RISP, 3LOB, 3E, 2PB
The Senators were able to filibuster for four innings, but the Patriots got the deciding vote in the 5th and held on for a 6-5 win. Tim Cate was tagged for only five runs instead of six but got the no-decision. The loss went to Pearson McMahan, who gave up a solo HR in the 5th. Harrisburg squeezed five runs out of four hits, thanks to three extra-base hits and a Somerset error.
Wilmington 6 Aberdeen 5
• Rutledge 3IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K
• Cronin (W, 1-0) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Marinconz 2-4, 2R, HR, 3RBI
• Rhinesmith 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Connell 2-4, R
Wilmington broke its 0-for-2021 with a 6-5 win over Aberdeen in the series finale. Jackson Rutledge lasted just three innings, charged with three runs on three hits and four walks over three innings. The win went to Matt Cronin, who stranded two in the 7th and shut down the IronBirds with scoreless innings in the 8th and the 9th. Kyle Marinconz smacked a three-run HR in the Blue Rocks’ four-run 5th that gave them the lead at 5-4. He led off the 8th with a single and came around to score on Andrew Pratt’s two-out single.
Lynchburg 8 Fredricksburg 4
• A. Hernández 4IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 0K
• M. Pena (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, 4R, 0ER, IBB, 0K, HR
• Randa 1-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Díaz 1-2, 2BB, E(4)
• Arruda 0-1, 3BB, 2SB
The F-Nats only committed one error, but it led to four unearned runs in the 7th, which were in the difference in an 8-4 decision that gave the Hillcats the six-game sweep. Alfonso Hernández went the first four and let in the first two runs on four this and two walks. The loss went to Malvin Pena who was charged with the deciding runs on two hits and an intentional walk, the kill shot coming on a two-run HR that came after a two-run error. Fredericksburg drew eight walks, led by Jake Arruda (3), who also stole two bases. Jake Randa drove in three on a two-out, bases-loaded double in the 1st to give the F-Nats its first lead of the series. The 4-3 F-Nats lead taken on a passed ball in the 6th was the second.