|Rochester||Lost, 6-1||@ Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m.||L. Reyes (0-0, 4.91) vs. R. Sánchez (0-0, 3.38)|
|Harrisburg||Won, 12-5||@ Reading, 6:45 p.m.||R. Herrera (1-0, 4.91) vs.
McArthur (0-2, 9.00)
|Wilmington||Lost, 7-5||vs. Hickory, 6:35 p.m.||Parker (1-0, 2.00) vs. Anderson (0-0, 0.00)|
|Fredericksburg||Lost, 14-2||@ Kannapolis, 6 p.m.||Alvarez (0-1, 9.64) vs. Simas (1-0, 1.80)|
Lehigh Valley 6 Rochester 1
• Braymer (L, 1-1) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K
• Teel 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-2 IR-S
• Meneses 2-4, R
• An. Young 1-2, 2BB
• 0-for-9 RISP, 10 LOB
• Gametime temp: 43°
The IronPigs smelted spot starter Ben Braymer for four runs in the 3rd and easily took the opener from the Red Wings. Braymer, who replaced Cade Cavalli without an official explanation nor any word spotted online, gave up four hits and two walks while striking out two over two and a 1/3rd. Rochester was limited to four hits and five walks, with Joey Meneses the only multihit batter and Andrew Young the only player to draw more than one walk. Last week’s I.L. Batter of the week, Luis García, went 0-for-5
Roster moves: RHP Logan Verrett activated from 7-Day I.L.; LHP Jace Fry placed on 7-Day I.L..
Harrisburg 12 Reading 5
• E. Lee 3⅓ IP, 5H, R, ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP, 68-42 PIT-K
• Peguero (W, 1-0) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Longo 3-4, 4R, 2BB, HR, 3RBI
• Gushue 3-5, R, BB, 2-2B, HR, 5RBI
• Connell 2-3, 2R, 2BB, 2B, SB, 3 OF Assists
• Rhinesmith 2-3, R, 2BB
It was only 46° in Reading but the Harrisburg bats were hot, belting out 13 hits in a 12-5 smackdown. Evan Lee needed 68 pitches to get 10 outs and failed to get to the middle innings for the second straight start. He allowed one run on five hits and two walks and struck out three and left with the bases loaded. Francys Peguero stranded all three runners in the 4th and gave up an unearned run in the 5th while picking up the win. Taylor Gushue walked, homered, doubled twice, and drove in five while Mich Longo drove three while going 3-for-4 with a HR to lead the Sens’ assault.
Hickory 7 Wilmington 5
• Merrill 2IP, 1H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, 56-29 PIT-K
• Willingham (BS, 3; L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 1K, 2HBP
• Pineda 2-4, BB, 2B, RBI
• Strohschein 3-5, R, SB
• Antuna 1-4, R, RBI, 2BB, 2E
• 2-for-19 RISP; 16 LOB
It’s not often you can give up 10 walks and still win, but the Crawdad did just that in a 7-5 win vs. the Blue Rocks. Matt Merrill made it through just two innings, stung for three runs on one hit (not a HR) while walking three and fanning four. Wilmington took him off the hook with a three-run 4th that put the Blue Rocks ahead, 4-3. Israel Pineda’s RBI double in the 6th gave Wilmington another one-run lead but Amos Willingham gave up two in the 7th for his third straight blown save and his first loss. Kevin Strohschein led the Blue Rocks hit column with three singles while Pineda also singled for a 2-for-4 night.
Kannapolis 14 Fredericksburg 2
• Caceres (L, 1-1) 4IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 7K, 2HBP
• Ribalta 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• De La Rosa 1-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• White 2-4
Jeremy De La Rosa
tackled the QB in the end zone for a safety homered in the 8th to break up the shutout bid, as the Cannon Ballers shelled the FredNats, 14-2. Bryan Caceres was bookended with two runs in the 1st and three in the 4th as he took the loss, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out seven. He also hit two batters (actually, the same batter twice). Pedro González and Bryan Peña combined for nine runs allowed in the space of an inning and 2/3rds to put the game out of reach. T.J. White was the sole batter to collect more than one hit as Fredericksburg was held to just five total – none by Brady White, who extended his on-base streak to ten games while going 0-for-3 with a walk and a HBP.