|Rochester||Lost, 5-3||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Harrisburg||Won, 8-4||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Wilmington||Lost, 3-1||OFF DAY||N/A|
|Fredericksburg||Won, 8-5||OFF DAY||N/A|
|FCL Nationals||OFF DAY||@ FCL Cardinals, 12 p.m.|
|DSL Nationals||OFF DAY||@ DSL Giants Orange, 11 a.m.|
• Rutledge (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 0K, HR, 3HBP
• Peguero 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• García 1-3, R, 2B, SF, RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, BB, RBI
A three-run 5th by the RailRiders erased a 2-1 lead for the Red Wings as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre took finale, 5-3, and the series, 4-2. Jackson Rutledge matched Brad Pitt’s strikeout total while giving up four tuns on six hits (one HR) over four 2/3rds. He hit three batters while taking his first AAA loss. Rochester squeezed three runs out of four hits without a homer, with Jake Noll singling in Luis García in the 1st, García driving in Paul Witt with a sac fly in the 3rd, and Witt sending in Jack Dunn on a “run-scoring flyball” in the 7th. Guess who got the four hits?! Roster moves: RHP Amos Willingham recalled to Washington; IF Jordy Barley reassigned from Harrisburg.
Harrisburg 8 Erie 4
• Saenz (W, 2-4) 5IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K
• Walters (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lipscomb 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Arruda 2-4, 2R, BB
• Casey 1-3, R, 2B(10), 3RBI
Robert Hassell cleared the bases with his 10th double in the 5th to give Harrisburg a 5-1 as the Senators held on to double up the SeaWolves, 8-4, and win the series, 4-2. Dustin Saenz won his second game of the series and at AA with five innings of one-run ball, giving up six hits and a walk. He struck out two. Trey Lipscomb finished his six-game paternity test with two singles and a double to finish the series at 16-for-27 while J.T. Arruda also reached base three times with a walk and two singles to lead the Harrisburg offense. Roster moves: C Israel Pineda optioned from Washington.
Hudson Valley 3 Wilmington 1
• Alvarez (L, 6-4) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 5K, HR
• Merrill 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K
• Boisserie 2-4, R
• Lawson 1-3, 2B, RBI
Andrew Alvarez and the Blue Rocks ‘pen couldn’t combine for the shutout necessary to make the one (1) run stand up as the Renegades completed the 4-2 series win with a 3-1 victory. Amazingly, this was only Alvarez’s first loss while turning in a quality start of two runs on a home run and six hits total over six innings. He walked one and struck out four in his fourth loss overall. Branden Boisserie singled twice and scored ahead of Cortland Lawson’s RBI double in the 2nd. That was the one hit in eight RISP chances as Wilmington left on eight baserunners.
Fredericksburg 8 Salem 5
• Cornelio 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K
• Grissom (BS, 1; W, 3-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K
• M. Romero 2-3, 1R, 2BB, HR, 3RBI
• Pinckney 2-4, 3R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Dugas 1-2, R, 2BB, HR,, RBI
Max Romero Jr. took the O.J. (Other Junior) off the hook while walking off Salem with a three-run HR in the bottom of the 9th for an 8-5 walkoff win. It was the fourth HR of the game, as Dylan Crews, Andrew Pinckney, and Gavin Dugas all went deep for their first HRs outside of HS, summmer wood-bat leagues, or the NCAA. As aforementioned, Marquis Grissom gave up the tying run in the top of the 9th for his first blown save in eight chances. Riley Cornelio started and went the first five, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out six.
FCL Nationals, 17-21, 5th place FCL East, 7½ GB
The F-Nats are on a three-game losing streak as they’re barely staying out of the FCL East cellar with about a dozen or so games left to play. This week they’re only in West Palm Beach for two games and the home team for one as they play twice against the F-Cards and once against the F-Marlins in Jupiter.
DSL Nationals, 10-31, 8th place DSL South, 23½ GB
Believe it or not, the DSL Nationals could actually make it into 7th place as they trail the DSL Cardinals by just a game and a half with two weeks to go. The D-Nats have multiple games left against both the 9th-place D-Twins (9-32) and the 7th place D-Cards (12-30) for a race that could have an Etch-a-Sketch® finish.