Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-6 @ Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (3-2, 5.75) vs.
House (6-6, 3.99)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-1 @ Binghamton,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (3-1, 5.54) vs.
Jannis (5-3, 4.17)
Potomac Won, 5-1 @ Buies Creek,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (5-7, 4.97) vs.
F. Perez (3-2, 2.85)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (5-2, 3.13) vs.
Medina (2-6, 3.69)
Auburn Lost, 7-4 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
German (0-0, 3.60) vs.
MaVorhis (0-0, 8.10)
GCL Nationals Won, 3-1 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
 

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 Syracuse 6
• Skole (pictured above) 1-4, R, BB, K
• Stevenson 0-5
Roster moves: 1B Matt Skole activated from the 7-Day DL; Brandon Snyder named to the I.L. All-Star team as a reserve.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 1
• McGowin (L, 0-3) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR, HBP
• Cordero 1IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Hernandez 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Perez 1-3, BB

Yadiel Hernandez homered in the bottom of the 2nd to tie it at 1-1 but it was all Reading the rest of the way in a 7-1 win over Harrisburg. Kyle McGowin lost for the third time in three AA starts as he was charged with six runs (three earned) on seven hits, including two HR’s, and three walks. He struck out three and hit a batter. Stephen Perez reached base twice with a walk while Darian Sandford singled to round out the Sens’ tally of three hits.

Potomac 5 Myrtle Beach 1
• Guilbeau (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 4K, HR
• J. Mills 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Sagdal 3-5, 2R, 2-2B
• Masters 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Gamache 2-5, R, RBI

The P-Nats dropped a four-spot in the 1st and dropped the Pelicans 5-1 in the series finale. Taylor Guilbeau pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing five hits and one walk, and struck out four to win his second game. Jordan Mill added an eighth goose egg in the 8th but Mariano Rivera lost the shutout with a run in the 9th. Ian Sagdal singled once, doubled twice, and scored twice while David Masters drove in three to lead the Potomac offense. Roster moves: IF Austin Davidson placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to June 24; IF Dan Gamache assigned from Washington.

Hagerstown 6 Delmarva 3
• Bourque (W, 3-3) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Simonds (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Johnson 1-3, R, 2B, RBI, CS(9)
• Reetz 1-3, R, BB, 2K, PB(10)

Hagerstown doubled up Delmarva to complete the four-game sweep and extend its win streak to seven. James Bourque pitched into the 7th and let in three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks for his third win. Kyle Simonds stranded a runner while finishing the 7th and pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold while Tommy Peterson set the side down in order, two by way of the K, for his seventh save. Jake Noll homered twice and drove in three to lead the Suns’ attack.

State College 7 Auburn 4
• German (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 2H, 5R, 4ER, 7BB, 1K, HBP, 3WP
• Eusebio 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Bogetto 3-4, 2-2B, HR, 2RBI
• Panaccione 3-5, R, HR, RBI
• Esthay 2-5, R, HR, RBI

The Doubledays could get ’em on (12 hits) and bang a gong (three HR) but couldn’t get ’em in (0-7 RISP) as they fell to the Spikes, 7-4 in the series finale. Jhonatan German hit the Maginot Line in the 5th and took the loss as he allowed five runs (four earned) on two hits and seven walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. He also hit a batter and threw three wild pitches. Brandon Boggeto, Paul Panaccione, and Kameron Esthay each homered and combined for eight of the 12 Auburn hits and drove in all four runs. Roster moves: 2017 Draft Picks – C’s Nic Perkins (28th Rd.), Anthony Peroni (14th) and OFs Kameron Esthay (26th), Jonathan Pryor (19th) assigned from Washington.

GCL Nationals 3 GCL Cardinals 1
• Troop 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Smith (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• McKinney (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Cramer 2-4, R
• R. Mendez 1-2, R, 2B

The G-Nats have yet to lose in three games as they folded the G-Cards, 3-1 yesterday afternoon. Ninth Rd. pick Alex Troop started and turned in two perfect innings with two K’s. The win went to Dirtbag David Smith who stranded three in the 5th and worked around a single in the 6th. Jackson Cramer singled twice to lead the hit column of just six.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-6;
Lost, 3-1
vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
G. Ross (2-6, 6.25) vs.
Camarena (4-2, 3.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-2 vs. Reading,
7:00 p.m.
McGowin (0-2, 11.70) vs.
Viza (5-4, 6.00)
Potomac Won, 12-5 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (1-1, 4.54) vs.
Ryan Kellog (3-4, 4.66)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (2-3, 5.17) vs.
Peluffo (5-2, 3.38)
Auburn Lost, 7-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
German (0-0, 3.60) vs.
MaVorhis (0-0, 8.10)
GCL Nationals Won, 2-1 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 Syracuse 6 – COMP.
• Solis (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR
• Fedde 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K
• Stevenson 3-5, 2-3B

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 Syracuse 1 – GAME TWO
• Stevenson 1-3, CS (10G Hit streak)

Reading 9 Harrisburg 2
• Simms (L, 3-5) 6IP, 11H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 4K, HBP
• Read 2-4
• Hernandez 2-3, R, 2B, BB

The Fightins scored three times in the 6th to break open a 3-1 game en route to a 9-2 smackdown of the Sens. John Simms took the brunt of the beating, giving up six runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings. Yadiel Hernandez singled, doubled, and walked while Raudy Read went 2-for-4 to lead Harrisburg’s 10-hit parade.

Potomac 12 Myrtle Beach 5
• Silvestre (W, 7-2) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Schepel 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Masters 3-4, BB, 2RBI
• Mejia 3-5, R, HR, 4RBI
• Sagdal 2-6, R, 2B

Potomac scored eight times in the 1st, once in the 2nd, and thrice in the 4th in a 12-5 demolition of Myrtle Beach. Hector Silvestre won for the 7th time as he pitched five innings of three-run ball on five hits and three walks. Every P-Nat batter hit safely, with David Masters and Bryan Mejia leading the charge with six hits and six RBI combined.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 1
• M. Mills (W, 9-2) 7IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 5K, HBP
• Howard (SV, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Johnson 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI, SB
• Corredor 2-4, R

The Suns took their sixth straight with a 3-1 win over the Shorebirds. McKenzie Mills took his ninth “W” with the lone Delmarva run let in on four hits and a walk over seven innings. Hayden Howard worked around a pair of singles in the 8th and 9th and put up two donuts to earn his first save. Daniel Johnson and Aldrem Corredor both went 2-for-4 with a run scored, with Johnson driving in two to lead the Suns offense.

State College 7 Auburn 1
• Ramirez (L, 1-1) 3IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 1K, HBP, BK
• Encarnacion 2-4, R, 2B
• Panaccione 1-4, 3B

There would be no taming of the Shew for Auburn as the State College starter dominated the Doubledays, 7-1. Yonathan Ramirez was quite the opposite as the Spikes got to him for four runs on three hits and three walks over three innings for the loss. Randy Encarcnacion doubled while Paul Panaccione tripled as the Doubledays collected 10 hits total. Roster move: 1B Jake Scudder (16th Rd. Pick, Kansas State) assigned from Washington.

GCL Nationals 2 GCL Marlins 1
• Luzardo 4IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, 2WP
• Jimenez (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Antuna 1-3, BB
• Cramer 1-3, BB
• J. Sanchez 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Jesus Luzardo struck out seven over four innings in his professional debut while the G-Nats walked off the G-Marlins, 2-1. Luzardo gave up a run and four hits without a walk. Jose Sanchez walked, took second on defensive indifference (really? in a 1-1 game? Let’s get this scorekeeper to Woodbridge!), third on a single by Juan Pascal, and scored on an error. That made a winner out of Jose Jimenez for pitching a scoreless 9th. Sanchez, Yasel Antuna, and Jackson Cramer each went 1-for-3 with a walk to lead the G-Nats’ five-hit, six-walk offense.
Roster move: RHP Jose Morales assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Losing, 2-1
(Susp., 2nd)
vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
TBD and Long (1-1, 2.77) vs.
Ca. Smith (6-0, 2.25) and Wotherspoon (1-0, 3.00)
Harrisburg Won, 4-3;
Lost, 4-1
vs. Reading,
12:00 p.m.
Simms (3-4, 3.44) vs. TBD
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (6-2, 4.28) vs.
Hatch (3-6, 3.33)
Hagerstown Won, 9-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (8-2, 2.41) vs.
Dietz (0-6, 5.32)
Auburn OFF DAY @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (1-0, 1.50) vs.
Shew (1-0, 0.00)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2 Syracuse 1 – SUSP.
Syracuse was losing 2-1 when the rains came and halted play in the top of the 2nd. After a 50-minute delay, the game was suspended. They’ll try to finish and then play seven innings today for a de facto doubleheader.

Harrisburg 4 Reading 3 – GAME ONE
• Estevez 5IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K
• Cordero (W, 2-2) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Perez 2-2, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Hernandez 2-3, 2R, HR, RBI

After spotting the Fightins a 3-0 lead after 4½ innings, the Sens got two in the 5th and two more in the 6th to take the opener, 4-3. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez gave up the aforementioned three runs on ten hits and a walk over five innings for the no-decision. Jimmy Cordero struck out two over two perfect innings of relief to earn the win. Steven Perez singled, doubled, and walked while Yadiel Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a HR and two RBI to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Reading 4 Reading 1 – GAME TWO
• Self 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Valdez (L, 0-2) 2IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Abreu 2-3, R, 3B
• Marmolejos 1-3, BB, RBI

Harrisburg got a run in the 1st and then gave up four unanswered runs as Reading took the nightcap, 4-1. Derek Self made the sport start and put up three goose eggs before giving way to Phillips Valdez, who let in three runs on three hits over two innings to take the loss. Osvaldo Abreu singled, tripled, and scored a run while Jose “Orange” Marmolejos drove in Abreu with an RBI single and walked to pace the Senators offense.

Myrtle Beach 4 Potomac 3
• Borne (L, 3-3) 6IP, 9H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• R. Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Robles 1-3, R, 2B, BB, CS(7)
• Lora 1-3, R

The P-Nats were held to just three hits and a walk as the Pelicans doubled ’em up, 4-2. Grant Borne took the loss with all four Myrtle Beach runs allowed on nine hits. He walked none and struck out four. Ronald Pena and Tyler Skulina both turned in a scoreless innings of relief. Victor Robles was the sole Potomac batter to reach base twice with a double and a walk.

Hagerstown 9 Delmarva 0
• Sharp (W, 4-5) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Fuentes 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Johnson 3-5, 2R, 2B, RBI, OF assist at 2B
• Neuse 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, SB(10)
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, 2-2B, RBI

Three Hagerstown pitchers combined on a seven-hit shutout of Delvmarva, 9-0. Sterling Sharp went the first six innings and allowed five hits and a walk while setting down six on strikes for his fourth win. Steven Fuentes and Phil Morse both worked around two baserunners but preserved the whitewash. Every starter had a least one hit in the 15-hit barrage, led by Dan Johnson with three hits and Sheldon Neuse with five total bases. Roster move: RHP Weston Davis assigned to the GCL for MiLB rehab.

Auburn – OFF DAY
Auburn is 3-5 after its first scheduled day off and looks for its second road win as the Doubledays play the Spikes for three in State College.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-1, 3.26) vs.
C. Adams (5-2, 2.12)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-3 vs. Reading,
6:00 p.m.
Estevez (2-0, 3.18) and TBD vs.
Anderson (5-3, 3.68) and TBD
Potomac Won, 4-3 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (3-2, 1.61) vs.
Alzolay (6-1, 2.83)
Hagerstown Won, 1-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (3-5, 3.86) vs.
Muckenhirn (3-6, 4.68)
Auburn Lost, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2
• Jackson 4IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Satterwhite (BS, 1); W, 1-3) 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• De Aza 2-2, R, BB
• Burriss 2-3
• Kieboom 1-2, R, BB, 2RBI
• 1:44 rain delay

The Chiefs rallied for three in 7th and the bullpen didn’t implode for a 5-2 win over the RailRiders. Starter Edwin Jackson walked three and fanned three and threw four scoreless innings. The win went to Cody Satterwhite after coughing up the tying run in the 6th. Spencer Kieboom delivered two runs with an RBI single while Alejandro De Aza reached base three times with two singles and a walk to lead the Syracuse offense.

Reading 5 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover (L, 0-3) 8IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Brinley 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Read 3-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Reading scored five unanswered runs to overcome an early 3-0 Harrisburg lead and take the series opener, 5-3. Matt Crownover went a season-high eight innings and allowed four runs on five hits, including a Taylor Hill, and three walks. He struck out five but lost for third time at AA. Ryan Brinley gave up an unearned insurance run on an error, a single, and a sac fly. Alec Keller and Raudy Read both homered and combined for five of the eight Sens hits and drove in all three runs.

Myrtle Beach 4 Potomac 3
• Sanburn (W, 3-1) 7IP, 6H, 0R, BB, 9K
• Mendez (SV, 9) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 3-4, 2B, 2RBI, SB, CS
• Masters 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

The P-Nats built a 4-0 lead and nearly gave it all away in the 9th, but survived for 4-3 win over the Pelicans and stop a three-game slide. Nolan Sanburn pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits and a walk while fanning nine for his third win. Dakota Bacus went off the rails in the 9th after scoreless 8th as four hits and an error plated three runs. Gilberto Mendez cam on to get the last out by way of the K and earned his ninth save. Bryan Mejia singled twice and doubled once while David Masters homered to account for all four RBI and four of Potomac’s nine hits.

Hagerstown 1 Delmarva 0
• C. Pena (W, 4-3) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Peterson (S, 6) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 2-4, R, SB
• Noll 1-3

Daniel Johnson confirmed his Sally Lg. player of the Week award with a single, a steal of third, and the games’s only run scored as Hagerstown edged Delmarva, 1-0. Carlos Pena got the win with seven scoreless innings, three hits allowed, no walks, and six whiffs. A.J. Bogucki got the hold as he worked around a hit in the 8th while Tommy Peterson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for hix sixth save. Johnson led the Suns hit column with two hits while Jake Noll and Jakson Reetz both singled to account for the total of four.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 3
• Turnbull 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Chu (L, 0-1) 4IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Ramirez 2-4
• Encarnacion 1-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

The Crosscutters got four in the 7th to fell the Doubledays and prevent an Auburn sweep. Kylin Turnbull made his second rehab start and tossed three scoreless innings, giving up a walk and two hits while striking out three. The loss went to Gilberto Chu as he was tagged for the four Williamsport runs in his fourth inning of work. He allowed five hits and three walks and struck out four. Joshual Ramirez singled twice while Randy Encarnacion walked and homered to pace the Auburn offense. Roster move: 1B-3B Matt Skole assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-5 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
Edw. Jackson (0-0, 2.78) vs.
Ro. Herrera (AAA debut)
Harrisburg Won, 11-4 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Crownover (0-2, 6.64) vs.
Leibrandt (6-2, 3.34)
Potomac Lost, 7-4 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Sanburn (2-1, 3.81) vs.
Alzolay (6-1, 2.83)
Hagerstown Won, 8-3 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (3-3, 5.85) vs.
Humpal (4-5, 4.15)
Auburn Won, 9-5 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Stewart (0-1, 2.25)

Buffalo 7 Syracuse 5
• Cole 4IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, 0HR
• Fedde 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Suero (BS, 1; L, 1-1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Stevenson 3-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Solano 1-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Falu 1-3, R, BB, 3B, RBI

After a scoreless 8th, Wander Suero put on four straight baserunners before recording an out in the 9th as Syracuse’s four-game win streak was stampeded by Buffalo, 7-5. A.J. Cole got the start and was strafed for four runs on eight hits and two walks over four innings in his first appearance in two weeks. Erick Fedde followed with two scoreless innings of middle relief for his second straight clean outing. Andrew Stevenson extended his hit streak to a modest six games while connecting for his first AAA home run as he went 3-for-5 to lead the Chiefs’ attack. Roster move: RHP Austin Voth placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 11 Portland 4
• Hill (W, 3-1) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR(20)
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Perez 3-5, R, 2B
• Norfork 2-4, R
• Ward 2-5, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI

The Sens broke out for three runs in the 4th and 6th innings as they took the series finale, 11-4 from the Sea Dogs. Taylor Hill gave up his customary HR—No. 20—and eight hits total for three runs over six innings as he won for the third time since his demotion. Drew Ward and Mario Lisson both homered while Stephen Perez went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored to lead Harrisburg’s 15-hit outburst.

Carolina 7 Potomac 4
• Reyes (L, 5-7) 5⅔ IP, 10H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP, WP, BK
• Rivera 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Sagdal 2-3, 2B, BB
• Robles 2-5, R, 3B, RBI

Carolina scored early and often (again) as they got three in the 1st and one in the 2nd to take a 4-0 lead and cruised to a 7-4 win to take the series from Potomac, 3-1. Luis Reyes lost for the seventh time as he gave up five runs on ten hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds innings. Ian Sagdal singled, doubled, and walked while Victor Robles singled and tripled to lead the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 9 Greensboro 5
• Watson (W, 5-2) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 10K
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 3-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Noll 3-4, R, 2-2B
• Banks 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI

Tyler Watson returned from a two-week layoff to record six strong innings and struck out a career-best 10 while the Suns burned the ‘Hoppers for five homers in a 9-5 win. Watson let in one run on four hits and no walks to win for the fifth time. Dan Johnson hit HR nos. 15 and 16 while Sheldon Neuse went deep for #8, Blake Perkins left the yard for #6, and Nick Banks deposited his third longball as part of a 14-hit parade by Hagerstown.

Auburn 9 Williamsport 5
• DeRosier (W, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HBP
• Mota 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• A. Martinez 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Upshaw 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Matt DeRosier pitched a career-high seven innings while the bats came alive in a 9-5 Auburn win over Williamsport. DeRosier let in an unearned run on five hits, struck out three, and walked none to win his first NYPL game of 2017. Israel Mota, Andres Martinez, and Armond Upshaw each went 2-for-4 with a homer, triple, and double respectively as the Doubledays collected 10 hits total.

Editor’s Note
For those of you not on the Twitters, we’ve taken on an intern. While I’m not a fan of either the ESPN blowhard or the Bengals/Jets QB, the name “Boomer” just seemed to fit. He’s eight weeks old today and he’ll eventually take over some of Louisville’s duties as she approaches retirement.

Last Night in Woodbridge

Sometimes one bad inning is one too many. For Potomac, that bad inning came in the 1st in a 3-2 loss to Carolina.

The Mudcats jumped on starter Taylor Guilbeau for two hits and two errors that were ruled as hits to score three runs. Just one of the four balls was hit solidly, a double to left by the cleanup man Jake Gatewood.

Guilbeau settled down to retire 10 in a row before the benches cleared after Isan Diaz stepped in front of Matt Reistetter while he was throwing to third to celebrate the whiff. Punches were thrown, bullpens emptied, but no one was hurt and no one was knocked down. Surprisingly, only Diaz and Reistetter were ejected.

Monte Harrison also went down by way of the K for 11 straight before Trent Clark doubled. Carolina would threaten briefly in the 5th but Guilbeau stranded another runner at second and got through the 6th. He pitched well enough to win with a line of three runs on seven hits, no walks, and five K’s.

But Carolina’s Cody Ponce was just as good, if not better. His one bad inning came in the third, when a leadoff double ruled an error by David Masters, a Reistetter single to right, and a Jack Sundberg triple got Potomac within one at 3-2. He worked around two walks in the 4th with help from a L5-3 DP and then gave up a two-out single to Matt Page in the 6th.

Ponce was lifted with two outs in the 7th and the Mudcats relievers were just about lights out, giving up two singles and striking out five of the last seven batters, including in the side in the 9th.

With the loss, the P-Nats drop to 1-2 in the second half and will shoot for series split this afternoon. Luis Reyes (5-6, 4.75), who was torched for seven runs last Sunday by the Mudcats, gets the starting assignment.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5 vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (3-2, 5.68) vs.
House (6-6, 3.70)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 @ Portland,
1:00 p.m.
Hill (2-1, 6.00) vs.
Villanueva (1-2, 10.67)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Carolina,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-6, 4.75) vs. TBD
Hagerstown Won, 9-5 vs. Greensboro,
2:05 p.m.
Watson (4-2, 3.29) vs.
Mahoney (2-2, 1.88)
Auburn Won, 7-6
(11 inn.)
vs. Williamsport,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (0-1, 9.00) vs.
Armas (0-1, 6.75)

Syracuse 6 Buffalo 5
• G. Ross 5⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR
• Suero (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Burriss 3-4, R, RBI
• Robinson 3-5, 2B, RBI
• De Aza 2-4, R, BB, RBI

The Chiefs continue to not lose, taking their fourth straight with another walkoff, 6-5 over the Bisons. Starter Greg Ross was ineffective, giving up all five Buffalo runs on six hit and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. The win went to Wander Suero, capping off three and 2/3rds of scoreless relief from the Syracuse ‘pen. Alejandro De Aza plated the game winner with a bases-loaded single in the 9th after a Brandon Snyder walk, a Clint Robinson single and an intentional walk to Neftali Soto. Robinson and Burriss both had three hits to lead the Chiefs’ offense.

Harrisburg 6 Portland 5
• Eitel 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 5BB, 2K, WP
• Brinley (BS, 1; W, 4-4) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Robinson (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 4RBI
• Norfork 2-3, BB

Raudy Read bailed out Ryan Brinley’s three-run meltdown in the 8th with a two-run homer in the 9th for a 6-5 Harrisburg win over Portland. Brinley was lit up for three runs on three hits and a walk in just one inning but got the blown-save-win. The save went to Andrew Robinson with a 1-2-3 ninth. Derke Eitel started and pitched five innings of one-run ball on three days’ rest. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos also homere while Read also doubled and drove in four to lead the Sens offense.

Carolina 3 Potomac 2
• Guilbeau (L, 1-1) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K
• Schepel 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Sundberg 2-4, 3B, RBI
• Page 1-3, BB

One bad inning was enough for the P-Nats to lose Last Night in Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 9 Greensboro 5
• Bourque (W, 2-3) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
• Howard (H, 2) 3+ IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Reetz 2-3, R, HR, HBP, 2RBI
• Perkins 2-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Beckwith 2-3, 2R, BB

The Suns took a magnifying glass to the ‘Hoppers as they scored seven times in the first three innings and put the game away with two in the 8th for 9-5 win. James Bourque got the Jack Morris win with all five Greensboro runs allowed on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Hayden Howard pitched three scoreless innings and went to the mound in the 9th for the four-inning save but was pulled after putting the first two runners on. Tommy Peterson stranded them both while quashing the rally for the save. Telmito Agustin was the beer man (hombre de las cervezas?) in Hagerstown’s 12-hit, four-walk assault, led by Blake Perkins with two hits and two walks.

Auburn 7 Williamsport 6 (11 inn.)
• Alastre 4IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Barnett (W, 1-0) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Meregildo 2-4, R, 2B, HR, BB, RBI
• Ortiz 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Simonetti 2-5, R, RBI

The Doubledays walked off in the 11th as they took advantage of the Crosscutters’ fifth error for a 7-6 win. Joshual Ramirez reached on a botched catch and scored as Jeyner Baez doubled to left. The sequence made a winner out of Jake Barnett, who tossed three scoreless innings of relief. Tomas Alastre made the start and was touched for three runs on six hits and three walks over four innings. Omar Meregildo and Oliver Otiz both went 2-for-4 with HR and an RBI to pace the Auburn attack.

DSL Update
The D-Nats are now 5-13 after a 2-4 week. SSDL – the starters have an ERA of 2.86 while the relievers are a Kelley-esque 6.81. As you might have already guessed, the offense is 36th in the 40-team DSL, averaging 3.78 runs per game. Two (2) of the three (3) players with an .800 or better OPS are in their third season in the DSL.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (2-6, 6.04) vs.
Oberholtzer (1-5, 4.23)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-2 @ Portland,
6:00 p.m.
Eitel (2-2, 3.62) vs.
Lakins (0-4, 6.66)
Potomac Lost, 11-6 vs. Carolina,
6:35 p.m.
Guilbeau (1-0, 4.55) vs.
Ponce (5-5, 3.67)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 vs. Greensboro,
6:05 p.m.
Bourque (1-3, 5.15) vs.
Lee (3-6, 4.14)
Auburn Lost, 5-4 vs. Williamsport,
6:05 p.m.
Alastre (0-3, 5.21 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
Young (1-0, 0.00)

Syracuse 2 Buffalo 1
• Long (W, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Fedde (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Falu 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Robinson 2-3, R

Irving Falu’s solo shot to lead off the 7th stood up as the Chiefs’ bullpen didn’t blow it for a 2-1 win over the Bison, the third straight for Syracuse and the longest win streak since April. Only 21 more to go to reach .500! Jaron Long got the win with seven innings of one-run ball on five hits and one walk while fanning seven. Erick Fedde pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold, his first at AAA, while Austin Adams worked around a hit in the 9th for the save. Falu and Clint Robinson both went 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead the Chiefs’ offense. Roster moves: UT Wilmer Difo recalled to Washington; OF Joey Butler placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Neftali Soto reassigned from Harrisburg.

Portland 9 Harrisburg 2
• McGowin (L, 0-2) 5IP, 11H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, 5K, 4HR
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 2-4, RBI
• Sandford 2-5, 2B

Kyle McGowin was hammered for four homers and eight runs total as Portland took the series opener, 9-2 from Harrisburg. McGowin gave up 11 hits and two walks over five innings for his second AA loss of the season. Jimmy Cordero gave up the final run in his two innings of work while R.C. Orlan pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to finish up. Joe “Orange” Marmolejos had two singles and an RBI, Darian Sandford had one single and one double, and the rest of the lineup went 1-for-21 with five walks. Roster move: OF Isaac Ballou activated from 3-Day TIL.

Carolina 11 Potomac 6
• Silvestre 5IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 7K
• R. Pena (BS, 2; L, 2-3) 1+ IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Robles 3-5, R, 2B, 3B, HR, 4RBI
• Wiseman 2-4, R, 2B
• Masters 1-3, 2R, BB

Victor Robles was a single shy of the cycle, highlighting an otherwise disappointing outing for the P-Nats, who blew a 6-3 lead after seven innings to lose 11-6 to the Mudcats. Hector Silvestre started and went the first five, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven. Tyler Skulina, Ronald Pena, and Jorge Pantoja combined to cough up eight runs over the final two innings, with a blown save and a loss going to Pena. Robles drove in four, Taylor Gushue and Matt Page one each to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 4 Greensboro 0
• M. Mills (W, 8-2) 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Fuentes 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Johnson 3-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Barrera 3-4, 2B, RBI

McKenzie Mills and Steven Fuentes combined on a four-hit Hagerstown shutout of Greensboro, 4-0. Mills put up seven goose eggs and allowed three hits as he won his eighth game while striking out eight. Fuentes gave up the fourth hit and completed the game with two scoreless innings. Daniel Johnson and Tres Barrera both went 3-for-4 and accounted for all four RBI, three by Johnson, who also hit his league-leading 14th HR.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4
• Braymer 4⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Baltrip (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, 1-0 IR-S
• Shepard 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Encarnacion 1-3, R, BB, OF assist at 2B

The Doubledays led just once, 1-0 after four and 1/2 innings, as they dropped another 5-4 decision to Mahoning Valley. Ben Braymer didn’t make it out of the fifth as the Scrappers got to him for three runs on five hits and four walks over four and 1/3rd innings. He struck out six and a hit batter. The loss went to Joe Baltrip, who gave up two over two and 2/3rds on four hits, including a home run. Chance Shepard doubled and homered to lead the Auburn offense.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-6 vs. Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
Long (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Bolsinger (2-2, 2.29)
Harrisburg Won, 10-1 @ Portland,
7:05 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 9.00)
McAvoy (1-5, 5.95)
Potomac Won, 5-3 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (6-2, 4.34) vs.
Supak (1-2, 6.20)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Beggs (5-4, 3.09)
Auburn Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
@ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (0-2, 4.12 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
Plesac (pro debut)

Syracuse 7 Buffalo 6
• Antolin 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• Adams (W, 4-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Falu 4-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Robinson 3-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Sanchez 3-5, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

Irving Falu bailed out the ‘pen with a two-run walkoff homer for a 7-6 Syracuse victory over Buffalo, and back-to-back wins for the first time in three weeks. Dustin Antolin got the start and was knocked for three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. Austin Adams, who was on the hook for the loss after giving up an unearned run in the top of the 9th, got the win instead. Falu was a triple shy of the cycle while going 4-for-5 to lead the Chiefs attack. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 10 New Hampshire 1
• Simms (W, 3-4) 7⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 8K, WP
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 3-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Lowery 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Norfork 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

John Simms pitched into the 8th and got plenty of run support as the Senators pummeled the Fisher Cats, 10-1 to take the series, 2-1. Simms won for the third time with seven and 2/3rds innings of one-run ball on five hits and one walk while striking out eight. Andrew Robinson got the last out in the 8th while Derek Self set the side down in order in the 9th. Every Harrisburg batter reached base with Jose “Orange” Marmolejos leading the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, including a homer and two RBI.

Potomac 5 Carolina 3
• Borne (W, 3-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Bacus (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sundberg 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Robles 1-3, 2R, 2B, RBI, HBP
• Gushue 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Taylor Gushue’s 13th HR was a long time coming but it came just in time to erase an early 3-0 Carolina lead as Potomac would go on to 5-3 win to open the second half. Grant Borne was dinged twice, including a 318′ shot over the 315′ sign in RF, for all three Mudcat runs and five hits total over six innings as he won his third game. Dakota Bacus followed with two scoreless for the hold while Gilberto Mendez cordero’d around two hits in the 9th for the save. Jack Sundberg singled twice and doubled once while Victor Robles doubled and scored two runs to lead the P-Nats attack.

Greensboro 5 Hagerstown 1
• Sharp (L, 3-5) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Morse 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Agustin 2-3, RBI
• Noll 2-4

The Grasshoppers blunted Sterling Sharp for three runs in the 4th and held the Suns bats to just five hits to win, 5-1. Sharp went seven innings and gave up eight hits over seven innings to take the loss. He struck out three and walked none. Telmito Agustin and Jake Noll each had two singles while Aldrem Corredor had one. Blake Perkins drew two walks to account for the remaining Hagerstown baserunners. Roster moves: LHP Tyler Watson activated from the 3-Day TIL; SS Tyler Beckwith reassigned.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4 (10 inn.)
• German 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HBP, WP
• Eusebio (L, 0-1) 2BF, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• Ortiz 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Encarnacion 2-5, RBI

Auburn scored two in the 1st and single runs in the 8th and 9th but fell in the 10th, 5-4. Jhonatan German started and went the first five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four for the no-decision. The loss went to Diomedes Eusebio, who walked the first batter he faced and gave up a double to the second for the loss. Oliver Ortiz and Randy Encarnacion both went 2-for-5 with an RBI to lead the Doubledays offense. Roster moves: SS Paul Panaccione reassigned from Hagerstown.

Thursday’s News & Notes

From Monday night’s season opener at Batavia
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 vs. Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
Antolin (2-3, 6.44) vs.
Harrell (0-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (2-4, 3.68) vs.
Dawson (1-6, 5.43)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. King (4-4, 3.82)
Auburn Won, 3-2 @ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
German (1-2, 4.70 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
G. Vasquez (5-2, 3.18 @ AZL in ’16)

Syracuse 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2
• O’Sullivan (W, 1-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Suero (S, 3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Stevenson 3-5, R, RBI, 3SB
• Burris 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-4, R, 2B

Andrew Stevenson wreaked havoc and ran amok as the Chiefs took the finale, 5-2 and split the four-game series with the RailRiders. The 23-y.o. CF went 3-for-5 with three stolen bases, a run scored and an RBI to lead the Syracuse attack. Sean O’Sullivan turned in a quality start of two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings for his first win of the season. Sammy Solis put one goose egg for the hold while Wander Suero put up two for the save.

Harrisburg 2 New Hampshire 1
• Estevez (W, 2-0) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 8K
• Brinley (SV, 5) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Sandford 2-4, R
• Keller 2-4

Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez got just enough offense and three scoreless innings from the ‘pen to take his second straight AA start, a 2-1 Harrisburg win over Richmond. Estevez struck out a season high of eight with nary a base on balls as he pitched six innings of one-run ball on three hits. Brady Dragmire, Phillips Valdez, and Ryan Brinley each worked around a hit in a single inning of work to earn holds for Dargmire and Phillips and a save for Brinley. Darian Sandford and Alec Keller both singled twice while Jose “Orange” Marmlejos and Neftali Soto each drove in a run. Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Syracuse.

Potomac – ALL STAR BREAK
The P-Nats and Mudcats rematch for four games this weekend to kick off the second half. Potomac came within one game of .500 before dropping its final two games of the half and will face a tough road to the playoffs, as they’ll play the Carolina League’s top four teams of the first half 39 times in 70 games.

Hagerstown – ALL STAR BREAK
Hagerstown also starts with a clean slate and plays a second-half schedule that’s weighted heavily toward its own division (53 of 70). They begin at home against the Grasshoppers, who finished a half game behind the Suns in 4th place and two behind the Intimidators, who took the pole position by percentage points over second-place Lakewood.

Auburn 3 Mahoning Valley 2
• Y. Ramirez (W, 1-0) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K, WP
• M. Pena (SV, 1) 3IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Vilorio 3-4, R
• Meregildo 1-3, R, BB
• Ortiz OF assist at HP

The Doubledays got three in the 3rd and were outhit 12-6 but edged the Scrappers, 3-2. Yonathan Ramirez allowed the first Mahoning Valley run on five hits and a walk while striking out six to earn the win. Malvin Pena was strafed for seven hits for over three innings for the second run but earned the save. The Scrappers had the tying run thrown out at home to end the 7th and at third to end the game. Luis Vilorio led the Auburn hit column with a 3-for-4 night while Omar Meregildo and Armond Upshaw both singled and walked; all three scored a single run. Roster move: LHP Yonathan Ramirez demoted from Hagerstown.