Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-3 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (1-1, 5.40)
C. Green (2-1, 4.73)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 vs. Hartford,
1:30 p.m.
Williams (1-2, 4.70) vs.
Wynkoop (2-2, 6.07)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Lost, 11-3
vs. Lynchburg,
1:05 p.m.
Silvestre (3-0, 3.41) vs.
McKenzie (2-2, 2.32)
Hagerstown Won, 10-9 vs. Hickory,
2:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.04) and
Sharp (0-1, 3.38) vs.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9 Syracuse 3
• J. Ross (L, 0-2) 5IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR, 2WP
• Satterwhite 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 3-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Robinson 1-2, 2BB

Same s!@#, different level for Joe Ross, who was hammered like a Kennedy at an open bar in Syracuse’s 9-3 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Ross gave up seven runs on eight hits, including two two-run homers that bookended his five-inning outing. He walked two and struck out four. Brian Goodwin and Brandon homered to account for all three Chiefs runs on an eight-hit, three-walk offensive output. Roster move: RHP Cody Satterwhite assigned from Washington.

Hartford 6 Harrisburg 5
• Fedde 7IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Valdez (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Ward 3-5, R, 2-2B
• Keller 2-3, 2R, BB, SB
• Abreu 2-3, R, RBI

The Sens ‘pen couldn’t pull off another magic trick and instead gave it away in the 8th for a 6-5 loss to the Yard Goats. Erick Fedde rebounded for a quality start of three runs (two earned) on five hits (one longball) and two walks while fanning four over seven innings. Phillips Valdez ran aground for three runs on three hits and a walk in the 8th for the blown-save-loss. Drew Ward singled once and doubled twice while Alec Keller reached base three times to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Estevez (L, 1-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K
• Sundberg 1-3, BB
• Mejia 1-3

Wirkin Estevez went the distance but the Potomac offense was shut out, 3-0 by Lynchburg in the opener. “For the Weekend” went a season-high seven innings and allowed all three Hillcat runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five, but lost for the second time this season. The P-Nats managed three hits and four walks and were 0-for-7 with RISP, leaving eight runners on base.

Lynchburg 11 Potomac 3 – GAME TWO
• Reyes (L, 1-5) 3⅓ IP, 8H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• R. Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 1-3, R, 3B, RBI
• Gushue 1-1, R, HR, SF, 2RBI, BB

The Hillcats wasted no time putting this one away, scoring four in the 1st and two in the 2nd as they cruised to an 11-3 win and a doubleheader sweep of the P-Nats. Luis Reyes was strafed for eight runs on eight hits and two walks over three an a 1/3rd innings to lose for the fifth time in six starts. Taylor Gushue smacked his Carolina Lg.-leading 8th HR and drove in another with a sac fly to lead the Potomac attack.

Hagerstown 10 Hickory 9
• C. Pena 3⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 5BB, 5K, HBP, BK, WP
• D. Ramos (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Johnson 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Franco 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Corredor 2-5, 2-2B, 4RBI

Aldrem Corredor struck again with a two-run double to rally the Suns past the Crawdads for a 10-9 walkoff win. Carlos Pena was knocked around again with six runs on five hits and five walks over three and 2/3rds for the no-decision. Hagerstown rallied from an 8-1 deficit to tie it at 8-8 with seven runs in the middle innings. David Ramos vultured the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the 9th in his second inning of work. Daniel Johnson singled twice and doubled once to lead the Hagerstown hit column. Roster move: C’s Jakson Reetz, Matt Reistetter assigned from XST; C Tres Barrera placed on the 7-Day DL, C Jorge Tillero placed on the Restricted List.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 10-2 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
J. Ross (0-1, 3.72) vs.
Mitchell (1st AAA start of ’17)
Harrisburg Won,2-1 vs. Hartford,
6:00 p.m.
Long (2-3, 2.20) vs.
Howard (0-1, 2.25)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 vs. Lynchburg,
5:30 p.m.
Estevez (1-1, 5.24) and
Reyes (1-4, 4.50) vs.
Esparza (1-2, 2.77) and
Pannone (2-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Hickory,
6:05 p.m.
C. Pena (1-1, 9.37) vs.
Arredondo (0-2, 6.91)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 10 Syracuse 2
• McGowin (L, 0-2) 3⅔ IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 4K
• Green 1-3
• Sanchez 1-3, R

The Chiefs’ brief 2-0 lead went up in smoke along with Kyle Mcgowin as the RailRiders chugged past for a 10-2 win in the series opener. Scranton put up five in the 4th to erase the Syracuse lead and chase McGowin from the game after seven hits and three walks allowed in three and 2/3rds innings. He struck out four while losing for the second time in as many starts. The Chiefs managed just four hits and one walk on offense while fanning 11 times.

Harrisburg 2 Hartford 1
• Long (W, 3-3) 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Cordero (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Suero (S, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Lisson 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Abreu 2-3, RBI

Jimmy Cordero escaped a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam created by Braulio Lara’s three walks to open the 8th as Harrisburg edged Hartford, 2-1. Jaron Long evened up his won-loss record at 3-3 with seven innings of one-run ball on a solo HR and three hits total. He walked two and struck out six. Wander Suero retired the side in order in the 9th for his third save. Mario Lisson homered while Osvaldo Abreu went 2-for-3 and an RBI to lead the Senators offense.

Lynchburg 6 Potomac 2
• Baez (L, 0-4) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K
• Gushue 2-4, RBI
• Wiseman 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The P-Nats were sloppy early to fall behind 3-0 after two and couldn’t ever quite catch up in a 6-2 loss to Lynchburg. Joan Baez pitched into the 6th for this first time this season but still came up the losing pitcher with three runs allowed (one earned) on five hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. Taylor Gushue went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Rhett Wiseman left the yard with a solo HR to pace the Potomac attack.

Hagerstown vs. Hickory – PPD
Hagerstown continues miss the rain like a fat kid misses a cookie with its sixth postponement last night in Hickory. They’ll play the regularly scheduled game tonight and try for doubleheader tomorrow afternoon to make it up.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Ca. Smith (0-0, 3.93)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 vs. Hartford,
7:00 p.m.
Long (2-3, 2.20) vs.
Howard (0-1, 2.25)
Potomac Postponed vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-3, 8.27) vs.
Chiang (3-1, 1.71)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (1-1, 9.37) vs.
Arredondo (0-2, 6.91)

Syracuse vs. Pawtucket – PPD
The series finale between Syracuse and Pawtucket was postponed until June 13 due to rain. They’ll play a twinight doubleheader on that Tuesday to make this one up.

Harrisburg 6 Hartford 2
• Simms 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, WP, HBP
• Brinley (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• N. Soto 1-3, R, HR, SF, 3RBI
• Ward 1-2, R, BB, SF, RBI
• Y. Hernandez 1-3, R, BB, RBI

The Senators rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to score six unanswered runs to triple up the Yard Goats, 6-2. John Simms spun another quality start of two runs on four hits with one walk and one whiff but got the no-decision. Ryan Brinley picked up the win, tossing a 1-2-3 top of the 8t,h when Harrisburg broke out for four in the bottom of the 8th, highlighted by a two-run HR by Neftali Soto. The Sens made the most of their six hits and four walks, driving in three via the sacrifice fly for a misleading 1-for-7 mark with RISP.

Potomac vs. Lynchburg – PPD
Rain also put the brakes on the series opener between Potomac and Lynchburg. They’ll shoot to make this one up on Saturday rather than today, given the chance for a packed house for five hours weather forecast today.

Hagerstown 3 Rome 2
• Bourque 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 5K
• Vanvossen 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• J. Mills (W, 4-0) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Barrera 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, SF, RBI

The Suns dodged the rain just long enough to walk off in the 9th for a 3-2 win. Jame Bourque went the first five and gave up both Barves runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five.
Mick VanVossen locked ’em down until the 9th, when he ceded to Jordan Mills who struck out two while stranding two. Jake Noll, who tied the game at 2-2 with sac fly in the 6th, led off the 9th with a single, took second on a bunt single by nick banks, stole third after an Anderson Franco whiff, and scored on Aldrem Corredor’s single. Roster move: OF Juan Soto placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Oliver Ortiz assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-0 vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Walden (0-2, 2.76)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-0 vs. Hartford,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (1-2, 2.91) vs.
French (1-2, 4.43)
Potomac Won, 1-0 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-3, 8.27) vs.
Chiang (3-1, 1.71)
Hagerstown Won, 8-3 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-1, 2.63) vs.
Lawlor (2-0, 2.25)

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 0
• Hill (L, 1-3) 5IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 4HR
• Nathan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sanchez 1-3, BB, 2K
• Skole 1-5, 2B, 2K

The Chiefs drew 10 walks yet could not push across a single run while Taylor Hill threw in-game BP again in a 7-0 loss to the PawSox. Hill gave up six runs, four (4) solo HRs, and nine hits total during his five innings on the mound. He walked one and struck out one while losing his third game. Matt Skole doubled while Brandon Snyder and Adrian Sanchez both singled as Syracuse went 0-for-13 with RISP without hitting into a double play to leave on 14 baserunners.

Trenton 6 Harrisburg 0
• Blackmar (L, 3-2) 4IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 0K
• Johansen 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Collier 2-4, 2K
• Perez 1-2, BB

Trenton struck for all six runs in the 4th in a 6-0 shutout of Harrisburg. Mark Blackmar wore the “L” with six runs allowed on six hits and four walks with nary a whiff over four innings. Jake Johansen (2IP), Derek Self, and R.C. Orlan combined for four scoreless but the Senator offense was mostly in recess. Zach Collier singled twice while Stephen Perez and Yadiel Hernandez singled once for the four Harrisburg hits. The Sens struck out 11 times and were 0-for-6 with RISP.

Potomac 1 Down East 0
• Rodrigruez 8IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 8K, HBP
• Mendez (S, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 1-3, R, HR, RBI, 2BB, SB
• Sagdal 1-4, 2B

Jefry Rodriguez no-hit the Wood Ducks for seven while Victor Robles homered to power a 1-0 shutout win for the P-Nats. Rodriguez gave up a leadoff double in the 8th but finished the frame for the longest outing of his career, as he allowed two walks, hit a batter, and fanned eight. Gilberto Mendez also gave up a leadoff double in the 9th but settled down with three straight outs to get the save, his second. Robles also walked twice and stole a base but only Ian Sagdal avoided the K’s from the Down East pitchers who piled up 13 of them.

Hagerstown 8 Rome 3
• M. Mills (W, 4-1) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K, HR
• Simonds (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• Johnson 3-4, R, 2B
• Noll 3-4, 2R, RBI
• C. Kieboom 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown rallied for five in the 4th to erase an early 2-0 deficit and cruised to an 8-3 win over Rome. McKenzie Mills picked up his fourth win with five innings of two-run ball on six hits and two walks while setting down seven on strikes. Hayden Howard was dinged for the third run but earned the hold while Kyle Simonds threw two scoreless to garner the save. Daniel Johnson and Jake Noll both went 3-for-4 to lead the Suns’ 14-hit parade.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (1-2, 8.14) vs.
Owens (2-0, 1.66)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-6 @ Trenton,
10:30 p.m.
Blackmar (3-1, 4.26) vs.
German (0-3, 2.95)
Potomac Won, 4-2 @ Down East,
11:00 a.m.
Rodriguez (2-1, 4.30) vs.
Springs (0-2, 5.82)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (3-1, 2.18) vs.
Wentz (1-1, 2.70)

Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 1-3) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Antolin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Green 1-3
• Sanchez 0-2, SF, RBI

Adrian Sanchez’s sac fly in the bottom of the 8th saved Syracuse from its third shutout but not its 13th loss, 3-1 to Pawtucket. Austin Voth pitched a season-high seven innings and gave up all three PawSox runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven, but lost for the third time in five starts. Dustin Antolin and Austin Adams each put up a goose egg to keep things close. Corbin Joseph walked, took third on Grant Green’s single–the second hit of the night by the Chiefs; Andrew Stevenson led off the game with the first–and scored on Sanchez’s flyball. Pedro Severino’s walk in the 5th and Brandon Snyder’s walk in the 9th rounded out the scorecard. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington.

Trenton 9 Harrisburg 6
• Williams 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Brinley (L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Abreu 3-4, RBI, CS
• Ward 2-4, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, 2K
• Collier 1-4, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, 2K

The Senators bullpen was torched for four runs, including a two-out, three-run HR in a 9-6 loss to the Thunder. Austen Williams wasn’t much better, allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings. Ryan Brinley took the loss on the Earl Weaver special as he was charged with the final three runs on three hits and a walk in the 8th. Zach Collier and Drew Ward both hit two-run HRs while Osvaldo Abreu went 3-for-4 to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Potomac 4 Down East 2
• Silvestre 6⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Schepel (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Agustin 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B, BB
• Robles 1-3, R, 2SB, HBP

Potomac rallied for one in the 7th to tie, two in the 8th to win as they doubled up Down East, 4-2. Hector Silvestre pitched into the 7th and gave up both Wood Ducks runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning six. Kyle Schepel took over with one out and retired the last eight batters in order to pick up the win. Telmito Agustin’s first homer of 2017 was the tie run in the 7th while Victor Robles singled on a bunt, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on an Ian Sagdal single. Taylor Gushue drove in Sagdal two batters later for the insurance run. Roster moves: IF David Masters placed on the 7-Day DL; 1B-OF Matt Page assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Rome 4 Hagerstown 3
• Sharp 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR, WP, 2HBP
• DeRosier (BS, 1; L, 0-2) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Neuse 2-3, R, BB, SB
• Banks 2-4, 2B, RBI

Sterling Sharp was, Matt DeRosier wasn’t in a 4-3 Suns loss to Rome. Sharp tossed six innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk while striking out seven and was in line for the “W” when Hagerstown rallied for three in the last of the 6th. DeRosier gave away the lead with a home run in the 7th and took the loss with a triple followed by a wild pitch in the 8th. Sheldon Neuse reached base three times with a pair of singles and walk and stole his seventh base while Nick Banks singled and doubled and drove in a run. The Suns grounded into four double plays to offset the five walks drawn. Readjust your undergarments: Juan Soto was lifted after a mild injury while sliding home on a sac fly, but is “not expected to miss any more time,” according to Suns PR.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (1-2, 6.35) vs.
Johnson (0-0, 2.87)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-0 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (1-2, 3.71) vs.
Y. Ramirez (3-0, 3.27)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Lynchburg,
7:00 p.m.
Silvestre (3-0, 3.97) vs.
Payano (0-1, 4.87)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (0-1, 3.50) vs.
Anderson (2-1, 1.93)

Syracuse – OFF DAY
Chiefs return home after a 1-5 road trip to host the PawSox for three before heading back out for three this weekend against the RailRiders.
Roster moves: OF Andrew Stevenson promoted from Harrisburg; RHP Joe Ross optioned from Washington.

Trenton 7 Harrisburg 0
• Fedde (L, 1-3) 3⅔ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K
• Cordero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Collier 2-2, 2BB
• Ward 1-3, BB

Whether it’s the curse of the GBI or the League adjusting back, Erick Fedde was knocked out in the 4th as Trenton thundered past Harrisburg for a 7-0 shutout. Fedde was charged with six runs, all earned, on eight hits and three walks over three and 2/3rds innings. He struck out two. Jimmy Cordero was somehow perfect for two innings in relief. Zach Collier singled twice and walked twice, Drew Ward once apiece. The rest of the Senators lineup was 1-for-25. Roster move: OF Isaac Ballou assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Down East 3 Potomac 2
• Reyes (L, 1-4) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 7K, HR
• Pantoja 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gushue 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI, PB(3)
• Sundberg 1-3, BB, E(1)

Taylor Gushue homered twice but the P-Nats struggled otherwise in a 3-2 loss to Down East. Luis Reyes lost for the fourth time despite turning in a quality start of three runs (two earned) allowed on six hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out seven. Jorge Pantoja put just one Duck on the pond (what, you thought I was going to pass that one up?) over two scoreless innings to keep things close. Jack Sundberg was the only other Potomac hitter to reach base twice, as they struck out 12 times and went 0-for-7 with RISP, including Victor Robles with two out in the 9th. Roster move: OF Victor Robles activated from 7-Day DL; OF Dale Carey placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Hagerstown hosts Rome for three games and Hickory for four this week before hitting the road next week for seven games against Rome (3) and Asheville (4).

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-6 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Fedde (1-2, 1.80) vs.
Adams (3-0, 0.82)
Potomac Lost, 5-4 @ Down East,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (1-3, 4.91) vs.
Pena (1-1, 3.07)
Hagerstown Won, 22-4 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 7 Norfolk 6
• Ross (W, 1-1) 6IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Martin (SV, 2) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Joseph 4-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Goodwin 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Snyder 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Syracuse took an early 5-0 lead and managed not to blow it to end a five-game losing streak with 7-6 win over Norfolk. Greg Ross got the Jack Morris win with five runs allowed on seven hits and three walks over six innings while striking out two. Rafael Martin came on with the bases loaded in the 9th and got the final out for the save, his second. Corbin Joseph went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI while both Brian Goodwin and Brandon Snyder homered and drove in three to lead the Chiefs offense.

Altoona 3 Harrisburg 2
• Long (L, 2-3) 5⅔ IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Suero 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Abreu 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Keller 1-3, 2B

The Curve got to Jaron Long for three in the 3rd and held the Sens to just two for 3-2 win in the series finale. Long let in all three runs on nine hits, including a home run over five and 2/3rds. He walked one and struck out three. R.C. Orlan got the last out of the 6th and stranded a runner while Wander Suero tossed two scoreless to keep thing close. Osvaldo Abreu doubled, tripled, scored a run, and drove in a run while Alec Keller doubled in three trips to the plate. Harrisburg was held to just six hits total and went 1-for-10 with RISP.

Salem 5 Potomac 4
• Crownover 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Held (L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Lowery 1-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Agustin 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

The Potomac ‘pen couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead, giving two in the 8th and the gamewinner in the 9th in a 5-4 loss to Salem. Matt Crownover did his part with five innings of one-run ball on three hits and a walk while fanning three. Sam Held took the loss as he gave up back-to-back one-out walks then a two-out double to take the loss. Jake Lowery and Telmito Agustin both went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored but the P-Nats managed only six hits

Hagerstown 22 Lexington 4
• Ramirez 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Fuentes (W, 1-0) 3⅓ IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, 2HR
• C. Kieboom 5-7, 4R, 2B, 3HR, 5RBI
• Noll 5-7, 3R, 2-2B, HR, 4RBI
• Tillero 5-7, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Corredor 5-6, 3R, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI

The Suns set a Sally Lg. record with 30 hits in a 22-4 debunking of the Legends. Four players had five hits, including Carter Kieboom, who hit three home runs and drove in five. Aldrem Corredor was a HR shy of the cycle and reached base six times. Yonathan Ramirez started and pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and two walks. Steven Fuentes gave up all four runs on eight hits, including two homers, over three and a 1/3rd innnings to get credit for the win. David Ramos mopped up with his fourth scoreless outing in 18 appearances at Low-A since 2014.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (0-1, 3.18) vs.
Stewart (0-2, 5.65)
Harrisburg Lost, 12-4 @ Altoona,
1:00 p.m.
Long (2-2, 1.57) vs.
McRae (2-0, 1.99)
Potomac Won, 10-3 @ Salem,
1:05 p.m.
Crownover (3-0, 0.68) vs.
McGrath (0-2, 6.50)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 (11 inn.) @ Lexington,
2:00 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Davis (2-1, 3.27)

Norfolk 4 Syracuse 3
• McGowin (L, 0-1) 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Goodwin 2-4, 2B
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B
• 0-8 RISP, 6 LOB

Make that five straight L’s for the Chiefs with a 4-3 defeat to the Tide on Saturday night. Kyle McGowin came off the DL and fit right in with four innings of two-run ball on three hits and two walks to take the loss. Austin Adams became the latest victim of the GBI curse as he walked four and gave up the fourth and final run in the 7th. Brian Goodwin and Caleb Ramsey both went 2-for-4 with a double but neither scored a run, thanks to Syracuse’s 0-for-8 mark with RISP. Roster moves: OF Rafael Bautista recalled to Washington; RHP Kyle McGowin activated from the 7-Day DL.

Altoona 12 Harrisburg 4
• Simms (L, 1-2) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HBP
• Cordero ⅓ IP, 1H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Keller 4-5, R, 2B
• Stevenson 2-5, RBI, CS

The Harrisburg bullpen was torched for nine runs in the 7th and 8th innings to turn a 3-1 game into a 12-4 smackdown by Altoona. John Simms turned in a quality start of three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Jimmy Cordero evened up his ERA to 27.00 by retiring just one of five batters faced as part of a trio of throwers who walked seven in the 7th. Alec Keller led the Senators hit column with a 4-for-5 night, followed by Andrew Stevenson’s 2-for-5 effort.

Potomac 10 Salem 3
• Estevez (W, 1-1) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Mendez (S, 1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Gutierrez 2-5, R, 2-3B, RBI
• Masters 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Carey 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI

The P-Nats evened up the series with a 10-3 win over the Red Sox. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez got his first “W” for ’17 as he went the first six innings and gave up all three Salem runs on eight hits and two walks while fanning four. Gilberto Mendez tossed three scoreless innings to close it out and get the save. Ian Sagdal was the beer man in Potomac’s 13-hit assault, led by David Masters and Dale Carey, who both went 2-for-5 with a solo HR.

Hagerstown 5 Lexington 4 (11 inn.)
• Watson 6IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 8K, HBP
• Mills (BS, 1; W, 3-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Johnson 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Neuse 2-5, R, 2B
• J. Soto 2-5, 2R

Tres Barrera let in the tying run with a passed ball in the 9th but got it back with a solo HR in the 11th as Hagerstown edged Lexington, 5-4. Tyler Watson also allowed three runs over six innings on six hits and no walks. He tied his career high with eight strikeouts. The win went to Jordan Mills who was charged with a blown save on Barrera’s PB but gave up no hits or walks over the final two and 2/3rds innings. Daniel Johnson and Sheldon Neuse both went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored to lead the Suns offense.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-4 @ Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
McGowin (6-12, 6.11 in ’16) vs.
Ynoa (0-4, 8.22)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Simms (1-1, 2.87) vs.
Garcia (0-2, 10.80)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 5.51)
Kent (1-1, 4.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 16-4 @ Lexington,
6:35 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.05)
Gomez (0-4, 6.50)

Norfolk 7 Syracuse 4
• Cole (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Antolin 2IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, WP, 1-0 IR-S
• Robinson 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Skole 1-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

The reversion to the mean continues with a 7-4 Syracuse loss to Norfolk – the fourth straight since the six-game win streak ended. The Tide washed over A.J. Cole for seven runs on eight hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds to hand him his first loss of 2017. Dustin Antolin and Rafael Martin combined for three and a 1/3rd scoreless innings of relief, but they were bested by Norfolk’s bullpen, as they held the Chiefs scoreless for four. Rafael Bautista, Brian Goodwin, and Clint Robinson each had two hits in Syracuse’s ten-hit parade.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 5
• Blackmar (W, 3-1) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR, 3HBP; 1-2, R, BB
• Brinley (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Stevenson 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Read 3-5, 2B, 2RBI, E(3)
• N. Soto 2-5, 2RBI

The Senators put up crooked numbers in the first two innings and got an insurance run late to edge the Curve, 6-5. Mark Blackmar gave up three runs in the first two innings but finished with four scoreless to notch a win and a quality start, through three of the eleven baserunners he put on were hit by pitch. Ryan Brinley worked around a single and a catcher’s interference in the 9th earn his third save. Andrew Stevenson singled twice, scored twice, walked, and doubled while Raudy Read drove in two while going 3-for-5 to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Salem 6 Potomac 2
• Baez (L, 0-3) 4⅓ IP, 3H, 6R, 6ER, 5BB, 4K, HBP
• Schepel 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB 2K
• Sagdal 2-4, 2R
• Gushue 1-3, SF, 2RBI

The wheels came off the bus in the middle innings in a 6-2 Salem win over Potomac. Joan Baez failed to go five innings for the fourth time in four starts. He was knocked from the box in the 5th and charged with all six Red Sox runs on three hits, five walks, and a hit batsman over four and 1/3rd innings. Taylor Gushue knocked in Ian Sagdal twice with a single in the 4th and sac fly in the 6th as the P-Nats managed eight hits but were just 1-for-11 with RISP.

Lexington 16 Hagerstown 4
• C. Pena (L, 1-1) 2⅔ IP, 7H, 10R, 10ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR
• Simonds 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Johnson 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• C. Kieboom 1-3, BB

For six innings, the Suns pitchers held the Legends scoreless. Or they may have just been taking a breather from the four, seven, and five runs they scored in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th innings as Lexington destroyed Hagerstown, 16-4. Carlos Pena took the brunt of the beating with 10 runs allowed on seven hits and three walks over two and 2/3rds innings for his first loss of the year. Daniel Johnson doubled, homered, drove in two, and scored twice to lead the Hagerstown batters.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 13-3 @ Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 5.02) vs.
Wilson (0-1, 12.00)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Blackmar (2-1, 4.15) vs.
Austin Coley (0-0, 2.76)
Potomac Won, 7-1 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Kent (1-1, 4.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 12-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (1-0, 4.61) vs.
Garabito (2-1, 2.63)

Durham 5 Syracuse 2
• Hill (L, 1-2) 5⅔ IP, 12H, 7R, 7ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• Nathan ⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K
• Skole 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB, 2K, E
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B, BB

The Bulls gored the Chiefs 13-3 to complete the three-game sweep. Taylor Hill served up HR nos. six and seven and 12 hits total over five and 2/3rds to take the loss, his second. He walked none and struck out five. Neal Cotts was the only reliever to not give up any runs, but did his part by letting in one of two inherited while getting the last out in Durham’s four-run 8th. Rafael Bautista walked, singled, and doubled, and scored a run to lead the Syracuse offense. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
Harrisburg returns to action after its second scheduled off day in April with a six-game swing through lovely Altoona (kind of) and delightful Trenton (not really).

Potomac 7 Frederick 1
• Rodriguez (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Rivera 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Wiseman 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, RBI
• Gushue 2-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Sundberg 2-4, RBI

Jefry Rodriguez shook off a 1st-inning run to throw seven strong in a 7-1 win over Frederick in the series finale. Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and struck out five while winning his second game. Jorge Pantoja and Mariano Rivera III both tossed a scoreless inning in relief. Rhett Wiseman and Taylor Gushue both went 2-for-4 with a homer, as they combined for three RBI and 13 total bases.

Lexington 12 Hagerstown 2
• Bourque (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• J. Soto 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB

Juan Soto homered with two out in the 1st to give Hagerstown an early 1-0 lead. It was all Lexington after that in a 12-2 demolition. James Bourque took the loss with four runs allowed on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Soto also singled to finish 2-for-4 while leadoff man Blake Perkins went 1-for-3 with a walk and scored the other Suns run on an RBI single by Sheldon Neuse in the 7th.