Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Durham,
6:35 p.m.
Long (3-4, 3.84) vs.
Chirinos (11-3, 2.80)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Richmond,
6:30 p.m.
T. Hill (4-4, 6.08) vs.
Herb (1-1, 2.95)
Potomac Won, 3-2 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (1-8, 4.61) vs.
Kent (7-5, 4.15)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Auburn ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
GCL Nationals Won, 7-3 OFF DAY

Syracuse – OFF DAY
Yesterday was the final scheduled off day for Syracuse, which begins a six-game homestand against Durham and Indianapolis today. Roster move: C Pedro Severino optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
Likewise for the Senators, who take on the Flying Squirrels for three and the Thunder for three over the next six games.

Potomac 3 Salem 2
• Strasburg 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Sharp (W, 2-1) 4IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 2K
• Masters 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Gushue 2-4, RBI

Taylor Gushue’s RBI single in the bottom of the 8th tied while David Masters’s run-scoring single won it as Potomac edged Salem, 3-2. Stephen Strasburg did not disappoint in his rehab outing with a dominant five innings pitched (showed the full arsenal) with a three hits allowed (one solid) one run let in (on a double steal) and five strikeouts. Sterling Sharp followed with four innings of one-run ball on three hits and three walks while striking out two as he picked up his second win in as many appearances. Gushue and Masters both went 2-for-4 to lead the P-Nats’ attack.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Unlike the Chiefs and Senators, the Suns’ off day was prior to a road trip. Second-place Hagerstown faces off against first-place Hickory over the next three games. Down by two games in the second-half race, they’ll need to win at least one and have the opportunity to take a one-game lead with a sweep. This is the final time the two teams meet in 2017.

Auburn – ALL STAR BREAK
The 2017 NYPL All-Star Game is tonight in Troy, NY. Three Doubledays were selected: this year’s 16th and 40th Rd. picks, Jake Scudder and Max Engelbrekt, and last year’s 25th Rd. pick, Branden Bogetto.

GCL Nationals 7 GCL Astros 3
• Stoeckinger (W, 1-0) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Zwetsch 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Blash 3-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, 2RBI
• Ventura 2-4, R, 2B
• Antuna 2-5, R, 2B, 0E (DH)

The G-Nats final got back into the win column with a 7-3 win to stay in first place in the GCL East. Jackson Stoeckinger tossed five scoreless to earn his professional win, allowing four hits, no walks, and striking out five. Jamori Blash reached base four times, scored twice, and drove in two while falling a homer shy of the cycle to lead the G-Nats’ 13-hit parade.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-2 @ Indianapolis,
1:35 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57) vs.
Holmes (8-5, 3.44)
Harrisburg Won, 4-2 (8 inn.);
Won, 3-0
@ Hartford,
1:35 p.m.
Voth (3-1, 3.71) vs.
French (7-11, 6.54)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Frederick,
2:00 p.m.
Guilbeau (3-3, 4.59) vs.
Sedlock (4-4, 6.09)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. West Virginia,
2:05 p.m.
Bourque (5-6, 4.91) and
Braymer (1-0, 10.13) vs.
Wallace (3-6, 3.54) and
Meyer (1-0, 3.46)
Auburn Lost, 5-3 @ Lowell,
5:35 p.m.
Romero (0-0, 0.00) vs.
TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-3 vs. GCL Cardinals,
10:30 a.m.

Indianapolis 8 Syracuse 2
• Simms (L, 0-3) 5+ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, HR

Syracuse clinched its no-playoffs bid with an 8-2 loss to Indianapolis, but remains tied with Las Vegas in the battle for the worst record in AAA.

Harrisburg 4 Hartford 2 (8 inn.) – GAME ONE
• Estevez 6IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K
• Bacus (W, 1-1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hernandez 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Read 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 2RBI

Raudy Read homered to tie it at 2-2 in the 6th and put the Sens up 3-2 as they took the first game from the Yard Goats, 4-2 in eight innings. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez got the start and the no-decision with six innings of two-run ball on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Dakota Bacus followed with two scoreless innings to earn this win, his first at AA this season. Yadiel Hernandez also went deep while going 3-for-4 to lead the Harrisburg hit column.

Harrisburg 3 Hartford 0 – GAME TWO
• Dragmire 3IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Lara (W, 3-2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Marmolejos 3-3, R, BB, RBI
• Gamache 2-3, BB, RBI
• Taylor 2-4, 2-2B, 2K

Four Sens relievers combined for five-hit shutout in the second game to complete the doubleheader sweep, 3-0. Brady Dragmire went the first three, scattering four hits and two walks while Braulio Lara earned the win with two goose eggs and two baserunners. Ryan Brinley and Andrew Robinson both turned in scoreless inning to earn the hold and save respectively. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos* pealed off his 12th HR while going 3-for-3 with a walk to pace Harrisburg’s offense.
* Hyper-aggressive fantasy owners, folks who just learned about Harper’s injury: the nickname is a pun on his last name, which sounds like “marmalade.”

Frederick 4 Potomac 2
• McGowin (L, 0-1) 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Pantoja 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Masters 1-3, R, BB, 2RBI
• Wiseman 1-3, BB, 2K

David Masters’s two-run HR in the 9th masked an abysmal night on offense as Frederick edged Potomac, 3-2. Kyle McGowin lost for the 12th time in 15 games started with two runs allowed on five hits and three walks over four innings. Jorge Pantoja one-hit the Keys over three innings to keep things close. Jakson Reetz collected the fourth and final walk and scored ahead of the third and final hit of the night before Wiseman and Lora fanned for the 11th and 12th P-Nats whiffs to end the game.

Hagerstown vs. West Virginia – PPD
Saturday afternoon’s thundershowers came and went but still claimed the game as officials deemed the field too wet to play on. They’ll shoot for to make it up with a doubleheader today.

Lowell 5 Auburn 3
• Raquet (L, 1-2) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Smith 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Esthay 1-3, R, BB, RBI
• Boggetto 1-3, BB

Auburn led early 2-0 but could only answer once to Lowell’s rallies in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 7th to lose again, 5-3. Nick Raquet took the loss with four runs let in on seven hits anf two walks while striking out three. David Smith stranded one in the 5th and pitched a clean 6th, which wasn’t all that bad. The Doubledays were held to just four hits and four walks, with Kameron Esthay and Branden Boggetto the only two batters to reach base twice.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 3
• Guillen 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Butler (BS, 1; L, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Antuna 2-4, RBI
• Evangelista 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

The G-Nats tumbled to their fourth straight loss, 4-3 to the G-Marlins. Angel Guillen did his part, allowing just one run over five innings on five hits without and two strikeouts. Dan Butler did not, as he gave up two in the 6th to blow the save and the deciding run in the 8th to get the “L.” Juan Evangelista singled and homered and scored twice as both he and Yasel Antuna went 2-for-4 to account for four of the seven G-Nats’ hits. Roster move: Jairon Peguero reassigned from the DSL Nationals.

DSL Update
The D-Nats had a winning week of 4-2, which was good enough to climb into 7th place, percentage points ahead of the D-Yankees. There are just two weeks left until kids go back to school in the season, and the “let’s take a closer look before instrux” exodus to Florida has begun with Jairon Peguero. This week, the D-Nats play the D-Twins, D-Rockies, and the D-Yankees

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-1 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (0-2, 7.88) vs.
Brault (9-5, 2.06)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 @ Hartford,
1:35 p.m./6:35 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 4.32) and
Dragmire (2-1, 2.25) vs.
Castellani (8-11, 5.41) and
TBD
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Frederick,
6:00 p.m.
McGowin (1st Hi-A start of ’17) vs.
Love (2-4, 3.95)
Hagerstown Won, 7-0 vs. West Virginia,
6:05 p.m.
Bourque (5-6, 4.91) vs.
Wallace (3-6, 3.54)
Auburn Lost, 4-3 @ Lowell,
5:35 p.m.
Raquet (1-1, 1.88)
vs. Houck (0-2, 3.48)
GCL Nationals Lost, 13-5;
Lost, 2-0
@ GCL Marlins,
10:30 a.m.

Indianapolis 3 Syracuse 1
• Severino 1-4, R, HR, RBI, 3K

Pedro Severino homered to prevent the shutout but the Indians pitchers struck out 13 in a 3-1 win over the Chiefs.

Hartford 3 Harrisburg 1
• Crownover (L, 1-6) 3⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K
• Self 3⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Ward 0-1, 3BB, E(14)
• Hernandez 1-3, R, HBP

Harrisburg was limited to six hits in a 3-1 loss to Hartford. Matt Crownover labored through three and a 1/3rd innings, tossing 100 pitches to get 10 outs while giving up three runs on four hits and four walks to lose for the sixth time at AA. The Senators drew five walks and got six hits but went just 2-for-13 with RISP and left on 11 baserunners.

Frederick 4 Potomac 2
• Reyes (L, 7-12) 6⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Peterson 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Johnson 1-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Wiseman 1-4, 2B

The Keys locked up the P-Nats with a pair of two-run rallies for a 4-2 win, ending Potomac’s modest four-game win streak. Luis Reyes lost his league-leading 12th game with all four Frederick runs allowed (two earned) on six hits and two walks with four K’s over six and a 1/3rd innings. Tommy Peterson stranded two in the 7th and pitched a clean 8th to keep things close. The P-Nats bats were limited to five hits, with Daniel Johnson and Rhett Wiseman connecting for both extra-base hits (doubles), and drew five walks. Roster moves: RHP Nolan Sanburn released; RHP Kyle McGowin reassigned from Harrisburg; SS Tyler Beckwith promoted from Hagerstown; RHP Austen Williams placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown 7 West Virginia 0
• DeRosier (W, 2-2) 7IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Held 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• La Bruna 3-4, R
• Banks 1-3, R, 2BB
• Ortiz 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Hagerstown extended its win streak to five games with a 7-0 blanking of West Virginia. Matt DeRosier tossed seven scoreless frames with just two hits allowed, no walks, and six whiffs. Sam Held preserved the shutout bid with two more goose eggs, giving up a hit and a walk. Angelo La Bruna led the Suns’ hit column with three singles while Nick Bank reached base three times with a single and two walks and Oliver Ortiz smacked a three-run HR in the 5th.

Lowell 4 Auburn 3
• Crowe 3IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Troop 3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Ja. Johnson (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• C. Kieboom 2-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
• Upshaw 2-4
• Je. Baez 0-3, BB, 2PO, 2E

The Doubledays dropped their third straight with a 4-3 loss to the Spinners. Wil Crowe got the start but was loomed for three runs on five hits and a walk over three innings. Jared Johnson took the loss with the fourth run let in on three hits and a walk in two innings. Carter Kieboom singled, doubled, walked, and a stole base to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Met 13 GCL Nationals 5 – GAME ONE
• Ma. Pena (L, 0-3) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 9R, 7ER, 2BB, 2K, HR(GS)
• Jo. Sanchez 2-4, RBI
• Evangelista 1-2, BB, SF, RBI
• Bautista 0-1, R, 3BB

In the opening game, the G-Mets missed an extra point and gave up a field goal and a safety late in a 13-5 demolition of the G-Nats. Malvin Pena took the loss, giving up nine runs on eight hits, including a grand slam, over four and a 1/3rd innings. Jose Sanchez went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the G-Nats attack.

GCL Mets 2 GCL Nationals 0 – GAME TWO
• German (L, 0-3) 4⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K
• Adler 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Mendez 1-3
In the “after-cap,” the G-Mets pitchers tossed a one-hit shutout to complete the doubleheader sweep. Jhonatan German lost his third game while giving up both G-Mets runs on two hits and four walks over four and 1/3rd innings. Sean Adler finished with an inning and 2/3rds scoreless with one walk and three whiffs. Ricardo Mendez connected for the lone G-Nats hit with a single in the 3rd.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Rogers (1-0, 2.45) vs.
Glasnow (7-0, 1.61)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 @ Hartford, 7:05 p.m. Crownover (1-5, 4.59) vs.
Niebla (1-5, 6.31)
Potomac Won, 9-8 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (7-11, 4.88) vs.
Alvarado (6-8, 5.70)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-2, 5.68) vs.
Vera (5-5, 3.13)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 @ Lowell,
6:35 p.m.
Crowe (0-0, 0.00) vs.
De Jesus (3-2, 3.26)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @/vs. GCL Mets

Indianapolis 3 Syracuse 1
• Valdez (L, 0-1) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP

Brandon Snyder broke up the shutout with a 7th-inning solo shot as the Indians tripled up the Chiefs, 3-1 in the series opener.

Harrisburg 6 Bowie 3
• G. Ross (W, 3-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, 3HR
• Robinson (SV, 7) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Abreu 4-4, BB, CS
• Hernandez 3-5, 2R, HR, 3RBI, PO

The two teams combined for six homers, but the Sens got theirs with runners on for a 6-3 win in the series finale. Greg Ross gave up three solo shots and six hits total over seven innings to earn the win, his third at AA. Andrew Robins stranded two in the 8th and set the side down in order in the 9th for his seventh save. Yadiel Hernandez, Drew Ward, and Dan Gamache each went deep, with Hernandez connecting for an Earl Weaver special in the 2nd and Gamache and Ward going back-to-back in the 4th. Osvaldo Abreu led the Harrisburg hit column with four singles.

Potomac 9 Myrtle Beach 8
• Baez 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Orlan (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, 1-1 IR-S
• Sundberg 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, SF, 3RBI, SB
• Wiseman 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Johnson 1-2, 2R, 2BB, CS

Jack Sundberg smacked a two-run HR in the 9th for a 9-8 walkoff win and a P-Nats sweep of the Pelicans. Joan Baez turned in a quality start, his first at High-A, as he gave up two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. Baez left with a 6-2 lead but the Potomac ‘pen was dinged for six runs over three innings, “led” by Mariano Rivera with three runs let in on zero retired. R.C. Orlan got the blown-save-win as he got the final four outs and let in two runs (one inherited, one of his own). Sundberg, Rhett Wiseman, and Daniel Johnson combined for five hits, five runs, and four walks to lead the P-Nats attack. Roster move: OF Matt Page reassigned to XST.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 2
• Davis (W, 3-4) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K, 2WP
• Howard (SV, 4) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Perkins 1-2, 2BB, RBI
• Ortiz 1-2, 2R, 2B, BB, SB

After giving up a first-inning run to West Virginia, Weston Davis settled down and in and he and Hayden Howard combined for eight shutout innings to pitch Hagerstown to a 3-1 win over West Virginia. Davis went first six innings with the lone Power run allowed on four hits and one walk to earn the win. Howard scattered four hits and walked none over the final three to earn the save. Blake Perkins singled once and walked twice while Oliver Ortiz doubled, walked, stole a base, and scored twice to lead the Suns offense.

Connecticut 4 Auburn 1
• Tetreault (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K
• Rishwain 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Boggetto 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Jo. Ramirez 1-1, BB

The Tigers erased an early 1-0 lead with a two-spot in the 3rd and single runs in the 5th and 8th innings en route to a 4-1 win over the Doubledays. Jackson Tetrault took the loss with three runs allowed on five hits and two walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. Auburn was held to just four hits and two walks, with Branden Boggetto connecting for the lone extra-base hit with his second HR.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats resume play with a three-game lead over the G-Astros, who’ve they played 11 times and beaten twice, with a completion doubleheader against the last-place G-Mets.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-3 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (0-0, 7.56) vs.
Kingham (6-6, 4.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 14-2 @ Bowie,
11:05 a.m.
G. Ross (2-2, 6.43) vs.
Liranzo (1-3, 5.14)
Potomac Won, 3-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
12:05 p.m.
Baez (1-8. 4.80) vs.
Kellogg (3-7, 5.49)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (2-4, 8.17) vs.
Escobar (9-5, 3.58)
Auburn Lost, 6-4 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Tetreault (0-0, 3.57) vs.
Myers (0-1, 1.90)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-0 OFF DAY

Toledo 7 Syracuse 3
• Severino 0-3, BB

Syracuse only led once as they dropped another one to Toledo, 7-3.

Bowie 14 Harrisburg 2
• Hill (L, 4-4) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 1K, 3HR, WP
• Ward 1-2, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Read 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Baysox returned the favor from Tuesday’s smackdown with a 14-2 win over the Senators on Wednesday. Taylor Hill got lit up for HR nos. 23, 24, and 25 and seven runs (nos. 94-100) on eight hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings as he lost his fourth AA game. Raudy Read and Drew Ward both hit solo HRs in the 2nd to prevent the shutout. Roster moves: RHP Jimmy Cordero activated from the 3-Day TIL; UT Corban Joseph placed on the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 3 Myrtle Beach 2
• Sharp (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Mendez (S, 11) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, WP
• Sagdal 2-4, R
• Wiseman 1-3, R, 3B, 2RBI

Potomac got all its runs again in a single inning and stellar pitching to edge Myrtle Beach, 3-2 for their third straight win. Sterling Sharp bounced back from the beating he took in Winston-Salem with a quality start of two runs on six hits, no walks, and six whiffs over six innings. He threw 79 pitches, 58 for strikes. Tommy Peterson followed with a scoreless inning for the hold while Gilberto Mendez worked around a leadoff single in the 9th after a 1-2-3 eighth to earn his 11th save. Rhett Wiseman’s two-run triple capped the P-Nats’ three-run 4th while Ian Sagdal went 2-for-4 to lead the hit column.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 2
• B. Hill 5⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K, 3WP
• C. Pena (W, 6-5) 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 8K, 3-0 IR-S
• Agustin 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Noll 1-4, R, HR (15), 2RBI

Telmito Agustin’s leadoff HR in the 8th proved to be the difference as Hagerstown completed the three-game sweep of Delmarva with a 3-2 win in the finale. Brigham Hill started and pitched into the 6th when he gave up four of his seven hits surrendered to fall into a 2-2 tie. Carlos Pena came on with the bases loaded and one out and struck out the next two batters to strand all three runners, then six more over the final three innings to pick up the win. Jake Noll also went deep, hitting his 15th HR in the 4th as the Suns managed just five hits total.

Connecticut 6 Auburn 4
• Johnston (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 2K
• Smith 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Guibor 2-4, R, 3B, BB
• Shepard 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

The Tigers put up four in the 5th to erase an early 2-0 lead and held on for a 6-4 win over the Doubledays. Kyle Johnston took the loss with four runs allowed on seven hits and four walks while striking out two over four and a 1/3rd innings. Austin Guibor singled, walked, and tripled while Chance Shepard doubled and walked to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Astros 4 GCL Nationals 0
• Alastre (L, 2-1) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 4BB, 6K, HR
• Chu 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Connell 2-3
• Mendez 1-3

The G-Astros led from start to finish and dominated the G-Nats, 4-0. Tomas Alastre was charged with all four G-Astro runs on four hits and four walks over five innings for the loss. Gilberto Chu tossed three scoreless and Jose Jimenez one to keep things close The G-Nats were held to just four hits, two by Justin Connell and one each by Ricardo Mendez and Jamori Blash.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
J. Turner (1-3, 5.89) vs.
A. Vasquez (6-7, 4.05)
Harrisburg Won, 14-4 @ Bowie, 7:05 p.m. T. Hill (4-3, 5.54) vs.
Hess (8-8, 4.23)
Potomac Won, 7-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (0-1, 9.00) vs.
Hatch (4-9, 4.14)
Hagerstown Won, 9-8;
Won, 8-5
@ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Peluffo (6-5, 3.66)
Auburn Won, 7-4 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Johnston (0-0, 2.95) vs.
Bass (1-2, 3.18)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-3 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.

Toledo 3 Syracuse 2
• Severino 3-5

The Chiefs tied it in the 9th to send it to extras where they lost on a sacrifice fly, 3-2.

Harrisburg 14 Bowie 4
• Voth (W, 3-1) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, 2HR
• Brinley 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Gamache 2-3, 3R, 2BB, HR, 2RBI
• Hernandez 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Abreu 3-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI

Harrisburg rallied for four runs in the 5th and 7th and five in the 9th in a 14-4 demolition of Bowie in the series opener. Austin Voth gave up two runs on solo HR’s and six hits total over seven innings to earn his third AA win. Tim Collins was lit up for two in the 8th before Ryan Brinley pitched a perfect 9th to close it out. Dan Gamache, Michael Taylor, and Osvaldo Abreu homered in the 15-hit assault on the BaySox pitchers. Roster moves: OF Michael Taylor transferred from Potomac for MLB rehab; RHP Derek Self reassigned from Syracuse.

Potomac 7 Myrtle Beach 2
• Guilbeau (W, 3-3) 7IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 8K, WP
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Sagdal 4-4, R, 2-2B
• Wiseman 2-3, R, HR, SF, 3RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, RBI

The P-Nats bounced back from an early deficit (would you believe a run in the 1st?) with a five-run 2nd and cruised to a 7-2 win in the opener of three against the Pelicans. Taylor Guilbeau struck a season-high eight batters while tossing seven innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk to win his third game. Ronald Pena and R.C. Orlan both threw a scoreless inning to finish the game. Ian Sagdal singled twice and doubled twice while Rhett Wiseman drove in three, the last two on his 11th HR to lead the 14-hit parade.

Hagerstown 9 Delmarva 8 – GAME ONE
• Braymer 2IP, 7H, 8R, 8ER, BB, K, HR
• Simonds (W, 5-0) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Panaccione 2-3, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Corredor 2-4, RBI
• Perkins 1-3, 2R, BB, SB(25)

The Shorebirds dropped four-spots in the first two innings but the Suns scored the last eight runs with nary a reply for a 9-8 win in the opener. Hagerstown starter Ben Braymer was charged with all eight Shorebirds runs on seven hits and a walk over two innings. The win went to Kyle Simonds with three scoreless while Sam Held lived up to his surname as he kept Delmarva in check for the final two innings to earn the save, his second. Paul Panaccione homered twice and drove in five to lead the Suns offense.

Hagerstown 8 Delmarva 5 – GAME TWO
• Fuentes 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Barnett (W, 1-0) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Morse (SV, 4) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-2 IR-S
• Ruiz 3-3, R, 2RBI
• Beckwith 1-2, 2R, 2BB
• Perkins 1-3, 2R, BB, SB(26)

Delmarva’s early 1-0 lead was erased with a six-run 3rd as the Suns held off a late charge for an 8-5 win and a doubleheader sweep. Jake Barnett was the winner in relief of Steven Fuentes while Phil Morse let in two of three inherited runners before getting the last five outs for his fourth save. Adderling Ruiz and Tyler Beckwith both reached base three times and combined for three runs scored and two RBI to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 7 Connecticut 4
• Romero 3IP, 0H, 0R, ER, BB, 5K
• Ramirez (W, 3-3) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Esthay 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Shepard 2-3, BB
• Boggetto 2-4, R, 2RBI

Seth Romero smoked five of ten batters faced while the Auburn bats came alive in a 7-4 win over Connecticut. Romero walked one over three hitless innings in his NYPL debut and threw 47 pitches, 32 for strikes. Yonathan Ramirez followed with three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win, his third. Kameron Ethay amd Chance Shepard both went 2-for-3 with a walk while Brandon Boggetto drove in two with a pair of singles to lead the Doubledays’ 14-hit, four-walk attack. Roster move: 1B-3B Matt Skole assigned from Washington.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Cardinals 3
• Stoeckinger 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• N. Ramirez (BS, 2)(W, 3-1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Evangelista 3-4, 3R, 2-2B
• Cabello 2-3, BB, 2RBI
• Pascal 2-3, 2R, 2RBI

The G-Nats continue to roll in the GCL as they scored three times in the 9th to fold the G-Cards, 6-3. Jackson Stoeckinger went the first four innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks while striking out two. Nector Ramirez was awarded the win after blowing the save in the 8th with two runs let in (one inherited, one of his own) on four hits over an inning and a 1/3rd. Connor Zwetsch pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Juan Evangelista singled once, doubled twice, and scored thrice while Jose Cabello and Juan Pascal both went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the G-Nats’ hit column.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-2;
Won, 4-2
@ Toledo,
5:05 p.m.
Long (3-4, 4.00) vs.
Turley (1-0, 2.81)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Bowie, 7:05 p.m. Voth (2-1, 4.12) vs.
Long (7-4, 2.55)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-3, 4.90) vs.
TBD
Hagerstown Postponed @ Delmarva,
5:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-0, 1.50) and TBD vs.
Dietz (2-8, 4.64) and TBD
Auburn Postponed vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (NYPL Debut) vs.
Castellanos (4-2, 4.03)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-5 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Toledo 4 Syracuse 2 – GAME ONE
• Simms (L, 0-2) 6IP, 11H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 3K
• Severino 2-3, RBI

Toledo got three in the 3rd and held on to double up Syracuse in the opener, 4-2.

Syracuse 4 Toledo 2 – GAME TWO
In the nightcap, Syracuse returned the favor with four in the 3rd and split the doubleheader with a 4-2 win of their own. Roster moves: RHP Erick Fedde optioned from Washington; RHP Derek Self reassigned from Harrisburg; C Jhonatan Solano placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
After their first off day in August, the Senators embark on a six-game swing through Maryland (Bowie) and Connecticut (Hartford) for three games apiece before returning home next Tuesday.

Potomac – OFF DAY
It’s just a three-game stand against Myrtle Beach for Potomac, but the start of 13 straight games (weather permitting) although ten are in Woodbridge and three are in Frederick.

Hagerstown vs. Delmarva – PPD
Rain washed away the opener between the Suns and the Shorebirds. They’ll shoot to make it up tonight with a doubleheader.

Auburn vs. Williamsport – PPD
Ditto for central PA as Williamsport got a head start on its road trip to Staten Island and Auburn headed home a little early to host Connecticut today. They’ll try to make it up on August 26, which is the start of the final series between the two teams.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 5
• Galindez 5IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• De Los Santos (BS, 1; W, 2-0) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 0K, HR
• L. Garcia 3-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI, 2SB
• Connell 2-3, R, BB, CS
• Bautista 2-4, 3R, 3B, BB, RBI

The G-Nats did their best imitation of the big Nats as they blew a 3-0 lead in the 8th and a 4-3 lead in the 9th but still managed to win, 6-5 over the G-Marlins. Nelson Galindez spun five shutout innings on two hits and three walks with three K’s. Jose De Los Santos coughed up a two-run HR in the top of the 9th but was the pitcher of record when the G-Nats answered with two runs, thus getting the ignominious blown-save-win. Luis Garcia reached based four times with a walk, two singles, and a double while rehabbing Rafael Bautista and 11th Rd. pick Justin Collin both had two singles and a walk to lead the G-Nats offense.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-4 @ Toledo,
5:05 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 9.00) and TBD
vs. TBS and TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 4-3
(10 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2
(10 inn.)
@ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-0, 1.50) vs.
Dietz (2-8, 4.64)
Auburn Won, 6-1 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (NYPL Debut) vs.
Carrasco (2-0, 2.61)
GCL Nationals Won, 4-1 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.

Rochester 8 Syracuse 4
The RedWings got one in the 7th to tie and four in the 8th to win as they doubled up the Chiefs, 8-4 to earn a 2-2 split of the four-game series.

Binghamton 8 Harrisburg 6
• Estevez 4⅔ IP, 12H, 6R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Bacus 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Gamache 2-2, 2R, 3BB
• Hernandez 2-2, 2B, 2BB, 3RBI
• Ward 2-4, 2R, BB

Harrisburg twice put up crooked numbers early but Binghamton answered every rally and then added single runs in the 5th, 6th, and the 9th to take the series finale, 8-6. Wirkin Estevez got the start and was knocked from the box in the 5th after six runs in on 12 hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Dakot Bacus stranded two while getting out of the 5th but was dinged for a run in the 6th, which saddled him with the loss to the Rumble Ponies. Yadiel Hernandez singled, doubled, walked twice, and drove in three while Dan Gamache singled twice, scored twice, and walked thrice to power the Sens’ 12-hit, five-walk offense.

Potomac 4 Winston-Salem 3 (10 inn.)
• Williams 5IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Mendez (W, 3-2) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Davidson 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, BB

Taylor Gushue’s RBI single in the 10th snapped a 3-3 tie as the P-Nats edged the Dash, 4-3 in the series finale. Austen Williams got the start and gave up the first two runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. Gilberto Mendez stranded two in the 9th and pitched a scoreless 10th while getting the “W.” Austin Davidson singled twice and doubled once while David Masters connected for his seventh HR to lead the Potomac offense.

Lakewood 3 Hagerstown 2 (10 inn.)
• Bourque 6⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP
• Bogucki (L, 2-2) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K, HBP, 2-1 IR-S
• Barnett ⅓ 1P, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Ortiz 2-3, BB, CS
• La Bruna 2-3, R, BB

A hit batsman turned into the game-winning run as Hagerstown dropped the series finale, 3-2 in 10 innings. A.J. Bogucki took the loss as he was charged with the final Lakewood run after pitching three innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits and a walk before leaving with one out in the 10th. Jake Barnett gave up a two-out single to let in the inherited runner. James Bourque started and had a no-decision with two runs let in on four hits and a walk over the first six and a 1/3rd innings. Oliver Ortiz and Angelo LaBruna both went 2-for-3 with a walk to account for four of the six Suns hits and two of the five walks.

Auburn 6 Williamsport 1
• Raquet (W, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, 0R, BB, K
• Klobosits 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Upshaw 3-4, 2R
• Boggetto 3-5, RBI
• Shepard 2-4, R, 2B

The Doubledays lost the shutout in the 7th but scored twice in the 8th to put the game out of reach of the Crosscutters for a 6-1 win. Nick Raquet got his first win with five scoreless innings, with three hits and one walk allowed and one strikeout. Armond Upshaw and Branden Boggetto each had three singles to lead Auburn’s 14-hit parade. Roster moves: SS Carter Kieboom reassigned from the GCL for MiLB rehab.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Mets 1
• Romero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Guillen (W, 2-0) 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Antuna 3-4, 2B, CS
• Cramer 2-4, 2R, SB

The G-Nats and G-Mets picked up where they left off last Tuesday and played to a 4-1 win by the former over the latter. Seth Romero tossed two scoreless innings last week, with two walks and three whiffs. Angel Guillen threw four perfect innings yesterday morning to earn the win. Yasel Antuna singled twice, doubled once while Jackson Cramer went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored to pace the G-Nats’ attack.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Transactions
Syracuse Won, 2-1,
Lost, 3-2
vs. Rochester,
7:05 p.m.
LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2
(6 inn.)
vs. Binghamton,
6:00 p.m.
LHP Tim Collins reassigned from XST; RHP Jimmy Cordero outrighted
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Winston-Salem,
6:30 p.m.
None
Hagerstown Lost, 12-5 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
None
Auburn Postponed @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
None
GCL Nationals Lost, 11-1,
Lost, 1-0
OFF DAY None

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Rochester,
5:05 p.m.
Turner (0-3, 6.75) and
Valdez (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Gibson (1-2, 2.08) and
Enns (1-1, 2.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-1
(5 inn.)
vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Ross (2-1, 6.95) vs.
Milone (MLB Rehab)
Potomac Lost, 9-2 @ Winston Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Baez (1-7, 5.09) vs.
Flores (0-3, 5.53)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (2-3, 6.85) vs.
Falter (5-6, 3.10)
Auburn Lost, 15-7
(10 inn.)
vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Crowe (NYPL Debut) vs.
Karinchak (0-2, 6.23)
GCL Nationals Lost, 14-12 @/vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 4
Syracuse completed a three-game sweep of Pawtucket with a 6-4 win. Wait, what? Roster move: RHP Cody Satterwhite activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Reading 6 Harrisburg 1
• T. Hill (L, 4-3) 4IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Robles 1-2, R, HR, RBI
• Ward 1-2, 2B

The Fightins got two in the 1st and four in the 3rd against cannon fodd..er, Taylor Hill before the rains came and handed the Sens a 6-1 loss in five innings. Hill gave up his organization-leading 22nd HR in the 1st and six hits total over four innings while walking two and striking out one as he lost his third AA contest and eighth overall. Victor Robles homered to lead off the game while Drew Ward doubled to lead the Harrisburg hit tally of five.

Winston-Salem 9 Potomac 2
• Sharp (L, 0-1) 6IP, 9H, 7R, 6ER, 5BB, 3K, HR, 2WP
• Johnson 3-5, SB
• Sagdal 2-4, R
• Masters 2-4

Winston-Salem scored in each of the first five innings as they cruised past Potomac, 9-2 in the series opener. Sterling Sharp battled through six innings on 94 pitches and was charged with seven runs on nine hits and five walks as he lost his Carolina League debut. Daniel Johnson remains red-hot with three singles while Ian Sagdal and David Masters added two apiece to account for seven of the nine P-Nats’ hits. Roster moves: RHP Sterling Sharp promoted from Hagerstown; LHP Tim Collins assigned to XST.

Lakewood 5 Hagerstown 4
• B. Hill 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, 2WP
• Morse (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K
• Ortiz 1-3, R, 2B
• Panaccione 1-3, 2B, RBI

The Suns squeezed four runs out of three doubles and a walk and were leading 4-2 going into the 9th when the Blue Claws decoded Phil Morse for three runs and a 5-4 walkoff win. Brigham Hill turned in five innings of two-run ball on four hits in his Sally Lg. debut, walking none and fanning six. Morse took the loss as he gave up three runs on four hits while getting two outs in the 9th for the blown-save-loss. Oliver Ortiz, Paul Panaccione, and Tres Barrera each had a double while Telmito drew the lone Walk to comprise the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 15 Mahoning Valley 7
• Tetreault 3⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, 0HR
• Smith (L, 1-3) 2IP, 10H, 8R, 8ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Esthay 3-5, R, HR, 5RBI
• Boggetto 2-4, R, BB
• Meregildo 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Since alcohol sales usually end in the 7th, there was no beer to hold, but those who stayed in Falcon Park had to watch this: an eight-run meltdown in the top of the 10th to turn a 7-7 tie into an 15-7 extra-innings loss by Auburn. Jackson Tetrault got the start and didn’t make it out of the 4th as he was charged with five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while fanning two. David Smith gave up nine hits in the 10th and all eight runs in his second inning thrown for his third loss. Kameron Esthay and Omar Meregildo both homered while Branden Boggetto reached base three times as the trio combined for seven hits, three runs, and six RBI to pace the Doubledays’ offense. Roster moves: LHP Seth Romero reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Cardinals 14 GCL Nationals 12
• Alastre 4⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Infante (BS, 2; L, 0-2) 2IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• L. Garcia 4-5, 3R, 2B, RBI
• Jo. Sanchez 3-5, 2R, 2B, 4RBI
• Cabello 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI

The G-Nats’ 11-5 lead through five vanished in just two innings as the G-Cards scored once in the 6th and eight times in the 7th for a 14-12 win. Starter Tomas Alastre was strafed for five runs on five hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. The blown-save-loss went to Darly Infante, who was touched for four runs on two hits and two walks over two innings. Jose Sanchez drove in four and scored twice while going 3-for-5 to lead the G-Nats’ attack. Roster moves: OF Luis Perdomo released; OF Rafael Bautista assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.