Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Pawtucket,
11:05 a.m.
G. Ross (2-3, 6.39) and TBD
vs. Velazquez (4-1, 1.50) and TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 vs. Altoona Long (5-4, 2.37) vs.
Brubaker (2-2, 4.53)
Potomac Lost, 9-8 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Postponed @ Greensboro
(Burlington, NC), 7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Brewster (4-3, 3.07)

Syracuse vs. Pawtucket – PPD
The rain that shortened Monday night’s contest postponed it on Tuesday. They’ll shoot to make it up with a doubleheader today.

Altoona 4 Harrisburg 3
• Simms (L, 2-4) 7IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 3K, 3HR
• Brinley 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Keller 3-4
• Joseph 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

The Curve went deep three times in a 4-3 win over the Senators. John Simms was the victim (culprit?) as he gave up all four Altoona runs on the longball and five hits total over seven innings in his fourth loss. Ryan Brinley kept things close with two scoreless to finish the game. Alec Keller led the Harrisburg hit column with three singles while Neftali Soto and Corban Joseph both went 2-for-4. Roster move: OF Yadiel Hernandez activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Frederick 9 Potomac 8
• Sanburn 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 4K, 2HR, WP
• Rivera (L, 0-2) 1⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 2K
• Sundberg 4-4, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Page 2-4, 2R, BB, HR, RBI, OF assist at 3B
• Lora 2-3, 2R, BB, SAC

Potomac could get ’em on (12H, 6BB) but couldn’t get ’em in (4-20 RISP) and couldn’t keep the Keys in the yard again as they dropped the series finale, 9-8 to Frederick. Nolan Sanburn got the start and was lit up for five runs on nine hits, including two homers over six innings. The loss went to Mariano Rivera III, who couldn’t hold an 8-5 lead and gave up the final four runs. Jack Sundberg reached base five times with three singles, a double, and a walk while Matt Page walked, singled, and homered to lead the Potomac offense. Roster move: C Matt Reistetter reassigned from Hagerstown, placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hagerstown – PPD
The field at the Grasshoppers’ ballpark still hadn’t recovered from heavy rains last week, forcing a postponement of last night’s game and moving tonight’s contest down the road to Burlington. There is no word on when they’ll make it up.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-0
(7 inn., rain)
@ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (2-3, 6.39)
Velazquez (4-1, 1.50)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Altoona Simms (2-3, 4.00) vs.
Anderson (2-6, 4.41)
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Frederick,
11:00 a.m.
Sanburn (0-1, 3.86) vs.
Gonzalez (2-3, 5.70)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Greensboro,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Brewster (4-3, 3.07)

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 0
• Voth (L, 1-7) 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Green 1-2
• Ramsey 1-2

The Chiefs (17-35) maintained their “lead” over the Baby Cakes (19-37) for the worst record in AAA with 7-0, rain-shortened loss to Pawtucket. Austin Voth threw six innings and gave up five runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out two for his seventh loss. Austin Adams failed to retire the three batters he faced in the 7th (BB, BB, HBP) and Matt Grace stranded just one in the game’s final frame. The Chiefs mustered four hits and one walk while being shut out for the fifth time this season. Roster moves: OF Ryan Raburn selected by Washington; RHP Rafael Martin designated for assignment; UT Mario Lisson reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
After a brief road trip to Western Pennsylvania, Harrisburg returns to the capital for a six-game homestand against Altoona and Binghamton.

Frederick 3 Potomac 2 (11 inn.) – GAME ONE
• Estevez 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• R. Pena 3IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Mendez (L, 1-2) 1⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Gutierrez 3-5, 3B, RBI
• Sagdal 2-5, RBI

All three Keys runs came via the longball, including the game-winner in the 11th in a 3-2 win over the P-Nats. Gilberto Mendez took the loss, his second, on the homer in his second inning of work, following three scoreless by Ronald Pena. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez started and went the first six, giving up two runs on a homer in the 3rd and five hits total. He walked two and struck out three/ Kelvin Gutierrez led the Potomac attack with a 3-for-5 effort, followed by Ian Sagdal at 2-for-5.

Frederick 8 Potomac 6 – GAME TWO
• Guilbeau 4IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 4K
• Schepel (L, 1-2) 2IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Sundberg 2-2, R, BB, OF assist at 2B
• Page 2-3, 2B, RBI
• Robles 2-4, R, SB, CS

Potomac led twice – 4-2 and 5-3 – but couldn’t stop Frederick from completing the doubleheader sweep with an 8-6 win. Taylor Guilbeau was strafed for nine hits and let in three runs over four innings, though we walked none and fanned four in a no-decision. Kyle Schepel took the loss as he gave up five runs on five hits over the last two innings. Jack Sundberg reached base three times with two singles and a walk while Matt Page singled and doubled and drove in a run to pace the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
The circus left Hagerstown and headed back to Columbia while the Suns traveled to Greensboro yesterday for a three-game series against the Grasshoppers.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (2-3, 6.39) vs.
Kendrick (1-3, 7.38)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Frederick,
5:00 p.m.
Estevez (3-3, 4.30) and
Guilbeau (0-0, 6.23) vs.
Sedlock (4-3, 6.20) and
Love (1-1, 3.03)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-3 OFF DAY N/A

Postponed
Rain washed away the series finale between Syracuse and Columbus. They’ll make it up next month when the Chiefs visit the Clippers on July 20-23.

Erie 6 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover (L, 0-1) 4IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K
• Lisson 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Marmolejos 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI

The Seawolves jumped on Matt Crownover for three runs in the 2nd as they completed the four-game sweep with a 6-3 win over the Senators. Crownover made it through four innings in his losing AA debut, allowing the aforementioned three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out five. Erick Fedde was stung for one run and R.C. Orland for two runs as each went two innings in relief. All three Harrisburg runs came via the longball as Mario Lisson went solo in the 4th and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos sent in two during the 6th; both went 2-for-4.

Frederick 4 Potomac 2
• Silvestre (L, 5-2) 5IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR, WP
• Pantoja 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Page 3-3, R, 2-2B
• Gutierrez 1-4, RBI

It was two little too late as Potomac scored twice in the 9th but fell short to Frederick, 4-2. Hector Silvestre was dinged twice and gave up all four Keys runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings. Jorge Pantoja followed with three scoreless to keep things close. Matt Page singled once, scored once, and doubled twice while Kelvin Gutierrez rounded out the P-Nats hit column at just four. Roster move: RHP Joan Baez placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to June 2; LHP Jordan Mills reassigned from Hagerstown.

Columbia 5 Hagerstown 3
• Watson (L, 4-2) 5+ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perkins 2-4, R, 2B, BB
• Noll 2-4, BB, RBI

The Fireflies got to Tyler Watson for two in the 6th to erase a 3-2 Suns’ lead and held on for 5-3 win and split the four-game series. Watson, who lost for the second time, was charged with four runs on five hits and three walks over five-plus innings. Blake Perkins and Jake Noll both went 2-for-4 with a walk to lead the Hagerstown hit parade. Roster move: RHP Phil Morse reassigned from Auburn.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 11-5 vs. Columbus,
7:05 p.m.
O’Sullivan (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Morimando (3-5, 5.24)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-0 @ Erie,
5:05 p.m.
Eitel (1-1, 3.55) and Self (0-0, 4.30) vs.
Jaye (0-4, 4.22) and Achter (0-0, 5.06)
Potomac Won, 3-0 vs. Lynchburg,
6:35 p.m.
Borne (1-1, 0.96) vs.
Chiang (7-2, 2.70)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-7
(10 inn.)
vs. Columbia,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (1-3, 4.87) vs.
H. Gonzalez (2-4, 5.19)

Columbus 11 Syracuse 5
• McGowin (L, 1-4) 5IP, 7H, 9R, 8ER, 6BB, 5K, HR
• Cotts 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Falu 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Snyder 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Raburn 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Syracuse’s two-game winning streak ended as the Clippers sailed past the Chiefs with an 11-5 win. Kyle McGowin somehow made it through five innings, letting in nine runs on seven hits and six walks for his fourth loss. Brandon Snyder and Ryan Raburn both homered, accounting for four of the five Syracuse runs. Roster moves: RHP Mike Broadway released; RHP Wander Suero promoted from Harrisburg.

Erie 4 Harrisburg 0
• Hill (L, 1-1) 6IP, 4H, 4R, 2ER, 4BB, 1K, 0HR
• Robinson 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos 1-3, BB
• Read 1-3, 3B

Two Seawolves pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout of the Senators, 4-0. Taylor Hill didn’t give up a homer but did give up four walks and four hits and all four Erie runs over six innings for the loss. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos was the sole Harrisburg batter to reach base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk. Roster move: LHP Braulio Lara activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Potomac 3 Lynchburg 0
• Reyes 6IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 7K, HBP, WP
• Sanburn 2IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, K
• Gushue 2-4, 2RBI
• Gutierrez 2-4, R

Three P-Nats pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout, Last Night in Woodbridge. Roster move: RHP Tyler Skulina assigned from Washington.

Columbia 8 Hagerstown 7 (10 inn.)
• Bourque 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K
• Peterson (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 4R, 1ER, IBB, 3K, HR
• Agustin 3-5, 2R, RBI, HBP
• La Bruna 2-3, R, BB, RBI, SAC
• Johnson 2-5, OF assist at 3B

Hagerstown coughed up three in the top of the 9th, got ’em back in the bottom half, and then gave it back in the 10th for a 8-7 loss. Starter James Bourque allowed three runs on four hits and a walk over six innings for a no-decision. The loss went to Tommy Peterson, who gave up three unearned runs in the 9th and one very earned run (HR) in the 10th. Telmito Agustin led the Suns’ hit column with 3-for-5 night, scoring twice, driving in a run, and getting hit by a pitch. Tim Tebow struck out four times, three times looking, to up his season total to 52 in 45 games.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-4 vs. Columbus,
7:05 p.m.
McGowin (1-3, 4.85) vs.
Plutko (3-6, 6.50)
Harrisburg Won, 1-0 @ Erie,
7:05 p.m.
Hill (1-0, 8.04) vs.
Ladwig (1-1, 6.11)
Potomac Lost, 3-1 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (3-5, 5.10) vs.
McKenzie (3-2, 2.84)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Columbia,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (1-3, 4.87) vs.
Taylor (0-6, 4.36)

Syracuse 8 Charlotte 4
• Cole (W, 2-2) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, HR
• Gott (S, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S, WP
• Severino 2-4
• Snyder 2-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Sanchez 2-5, 3R, 2B

A five-run 4th broke open a 2-2 game as the Chiefs won their second game in a row, 8-4 over Charlotte. A.J. Cole won his 22nd AAA game in his 60th AAA start with six innings pitched, three runs allowed on seven hits and three walks, and three whiffs. Trevor Gott stranded two while getting the last out in the 8th and Cordero’d through the ninth with three baserunners allowed before rolling a grounder to earn the save.

Harrisburg 1 New Hampshire 0
• Long (W, 5-4) 7IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 3K, HBP, WP
• Fedde (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Suero (SV, 10) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ballou 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Ward 1-3

Isaac Ballou’s HR to lead off the 5th was enough for Jaron Long and the Harrisburg bullpen to hold for a 1-0 shutout. Long gave up all five New Hampshire hits, hit a batter, and walked three over seven innings while notching his fifth win. Erick Fedde and Wander Suero both set the side down in order in the 8th and 9th innings for the hold and save, respectively. Drew Ward also singled while Stephen Perez and Neftali Soto each drew a walk to comprise the Sens’ two-hit, two-walk offense. Roster moves: RHP Austen Williams placed on the 7-Day DL; LHP Matt Crownover promoted from Potomac; 1B Jose Marmolejos optioned from Washington.

Potomac 3 Lynchburg 1
• Baez (L, 1-6) 3IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HBP, WP
• Rivera 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Sundberg 1-3, R, 2B
• Robles 1-3, BB, 2K, SB(10), CS(4), PO(2), OF assist at 3B

The Hillcats got two in the 1st and had a no-hitter through four as they took another one from the P-Nats, 3-1. Joan Baez lost his sixth game as he labored through three innings, letting in three runs (two earned) on three hits, two walks, and two plunks of Sicnarf Loopstok. Taylor Guilbeau and Mariano Rivera III combined for six scoreless innings relief. Jack Sundberg doubled while Victor Robles didn’t get hit by a pitch, walked, singled, stole a base, got caught stealing, and was picked off first. Potomac managed just five hits and three walks total while fanning ten times.

Hagerstown 3 Tim Tebow 2
• M. Mills (W, 5-2) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K, HR
• J. Mills (SV, 4) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Johnson 2-4, R, 3B, HR, 2RBI
• Reetz 1-3, 2B

McKenzie Mills won his fifth game despite giving up two singles to a 29-y.o. publicity stunt as the Suns defeated the Fireflies, 3-2. The 21-y.o. Georgian gave up both Columbia runs and six hits, including a homer, while walking one and fanning five. Jordan Mills pitched three scoreless to earn his fourth save. Daniel Johnson, also 21, tripled and homered and drove in two to lead the Hagerstown offense.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Charlotte,
5:05 p.m.
Voth (1-5, 4.89) and
Cole (1-2, 6.03) vs.
Giolito (2-5, 5.44) and
Lopez (5-2, 4.08)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. New Hampshire,
5:30 p.m.
Williams (1-5, 7.17) and
Simms (2-2, 3.44) vs.
Greene (1-4, 3.96) and
Dawson (1-5, 6.16)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (3-3, 4.66) vs.
Hartson (2-1, 2.93)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 vs. Hagerstown,
7:05 p.m.
Bogucki (0-0, 4.15)vs.
Peluffo (3-1, 1.91)

Syracuse vs. Charlotte – PPD
They pulled the plug on this one several hours early due to wet grounds at the Chiefs’ home field in Syracuse. They’ll shoot make it up with a doubleheader tonight.

Harrisburg vs. New Hampshire – PPD
Rain washed away the opener between Harrisburg and New Hampshire. The makeup is scheduled for today with a doubleheader.
Roster move: IF Corban Joseph reassigned from Syracuse.

Potomac – OFF DAY
After a scheduled day off yesterday, the P-Nats have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly three weeks as they open up a four-game series and homestand against the Hillcats.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 1
• Watson 6IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HBP
• Howard (W, 3-0) 3IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K
• Noll 1-3, BB, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-3, R, BB

Hagerstown broke up the Star Trek convention on the Municipal Stadium scoreboard with a three-spot in the bottom of the 8th then got out of its own way in the 9th for a 3-1 win over the Shorebirds. Suns starter Tyler Watson was lifted after 69 pitches and six scoreless innings. He gave up three hits and hit a batter while striking out four. Hayden Howard got the win with three hitless innings but walked two and let in an unearned run in the 9th (courtesy of a throwing error). The Suns managed just five hits but were walked seven times, with Jake Noll, Blake Perkins, and Daniel Johnson each reaching base twice. Roster moves: OF Telmito Agustin demoted from Potomac; OF Oliver Ortiz reassigned to XST.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
vs. Charlotte,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (1-5, 4.89) vs.
Giolito (2-5, 5.44)
Harrisburg Won, 1-0 vs. New Hampshire,
6:30 p.m.
Williams (1-5, 7.17) vs.
Greene (1-4, 3.96)
Potomac Won, 3-2 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 8-4 vs. Hagerstown,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (4-1, 3.42) vs.
Dietz (0-4, 5.62)

Gwinnett 4 Syracuse 3 (10 inn.)
• G. Ross 7IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, 2WP; 1-2, RBI
• Cotts (L, 1-2) 1+ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 2K
• Martin 1BF, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-1 IR-S
• Robinson 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Raburn 2-4

Syracuse delayed the inevitable with a run in the 9th but gave it right back in the bottom of the 10th for a 4-3 loss and a four-game sweep. Starter Greg Ross did his part with three runs let in on seven hits and three walks over seven innings and an RBI single at the plate. Neal Cotts took the loss with an assist from Rafael Martin, who let in the gamewinner with a single allowed to the first and only batter he faced. Clint Robinson went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI while Andrew Stevenson got the sole hit by the three Chiefs batters under the age of 30. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 1 Richmond 0
• Eitel (W, 1-1) 6IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K, HBP
• Robinson (H, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• N. Soto 1-3, 2B
• Hernandez 1-1, RBI

Four Senators pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout of the Flying Squirrels, 1-0. Derek Eitel picked up the win with six innings pitched, one hit and one walk allowed, and six whiffs. The save went to Wander Suero, who worked around two walks in the 9th, while R.C. Orlan and Andrew Robinson both turned in a goose egg to earn a hold. Yadiel Hernandez’s 6th-inning pinch-hit single plated Alec Keller for the game’s only run. Roster move: OF Chris Heisey assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Potomac 3 Wilmington 2
• Silvestre (W, 5-1) 6IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 1K
• Mendez (SV, 5) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 1K, 3=1 IR-
• Robles 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI, 2BB
• Davidson 2-4, 2B, BB, RBI

Potomac’s three-run 5th was enough for the pitchers to work with as they edged Wilmington, 3-2 in the series finale. Hector Silvestre got his 5th “W” with six-plus innings of one-run ball on four hits and four walks while setting down one (1) on strikes. Gilberto Mendez got the last five outs for his fifth save. Victor Robles homered for the 6th time, drove in two, and walked twice while Austin Davidson walked, singled, and doubled while driving in the final Potomac run.

Delmarva 8 Hagerstown 4
• Pena (L, 3-3) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• VanVossen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Noll 3-4, R, 2-2B, BB
• Perkins 2-5, 2RBI

The Shorebirds scored in each of the first four innings as they doubled up the Suns in the series opener, 8-4. Carlos Pena was chased after an inning and 2/3rds, charged with four runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks as he lost for the third time. Jake Noll reached base four times with a single, walk, and two doubles to lead the Hagerstown offense.

Monday’s News & Notes

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Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-1 @ Gwinnett,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (2-3, 6.97) vs.
Weigel (1-1, 7.71)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 vs. Richmond,
12:00 p.m.
Eitel (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Coonrod (1-5, 4.76)
Potomac Lost, 4-3 @ Wilmington,
12:05 p.m.
Silvestre (4-1, 4.66) vs.
Castillo (3-2, 2.61)
Hagerstown Won, 7-2 vs Hagerstown,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (3-2, 6.39) vs.
Muckenhirn (1-5, 4.66)

Gwinnett 6 Syracuse 1
• O’Sullivan 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Satterwhite (L, 0-2) 3IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Falu 2-4
• Solano 0-1, 3BB

The Chiefs broke up the shutout bid early to take a 1-0 lead but allowed six unanswered runs to drop a 6-1 decision to the Braves. The newest Syracuse pitcher tossed three scoreless innings before giving way to Cody Satterwhite, who gave up a run in each his three innings thrown. Irving Falu singled twice while Jhonatan Solano walked three times but the rest of the Syracuse lineup was just 2-for-27 with a walk. Roster move: RHP Sean O’Sullivan assigned from Washington.

Richmond 3 Harrisburg 2
• Hill 6⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• Brinley (L, 3-3) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Read 2-4, R, 2B
• Abreu 1-3, 2B, BB, E(8)

Richmond answered Harrisburg’s rally to tie in the bottom of the 7th with a solo HR in the 8th to win it, 3-2. Taylor Hill got the start and only let one ball leave the yard as he allowed two runs on seven hits over six and 2/3rds innings, with a big assist from Jimmy Cordero, who stranded three while getting the last out of the 7th. Ryan Brinley took the loss with the aforementioned HR allowed over the final two innings. Raudy Read singled, doubled, and scored a run while Osvaldo Abreu walked and doubled as the Sens were held to six hits total.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 3
• Crownover 5⅔ IP, 7H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Rivera (H, 1) ⅓+ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Schepel (BS, 2; L, 1-1) 2IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K, 3-3 IR-S
• Robles 2-4, R, RBI, SB
• Gushue 2-3, BB

The wheels came off the bus in the 7th as the Blue Rocks scored all four of its runs in a 4-3 win over the P-Nats. Matthew Crownover started and tossed five and 2/3rds scoreless, scattering seven hits, walking one, and fanning seven. Mariano Rivera III got the last out of the 6th, but put on three straight in the 7th before turning the ball over to Kyle Schepel who gave up three straight singles to empty the bases and let in one of his own for the loss. Victor Robles stayed upright except for his 9th steal and singled twice as did Taylor Gushue (minus the steal, natch) to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 7 West Virginia 2
• Bourque (W, 1-3) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Fuentes 2⅔ IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 1K
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Corredor 2-4, R, 2RBI, HBP
• Johnson 2-5, R, 2B

Hagerstown scored five times in three innings to take an early 5-1 lead and cruised to a 7-2 win over West Virginia. James Bourque won his first game with six innings of one-run ball on four hits with no walks and seven K’s. Steven Fuentes nearly closed it out with two and 2/3rds innings pitched before the Power got to him for an unearned run in the 9th. Table-setters Blake Perkins and Aldrem Corredor scored three times and combined for four hits and four RBIs to lead the Suns’ 11-hit parade.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-4 @ Gwinnett,
1:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Newcomb (2-2, 3.09)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-4 vs. Richmond,
6:30 p.m.
Hill (1-0, 12.00) vs.
Suarez (3-3, 3.09)
Potomac Lost,7-6 @ Wilmington,
6:05 p.m.
Crownover (3-1, 2.21) vs.
Puckett (5-3, 3.54)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 @ West Virginia,
2:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-3, 5.45) vs.
Anderson (3-2, 3.23)

Gwinnett 6 Syracuse 4
• McGowin 5+ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 1K, 2HBP
• Snyder 4-4, 3R, 2-2B, CS
• Robinson 2-4, RBI

Brandon Snyder went 4-for-4 and scored three times but it wasn’t enough to prevent another Syracuse loss, 6-4 to Gwinnett. Kyle McGowin lost for the third time in six starts as he failed to retire the three batters he faced in the 6th and was charged with four runs on seven hits and two walks over five-plus innings. Snyder singled twice and doubled twice and scored three times to lead the Chiefs’ offense. Roster move: OF Ryan Raburn assigned from Washington.

Richmond 8 Harrisburg 4
• Long 6IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Fedde (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• N. Soto 3-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Read 1-3, 2BB, RBI

Folks who left after the 8th may be shocked to learn the Senators blew a 4-1 lead; readers here, not so much. Three relievers combined for seven runs coughed up on four hits (no homers), three walks, a hit batsman, and a passed ball in the 8-4 loss. The incineration ruined a quality start by Jaron Long and Erick Fedde’s first career hold. Neftali Soto was a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two to lead the Harrisburg attack.

Wilmington 7 Potomac 6
• Reyes 5IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 8K, HR
• R. Pena (BS, 1; L, 2-2) 1+ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, 1-1 IR-S
• Sagdal 2-4, R, HR(GS), 4RBI
• Gutierrez 0-1, 3R, 3BB

Ian Sagdal’s grand slam went to waste as the Potomac bullpen melted down in the 8th to turn a 6-4 lead into a 7-6 loss. Luis Reyes labored through five innings (92 pitches) and was charged with three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks. He struck out eight. Ronald Pena took the loss with his first blown save and three runs let in (two of his own) on two hits and an error. Kelvin Gutierrez walked three times and scored three times as the P-Nats collected seven hits total.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 1
• M. Mills 6IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Simonds (W, 3-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Franco 2-4, R
• Reetz 2-4, RBI

The Suns scored single runs in the 8th and 9th innings as they shorted the Power, 3-1. McKenzie Mills gave up a solo home run in the 3rd and three hits total in a six-inning no-decision. He walked one and struck out six. the win went to Kyle Simonds for two perfect innings of relief. Sam Held did with a 1-2-3 ninth and his first save. Anderson Franco and Jackson Reetz both went 2-for-4 to lead Hagerstown’s 11-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Mick VanVossen activated from the 7-day DL; RHP Sterling Sharp placed on the 3-Day TIL.