Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (1-4, 5.03) vs.
Ja. Thompson(2-3, 5.46)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-2 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
A. Williams (1-4, 6.37) vs.
Taylor (1-3, 4.55)
Potomac Losing, 1-0
(susp., Top 4)
@ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Estevez (2-2, 4.08) vs.
Esparza (2-3, 3.60)
Hagerstown Won, 11-8 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (1-2, 4.55) vs.
Medina (1-2, 2.03

Buffalo 4 Syracuse 3
• G. Ross 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 1K
• Cotts (L, 1-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• Snyder 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Sanchez 2-4

Syracuse rallied for two in the top of the 8th to tie, then gave it right back in the bottom of the 8th to lose again to Buffalo, 4-3. Greg Ross got the start and turned in a quality start of two runs on five hits and four walks over six innings. The loss went to Neal Cotts, who let in a run on a hit and a walk over 2/3rds of an inning. Brandon Snyder singled, homered, and scored twice while Adrian Sanchez went 2-for-4 to lead the Chiefs’ offense. Roster moves: 1B-3B Matt Skole placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Joey Butler activated from the 7-Day DL

Bowie 9 Harrisburg 2
• Eitel (L, 0-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Self 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lisson 1-3, 2B, 2BB
• Hernandez 3-4, HR, RBI

The Baysox knocked Derek Eitel from the box in the 2nd as they took the series finale, 9-2 from Harrisburg. Eitel was charged with four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two over an inning and 2/3rds. Derek Self was the most effective reliever with three scoreless innings pitched. Mario Lisson doubled and walked twice while Yadiel Hernandez went 3-for-4 again as the Sens managed just six hits and drew seven walks but left on 11 baserunners.

Wilmington 1 Potomac 0 – SUSP.
• Silvestre 3⅓ IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K
• Robles 1-1, BB, SB

The lights went out on the towers and went on in the skies beyond the outfield, prompting the umpires to pull the players off the field just minutes before the rains came. Wilmington was leading 1-0 with one out in the top of the 4th and they’ll resume play when the two teams meet yet again next weekend at Frawley Stadium.

Hagerstown 11 Lakewood 8
• Watson (W, 3-1) 5⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, BB, 4K, 2WP
• J. Mills (SV, 3) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, HBP, 2-0 IR-S
• Perkins 4-5, 4R, 2-2B, RBI
• Corredor 4-5, 3-B, 3B, 5RBI
• Ortiz 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI

The Suns built a 9-0 lead after five before the BlueClaws rallied for six in the 6th and two in the 7th to make things interesting. Hagerstown answered both rallies with single runs and got shutdown relief from Jordan Mills to hold on for an 11-8 win over Lakewood. Tyler Watson got the Jack Morris win with five runs allowed on seven hits and a walk while striking out four over five and a 1/3rd innings. Mills stranded two in the 7th and pitched a scoreless 8th and 9th innings for his third save. Adrem Corredor racked up nine total bases with three doubles and a triple while driving in five to lead the Suns’ 14-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Sam Held reassigned from Potomac; LHP David Ramos released.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-5 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
G. Ross (1-3, 10.50) vs.
Santos (1-2, 4.50)
Harrisburg Won, 12-4 vs. Bowie,
10:30 a.m.
Eitel (1st start of ’17) vs.
Scott (0-0, 1.29)
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (3-1, 3.83) vs.
Castillo, C (2-2, 3.20)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (2-1, 3.49) vs.
Suarez (2-0, 2.06)

Syracuse 7 Buffalo 5
• Ross (W, 2-2) 7IP, 8H, R, ER, BB, 6K
• Nathan (S, 4) ⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sanchez 3-4, R, BB, SB
• Green 3-3, R, 2BB
• Stevenson 1-2, 2R, SB

Joe Ross pitched seven innings and the offense scored seven times, building a lead big enough for the bullpen not to blow as the Chiefs beat the Bisons, 7-5. Ross allowed one run and scattered eight hits wile walking one and striking out six. Joe Nathan let in two inherited runners before getting the last two outs for his fourth save. Jhonatan Solano got the Syracuse offense going with his first career grand slam in the 5th, while Adrian Sanchez and Grant Green both singled three times to lead the 11-hit, seven-walk attack. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace recalled to Washington

Harrisburg 12 Bowie 4
• Hill (W, 1-0) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 1K, 0HR
• A. Robinson 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Ward 1-2, R, 3BB
• Hernandez 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Perez 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, 3RBI, BB

Harrisburg put up crooked numbers in four straight innings to erase an early 2-0 deficit and cruise to a 12-4 win over Bowie. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard and prevented nine of 12 baserunners from scoring as he won his first AA game of ’17 with six innings of three-run ball. Stephen Perez, Raudy Read, and Neftali Soto each homered while Drew Ward walked three times to pace the Senators offense.

Wilmington 5 Potomac 2
• Crownover (L, 3-1) 6⅔ IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 9K, HR
• Guilbeau 2⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Davidson 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Mejia 1-3, R, 2B
• Robles 2-5, 2R

The P-Nats fell behind early and could never catch up as the Blue Rocks took Game 3 by a 5-2 count. Matt Crownover pitched into the 7th and struck out a season-high nine batters but was charged with four runs on nine hits and no walks over six and 2/3rds. Taylor Guilbeau gave up an unearned run in the 9th while closing out the final two and a 1/3rd innings. Austin Davidson reached base three times with a homer, walk, and a single but the team was held to four hits and two walks total. Roster move: RHP Noaln Sanburn assigned from Washington Nationals.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
After a 4-3 roadtrip in GA and NC, Hagerstown returns home for four games against Lakewood (nos. 7-10 of 24, if you were wondering) before heading back out on the road for another seven games next week.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-3 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
J. Ross (1-2, 6.10) vs.
House (4-2, 2.38)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-4 vs. Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
TBD vs.
Hess (5-1, 3.49)
Potomac Won, 10-0 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (3-0, 1.33) vs.
Puckett (3-3, 4.25)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 OFF DAY N/A

Buffalo 6 Syracuse 3
• McGowin 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• Grace (L, 0-3) 1+ IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Green 2-4, RBI
• Ramsey 1-3, BB

Another day, another bullpen [foul]up as Buffalo struck three times in the 8th en route to a 6-3 win over Syracuse. Matt Grace pitched to five batters in the 8th and failed to retire any of them as he was charged with the final three runs on four hits and a walk over an inning-plus. Kyle McGowin got the start and allowed three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out three. Grant Green led the Chiefs’ six-hit offense with two singles.

Bowie 6 Harrisburg 4
• Long (L, 3-4) 3IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, HBP
• Fedde 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K
• Ward 2-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Read 2-3, BB

The Baysox knocked out Jaron Long after three and took a 5-0 lead. The Sens rallied for four in the 4th but couldn’t get any closer in a 6-4 loss. Long was strafed for eight hits and gave up a walk while losing his fourth game. Erick Fedde was dinged for a run on a hit and a walk in his sole inning of work. Raudy Ready and Drew Ward both went 2-for-3 with a walk as Harrisburg left on nine men while collecting ten hits and three walks total. Roster move: RHPs Mark Blackmar, Jake Johansen released; RHP Phillips Valdez placed on the 7-Day DL; RHPs Andrew Robinson, Derek Eitel, and C Nick Rickles assigned from XST.

Potomac 10 Wilmington 0
• Reyes (W, 3-5) 6⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Borne (SV, 2) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Gushue 1-2, 2R, 3BB, HR, 3RBI
• Mejia 2-4, 3B, HR, 3RBI
• Robles 2-5, 2R

Two Potomac pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout while three hitters homers for a 10-0 shutout of Wilmington. Luis Reyes pitched into the 7th for the first time this season, with just one hit and walk allowed while fanning seven. Grant Borne finished the game, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the 8th and allowing four hits and a walk while earning his second save. Taylor Gushue, Bryan Mejia, and Austin Davidson each homered as the P-Nats bashed ten hits and drew eight walks total. Roster move: RHP Jefry Rodriguez placed on the restricted list.

Hagerstown 6 Asheville 3
• C. Pena (W, 2-2) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B, CS
• Noll 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Franco 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Anderson Franco’s two-run HR capped off a three-run 6th as the Suns doubled up the Tourists, 6-3 in the series finale. Carlos Pena evened up his won-loss record at 2-2 with six innings of one-run ball on three hits and a walk while setting down three on strikes. Hayden Howard and Kyle Simond both gave up a run over final three innings. Jake Noll also went deep while scoring two and driving in two to lead the Hagerstown attack.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-6 @ Buffalo,
6:05 p.m.
McGowin (1-2, 6.39) vs.
Valdez (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg OFF DAY vs. Bowie,
6:35 p.m.
Long (3-2, 2.16) vs.
Means (1-3, 3.75)
Potomac Lost, 2-0 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (2-5, 6.27) vs.
Rodgers (0-1, 3.38)
Hagerstown Lost, 13-2 @ Asheville,
11:05 a.m.
C. Pena (1-2, 9.36) vs.
Julio (3-3, 3.62)

Buffalo 8 Syracuse 6
• Cole 2⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP, WP
• Nathan (L, 0-1) 2IP, 1H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 1K
• Stevenson 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Robinson 2-4
• Bautista 1-3, 2R, BB, RBI, 2SB

An error and a passed ball led to the two unearned runs that won it for the Bisons, 8-6 over the Chiefs. A.J. Cole didn’t make it out of the third inning as he was stampeded for six runs on five hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds innings. Joe Nathan took the loss with a hit and two walks allowed over two innings. Andrew Stevenson and Clint Robinson both went 2-for-4 to lead the Syracuse offense. Roster moves: RHP Austin Adams placed on the 7-Day DL; LHP Matt Grace optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
After splitting a four-game series at Trenton, Harrisburg hosts Bowie for three before heading back out on the road for seven against Richmond and Erie. Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill demoted from Syracuse.

Wilmington 2 Potomac 0
• Baez (L, 1-5) 5⅔ IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 4K, WP
• Schepel 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Gushue 1-2, 2BB
• Gutierrez 2-4, SB

Blue Rocks starter Scott Blewett didn’t as he combined with Franco Terrero on a four-hit shutout of the P-Nats, 2-0. Joan Baez took the loss despite pitching well, letting in both Wilmington runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four. Kyle Schepel and Jorge Pantoja retired 10 of 12 batter faced to keep things close. Taylor Gushue singled once and walked twice while Kelvin Gutierrez doubled, singled, and stole a base. The rest of the lineup went 1-for-25 (Edwin Lora, double). Roster moves: LHPs Grant Borne, Taylor Guilbeau reassigned from Auburn; RHPs Whit Mayberry, Sam Held removed from the roster.

Asheville 13 Hagerstown 2
• Bourque (L, 0-2) 5IP, 7H, 7R, 6ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Noll 2-4, R
• Corredor 2-4, 2B

Asheville jumped on James Bourque for five in the 1st and never looked back in a 13-2 smackdown of Hagerstown. Bourque gave up seven runs (six earned) over five innings to take his second loss. Neither Yonathan Ramirez (2R, 2IP) nor David Ramos (1IP, 4R) were less ineffective in relief. Jake Noll, Aldrem Corredor, and Sheldon Neuse each had two hits but no RBI as the Suns were 0-for-11 with RISP and left seven runners on base.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-2 @ Buffalo,
6:30 p.m.
Hill (1-4, 9.29) vs.
C. Valdez (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 2-1;
Won, 6-4
Potomac Lost, 5-2 vs. Wilmington,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (1-4, 5.74) vs.
Blewett (1-3, 4.05)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1 @ Asheville,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-1, 3.42)
Gold (1-2, 5.63)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Syracuse 2
• Voth (L, 1-4) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP
• Antolin 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Skole 3-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Sanchez 3-4, R, SB

The Syracuse bullpen gave up four in the 9th to turn a one-run game into a 6-2 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Austin Voth lost for the fourth time with two runs allowed on seven hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds innings while striking out five. Matt Skole remains hot in the month of May (.828 OPS) with a 3-for-4 mark including a double and a home run. Likewise for Adrian Sanchez (.393 BA) who also went 3-for-4. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace recalled to Washington.

Trenton 2 Harrisburg 1 – GAME ONE
• Blackmar (L, 3-3) 5IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Valdez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-3, RBI
• N. Soto 1-2, R, 2B, BB

The Thunder struck for two in the 2nd and made it stand up for a 2-1 win over the Senators. Mark Blackmar suffered the loss with both runs allowed on three hits and a walk over five innings. Phillips Valdez tossed a scoreless inning in the 6th to keep things close. Raudy Read went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Harrisburg 6 Trenton 4 – GAME TWO
• Simms 4IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 2K, 2HR
• Cordero (W, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Suero (SV, 5) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ward 2-3, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Keller 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• S. Kieboom 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI

Drew Ward’s two-run HR broke a 3-3 tie as the Senators split the doubleheader with a 6-4 win in the second game. John Simms got the start but was knocked around for three runs on two home runs and four walks over four innings. The win went to Jimmy Cordero who was dinged for homer too in his lone inning of work. Wander Suero earned his fifth save with two scoreless innings. Spencer Kieboom also homered while Alec Keller doubled and tripled to pace the Sens attack. Roster move: OF Zach Collier placed on the 7-Day DL.

Salem 5 Potomac 2
• Rodriguez (L, 3-2) 4IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, 2BK, WP
• Held 4IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• Robles 2-4, R, 2B, HBP
• Gutierrez 3-5, RBI

Potomac chased the Salem starter after just three innings but couldn’t score against the Red Sox bullpen in a 5-2 loss. Jefry Rodriguez was charged with all five runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings. Sam Held lived up to his surname with four scoreless while Mariano Rivera III added goose egg in the 9th but the offense was stuck in neutral, going 2-for-14 with RISP and stranding 14 baserunners. Victor Robles reached base three times with a single, a double, and… wait for it… a hit by pitch while Kelvin Gutierrez went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

Hagerstown 2 Asheville 1
• M. Mills 5⅔ IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Fuentes (W, 2-0) 3⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Johnson 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Beckwith 2-3, HR, RBI

Tyler Beckwith’s HR in the 6th got the Suns on the board while Dan Johnson’s 9th-inning HR gave them the lead that (*gasp*) the bullpen held for a 2-1 win. McKenzie Mills went the first five and 2/3rds, letting in the Tourists’ run on seven hits and a walk with three whiffs. Steven Fuentes closed out the game with three and a 1/3rd scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and no walks and also fanning three. Johnson also singled twice and Beckwith once to combine for five of the seven Hagerstown hits.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Victor Robles goes 4-for-7 in doubleheader

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 12-3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (1-3, 5.40) vs.
Green (2-1, 4.73)
Harrisburg Postponed @ Trenton,
12:00 p.m.
Blackmar (3-2, 7.52) and
Simms (1-2, 3.21) vs.
Lail (1st AA start of ’17) and
Cortes (2-0, 2.55)
Potomac Won, 6-0;
Lost, 3-2
vs. Salem,
1:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (3-1, 3.16) vs.
D. Gonzalez (High-A debut)
Hagerstown Won, 12-4 @ Asheville,
2:05 p.m.
M. Mills (4-2, 2.90) vs.
Requena (1-1, 1.45)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 12 Syracuse 3
• G. Ross (L, 1-3) 1⅔ IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 2K, 2HR
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Snyder 1-3, R, BB, HR, RBI; 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Green 0-2, R, 2BB

The RailRiders scored 11 times before the Chiefs could answer as they stopped a two-game win streak cold with a 12-3 smackdown. Greg Ross got hammered again, giving up seven runs on eight hits and a walk over just an inning and a 1/3rd to lose his third AAA game of ’17. Brandon Snyder homered, walked, and pitched a scoreless 9th inning to lead the Syracuse offense and matched Rafael Martin and Neal Cotts as each put up a goose eggs in relief.

Harrisburg vs. Trenton – PPD
Rain washed out Game Two of the Thunder-Senators series. They’ll shoot to make it up today with a doubleheader.

Potomac 6 Salem 0 – GAME ONE
• Estevez (W, 2-2) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 7K
• R. Pena 1IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Robles 2-3, R, 2B
• Gushue 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Wiseman 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI; OF assist at 1B

Potomac exploded for six runs with two out in the 3rd while two pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout to take the opener from Salem, 6-0. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez evened up his won-loss record at 2-2 with six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out seven. Ronald Pena cordero’d his way around a hit and two walks in the 7th to preserve the shutout. Taylor Gushue smacked a three-run HR, his 11th, while Rhett Wiseman added a two-run double to highlight the P-Nats attack.

Salem 3 Potomac 2 – GAME TWO
• Silvestre (L, 3-1) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 5K
• Mendez 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 2-4
• Lora 2-3, R, 2B

Salem posted a picket fence in the middle innings and held off a late charge from Potomac to take the nightcap, 3-2 and split the doubleheader. Hector Silvestre suffered the loss with all three Red Sox runs charged to him on five hits and two walks. Gilberto Mendez finished with two scoreless to keep it close. Edwin Lora led off the 7th with a single, took third on Matt Page’s one-out single, and scored on Jake Lowery’s sac fly. Victor Robles connected for his second single to push Page into scoring position but the P-Nats fell short for fifth time in five tries with a RISP as Jack Sundberg watched strike three go by to end the game.

Hagerstown 9 Asheville 5
• Sharp (W, 1-2) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• VanVossen 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Franco 2-4, R, 2B
• Ortiz 2-4, 2B, 3RBI
• Johnson 1-5, R, HR, RBI

Sterling Sharp rebounded to spin five innings of two-run ball and win his first game of the season as the Suns burned the Tourists, 9-5 in the series opener. Sharp gave up seven hits, two walks, and struck out four. Oliver Ortiz singled, doubled, and drove in three to lead Hagerstown’s 11-hit parade. Roster moves: Carter Kieboom placed on the 7-Day DL; SS Tyler Beckwith assigned to Hagerstown from XST.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 10-3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (1-2, 7.71) vs.
Camarena (3-1, 1.85)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Blackmar (3-2, 7.52) vs.
Adams (4-0, 1.03)
Potomac Postponed vs. Salem,
5:30 p.m.
Silvestre (3-0, 3.60) and
Estevez (1-2, 4.91) vs.
Jimenez (3-1, 5.59) and
McGrath (0-2, 6.15)
Hagerstown Won, 12-4 @ Asheville,
7:00 p.m.
Sharp (0-2, 4.73) vs.
Requena (1-1, 1.45)

Syracuse 10 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3
• J. Ross (W, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• Adams 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Skole 2-4, 3R, 2B, BB, 3RBI, 2K
• Joseph 2-4, 2B, 2RBI

Syracuse scored four in the first and never looked back as they took another one from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 10-3. Joe Ross turned in a quality start of three three runs on five hits, the last two coming on a homer in his sixth and final inning for his first AAA win of ’17. Rafael Bautista led the hit column with two singles and a double while Matt Skole singled, doubled, and walked to lead the Chiefs attack. Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole, LHP Matt Grace optioned from Washington.

Trenton 5 Harrisburg 2
• Williams (L, 1-4) 6IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 4K
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• N. Soto 2-4, R
• Keller 1-2, BB

Austen Williams lost for the fourth time in five starts as the Sens were struck down, 5-2 by the Thunder. Williams gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four. Harrisburg managed just six hits, with Neftali Soto (two singles) and Alec Keller (single, walk) as the only two batters to reach base twice. Roster move: Jose Marmolejos assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab.

Potomac vs. Salem – PPD
Potomac notched its sixth postponement in five weeks to force another Saturday doubleheader.

Hagerstown 12 Rome 4
• Watson (W, 2-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Simonds 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• La Bruna 3-3, R, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-2, 2R, HR, 3RBI

The Suns stopped a four-game slide with a 12-4 demolition of the Braves. Tyler Watson threw six shutout innings with four hits and one walk allowed while fanning eight to win his second game. Angelo Le Bruna came off the bench after Carter Kieboom left the game with an injury while running out a grounder to lead the Hagerstown barrage with a single, two doubles, and three RBI.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-5 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
J. Ross (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Cessa (2-2, 1.84)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (1-3, 6.46) vs.
Herrera (2-0, 0.00)
Potomac Won, 8-4 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (1-2, 4.91) vs.
McGrath (0-2, 6.15)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-2 @ Rome,
7:00 p.m.
Watson (1-1, 4.13) vs.
Walker (0-2, 4.68)

Syracuse 11 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5
• McGowin (W, 1-2) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Antolin 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Robinson 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Skole 3-5, 3R, 2B
• Severino 2-4, R, 3RBI

The Chiefs got three in the 1st and never looked back as they ran the RailRiders off the tracks, 11-5. Kyle McGowin won his first start in three tries with five innings of one-run ball on five hits, no walks, and two whiffs. Dustin Antolin and Joe Nathan combined for three scoreless before Rafael Martin made his case for being outrighted with four runs allowed in the 9th. Matt Skole and Clint Robinson both went 3-for-5 with a double to lead the Syracuse offense.

Harrisburg 6 Trenton 2
• Fedde (W, 2-3) 7IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K
• Brinley (SV, 4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Lisson 2-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI, 2E
• Collier 2-4, 2R, BB
• Hernandez 2-4, RBI, CS

Ten days after Trenton sent Erick Fedde to the showers in the 4th, he stuck around for seven innings in a 6-2 Harrisburg win. Fedde gave up both Thunder runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven as he won his second game. Ryan Brinley finished with two scoreless and four K’s to earn his fourth save. Every Sens batter had a hit, five had two with Mario Lisson and Zach Collier also adding a walk to reach base three times apiece in the 14-hit, three-walk assault.

Potomac 8 Wilmington 4
• Reyes (W, 2-5) 6IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HR, BK, HBP
• Pantoja (SV, 1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 5K
• Gutierrez 2-4, 3R, 3B, HR, BB, RBI
• Gushue 2-4, R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Agustin 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The P-Nats scored in each of the first four innings as they doubled up the Blue Rocks, 8-4 in the series finale. Luis Reyes gave up all four Wilmington runs on eight hits, including two homers, over six innings. He walked three and struck out five. Jorge Pantoja closed it out with three scoreless for his first save. Klevin Gutierrez homered, walked, and tripled while Taylor Giushue doubled twice to lead the Potomac attack.

Rome 6 Hagerstown 2
• C. Pena (L, 1-2) 5+ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K, WP, HBP
• Ramirez (BS, 1) 2IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Neuse 2-4
• Franco 1-3, R, BB, 2E

Rome rallied for five in the 6th to erase a 2-1 deficit and triple up Hagerstown, 6-2. Carlos Pena put the first two runners on while Yonathan Ramirez let ’em in and three of his own to give Pena the loss and “earn” his first blown save. Sheldon Neuse (two singles) and Anderson Franco (single, walk) both reached base twice while Jake Noll was the sole batter to connect in 11 RISP chances as the Suns left on eight men total (well, I should hope so; partials would be kind of messy).

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
McGowin (0-2, 9.39) vs.
Mitchell (0-0, 3.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-3 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Fedde (1-3, 3.28) vs.
Sheffield (1-1, 3.28)
Potomac Won, 6-1;
Lost, 4-3
(11 inn.)
@ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Reyes (1-5, 6.32) vs.
Puckett (3-2, 2.94)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-7 @ Rome,
10:30 a.m.
C. Pena (1-1, 10.35) vs.
Wilson (2-0, 2.05)

Buffalo 7 Syracuse 1
• Hill (L, 1-4) 5IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, BB, 4K, HBP, 0HR
• Gott 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Snyder 2-4, R, 2B, OF assist at 2B
• Severino 1-4, RBI
• 1-for-7 RISP, 7 LOB

Pedro Severino broke up Buffalo’s shutout bid with two out in the 9th as Syracuse reverted to the mean with a 7-1 loss. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard but kept the fielders busy with nine hits allowed and seven runs let in over five innings for his fourth loss in six starts. Mike Broadway and Trevor Gott both did their part with two scoreless inning apiece, but the Chiefs offense was out to lunch with just four hits total, led by Brandon Snyder who singled, doubled, and scored the lone run.

Erie 5 Harrisburg 3
• Long 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, WP
• Glover (H, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Lara (BS, 2; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, HR
• Keller 2-4, R, 2B
• Norfork 1-3, 2B

Another Sens quality start was ruined by a bullpen implosion as Braulio Lara gave up three in the 8th to turn a 3-2 Harrisburg lead into a 5-3 loss. Jaron Long allowed two runs on eight hits and two walk over six innings for the no-decision. After Koda Glover came on to put in his rehab work in the 7th, Lara got a popup and then served up a single-homer-single-single-single combo before getting a sac fly that ended his outing in the 8th. Alec Keller went 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Senators’ seven-hit, one-walk offense. Roster move: Koda Glover assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Potomac 6 Wilmington 1 – GAME ONE
• Baez (W, 1-4) 5IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 4BB, 3K, WP
• Schepel 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Gushue 2-3, 2R, 2HR, 4RBI, E(3)
• Davidson 2-3, R, SB
• Mejia 2-3, R, 2B, RBI, SB

Taylor Gushue crushed a pair of two-run homers while Joan Baez spun his second straight one-run outing as Potomac took the opener, 6-1 from Wilmington. Baez allowed the lone Blue Rocks run on four hits and four walks while striking out three in five innings for his first win of 2017. Kyle Schepel pitched two scoreless to close it out. Gushue, Austin Davidson, and Bryan Mejia each went 2-for-3 as the P-Nats collected eight hits and went 2-for-4 with RISP.

Wilmington 4 Potomac 3 (11 inn.) – GAME TWO
• Crownover 6IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 5K
• Held (L, 0-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K
• Page 3-4, R, 2B
• Robles 0-3, 2SAC, GIDP (6-for-35 since coming off the DL)
• 20K by Wilmington pitchers

Potomac rallied twice in the late innings but Wilmington answered both times, tying it in the 8th, and winning it in the 11th to earn a doubleheader split. Matt Crownover got in on the no-decision fun with six innings of one-run ball on three hits with nary a walk and five whiffs. Sam Held got a groundout to start his third inning of work but then loaded the bases on a single, hit batsman, and a walk and served up the game-winning two-run single for the loss, his second. Matt Page went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the only P-Nat with more than one hit and less than two strikeouts, as the Blue Rocks pitchers struck out 20 in 11 innings – eight by Gabe Cramer in the last three innings.

Rome 8 Hagerstown 7 (10 inn.)
• Bourque 5⅓ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 5K, WP
• Peterson (BS, 1) 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• J. Mills (L, 4-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, 2B, BB, SB
• Neuse 2-4, BB, RBI, SB
• Kieboom 2-4, R, 2B, RBI (ejected in 7th)

The Suns rallied from 4-1 early to take a 6-4 lead late but fell in extras, 8-7. James Bourque pitched into the 6th and let in the first four Braves runs on seven hits over five and a 1/3rd innings. He walked one and struck out five. Jordan Mills lost for the first time as Rome rallied in the 10th for a run on two singles and a walk. Blake Perkins and Sheldon Neuse both reached base three times and stole a bag to lead Hagerstown’s 15-hit parade. Roster move: RHP Tommy Peterson activated from the 7-Day DL, reassigned from Potomac.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-4 vs. Buffalo,
10:35 a.m.
Hill (1-3, 8.65) vs.
C. Valdez (1st AAA start of ’17)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-4 vs. Erie,
10:30 a.m.
Long (3-3, 2.02) vs.
Crouse (3-0, 5.87)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Wilmington,
5:05 p.m.
Baez (0-4, 6.65) and
Crownover (3-0, 1.29) vs.
Blewett (1-2, 3.15) and
Puckett (3-2, 6.65)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-1, 2.41) vs.
Lawlor (2-0, 2.16)

Syracuse 8 Buffalo 4
• Voth 4⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 2ER, 4BB, 3K, 2WP
• Cotts (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robinson 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Skole 1-3, R, 2B, SF, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-3, 2R, BB

Clint Robinson homered twice and drove in five to help end the Chiefs’ five-game slide, 8-4 over the Bison. Austin Voth got the start but didn’t make it out of the 5th, charged with four runs (two earned) on five hits and four walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. The win went to Neal Cotts for a single scoreless inning in the top of the 7th while the Syracuse scored four in the bottom of the 7th. Adrian Sanchez reached base three times with two singles and a walk and scored twice to lead the Chiefs’ 13-hit parade.

Erie 5 Harrisburg 4
• Simms 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Suero (L, 0-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, WP
• Collier 3-5, R, 2B, RBI, SB
• Abreu 1-2, R, 2B, BB

Harrisburg’s bullpen woes continue as they gave up single runs in the 8th and 9th innings to turn 4-3 lead in to a 5-4 loss to Erie. John Simms turned in his third straight quality start and his third no-decision with three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. Wander Suero lost it in the 9th as a single, stolen base, and—don’t forget who’s catching—a wild pitch plated the game-winning run. Zach Collier went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI but the Sens managed just six hits total and were a woeful 2-for-13 with RISP, including two flyouts with the tying run on second in the 9th.

Wilmington 3 Potomac 2
• Rodriguez 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 5K, HBP
• R. Pena (L, 1-1) 1IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K, WP
• Davidson 1-2, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Wiseman 1-3

The P-Nats scored two in the 1st but were shut down after that as the Blue Rocks tied it in the 3rd and walked off in the 9th. Jefry Rodriguez allowed the first two runs on four hits and four walks ans struck out five over six innings. Ronald Pena suffered the loss as he let in the gamewinner on two hits and two walks. Austin Davidson doubled and walked twice but Potomac was held to just three hits and three walks total.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
After a 4-3 homestand, Northern Division-leading Hagerstown takes the show on the road for seven against the 2nd- and 3rd-place teams in the Southern Division, starting with three against Rome, then four against Asheville.