|Syracuse||Won, 2-1||vs. Charlotte,
|T. Hill (3-2, 4.35) vs.
Haviland (3-4, 4.96)
|Spann (1-0, 1.99) vs.
Cessa (6-4, 2.34)
|Potomac||ALL-STAR BREAK||ALL-STAR BREAK||N/A|
|Hagerstown||ALL-STAR BREAK||ALL-STAR BREAK||N/A|
|Auburn||Lost, 6-2||@ State College,
|Baez (1st SS-A start of ’15) vs.
Beck (0-0, 0.00)
Syracuse 2 Charlotte 1
• Espino (W, 2-0) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K
• Martin (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lisson 2-2, R, BB
• Mastroianni 2-3, 2-2B, SF, 2RBI, SB
Darin Mastroianni delivered the both RBIs while Paolo Espino turned in another strong start as the Chiefs edged the Knights, 2-1. Mastroianni went 2-for-3 overall with an RBI double in the 5th and a sacrifice fly in the 7th. Espino allowed just an unearned run on five hits and two walks over seven innings for his second AAA win. After a Cordero-esque 8th by Eric Fornataro, Rafael Martin struck out the side in the 9th for a three-up, three-down save, his third of the season.
OF-1B Kevin Keyes was named the I.L. Batter of the Week for June 15-21.
Harrisburg 7 Altoona 2 — GAME ONE
• Bates (W, 3-0) 6⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Harper ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Goodwin 3-4, 3R, 3B, RBI
• Vettleson 3-3, 3R, 3B, BB, RBI
Harrisburg broke out for three in the 1st and cruised to a 7-2 win in the opener. Colin Bates pitched into the 7th but lost the shutout bid after a pair of extra-base hits with one out plated the first Altoona run. Bryan Harper got two groundouts to finish the game. Brian Goodwin and Drew Vettleson combined for six hits and six runs scored to lead the Sens 12-hit attack.
Altoona 4 Harrisburg 3 — GAME TWO
• Simmons (L, 3-4) 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Mendez 2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Lozada 2-3, R
• Difo 2-4, RBI
A single, error, and a double with two outs in the 6th plated the unearned but decisive runs as the Senators lost the nightcap, 4-3. James Simmons started and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings for the loss. Wilmer Difo went 2-for-4 with an RBI single but was caught stealing in the top of the 7th trying to get into scoring position with one out for pinch-hitter Brian Goodwin, who delivered a single that scored the final Harrisburg run.
Potomac — ALL STAR GAME
The California-Carolina League All-Star game in on the left coast this season, with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes playing host. Spencer Kieboom is candidate to start behind the plate while Nick Pivetta is a possibility for an inning. Potomac manager Tripp Keister is leading the Carolina contingent.
Hagerstown — ALL STAR BREAK
Tonight the Sally League All-Star game will be held in Asheville, NC. RHPs Austen Williams, Drew Van Orden, and IF Grant DeBruin are on the Northern division roster and will most likely appear in reserve roles.
State College 6 Auburn 2
• Crownover (L, 0-1) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Gunter 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, WP
• Mejia 3-5, R, 2-2B, RBI
• Keniry 3-5, RBI
State College scored five times before Auburn could answer as they dropped their first decision, 6-2. Washington’s 2015 6th Rd. pick Matt Crownover lost his pro debut as he gave up a two-run HR in his second and final inning of work and three hits total while striking out two and walking none. Offensively, the Doubledays racked up 13 hits with tablesetters Bryan Mejia and Conor Keniry both going 3-for-5 with an RBI, but the clutch hit was elusive as Auburn left on 11 men and hit into two double plays. Cody Gunter made his debut as a pitcher in the 7th and pitched two scoreless innings as he walked two and struck out three.
Roster moves: LHPs Grant Borne, Matthew Crownover, RHP Mariano Rivera Jr. assigned from Washington.