Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Louisville,
6:35 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57) vs.
Stephens (6-5, 4.82)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
G. Ross (2-0, 3.27) vs.
Jor. Johnson (4-6, 4.59)
Potomac Lost, 8-6;
Won, 4-1
@ Down East,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (6-10, 4.61) vs.
Em. Martinez (1-8, 4.23)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (5-5, 5.30) vs.
Vizcaino (3-3, 5.35)
Auburn Won, 7-4
(10 inn.)
@ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 3.75) vs.
Carrasco (1-0, 1.80)
GCL Nationals Won, 4-0;
Won, 1-0
vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 6 Columbus 4
Roster moves: OF Andrew Stevenson selected by, recalled to Washington; C Pedro Severino recalled by Washington; C Jhonatan Solano activated from the 7-day DL.

Binghamton 3 Harrisburg 1
• T. Hill (L, 4-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3R, BB, 2K
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hernandez 2-4, R
• S. Perez 2-3

The Rumble Ponies got one in the 4th and two in the 7th as they took the series finale from the Sens, 3-1. Taylor Hill took the loss, his second at AA, as he gave up all three Binghamton runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings. Braulio Lara and Brady Dragmire both turned in a scoreless inning to keep it close, but the offense could only manage to break up the shutout in the 7th and went in order in the 8th and 9th.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 6 – COMP.
• Guilbeau 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Schepel (L, 2-4) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 1K; 2-0 IR-S
• Sundberg 3-5, 2RBI, SB(15)
• Wiseman 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Turns out the rain only delayed Lynchburg’s comeback bid as they scored all three runs in the completion for an 8-6 win over Potomac. Kyle Schepel, who stranded two while completing the 5th, got lit up for two runs on two hits and four walks to take the loss. Taylor Gushue and Rhett Wiseman both homered while Jack Sundberg singled three times, drove in two, and stole a base to lead the P-Nats attack.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 1 – GAME TWO
• Silvestre (W, 8-5) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Bacus 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Wiseman 3-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Davidson 2-3, R, RBI

It was all Potomac in the late-afternoon contest (rain delayed the completion until nearly 3 p.m.) as they jumped on Lynchburg in each of the first three innings and conceded a run late for a 4-1 win in seven innings. Hector Silvestre tossed five shutout innings with three hits and two walks allowed and three whiffs. Dakota Bacus followed with a scoreless inning while R.C. Orlan gave up a run late. Rhett Wiseman homered again and drove in two while Austin Davidson went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored to power the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 9 Augusta 1
• Mills (W, 12-2) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, HBP
• Bogucki 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Noll 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI, SB
• Corredor 2-5, 2B, RBI

McKenzie Mills reverted to the mean with seven strong innings of one-run ball as the Suns burned the GreenJackets, 9-1. Mills gave up five hits, no walks, and struck out six while winning his 12th game in 18 starts. A.J. Bogucki followed with two goose eggs. Jake Noll doubled, homered, and drove in three while Blake Perkins doubled, tripled, walked, and stole a base to pace lead the Hagerstown hit parade.

Auburn 7 Williamsport 4
• Raquet 4⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Barnett (BS, 1; W, 3-2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Shepard 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Pryor 2-5, R, RBI
• Boggetto 1-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI (9G hit streak)

Auburn blew a 4-0 lead but won it in the 10th for a 7-4 win in the series opener against Williamsport. Nick Raquet got the start and was chopped for seven hits and two runs over the first four and 2/3rds innings. He walked two and struck out one. Jake Barnett got the blown-save-win with a run surrendered in the 9th and a scoreless 10th. Chance Shepard doubled, homered, scored twice, and drove in two while Jonathan Pryor went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Doubledays’ offense.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Marlins 0 – GAME ONE
• Baez (W, 2-0) 6IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Jimenez 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Antuna 1-3, BB, RBI, SB
• Senior 1-1, R, HR, RBI

Joan Baez and Jose Jimenez combined on a seven-inning no-hitter in the opener, which the G-Nats took, 4-0. Baez walked one and struck out seven over the first six while Jimenez worked around a walk to preserve the shutout (this is still the GCL, kids). Yasel Antuna singled, walked, and drove in a run while Eirc Senior hit an inside-the-park homer (and presumably was injured as he was replaced on defense in the next half-inning) to lead the G-Nat hit parade.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Marlins 0 – GAME TWO
• Ja. Johnson 4IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Chu (W, 1-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Cramer 1-2, R, BB
• Evangelista 1-3, 2B, RBI

Jared Johnson and Gilberto Chu turned the no-hit trick in the nightcap (this is still Florida, kids) while the bats generated the bare minimum for a 1-0 win and a doubleheader sweep. Johnson worked the first four and issued a walk while fanning two while Chu worked around Yasel Antuna’s 12th error in three scoreless innings for the “W.” Jackson Cramer singled, walked, and scored ahead of Juan Evangelista’s RBI double in the 4th. Santo Falcon also singled to round out the G-Nats’ hit tally of three.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 @ Columbus,
4:05 p.m.
Satterwhite (1-3, 4.03) vs.
Plutko (5-9, 6.94)
Harrisburg Won, 7-3 vs. Binghamton,
1:30 p.m.
T. Hill (4-1, 5.17) vs.
Conlon (6-7, 3.81)
Potomac Winning, 6-5
(Susp., Top 5th)
vs. Lynchburg,
1:05 p.m.
TBD and Silvestre (7-5, 4.48) vs.
TBD and Chiang (7-7, 3.85)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-3 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (11-2, 3.13)
Woods (5-6, 3.48)
Auburn Lost, 5-4 @ Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
Raquet (0-0, 2.89) vs.
Garcia (2-2, 3.13)
GCL Nationals Lost, 1-0;
Lost, 4-1
vs./@ GCL Marlins  

Columbus 5 Syracuse 4
• Stevenson 1-5, R, HR, 2RBI
Roster move: SS Bengie Gonzalez assigned from Washington (released by Rochester on 7/20).

Harrisburg 7 Binghamton 3
• Voth (W, 1-1) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 2R, 2BB, 2K
• Self (H, 3) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Collier 2-4, 3R
• Gamache 2-4, RBI

Raudy Read’s two-run double highlighted a four-run 5th as Harrisburg took another one from Binghamton, 7-3. Austin Voth was the pitcher of record and got the “W” but was charged with all three runs on four hits and two walks over five innings, which required 80 pitches to complete. Derel Self and Phillips Valdez combined for four scoreless innings to keep the Rumble Ponies in the barn. Read also singled and homered and drove in four total while Zach Collier and Dan Gamache both went 2-for-4 to lead the Senators attack. Roster move: IF Stephen Perez reassigned from Syracuse; OF Alec Keller placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to July 18.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 5 – SUSP.
• Guilbeau 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Sundberg 3-3, 2RBI

Rain halted play with two outs in the 5th. Whether that denied the P-Nats a chance for a rain-shortened win or the Hillcats a chance to tie it up became a moot discussion about 50 minutes later when the umpires called it a night. They’ll complete it this afternoon along with a seven-inning game for a de facto doubleheader.

Augusta 7 Hagerstown 3
• Sharp (L, 4-8) 3⅓ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 0HR, WP, 2HBP
• La Bruna 2-4, SB
• Beckwith 1-3, BB, RBI, SB

Augusta went Sherman on Sharp, marching him to the showers after six runs with one out in the 4th as they cruised to an 8-3 win over Hagerstown. Sharp gave up nine hits, one walk, hit two batters, and struck out one in his eighth loss. Kyle Simonds stranded two in the 4th and finished the game, allowing two more runs on two hits and a walk. Angelo La Bruna led the Suns’ hit column with two of the team’s seven hits. Roster move: RHP Jose Morales released.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4
• Troop (L, 1-2) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Tetreault 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Boggetto 2-5, R, 2RBI, E(5)
• N. Perkins 1-2, R, 2BB

Alex Troop’s lights found the Scrappers’ bats and shined for four runs early, which left few in Falcon park smiling, having fun, or feeling like they were number one in another 5-4 loss by the Doubledays. Troop (@supertrooper_32) lasted four innings and walked none but gave up six hits, including a homer as he lost for the second time. Nick Bogetto singled twice and drove in two while Nic Perkins scored once, singled once and walked twice to lead the Auburn attack.

GCL Mets 1 GCL Nationals 0 – COMP.
• Ja. Johnson (L, 1-1) 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Alastre 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Blash 2-3

They picked up where they left off on Monday, with the G-Mets leading 1-0 and that’s how it finished. Jared Johnson took the loss with the lone run allowed on two hits and no walks with one whiff. Following the Tim Collins rehab innings, Tomas Alastre pitched four scoreless with one and two walks allowed. Jamori Blash singled twice to account for two of the four (4) G-Nats hits.

GCL Mets 4 GCL Nationals 1 – GAME TWO
• Ma. Pena 5IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• N. Ramirez (BS, 2; L, 1-1) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K
• Antuna 1-2, BB, E(11)
• Cramer 0-1, 2BB

The G-Nats extended their losing streak to five with a 4-1 loss to the G-Mets in the second game. Malvin Pena tossed five shutout innings, the bullpen coughed up all four runs in the final two frames, with Nector Ramirez blowing his second save and losing his first game. Yasel Antuna singled once, walked once, and committed his 11th error in 19 games while Jackson Cramer walked twice. The G-Nats managed just three hits total.

DSL Update
The D-Nats split their six games this week but remain in the 2017 default for the Washington affiliates (last place), 14 games behind and a tragic number of 17 with five weeks left in the season. Wilmer Perez (18) leads first-year batters with an OPS of .764 while Niomar Gomez (18) leads first-year pitchers with 31⅓ IP in 7GS and a pitcher’s line of 3.45/2.67/1.15.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-4 @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-2, 5.40) vs.
Grube (3-5, 4.70)
Harrisburg Won, 1-0 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 9.82) vs.
Delgado (6-4, 5.27)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Lynchburg,
6:35 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 3.79) vs.
Hartson (4-4, 3.23)
Hagerstown Won, 4-2 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (4-7, 3.09) vs.
Mazza (5-8, 3.41)
Auburn Lost, 5-4 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Troop (1-1, 2.92) vs.
F. Perez(1-2, 3.48)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs./@ GCL Mets  

Syracuse 9 Columbus 4
• Stevenson 2-4, 2R, 2B

Congratulations to Chiefs radio man Kevin Brown on moving up to a national broadcast gig.

Harrisburg 6 Binghamton 4
• Estevez (W, 3-1) 8IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Lara (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Joseph 1-3, 2B

Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez tossed eight shutout innings while Jose “Orange” Marmolejos smacked the solo HR in the 8th to give the Sens a 1-0 win over the Rumble Ponies. Estevez gave up just four hits and two walks while fanning just one, getting a little help from his fielders with a double play and a runner gunned down at second. Barulio Lara also got some help with the leather [S&M joke redacted] as a twin killing erased a leadoff walk and completed the shutout. It was the third win for Estevez and first save for Lara. Marmolejos also singled twice while Corban Joseph doubled to account for four of the seven Harrisburg hits.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 2
• Williams (L, 1-2) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Sanburn (BS, 1; L, 3-3) 2IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, HR
• Robles 2-4, R, 2B
• Sundberg 1-3, BB, SAC

One team did more of the little things right Last Night in Woodbridge. Roster moves: LHP Grant Borne placed on the 7-Day DL; THP Tommy Peterson reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 4 Charleston 2
• Davis (W, 1-3) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Howard (SV, 2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• B. Perkins 1-1, 3R, 3BB, 3SB
• Johnson 1-2, R, 2BB, 2SB, RBI

The Suns got just three hits and five walks but used six stolen bases to neuter the RiverDogs, 4-2 in the series finale. Weston Davis notched a quality start of two runs on four hits and two walks to get the “W,” his first at Low-A this season. Hayden Howard closed it out with three scoreless to earn his second save. Blake Perkins scored three runs, walked three times, and stole three bases while Daniel Johnson walked twice and stole twice to lead the Hagerstown offense. Roster move: RHP Sam Held activated from the 7-Day DL.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4
• DeRosier 5⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 7K
• Barnett (L, 2-2) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Guibor 2-3, R, 2BB,
• Esthay 1-2, 2B, BB, RBI

Mahoning Valley got the last laugh again as they pushed across a run in the 9th for a 5-4 win. Matt DeRosier was charged with the first four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven. The loss went to Jake Barnett, who let in the gamewinner on three hits in his lone inning pitched. Austin Guibor walked twice and singled twice while Kameron Esthay walked and double to pace the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
Today they’ll shoot to complete a game with the GCL Mets then play the regularly scheduled game as well.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3;
Lost, 10-2
@ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Long (1-4, 5.29) vs.
Banwart (2-4, 6.75)
Harrisburg Won, 6-4 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Estevez (2-1, 4.10) vs.
Ca. Delgado (6-4, 5.27)
Potomac Lost, 10-4 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (1-1, 0.00) vs.
McKenzie (8-4, 2.89)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1;
Lost, 4-2
@ Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (0-3, 13.50) vs.
Nelson (1-6, 4.87)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 1.98) vs.
Plesac (0-0, 1.06)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-2 OFF DAY  

Columbus 4 Syracuse 3 – GAME ONE
• Cole 4⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Stevenson 0-4, 3K

Columbus 10 Syracuse 2 – GAME TWO
• Stevenson 0-1, 2BB, 1K
• Severino 2-3, HR, 2RBI

Harrisburg 6 Binghamton 4
• Simms (W, 5-6) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K, WP
• Robinson (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gamache 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Sandford 2-4, 2R
• Abreu 1-3, R, 2B

The Senators got two homers and six strong innings from their starter as they broke the Rumble Ponies, 6-4. John Simms fanned eight and let in just two runs on four hits and a walk to notch his fifth win. Jimmy Cordero made things close by coughing up a pair of runs in a single inning, but Andrew Robinson and Ryan Brinley each put up a goose egg to earn a hold and a save respectively. Dan Gamache singled, homered, and drove in two while Darian Sandford went 2-for-4 with two runs scored to lead the Harrisburg offense. Roster moves: RHP Greg Ross demoted from Syracuse; RHP Derek Eitel released.

Lynchburg 10 Potomac 4
• Borne 5IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Sanburn (BS, 1; L, 3-3) 2IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, HR
• Sagdal 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Lora 2-4, RBI
• Davidson 2-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI

Potomac wasted no time in letting Lynchburg get an early lead and were gracious hosts as they let the visitors take a spin round the bases seven times without an answer in a 10-4 loss to Lynchburg. Grant Borne started and was dinged for three runs on six hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out four. Nolan Sanburn was unable to hold a 4-3 lead and was scratched for six runs on five hits and three walks over two innings for the loss. Ian Sagdal and Austin Davidson both homered to pace the nine-hit, three-walk offense.

Charleston 6 Hagerstown 1 – GAME ONE
• Bourque (L, 4-5) 3⅓ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, WP
• Fuentes 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• Noll 1-3
• Agustin 1-3, R

The Suns got torched for two in the 1st and four in the 4th as Riverdogs took the opener, 6-1. James Bourque was bitten for all six runs on nine hits and two walks over just three and a 1/3rd innings for his fifth loss. Telmito Agustin singled and scored on a Daniel Johnson sac fly while Jake Noll collected the other Hagerstown hit.

Charleston 4 Hagerstown 2 – GAME TWO
• Watson 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• J. Mills (L, 4-3) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K
• Johnson 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Noll 0-1, 2BB, 2CS

Hagerstown’s pitchers couldn’t work with just a two-run HR as the Suns were doubled up in the nightcap, 4-2 to complete the doubleheader sweep. Tyler Watson gave up the first two Riverdog runs on five hits and a walk over the first five while fanning four. Jordan Mills let in the last two on three hits in just a single inning pitched for the loss. Angelo LaBruna singled and scored ahead of Johnson’s longball while Telmito Agustin singled to account for the three (3) Hagerstown hits. Jake Noll drew two walks and was caught stealing twice, including at home on a failed double steal with Agustin.

Mahoning Valley 3 Auburn 1
• B. Hill (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Rishwain 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Upshaw 1-2, BB, SAC
• Jo. Ramirez 1-3, BB, 3E (11)

Auburn’s pitchers couldn’t overcome Joshual Ramirez’s three errors as Mahoning Valley took the series opener, 3-1. Brigham Hill suffered the loss with all three unearned runs given up on four hits and no walks over four innings. Michael Rishwain followed with three scoreless innings and Jake Cousins two to keep things within reach. The Doubledays hitters were just 1-for-12 with RISP and left on 10 baserunners with Ramirez and Armond Upshaw the only two batters to reach base twice. Roster moves: LF Austin Guibor reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Astros 4 GCL Nationals 2
• Galindez 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Darly Infante (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, BB, K
• Evangelista 1-3, R, BB
• Pascal 0-2, RBI, 2BB

The G-Nats followed the season-long, organization-wide script for bullpen meltdowns as they gave up four runs late in a 4-2 loss to the G-Astros. Nelson Galindez started and walked three over an inning and 2/3rds but also struck out three; it was not a GCL record. The loss went to Darly Infante with three runs allowed on two hits and a walk over 2/3rds of an inning. Juan Evangelista singled, walked, and scored a run while Juan Pascal walked twice and drove in a run to pace the G-Nats attack. Roster moves: LHP Seth Romero assigned from Washington.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-5 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 6.00) and
Turner (0-1, 6.50) vs.
Merryweather (3-1, 4.17) and
Narveson (3-5, 3.14)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (4-6, 3.57) vs.
Jannis (6-4, 4.02)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (4-4, 2.42) vs.
Civale (5-2, 2.63)
Hagerstown Postponed @ Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (4-4, 4.72) and
Watson (5-4, 4.39) vs.
Green (5-6, 4.06) and
F. Perez (6-3, 2.83)
Auburn Won, 5-4
(13 inn.)
vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-0, 5.79) vs.
G. Vasquez
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-2 vs. GCL Astros,
7:00 p.m.
 

Louisville 9 Syracuse 5
• Fedde 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR
• Stevenson 1-4
• Severino 0-4
Roster moves: RHP Jacob Turner outrighted from Washington.

Altoona 3 Harrisburg 2
• Crownover 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR, HBP; 1-2, BB
• Self (L, 1-2) 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Marmolejos 2-4, 2B, RBI
• Ward 1-3, BB

Altoona posted a picket fence in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings to edge Harrisburg, 3-2 in the series finale. Matt Crownover turned in a quality start of two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings. The loss went to Derek Self, who gave up a run on two hits in a single inning. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos singled, doubled, and drove in a run while Drew Ward singled and walked to lead the Sens’ offense.

Potomac – OFF DAY
The P-Nats return home after a 2-5 road trip against the C.L. North’s 1st and 3rd place teams. It doesn’t get any easier as they host the 2nd place Hillcats for four games starting tonight.

Hagerstown vs. Charleston – PPD
Hagerstown got an extra day off but it comes at the cost of yet another doubleheader tonight.

Auburn 5 West Virginia 4 (13 inn.)
• Braymer 4IP, 2H, 0R, 4BB, 5K, 2WP
• Engelbrekt (W, 2-1) 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• N. Perkins 2-5, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Ortiz 1-5, R, 2B, RBI, SAC
• Boggetto 1-5, RBI, SAC

The Doubledays rallied again in the 9th force extras, but this time they won it, 5-4 in 13 innings. Ben Braymer got the start and threw four scoreless innings, though he walked four and gave up two hits while fanning five. The win went to Max Engelbrekt, who also put up four goose eggs, but just one hit and walk while setting down two on strikes. Nic Perkins was the sole Auburn batter to notch multiple hits, going 2-for-t with a double and two RBI. Roster moves: C Anthony Peroni reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Cardinals 4 GCL Nationals 2
• Crowe 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• J. Morales (L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K
• Connell 1-2, 2BB
• Evangelista 1-3, R, BB

The G-Nats were doubled up by the G-Cards, 4-2 as they lost for the third time in four games. Second-round pick Wil Crowe came out of hiding to make his pro debut, giving up a run on two hits and a walk over an inning and 2/3rds. The loss went to Jose Morales with two unearned runs allowed on two hits and two walks. He struck out… wait for it… two. Nick Connell singled and walked twice as the G-Nats managed just six hits and four walks.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-8 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (3-8, 6.34) vs.
C. Reed (2-5, 3.78)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-1 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
T. Hill (4-1, 4.78) vs.
Brubaker (4-4, 5.17)
Potomac Lost, 6-4 @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Reyes (5-10, 4.66) vs.
Blewett (5-6, 3.97)
Hagerstown Won, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 4-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 2.37) vs.
TBD
GCL Nationals Won, 13-8;
Losing, 1-0
vs. GCL Mets  

Syracuse 11 Louisville 8
• Stevenson 1-6, 2RBI
• Severino 1-4, R, BB
Roster moves: RHP Jacob Turner selected by, recalled to Washington; C Jhonatan Solano placed on the 7-Day DL; UT Brandon Snyder activated from 7-Day DL.

Altoona 6 Harrisburg 1
• Voth (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Hernandez 1-2, BB, SAC
• Abreu 1-3, R, 2B, BB

Altoona scored in four of the first five innings as they cruised past Harrisburg, 6-1 in the opener. Austin Voth was knocked for four runs on six hits and two walks over just three and 2/3rds innings for the loss. Osvaldo Abreu walked, doubled, and scored the one run while Yadiel Hernandez singled and walked. The rest of the lineup went 1-for-25 with two walks. Roster moves: RHP Austin Voth demoted from Syracuse.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 4
• Silvestre (L, 7-5) 5IP, 11H, 6R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Rivera 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Lora 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2RBI
• Wiseman 2-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI

The Blue Rocks got to Hector Silvestre early and often as the P-Nats never recovered from a the early onslaught and fell, 6-4. Silvestre gave up four runs in the 1st and six runs total over five innings on *eleven* hits, including a HR. He walked none and struck out four in his fifth loss. Mariano Rivera III and R.C. Orlan combined for three scoreless innings of relief. Edwin Lora went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple while Rhett Wiseman singled and tripled; both had two RBI to lead the Potomac offense. Roster moves: LHP R.C. Orlan demoted from Harrisburg; RHP Tyler Skulina placed on the 7-Dal DL, retroactive to July 12.

Hagerstown 8 Lexington 6
• M. Mills 4⅓ IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 7K, 4HR
• Bogucki (W, 2-1) 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Noll 1-3, 2R, HR, RBI
• Barrera 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Corredor 2-5, R, 2B. 2RBI

The Suns and Legends combined for seven HRs as Hagerstown took the series finale, 8-6. McKenzie Mills was lit up for four longballs, which accounted for five of the six runs he allowed over four and a 1/3rd innings. A.J. Bogucki let in one of three inherited runners in the 5th but tossed two more scoreless innings to get the win, his second. Jake Noll and Tres Barrera both hit solo shots while Anderson Franco knocked in three with his circle clout to lead the Suns’ ten-hit parade. Roster moves: SS Paul Panaccione reassigned from Auburn.

West Virginia 4 Auburn 2
• Raquet 4IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Cousins (L, 0-1) 2IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Boggetto 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Ortiz 1-3, BB

West Virginia broke open a 1-1 game with a safety off Jake Cousins en route to a 4-2 win over Auburn. Nick Raquet made the start and threw four innings of one-run ball on five hits without a walk and two whiffs. Jake Cousins took the loss with two runs allowed on two hits and a walk over two innings. Branden Boggetto and Olver Ortiz both went 1-for-3 with a walk to pace the Doubledays attack.

GCL Nationals 13 GCL Mets 8 – COMP.
• Baez (W, 1-0) 5⅓ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 7K
• Adler 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Pascal 4-4, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Evangelista 2-4, 3R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• R. Mendez 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, SB

Picking up where they left off last Wednesday, the G-Nats went to town on the G-Mets for 13-8 victory. Joan Baez “started” and went five more innings for the Jack Morris win with four runs allowed on seven hits and two walks. Juan Pascal went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI while Juan Evangelista doubled, homered, scored thrice, and drove in three to power the G-Nats’ assault.

GCL Mets 1 GCL Nationals 0 – SUSP.
Rain (presumably) stopped play again after one inning. They’ll make it up on Saturday.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-1 @ Louisville,
7:05 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-2, 4.40) vs.
Stephenson (1-2, 3.15)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-2 @ Altoona,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (1st AA start of ’17) vs.
C. Dickson (0-2, 10.97)
Potomac Lost, 2-1
(11 inn.)
@ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Silvestre (7-4, 4.32) vs.
Machado (5-7, 5.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 2-0;
Won, 13-2
@ Lexington M. Mills (11-2, 2.70)
vs. Davila (6-4, 5.82)
Auburn Lost, 6-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 2.37) vs.
Schlabach (1-2, 2.08)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets  

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 1
• Stevenson 0-5, 2K
Roster moves: RHP Jaron Long activated from 3-Day TIL.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 2
• Estevez (L, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, BK
• Cordero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 3-3, BB, RBI
• Norfork 1-4, R, 2B

The Squirrels struck for four in the 4th and cruised to a 6-2 win to earn a split of the four-game series. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez lost for the first time at AA, as he was dinged with all six Richmond runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Derek Self and Jimmy Cordero combined for three scorless innings of relief. The Harrisburg offense was held to seven hits. Three of them came off the bat of Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, who also drew one of the two Senator walks.

Wilmington 2 Potomac 1 (11 inn.)
• Guilbeau 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 4K
• Bacus 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K, WP
• Pantoja (L, 0-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 0K
• Sagdal 3-5, 2-2B
• Carey 2-4, BB, RBI

Potomac had 12 chances with RISP and converted just one as they left 13 runners on base and lost 2-1 in 11 innings. Taylor Guilbeau got the start and let in one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four for the no-decision. Following three scoreless by Dakota Bacus, the loss went to Jorge Pantoja who gave up a run on two hits while retiring just one batter. Ian Sagdal singled once and doubled twice while Dale Carey drove in the lone P-Nats run while going 2-for-4 with a walk to lead the nine-hit, seven-walk offense.

Lexington 2 Hagerstown 0 – GAME ONE
• Sharp (L, 4-7) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, HR
• Morse ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Franco 1-3, 2B
• Agustin 1-3, SB(5)

The Legends shut out the Suns on five hits in the opener for a 2-0 win. Sterling Sharp took the loss, his seventh, and gave up both Lexington runs on seven hits and a walk over five and 2/3rds innings. He was lifted after 101 pitches. Phil Morse struck out the only batter he faced to close out the 6th. Hagerstown twice got a runner over to third base with two outs but couldn’t get the run, as they left on nine baserunners and went 1-for-8 with RISP.

Hagerstown 13 Lexington 2 – GAME TWO
• C. Pena (W, 5-5) 7IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Corredor 3-4, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Agustin 2-4, 2R, 2-2B
• Banks 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI

The Hagerstown bats came alive in the nightcap, peaking with an eight-run 5th that gave the Suns a 13-2 win and a doubleheader split. Carlos Pena went the distance (well, seven innings) with seven hits and three walks given up and four strikeouts for his fifth win. Anderson Franco was the beer man in the 15-hit assault, which was led by Aldrem Corredor with three singles and Nick Banks with a double, a homer, and four RBI. Roster moves: LHP McKenzie Mills activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Vermont 6 Auburn 3
• Troop (L, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Ortiz 2-4, 2RBI
• Jo. Ramirez 2-3, R

Vermont scored in each of its last four “ups” to erase an early 1-0 lead and, um, double up Auburn, 6-3. Alex Troop took the loss with two runs allowed on five hits and a walk over five innings. Oliver Ortiz drove in two while singling twice, as did Joshual Ramirez to pace the Doubleday offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats dropped two on Saturday but remain in 1st place in the GCL East, two games ahead of the G-Cards. Today, they’ll resume a suspended game with the G-Mets then play the regularly scheduled game afterwards.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-4 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Long (1-3, 4.66) vs.
Walden (7-3, 3.31)
Harrisburg Won, 5-2 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Estevez (2-0, 3.38) vs.
Reed (0-1, 11.74)
Potomac Won, 3-2 @ Wilmington,
4:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 4.12) vs.
Puckett (8-7, 4.18)
Hagerstown OFF DAY @ Lexington Sharp (4-6, 3.09) and
C. Pena (4-5, 5.59) vs.
Bender (2-2, 5.04) and
O. Gomez (4-7, 4.52)
Auburn Won, 5-2
(14 inn.)
@ Vermont,
5:05 p.m.
Troop (1-0, 2.45) vs.
Howard (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Lost, 3-1;
Lost, 3-2
OFF DAY  

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 4
• Cole (L, 4-4) 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K
• Stevenson 0-5, 4K
• Severino 1-4, RBI
Roster moves: RHP Dustin Antolin released; RHP Kevin Jepsen activated from 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 2
• Simms (W, 4-6) 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K; 1-3, RBI
• Robinson (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• Gamache 2-4, R, 2-2B
• Abreu 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

After six meetings of the Dan Snyder Fan Club scoreless innings, Harrisburg broke out for three runs in the 7th and two runs in the 8th as they evened up the series with a 5-2 win over Richmond. John Simms got the win with seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five. Andrew Robinson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Raudy Read smacked a two-run homer in the 8th while Dan Gamache doubled twice and scored a run to lead the Sens offense.

Potomac 3 Salem 2
• Williams (W, 1-1) 5IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Sanburn (S, 1) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Carey 2-4, 2R, 2B
• Wiseman 3-4, 2RBI

Potomac broke up Salem’s bid for a fourth straight shutout with a run in the 1st and prevented the four-game sweep with a 3-2 win. Austen Williams threw five scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk and fanning seven for his first A+ win of the season. Nolan Sanburn coughed up a two-out, two-run homer in the 9th but closed out the game for the rulebook save. Rhett Wiseman went 3-for-4 with two RBI while Dale Carey singled, doubled, and scored twice to pace the P-Nats attack.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
Saturday was a rare day off, albeit spent travelling from Western Maryland to Central Kentucky in preparation for a doubleheader today. The Suns have won just three times in July but are still within two games of first place in the Sally North as they start the first leg of a three-state, ten-game roadtrip.

Auburn 5 Vermont 2 (14 inn.)
• DeRosier 6IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• D. Smith (BS, 1) 3IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Barnett (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Boggetto 2-7, R, 2RBI
• Ortiz 2-7, 2B, RBI

Auburn rallied for three unearned runs in the top of the 14th and held on for a 5-2 win. Matt DeRosier started and pitched six scoreless innings, with a single hit allowed, no walks, and three strikeouts. The Lake Monsters rallied to tie it in the 8th with two runs off David Smith. Jake Barnett was the winning pitcher with two perfect innings in the 13th and 14th. Branden Boggetto, Oliver Ortiz, and Chance Shepard each went 2-for-7 and combined for two runs and three RBI to drive the Doubleday offense.

GCL Astros 3 GCL Nationals 1 – GAME ONE
• Collins (L, 0-1) 1IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• M. Pena 4IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• L. Garcia 2-4, RBI
• Caulfield 2-3, R

The G-Astros got two runs early and held on for a 3-1 win in the opener. Tim Collins gave up two unearned runs in his single rehab inning of work for the loss while usual-starter Malvin Pena turned in four innings of one-run ball. Luis Garcia and Phil “Don’t Call Me Holden”* Caulfield both had singles, with Garcia driving in Caulfield in the 7th to break up the shutout bid. * Sorry – just had to get that one out of the system… FWIW, “Catcher in the Rye” was published on this day in 1951.

GCL Astros 3 GCL Nationals 2 – GAME TWO (8 inn.)
• German 3IP, 1H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 0K, 2WP
• Chu (L, 0-1) 1+ IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 0K
• Ventura 2-3, RBI
• Caulfield 1-3, BB

Thanks to the GCL’s man-on-second to start extras experiment, it took just three batters (E, IBB, BB) for the G-Astros to win in the 8th and complete the doubleheader sweep. Jhonatan German started and gave up the first two runs (one earned) on one hit and three walks over three innings. Gilberto Chu took the loss on the unearned run let in over one-plus innings pitched. Edwin Ventura singled twice and drove in a run to lead the G-Nats’ six-hit, one-walk offense. Roster move: LHP Sean Adler (NDFA) assigned from Washington.

DSL Update
The D-Nats went 2-3 in the final week to fall to 13-23 and DFL in the DSL South, 12½ games off the pace. Today is the DSL All-Star Game and somehow there are two D-Nats on the N.L. roster: 2B Jesus Morales and RHP Rafael Gomez. Tomorrow, they begin a week of playing the D-Yankees, D-Mets1, and the D-Phillies Red both home and away.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-1 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-3, 6.27) vs.
Beeks (2-3, 3.11)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-3 @ Richmond,
6:05 p.m.
Simms (3-6, 3.82) vs.
Coonrod (3-7, 4.31)
Potomac Lost, 5-0 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Williams (0-1, 0.00) vs.
Kent (6-3, 3.99)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 8-6 @ Vermont,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 2.53) vs.
Dunshee (0-0, 0.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-4 @ GCL Astros,
10:00 a.m. (DH)
 

Pawtucket 8 Syracuse 1
• Fedde 3⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 1K, 61-38 PIT-K

The Chiefs managed to score their one run just in time to keep Erick Fedde from losing. Roster moves: C Pedro Severino activated from the 7-Day DL; RHPs Trevor Gott, Austin Adams recalled to Washington.

Richmond 4 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 1K, HR; 0-2, RBI
• Orlan (L, 1-3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 0K
• Valdez ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 3-1 IR-S
• Joseph 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Marmolejos 1-4, 2B, BB
• Hernandez 1-2, R, 2B, BB

It was another win in the 9th, but this time it was a walkoff for Richmond over Harrisburg, 4-3. Matt Crownover allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings for his fourth no-decision in eight starts. R.C. Orlan loaded the bases in the 9th on a single and two walks (one intentional). Phillips Valdez came in and got the grounder to third but the Sens couldn’t get the inning-ending DP. the next batter singled to plate the gamewinner, which pinned the loss on Orlan. Corban Joesph led the Harrisburg hit column with a 3-for-4 night.

Salem 5 Potomac 0
• Borne (L, 4-4) 5⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K
• Schepel 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Robles 1-3, BB, 2SB

For the third straight night, the Red Sox shut out the P-Nats – this one by a 5-0 count on three hits. Grant Borne gave up all five runs on seven hits and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. He struck out six while losing his fourth game. Victor Robles was sole Potomac batter to reach base twice as he singled, walked, and stole two bases. Rhett Wiseman and David Masters accounted for the other two hits, both singles.

Charleston 6 Hagerstown 0
• W. Davis (L, 0-3) 1⅔ IP, 8H, 5R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Noll 1-4, 2B
• Agustin 1-3

SSDL, as Charleston completed the three-game sweep and knocked Hagerstown into second place with a 6-0 shutout on two (2) hits. Weston Davis was chewed up for five runs on eight hits and spit out by the Riverdogs after just an inning and 2/3rds. Hayden Howard stranded a runner while ending the five-run rally and pitched four more innings of one-run ball. The Suns put on just seven baserunners and went 0-for-5 with RISP.

Vermont 8 Auburn 6
• B. Hill 2⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K
• Rishwain (BS, 2; L, 0-3) 2⅓ IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Bogetto 3-5, R, 3-2B, 2RBI
• Upshaw 2-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB
• Ortiz 2-5, R

The Lake Monsters roared for four in the 8th to turn a 6-4 deficit into an 8-6 win over the Doubledays in the opener. Brigham Hill got the start and was knocked around for three runs on four hits and two walks over two and 2/3rds innings. He struck out three. The loss (and blown save) went to Michael Rishwain, who gave up four runs on four hits and a walk over two and a 1/3rd innings. Branden Bogetto doubled three times and drove in two while Armond Upshaw singled, doubled, scored twice, and stole two bases to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Cardinals 4
• Stoeckinger 2IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Alastre 5IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K
• Ja. Johnson (W, 1-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Antuna 2-3, R, 2BB, CS
• Cabello 2-3, R, RBI

The G-Nats spotted the G-Cards three runs early and got ’em back in the 8th to win this one, 6-4. Jackson Stoeckinger was dinged for the aforementioned three runs on three hits and a walk in his pro debut/. Tomas Alastre tossed five innings of one-run relief before turning it over to Jared Johnson, who worked around two walks in the 9th for the win. Yasel Antuna walked twice and singled twice to lead the G-Nats hit parade. Roster moves: Jackson Stoeckinger assigned from Washington (2017, 12th Rd. pick); LHP Ryan Williamson placed on the 60-Day DL (2016, 15th Rd. pick, still hasn’t pitched).

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-0 vs. Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 7.30) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Won, 8-6 @ Richmond,
7:05 p.m.
Crownover (0-4, 4.91) vs.
Herb (1-0, 9.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-0 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (4-3, 2.04) vs.
Jimenez (9-3, 3.30)
Hagerstown Lost, 7-5 vs. Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
W. Davis (0-2, 5.73) vs.
F. Perez (5-3, 3.03)
Auburn Won, 8-7 @ Vermont,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Blanco (1-2, 3.54)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 vs. G-Cards,
12:00 p.m.
 

Pawtucket 5 Syracuse 0
• E. Jackson 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
Roster moves: SS Ryan Jackson retired; 3B Michael Almanzar assigned from Washington; RHP Jaron Long placed on the 3-Day TIL.

Harrisburg 8 Richmond 6
• T. Hill 6⅔ IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, 0HR
• Eitel (BS, 1; W, 3-2) 1⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Hernandez 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Joseph 2-4, 2R, SF, 2RBI, CS
• Keller 2-4, R, RBI

The Sens rallied for two in the 9th and got a game closer to fifth place with an 8-6 win over the Flying Squirrels. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard but ran out of gas in the 7th as Richmond got three runs to pull within two at 6-4. Derek Eitel, who let in one inherited runner in the 7th, gave up the tying runs in the 8th. He would vulture the win as Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, Corban Joseph, and Dan Gamache all singled in the 9th inning rally. Yadiel Hernandez led the Harrisburg hit column with a single, double, and a homer. Roster moves: OF Isaac Ballou released; IF Mario Lisson, RHP Kyle McGowin placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Zach Collier, RHP Wirkin Estevez, LHP Braulio Lara activated from the 7-Day DL; IF Dan Gamache promoted from Potomac.

Salem 4 Potomac 0
• Reyes (L, 5-10) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K, 2HR
• Bacus 2IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Masters 2-3, BB
• Wiseman 3-4

Salem bewitched Potomac for a second straight night, 4-0. Luis Reyes only gave up three hits but two of those were homers, as he lost for the 10th time while giving up three runs over six innings with three walks and five whiffs. Rhett Wiseman led the offense with a 3-for-4 night while David Masters also reached base three times with two singles and a walk. The P-Nats were 1-for-11 with RISP and left on 12 baserunners.

Charleston 7 Hagerstown 5
• Watson (L, 5-4) 2IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 0BB, 1K, 2WP
• Fuentes 4IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 4K, HR
• Neuse 2-5, 2RBI
• B. Perkins 1-4, 2R, BB, SB, OF assist at 3B

The Riverdogs scored early and often again as they built a 7-2 lead and held on for 7-5 win over the Suns. Tyler Watson was hit hard for the third straight start as he allowed six runs on eight hits over just two innings for his fourth loss. Sheldon Neuse singled twice and drove in two while Blake Perkins singled, walked, and stole a base to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 8 Aberdeen 7
• Braymer 4⅓ IP, 7H, 5R, 2ER, BB, 9K, HBP
• McKinney (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• N. Perkins 2-3, 2R, 2B
• Scudder 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Choruby 0-2, R, 2BB

Auburn got a touchdown and an extra point in the 4th and a rouge in the 7th as they held off Aberdeen, 8-7 to take the series, 2-1. Ben Braymer got the start but couldn’t go the requisite five as he was lifted with one out in the 5th. He was charged with five runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk while fanning nine. Jeremy McKinney got the win though he let in one inherited runner and gave up one of his own runs over two and 2/3rds innings. Nick Perkins came off the bench to pinch-run for Pedro Severino (HBP) in the 1st and went 2-for-3, as did Jake Scudder to lead the Doubledays’ attack.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 4
• Galindez 1⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 1K, HBP
• Jimenez (W, 2-0) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Antuna 2-4
• Cramer 1-4, 2RBI
• Senior 0-2, 2BB

The G-Nats scored twice with two out in the 8th to pull within one run, then got two more in the 9th without any hits (HBP, BB, E, GO) as they won their 10th in 13 games, 5-4 vs. the G-Marlins. Nelson Galindez got the start and was ineffective, putting on more baserunners (7) than batters retired (5) while letting in three runs (all earned). Jose Jimenez scattered four hits over the final three innings (all scoreless) to win his second game. Yasel Antuna got two of the G-Nats’ five hits while Eric Senior drew two of their five walks. Roster moves: LHP Will Crowe assigned from Washington (2017, 2nd Rd. pick); RHP Jake Cousins reassigned from Auburn.