Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-2 vs. Lehigh Valley,
6:35 p.m.
E. Rogers (2-2, 4.23) vs. TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 vs. Akron,
6:30 p.m.
McGowin (1-5, 8.51) vs.
Lugo (8-7, 4.56)
Potomac Won, 4-2 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 2-1 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 3-2
(14 inn.)
@ Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
Johnston (0-2, 3.69) and TBD
vs. Young (5-2, 3.06) and Brown (3-4, 3.40)
GCL Nationals Won, 9-8
(10 inn.)
@ GCL Cardinals,
10:00 a.m.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7 Syracuse 1
• Skole 0-4

Syracuse scored nine unanswered runs to stop a three-game slide and prevent a three-game sweep by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a 9-2 win in the series finale. Roster moves: RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington; RHP Erick Fedde, OF Rafael Bautista recalled to Washington.

Reading 7 Harrisburg 4
• Dragmire 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 4BB, 2K
• Cordero (H, 4; L, 2-6) ⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Robinson (BS, 3) ⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, 3-3 IR-S
• Robles 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Marmolejos 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI

The Senators bullpen saw a 4-3 lead vanish with one swing of the bat as the Jimmy Cordero loaded the bases while getting the first two outs in the 8th and Andrew Robinson unloaded them with a grand slam for a 7-4 loss to the Fightins. Brady Dragmire got the start and gave up the first three Reading runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out two over five and 2/3rds innings. Victor Robles singled and doubled while Jose “Orange” Marmolejos walked and doubled; both drove in two runs for Harrisburg.

Potomac 4 Frederick 2
• Reyes (W, 8-13) 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 5K, 2WP
• Orlan (SV, 5) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Mejia 2-3, RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB

Potomac closed out its home schedule with a 4-2 win Sunday afternoon in Woodbridge.

West Virginia 2 Hagerstown 1
• DeRosier 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, WP, HBP
• Klobosits (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Howard (BS, 1; L, 4-2) ⅓ IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 0K
• C. Kieboom 2-2, R, 2BB
• Corredor 1-4

The Suns lowered its tragic number to three with another walkoff loss, 2-1 to the Power. Matt DeRosier did his part with six shutout innings on four hits and two walks with four whiffs. So Likewise for Gabe Klobosits with two perfect innings. Hayden Howard did not as he retired just one of five batters faced to blow the save and take the loss. Carter Kieboom singled twice and walked twice while Aldrem Corredor singled once. The rest of the Hagerstown lineup was 0-for-23 with eight strikeouts.

Batavia 3 Auburn 2
• Guillen 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, HR, WP
• Engelbrekt 4IP, 4H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Brasher (L, 1-2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Jo. Ramirez 2-6, E(19)
• Esthay 1-5, R, BB, RBI

Auburn’s relievers worked overtime to cover for the batters, who were off the clock with just five hits over 14 innings in a 3-2 loss to Batavia. Angel Guillen gave up the first two Muckdogs runs on four hits without a walk and six whiffs over five innings. Jared Johnson and Max Engelbrekt combined for six scoreless innings and Jared Brasher made it eight straight before Batavia broke through for the game-winner in the 14th. Joshual Ramirez (two singles) and Kameron Esthay (homer, walk) were the only Doubledays batters to reach base twice.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Marlins 8 (10 inn.)
• Acevedo 3IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Adler (W, 2-0) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Connell 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Jo. Sanchez 2-4, R, RBI
• Gutierrez 1-3, R, 2K

The G-Marlins took an 8-3 lead with a five-run 8th then gave it away with six unanswered runs – five in the 9th and one in the 10th – for a 9-8 loss to the G-Nats. Carlos Acevedo let in a run on three hits and struck out five as the starter. Sean Adler got the last out in the 8th and stranded two runners, then pitched a scoreless 9th and 10th to earn the win, his second. Justin Connell singled twice, scored twice, doubled once, walked once, and drove in two while Jose Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the G-Nats’ attack.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-1 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 5.82) vs.
German (5-2, 2.91)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
T. Hill (4-5, 5.66) vs.
E. Garcia (1-0, 1.29)
Potomac Lost, 6-5 vs. Frederick,
5:00 p.m.
Sharp (2-1, 6.43) and
Rodriguez (3-2, 3.35) vs.
Alvarado (6-9, 5.49) and TBD
Hagerstown Won, 11-5 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-1, 5.40) vs.
Meyer (3-0, 2.67)
Auburn Lost, 6-4 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (0-1, 9.45) vs.
Hock (1-1, 6.57)
GCL Nationals Postponed OFF DAY

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 1
• John Simms (L, 1-4) 6IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, HR; 1-2
• Bautista 2-4, CS
• Skole 0-3, BB, 2K

The Chiefs gave Johns Simms one run to work with, but he didn’t throw the shutout necessary to win as they dropped the series finale, 5-1. Roster move: OF Zach Collier placed on the 7-Day DL.

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

Harrisburg fell behind 3-0 in the 1st and couldn’t recover as Reading doubled ’em up, 4-2. Austin Voth recovered from the three-run 1st to throw five scoreless innings to notch a quality start but lose for the third time in eight AA starts. Derek Self put up one goose egg in the 7th while Tim Collins came up short in the 8th. He also gave up the final Fightins run. Osvaldo Abreu led the Senators hit column with three singles, followed by Yadiel Hernandez with a double, walk, and a single.

Salem 6 Potomac 5
• Williams 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, WP
• Mills (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Sundberg 2-6, R, 2B
• Gushue 2-5, R, 2B
• Lora 2-5, 2B, 3K

The P-Nats dropped their third straight one-run decision as the Red Sox walked off in the 9th with a 6-5 win. Taylor Guilbeau started and went the first five and was knocked around for five runs on nine hits without a walk and three whiffs. Ronald Pena threw three scoreless innings to keep things close but Gilberto Mendez coughed up the game-winning homer to the second batter he faced, suffering his fourth loss and second in eight days to Salem. The trio of Jack Sundberg, Taylor Gushue, and Edwin Lora each singled and doubled to lead Potomac’s 13-hit parade. The loss formally eliminated Potomac from the division title and knocked them back to four games behind Salem in the wildcard race.

Hagerstown 11 Lakewood 5
• Braymer (W, 2-2) 7IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 8K, HR, WP
• Howard 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 3-5, R, RBI
• Agustin 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, SB
• Barrera 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI

After falling behind 3-0 after two, Hagerstown scored seven times over the next three innings before Lakewood could answer, then put the game away with a four-run 7th and an 11-5 win that stopped a five-game slide. Ben Braymer went seven innings, giving up four runs on ten hits without a walk and struck out eight for the win. Hayden Howard mopped up with two scoreless innings. Tres Barrera and Telmito Agustin both homered while Nick Banks went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI to pace the Suns’ offense. Roster moves: RHPs James Bourque, Weston Davis placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to August 22.

Williamsport 6 Auburn 4
• Raquet 6IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Brasher (BS, 3; L, 1-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K, 2WP, HBP
• Choruby 3-5
• Baez 2-4, R, 2B, RBI, PB(10)

The Doubledays were up 4-2 after six and a half, but the Auburn firemen were lit up for three in the 7th and one in the 8th as the Crosscutters took the finale, 6-4. The meltdown turned Nick Raquet’s quality start of two runs on four hits over six into a no-decision. Jared Brasher blew his third save with a three-run, three-hit 7th to take the loss, his first. Nick Choruby singled three times while Omar Meregildo homered again and Jeyner Baez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals vs. GCL Astros – PPD
The G-Nats got an extra day off in front of a scheduled off day with yesterday’s rainout, which they’ll try to make up with a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (1-3, 7.67) vs.
Leibrandt (4-3, 4.47)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
Voth (3-2, 4.19) vs.
Viza (8-9, 5.68)
Potomac Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (4-4, 5.03) vs.
Hart (2-2, 2.20)
Hagerstown Lost, 14-4 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-2, 7.71) vs.
Llovera (1-3, 3.00)
Auburn Lost, 2-0;
Lost, 3-0
@ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Raquet (2-2, 2.97) vs.
Stewart (4-2, 4.14)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 5 Lehigh Valley 4
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Bautista 1-3

Syracuse took the lead with four in the 6th and held off a late charge from Lehigh Valley to win again, 5-4.

Harrisburg 6 Akron 3
• McGowin (W, 1-5) 6⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Crownover (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-0 IR-S
• Marmolejos 3-5, 2R, 2B, 2RBI
• Norfork 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Read 2-5, 2-2B, 3RBI, SB

The Sens rallied for two in the 6th to tie, and three in the 7th to take the lead as they doubled up the ‘Ducks, 6-3 in the series finale. Kyle McGowin won his first AA game with a quality start of two runs on seven hits and a walk over six and 2/3rds innings. Matt Crownover got his first save by getting the final out in the 8th (leaving the bases loaded) and working around a leadoff single in the 9th. Khayyan Norfork and Jose “Orange” Marmolejos both went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to lead the Harrisburg hitters.

Salem 4 Potomac 3 (10 inn.)
• Williams 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, WP
• Mills (L, 2-2) 2⅓ IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• Johnson 3-5, 3-2B
• Wiseman 2-5, SB

Potomac added another one-run loss to its “old maid” season (26 – that’s a whole lot of near-misses) as Salem walked off in the 10th, 4-3. Austen Williams came off the DL to spin six innings of three-run ball on seven hits without a walk and three K’s. The loss went to Jordan Mills, who gave up the game-winner with double-whiff-single sequence in the 10th. Daniel Johnson doubled three times while Rhett Wiseman singled twice but the offense sputtered in the clutch, going just 2-for-9 with RISP and stranding 12 baserunners.

Lakewood 14 Hagerstown 2
• Pena (L, 6-6) 2⅔ IP, 5H, 7R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, 2HBP, 2WP
• Held 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Franco 2-3, R, BB, RBI, E(20)
• Banks 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB, RBI

The Suns’ setting on 2017 continues with a fifth straight loss, 14-4 to Lakewood, which knocks them down to four games out with eleven left to play. Carlos Pena lost for the sixth time as he was boiled for seven runs on five hits, three walks, and two hit batsmen over just two and 2/3rds innings. Anderson Franco (two singles, one walk) and Nick Banks (double, two walks) both reached base three times and drove in a run to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Williamsport 2 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Tetreault 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Troop (L, 2-4) 2IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Meregildo 2-3
• Upshaw 0-1, 2BB

Williamsport shut out Auburn on four hits in the opener, 2-0. Jackson Tetreault started and went the first four innings, with no runs, one walk, two hits, and three whiffs over four innings. Alex Troop took the loss, his fourth, with both Crosscutter runs let on seven hits and no walks over the last two innings. Omar Meregildo singled twice and Armond Upshaw walked twice, but the Doubledays had but one chance with RISP (0-1, duh) and left on six.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 0 – GAME ONE
• Johnston (L, 0-2) 4IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR, WP, HBP
• Cousins 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Jo. Ramirez 1-3
• Meregildo 1-3

The Crosscutter dropped the Doubledays and swept the doubleheader with another shutout, 3-0. Kyle Johnston was lit up for all three runs on two 4th-inning HR’s and three hits total over four innings to lose for the second time. Jake Cousins and Max Engelbrekt both put up a goose egg to keeps things close, but Auburn managed just five baserunners (and left ’em all on) with three walks and two hits.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Cardinals 4
• German (W, 1-3) 5IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K, WP
• Jimenez (H, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• L. Garcia 4-5, 2B, RBI
• Antuna 3-4, 2R, 2-3B, 2RBI, 2E
• Gutierrez 2-3, R

The G-Nats edged closer to a the division title with a 5-4 win over the G-Cards, but the G-Marlins also won their seventh straight to remain just three back. Jhonatan German finally won with five innings pitched, one run allowed on one hit and two walks, and four strikeouts. Jose Jimenez tossed two scoreless to earn the hold, while Connor Zwetsch let in a run over two innings but was credited with the save. Luis Garcia led the G-Nats’ 17-hit parade with three singles and a double, followed by Yasel Antuna, who singled once, tripled twice and drove in two.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-4 @ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Rogers (1-2, 4.57) vs.
Anderson (AAA debut)
Harrisburg Won, 7-6 @ Akron,
12:05 p.m.
McGowin (0-5, 10.13) vs.
Lugo (8-6, 4.63)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (2-3, 3.68) vs.
Boyd (3-1, 2.01)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (6-5, 5.12) vs.
Carrasco (0-2, 4.35)
Auburn Postponed @ Williamsport,
5:00 p.m.
Tetrault (1-1, 2.88) and TBD vs.
Rosso (0-0, 6.00) and TBD
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-2 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 7 Lehigh Valley 4
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, RBI, 2K
• Bautista 2-4, SB

The Chiefs blew a 4-2 lead in the 7th then scored once in the 8th and twice in the 9th for 7-4 win over the IronPigs.

Harrisburg 7 Akron 6
• Dragmire (W, 4-1) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HBP
• Bacus (H, 2) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Marmolejos 3-5, 3R, 3B, HR, RBI
• Read 2-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Gamache 2-5, R, 2-2B

Harrisburg jumped out to a 7-0 lead after 3½ and held on for 7-6 win vs. Akron. Brady Dragmire got the Jack Morris win with four runs let in on six hits over five and a 1/3rd innings. He walked two and struck out three. Andrew Robinson stranded the tying run in the 8th and worked around a one-out single in the 9th to earn the save, his 11th. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos, Raudy Read, and Osvaldo Abreu each went deep to mask a 2-for-14 night with RISP and 11 LOB as the Sens collected 13 hits and drew four walks.

Salem 3 Potomac 2
• Reyes (L, 7-13) 6IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 5K,
• J. Rodriguez 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Wiseman 1-3, R, BB, HR, 2RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, 2B, BB

The P-Nats also got an early lead, but could not hold it as the Red Sox rallied from 2-0 down to win, 3-2. Luis Reyes was rewarded with loss #13 for his quality start of three runs on three hits and two walks with five whiffs over six innings. While poor defense led to two unearned runs, the Potomac offense was limited to four hits and four walks and had just four chances with RISP (and went 0-for-4). Rhett Wiseman homered in the 2nd to drive in Jake Noll who had walked in front of him to account for the two P-Nats runs.

Lakewood 3 Hagerstown 2
• DeRosier (L, 2-4) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K, HR, 2E
• Bogucki 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Perkins 1-3, 2B, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Banks 1-3, R, BB, SB(10)

Make that four in a row and fourth place for Hagerstown with a 3-2 loss to Lakewood. Matt DeRosier allowed all three BlueClaws runs on five hits over five innings while striking out six for the “L.” A.J. Bogucki held down Lakewood for three innings, and Jake Barnett pinched the BlueClaws in the 9th, but the Suns couldn’t push across the tying run in the 9th. Blake Perkins drove in both Hagerstown runs with a two-out double in the 2nd and later walked, one of just two (2) Suns batter to reach base twice in a five-hit, three-walk night.

Auburn vs. Williamsport – PPD
The Doubledays and Crosscutters—winners of four and losers of five straight games, respectively—got the night off courtesy of the rain. They’ll shoot to make it up with doubleheader tonight.

GCL Marlins 4 GCL Nationals 2
• Acevedo 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Alastre 5IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 9K
• Guillen (BS, 1; L, 2-1) 1IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 0K
• Garcia 2-4, 2B, RBI

The G-Nats got two runs early and if you’re reading this far, you know they didn’t hold on to it, as Angel Guillen was knocked for three runs on five hits in the 8th for a 4-2 loss. Carlos Acevedo came out of hiding down from Hagerstown for rehab and threw two scoreless innings. Tomas Alastre spun five innings of one-run ball with two hits, two walks, and nine strikeouts. The G-Nats managed just four hits and one walk, with Luis Garcia the sole G-Nat to reach base twice with a single and a double. Roster move: Carlos Acevedo assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3
(10 inn.)
@ Lehigh Valley,
7:05 p.m.
J. Turner (1-5, 5.85) vs.
Taveras (2-1, 1.17)
Harrisburg Lost, 13-5 @ Akron,
7:05 p.m.
Dragmire (3-1, 2.53) vs.
Chiang (0-1, 4.86)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (7-12, 4.63) vs.
Shawaryn (4-4, 4.48)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-2 vs. Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (2-4, 4.50) vs.
Falter (7-6, 3.12)
Auburn Won, 6-1 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Tetrault (1-1, 2.88) vs.
Rosso (0-0, 6.00)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-4 @ GCL Marlins,
10:00 a.m.

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 3 (10 inn.)
• Fedde 6IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 5K; 0-2
• Skole 1-4, R
• Bautista 1-4, RBI

Syracuse couldn’t make it back-to-back wins in its final at-bat as Lehigh Valley walked off in the 10th, 4-3. Roster moves: OF Jayson Werth, SS Trea Turner assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab; OF Rafael Bautista activated from the 7-Day DL; RHP Cody Satterwhite placed on the 7-Day DL.

Akron 13 Harrisburg 5
• G. Ross (L, 4-3) 3⅓ IP, 9H, 9R, 7ER, 0BB, K, HR, HBP
• Lara 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 4K, 2-0 IR-S
• Robles 3-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI, SB, OF assist at 2B
• Ward 2-4, BB
• Joseph 2-5, R, 2B

The Sens shut out the RubberDucks for two innings, but the other six? Not so much. Akron scored nine times from the 3rd to the 7th en route to a 13-5 demolition of Harrisburg. Greg Ross took the brunt of it, with nine runs allowed on nine hits over three and a 1/3rd innings for his third AA loss. Victor Robles led off the game with an inside-the-park HR and finished a triple shy of the cycle while going 3-for-5, followed by Drew Ward who singled twice and walked once. Roster move: Wirkin Estevez placed on the 7-Day DL.

Potomac – OFF DAY
Yesterday was a league-wide off day for the Carolina League. While Lynchburg plays Buies Creek in could-be preview of the 2017 Mills Cup, the rest of the Carolina League North plays each other, with second-place Salem hosting fourth-place Potomac, and third-place Frederick hosting fifth-place Wilmington. Anyone care to bet against the P-Nats and Blue Rocks taking two of three, creating three-way tie with Wilmington a ½ game back on Friday?

Kannapolis 4 Hagerstown 2
• Davis (L, 4-5) 5IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, WP
• Fuentes 4IP, 3H, R, ER, 3BB, 3K
• Corredor 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Boggetto 2-5, 2B

The Suns dropped their third straight and fell to three games behind in the Sally North with a 4-2 loss to the Intimidators. Weston Davis took the loss with three runs let in on five hits and two walks while striking out one (1). Steven Fuentes pitched four innings of one-run relief, but the offense did not respond, going 1-for-10 with RISP and leaving on seven. Aldrem Corredor and Branden Boggetto both singled and doubled to lead the Hagerstown nine-hit, one-walk (Carter Keiboom) offense.

Auburn 6 State College 1
• Y. Ramirez (W, 4-3) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, WP
• Klobosits (SV, 5) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Scudder 2-4, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Guibor 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB, 2RBI
• Pryor 1-2, BB, HBP

It was another Book of Genesis (“In the Big Inning…”) night for Auburn as they scored four in the 8th to complete the three-game sweep of State College, 6-1. Yonathan Ramirez (pictured above) tossed six innings of one-run ball on four hits and no walks while fanning four to earn his fourth win of the season. Jeremy McKinney added one goose egg to the scoreboard for the hold while Gabe Klobosits added two for the save. Jake Scudder singled and doubled and drove in three while Austin Guibor drove in two, doubled, and walked twice to lead the Doubleday offense.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Mets 4
• Stoeckinger 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• De Los Santos (W, 3-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• R. Mendez 3-5, 2R
• Caulfield 2-3, 2RBI
• Garcia 2-5, 2RBI

The G-Nats walked off in the 9th to reduce their magic number to seven with a 5-4 win over the G-Mets. Jackson Stoeckinger started and gave up all four G-Mets runs on seven hits, no walks, and six K’s over five innings. Jose De Los Santos pitched a scoreless 9th to get the “W.” Ricardo Mendez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, including the game-winner on Phil Caulfield’s second RBI single. Roster move: Kelvin Gutierrez assigned from Potomac for MiLB rehab.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 11-5 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 5.66) vs.
Holmes (9-5, 3.26)
Harrisburg Won, 5-1 vs. Trenton,
6:00 p.m.
Voth (3-1, 4.13) vs.
Camarena (1-1, 3.75)
Potomac Lost, 14-6 vs. Winston-Salem,
6:35 p.m.
Sharp (2-1, 5.06) vs.
Puckett (11-11, 3.86)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 vs. Kannapolis,
6:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-1, 8.56) vs.
Hickman (3-6, 4.23).

Auburn Won, 11-3 vs. State College,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Balestrieri (3-2, 5.30)
GCL Nationals Won, 9-3 vs. GCL Astros,
10:00 a.m.

Syracuse 11 Indianapolis 5
• Simms (W, 1-3) 6IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Skole 3-4, 2R, 2-2B, BB, HR, 3RBI

The Chiefs jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Indians and never looked back in an 11-5 win.

Harrisburg 5 Trenton 1
• Estevez (W, 4-1) 6IP, 1H, 0R, 4BB, 2K, BK
• Bacus (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Robles 2-3, R, 2-2B, BB
• Read 3-4, 2R, HR(16), 2RBI, PB(13)
• Ward 1-3, BB

Harrisburg pushed its win streak to four games with a 5-1 win over Trenton. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez one-hit the Thunder for six innings, though he issued four walks and struck out just two, but won his fourth AA game. After Tim Collins was roughed up for third time in five appearances, Dakota Bacus shut the door with two scoreless for the save. Victor Robles walked once and doubled twice while Raudy Read singled twice and homered to lead the Sens’ offense.

Winston-Salem 14 Potomac 6
• Guilbeau (L, 4-4) 4⅔ IP, 11H, 9R, 7ER, BB, 2K
• Wiseman 2-3, R, BB
• Beckwith 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Sundberg 2-5, 2RBI, 2SB(20, 21)

This one went to the dogs on Bark in the Park night, which saw the Dash batters make the P-Nats fielders play fetch, 14-6. Taylor Guilbeau took the brunt of the beating, charged with nine runs (seven earned) on 11 hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds for his fourth loss. Rhett Wiseman singled twice and walked once while Tyler Beckwith connected for his first High-A HR and scored twice to pace the Potomac offense. Roster move: 2B Jake Noll promoted from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 5 Kannapolis 4
• Bourque 5⅓ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 3K, WP
• Bogucki (W, 3-2) 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, 1-0 IR-S
• Held (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Agustin 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• C. Kieboom 2-4, 2R, RBI
• Corredor 2-4, 2RBI

Hagerstown kept pace with second-place Greensboro and gained a game on first-place Hickory with a 5-4 win over first-half champ Kannapolis. James Bourque got the start and pitched into the 6th, but gave up all four Intimidator runs on five hits and four walks. A.J. Bogucki stranded a runner while getting the next seven outs to earn the win while Sam Held kept the tying run from scoring in the 8th and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to tally the save. Telmito Agustin was a triple shy of the cycle while going 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Suns’ hit column. Roster move: 2B Branden Boggetto promoted from Auburn.

Auburn 11 Williamsport 3
• Raquet (W, 2-2) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Cousins 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Choruby 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI
• Upshaw 1-2, 2R, 2BB, RBI
• Meregildo 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

The Doubledays got a touchdown and an extra point in the 1st and cruised to an 11-3 win vs. the Crosscutters. Nick Raquet was charged with all three Williamsport runs on seven hits, but walked none and struck out two for the win. Jake Cousins and Alex Troop both put up two scoreless to close out the game. Nick Choruby and Armond Upshaw both drew to walks and drove in a run to lead Auburn’s ten-hit, seven-walk offense.

GCL Nationals 9 GCL Cardinals 3
• Pena (W, 1-3) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• Ja. Peguero 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Bautista 2-4, R, BB, RBI, 2K
• Garcia 2-4, R, 3B, BB, RBI
• Pineda 2-5, 2R, 2B, 3B, RBI

The extra point went wide in the G-Nats’ 4th as they tripled up the G-Cards, 9-3. Malvin Pena earned his first win with five innings of two-run ball on seven hits, no walks, and five whiffs. Jairon Peguero turned in another strong outing with two more goose eggs to close out the game. Rafael Bautista, Luis Garcia, Yasel Antuna, and Israel Pineda each had two hits in the G-Nats’ 10-hit parade.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-0 vs. Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (0-3, 8.14) vs.
Brault (10-5, 1.94)
Harrisburg Won, 5-4 vs. Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 4.02) vs.
Tate (0-1, 4.50)
Potomac Won, 1-0 vs. Winston-Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Taylor Guilbeau (4-3, 4.58) vs.
Lambert (3-3, 4.97)
Hagerstown Lost, 3-0 vs. Kannapolis,
7:00 p.m.
Bourque (5-7, 4.98) vs.
Hickman (3-6, 4.23)
Auburn Lost, 9-8 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Raquet (1-2, 2.54) vs.
Howard (0-1, 6.27)
GCL Nationals Lost, 7-6 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Durham 6 Syracuse 0
It was pumpkin time for Esmil Rogers as Durham lit him up for four in the 1st and all six runs in a 6-0 shutout of Syracuse. Roster move: IF Emmanuel Burris placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to August 15; 1B-3B Matt Skole activated from the 7-Day DL; LHP Enny Romero assigned from Washington for MLB Rehab.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 4
• Dragmire (W, 3-1) 5IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K, HR; 1-2, R
• Cordero (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perez 3-4, R, CS
• Read 2-4, 2K
• Robles 2-5, R, 2B

The Senators completed the sweep of the Flying Squirrels with a 5-4 win in the series finale. Brady Dragmire won for the third time as he let in three runs on seven hits over five innings. he walked one and struck out none. Kyle Schepel, Derek Self, and Jimmy Cordero each put up a goose egg to earn a hold before Andrew Robinson was touched for a run in the 9th but got the save anyway. Stephen Perez led the hit column with three singles, followed by Raud Read with a 2-for-4 night, and Victor Robles with a single and a double.

Potomac 1 Salem 0

• McGowin (W, 1-1) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 4K
• Pantoja (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mills (SV, 1) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Beckwith 1-3, R, 3B
• Johnson 1-3, BB

Three pitchers combined on a 1-0, eight-hit shutout as the P-Nats took the four-game series from Salem, 3-1. Kyle McGowin won for the second time in 16 starts with six shutout innings, allowing a walk and five hits while setting down four on strikes. Jorge Pantoja followed with an inning and 2/3rds scoreless to notch the hold while Jordan Mills got the last four outs for the save. Tyler Beckwith tripled to lead off the 3rd and scored on a double-play ball for the game’s only run. Roster move: 1B Ian Sagdal placed on the 7-Day DL.

Hickory 3 Hagerstown 0
• DeRosier (L, 2-3) 5⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, 2WP, BK
• C. Pena 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K, WP
• Perkins 1-3, 3BB
• Banks 1-4

Hagerstown was no-hit for seven innings before Blake Perkins broke it up, but Hickory still got the shutout, 3-0 and took the series, 2-1. Matt DeRosier took the loss with all three Crawdads runs allowed on six hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds innings Carlos Pena finished the game with two and a 1/3rd scoreless innings. Perkins also walked three times while Nick Banks collected the second of two Suns hits on the night.

Williamsport 9 Auburn 8
• Johnston 5IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, BB, 2K
• McKinney (L, 1-1) 1IP, 4H, 5R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, 2HR
• Shepard 2-2, R, 2B, 3BB, RBI
• Jo. Ramirez 2-3, R, RBI
• Guibor 2-5, 2R, 3B, 2RBI

The Doubledays were unable to hold an 8-4 lead in the 9th and were felled by the Crosscutters, 9-8. Kyle Johnston turned in five innings two-run ball on two hits and a walk and was rewarded with a no-decision. The loss went to Jeremy McKinney with five runs allowed (two earned) on four hits (two homers) in a single inning thrown. Chance Shepard reached base five times with a single, double, and three walks to lead Auburn’s 12-hit parade.

GCL Marlins 7 GCL Nationals 6
• German 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• De Los Santos 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Zwetsch (L, 1-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Bautista 2-5, R, 2B
• Connell 1-3, R, 2B, BB
• Antuna 1-4, BB, RBI, E(20)

The G-Nats also fell in the 9th in a back-and-forth, 7-6 loss to the G-Marlins. Jhonatan German went the first four and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four. The loss went to Connor Zwetsch on an unearned run in the 9th, courtesy of Yasel Antuna’s 20th error. Rafael Bautista singled, doubled, and scored a run to pace the G-Nats’ nine-hit, four-walk offense.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 vs. Durham,
6:35 p.m.
Rogers (1-1, 2.65) vs.
Yarbrough (12-6, 3.41)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 vs. Richmond,
7:00 p.m.
Dragmire (2-1, 2.00) vs.
Taylor (4-9, 4.60)
Potomac Lost, 8-4
(10 inn.)
vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Boyd (3-0, 2.10)
Hagerstown Won, 6-3 @ Hickory,
7:00 p.m.
DeRosier (2-2, 4.45) vs.
Matuella (3-6, 4.34)
Auburn Won, 5-1 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Johnston (0-1, 3.97) vs.
Young (5-0, 1.81)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-4 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.

Durham 3 Syracuse 2
• Valdez 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K

The Chiefs lost a 2-1 lead on a pair of solo HRs to drop a 3-2 decision to the Bulls. Roster moves: OF Alejandro De Aza selected, recalled to Washington; C Jhonatan Solano activated from the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 7 Richmond 4
• G. Ross (W, 4-2) 6+ IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 7K, 2HR
• Lara (H, 4) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Joseph 3-4, 4R, 2B, BB, 2HR, 3RBI
• Read 3-4, R, BB, HR, 2RBI, PB(12)
• Hernandez 0-2, 2BB, SB

Harrisburg climbed out of the E.L. West cellar into 5th place with its second straight win over Richmond, 7-4. Greg Ross went two batters too far to lose the quality start but won the game with as left after giving up a double then a homer to the two batters he faced in the 7th. He was charged with all four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out seven. Braulio Lara tossed two scoreless for the hold, Andrew Robinson pitched a clean 9th for the save. Corban Joseph racked up ten total bases with a double and two homers and scored four runs to pace the Senators offense.

Salem 8 Potomac 4 (10 inn.)
• Reyes 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 7K, HR
• G. Mendez (L, 3-3) 1IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 0K, 0HR
• Masters 2-5, 2RBI
• Johnson 2-6, R, RBI

It was 2017 in a nutshell: the starter pitched well enough to win, the bullpen did not, and the offense wasn’t enough to cover up the mistakes. Potomac rallied for two in the 8th to tie it at 4-4 but had no answer for the four-run meltdown in the 10th in an 8-4 loss to Salem. Luis Reyes gave up a HR in 2nd but was otherwise solid for six innings, with four hits and one walk allowed and seven K’s. The loss went to Gilberto Mendez with four runs coughed up on four hits and a walk in just a single inning. Bryan Mejia was the beer man in a 13-hit parade, which was offset by 13 whiffs and… wait for it… 13 runners left on base. Roster move: RHP Jefry Rodriguez activated from the Restricted List.

Hagerstown 6 Hickory 3
• Davis (W, 4-4) 5IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 7K
• Howard (SV, 5) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Barrera 3-5, R, 2B
• Corredor 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Agustin 2-5, 2B, RBI, CS

Hagerstown bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to double up Hickory, 6-3 and stay within striking distance (2GB) as they two teams meet tonight for the final time (weather permitting). Weston Davis pitched five shutout innings to earn the win, allowing four hits, two walks, and setting down seven on strikes. Hayden Howard stranded two in the 8th and Cordero’d around two walks in the 9th to notch the save. Tres Barrera reached base three times with a pair of singles and a double, as did Aldrem Corredor with a walk, single, and a double to lead the Suns’ offense.

Auburn 5 Williamsport 1
• O’Sullivan 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Tetreault (W, 1-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Je. Baez 2-3, R, BB
• Jo. Ramirez 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Pryor 2-4, BB, RBI

The Doubledays scored in each of the first four innings to fell the Crosscutters, 5-1. After two scoreless innings of rehab by Sean O’Sullivan, Jackson Tetreault tossed three shutout frames with two walks and three whiffs to earn the win. Nick Choruby was the sole batter not to reach base as Auburn drew eight walks (three by Andres Martinez) and collected 12 hits but left on 15 baserunners. Roster move: RHP Sean O’Sullivan assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Mets 3
• Alastre 4IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 0BB, 2K
• Adler (W, 1-0) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Garcia 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Cramer 1-3, R, RBI
• Pascal 0-2, R, 2BB

The G-Nats kept pace with the streaking G-Cards (six straight) as they downed the G-Mets, 6-4. Starter Tomas Alaster gave up runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks while fanning two. The win went to Sean Adler, who let in one run on two hits, no walks, and struck out four over three innings. Luis Garcia singled twice and doubled twice, scored a run, and drove in a run as the G-Nats squeezed six runs from seven hits and two walks (and two G-Mets errors).

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 2-0 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 10-9 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 9-5 vs. Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Strasburg (MLB Rehab) vs.
Raudes (4-7, 4.59)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-2;
Lost, 5-3
OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Lost, 12-3 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
GCL Nationals Lost, 10-4 @ GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.

Indianapolis 2 Syracuse 0
• Fedde (L, 1-2) 7IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K; 0-1, K, SAC

Erick Fedde pitched well enough to win, but neither of the Chiefs’ two hits were home runs as Syracuse dropped its sixth straight, 2-0. Roster move: Washington recalled C Pedro Severino.

Hartford 10 Harrisburg 9
• Voth 6IP, 9H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Robinson (BS, 2; L, 1-2) ⅔ IP, 3H, 4R, 2ER, 1BB, 0K, HBP
• Hernandez 3-5, R, 2B, BB
• Gamache 3-5, R, RBI
• Robles 2-5, R, 2B, 4RBI, E, OF assist at 1B

Harrisburg’s 9-6 lead was too small for Andrew Robinson, who retired just two of seven batters faced in the 9th to cough up four in the 9th and lose to Hartford, 10-9. The collapse offset a four-run rally in the 8th to take an 8-6 lead, which gave starter Austin Voth a no-decision. Voth allowed five runs on nine hits over six innings, but walked none and struck out four. Victor Robles drove in four with a two-run single in the 4th and two-run double in the 8th while Yadiel Hernandez and Dan Gamche each added three hits and scored a run to pace the Sens offense. Roster move: OF Michael Taylor removed from roster, rehab ended; recalled to Washington.

Potomac 9 Frederick 5
• Guilbeau (W, 4-3) 6IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K, 2WP
• Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• Mejia 3-4, 2R
• Sundberg 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI, SB
• Gushue 2-5, 2R, HR, RBI

The P-Nats put up crooked numbers in three of four rallies and prevented a Keys sweep with a 9-5 win in the series finale. Taylor Guilbeau won for the fourth time with a quality start of three runs on six hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out five. Bryan Mejia led the 11-hit parade with three singles while Jack Sundberg reached base three times on two singles and a walk.

West Virginia 5 Hagerstown 2 – GAME ONE
• Bourque (L, 5-7) 5⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HBP
• Bogucki 1⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K; 1-1 IR-S
• Corredor 1-2, 2B, BB
• Agustin 1-3, R, HR, RBI

Hagerstown fell behind 3-0 early and couldn’t catch West Virginia, which took the first game, 5-2. James Bourque allowed all five Power runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two over five and 2/3rds innings. A.J. Bogucki allowed an inherited runner to score while closing out the 6yh and pitched a clean 7th. Aldrem Corredor doubled and walked while Telmito Agustin hit his seventh Low-A homer to lead the Suns offense.

West Virginia 5 Hagerstown 3 – GAME TWO
• Braymer (L, 1-1) 5⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 7K
• Barnett 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 1BB, 0K, 3-2 IR-S
• Banks 1-2, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Agustin 1-2, BB, RBI, CS

The Power jumped out to a 3-0 lead again but Nick Banks’s two-run HR in the 2nd and Telmito Agustin’s RBI single in the 3rd tied at 3-3. Ben Braymer hit the wall in 6th and left with the bases loaded and two outs. He would suffer the loss when Jake Barnett let in deciding runs with a walk to the first batter he faced and a bunt single to the second batter before he retired the next four batters. The Suns got a one-out walk in both the 6th and 7th innings but the tying run never got on base as Aldrem Corredor grounded into a double play to end the 6th and Anderson Franco and Oliver Ortiz lined out and flew out to end the game.

Lowell 12 Auburn 3
• Romero (L, 0-1) 1IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 2K; 35-24 PIT-K
• Y. Ramirez 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Esthay 2-4, R, SB
• Choruby 2-4, R

A six-run 5th sealed the deal for Lowell as they completed the three-game sweep of Auburn with a 12-3 win. Seth Romero’s modest five-inning scoreless inning streak ended when the Spinners smoked him for three runs on four hits and a walk in the 1st, which also resulted in his first professional loss. Yonathan Ramirez was the only effective Auburn reliever, tossing three scoreless to close out the game. Kameron Esthay, Nick Choruby, and Jeyner Baez each had two singles to account for six of the 11 hits by the Doubledays.

GCL Cardinals 10 GCL Nationals 4
• Galindez (L, 1-2) 4⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 4BB, 2K
• Ja. Peguero 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• L. Garcia 3-3, 3B, CS
• Antuna 3-4, RBI, CS, E(19)

The G-Nats’ slide goes to five with a 10-4 loss to the G-Cardinals. Nelson Galindez was lit up five runs on five hits and four walks over just four and a 1/3rd innings as he suffered his second loss. Jairon Peguero had a strong GCL debut with two runners stranded in the 7th and two more scoreless innings. Luis Garcia singled twice and tripled once while Yasel Antuna went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the G-Nats’ attack.

Sunday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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