Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Rogers (1-0, 2.45) vs.
Glasnow (7-0, 1.61)
Harrisburg Won, 6-3 @ Hartford, 7:05 p.m. Crownover (1-5, 4.59) vs.
Niebla (1-5, 6.31)
Potomac Won, 9-8 @ Frederick,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (7-11, 4.88) vs.
Alvarado (6-8, 5.70)
Hagerstown Won, 3-1 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-2, 5.68) vs.
Vera (5-5, 3.13)
Auburn Lost, 4-1 @ Lowell,
6:35 p.m.
Crowe (0-0, 0.00) vs.
De Jesus (3-2, 3.26)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @/vs. GCL Mets

Indianapolis 3 Syracuse 1
• Valdez (L, 0-1) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP

Brandon Snyder broke up the shutout with a 7th-inning solo shot as the Indians tripled up the Chiefs, 3-1 in the series opener.

Harrisburg 6 Bowie 3
• G. Ross (W, 3-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K, 3HR
• Robinson (SV, 7) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Abreu 4-4, BB, CS
• Hernandez 3-5, 2R, HR, 3RBI, PO

The two teams combined for six homers, but the Sens got theirs with runners on for a 6-3 win in the series finale. Greg Ross gave up three solo shots and six hits total over seven innings to earn the win, his third at AA. Andrew Robins stranded two in the 8th and set the side down in order in the 9th for his seventh save. Yadiel Hernandez, Drew Ward, and Dan Gamache each went deep, with Hernandez connecting for an Earl Weaver special in the 2nd and Gamache and Ward going back-to-back in the 4th. Osvaldo Abreu led the Harrisburg hit column with four singles.

Potomac 9 Myrtle Beach 8
• Baez 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Orlan (BS, 1; W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K, HR, 1-1 IR-S
• Sundberg 2-3, 2R, BB, HR, SF, 3RBI, SB
• Wiseman 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Johnson 1-2, 2R, 2BB, CS

Jack Sundberg smacked a two-run HR in the 9th for a 9-8 walkoff win and a P-Nats sweep of the Pelicans. Joan Baez turned in a quality start, his first at High-A, as he gave up two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. Baez left with a 6-2 lead but the Potomac ‘pen was dinged for six runs over three innings, “led” by Mariano Rivera with three runs let in on zero retired. R.C. Orlan got the blown-save-win as he got the final four outs and let in two runs (one inherited, one of his own). Sundberg, Rhett Wiseman, and Daniel Johnson combined for five hits, five runs, and four walks to lead the P-Nats attack. Roster move: OF Matt Page reassigned to XST.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 2
• Davis (W, 3-4) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K, 2WP
• Howard (SV, 4) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Perkins 1-2, 2BB, RBI
• Ortiz 1-2, 2R, 2B, BB, SB

After giving up a first-inning run to West Virginia, Weston Davis settled down and in and he and Hayden Howard combined for eight shutout innings to pitch Hagerstown to a 3-1 win over West Virginia. Davis went first six innings with the lone Power run allowed on four hits and one walk to earn the win. Howard scattered four hits and walked none over the final three to earn the save. Blake Perkins singled once and walked twice while Oliver Ortiz doubled, walked, stole a base, and scored twice to lead the Suns offense.

Connecticut 4 Auburn 1
• Tetreault (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K
• Rishwain 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Boggetto 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Jo. Ramirez 1-1, BB

The Tigers erased an early 1-0 lead with a two-spot in the 3rd and single runs in the 5th and 8th innings en route to a 4-1 win over the Doubledays. Jackson Tetrault took the loss with three runs allowed on five hits and two walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. Auburn was held to just four hits and two walks, with Branden Boggetto connecting for the lone extra-base hit with his second HR.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats resume play with a three-game lead over the G-Astros, who’ve they played 11 times and beaten twice, with a completion doubleheader against the last-place G-Mets.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-3 @ Indianapolis,
7:05 p.m.
Valdez (0-0, 7.56) vs.
Kingham (6-6, 4.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 14-2 @ Bowie,
11:05 a.m.
G. Ross (2-2, 6.43) vs.
Liranzo (1-3, 5.14)
Potomac Won, 3-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
12:05 p.m.
Baez (1-8. 4.80) vs.
Kellogg (3-7, 5.49)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (2-4, 8.17) vs.
Escobar (9-5, 3.58)
Auburn Lost, 6-4 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Tetreault (0-0, 3.57) vs.
Myers (0-1, 1.90)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-0 OFF DAY

Toledo 7 Syracuse 3
• Severino 0-3, BB

Syracuse only led once as they dropped another one to Toledo, 7-3.

Bowie 14 Harrisburg 2
• Hill (L, 4-4) 4⅓ IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 1K, 3HR, WP
• Ward 1-2, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Read 1-4, R, HR, RBI

The Baysox returned the favor from Tuesday’s smackdown with a 14-2 win over the Senators on Wednesday. Taylor Hill got lit up for HR nos. 23, 24, and 25 and seven runs (nos. 94-100) on eight hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings as he lost his fourth AA game. Raudy Read and Drew Ward both hit solo HRs in the 2nd to prevent the shutout. Roster moves: RHP Jimmy Cordero activated from the 3-Day TIL; UT Corban Joseph placed on the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 3 Myrtle Beach 2
• Sharp (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Mendez (S, 11) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, WP
• Sagdal 2-4, R
• Wiseman 1-3, R, 3B, 2RBI

Potomac got all its runs again in a single inning and stellar pitching to edge Myrtle Beach, 3-2 for their third straight win. Sterling Sharp bounced back from the beating he took in Winston-Salem with a quality start of two runs on six hits, no walks, and six whiffs over six innings. He threw 79 pitches, 58 for strikes. Tommy Peterson followed with a scoreless inning for the hold while Gilberto Mendez worked around a leadoff single in the 9th after a 1-2-3 eighth to earn his 11th save. Rhett Wiseman’s two-run triple capped the P-Nats’ three-run 4th while Ian Sagdal went 2-for-4 to lead the hit column.

Hagerstown 3 Delmarva 2
• B. Hill 5⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 6K, 3WP
• C. Pena (W, 6-5) 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 8K, 3-0 IR-S
• Agustin 1-4, R, HR, RBI
• Noll 1-4, R, HR (15), 2RBI

Telmito Agustin’s leadoff HR in the 8th proved to be the difference as Hagerstown completed the three-game sweep of Delmarva with a 3-2 win in the finale. Brigham Hill started and pitched into the 6th when he gave up four of his seven hits surrendered to fall into a 2-2 tie. Carlos Pena came on with the bases loaded and one out and struck out the next two batters to strand all three runners, then six more over the final three innings to pick up the win. Jake Noll also went deep, hitting his 15th HR in the 4th as the Suns managed just five hits total.

Connecticut 6 Auburn 4
• Johnston (L, 0-1) 4⅓ IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 2K
• Smith 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Guibor 2-4, R, 3B, BB
• Shepard 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

The Tigers put up four in the 5th to erase an early 2-0 lead and held on for a 6-4 win over the Doubledays. Kyle Johnston took the loss with four runs allowed on seven hits and four walks while striking out two over four and a 1/3rd innings. Austin Guibor singled, walked, and tripled while Chance Shepard doubled and walked to lead the Auburn offense.

GCL Astros 4 GCL Nationals 0
• Alastre (L, 2-1) 5IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 4BB, 6K, HR
• Chu 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Connell 2-3
• Mendez 1-3

The G-Astros led from start to finish and dominated the G-Nats, 4-0. Tomas Alastre was charged with all four G-Astro runs on four hits and four walks over five innings for the loss. Gilberto Chu tossed three scoreless and Jose Jimenez one to keep things close The G-Nats were held to just four hits, two by Justin Connell and one each by Ricardo Mendez and Jamori Blash.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-2 @ Toledo,
7:05 p.m.
J. Turner (1-3, 5.89) vs.
A. Vasquez (6-7, 4.05)
Harrisburg Won, 14-4 @ Bowie, 7:05 p.m. T. Hill (4-3, 5.54) vs.
Hess (8-8, 4.23)
Potomac Won, 7-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (0-1, 9.00) vs.
Hatch (4-9, 4.14)
Hagerstown Won, 9-8;
Won, 8-5
@ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Peluffo (6-5, 3.66)
Auburn Won, 7-4 vs. Connecticut,
7:05 p.m.
Johnston (0-0, 2.95) vs.
Bass (1-2, 3.18)
GCL Nationals Won, 6-3 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.

Toledo 3 Syracuse 2
• Severino 3-5

The Chiefs tied it in the 9th to send it to extras where they lost on a sacrifice fly, 3-2.

Harrisburg 14 Bowie 4
• Voth (W, 3-1) 7IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, 2HR
• Brinley 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Gamache 2-3, 3R, 2BB, HR, 2RBI
• Hernandez 3-5, R, 2B, 3RBI
• Abreu 3-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI

Harrisburg rallied for four runs in the 5th and 7th and five in the 9th in a 14-4 demolition of Bowie in the series opener. Austin Voth gave up two runs on solo HR’s and six hits total over seven innings to earn his third AA win. Tim Collins was lit up for two in the 8th before Ryan Brinley pitched a perfect 9th to close it out. Dan Gamache, Michael Taylor, and Osvaldo Abreu homered in the 15-hit assault on the BaySox pitchers. Roster moves: OF Michael Taylor transferred from Potomac for MLB rehab; RHP Derek Self reassigned from Syracuse.

Potomac 7 Myrtle Beach 2
• Guilbeau (W, 3-3) 7IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 8K, WP
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Sagdal 4-4, R, 2-2B
• Wiseman 2-3, R, HR, SF, 3RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, RBI

The P-Nats bounced back from an early deficit (would you believe a run in the 1st?) with a five-run 2nd and cruised to a 7-2 win in the opener of three against the Pelicans. Taylor Guilbeau struck a season-high eight batters while tossing seven innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk to win his third game. Ronald Pena and R.C. Orlan both threw a scoreless inning to finish the game. Ian Sagdal singled twice and doubled twice while Rhett Wiseman drove in three, the last two on his 11th HR to lead the 14-hit parade.

Hagerstown 9 Delmarva 8 – GAME ONE
• Braymer 2IP, 7H, 8R, 8ER, BB, K, HR
• Simonds (W, 5-0) 3IP, 4H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Panaccione 2-3, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Corredor 2-4, RBI
• Perkins 1-3, 2R, BB, SB(25)

The Shorebirds dropped four-spots in the first two innings but the Suns scored the last eight runs with nary a reply for a 9-8 win in the opener. Hagerstown starter Ben Braymer was charged with all eight Shorebirds runs on seven hits and a walk over two innings. The win went to Kyle Simonds with three scoreless while Sam Held lived up to his surname as he kept Delmarva in check for the final two innings to earn the save, his second. Paul Panaccione homered twice and drove in five to lead the Suns offense.

Hagerstown 8 Delmarva 5 – GAME TWO
• Fuentes 2IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Barnett (W, 1-0) 3⅓ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Morse (SV, 4) 1⅔ IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 3-2 IR-S
• Ruiz 3-3, R, 2RBI
• Beckwith 1-2, 2R, 2BB
• Perkins 1-3, 2R, BB, SB(26)

Delmarva’s early 1-0 lead was erased with a six-run 3rd as the Suns held off a late charge for an 8-5 win and a doubleheader sweep. Jake Barnett was the winner in relief of Steven Fuentes while Phil Morse let in two of three inherited runners before getting the last five outs for his fourth save. Adderling Ruiz and Tyler Beckwith both reached base three times and combined for three runs scored and two RBI to pace the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 7 Connecticut 4
• Romero 3IP, 0H, 0R, ER, BB, 5K
• Ramirez (W, 3-3) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Esthay 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Shepard 2-3, BB
• Boggetto 2-4, R, 2RBI

Seth Romero smoked five of ten batters faced while the Auburn bats came alive in a 7-4 win over Connecticut. Romero walked one over three hitless innings in his NYPL debut and threw 47 pitches, 32 for strikes. Yonathan Ramirez followed with three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win, his third. Kameron Ethay amd Chance Shepard both went 2-for-3 with a walk while Brandon Boggetto drove in two with a pair of singles to lead the Doubledays’ 14-hit, four-walk attack. Roster move: 1B-3B Matt Skole assigned from Washington.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Cardinals 3
• Stoeckinger 4IP, 2H, R, ER, 2BB, 2K
• N. Ramirez (BS, 2)(W, 3-1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K, 2-1 IR-S
• Evangelista 3-4, 3R, 2-2B
• Cabello 2-3, BB, 2RBI
• Pascal 2-3, 2R, 2RBI

The G-Nats continue to roll in the GCL as they scored three times in the 9th to fold the G-Cards, 6-3. Jackson Stoeckinger went the first four innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks while striking out two. Nector Ramirez was awarded the win after blowing the save in the 8th with two runs let in (one inherited, one of his own) on four hits over an inning and a 1/3rd. Connor Zwetsch pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save. Juan Evangelista singled once, doubled twice, and scored thrice while Jose Cabello and Juan Pascal both went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the G-Nats’ hit column.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-4 @ Toledo,
5:05 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 9.00) and TBD
vs. TBS and TBD
Harrisburg Lost, 8-6 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 4-3
(10 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Lost, 3-2
(10 inn.)
@ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (1-0, 1.50) vs.
Dietz (2-8, 4.64)
Auburn Won, 6-1 @ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Romero (NYPL Debut) vs.
Carrasco (2-0, 2.61)
GCL Nationals Won, 4-1 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.

Rochester 8 Syracuse 4
The RedWings got one in the 7th to tie and four in the 8th to win as they doubled up the Chiefs, 8-4 to earn a 2-2 split of the four-game series.

Binghamton 8 Harrisburg 6
• Estevez 4⅔ IP, 12H, 6R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Bacus 1⅓ IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Gamache 2-2, 2R, 3BB
• Hernandez 2-2, 2B, 2BB, 3RBI
• Ward 2-4, 2R, BB

Harrisburg twice put up crooked numbers early but Binghamton answered every rally and then added single runs in the 5th, 6th, and the 9th to take the series finale, 8-6. Wirkin Estevez got the start and was knocked from the box in the 5th after six runs in on 12 hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Dakot Bacus stranded two while getting out of the 5th but was dinged for a run in the 6th, which saddled him with the loss to the Rumble Ponies. Yadiel Hernandez singled, doubled, walked twice, and drove in three while Dan Gamache singled twice, scored twice, and walked thrice to power the Sens’ 12-hit, five-walk offense.

Potomac 4 Winston-Salem 3 (10 inn.)
• Williams 5IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Mendez (W, 3-2) 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Davidson 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Masters 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, BB

Taylor Gushue’s RBI single in the 10th snapped a 3-3 tie as the P-Nats edged the Dash, 4-3 in the series finale. Austen Williams got the start and gave up the first two runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. Gilberto Mendez stranded two in the 9th and pitched a scoreless 10th while getting the “W.” Austin Davidson singled twice and doubled once while David Masters connected for his seventh HR to lead the Potomac offense.

Lakewood 3 Hagerstown 2 (10 inn.)
• Bourque 6⅓ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, WP
• Bogucki (L, 2-2) 3IP, 2H, R, ER, BB, 0K, HBP, 2-1 IR-S
• Barnett ⅓ 1P, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-1 IR-S
• Ortiz 2-3, BB, CS
• La Bruna 2-3, R, BB

A hit batsman turned into the game-winning run as Hagerstown dropped the series finale, 3-2 in 10 innings. A.J. Bogucki took the loss as he was charged with the final Lakewood run after pitching three innings of one-run ball, allowing two hits and a walk before leaving with one out in the 10th. Jake Barnett gave up a two-out single to let in the inherited runner. James Bourque started and had a no-decision with two runs let in on four hits and a walk over the first six and a 1/3rd innings. Oliver Ortiz and Angelo LaBruna both went 2-for-3 with a walk to account for four of the six Suns hits and two of the five walks.

Auburn 6 Williamsport 1
• Raquet (W, 1-1) 5IP, 3H, 0R, BB, K
• Klobosits 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Upshaw 3-4, 2R
• Boggetto 3-5, RBI
• Shepard 2-4, R, 2B

The Doubledays lost the shutout in the 7th but scored twice in the 8th to put the game out of reach of the Crosscutters for a 6-1 win. Nick Raquet got his first win with five scoreless innings, with three hits and one walk allowed and one strikeout. Armond Upshaw and Branden Boggetto each had three singles to lead Auburn’s 14-hit parade. Roster moves: SS Carter Kieboom reassigned from the GCL for MiLB rehab.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Mets 1
• Romero 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Guillen (W, 2-0) 4IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Antuna 3-4, 2B, CS
• Cramer 2-4, 2R, SB

The G-Nats and G-Mets picked up where they left off last Tuesday and played to a 4-1 win by the former over the latter. Seth Romero tossed two scoreless innings last week, with two walks and three whiffs. Angel Guillen threw four perfect innings yesterday morning to earn the win. Yasel Antuna singled twice, doubled once while Jackson Cramer went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored to pace the G-Nats’ attack.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-4 vs. Rochester,
1:05 p.m.
Rogers (1-0, 0.00) vs.
Slegers (12-4, 3.13)
Harrisburg Lost, 7-4 vs. Binghamton,
1:30 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 3.77) vs.
Gsellman (MLB Rehab)
Potomac Lost, 6-0 @ Winston Salem,
2:00 p.m.
Williams (2-3, 3.70) vs.
Dunning (4-5, 3.35)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1 @ Lakewood,
1:05 p.m.
Bourque (5-6, 5.04) vs.
Medina (4-7, 3.24)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 @ Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
Raquet (0-1, 2.37) vs.
Garcia (3-2, 3.38)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets

Syracuse 9 Rochester 4
• Severino 1-4, R, RBI

Syracuse a-salted Rochester for five runs in the 1st and never looked back in a 9-4 win, the fourth for the “Salt Potatoes” in five August games. Roster move: RHP Erick Fedde recalled to Washington.

Binghamton 7 Harrisburg 4
• Crownover 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K
• Collins (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Ward 2-4, R, HR(GS), 4RBI
• Robles 2-4, 2B

Drew Ward respects his elders but still smacked a granny in the 6th inning to give the Sens a 4-2 lead. Tim Collins gave it all back and then one more as Binghamton rallied for five in the 7th to take the game, 7-4. The meltdown ruined starter Matt Crownover’s six innings of two-run ball on six hits and no walks with one whiff. Ward also singled to go 2-for-4, as did Victor Robles, who apparently appeased manager Matt LeCroy with four flyballs caught “the right way.”

Winston-Salem 6 Potomac 0
• Reyes (L, 7-11) 2⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 0K, HR
• Rivera 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Page 1-2, 2B, BB
• Sagdal 1-3, 2B

Potomac continued its decade-long struggle with Winston-Salem at BB&T Park with another loss, a 6-0 shutout. Luis Reyes was booted before the end of the 3rd as the Dash lit him up for five runs on seven hits and two walks. It was a moot point, though, as three Winston-Salem pitchers combined to limit the P-Nats to three hits and three walks while striking out 13. Matt Page was the sole batter to reach base twice as he walked and doubled.

Hagerstown 2 Lakewood 1
• DeRosier (W, 1-2) 6IP, 7H, 0R, 0BB, 9K
• Morse (SV, 3) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Beckwith 1-3, R, BB, SB
• Ruiz 1-4, 2B, 3K

Three Suns pitchers combined to strike out 16 and walk none in a 2-1 win over the Blue Claws. Starter Matt DeRosier fanned nine over six shutout frames while giving up seven hits to earn the win. Hayden Howard added five more K’s to the tally in his two innings while Phil Morse bounced back from a bad outing to strike out two and work around an error for the save. Tyler Beckwith singled, walked, scored a run, and stole a base to lead the four-hit, two-walk, two-steal, and two-sacrifice offense.

Williamsport 3 Auburn 1
• Crowe 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Troop (L, 2-3) 4⅓ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Upshaw 1-3, RBI
• A. Martinez 0-3, R, BB, SB

Williamsport worked around four errors and outpitched Auburn, 3-1 to take the series opener. Wil Crowe got the start and was lifted with two out and one on in the 3rd after his 54th pitch. Alex Troop got the last out then gave up two runs on three hits over the next four innings to suffer the loss, his third. Armond Upshaw’s RBI single to drive in Andres Martinez accounted for the Doubledays’ lone run, as Auburn was held to three hits and three walks.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats won just one game this week but remain in first place in the GCL East by 2½ games over the G-Astros. Weather permitting, they’ll play or complete seven games this week with one scheduled off day (Thursday).

DSL Nationals – UPDATE
The D-Nats split their six games this week but will be eliminated from the playoffs with their next loss or the first-place team’s win. Three weeks remain in the season, which ends one week before the GCL ends, so if the Nationals are inclined to move anyone up for one more look, they have the opportunity.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Rochester,
5:05 p.m.
Turner (0-3, 6.75) and
Valdez (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Gibson (1-2, 2.08) and
Enns (1-1, 2.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-1
(5 inn.)
vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Ross (2-1, 6.95) vs.
Milone (MLB Rehab)
Potomac Lost, 9-2 @ Winston Salem,
7:00 p.m.
Baez (1-7, 5.09) vs.
Flores (0-3, 5.53)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-4 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (2-3, 6.85) vs.
Falter (5-6, 3.10)
Auburn Lost, 15-7
(10 inn.)
vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Crowe (NYPL Debut) vs.
Karinchak (0-2, 6.23)
GCL Nationals Lost, 14-12 @/vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 4
Syracuse completed a three-game sweep of Pawtucket with a 6-4 win. Wait, what? Roster move: RHP Cody Satterwhite activated from the 3-Day TIL.

Reading 6 Harrisburg 1
• T. Hill (L, 4-3) 4IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Robles 1-2, R, HR, RBI
• Ward 1-2, 2B

The Fightins got two in the 1st and four in the 3rd against cannon fodd..er, Taylor Hill before the rains came and handed the Sens a 6-1 loss in five innings. Hill gave up his organization-leading 22nd HR in the 1st and six hits total over four innings while walking two and striking out one as he lost his third AA contest and eighth overall. Victor Robles homered to lead off the game while Drew Ward doubled to lead the Harrisburg hit tally of five.

Winston-Salem 9 Potomac 2
• Sharp (L, 0-1) 6IP, 9H, 7R, 6ER, 5BB, 3K, HR, 2WP
• Johnson 3-5, SB
• Sagdal 2-4, R
• Masters 2-4

Winston-Salem scored in each of the first five innings as they cruised past Potomac, 9-2 in the series opener. Sterling Sharp battled through six innings on 94 pitches and was charged with seven runs on nine hits and five walks as he lost his Carolina League debut. Daniel Johnson remains red-hot with three singles while Ian Sagdal and David Masters added two apiece to account for seven of the nine P-Nats’ hits. Roster moves: RHP Sterling Sharp promoted from Hagerstown; LHP Tim Collins assigned to XST.

Lakewood 5 Hagerstown 4
• B. Hill 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 6K, 2WP
• Morse (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K
• Ortiz 1-3, R, 2B
• Panaccione 1-3, 2B, RBI

The Suns squeezed four runs out of three doubles and a walk and were leading 4-2 going into the 9th when the Blue Claws decoded Phil Morse for three runs and a 5-4 walkoff win. Brigham Hill turned in five innings of two-run ball on four hits in his Sally Lg. debut, walking none and fanning six. Morse took the loss as he gave up three runs on four hits while getting two outs in the 9th for the blown-save-loss. Oliver Ortiz, Paul Panaccione, and Tres Barrera each had a double while Telmito drew the lone Walk to comprise the Hagerstown offense.

Auburn 15 Mahoning Valley 7
• Tetreault 3⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, 0HR
• Smith (L, 1-3) 2IP, 10H, 8R, 8ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Esthay 3-5, R, HR, 5RBI
• Boggetto 2-4, R, BB
• Meregildo 2-5, R, HR, RBI

Since alcohol sales usually end in the 7th, there was no beer to hold, but those who stayed in Falcon Park had to watch this: an eight-run meltdown in the top of the 10th to turn a 7-7 tie into an 15-7 extra-innings loss by Auburn. Jackson Tetrault got the start and didn’t make it out of the 4th as he was charged with five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while fanning two. David Smith gave up nine hits in the 10th and all eight runs in his second inning thrown for his third loss. Kameron Esthay and Omar Meregildo both homered while Branden Boggetto reached base three times as the trio combined for seven hits, three runs, and six RBI to pace the Doubledays’ offense. Roster moves: LHP Seth Romero reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Cardinals 14 GCL Nationals 12
• Alastre 4⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Infante (BS, 2; L, 0-2) 2IP, 2H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K
• L. Garcia 4-5, 3R, 2B, RBI
• Jo. Sanchez 3-5, 2R, 2B, 4RBI
• Cabello 2-3, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 2RBI

The G-Nats’ 11-5 lead through five vanished in just two innings as the G-Cards scored once in the 6th and eight times in the 7th for a 14-12 win. Starter Tomas Alastre was strafed for five runs on five hits and three walks over four and a 1/3rd innings. The blown-save-loss went to Darly Infante, who was touched for four runs on two hits and two walks over two innings. Jose Sanchez drove in four and scored twice while going 3-for-5 to lead the G-Nats’ attack. Roster moves: OF Luis Perdomo released; OF Rafael Bautista assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5
(11 inn.)
@ Pawtucket,
12:05 p.m.
Long (2-4, 4.60) vs.
Haviland (6-6, 3.88)
Harrisburg Won, 9-5 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
T. Hill (4-2, 5.03) vs.
Viza (7-7, 5.29)
Potomac Won, 6-5 @ Winston Salem,
7:00 p.m.
TBD vs. Valerio (3-3, 5.83)
Hagerstown Won, 7-1 @ Lakewood,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (Low-A Debut) vs.
Llovera (1-1, 2.14)
Auburn Won, 9-6 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Tetreault (0-0, 2.57) vs.
McCarty (2-0, 0.49)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-1 vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.

Syracuse 6 Pawtucket 5 (11 inn.)
• Simms 5IP, 7H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 4K, 2HR
• Severino 1-4, R, 2B, BB

The Chiefs endured an 85-minute rain delay and outlasted the PawSox, 6-5 in 11 innings. Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis, RHP Erick Fedde optioned from Washington; RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 9 Reading 5
• Voth (W, 2-1) 5IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR
• ⅓ ⅔ IP, H, R, ER, BB, K
• Robles 3-4, 2R, RBI, SAC
• Joseph 3-4, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Marmolejos 2-4, R, BB, 2RBI

Harrisburg’s three-run 8th broke open a 6-4 game and the held on in the 9th for a 9-5 win. Victor Robles has his third straight multi-hit game, singling twice and scoring twice, with a double, a sacrifice, and an RBI. Austin Voth got the win with five innings of two-run ball on seven hits, a walk, and seven strikeouts.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 5
• Sanburn 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 2K, WP, HBP
• Pantoja (W, 1-2) 3IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, K
• G. Mendez (SV, 10) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Carey 2-2, BB, CS
• Davidson 2-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI
• Johnson 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

The P-Nats gave up four runs in the first two innings but managed to answer each salvo with a total of six runs, capped off by an Earl Weaver special by Daniel Johnson for a 6-5 win over the Hillcats in the series finale. Jorge Pantoja got the win in relief while Gilberto Mendez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 10th save.

Hagerstown 7 Hickory 1
• Braymer (W, 1-0) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HBP
• Fuentes (SV, 2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, WP
• Corredor 2-4, 2R, HR, BB, RBI
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, SB
• Franco 1-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Ben Braymer dazzled in his Sally Lg. debut while Aldrem Corredor and Anderson Franco both homered as Hagerstown avoided the sweep with a 7-1 win in the series finale with Hickory. Blake Perkins singled, walked, doubled, scored twice, and stole a base to lead the Suns’ hit column. Roster moves: RHP Brigham Hill promoted from Auburn.

Auburn 9 Mahoning Valley 6
• Ja. Johnson 4IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Cousins (W, 2-1) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Guibor 3-5, R, 2RBI
• Boggetto 3-5, R
• Je. Baez 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI

The Doubledays piled on six runs in the 1st and survived a four-run 9th to outslug the Scrappers, 9-6. Jake Cousins got the win in relief with three scoreless innings of relief. Austin Guibor, Branden Boggetto, and Jeyner Baez each had three hits and combined for two runs scored and four RBI to power the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Marlins 1
• A. Lee 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• Zwetsch (W, 1-0) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• R. Mendez 3-4, R, 2B, RBI, 2SB
• Dunlap 2-4, R, RBI
• C. Kieboom 1-2, 2B, BB

The G-Nats continue to roll (when they get the game in) as they won for the 20th time with a 5-1 decision over the G-Marlins. Andrew Lee made his first appearance in 14 months as he started and retired five of seven batters faced. Connor Swetsch got the win in relief while Ricardo Mendes singled twice, doubled once, stole two bases, scored a run took out the trash, unloaded the dishwasher, folded the laundry to lead the G-Nats’ attack. Roster moves: RHP Andrew Lee assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Transactions
Syracuse Won, 10-2 @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
RHP Esmil Rogers assigned from Washington.
Harrisburg Won, 8-7 @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
RHP Jimmy Cordero designated for assignment
Potomac Lost, 9-2 vs. Lynchburg,
12:05 p.m.
None
Hagerstown Lost, 10-1 vs. Hickory,
10:35 a.m.
None
Auburn Won, 5-3 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
None
GCL Nationals Tied, 0-0
(Susp., Bot. 2nd)
@ GCL Marlins,
10:00 a.m.
None

• Pedro Severino went 1-for-4 while Phillips Valdez coughed up a HR in relief.
• Victor Robles went 2-for-5 with a HBP, was caught stealing, and had an assist on an 8-2-6 DP.
• Ian Sagdal’s 10th HR prevented a shutout in Potomac.
• Likewise, Blake Perkins doubled to lead off the 9th and came around on Aldrem Corredor’s single to end Hickory’s shutout bid.
• Auburn went 2-for-16 with RISP and left on 10 baserunners but stole five bases and did not commit an error.
• Seth Romero walked two and struck out three in his pro debut before the rains came.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY @ Pawtucket,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Beeks (4-4, 2.89)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Reading,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 3.35) vs.
Taveras (0-1, 3.97)
Potomac Won, 5-2 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 4.35) vs.
Civale (5-2, 3.02)
Hagerstown Lost, 16-4 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (5-5, 4.83) vs.
Sanmartin (0-0, 0.00)
Auburn Lost, 9-2 @ State College,
12:00 p.m.
Johnston (0-0, 3.14) vs.
Mulford (2-3, 4.13)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs. GCL Mets,
10:00 a.m.

Editor’s note: I’ll be in Boston for a conference for the rest of the work week, so coverage–especially tomorrow and Saturday–may be limited.

Syracuse – OFF DAY
Syracuse starts August deep in the I.L. North cellar, with a tragic number of seven. While they have a significant lead for the worst record in the International League, they’re ahead of Las Vegas on percentage points and a half-game ahead of New Orleans for the worst record in all of AAA. Roster move: C Pedro Severino optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
The Senators also find themselves looking up at the rest of the division and looking back on just the Fisher Cats for the worst record in the Eastern League. While reaching .500 would require a 1914 Braves-like finish of 26-8, fifth place is in reach (two games behind the Flying Squirrels) while they’re three games behind (ahead of?) the Birmingham Barons for the worst record in AA.

Potomac 5 Lynchburg 2
• Williams (W, 2-3) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K, WP
• Orlan (SV, 4) 3IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K
• Sundberg 2-2, R
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Mejia 2-3, R, 2B

Potomac’s four-run 6th answered Lynchburg’s tally in the same frame as they took the opener, 5-2. Austen Williams and R.C. Orlan did precisely what AA-experienced pitchers are supposed to do: dominate. Williams threw six innings of one-run ball on four hits and three walks while striking out eight for the win. Orlan let in an unearned run over the final three innings while striking out four for the save. Jack Sundberg came off the bench to single twice while Ian Sagdal went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the P-Nats’ attack. Roster move: OF Michael Taylor assigned from Washington for MLB rehab.

Hickory 16 Hagerstown 4
• Howard (L, 4-1) 1⅔ IP, 7H, 9R, 0ER, BB, K, 0HR
• Agustin 3-5, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Corredor 2-5, RBI

The CrawDads missed two extra points but got two touchdowns in the 2nd as they eclipsed the Suns, 16-4. Hayden Howard took the loss as he was charged with nine unearned runs on seven hits and a walk over an inning and 2/3rds. Telmito Agustin singled twice, tripled once, and drove in two while Aldrem Corredor went 2-for-5 with an RBI to lead the Hagerstown hitters. Roster move: LHP Tyler Watson traded to the Minnesota Twins.

State College 9 Auburn 2
• Y. Ramirez (L, 2-3) 5⅔ IP, 10H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K
• A. Martinez 2-3, R, 2B, BB
• Esthay 2-5

State College rallied from a 2-0 deficit with a pair of three-run innings as they demolished Auburn, 9-2. Yonathan Ramirez suffered the loss on four runs allowed on ten hits over five and 2/3rds innings. Andres Martinez walked, singled, and doubled while Kameron Esthay singled twice to pace the Doubledays offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
The G-Nats are riding a seven-game win streak and are atop the GCL East by three games over the G-Astros. Sunday’s suspended game will indeed be completed on Friday, as previously suggested.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 11-9 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Won, 4-2;
Won, 3-2
vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (1-3, 4.42) vs.
McKenzie (9-5, 3.31)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1
(11 inn.)
vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
Watson (6-4, 4.35) vs. TBD
Auburn Lost, 2-1 @ State College,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-2, 4.97) vs.
Oviedo (SS-A Debut)
GCL Nationals Losing, 1-0
(Susp., Top 2nd)
OFF DAY  

Syracuse 1 Gwinnett 0
Alejandro de Aza’s RBI single in the 9th gave the Chiefs a 1-0 walkoff win and a 2-1 series win. Roster moves: RHP Erick Fedde selected, recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 11 Portland 9
• Crownover (W, 1-5) 5⅓ IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR
• Bacus (H, 1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-1 IR-S
• Norfork 2-5, R, 2B, HR, 5RBI
• Robles 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI, BB, SB
• Hernandez 3-3, 2R, 3RBI, BB

Harrisburg overcame an early 3-0 deficit to take a 7-3 lead in the middle innings and survived a late surge by Portland for an 11-9 win in the series finale. Matt Crownover got the Jack Morris win, his first at AA, with five runs allowed (four earned) on five hits (two HR) and three walks over five innings. He walked three and struck out three. Andrew Robinson wobbled through the 9th with an unearned run on a hit, walk, and two wild pitches for the save. Khayyan Norfork drove in five with a two-run homer in the 2nd and a three-run double in the 7th to lead the Sens’ 13-hit parade.

Potomac 4 Myrtle Beach 2 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (W, 7-10) 5IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 5K
• Collins (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Johnson 3-4, R, 2-2B, SB
• Reetz 2-3

The P-Nats took advantage of the Pelicans’ sloppy fielding to score three times in the 1st and held off a late charge for a 4-2 win in the opener. Luis Reyes won his seventh game with five shutout innings, though he had baserunners in every frame (five hits, three walks). Tim Collins made his first appearance north of Florida, earning a hold with a scoreless 6th but he needed 17 pitches to do it. Daniel Johnson led the Potomac charge, connecting for a single, a single ruled as a double, and another double while Jakson Reetz singled twice in three ABs.

Potomac 3 Myrtle Beach 2 – GAME TWO
• Sanburn 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 1K
• Mills (W, 2-1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Davidson 3-3, R, 2B
• Johnson 2-4, R, OF assist at 2B

Jack Sundberg delivered a two-run single in the final frame for a 3-2 win and a doubleheader sweep by Potomac. Nolan Sanburn started and went the first two innings, giving up a run on three hits and two walks and striking out one. The win went to Jordan Mills for two perfect innings of relief. Austin Davidson singled twice and doubled once while Daniel Johnson piled on two more hits to push his C.L. average to .424 (14-for-23) in his first seven games at High-A. Roster moves: LHP Tim Collins reassigned from Syracuse.

Hagerstown 2 West Virginia 1 (11 inn.)
• DeRosier 7IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, HR
• Fuentes (W, 4-3) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Barrera 1-2, 2R, 2B, 2BB
• Corredor 0-2, 2BB

Likewise, Tyler Beckwith delivered the game-winner with a one-out flyball to the warning track that went untouched for a single and enabled Tres Barrera to trot home from third for the Suns’ 2-1 win in 11 innings. Matt DeRosier went the first seven innings and dominated with just three hits allowed (one HR), no walks, and six K’s. Steven Fuentes got the win with three scoreless in the 9th, 10th, and 11th innings. Barrera singled, doubled, walked twice, and scored both Hagerstown runs. Roster moves: LHP Ben Braymer promoted from Auburn.

State College 2 Auburn 1
• Raquet (L, 0-1) 5IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Ja. Johnson 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Shepard 1-2, 2B, 2BB
• Je. Baez 1-3, RBI, SAC

No such luck for the third “A” team as Auburn’s 9th inning rally fell one run short for a 2-1 loss to State College in the series opener. Nick Raquet took the loss on an unearned run let in on two hits and no walks over five innings. Jared Johnson followed with two scoreless in his NYPL debut. Chance Shepard reached base three times on two walks and a double, accounting for three of the ten Doubleday baserunners (4H, 5BB, 1ROE). Roster moves: LHP Jared Johnson reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Astros 1 GCL Nationals 0 – SUSP.
Rain stopped play after just one inning with the G-Astros leading, 1-0. They’ll most likely make it up when the two teams meet again on Friday.