Sunday’s News & Notes

Victor Robles goes 4-for-7 in doubleheader

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-3 vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Voth (1-3, 5.63) vs.
Grube (2-2, 4.68)
Harrisburg Won, 13-10 vs. Erie,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (1-2, 2.93) vs.
Lewicki (1-1, 6.38)
Potomac OFF DAY @ Wilmington,
6:35 p.m.
Rodriguez (3-1, 3.19) vs.
Griffin (2-2, 3.77)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1 OFF DAY N/A

Buffalo 9 Syracuse 3
• G. Ross (L, 1-2) 4⅔ IP, 10H, 7R, 7ER, BB, K, 2HR, HBP
• Antolin 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Snyder 3-4, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Skole 1-3, R, BB

Syracuse LLLLLost another one, 9-3 to Buffalo. Different Ross, same result as Greg was stampeded by the Bison for seven runs on 10 hits, including a two-run shot in the 2nd and an Earl Weaver special in the 4th. He walked one, struck out one, and hit one while losing his second AAA start. Brandon Snyder drove in all three Chiefs runs while going 3-for-4 with a double and a homer while Matt Skole drew the lone walk. Roster moves: OF Rafael Bautista optioned from Washington; OF Brian Goodwin recalled to Washington.

Harrisburg 13 Erie 10
• Blackmar 3⅓ IP, 9H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR
• Brinley (W, 2-1) 2⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 2K
• Ward 2-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• N. Soto 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Norfork 2-3, 3R, HR, BB, 3RBI, SB

The Senators got a touchdown in the 3rd but let the Seawolves march back down the field in the 4th to tie at 7-7. Harrisburg won the field-position battle and outkicked Erie for 13-10 victory. Starting QB pitcher Mark Blackmar was sacked for seven runs on nine hits and two walks over three and a 1/3rd innings. Ryan Brinley was credited with the win, his second, despite giving up two on three hits over two and 2/3rds. Drew Ward, Neftali Soto, and Khayyan Norfork all homered as the Sens pounded out 17 hits with everyone reaching base at least twice.

Potomac – OFF DAY
Jefry Rodriguez, the defending Carolina Pitcher of the Week, gets the start tonight for Potomac against Wilmington and Carolina Batter of the Week Elier Hernandez.

Hickory 6 Hagerstown 1
• M. Mills (L, 4-2) 5⅓ IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• J. Mills 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Perkins 2-4, CS(3)

The ‘Dads put on the black socks and sandals and walked all over the Suns for a 6-1 win in the series finale. McKenzie Mills took the loss with four runs let in on six hits over five and a 1/3rd innings. He walked none and struck out five. Nick Banks broke up the shutout bid with a solo HR in the 6th as both he and Blake Perkins went 2-for-4. The rest of the Hagerstown lineup was 2-for-26 and the all nine combined for 16 whiffs.

Monday’s News & Notes

Carter Kieboom goes 4-for-7 with two doubles, a HR, and 4RBI in Suns doubleheader

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
G. Ross (1-1, 5.40)
Lawrence (1-0, 0.90)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-1 vs. Erie,
6:30 p.m.
Blackmar (3-2, 5.87) vs.
Alexander (1-3, 4.39)
Potomac Won, 4-3
(11 inn.)
OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 10-9;
Lost, 10-4
vs. Hickory,
10:35 a.m.
M. Mills (4-1, 2.10) vs.
Jo. Hernandez (1-3, 3.97)

Syracuse vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre – PPD
For the second straight series, rain saved the Chiefs from a three-game sweep postponed the series finale. No makeup date has been announced yet.

Hartford 6 Harrisburg 5
• Williams (L, 1-3) ⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, BB, K, HR(GS), HBP
• Self 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• N. Soto 2-4, 2B
• Norfork 2-3, R, 2B

Hartford jumped on Austen Williams for five in the 1st and did not need an, um, insurance run in a 6-1 defeat of Harrisburg. The Yard Goats’ Dom Nunenz connected for a grand slam to highlight the visitors’ opening salvo. Williams let up five hits and a walk in 2/3rds of an inning before he was lifted for a reliever. Derek Self stranded two while getting the last out of the first and then threw three perfect innings of relief. Neftali Solo and Khayyan Norfork both singled and doubled but the rest of the Sens were 2-for-24.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3 (11 inn.)
• Silvestre 6IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K, HBP
• Mendez (W, 1-0) 3IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 0K
• Sundberg 3-4, R, BB, SB
• Agustin 1-2, R, RBI

The P-Nats rallied for two in the 8th to tie at 3-3 and plated the game winner in the 11th to prevent a three-game sweep by the Hillcats, 4-3. Hector Silvestre let in all three Lynchburg runs on two hits and two walks, but also extended his string of quality starts to four. Gilberto Mendez pitched three scoreless innings of relief for the win. Jack Sundberg singled three times, walked once, and scored once to lead the Potomac attack.

Hagerstown 10 Hickory 9 – GAME ONE
• Watson (W, 1-1) 6IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 4K, HR
• Johnson 2-4, 2R, 3B, SB
• Kieboom 3-4, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Neuse 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Hagerstown outslugged Hickory, 10-9 to take the opener. Tyler Watson got the Jack Morris win with six runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Steven Fuentes had a Treinen time in the 9th as he allowed three runs on five hits. Jake Noll was the beer man in a 13-hit onslaught led by Carter Kieboom’s 3-for-4, two-RBI effort.

Hagerstown 10 Hickory 9 – GAME TWO
• Sharp (L, 0-2) 2⅔ IP, 9H, 8R, 5ER, 0BB, 1K, HBP, 2WP
• Simonds 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Kieboom 1-3, R, HR(6), BB, 2RBI, E(6)
• Franco 0-1, R, 2BB

A seven-run 3rd knocked Sterling Sharp from the box as the Crawdad signed off the Suns, 10-4 in the nightcap to split the doubleheader. Sharp was charged with eight runs (five earned) on nine hits over two and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out one, but hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. Carter Kieboom homered, walked, and drove in two to lead Hagerstown’s six-hit, four-walk offense.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 9-3 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (1-1, 5.40)
C. Green (2-1, 4.73)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-5 vs. Hartford,
1:30 p.m.
Williams (1-2, 4.70) vs.
Wynkoop (2-2, 6.07)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Lost, 11-3
vs. Lynchburg,
1:05 p.m.
Silvestre (3-0, 3.41) vs.
McKenzie (2-2, 2.32)
Hagerstown Won, 10-9 vs. Hickory,
2:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.04) and
Sharp (0-1, 3.38) vs.
TBD and TBD

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 9 Syracuse 3
• J. Ross (L, 0-2) 5IP, 8H, 7R, 7ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR, 2WP
• Satterwhite 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K, 3-0 IR-S
• Goodwin 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Robinson 1-2, 2BB

Same s!@#, different level for Joe Ross, who was hammered like a Kennedy at an open bar in Syracuse’s 9-3 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Ross gave up seven runs on eight hits, including two two-run homers that bookended his five-inning outing. He walked two and struck out four. Brian Goodwin and Brandon homered to account for all three Chiefs runs on an eight-hit, three-walk offensive output. Roster move: RHP Cody Satterwhite assigned from Washington.

Hartford 6 Harrisburg 5
• Fedde 7IP, 5H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Valdez (BS, 1; L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 0K
• Ward 3-5, R, 2-2B
• Keller 2-3, 2R, BB, SB
• Abreu 2-3, R, RBI

The Sens ‘pen couldn’t pull off another magic trick and instead gave it away in the 8th for a 6-5 loss to the Yard Goats. Erick Fedde rebounded for a quality start of three runs (two earned) on five hits (one longball) and two walks while fanning four over seven innings. Phillips Valdez ran aground for three runs on three hits and a walk in the 8th for the blown-save-loss. Drew Ward singled once and doubled twice while Alec Keller reached base three times to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Estevez (L, 1-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 5K
• Sundberg 1-3, BB
• Mejia 1-3

Wirkin Estevez went the distance but the Potomac offense was shut out, 3-0 by Lynchburg in the opener. “For the Weekend” went a season-high seven innings and allowed all three Hillcat runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five, but lost for the second time this season. The P-Nats managed three hits and four walks and were 0-for-7 with RISP, leaving eight runners on base.

Lynchburg 11 Potomac 3 – GAME TWO
• Reyes (L, 1-5) 3⅓ IP, 8H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• R. Pena 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 1-3, R, 3B, RBI
• Gushue 1-1, R, HR, SF, 2RBI, BB

The Hillcats wasted no time putting this one away, scoring four in the 1st and two in the 2nd as they cruised to an 11-3 win and a doubleheader sweep of the P-Nats. Luis Reyes was strafed for eight runs on eight hits and two walks over three an a 1/3rd innings to lose for the fifth time in six starts. Taylor Gushue smacked his Carolina Lg.-leading 8th HR and drove in another with a sac fly to lead the Potomac attack.

Hagerstown 10 Hickory 9
• C. Pena 3⅔ IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 5BB, 5K, HBP, BK, WP
• D. Ramos (W, 1-0) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Johnson 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Franco 2-4, R, BB, RBI
• Corredor 2-5, 2-2B, 4RBI

Aldrem Corredor struck again with a two-run double to rally the Suns past the Crawdads for a 10-9 walkoff win. Carlos Pena was knocked around again with six runs on five hits and five walks over three and 2/3rds for the no-decision. Hagerstown rallied from an 8-1 deficit to tie it at 8-8 with seven runs in the middle innings. David Ramos vultured the win despite giving up the go-ahead run in the 9th in his second inning of work. Daniel Johnson singled twice and doubled once to lead the Hagerstown hit column. Roster move: C’s Jakson Reetz, Matt Reistetter assigned from XST; C Tres Barrera placed on the 7-Day DL, C Jorge Tillero placed on the Restricted List.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Ca. Smith (0-0, 3.93)
Harrisburg Won, 6-2 vs. Hartford,
7:00 p.m.
Long (2-3, 2.20) vs.
Howard (0-1, 2.25)
Potomac Postponed vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-3, 8.27) vs.
Chiang (3-1, 1.71)
Hagerstown Won, 3-2 vs. Hickory,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (1-1, 9.37) vs.
Arredondo (0-2, 6.91)

Syracuse vs. Pawtucket – PPD
The series finale between Syracuse and Pawtucket was postponed until June 13 due to rain. They’ll play a twinight doubleheader on that Tuesday to make this one up.

Harrisburg 6 Hartford 2
• Simms 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K, WP, HBP
• Brinley (W, 1-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• N. Soto 1-3, R, HR, SF, 3RBI
• Ward 1-2, R, BB, SF, RBI
• Y. Hernandez 1-3, R, BB, RBI

The Senators rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to score six unanswered runs to triple up the Yard Goats, 6-2. John Simms spun another quality start of two runs on four hits with one walk and one whiff but got the no-decision. Ryan Brinley picked up the win, tossing a 1-2-3 top of the 8t,h when Harrisburg broke out for four in the bottom of the 8th, highlighted by a two-run HR by Neftali Soto. The Sens made the most of their six hits and four walks, driving in three via the sacrifice fly for a misleading 1-for-7 mark with RISP.

Potomac vs. Lynchburg – PPD
Rain also put the brakes on the series opener between Potomac and Lynchburg. They’ll shoot to make this one up on Saturday rather than today, given the chance for a packed house for five hours weather forecast today.

Hagerstown 3 Rome 2
• Bourque 5IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 5K
• Vanvossen 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• J. Mills (W, 4-0) ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Barrera 1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
• Noll 1-3, R, SF, RBI

The Suns dodged the rain just long enough to walk off in the 9th for a 3-2 win. Jame Bourque went the first five and gave up both Barves runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five.
Mick VanVossen locked ’em down until the 9th, when he ceded to Jordan Mills who struck out two while stranding two. Jake Noll, who tied the game at 2-2 with sac fly in the 6th, led off the 9th with a single, took second on a bunt single by nick banks, stole third after an Anderson Franco whiff, and scored on Aldrem Corredor’s single. Roster move: OF Juan Soto placed on the 7-Day DL; OF Oliver Ortiz assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-0 vs. Pawtucket,
6:35 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Walden (0-2, 2.76)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-0 vs. Hartford,
7:00 p.m.
Simms (1-2, 2.91) vs.
French (1-2, 4.43)
Potomac Won, 1-0 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-3, 8.27) vs.
Chiang (3-1, 1.71)
Hagerstown Won, 8-3 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-1, 2.63) vs.
Lawlor (2-0, 2.25)

Pawtucket 7 Syracuse 0
• Hill (L, 1-3) 5IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 4HR
• Nathan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sanchez 1-3, BB, 2K
• Skole 1-5, 2B, 2K

The Chiefs drew 10 walks yet could not push across a single run while Taylor Hill threw in-game BP again in a 7-0 loss to the PawSox. Hill gave up six runs, four (4) solo HRs, and nine hits total during his five innings on the mound. He walked one and struck out one while losing his third game. Matt Skole doubled while Brandon Snyder and Adrian Sanchez both singled as Syracuse went 0-for-13 with RISP without hitting into a double play to leave on 14 baserunners.

Trenton 6 Harrisburg 0
• Blackmar (L, 3-2) 4IP, 6H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 0K
• Johansen 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Collier 2-4, 2K
• Perez 1-2, BB

Trenton struck for all six runs in the 4th in a 6-0 shutout of Harrisburg. Mark Blackmar wore the “L” with six runs allowed on six hits and four walks with nary a whiff over four innings. Jake Johansen (2IP), Derek Self, and R.C. Orlan combined for four scoreless but the Senator offense was mostly in recess. Zach Collier singled twice while Stephen Perez and Yadiel Hernandez singled once for the four Harrisburg hits. The Sens struck out 11 times and were 0-for-6 with RISP.

Potomac 1 Down East 0
• Rodrigruez 8IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 8K, HBP
• Mendez (S, 2) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Robles 1-3, R, HR, RBI, 2BB, SB
• Sagdal 1-4, 2B

Jefry Rodriguez no-hit the Wood Ducks for seven while Victor Robles homered to power a 1-0 shutout win for the P-Nats. Rodriguez gave up a leadoff double in the 8th but finished the frame for the longest outing of his career, as he allowed two walks, hit a batter, and fanned eight. Gilberto Mendez also gave up a leadoff double in the 9th but settled down with three straight outs to get the save, his second. Robles also walked twice and stole a base but only Ian Sagdal avoided the K’s from the Down East pitchers who piled up 13 of them.

Hagerstown 8 Rome 3
• M. Mills (W, 4-1) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 7K, HR
• Simonds (SV, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K
• Johnson 3-4, R, 2B
• Noll 3-4, 2R, RBI
• C. Kieboom 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

Hagerstown rallied for five in the 4th to erase an early 2-0 deficit and cruised to an 8-3 win over Rome. McKenzie Mills picked up his fourth win with five innings of two-run ball on six hits and two walks while setting down seven on strikes. Hayden Howard was dinged for the third run but earned the hold while Kyle Simonds threw two scoreless to garner the save. Daniel Johnson and Jake Noll both went 3-for-4 to lead the Suns’ 14-hit parade.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 3-1 vs. Pawtucket,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (1-2, 8.14) vs.
Owens (2-0, 1.66)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-6 @ Trenton,
10:30 p.m.
Blackmar (3-1, 4.26) vs.
German (0-3, 2.95)
Potomac Won, 4-2 @ Down East,
11:00 a.m.
Rodriguez (2-1, 4.30) vs.
Springs (0-2, 5.82)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3 vs. Rome,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (3-1, 2.18) vs.
Wentz (1-1, 2.70)

Pawtucket 3 Syracuse 1
• Voth (L, 1-3) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 7K, HR
• Antolin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Green 1-3
• Sanchez 0-2, SF, RBI

Adrian Sanchez’s sac fly in the bottom of the 8th saved Syracuse from its third shutout but not its 13th loss, 3-1 to Pawtucket. Austin Voth pitched a season-high seven innings and gave up all three PawSox runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out seven, but lost for the third time in five starts. Dustin Antolin and Austin Adams each put up a goose egg to keep things close. Corbin Joseph walked, took third on Grant Green’s single–the second hit of the night by the Chiefs; Andrew Stevenson led off the game with the first–and scored on Sanchez’s flyball. Pedro Severino’s walk in the 5th and Brandon Snyder’s walk in the 9th rounded out the scorecard. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington.

Trenton 9 Harrisburg 6
• Williams 6IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Brinley (L, 0-1) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HR
• Abreu 3-4, RBI, CS
• Ward 2-4, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, 2K
• Collier 1-4, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI, 2K

The Senators bullpen was torched for four runs, including a two-out, three-run HR in a 9-6 loss to the Thunder. Austen Williams wasn’t much better, allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out two over six innings. Ryan Brinley took the loss on the Earl Weaver special as he was charged with the final three runs on three hits and a walk in the 8th. Zach Collier and Drew Ward both hit two-run HRs while Osvaldo Abreu went 3-for-4 to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Potomac 4 Down East 2
• Silvestre 6⅓ IP, 7H, 2R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Schepel (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 1-0 IR-S
• Agustin 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B, BB
• Robles 1-3, R, 2SB, HBP

Potomac rallied for one in the 7th to tie, two in the 8th to win as they doubled up Down East, 4-2. Hector Silvestre pitched into the 7th and gave up both Wood Ducks runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning six. Kyle Schepel took over with one out and retired the last eight batters in order to pick up the win. Telmito Agustin’s first homer of 2017 was the tie run in the 7th while Victor Robles singled on a bunt, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on an Ian Sagdal single. Taylor Gushue drove in Sagdal two batters later for the insurance run. Roster moves: IF David Masters placed on the 7-Day DL; 1B-OF Matt Page assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Rome 4 Hagerstown 3
• Sharp 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 7K, HR, WP, 2HBP
• DeRosier (BS, 1; L, 0-2) 3IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Neuse 2-3, R, BB, SB
• Banks 2-4, 2B, RBI

Sterling Sharp was, Matt DeRosier wasn’t in a 4-3 Suns loss to Rome. Sharp tossed six innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk while striking out seven and was in line for the “W” when Hagerstown rallied for three in the last of the 6th. DeRosier gave away the lead with a home run in the 7th and took the loss with a triple followed by a wild pitch in the 8th. Sheldon Neuse reached base three times with a pair of singles and walk and stole his seventh base while Nick Banks singled and doubled and drove in a run. The Suns grounded into four double plays to offset the five walks drawn. Readjust your undergarments: Juan Soto was lifted after a mild injury while sliding home on a sac fly, but is “not expected to miss any more time,” according to Suns PR.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-6 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Lost, 3-2 @ Trenton,
7:00 p.m.
Fedde (1-2, 1.80) vs.
Adams (3-0, 0.82)
Potomac Lost, 5-4 @ Down East,
7:00 p.m.
Reyes (1-3, 4.91) vs.
Pena (1-1, 3.07)
Hagerstown Won, 22-4 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 7 Norfolk 6
• Ross (W, 1-1) 6IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Martin (SV, 2) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 3-0 IR-S
• Joseph 4-5, 2R, 2B, RBI
• Goodwin 2-5, R, HR, 3RBI
• Snyder 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI

Syracuse took an early 5-0 lead and managed not to blow it to end a five-game losing streak with 7-6 win over Norfolk. Greg Ross got the Jack Morris win with five runs allowed on seven hits and three walks over six innings while striking out two. Rafael Martin came on with the bases loaded in the 9th and got the final out for the save, his second. Corbin Joseph went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI while both Brian Goodwin and Brandon Snyder homered and drove in three to lead the Chiefs offense.

Altoona 3 Harrisburg 2
• Long (L, 2-3) 5⅔ IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Suero 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Abreu 2-4, R, 2B, 3B, RBI
• Keller 1-3, 2B

The Curve got to Jaron Long for three in the 3rd and held the Sens to just two for 3-2 win in the series finale. Long let in all three runs on nine hits, including a home run over five and 2/3rds. He walked one and struck out three. R.C. Orlan got the last out of the 6th and stranded a runner while Wander Suero tossed two scoreless to keep thing close. Osvaldo Abreu doubled, tripled, scored a run, and drove in a run while Alec Keller doubled in three trips to the plate. Harrisburg was held to just six hits total and went 1-for-10 with RISP.

Salem 5 Potomac 4
• Crownover 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 3K, HR
• Held (L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, R, ER, 2BB, 0K
• Lowery 1-3, R, 2B, BB, 2RBI
• Agustin 1-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI

The Potomac ‘pen couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead, giving two in the 8th and the gamewinner in the 9th in a 5-4 loss to Salem. Matt Crownover did his part with five innings of one-run ball on three hits and a walk while fanning three. Sam Held took the loss as he gave up back-to-back one-out walks then a two-out double to take the loss. Jake Lowery and Telmito Agustin both went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored but the P-Nats managed only six hits

Hagerstown 22 Lexington 4
• Ramirez 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• Fuentes (W, 1-0) 3⅓ IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, 2HR
• C. Kieboom 5-7, 4R, 2B, 3HR, 5RBI
• Noll 5-7, 3R, 2-2B, HR, 4RBI
• Tillero 5-7, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Corredor 5-6, 3R, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI

The Suns set a Sally Lg. record with 30 hits in a 22-4 debunking of the Legends. Four players had five hits, including Carter Kieboom, who hit three home runs and drove in five. Aldrem Corredor was a HR shy of the cycle and reached base six times. Yonathan Ramirez started and pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and two walks. Steven Fuentes gave up all four runs on eight hits, including two homers, over three and a 1/3rd innnings to get credit for the win. David Ramos mopped up with his fourth scoreless outing in 18 appearances at Low-A since 2014.