Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 13-3 @ Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
Cole (1-0, 5.02) vs.
Wilson (0-1, 12.00)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Blackmar (2-1, 4.15) vs.
Austin Coley (0-0, 2.76)
Potomac Won, 7-1 @ Salem,
7:05 p.m.
Baez (0-2, 6.75) vs.
Kent (1-1, 4.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 12-2 @ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (1-0, 4.61) vs.
Garabito (2-1, 2.63)

Durham 5 Syracuse 2
• Hill (L, 1-2) 5⅔ IP, 12H, 7R, 7ER, 0BB, 5K, 2HR
• Nathan ⅔ IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 0K
• Skole 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB, 2K, E
• Bautista 2-4, R, 2B, BB

The Bulls gored the Chiefs 13-3 to complete the three-game sweep. Taylor Hill served up HR nos. six and seven and 12 hits total over five and 2/3rds to take the loss, his second. He walked none and struck out five. Neal Cotts was the only reliever to not give up any runs, but did his part by letting in one of two inherited while getting the last out in Durham’s four-run 8th. Rafael Bautista walked, singled, and doubled, and scored a run to lead the Syracuse offense. Roster move: LHP Matt Grace optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
Harrisburg returns to action after its second scheduled off day in April with a six-game swing through lovely Altoona (kind of) and delightful Trenton (not really).

Potomac 7 Frederick 1
• Rodriguez (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K
• Rivera 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Wiseman 2-4, 2R, 3B, HR, RBI
• Gushue 2-4, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Sundberg 2-4, RBI

Jefry Rodriguez shook off a 1st-inning run to throw seven strong in a 7-1 win over Frederick in the series finale. Rodriguez gave up one run on five hits and struck out five while winning his second game. Jorge Pantoja and Mariano Rivera III both tossed a scoreless inning in relief. Rhett Wiseman and Taylor Gushue both went 2-for-4 with a homer, as they combined for three RBI and 13 total bases.

Lexington 12 Hagerstown 2
• Bourque (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR
• J. Soto 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Perkins 1-3, R, BB

Juan Soto homered with two out in the 1st to give Hagerstown an early 1-0 lead. It was all Lexington after that in a 12-2 demolition. James Bourque took the loss with four runs allowed on four hits and two walks while striking out three. Soto also singled to finish 2-for-4 while leadoff man Blake Perkins went 1-for-3 with a walk and scored the other Suns run on an RBI single by Sheldon Neuse in the 7th.

Thursday’s News & Notes

The “A” teams both split a doubleheader

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 @ Durham,
10:35 a.m.
Hill (1-1, 7.04) vs.
Ames (0-0, 2.89)
Harrisburg Lost, 4-2 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 5-2;
Won, 11-3
vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Rodriguez (1-1, 5.63)
Alvarado (1-2, 10.80)
Hagerstown Lost, 1-0;
Won, 4-1
@ Lexington,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-0, 0.93) vs.
Davila (1-0, 4.76)

Durham 5 Syracuse 2
• Voth (L, 1-2) 4⅔ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 5BB, 1K, WP
• Adams 1⅓ IP, 1H, R, ER, BB, K, 2-0 IR-S
• Skole 1-4, R, HR, RBI, 2K
• Sanchez 1-2, R, 2B, BB

Syracuse fell back below .500 with a 5-2 loss to Durham. Austin Voth couldn’t go five innings, as he was knocked from the box after three runs in on five hits and five walks over four and 2/3rds innings. Austin Adams stranded two but saw his streak of scoreless appearances snapped with a run in the 6th. Matt Skole went deep for the fourth time with solo shot in the 6th while Adrian Sanchez walked and doubled to lead the Chief’s six-hit, one-walk offense. Roster move: Recalled LHP Matt Grace to Washington.

Reading 4 Harrisburg 2
• Fedde (L, 1-2) 7IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 5K, 2HR
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Ward 1-3, R, HR, RBI, BB
• Stevenson 1-3, R, 3B, BB

Erick Fedde was dinged for all four runs on two homers in a 4-2 Sens loss to the Fightins. The Nats top pitching prospect went seven innings and gave up four hits and two walks as he lost for the second time. Wander Suero and R.C. Orlan followed with a scoreless inning apiece. Andrew Stevenson walked and tripled while Drew Ward walked and homered as Harrisburg collected seven hits on the night.

Frederick 5 Potomac 2 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (L, 1-3) 6IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 6K, HR, WP
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Gutierrez 0-0, R, 4BB
• Gushue 1-2, 2BB, RBI

Frederick tried all they could to give this game away with nine walks in seven inning, but Potomac was a bit too gracious as they went 0-for-11 with RISP and lost the opener, 5-2. Luis Reyes allowed all five Keys runs on six hit and two walks over six innings while notching his third “L.” Sam Held pitched a scoreless 7th to close it out. Kelvin Gutierrez drew four walks in four PAs while Taylor Gushue drew two and went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI but the P-Nats managed just five hits total.

Potomac 11 Frederick 3 – GAME TWO
• Silvestre (W, 3-0) 6⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K
• R. Pena ⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K, 1-1 IR-S
• Davidson 2-3, 3R, 2HR, 5RBI
• Gutierrez 2-3, R, HR, BB, RBI
• Lora 3-3, R, 2B

In Game Two, the P-Nats went from zed to Marcellus as they went medieval on Keys’ pitching with four HRs in an 11-3 demolition to split the doubleheader. Hector Silvestre came one out short of tossing a complete game, charged with all three Frederick runs on six hits over six and 2/3rds innings. He walked none and struck out three. Ronald Pena let in one inherited runner while getting the final out. Austin Davidson kicked off the barrage with a two-run shot in the 1st and closed it out with an Earl Weaver special. In between, Ian Sagdal went back-to-back with opposite-field HRs (grand slam for Sagdal) in a five-run 2nd. Edwin Lora led the 11-hit parade with two singles and a double.

Kannapolis 1 Hagerstown 0 – GAME ONE
• Sharp (L, 0-1) 6IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 8K, HR
• Y. Ramirez 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Banks 1-2, SB
• La Bruna 1-2

Sterling Sharp made one mistake as he was outdueled by former Nats farmhand Dane Dunning in a 1-0 Hagerstown loss to Kannapolis. A two-out solo HR was the game-winner off Sharp, who fanned eight, walked non, and gave up two hits total over six innings. Yonathan Ramirez tossed a scoreless inning to close it out. Nick Banks and Angelo La Bruna both singled while Tres Barrera walked to account for the three Suns baserunners allowed by the Dunning.

Hagerstown 4 Kannapolis 1 – GAME TWO
• M. Mills (W, 3-1) 5⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, 3HBP, WP
• J. Mills (SV, 2) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, WP, 1-1 IR-S
• Franco 1-2, 2R, BB
• Tillero 2-3, 2-2B, 3RBI

The Suns got a run of the Mills pitching performance in the second game as the Intimidators fell, 4-1. McKenzie got the start, the win and was charged with the Kannapolis run on two hits and three hit batsman over five and 2/3rds innings. Jordan got the save and allowed his inherited runner to score over the final inning and a 1/3rd on one hit and no walks. Jorge Tillero doubled twice and drove in three to lead the Hagerstown attack.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY @ Durham,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Honeywell (0-1, 4.50)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 0.50) vs.
Eshelman (1-0, 3.94)
Potomac OFF DAY vs. Frederick,
7:05 p.m.
Reyes (1-2, 3.94) vs.
Gonzalez (0-2, 5.65)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Kannapolis,
4:35 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) and
Y. Ramirez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45) and TBD

Syracuse – OFF DAY
After taking six straight—five at home—the Chiefs take their show on the road to North Carolina and Virginia to face the Bulls and the Tide for three games apiece. Roster move: RHP Jacob Turner recalled to Washington.

Reading 9 Harrisburg 1
• Long (L, 2-2) 5IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Ward 2-4
• Read 2-4

Reading went to town on the Harrisburg bullpen to break open a 2-1 game and win going away, 9-1. Jaron Long took the loss with two runs allowed on six hits and a walk while striking out eight over five innings. Jake Johansen was lit up for three runs in the 6th while Jimmy Cordero was smoked for four runs in the 7th. Drew Ward and Raudy Read both went 2-for-4 to lead the Sens offense.

Potomac – OFF DAY
The P-Nats resume play after their first scheduled day off with a three-game homestand against the Keys. Weather permitting, natch.

Hagerstown vs. Kannapolis – PPD
Rain interrupted or postponed play for the fourth time this month yesterday in Hagerstown. They’ll try to play two today to make it up.

Monday’s News & Notes

Blake Perkins walks off the Suns twice with a HR, single

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 8-2 OFF DAY N/A
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 3.38) vs.
Barker (1-0, 4.85)
Potomac Won, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A
Hagerstown Won, 4-1;
Won, 5-4
(9 inn.)
vs. Kannapolis,
6:05 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 4.50) vs.
Dunning (1-0, 0.45)

Syracuse 8 Norfolk 2
• Cole (W, 1-0) 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 5K
• Adams 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Bautista 3-5, 2R, BB
• Goodwin 2-3, R, BB, RBI
• Sanchez 1-3, R, BB, RBI

Syracuse completed the sweep of Norfolk with an 8-2 dismantling for its sixth straight win. A.J. Cole pitched five innings of two-run ball on a walk and five hits and five K’s to pick up his first “W” of 2017. Four relievers turned in a scoreless inning apiece highlighted by Austin Adams striking out the side in the 8th. Rafael Bautista reached base four times with three singles and a walk and scored two runs to lead the Chiefs’ 11-hit parade. Roster move: IF Grant Green outrighted from Washington.

Harrisburg 2 Bowie 1
• Simms (W, 1-1) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K
• Brinley (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Valdez (SV, 1) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 1-3, R, 2B, RBI
• Lisson 1-2, R, BB

The Sens squeezed in two runs from three hits and two walks and got another strong out from a trio of pitchers to take the game and the series from the Baysox, 2-1. John Simms spun five strong innings with one run let in on five hits while striking out seven. Ryan Brinley followed with two perfect innings for the hold while Phillips Valdez cordero’d around three hits in the 8th and 9th innings to earn the save. Mario Lisson walked, scored on Raudy Read’s RBI double, while Spencer Kieboom’s RBI groundout plated what proved to be the gamewinner.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 3
• Estevez 5⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 2K
• Crownover (W, 3-0) 3⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, 1-0 IR-S
• Masters 2-4, R, RBI
• Sagdal 1-4, R, HR, RBI

Potomac fell behind 3-0 after four innings but chipped away with single runs in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th innings for a 4-3 comeback win in the series finale vs. Lynchburg. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez went the first five and 2/3rds innings, allowing all three Hillcats runs on eighth hits and a walk, but go the no-decision. Matt Crownover continues to make his case to return to starting with another strong appearance, finishing the game with three and a 1/3rd perfect innings of relief and his third win. David Masters led the P-Nats’ offense with a pair of singles while Ian Sagdal homered and walked.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 1 – GAME ONE
• Watson 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 2BB, 7K, HBP, 2WP
• VanVossen (W, 2-0) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• J. Soto 2-3, RBI

Blake Perkins smacked a three-run HR to give the Suns a 4-1 walkoff win in the opener. Tyler Watson gave up the lone SHIrerun on three hits and two walks over five innings. The win went to Mick VanVossen with two scoreless innings. Perkins also doubled and scored two runs total while Juan Soto singled twice in three trips and drove in the first Hagerstown run.

Hagerstown 5 Delmarva 4 (9 inn.) – GAME TWO
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 4K, HR
• Fuentes 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 1-0 IR-S
• Simonds (W, 2-0) 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K, HR
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI, 3SB
• Johnson 2-4, R, 2B
• La Bruna 3-4

Hagerstown rallied for single runs in the 7th and 8th innings to tie and connected on four straight singles in the 9th to win, 5-4 and sweep the doubleheader from the Shorebirds. Hayden Howard pitched into the 5th but was dinged for three Shorebirds runs on eight hits and a walk over four and a 1/3rd innings. The win went to Kyle Simonds who closed out the game with a (home) run over the last two innings, and bailed out by Carter Kieboom’s HR in the bottom of the 8th. Blake Perkins delivered the gamewinner once again while going 2-for-4 with a double, as did Daniel Johnson, while Angelo La Bruna went 3-for-4 to lead the Suns hit column.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-4 vs. Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 5.79) vs.
Ynoa (0-3, 7.30)
Harrisburg Won, 3-1 vs. Bowie,
1:30 p.m.
Simms (0-1, 3.38) vs.
Barker (1-0, 4.85)
Potomac Postponed @ Lynchburg,
2:00 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Esparza (1-2, 4.80)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. Delmarva,
2:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.45) and
Howard (1-0, 2.00) vs.
Muckenhirn (1-1, 2.30) and
Dietz (0-1, 12.10)

Syracuse 9 Norfolk 4
• Hill (W, 1-1) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 1K, 0HR
• Martin 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Ramsey 3-4, 2-2B, R, 2RBI
• Robinson 2-4, 2R, BB, RBI
• Falu 2-4, R, RBI

The Syracuse bats came alive with a baker’s dozen of hits and no beer man in a 9-4 pummeling of Norfolk. Taylor Hill kept the ball in the yard for the first time in three starts, allowing just two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one (1) as both he and the Chiefs evened up their won-loss records at 1-1 and 7-7, respectively. Caleb Ramsey singled once, doubled twice, scored a run, and knocked in two while Clint Robinson also reached base three times with two singles and a walk to lead the Syracuse offense.

Harrisburg 3 Bowie 1
• Blackmar (W, 2-1) 5IP, 6H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K, HBP
• Self (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Suero (SV, 2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Collier 1-3, R, HR, RBI
• Ward 1-4, RBI

The Senators got two in the 1st and one in the 2nd and strong pitching to make it stand up for a 3-1 win over the BaySox. Mark Blackmar won for the second time with a run on six hits over five innings, no walks, and two whiffs. Derek Self and Wander Suero both turned in two scoreless to earn the hold and save respectively. Zach Collier homered for the sole extra base hit for Harrisburg, which managed just six hits total

Lynchburg vs. Potomac – PPD
Rain claimed Game Three of the four-game series between Potomac and Lynchburg. They play just the one game today. No makeup date has been announced for yesterday’s postponement. The two teams play each other three more times in the first half, with two four-game series (Potomac, Lynchburg) next month and a three-game series in June (Potomac.

Hagerstown vs. Delmarva – PPD
Likewise, the game between the Shorebirds and the Suns was washed away. They will try to play two today, though the two teams play two more series in the first half.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-0 vs. Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
Hill (0-1, 9.64) vs.
T. Wilson (2-0, 4.56 in ’16)
Harrisburg Lost, 8-2 vs. Bowie,
6:00 p.m.
Blackmar (1-1, 5.63) vs.
Grimes (0-1, 3.00)
Potomac Lost, 4-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 6.75) vs.
Esparza (1-2, 4.80)
Hagerstown Won, 4-3;
Lost 4-1
vs. Delmarva,
6:05 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.45) vs.
Muckinhirn (1-1, 2.30)

Syracuse 3 Norfolk 0
• Voth (W, 1-1) 6IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 5K
• G. Ross (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• Bautista 2-3, R, CS
• Snyder 1-3, RBI, SB

The Chiefs turned the Tide with another shutout, 3-0 and quietly extended their win streak to four games. 2016 Austin Voth showed up with six strong innings, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning five. Greg Ross followed with two scoreless for the hold while Joe Nathan worked around a single in the 9th for the save. Adrian Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a run scored while Brandon Snyder drove in two and Brian Goodwin one to compose the Syracuse five-hit, three-run offense.

Bowie 8 Harrisburg 2
• Williams (L, 1-2) 6IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Brinley 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Read 2-4, 2B
• Abreu 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• 0-15 RISP, 9LOB, 15K

Rafael Soriano Jimmy Cordero was lit up for five runs in the 9th but improved his ERA to 18.69 as Bowie broke open a 3-0 game en route a 8-2 win over Harrisburg. Osvaldo Abreu’s two-run homer in the alst of the 9th avoided the shutout. Austen Williams took the loss despite six innings of two-run ball on five hits and two walks while striking out four. Raudy Read singled and doubled to lead the Sens hit column of six total while Andrew Stevenson drew two of the five Harrisburg walks on the night.

Lynchburg 4 Potomac 2
• Baez (L, 0-2) 4IP, 2H, 2R, 2ER, 5BB, 5K
• Mendez 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sundberg 2-3
• Wiseman 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI

Rhett Wiseman’s two-run HR in the 7th also broke up a would-be shutout as the Hillcats doubled up the P-Nats, 4-2. Joan Baez rebounded somewhat in his third start, letting in two runs on two hits and five walks over four innings. He struck out five while throwing 83 pitches. Jack Sundberg added two singles to Wiseman’s big fly to account for all three Potomac hits. The rest of the lineup was 0-for-24 with walks drawn by Taylor Gushue and Kelvin Gutierrez.

Hagerstown 4 Delmarva 3 – COMP.
• Bourque 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 1K
• C. Pena 4⅔ IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K, HBP, WP
• J. Mills (W, 2-0) 2⅔ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, 2WP, 3-2 IR-S
• Perkins 3-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Noll 2-5, 2B, RBI, SB

Delmarva broke up the Star Trek convention on the Municipal Stadium scoreboard with a three-spot in the 7th, Hagerstown answered with two in the 7th, one in 8th, and walked ’em off with a run in the 9th for a 4-3 win in the completion. Carlos Pena took over for James Bourque and was charged up all three Shorebird runs on six hits and a walk over four and 2/3rds innings. Jordan Mills let in two of three inherited runners while getting out of the 7th and closed out the game with two scoreless to pick up the win. Blake Perkins singled twice, doubled once, and scored a run while Jake Noll plated the game winner with a single over the heads of a (presumably) drawn-in outfield with one out in the 9th.

Delmarva 4 Hagerstown 1 – GAME TWO
• DeRosier (L, 0-1) 3⅔ IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K
• Y. Ramirez 2⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 0K, HBP, 2-0 IR-S
• J. Soto 2-3, R, 2B
• Tillero 2-3, 2B

It was all Shorebirds in the nightcap, as they scored single runs in four of seven “ups” to split the de facto doubleheader with a 4-1 win. Matt DeRosier took the loss wtih three runs allowed on eight hits over three and 2/3rds innings. Yonathan Ramirez stranded two while getting out of the 4th, then pitched two scoreless innings in his season debut. Juan Soto and Jorge Tillero both singled and doubled in three trips to the plate to lead the Suns offense.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 1-0
(7 inn.); PPD
vs. Norfolk,
6:35 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 12.79) vs.
Wright, M (0-1, 7.71)
Harrisburg Lost, 1-0 vs. Bowie,
7:00 p.m.
Williams (1-1, 4.09) vs.
Scott (0-0, 1.50)
Potomac Won, 8-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Baez (0-1, 7.88) vs.
Chiang (1-1, 1.46)
Hagerstown Suspended,
0-0 (Top 2nd)
vs. Delmarva,
3:35 p.m.
C. Pena (1-0, 4.00) vs.
Humpal (0-1, 2.65)

Syracuse 1 Toledo 0
• J. Turner 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Antolin (W, 2-1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Bautista 2-3, R, CS
• Snyder 1-3, RBI, SB

A quintet of Syracuse pitchers made Brandon Snyder’s RBI single in the 1st stand up for 1-0 win in seven innings. Jacob Turner got the start and went an inning and 2/3rds with one hit allowed and two whiffs. Dustin Antolin followed with two scoreless for the win, Matt Grace got four outs for a hold, Trevor Gott pitched the 6th for a hold, and Austin Adams worked around a walk in the 7th for the save. Rafael Bautista singled twice and scored the lone run. Joey Butler got the fourth Syracuse hit. Rain postponed the second game until Monday, August 7th.

Hartford 1 Harrisburg 0
• Fedde (L, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 3BB, 8K; 1-2
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• S. Kieboom 1-3
• Ward 1-4
The Yard Goats’ Yency Almonte outdueled Erick Fedde for 1 -0 shutout of the Senators. Fedde gave up the lone Hartford run on five hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out eight. Braulio Lara followed with two scoreless innings with one hit and one whiff. Harrisburg managed just five singles and one walk while striking out twelve times with no batter reaching base twice.

Potomac 8 Lynchburg 2
• Rodriguez (W, 1-1) 6IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 8K
• Schepel (SV, 1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Lora 2-3, 3R, 2B, SB
• Davidson 2-5, 2B, 5RBI, CS
• Agustin 1-3, SAC, 2R, 2B, 3RBI, SB

Austin Davidson drove in five while Jefry Rodriguez tossed six strong innings as Potomac beat Lynchburg, 8-2. Davidson connected for a three-run double in the 3rd, and a two-run single in the 9th as the P-Nats made the most of nine hits and three walks, with a little “help” from two Hillcats errors. Rodriguez gave up both Lynchburg runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked none and struck out eight while winning his first game. Kyle Schepel closed it out with three scoreless innings for the save, his first of the season. Roster move: OF Victor Robles placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to April 19; LHPs Taylor Guilbeau, Grant Borne reassigned to Auburn; RHPs Jorge Pantoja, Sam Held reassigned from Hagerstown; OF Jack Sundberg assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Hagerstown 0 Delmarva 0 – SUSP.
Thunder and lightning stopped the Suns-Shorebirds game with two outs in the top 2nd and a score—which a game always has—of 0-0. They’ll try to complete this one to nine innings this afternoon, then play a seven-inning game afterwards. Roster move: LHP David Ramos, RHP Steven Fuentes assigned from Extended Spring Training.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 3-2 vs. Toledo,
1:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-0, 3.12) vs.
C. Bell (0-1, 1.69)
Harrisburg Won, 9-2 @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00)
Almonte (0-0, 2.53)
Potomac Lost, 3-0;
Won, 6-0
vs. Down East,
10:35 a.m.
Silvestre (1-0, 6.30) vs.
Payano (0-0, 2.79)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 @ Lakewood,
11:05 a.m.
M. Mills (1-1, 3.60)
S. Sanchez (0-1, 4.66)

Syracuse 3 Toledo 2
• Cole 5⅓ IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, K
• Gott (W, 1-0) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Joseph 2-3
• Sanchez 2-3, R, 2B

Adrian Sanchez doubled and scored on an error in the 8th as Syracuse edged Toledo, 3-2 in the series opener. A.J. Cole kept the ball in the yard, scattering eight hits over five and a 1/3rd innings for both Mud Hens runs. He walked one and struck out one. Trevor Gott was the winning pitcher while Rafael Martin earned the save; both pitched a scoreless inning in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively. Sanchez and Corban Joseph both went 2-for-3 to lead the Chiefs’ nine-hit offense, which also struck out 12 times.

Harrisburg 9 Hartford 2
• Long (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 5K
• Valdez 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 0K
• Stevenson 5-5, 2R, 2-2B, 2RBI
• Lisson 2-5, 2R, HR, 4RBI

The Senators broke out for five in the 3rd then added two-spots in the 4th and 5th as the Senators railroaded the Yard Goats, 9-2. Andrew Stevenson singled three times and doubled twice for his second straight five-hit game, pushing his BA to .447 – second-best in the E.L. Jaron Long won for the second time in three starts, giving up just one run over seven innings on five hits and a walk. Mario Lisson’s grand slam started things off for Harrisburg’s 14-hit attack. Roster move: LHP R.C. Orlan reassigned from Potomac.

Down East 3 Potomac 0 – GAME ONE
• Reyes (L, 1-2) 5IP, 9H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Mayberry 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sagdal 2-3
• Wiseman 1-3, 2B

Potomac twice loaded the bases in the final two innings but came up short both times in a 3-0, five-hit shutout by a trio of Down East pitchers. P-Nats starter and losing pitcher Luis Reyes allowed all three Wood Ducks runs on nine hits and two walks. Whit Mayberry followed with two scoreless. Ian Sagdal went 2-for-3 and was the sole Potomac batter to reach base twice. Victor Robles made his first appearance in five days with two ABs and four defensive innings played. He was not injured nor was his replacement Telmito Agustin, who took over in centerfield and was a hit by pitch.

Potomac 6 Down East 0 – GAME TWO
• Crownover (W, 2-0) 5IP, 7H, 0R, BB, 4K
• R. Pena 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 2-3, 2B, BB
• Lowery 1-3, R, HR, 3RBI
• Lora 1-2, 2R, 2B, SB

Jake Lowery’s Earl Weaver special in the 2nd was more than enough for the P-Nats to return the favor and blank the Wood Ducks, 6-0 in the nightcap. Matt Crownover (5IP) and Ronald Pena (2IP) combined on the seven-hit shutout, with a walk and five K’s between the two pitchers. Bryan Mejia reached base three times with a double, single, and a walk while Austin Davidson capped off the scoring with a two-run single in the 6th. Roster move: RHP Gilberto Mendez assigned to Potomac from Extended Spring Training.

Hagerstown 6 Lakewood 4
• Sharp 6IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 6K
• VanVossen (W, 1-0) 2IP, 2H, R, ER, 0BB, 4K
• Barrera 2-4, R, 2B, 2K
• Perkins 2-5, 2R, RBI, SB, CS
• C. Kieboom 1-3, R, 2B, 2RBI

Carter Kieboom’s two-run double highlighted a three-run 9th as Hagerstown held on for 6-4 win over Lakewood. Sterling Sharp lived up to his surname with an unearned run on four hits, no walks, and six K’s over six innings. Kyle Simonds lost the 3-1 lead, which made Mick VanVossen the winnings pitcher as he closed out the game with one run allowed over two innings. Tres Barrera and Anderson Franco both went 2-for-4 with a run scored while Blake perkins scored twice on two singles in five trips to the plate to lead the Suns’ 10-hit parade. Roster move: LHP Yonathan Ramirez assigned from Auburn.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse OFF DAY vs. Toledo,
6:35 p.m.
Cole (0-0, 9.00) vs.
Farmer (0-0, 3.27)
Harrisburg Won, 16-14
(13 inn.)
@ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Long (1-1, 0.82)
Wynkoop (1-1, 2.03)
Potomac Postponed vs. Down East,
4:00 p.m.
Reyes (1-1, 3.27) and
Crownover (1-0, 1.80) vs.
Pena, R (0-0, 2.70) and
Palumbo (1-0, 1.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 4-3
(13 inn.)
@ Lakewood,
6:35 p.m.
Sharp (0-0, 9.00)
Romero (0-0, 5.00)

Syracuse – OFF DAY
After a 2-4 road trip, the Chiefs return home to host the Mud Hens and the Tides for three apiece.

Harrisburg 16 Hartford 14
• Simms 4⅔ IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 5K, WP
• Blackmar (W, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 3BB, 2K; 1-2, R, HR, RBI
• Self (SV, 1) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Stevenson 5-7, 4R, 2B, BB, 3RBI
• Keller 4-7, 2R, 2-2B, HR, 4RBI
• Perez 2-6, 3R, 2B, BB, 3K

It took 30 runs, 30 hits, and 13 innings to decide this slugfest between Harrisburg and Hartford, which the Sens won 16-14. The game was not a paragon of pitching as the Yard Goats blew an 8-4 lead in the 7th and the Senators gave away a 12-8 lead in the 9th. Harrisburg put up two in top of the 12th, gave them back in the bottom and got them back in the 13th. Mark Blackmar was the winning pitcher with two runs allowed on four hits and three walks over three innings. Derek Self, the eighth Sens pitcher, got the save with a scoreless inning and two strikeouts in the 13th.

Potomac vs. Down East – PPD
A torrential downpour of 0.23" on an uncovered infield was enough to postpone last night’s game between the Down East Wood Ducks and the Potomac Nationals. They’ll make it up today with a doubleheader at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Lakewood 4 Hagerstown 3 (13 inn.)
• Watson 6IP, 3H, 3R, 1ER, 2BB, 6K, 2E (pickoffs)
• Howard 4IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 6K
• Held (L, 1-1) 1⅔ IP, 2H, R, ER, 2IBB, 1K
• Johnson 3-6, R, 2B
• Neuse 2-6, R, 2B, RBI

The Suns lost the battle of the bullpens as they fell, 4-3 in 13 innings. Tyler Watson turned in a quality start of three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Jordan Mills (1IP) and Hayden Howard (4IP) followed with five scoreless innings while Sam Held added a sixth before the Blue Claws got to him in his second inning of work with a run on two hits and a sacrifice. Dan Johnson singled twice and doubled once to lead Hagerstown’s 12-hit output, of which one (1) came with RISP while ten men were stranded. Roster move: RHP Weston Davis placed on the 7-Day DL.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed @ Rochester,
1:35 p.m.
Hill (0-1, 9.64) and
Voth (0-0, 5.40) vs.
Wheeler (0-1, 7.20) and
Slegers (1-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 7-4 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 6-3 vs. Wilmington,
1:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 13.50) vs.
Castillo (0-0, 0.00)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
C. Peña (0-0, 6.75) vs.
Humpal (0-0, 0.75)

Syracuse vs. Rochester – PPD
Yesterday’s tilt between the Chiefs and Red Wings was rained out. They’ll try to make it up today with a doubleheader.

Harrisburg 7 Bowie 4
• Ross (W, 2-0) 5IP, 8H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K
• Valdez (H, 1) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Read 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Collier 2-5, 2-2B
• Keller 2-5, 2B

Harrisburg exploded for six runs in the 5th and cruised to a 7-4 win over Bowie in the series finale. Greg Ross got the Jack Morris win with all four Baysox runs allowed on eight hits and two walks while striking out three. Phillips Valdez and Wander Suero each turned in two scoreless to earn the hold and save, respectively. Raudy Read singled and homered while Zach Collier doubled twice to lead the Sens’ 12-hit, seven-walk offense.

Wilmington 6 Potomac 3
• Baez 3⅔ IP, 2H, 6R, 4ER, 7BB, 0K
• Guilbeau 3⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Gutierrez 3-4, R, RBI
• Davidson 2-4, 2B, BB

Joan Baez was off again Last Night in Woodbridge.

Delmarva 6 Hagerstown 0
• Davis (L, 0-2) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Bourque 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Franco 2-4
The Suns outhit the Shorebirds, 9-7, but were shut out 6-0. Weston Davis was dinged for all six runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings. James Borque followed with three perfect innings of relief. Anderson Franco was the sole batter to reach base twice as Hagerstown did not draw a walk and was 1-for-9 with RISP, the “one” coming in the 3rd inning with Daniel Johnson connecting for a third straight single but Franco getting thrown out at home.