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.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Norfolk,
1:05 p.m.
G. Ross (0-1, 3.18) vs.
Stewart (0-2, 5.65)
Harrisburg Lost, 12-4 @ Altoona,
1:00 p.m.
Long (2-2, 1.57) vs.
McRae (2-0, 1.99)
Potomac Won, 10-3 @ Salem,
1:05 p.m.
Crownover (3-0, 0.68) vs.
McGrath (0-2, 6.50)
Hagerstown Won, 5-4 (11 inn.) @ Lexington,
2:00 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Davis (2-1, 3.27)

Norfolk 4 Syracuse 3
• McGowin (L, 0-1) 4IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Goodwin 2-4, 2B
• Ramsey 2-4, 2B
• 0-8 RISP, 6 LOB

Make that five straight L’s for the Chiefs with a 4-3 defeat to the Tide on Saturday night. Kyle McGowin came off the DL and fit right in with four innings of two-run ball on three hits and two walks to take the loss. Austin Adams became the latest victim of the GBI curse as he walked four and gave up the fourth and final run in the 7th. Brian Goodwin and Caleb Ramsey both went 2-for-4 with a double but neither scored a run, thanks to Syracuse’s 0-for-8 mark with RISP. Roster moves: OF Rafael Bautista recalled to Washington; RHP Kyle McGowin activated from the 7-Day DL.

Altoona 12 Harrisburg 4
• Simms (L, 1-2) 6IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HBP
• Cordero ⅓ IP, 1H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 0K, 0HR
• Keller 4-5, R, 2B
• Stevenson 2-5, RBI, CS

The Harrisburg bullpen was torched for nine runs in the 7th and 8th innings to turn a 3-1 game into a 12-4 smackdown by Altoona. John Simms turned in a quality start of three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Jimmy Cordero evened up his ERA to 27.00 by retiring just one of five batters faced as part of a trio of throwers who walked seven in the 7th. Alec Keller led the Senators hit column with a 4-for-5 night, followed by Andrew Stevenson’s 2-for-5 effort.

Potomac 10 Salem 3
• Estevez (W, 1-1) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, WP
• Mendez (S, 1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Gutierrez 2-5, R, 2-3B, RBI
• Masters 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Carey 2-5, R, HR, 2RBI

The P-Nats evened up the series with a 10-3 win over the Red Sox. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez got his first “W” for ’17 as he went the first six innings and gave up all three Salem runs on eight hits and two walks while fanning four. Gilberto Mendez tossed three scoreless innings to close it out and get the save. Ian Sagdal was the beer man in Potomac’s 13-hit assault, led by David Masters and Dale Carey, who both went 2-for-5 with a solo HR.

Hagerstown 5 Lexington 4 (11 inn.)
• Watson 6IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 0BB, 8K, HBP
• Mills (BS, 1; W, 3-0) 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 3-1 IR-S
• Johnson 2-5, R, 2B, RBI
• Neuse 2-5, R, 2B
• J. Soto 2-5, 2R

Tres Barrera let in the tying run with a passed ball in the 9th but got it back with a solo HR in the 11th as Hagerstown edged Lexington, 5-4. Tyler Watson also allowed three runs over six innings on six hits and no walks. He tied his career high with eight strikeouts. The win went to Jordan Mills who was charged with a blown save on Barrera’s PB but gave up no hits or walks over the final two and 2/3rds innings. Daniel Johnson and Sheldon Neuse both went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored to lead the Suns offense.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-4 @ Norfolk,
7:05 p.m.
McGowin (6-12, 6.11 in ’16) vs.
Ynoa (0-4, 8.22)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 @ Altoona,
6:00 p.m.
Simms (1-1, 2.87) vs.
Garcia (0-2, 10.80)
Potomac Lost, 6-2 @ Salem,
6:05 p.m.
Estevez (0-1, 5.51)
Kent (1-1, 4.71)
Hagerstown Lost, 16-4 @ Lexington,
6:35 p.m.
Watson (0-1, 3.05)
Gomez (0-4, 6.50)

Norfolk 7 Syracuse 4
• Cole (L, 1-1) 4⅔ IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 2K, HR
• Antolin 2IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 3K, WP, 1-0 IR-S
• Robinson 2-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Skole 1-4, R, 2B, 2RBI

The reversion to the mean continues with a 7-4 Syracuse loss to Norfolk – the fourth straight since the six-game win streak ended. The Tide washed over A.J. Cole for seven runs on eight hits and three walks over four and 2/3rds to hand him his first loss of 2017. Dustin Antolin and Rafael Martin combined for three and a 1/3rd scoreless innings of relief, but they were bested by Norfolk’s bullpen, as they held the Chiefs scoreless for four. Rafael Bautista, Brian Goodwin, and Clint Robinson each had two hits in Syracuse’s ten-hit parade.

Harrisburg 6 Altoona 5
• Blackmar (W, 3-1) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR, 3HBP; 1-2, R, BB
• Brinley (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K, 1-0 IR-S
• Stevenson 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Read 3-5, 2B, 2RBI, E(3)
• N. Soto 2-5, 2RBI

The Senators put up crooked numbers in the first two innings and got an insurance run late to edge the Curve, 6-5. Mark Blackmar gave up three runs in the first two innings but finished with four scoreless to notch a win and a quality start, through three of the eleven baserunners he put on were hit by pitch. Ryan Brinley worked around a single and a catcher’s interference in the 9th earn his third save. Andrew Stevenson singled twice, scored twice, walked, and doubled while Raudy Read drove in two while going 3-for-5 to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Salem 6 Potomac 2
• Baez (L, 0-3) 4⅓ IP, 3H, 6R, 6ER, 5BB, 4K, HBP
• Schepel 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB 2K
• Sagdal 2-4, 2R
• Gushue 1-3, SF, 2RBI

The wheels came off the bus in the middle innings in a 6-2 Salem win over Potomac. Joan Baez failed to go five innings for the fourth time in four starts. He was knocked from the box in the 5th and charged with all six Red Sox runs on three hits, five walks, and a hit batsman over four and 1/3rd innings. Taylor Gushue knocked in Ian Sagdal twice with a single in the 4th and sac fly in the 6th as the P-Nats managed eight hits but were just 1-for-11 with RISP.

Lexington 16 Hagerstown 4
• C. Pena (L, 1-1) 2⅔ IP, 7H, 10R, 10ER, 3BB, 3K, 2HR
• Simonds 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Johnson 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• C. Kieboom 1-3, BB

For six innings, the Suns pitchers held the Legends scoreless. Or they may have just been taking a breather from the four, seven, and five runs they scored in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th innings as Lexington destroyed Hagerstown, 16-4. Carlos Pena took the brunt of the beating with 10 runs allowed on seven hits and three walks over two and 2/3rds innings for his first loss of the year. Daniel Johnson doubled, homered, drove in two, and scored twice to lead the Hagerstown batters.

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.

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.

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.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Postponed vs. Toledo,
12:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-0, 3.12) and TBD
vs. C. Bell (0-1, 1.69) and TBD
Harrisburg Postponed @ Hartford,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-0, 0.00)
Almonte (0-0, 2.53)
Potomac Won, 6-2 @ Lynchburg,
6:30 p.m.
Rodriguez (0-1, 7.20) vs.
Robinson (1-1, 2.00)
Hagerstown Won, 2-1 vs. Delmarva,
6:05 p.m.
Bourque (0-0, 1.13) vs.
Wells (1-1, 1.64)

Syracuse vs. Toledo – PPD
Rain postponed yesterday afternoon’s game and will push up the start time for today’s from the evening to midday to beat the rain forecast for tonight. The Mud Hens do not come to town again until August, which is part of the impetus to get the games in. Roster moves: Ross up, Ross in; Joe recalled to DC, Greg reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg vs. Hartford – PPD
Rain also washed out the game last night in Hartford. It will be made up on a future Harrisburg visit. Tonight’s game is just one at the regularly scheduled time.

Potomac 6 Down East 2
• Silvestre (W, 2-0) 6IP, 5H, 0R, BB, 5K
• Wiseman 3-4, R
• Lora 2-4, R, HR, 4RBI
• Gutierrez 2-5, 2B

The P-Nats rapped out 16 hits as they plucked the Wood Ducks, 6-2 and took the series, 2-1. Hector Silvestre tossed six scoreless innings to earn his second win. He allowed one walk, five hits, and fanned five. Mariano Rivera got the rulebook save but was strafed for two runs on seven hits, including a solo HR, over the final three innings. Rhett Wiseman led the hit column with three singles while Edwin Lora drove in four with a three-run HR and an RBI single as every Potomac batter had a hit and six had two or more.

Hagerstown 2 Lakewood 1
• M. Mills (W, 2-1) 5IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 9K
• J. Mills (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Banks 2-3, R
• Johnson 1-2, BB, RBI, OF assist at HP

Led by McKenzie Mills, Hagerstown’s pitchers outdueled Lakewood for a 2-1 win in the game and the series and evened up the road trip at 3-3. McKenzie Mills fanned nine and walked three over five scoreless innings for this second win. Jordan Mills (no relation) pitched two scoreless to earn the save, his second. Nick Banks went 2-for-3 with a run scored while Dan Johnson walked, singled, drove in a run, and gunned down a runner at the plate to lead the offense (and defense).