Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-1, 3.26) vs.
C. Adams (5-2, 2.12)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-3 vs. Reading,
6:00 p.m.
Estevez (2-0, 3.18) and TBD vs.
Anderson (5-3, 3.68) and TBD
Potomac Won, 4-3 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Borne (3-2, 1.61) vs.
Alzolay (6-1, 2.83)
Hagerstown Won, 1-0 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (3-5, 3.86) vs.
Muckenhirn (3-6, 4.68)
Auburn Lost, 4-3 OFF DAY N/A

Syracuse 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2
• Jackson 4IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Satterwhite (BS, 1); W, 1-3) 3IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 5K, HR
• De Aza 2-2, R, BB
• Burriss 2-3
• Kieboom 1-2, R, BB, 2RBI
• 1:44 rain delay

The Chiefs rallied for three in 7th and the bullpen didn’t implode for a 5-2 win over the RailRiders. Starter Edwin Jackson walked three and fanned three and threw four scoreless innings. The win went to Cody Satterwhite after coughing up the tying run in the 6th. Spencer Kieboom delivered two runs with an RBI single while Alejandro De Aza reached base three times with two singles and a walk to lead the Syracuse offense.

Reading 5 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover (L, 0-3) 8IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, HR
• Brinley 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Keller 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Read 3-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Reading scored five unanswered runs to overcome an early 3-0 Harrisburg lead and take the series opener, 5-3. Matt Crownover went a season-high eight innings and allowed four runs on five hits, including a Taylor Hill, and three walks. He struck out five but lost for third time at AA. Ryan Brinley gave up an unearned insurance run on an error, a single, and a sac fly. Alec Keller and Raudy Read both homered and combined for five of the eight Sens hits and drove in all three runs.

Myrtle Beach 4 Potomac 3
• Sanburn (W, 3-1) 7IP, 6H, 0R, BB, 9K
• Mendez (SV, 9) ⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Mejia 3-4, 2B, 2RBI, SB, CS
• Masters 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

The P-Nats built a 4-0 lead and nearly gave it all away in the 9th, but survived for 4-3 win over the Pelicans and stop a three-game slide. Nolan Sanburn pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits and a walk while fanning nine for his third win. Dakota Bacus went off the rails in the 9th after scoreless 8th as four hits and an error plated three runs. Gilberto Mendez cam on to get the last out by way of the K and earned his ninth save. Bryan Mejia singled twice and doubled once while David Masters homered to account for all four RBI and four of Potomac’s nine hits.

Hagerstown 1 Delmarva 0
• C. Pena (W, 4-3) 7IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Peterson (S, 6) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 2-4, R, SB
• Noll 1-3

Daniel Johnson confirmed his Sally Lg. player of the Week award with a single, a steal of third, and the games’s only run scored as Hagerstown edged Delmarva, 1-0. Carlos Pena got the win with seven scoreless innings, three hits allowed, no walks, and six whiffs. A.J. Bogucki got the hold as he worked around a hit in the 8th while Tommy Peterson pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for hix sixth save. Johnson led the Suns hit column with two hits while Jake Noll and Jakson Reetz both singled to account for the total of four.

Williamsport 4 Auburn 3
• Turnbull 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Chu (L, 0-1) 4IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 4K, HR
• Ramirez 2-4
• Encarnacion 1-3, R, HR, BB, 2RBI

The Crosscutters got four in the 7th to fell the Doubledays and prevent an Auburn sweep. Kylin Turnbull made his second rehab start and tossed three scoreless innings, giving up a walk and two hits while striking out three. The loss went to Gilberto Chu as he was tagged for the four Williamsport runs in his fourth inning of work. He allowed five hits and three walks and struck out four. Joshual Ramirez singled twice while Randy Encarnacion walked and homered to pace the Auburn offense. Roster move: 1B-3B Matt Skole assigned from Syracuse for MiLB rehab.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 7-5 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
6:35 p.m.
Edw. Jackson (0-0, 2.78) vs.
Ro. Herrera (AAA debut)
Harrisburg Won, 11-4 vs. Reading,
6:30 p.m.
Crownover (0-2, 6.64) vs.
Leibrandt (6-2, 3.34)
Potomac Lost, 7-4 @ Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Sanburn (2-1, 3.81) vs.
Alzolay (6-1, 2.83)
Hagerstown Won, 8-3 @ Delmarva,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (3-3, 5.85) vs.
Humpal (4-5, 4.15)
Auburn Won, 9-5 vs. Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Turnbull (0-0, 0.00) vs.
Stewart (0-1, 2.25)

Buffalo 7 Syracuse 5
• Cole 4IP, 8H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, 0HR
• Fedde 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Suero (BS, 1; L, 1-1) 1⅓ IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Stevenson 3-5, R, HR, 2RBI
• Solano 1-4, 2B, 2RBI
• Falu 1-3, R, BB, 3B, RBI

After a scoreless 8th, Wander Suero put on four straight baserunners before recording an out in the 9th as Syracuse’s four-game win streak was stampeded by Buffalo, 7-5. A.J. Cole got the start and was strafed for four runs on eight hits and two walks over four innings in his first appearance in two weeks. Erick Fedde followed with two scoreless innings of middle relief for his second straight clean outing. Andrew Stevenson extended his hit streak to a modest six games while connecting for his first AAA home run as he went 3-for-5 to lead the Chiefs’ attack. Roster move: RHP Austin Voth placed on the 7-Day DL.

Harrisburg 11 Portland 4
• Hill (W, 3-1) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 3K, HR(20)
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Perez 3-5, R, 2B
• Norfork 2-4, R
• Ward 2-5, 2R, HR, BB, 2RBI

The Sens broke out for three runs in the 4th and 6th innings as they took the series finale, 11-4 from the Sea Dogs. Taylor Hill gave up his customary HR—No. 20—and eight hits total for three runs over six innings as he won for the third time since his demotion. Drew Ward and Mario Lisson both homered while Stephen Perez went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored to lead Harrisburg’s 15-hit outburst.

Carolina 7 Potomac 4
• Reyes (L, 5-7) 5⅔ IP, 10H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 1K, HBP, WP, BK
• Rivera 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, 1-0 IR-S
• Sagdal 2-3, 2B, BB
• Robles 2-5, R, 3B, RBI

Carolina scored early and often (again) as they got three in the 1st and one in the 2nd to take a 4-0 lead and cruised to a 7-4 win to take the series from Potomac, 3-1. Luis Reyes lost for the seventh time as he gave up five runs on ten hits and two walks over five and 2/3rds innings. Ian Sagdal singled, doubled, and walked while Victor Robles singled and tripled to lead the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 9 Greensboro 5
• Watson (W, 5-2) 6IP, 4H, R, ER, 0BB, 10K
• Held 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Johnson 3-5, 2R, 2HR, 3RBI
• Noll 3-4, R, 2-2B
• Banks 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 2RBI

Tyler Watson returned from a two-week layoff to record six strong innings and struck out a career-best 10 while the Suns burned the ‘Hoppers for five homers in a 9-5 win. Watson let in one run on four hits and no walks to win for the fifth time. Dan Johnson hit HR nos. 15 and 16 while Sheldon Neuse went deep for #8, Blake Perkins left the yard for #6, and Nick Banks deposited his third longball as part of a 14-hit parade by Hagerstown.

Auburn 9 Williamsport 5
• DeRosier (W, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 3K, 2HBP
• Mota 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI
• A. Martinez 2-4, R, 3B, 2RBI
• Upshaw 2-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI

Matt DeRosier pitched a career-high seven innings while the bats came alive in a 9-5 Auburn win over Williamsport. DeRosier let in an unearned run on five hits, struck out three, and walked none to win his first NYPL game of 2017. Israel Mota, Andres Martinez, and Armond Upshaw each went 2-for-4 with a homer, triple, and double respectively as the Doubledays collected 10 hits total.

Editor’s Note
For those of you not on the Twitters, we’ve taken on an intern. While I’m not a fan of either the ESPN blowhard or the Bengals/Jets QB, the name “Boomer” just seemed to fit. He’s eight weeks old today and he’ll eventually take over some of Louisville’s duties as she approaches retirement.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-5 vs. Buffalo,
1:05 p.m.
Cole (3-2, 5.68) vs.
House (6-6, 3.70)
Harrisburg Won, 6-5 @ Portland,
1:00 p.m.
Hill (2-1, 6.00) vs.
Villanueva (1-2, 10.67)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Carolina,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (5-6, 4.75) vs. TBD
Hagerstown Won, 9-5 vs. Greensboro,
2:05 p.m.
Watson (4-2, 3.29) vs.
Mahoney (2-2, 1.88)
Auburn Won, 7-6
(11 inn.)
vs. Williamsport,
6:05 p.m.
DeRosier (0-1, 9.00) vs.
Armas (0-1, 6.75)

Syracuse 6 Buffalo 5
• G. Ross 5⅓ IP, 6H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR
• Suero (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Burriss 3-4, R, RBI
• Robinson 3-5, 2B, RBI
• De Aza 2-4, R, BB, RBI

The Chiefs continue to not lose, taking their fourth straight with another walkoff, 6-5 over the Bisons. Starter Greg Ross was ineffective, giving up all five Buffalo runs on six hit and two walks over five and a 1/3rd innings. The win went to Wander Suero, capping off three and 2/3rds of scoreless relief from the Syracuse ‘pen. Alejandro De Aza plated the game winner with a bases-loaded single in the 9th after a Brandon Snyder walk, a Clint Robinson single and an intentional walk to Neftali Soto. Robinson and Burriss both had three hits to lead the Chiefs’ offense.

Harrisburg 6 Portland 5
• Eitel 5IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 5BB, 2K, WP
• Brinley (BS, 1; W, 4-4) 1IP, 3H, 3R, 3ER, BB, K, HBP
• Robinson (SV, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Read 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, BB, 4RBI
• Norfork 2-3, BB

Raudy Read bailed out Ryan Brinley’s three-run meltdown in the 8th with a two-run homer in the 9th for a 6-5 Harrisburg win over Portland. Brinley was lit up for three runs on three hits and a walk in just one inning but got the blown-save-win. The save went to Andrew Robinson with a 1-2-3 ninth. Derke Eitel started and pitched five innings of one-run ball on three days’ rest. Jose “Orange” Marmolejos also homere while Read also doubled and drove in four to lead the Sens offense.

Carolina 3 Potomac 2
• Guilbeau (L, 1-1) 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K
• Schepel 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 6K
• Sundberg 2-4, 3B, RBI
• Page 1-3, BB

One bad inning was enough for the P-Nats to lose Last Night in Woodbridge.

Hagerstown 9 Greensboro 5
• Bourque (W, 2-3) 5IP, 7H, 5R, 3ER, 3BB, 2K
• Howard (H, 2) 3+ IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, BB, 3K
• Reetz 2-3, R, HR, HBP, 2RBI
• Perkins 2-3, 2R, 2B, 2BB, RBI
• Beckwith 2-3, 2R, BB

The Suns took a magnifying glass to the ‘Hoppers as they scored seven times in the first three innings and put the game away with two in the 8th for 9-5 win. James Bourque got the Jack Morris win with all five Greensboro runs allowed on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Hayden Howard pitched three scoreless innings and went to the mound in the 9th for the four-inning save but was pulled after putting the first two runners on. Tommy Peterson stranded them both while quashing the rally for the save. Telmito Agustin was the beer man (hombre de las cervezas?) in Hagerstown’s 12-hit, four-walk assault, led by Blake Perkins with two hits and two walks.

Auburn 7 Williamsport 6 (11 inn.)
• Alastre 4IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 3K
• Barnett (W, 1-0) 3IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Meregildo 2-4, R, 2B, HR, BB, RBI
• Ortiz 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Simonetti 2-5, R, RBI

The Doubledays walked off in the 11th as they took advantage of the Crosscutters’ fifth error for a 7-6 win. Joshual Ramirez reached on a botched catch and scored as Jeyner Baez doubled to left. The sequence made a winner out of Jake Barnett, who tossed three scoreless innings of relief. Tomas Alastre made the start and was touched for three runs on six hits and three walks over four innings. Omar Meregildo and Oliver Otiz both went 2-for-4 with HR and an RBI to pace the Auburn attack.

DSL Update
The D-Nats are now 5-13 after a 2-4 week. SSDL – the starters have an ERA of 2.86 while the relievers are a Kelley-esque 6.81. As you might have already guessed, the offense is 36th in the 40-team DSL, averaging 3.78 runs per game. Two (2) of the three (3) players with an .800 or better OPS are in their third season in the DSL.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 2-1 vs. Buffalo,
7:05 p.m.
G. Ross (2-6, 6.04) vs.
Oberholtzer (1-5, 4.23)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-2 @ Portland,
6:00 p.m.
Eitel (2-2, 3.62) vs.
Lakins (0-4, 6.66)
Potomac Lost, 11-6 vs. Carolina,
6:35 p.m.
Guilbeau (1-0, 4.55) vs.
Ponce (5-5, 3.67)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 vs. Greensboro,
6:05 p.m.
Bourque (1-3, 5.15) vs.
Lee (3-6, 4.14)
Auburn Lost, 5-4 vs. Williamsport,
6:05 p.m.
Alastre (0-3, 5.21 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
Young (1-0, 0.00)

Syracuse 2 Buffalo 1
• Long (W, 1-1) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 7K
• Fedde (H, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Falu 2-3, R, HR, RBI
• Robinson 2-3, R

Irving Falu’s solo shot to lead off the 7th stood up as the Chiefs’ bullpen didn’t blow it for a 2-1 win over the Bison, the third straight for Syracuse and the longest win streak since April. Only 21 more to go to reach .500! Jaron Long got the win with seven innings of one-run ball on five hits and one walk while fanning seven. Erick Fedde pitched a scoreless 8th for the hold, his first at AAA, while Austin Adams worked around a hit in the 9th for the save. Falu and Clint Robinson both went 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead the Chiefs’ offense. Roster moves: UT Wilmer Difo recalled to Washington; OF Joey Butler placed on the 7-Day DL; IF Neftali Soto reassigned from Harrisburg.

Portland 9 Harrisburg 2
• McGowin (L, 0-2) 5IP, 11H, 8R, 8ER, 2BB, 5K, 4HR
• Orlan 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 2-4, RBI
• Sandford 2-5, 2B

Kyle McGowin was hammered for four homers and eight runs total as Portland took the series opener, 9-2 from Harrisburg. McGowin gave up 11 hits and two walks over five innings for his second AA loss of the season. Jimmy Cordero gave up the final run in his two innings of work while R.C. Orlan pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to finish up. Joe “Orange” Marmolejos had two singles and an RBI, Darian Sandford had one single and one double, and the rest of the lineup went 1-for-21 with five walks. Roster move: OF Isaac Ballou activated from 3-Day TIL.

Carolina 11 Potomac 6
• Silvestre 5IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 7K
• R. Pena (BS, 2; L, 2-3) 1+ IP, 4H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 0K, 2-2 IR-S
• Robles 3-5, R, 2B, 3B, HR, 4RBI
• Wiseman 2-4, R, 2B
• Masters 1-3, 2R, BB

Victor Robles was a single shy of the cycle, highlighting an otherwise disappointing outing for the P-Nats, who blew a 6-3 lead after seven innings to lose 11-6 to the Mudcats. Hector Silvestre started and went the first five, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven. Tyler Skulina, Ronald Pena, and Jorge Pantoja combined to cough up eight runs over the final two innings, with a blown save and a loss going to Pena. Robles drove in four, Taylor Gushue and Matt Page one each to lead the Potomac offense.

Hagerstown 4 Greensboro 0
• M. Mills (W, 8-2) 7IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 8K
• Fuentes 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Johnson 3-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Barrera 3-4, 2B, RBI

McKenzie Mills and Steven Fuentes combined on a four-hit Hagerstown shutout of Greensboro, 4-0. Mills put up seven goose eggs and allowed three hits as he won his eighth game while striking out eight. Fuentes gave up the fourth hit and completed the game with two scoreless innings. Daniel Johnson and Tres Barrera both went 3-for-4 and accounted for all four RBI, three by Johnson, who also hit his league-leading 14th HR.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4
• Braymer 4⅓ IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, 4BB, 6K, HR, HBP
• Baltrip (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, 1-0 IR-S
• Shepard 2-4, R, 2B, HR, RBI
• Encarnacion 1-3, R, BB, OF assist at 2B

The Doubledays led just once, 1-0 after four and 1/2 innings, as they dropped another 5-4 decision to Mahoning Valley. Ben Braymer didn’t make it out of the fifth as the Scrappers got to him for three runs on five hits and four walks over four and 1/3rd innings. He struck out six and a hit batter. The loss went to Joe Baltrip, who gave up two over two and 2/3rds on four hits, including a home run. Chance Shepard doubled and homered to lead the Auburn offense.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 7-6 vs. Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
Long (0-1, 4.50) vs.
Bolsinger (2-2, 2.29)
Harrisburg Won, 10-1 @ Portland,
7:05 p.m.
McGowin (0-1, 9.00)
McAvoy (1-5, 5.95)
Potomac Won, 5-3 vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
Silvestre (6-2, 4.34) vs.
Supak (1-2, 6.20)
Hagerstown Lost, 5-1 vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Beggs (5-4, 3.09)
Auburn Lost, 5-4
(10 inn.)
@ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Braymer (0-2, 4.12 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
Plesac (pro debut)

Syracuse 7 Buffalo 6
• Antolin 5IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, HBP
• Adams (W, 4-1) 1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K
• Falu 4-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Robinson 3-3, R, 2B, 2RBI
• Sanchez 3-5, R, 2B, 3B, 2RBI

Irving Falu bailed out the ‘pen with a two-run walkoff homer for a 7-6 Syracuse victory over Buffalo, and back-to-back wins for the first time in three weeks. Dustin Antolin got the start and was knocked for three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings. Austin Adams, who was on the hook for the loss after giving up an unearned run in the top of the 9th, got the win instead. Falu was a triple shy of the cycle while going 4-for-5 to lead the Chiefs attack. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole optioned from Washington.

Harrisburg 10 New Hampshire 1
• Simms (W, 3-4) 7⅔ IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 8K, WP
• Self 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 3-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Lowery 2-4, 2R, 2-2B, BB, RBI
• Norfork 2-5, R, 2B, RBI

John Simms pitched into the 8th and got plenty of run support as the Senators pummeled the Fisher Cats, 10-1 to take the series, 2-1. Simms won for the third time with seven and 2/3rds innings of one-run ball on five hits and one walk while striking out eight. Andrew Robinson got the last out in the 8th while Derek Self set the side down in order in the 9th. Every Harrisburg batter reached base with Jose “Orange” Marmolejos leading the hit column with a 3-for-4 night, including a homer and two RBI.

Potomac 5 Carolina 3
• Borne (W, 3-2) 6IP, 5H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 6K, 2HR
• Bacus (H, 1) 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Sundberg 3-4, R, 2B, RBI
• Robles 1-3, 2R, 2B, RBI, HBP
• Gushue 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Taylor Gushue’s 13th HR was a long time coming but it came just in time to erase an early 3-0 Carolina lead as Potomac would go on to 5-3 win to open the second half. Grant Borne was dinged twice, including a 318′ shot over the 315′ sign in RF, for all three Mudcat runs and five hits total over six innings as he won his third game. Dakota Bacus followed with two scoreless for the hold while Gilberto Mendez cordero’d around two hits in the 9th for the save. Jack Sundberg singled twice and doubled once while Victor Robles doubled and scored two runs to lead the P-Nats attack.

Greensboro 5 Hagerstown 1
• Sharp (L, 3-5) 7IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 3K, HR, WP
• Morse 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Agustin 2-3, RBI
• Noll 2-4

The Grasshoppers blunted Sterling Sharp for three runs in the 4th and held the Suns bats to just five hits to win, 5-1. Sharp went seven innings and gave up eight hits over seven innings to take the loss. He struck out three and walked none. Telmito Agustin and Jake Noll each had two singles while Aldrem Corredor had one. Blake Perkins drew two walks to account for the remaining Hagerstown baserunners. Roster moves: LHP Tyler Watson activated from the 3-Day TIL; SS Tyler Beckwith reassigned.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4 (10 inn.)
• German 5IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HBP, WP
• Eusebio (L, 0-1) 2BF, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 0K
• Ortiz 2-5, R, HR, RBI
• Encarnacion 2-5, RBI

Auburn scored two in the 1st and single runs in the 8th and 9th but fell in the 10th, 5-4. Jhonatan German started and went the first five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four for the no-decision. The loss went to Diomedes Eusebio, who walked the first batter he faced and gave up a double to the second for the loss. Oliver Ortiz and Randy Encarnacion both went 2-for-5 with an RBI to lead the Doubledays offense. Roster moves: SS Paul Panaccione reassigned from Hagerstown.

Thursday’s News & Notes

From Monday night’s season opener at Batavia
Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-2 vs. Buffalo,
6:35 p.m.
Antolin (2-3, 6.44) vs.
Harrell (0-0, 0.00)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Simms (2-4, 3.68) vs.
Dawson (1-6, 5.43)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Carolina,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK vs. Greensboro,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. King (4-4, 3.82)
Auburn Won, 3-2 @ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
German (1-2, 4.70 @ GCL in ’16) vs.
G. Vasquez (5-2, 3.18 @ AZL in ’16)

Syracuse 5 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 2
• O’Sullivan (W, 1-1) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Suero (S, 3) 2IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 3K
• Stevenson 3-5, R, RBI, 3SB
• Burris 2-4, R, 2RBI
• Sanchez 2-4, R, 2B

Andrew Stevenson wreaked havoc and ran amok as the Chiefs took the finale, 5-2 and split the four-game series with the RailRiders. The 23-y.o. CF went 3-for-5 with three stolen bases, a run scored and an RBI to lead the Syracuse attack. Sean O’Sullivan turned in a quality start of two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings for his first win of the season. Sammy Solis put one goose egg for the hold while Wander Suero put up two for the save.

Harrisburg 2 New Hampshire 1
• Estevez (W, 2-0) 6IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 8K
• Brinley (SV, 5) 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Sandford 2-4, R
• Keller 2-4

Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez got just enough offense and three scoreless innings from the ‘pen to take his second straight AA start, a 2-1 Harrisburg win over Richmond. Estevez struck out a season high of eight with nary a base on balls as he pitched six innings of one-run ball on three hits. Brady Dragmire, Phillips Valdez, and Ryan Brinley each worked around a hit in a single inning of work to earn holds for Dargmire and Phillips and a save for Brinley. Darian Sandford and Alec Keller both singled twice while Jose “Orange” Marmlejos and Neftali Soto each drove in a run. Roster move: RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Syracuse.

Potomac – ALL STAR BREAK
The P-Nats and Mudcats rematch for four games this weekend to kick off the second half. Potomac came within one game of .500 before dropping its final two games of the half and will face a tough road to the playoffs, as they’ll play the Carolina League’s top four teams of the first half 39 times in 70 games.

Hagerstown – ALL STAR BREAK
Hagerstown also starts with a clean slate and plays a second-half schedule that’s weighted heavily toward its own division (53 of 70). They begin at home against the Grasshoppers, who finished a half game behind the Suns in 4th place and two behind the Intimidators, who took the pole position by percentage points over second-place Lakewood.

Auburn 3 Mahoning Valley 2
• Y. Ramirez (W, 1-0) 6IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 6K, WP
• M. Pena (SV, 1) 3IP, 7H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Vilorio 3-4, R
• Meregildo 1-3, R, BB
• Ortiz OF assist at HP

The Doubledays got three in the 3rd and were outhit 12-6 but edged the Scrappers, 3-2. Yonathan Ramirez allowed the first Mahoning Valley run on five hits and a walk while striking out six to earn the win. Malvin Pena was strafed for seven hits for over three innings for the second run but earned the save. The Scrappers had the tying run thrown out at home to end the 7th and at third to end the game. Luis Vilorio led the Auburn hit column with a 3-for-4 night while Omar Meregildo and Armond Upshaw both singled and walked; all three scored a single run. Roster move: LHP Yonathan Ramirez demoted from Hagerstown.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-3;
Lost, 6-2
@ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m. O’Sullivan (0-1, 3.38) vs.
Acevedo (1-0, 1.29)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-3 @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
Estevez (1-0, 5.06) vs.
Rios (3-4, 3.80)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Lost, 19-18
(11 inn.)
@ Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs.
Tati (5-2, 6.04 @ AZL in ’16)

Syracuse 4 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 – GAME ONE
• Jackson 2⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K, HBP
• Adams (W, 3-1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Kieboom 2-3, R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Sanchez 1-2, R, 2B, BB

The Chiefs scored the gamewinner on a two-out wild pitch in the top of the 7th and got a 1-2-3 inning from Wander Suero to lock it down for a 4-3 win over the RailRiders in the opener. Starter Edwin Jackson warmed up for two and a 1/3rd innings, issuing a walk and hitting a batter before Sammy Solis took over and gave up his second HR in three outings. The win went to Austin Adams, who pitched a scoreless 6th. Spencer Kieboom drove in three with a two-run HR and an RBI double in the 7th that tied it. Adrian Sanchez (double, walk) and Wilmer Difo (2BB) also reached base twice to pace the Syracuse offense.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Syracuse 2 – GAME TWO
• Hill (L, 1-5) 4⅔ IP, 8H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 5K, HR
• Martin 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Falu 2-2, R, SB
• Ramsey 2-3, RBI

Syracuse reverted to the mean as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got three in the 1st and three in the 5th for a 6-2 win to split the doubleheader. Taylor Hill coughed up HR #19 and allowed all six RailRider runs on eight hits and two walks over four and 2/3rds innings for his fifth AAA loss. He tied his season high in K’s with five. Irving Falu and Caleb Ramsey both singled twice to account for four of the eight Chiefs hits.

New Hampshire 6 Harrisburg 3
• Crownover (L, 0-2) 6IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, 2HR
• Eitel 2IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 1K
• Keller 3-4, RBI
• Hernandez 2-5, R, SB

The Fisher Cats clawed the Senators for six runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 6-3 win in the series opener. Matt Crownover was dinged for all six runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings for his second AA loss. Derek Eitel finished the game with two scoreless innings. Alec Keller led the Harrisburg hit column with three singles followed by Yadiel Hernandez and Neftali Soto with two apiece. Roster move: RHP Brady Dragmire assigned from Washington.

Potomac – ALL STAR BREAK
• Robles 0-2
• Gushue 0-2, K

Both Victor Robles and Taylor Gushue were hitless in last night’s midseason kiss to scouts and team officials Carolina League All-Star Game. The North beat the South, 2-0.

Hagerstown – ALL STAR BREAK
• Corredor 2-3, 2RBI
• Perkins 1-1
• Neuse 0-1, K
• Johnson 0-3

Rain shortened the Sally League’s All-Star game to seven innings and a 3-3 tie. Aldrem Corredor and Daniel Johnson both started while Sheldon Neuse and Blake Perkins came off the bench.

Batavia 19 Auburn 18
• Turnbull 1⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 1K
• Barnett (H, 1) 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Simonetti (L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 1H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 0K, 0HR, 3-2 IR-S; 2-6, 3R, BB, HR, 4RBI
• A. Martinez 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, 3-3 IR-S; 3-6, 3R, HR, 2RBI
• Ortiz 4-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 7RBI

Auburn scored four times in the 8th inning to take an 11-6 into the 9th. They should have scored five. Two errors and four hits led to five runs in the top of the 9th and a tie game. After failing to walk off in regulation, the Doubledays turned to position players to pitch with one out in the 10th. They got lit like a stoner at a Phish concert.

Connor Simonetti let in two of three inherited runners while finishing the 10th inning to give Batavia a 13-11 lead. Oliver Ortiz, who drove in seven runs total, tied it up at 13-13 with a two-out, two-run double. Simonetti came back out in the 11th and walked four straight before Andres Martinez came in and got three outs, but not before he emptied the bases while allowing two of his own runs on three hits.

Down 19-13, Auburn rallied for five in the 11th, capped off with an Earl Weaver special from Simonetti with two down, before Omar Meregildo flied out to end it shortly before midnight.

Tuesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 6-1 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m. E. Jackson (0-0, 3.10 @ AAA
in ’17) and Hill (1-4, 9.29) vs.
Mitchell (0-2, 5.09) and
Mantiply (3-3, 3.03)
Harrisburg OFF DAY @ New Hampshire,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. Greene (3-5, 3.47)
Potomac ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown ALL-STAR BREAK ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn Lost, 8-2 vs. Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6 Syracuse 1
• G. Ross (L, 2-6) 6⅓ IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 2K, HR
• Cotts ⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K, 2-0 IR-S
• Difo 1-4, 2B
• Robinson 0-1, 3BB

Syracuse came to Moosic, PA to help extend Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s win streak to five with a 6-1 loss. Greg Ross pitched into the 7th and let in four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out two. Neal Cotts stranded two while fanning two to finish the 7th before Trevor Gott let in the final two runs. It didn’t much matter as the Chiefs were limited to four hits – singles by Emmannuel Burriss and Alejandro de Aza and doubles by Wilmer Difo and Adrian Sanchez. Roster moves: RHP Austin Voth placed on the 3-Day TIL; RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Harrisburg; RHP Edwin Jackson assigned from Washington.

Harrisburg – OFF DAY
After a travel day on Monday, the Sens make a six-game swing into Northern New England for three games against the Fisher Cats and three against the Sea Dogs before returning home on the 26th for five games in four days against the Fightins.

Potomac – ALL STAR BREAK
Tonight is the Carolina League All-Star game and for the first time since 1995 it will not be against the California League. Victor Robles will start in center while Taylor Gushue starts behind the plate. Kelvin Gutierrez, currently on the Potomac DL (and actually hurt, too), is one of the Northern Division reserves while Ronald Pena was named as a replacement reliever last week.

Hagerstown – ALL STAR BREAK
A sizable contingent from Hagerstown will man the rosters for the Sally League All-Star Game tonight in Columbia. Last night, Sheldon Neuse brought the noise as the winner of the 2017 HR Derby, flashing his “above-average to plus raw power” per NatsGM.

Batavia 8 Auburn 2
• DeRosier (L, 0-1) 4IP, 8H, 5R, 4ER, 0BB, 6K
• A. Martinez 2-4, 2E
• Boggetto 1-3, BB, E
• Simonetti 0-4, 4K

Auburn kicked off the 2017 campaign in the tradition of their upstate New York neighbor with an 8-2 loss to Batavia. Matt DeRosier was mucked up by the ‘Dogs for five runs on eight hits over four innings for the loss. Neither Gilberto Chu nor IF-turned-RHP Diomedes Eusebio produced better results as Batavia piled three more runs on them over the final four innings. Andres Martinez was the sole Doubleday with multiple hits (and multiple errors) as he went 2-for-4 to lead the six-hit, three-walk offense. Roster move: LHP Kylin Turnbull assigned from Potomac for MiLB rehab.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3 @ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 p.m. G. Ross (2-5, 6.08) vs.
Lail (3-2, 5.18)
Harrisburg Lost, 5-3 OFF DAY N/A
Potomac Lost, 11-10 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Hagerstown Tied, 5-5 ALL-STAR BREAK N/A
Auburn N/A @ Batavia,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD

Lehigh Valley 4 Syracuse 3
• Long (L, 0-1) 6IP, 9H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 3K, 2HR
• Martin 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Solano 3-4
• Snyder 2-4, R, 2B, RBI

The Chiefs got three runs in the late innings, but it wasn’t enough to tie as they dropped the series finale to the Iron Pigs, 4-3. Jaron Long gave up all four Lehigh Valley runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings for the loss. Rafael Martin finished the game with two scoreless innings. Jhonatan Solano led the Syracuse 11-hit parade with three, followed by Brandon Snyder and Adrian Sanchez, who both went 2-for-4. Roster move: RHP A.J. Cole recalled to Washington.

Richmond 5 Harrisburg 3
• McGowin (L, 0-1) 5IP, 9H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 4K, HR, HBP
• Cordero 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• N. Soto 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB
• Norfork 1-2, 2BB

Richmond scored five times in the first three innings and held off Harrisburg for a 5-3 win. Kyle McGowin allowed all five Flying Squirrel runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings to wear the “L.” Jimmy Cordero (2IP), R.C. Orlan (1IP), and Ryan Brinley (1IP) combined for four scoreless innings to keep things close, but the Senators only scored twice in response. Neftali Soto went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored to lead the Harrisburg offense.

Carolina 11 Potomac 10
• Reyes 4+ IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 6BB, 6K, 2HR
• Skulina (L, 1-1) 3IP, 4H, 4R, 4ER, 3BB, 5K, HR, 2-0 IR-S
• Robles 2-3, 2R, 2B, BB, SF, RBI
• Reistetter 2-4, 2R
• Mejia 1-3, 2R, BB, HR(GS), 4RBI

The P-Nats rallied from deficits of 5-0 and 7-5 to take a 9-7 lead but couldn’t keep up with the Mudcats in an 11-10 loss to close out the first half. Luis Reyes was strafed for seven runs on seven hits (two homers) and six walks over four-plus inning. The loss went to Tyler Skulina who coughed up four runs on four hits over three innings. Bryan Mejia hit a grand slam in the 6th that gave Potomac a brief 9-7 lead while Victor Robles went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored and drove in a run with a sac fly to lead the P-Nats attack.

Hagerstown 5 Lexington 5
• Bogucki 3⅔ IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, BB, 2K, WP
• Howard 4⅓ IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 6K
• Noll 2-4, R, RBI
• Franco 2-4, RBI
• Perkins 1-2, 2R, 2BB

Hagerstown got one run in the 5th and two more in 7th to even this up at 5-5 before rain halted play in the 9th. As the final game of the first half, they won’t make it up, so it’ll go in the books as a tie on Father’s Day. A.J. Bogucki got the start and was ineffective over three and 2/3rds innings, letting in five runs on five hits and a walk. Hayden Howard was effective with four and a 1/3rd scoreless innings pitched with six K’s, two walks, and three hits allowed. Jake Noll and Anderson Franco both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Suns tallied nine hits and two walks total.

Auburn – OPENING DAY
As of Monday morning, the Doubledays roster has not been officially released, nor can much be inferred from the NYPL transactions on MiLB.com. But for those itching for something, here’s a story from the Auburn Citizen.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-2 @ Lehigh Valley,
1:35 p.m.
Long (1st AAA start of ’17) vs.
Leiter (0-0, 6.92)
Harrisburg Won, 2-1
(10 inn.)
vs. Richmond,
1:30 p.m.
McGowin (1st AA start of ’17) vs.
Flores, Jo (1-1, 2.31)
Potomac Won, 5-2;
Lost, 6-3
@ Carolina,
2:00 p.m.
Reyes (5-6, 4.15) vs.
Diplan (4-3, 5.50)
Hagerstown Won, 6-5 @ Lexington,
2:05 p.m.
Bogucki (0-1, 5.82) vs.
Eckert (2-4, 4.77)

Lehigh Valley 5 Syracuse 2
• Antolin (L, 2-3) 3⅔ IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 4BB, 1K
• Solis 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Stevenson 4-4, 2B
• Sanchez 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

A brief 2-1 lead was erased with a three-run 4th by Lehigh Valley, which took this one, 5-2 from Syracuse. Dustin Antolin started and lost, hitting the showers with two out in the aforementioned 4th after giving up four runs on five hits and four walks. He struck out one (1). The Chiefs’ bullpen held the IronPigs to one run over the final four and a 1/3rd innings, including a goose egg from rehabbing Sammy Solis, but the bats were largely silent aside from Andrew Stevenson (4-4, 2B) and Adrian Sanchez (two-run HR) as they had just one RISP opportunity and left on five baserunners.

Harrisburg 2 Richmond 1 (10 inn.)
• Simms 6⅔ IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 8K
• Robinson 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Self (W, 1-0) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Sandford 2-3, R, 2BB, RBI, SB, CS
• Hernandez 1-3, BB, RBI

A walk, sacrifice, and a two-out single gave the Senators a 2-1 walkoff win in ten innings over the Flying Squirrels. John Simms got yet another no-decision with an unearned run let in on one hit–the only one Richmond got–over six and 2/3rds innings. R.C. Orlan, Andrew Robinson, and Derek Self combined for 3⅓ scoreless innings of relief, with Self picking up the win. Darian Sandford connected on the gamewinner and went 2-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base to lead the Harrisburg attack. Roster moves: UT Corban Jospeh placed on the 7-Day DL; 3B Drew Ward activated from the 7-Day DL.

Potomac 5 Carolina 2 – GAME ONE
• Sanburn (W, 2-1) 7IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 9K, HBP, WP
• Bacus (SV, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Robles 2-3, 2R, BB, 2SB, OF assist at 1B
• Sagdal 2-4, R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Sundberg 1-3, R, SAC, SB(10)

Nolan Sanburn’s seven strong innings combined with four RBI from Ian Sagdal powered Potomac to a 5-2 win over Carolina in the completion of Friday night’s suspended game. Sanburn gave up both Mudcat runs on five hits and two walks while fanning nine for his second win. Dakota Bacus spun two scoreless to pick up the save, his second. Sagdal smacked a three-run HR in the 4th to erase an early 2-0 deficit and added an RBI double in the 8th while Victor Robles reached base three times on two singles and a walk and stole two bases as the P-Nats made the most of their six hits and three walks.

Carolina 6 Potomac 3 – GAME TWO
• J. Mills 2IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 2BB, 3K
• Rivera 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Sundberg 2-3, BB, OF assist at 2B
• Page 2-3, R, 2B

Carolina jumped on spot starter Jordan Mills for four in the 1st and cruised to 6-3 win, ending Potomac’s hopes for a .500 finish in the first half. Mills was dinged for five runs total on five hits and two walks over two innings. Mariano Rivera III spun three scoreless to keep things close but the offense didn’t respond. Jack Sundberg singled twice and walked once while Matt Page singled and doubled to lead the 10-hit parade.

Hagerstown 6 Lexington 5
• M. Mills (W, 7-2) 7IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, BB, 9K, HR
• Peterson (SV, 4) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Agustin 3-4, R, 2RBI
• Franco 2-3, R, BB
• Barrera 2-4, R, 2-2B, RBI

The Suns snapped a five-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Legends. McKenzie Mills won for the seventh time (T3rd Sally Lg.) with seven innings of four-run ball on six hits and a walk while striking out nine for the second time this season. Tommy Peterson finished the game with a run on three hits, no walks, and two whiffs for his fourth save. Telmito Agustin led the Hagerstown hit column with a 3-for-4 night, while Anderson Franco also reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk.

DSL Update
Syracuse del Sur snapped an eight-game losing streak on Friday with a 5-1 win and then made it two in a row with a 6-4 triumph yesterday. Through 12 games the D-Nats are 3-9 and in last place in the DSL South. This week, they’ll play just two home games while taking on the Cardinals, Phillies Red (Philadelphia’s other team is the Phillies White), Angels, and Twins.