Monday’s News & Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 8-5 vs. Gwinnett,
1:05 p.m.
J. Turner (0-3, 8.39) vs.
Albers (10-3, 3.13)
Harrisburg Lost, 9-3;
Lost, 8-3
vs. Portland,
1:30 p.m.
Crownover (0-5, 4.55) vs.
Villanueva (4-3, 8.10)
Potomac Lost, 5-4 vs. Myrtle Beach,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (6-10, 4.81) and
Sanburn (4-3, 4.55) vs.
Hatch (4-8, 3.80) and TBD
Hagerstown Won, 3-0;
Lost, 4-1
vs. West Virginia,
4:35 p.m.
DeRosier (0-2, 10.95) vs.
Escobar (8-5, 4.01)
Auburn Won, 3-1 @ State College,
6:05 p.m.
Raquet (0-0, 3.21) vs.
Castano (6-1, 2.62)
GCL Nationals Won, 5-2 vs. GCL Astros,
12:00 p.m.
 

Gwinnett 8 Syracuse 5
• Valdez 2IP, 5H, 4R, 4ER, 0BB, 2K

Shawn Kelley was in midseason form as he gave up a first-inning HR and struck out two to dig a 1-0 hole that the Chiefs couldn’t climb out of in an 8-5 loss to the Braves. Roster moves: RHP Shawn Kelley assigned from Washington for MLB rehab; 1B-3B Matt Skole designated for assignment.

Portland 9 Harrisburg 3 – GAME ONE
• G. Ross (L, 2-1) 5IP, 10H, 9R, 9ER, 3BB, 4K, 2HR
• Schepel 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Marmolejos 2-4, R, HR, 3RBI
• Joseph 2-4, R

Jose “Orange” Marmolejos pealed his 10th HR in the 1st to give Harrisburg a 3-2 lead but it was all Portland after that in a 9-3 final. Greg Ross took the loss with all nine runs charged to him on ten hits, including two homers. He walked three and struck out four. Kyle Schepel mopped up with two scoreless innings. Marmolejos went 2-for-4 as did Corban Joseph to lead the Sens’ attack.

Portland 8 Harrisburg 3 – GAME TWO
• Dragmire 4IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, BB, 2K, HR
• Cordero (L, 2-5) 2IP, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 3K, HR, BK, WP
• Marmolejos 1-3, 2R, BB, HR, RBI
• Gamache 1-3, 2RBI

Jimmy Cordero continues to challenge his 40-man status as he coughed up four runs in the 5th in the Sea Dogs’ 8-3 victory over the Senators to complete the doubleheader sweep. Brady Dragmire got the spot start with four innings of two–run ball on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Cordero lost for the fifth time while giving up his sixth HR in 42⅔ innings thrown. Jose Marmolejos went deep again and also walked while Dan Gamache drove in two to pace the Harrisburg offense. Roster moves: RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Syracuse.

Myrtle Beach 5 Potomac 4
• Baez (L, 1-7) 3⅔ IP, 3H, 3R, 2ER, 7BB, 2K, BK
• Rivera 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-0 IR-S
• Masters 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI
• Lora 2-3, R, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

Joan Baez walked seven in his return to the Carolina League as Potomac’s four-run 7th fell short of what they needed in a 5-4 loss to Myrtle Beach. Not coincidentally, Baez lost for the seventh time while giving up three runs and three hits and striking out two over three and 2/3rds innings. Mariano Rivera III stranded two while getting the final out of the 4th and put up two more goose eggs but Ronald Pena wasn’t as effective as he was dinged for what proved to be the game-winning runs in the top of the 7th. David Masters and Edwin Lora both went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored, and an RBI in the P-Nats’ ten-hit parade.

Hagerstown 3 West Virginia 0 – GAME ONE
• Davis (W, 2-3) 7IP, 5H, 0R, 3BB, 4K
• Perkins 2-3, R, 2B
• Agustin 1-2, R, BB

Weston Davis shut out (off?) the Power on five hits as the Suns took the opener, 3-0. The 21-y.o. walked three and struck out four over seven innings to win his second Sally Lg. game this season. Blake Perkins singled, doubled, and scored a run while Telmito Agustin singled and walked to lead the Hagerstown offense.

West Virginia 4 Hagerstown 1 – GAME TWO
• Sharp (L, 4-9) 5IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K
• Simonds 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Perkins 0-2, R, BB, SB
• Noll 2-2, HBP, RBI

West Virginia nearly returned the favor as they held Hagerstown to just two hits and split the doubleheader with a 4-1 win. Sterling Sharp lost his ninth game while giving up all four Power runs on seven hits with no walks and one whiff over five innings. Kyle Simonds followed with two scoreless, giving up a hit and striking out one. Jake Noll drove in Blake Perkins with two outs in the 1st to prevent the shutout, which became apparent when Noll was the only Sun to reach base the rest of the game (Robles in the 4th, single in the 7th).

Auburn 3 West Virginia 1
• Crowe 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Troop (W, 2-2) 4IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Esthay 2-4, RBI
• Scudder 2-4, 2B

In typical Nationals style, Wil Crowe’s NYPL debut came without warning in a 3-1 Doubledays’ win over the Black Bears. Crowe tossed three scoreless innings with no walks issued, two hit allowed, and two set down on strikes. Alex Troop, the announced starter, won in relief with four shutout frames with one walk and two hits allowed. Every Auburn batter reached base wit Kmeron Esthay and Jake Scudder both going to 2-for-4 to lead the Auburn hit column.

GCL Nationals 5 GCL Cardinals 2
• Malvin Pena 4⅓ IP, 4H, R, ER, 4BB, 5K, 2WP
• Guillen (W, 1-0) 2⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 3-1 IR-S
• L. Garcia 3-5, R
• Cramer 2-4, 2R, HR, 2RBI, BB
• Evangelista 2-4, 2B, BB, CS

The G-Nats made it seven straight with a 5-2 win over the G-Cards. Malvin Pena started by but ran out of gas in the 4th, as he was lifted with the bases loaded and one out. He was charged with one run on four hits and four walks while striking out five. Angel Guillen let in one inherited runner while closing out the 5th, then put up two goose eggs to earn the win. Luis Garcia led the G-Nats’ attack with a 3-for-5 game, followed by Jackson Cramer and Juan Envangelista, who both went 2-for-4. Roster move: RHP Connor Zwetsch assigned from Washington (NDFA, Oregon).

DSL Update
The D-Nats won just two of six games to keep a firm grip on last place in the DSL South and reduce their tragic number to eight. At home, they’ve been able to break even (12-12) but on the road, not so much (6-18). This week, the D-Nats take on the Rockies, Yankees, and Mets1.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Announced Starters
Syracuse Won, 10-6 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57)
Valdez (AAA debut) vs.
Wisler (5-5, 3.50)
Harrisburg Postponed vs. Portland,
5:00 p.m.
Dragmire (2-1, 2.12) and
G. Ross (2-0, 4.24) vs.
Jimenez (1-0, 1.80) and
Ball (4-9, 5.52)
Potomac Postponed vs. Myrtle Beach,
6:35 p.m.
Baez (1-6, 5.10) vs.
Robinson (1-2, 2.84)
Hagerstown Postponed vs. West Virginia,
4:35 p.m.
Davis (1-3, 9.72) and
Sharp (4-8, 3.59)
vs. Marvel (5-7, 4.04) and
Escobar (8-5, 4.01)
Auburn Won, 3-2
(13 inn.)
vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Troop (1-2, 3.86) vs.
Cubilete (2-1, 2.22)
GCL Nationals Won, 1-0 @ GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 10 Louisville 6
If you look like this, then you’ve probably realized Syracuse won its third game in a row for the first time in nearly a month. Roster moves: OF Caleb Ramsey released, RHP Taylor Hill reassigned from Harrisburg.

Harrisburg vs. Portland – PPD
The first of three washouts begin in the capital city of Pennsylvania and forcing a doubleheader tonight for the Senators and Sea Dogs.

Potomac vs. Myrtle Beach – PPD
Like Harrisburg, the game was rained out in Woodbridge. Unlike Harrisburg, they’ll shift the doubleheader to Sunday as today’s game, like most with fireworks and the distribution of a hunk of plastic, cardboard, and styrofoam, is close to sold out anyways. Roster moves: RHP Joan Baez activated from the 7-Day DL; not official yet in terms of transactions, but for those not on the Twitters: LHP McKenzie Mills has been traded to Philadelphia.

Hagerstown vs. West Virginia – PPD
Finally, the rain claimed yet another game for the Suns (ninth thus far). They’ll shoot for two with a twi-night doubleheader late this afternoon in Hagerstown.

Auburn 3 West Virginia 2
• Tetreault 4IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, WP
• Cousins (W, 1-1) 4IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 1K
• Pryor 2-6
• Esthay 3-6, 2B, RBI, SB

Auburn played yet another extra-inning game, but this time they came out on top, 3-2 with a walkoff in the 13th against West Virginia. Jackson Tetreault struck out five over four scoreless innings, with three hits and no walks allowed, in his first professional start. Jake Cousins got the win in relief as he blanked the Black Bears over the final four innings. Kameron Esthay delivered the game-winning run with a two-out double, his third hit of the night, which plated Branden Boggetto from first.

GCL Nationals 6 GCL Marlins 3
• Alastre (W, 2-0) 5IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 7K, HR, WP
• De Los Santos (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K
• C. Kieboom 2-2, 2B, 2RBI
• Falcon 2-4, R, 2-2B, 3RBI
• Blash 1-3, R, BB

Carter Kieboom emerged from witness protection played for the first time in eleven weeks with a single, double, and two RBI as the G-Nats took their sixth straight with a 6-3 win over the G-Marlins. Tomas Alastre got the win with one run allowed on a solo HR and three hits total over five innings. He walked none and fanned seven. Jose De Los Santos closed it out in the 9th for the save, his first of the season. Santo Falcon doubled twice and drove in three to lead the G-Nats offense. Roster moves: IF Carter Kieboom assigned from Hagerstown for MiLB rehab.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 5-4 vs. Gwinnett,
7:05 p.m.
TBD vs. TBD
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 vs. Portland,
7:00 p.m.
T. Hill(4-2, 5.03) vs.
Jimenez (1-0, 1.80)
Potomac Won, 5-4 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (A+ Debut) vs.
Robinson (1-2, 2.84)
Hagerstown Won. 6-3 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (1-3, 9.72) vs.
Marvel (5-7, 4.04)
Auburn Lost, 2-1 vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Tetreault (0-0, 3.60) vs.
Meyer (1-1, 3.86)
GCL Nationals Won, 1-0 vs. GCL Marlins,
12:00 p.m.
 

Editor’s note: Abbreviated write-ups today due to a dentist appointment.
Syracuse 5 Louisville 4

The Chiefs walked off in the 9th on an Earl Weaver special by Alejandro de Aza for a 5-4 win in the series finale. Roster moves: LHP Sammy Solis recalled to Washington; RHP Cody Satterwhite placed on the 3-Day TIL; 1B Chad Huffman assigned from Washington (released by St. Louis organization, 7/26); RHP Neil Ramirez assigned from Washington (refused outrightment by N.Y. Mets, 7/23).

Harrisburg 4 Portland 3
• Voth 6IP, 5H, R, R, 0BB, 6K, HBP
• Self (BS, 3; W, 2-2) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K, HR
• Hernandez 2-3, R, 2RBI, OF assist at 3B
• Ward 2-4, R, RBI, 2K
• Abreu 2-4, R, 2B

Harrisburg blew it in the top of the 8th but won it in the bottom of the 8th to take the opener from Portland, 4-3.

Potomac 5 Myrtle Beach 4
• Guilbeau 6IP, 9H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 4K, 2HR
• Mendez (W, 2-2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K
• Mejia 3-4, R, RBI
• Johnson 3-5, R, HR, RBI
• Sagdal 2-4, 2RBI

Daniel Johnson went yard in the 7th for his third hit of the night to tie it while Ian Sagdal plated the gamewinner with the P-Nats’ third straight single to win it, 5-4 over Myrtle Beach in the opening game. Roster moves: LHP Hector Silvestre placed on the 7-Day DL; LHP McKenzie Mills promoted from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 6 West Virginia 3
• Bourque (W, 5-5) 6+ IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K
• Bogucki (H, 2) 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 3K, 2-1 IR-S
• Agustin 2-4, R, RBI, CS
• Noll 2-4, 2B
• Perkins 1-4, R, HR, 2RBI

Hagerstown scored all six runs with two out as they doubled up West Virginia, 6-3 in the series opener. Roster moves: RHP Matt DeRosier reassigned from Auburn; LHP Jake Barnett, OF Oliver Ortiz promoted from Auburn.

West Virginia 2 Auburn 1
• B. Hill 5IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 4K
• Smith (L, 1-2) 2IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 0K
• Pryor 2-4
• Meregildo 1-3, R, HR, RBI

The Black Bears clawed out a run in the 9th to edge the Doubledays, 2-1. Auburn’s lone run came on an Omar Meregildo HR in the 8th. Roster moves: SS Ryan Merrill placed on the restricted list; OF Randy Encarnacion released; RHP Wil Crowe reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Mets 0
• Galindez 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, K
• Jimenez (W, 3-0) 2⅓ IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• L. Garcia 0-3, R, BB
• Evangelista 1-2, BB

The G-Nats keep rolling, albeit by the slimmest margin possible, with a 1-0 win over the G-Mets.

Thursday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 4-2 vs. Louisville,
6:35 p.m.
Long (2-4, 4.61) vs.
Garrett (1-2, 7.62)
Harrisburg Won, 5-3 vs. Portland,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (1-1, 6.23) vs.
Stankiewicz (3-4, 4.52)
Potomac Won, 6-2 vs. Myrtle Beach,
7:05 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 4.21) vs.
Rucker (3-2, 1.95)
Hagerstown OFF DAY vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
Bourque (4-5, 5.17) vs.
M. Wallace (2-4, 3.36)
Auburn OFF DAY vs. West Virginia,
7:05 p.m.
B. Hill (0-1, 3.12) vs.
G. Wallace (0-2, 4.66)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY @ GCL Mets,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 4 Louisville 2
• Cole 6IP, 8H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 6K, HR

Syracuse rallied for four in the bottom of 8th and didn’t blow it in the 9th for a 4-2 win.

Harrisburg 5 Richmond 3
• Estevez 6IP, 7H, 3R, 3R, BB, 4K, HBP
• Lara (W, 1-2) 2IP, 2H, 0R, BB, K
• Hernandez 3-4, R, RBI
• Ward 2-4, R, 2B
• Abreu 2-4, R

Likewise in Richmond as the Sens got four in their final “ups” to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 win. Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez turned in a quality start of three runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings. The win went to Braulio Lara, who pitched a scoreless 7th and 8th innings. Brady Dragmire worked around a hit in the 9th to get the save, his second. The heart of the order combined to go 7-for-12 with two runs scored and and RBI by Yadiel Hernandez, who led the way with a 3-for-4 afternoon.

Down East 6 Potomac 2
• Williams (L, 1-3) 4⅓ IP, 14H, 6R, 6ER, BB, 2K, 2WP
• Pantoja 3⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K, 2-0 IR-S
• Carey 2-4, R, HR, RBI
• Davidson 1-3, R, BB

First-inning runs continue to dog Potomac as they coughed up five yesterday morning and never recovered for a 6-2 loss to Down East. Austen Williams was charged with all six runs on 14 hits over four and a 1/3rd innings as he lost for the third time in four starts since his demotion. Jorge Pantoja pitched admirably to finish, stranding two in the 5th and keeping the Ducks off the pond save for one hit over the final three and 2/3rds innings. Daley Carey singled and homered while Austin Davidson singled and walked to lead the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown – OFF DAY
The Suns return home after their monster road trip in second place, though that’s in large part due to the Shorebirds’ eight-game win streak that’s put Delmarva ahead of Hagerstown by a game and a half. Wonder if they’ll meet to decide 1st place in the next few weeks?

Auburn – OFF DAY
Auburn also returns home, but in 5th place and nine games under .500 as they host West Virginia for three before heading back out to Pennsylvania for three against State College.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
In the GCL, where the road trips are roughly every other day, the G-Nats return to action on a four-game win streak and a ½ game up on the G-Astros as the sole affiliate in 1st place.

Wednesday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3;
Lost, 6-5
vs. Louisville,
12:00 p.m.
Cole (4-4, 5.87) vs.
Mahle (2-3, 3.00)
Harrisburg Lost, 6-0 @ Richmond,
12:05 p.m.
Estevez (3-1, 3.15) vs.
Herb (1-0, 5.29)
Potomac Won, 7-3 @ Down East,
11:00 a.m.
Williams (1-2, 1.93) vs.
Benjamin (6-6, 4.38)
Hagerstown Won, 6-4 OFF DAY N/A
Auburn Won, 4-1 OFF DAY N/A
GCL Nationals Won, 8-6 OFF DAY  

Louisville 4 Syracuse 3 – GAME ONE

Louisville 6 Syracuse 5 – GAME TWO
• Simms (L, 0-1) 5IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 3K, 2HR
Correction: SS Bengie Gonzalez was not released. No, I did not receive an email from his mother.

Richmond 6 Harrisburg 0
• Crownover (L, 0-5) 6IP, 6H, 2R, 2R, 3BB, 3K
• Bacus 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Abreu 1-3, 3B, BB
• Gamache 1-3, BB

Richmond shut out Harrisburg on five hits, 6-0. Matthew Crownover continues to pitch well enough to win, registering his fourth quality start over the last five with six innings of two-run ball on six hits and three walks, but lost for the fifth time in ten AA starts. The Senators drew seven walks but were unable to capitalize, going 0-for-6 with RISP and stranding 11 baserunners. Osvaldo Abreu had the Sens’ lone extra-base hit, a triple.

Potomac 7 Down East 3
• Sanburn (W, 4-3) 6IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, 0BB, 7K
• Skulina 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Johnson 2-5, R, 2B, PO
• Lora 1-3, 2R, 2B, BB
• Davidson 2-5, 2B, 2RBI

The P-Nats won for the third time in as many games, which sources tell me constitutes a winning streak, as they downed Down East, 7-3. Nolan Sanburn got the win with three Wood Ducks runs allowed on ten hits and no walks over six innings with seven set down on strikes. Tyler Skulina and Mariano Rivera III finished the game with three scoreless innings combined. Bryan Mejia was the beer man in Potomac’s 12-hit assault, in which Daniel Johnson, Austin Davidson, Ian Sagdal, and Rhett Wiseman each had two safeties.

Hagerstown 6 Augusta 4
• Watson (W, 6-4) 6IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 6K; E(5)
• Howard (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K, HBP, 1-0 IR-S
• Banks 2-3, R, 3B, SAC
• Barrera 2-4, R, 2B
• Perkins 2-4, R, BB

Hagerstown closed out its ten-game, three-state road trip at 6-4 with a 6-4 win over Augusta. Tyler Watson earned his sixth win with a quality start of three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings while striking out six. Hayden Howard stranded a runner in the 8th and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save. Blake Perkins reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk while Nick Banks singled, tripled, scored a run, and sacrificed to lead the Suns offense.

Auburn 4 Williamsport 1
• Braymer (W, 2-0) 5IP, 5H, R, ER, BB, 8K
• Johnston (H, 2) 3IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Scudder 2-4, R
• Upshaw 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB
• Boggetto 1-3, R, BB, RBI, SB (11G hit streak)

The Doubledays bounced back from being tripled up on Monday with a solid 4-1 win on Tuesday over the Crosscutters. Ben Braymer won for the second time in six starts with one run let in on five hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out eight. Kyle Johnston followed with three scoreless for the hold while Gabe Klobosits worked around two walks in the 9th for his first career save. Branden Boggetto extended his hit streak to 11 games as the 23-y.o. delivered an RBI single in the 5th. Armond Upshaw reached base three times with a double and two walks to pace Auburn’s seven-hit, four-walk offense.

GCL Nationals 8 GCL Astros 6
• Crowe 2IP, 1H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• N. Ramirez (W, 2-1) 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Dunlap 3-4, 2R, 2HR, 5RBI, BB, CS
• Antuna 3-5, 2R, 2B
• Ventura 2-4, 2-2B, RBI

Alex Dunlap homered twice, including an Earl Weaver special in the 9th that offset a bullpen meltdown in the G-Nats’ 8-6 win over the G-Astros. Wil Crowe got the start but was dinged for a run over two innings. The win went to Nector Ramirez with three scoreless innings in the 6th, 7th, and 8th. Dunlap drove in five total and also singled and walked while Yasel Antuna went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to lead the G-Nats’ attack.

Monday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 6-4 vs. Louisville,
6:35 p.m.
Fedde (1-1, 5.57) vs.
Stephens (6-5, 4.82)
Harrisburg Lost, 3-1 @ Richmond,
6:35 p.m.
G. Ross (2-0, 3.27) vs.
Jor. Johnson (4-6, 4.59)
Potomac Lost, 8-6;
Won, 4-1
@ Down East,
1:05 p.m.
Reyes (6-10, 4.61) vs.
Em. Martinez (1-8, 4.23)
Hagerstown Won, 9-1 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
C. Pena (5-5, 5.30) vs.
Vizcaino (3-3, 5.35)
Auburn Won, 7-4
(10 inn.)
@ Williamsport,
7:05 p.m.
Y. Ramirez (2-1, 3.75) vs.
Carrasco (1-0, 1.80)
GCL Nationals Won, 4-0;
Won, 1-0
vs. GCL Cardinals,
12:00 p.m.
 

Syracuse 6 Columbus 4
Roster moves: OF Andrew Stevenson selected by, recalled to Washington; C Pedro Severino recalled by Washington; C Jhonatan Solano activated from the 7-day DL.

Binghamton 3 Harrisburg 1
• T. Hill (L, 4-2) 7IP, 6H, 3R, 3R, BB, 2K
• Lara 1IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Hernandez 2-4, R
• S. Perez 2-3

The Rumble Ponies got one in the 4th and two in the 7th as they took the series finale from the Sens, 3-1. Taylor Hill took the loss, his second at AA, as he gave up all three Binghamton runs on six hits and a walk over seven innings. Braulio Lara and Brady Dragmire both turned in a scoreless inning to keep it close, but the offense could only manage to break up the shutout in the 7th and went in order in the 8th and 9th.

Lynchburg 8 Potomac 6 – COMP.
• Guilbeau 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Schepel (L, 2-4) 2IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 4BB, 1K; 2-0 IR-S
• Sundberg 3-5, 2RBI, SB(15)
• Wiseman 2-4, R, HR, RBI

Turns out the rain only delayed Lynchburg’s comeback bid as they scored all three runs in the completion for an 8-6 win over Potomac. Kyle Schepel, who stranded two while completing the 5th, got lit up for two runs on two hits and four walks to take the loss. Taylor Gushue and Rhett Wiseman both homered while Jack Sundberg singled three times, drove in two, and stole a base to lead the P-Nats attack.

Potomac 4 Lynchburg 1 – GAME TWO
• Silvestre (W, 8-5) 5IP, 3H, 0R, 2BB, 3K
• Bacus 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 0K
• Wiseman 3-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Davidson 2-3, R, RBI

It was all Potomac in the late-afternoon contest (rain delayed the completion until nearly 3 p.m.) as they jumped on Lynchburg in each of the first three innings and conceded a run late for a 4-1 win in seven innings. Hector Silvestre tossed five shutout innings with three hits and two walks allowed and three whiffs. Dakota Bacus followed with a scoreless inning while R.C. Orlan gave up a run late. Rhett Wiseman homered again and drove in two while Austin Davidson went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored to power the P-Nats offense.

Hagerstown 9 Augusta 1
• Mills (W, 12-2) 7IP, 5H, R, ER, 0BB, 6K, HBP
• Bogucki 2IP, 1H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Noll 2-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3RBI
• Perkins 2-4, 2R, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI, SB
• Corredor 2-5, 2B, RBI

McKenzie Mills reverted to the mean with seven strong innings of one-run ball as the Suns burned the GreenJackets, 9-1. Mills gave up five hits, no walks, and struck out six while winning his 12th game in 18 starts. A.J. Bogucki followed with two goose eggs. Jake Noll doubled, homered, and drove in three while Blake Perkins doubled, tripled, walked, and stole a base to pace lead the Hagerstown hit parade.

Auburn 7 Williamsport 4
• Raquet 4⅔ IP, 7H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 1K, HR
• Barnett (BS, 1; W, 3-2) 2IP, 3H, R, ER, 0BB, 2K
• Shepard 2-5, 2R, 2B, HR, 2RBI
• Pryor 2-5, R, RBI
• Boggetto 1-4, 2R, 2B, BB, RBI (9G hit streak)

Auburn blew a 4-0 lead but won it in the 10th for a 7-4 win in the series opener against Williamsport. Nick Raquet got the start and was chopped for seven hits and two runs over the first four and 2/3rds innings. He walked two and struck out one. Jake Barnett got the blown-save-win with a run surrendered in the 9th and a scoreless 10th. Chance Shepard doubled, homered, scored twice, and drove in two while Jonathan Pryor went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Doubledays’ offense.

GCL Nationals 4 GCL Marlins 0 – GAME ONE
• Baez (W, 2-0) 6IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 7K
• Jimenez 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Antuna 1-3, BB, RBI, SB
• Senior 1-1, R, HR, RBI

Joan Baez and Jose Jimenez combined on a seven-inning no-hitter in the opener, which the G-Nats took, 4-0. Baez walked one and struck out seven over the first six while Jimenez worked around a walk to preserve the shutout (this is still the GCL, kids). Yasel Antuna singled, walked, and drove in a run while Eirc Senior hit an inside-the-park homer (and presumably was injured as he was replaced on defense in the next half-inning) to lead the G-Nat hit parade.

GCL Nationals 1 GCL Marlins 0 – GAME TWO
• Ja. Johnson 4IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 2K
• Chu (W, 1-1) 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K
• Cramer 1-2, R, BB
• Evangelista 1-3, 2B, RBI

Jared Johnson and Gilberto Chu turned the no-hit trick in the nightcap (this is still Florida, kids) while the bats generated the bare minimum for a 1-0 win and a doubleheader sweep. Johnson worked the first four and issued a walk while fanning two while Chu worked around Yasel Antuna’s 12th error in three scoreless innings for the “W.” Jackson Cramer singled, walked, and scored ahead of Juan Evangelista’s RBI double in the 4th. Santo Falcon also singled to round out the G-Nats’ hit tally of three.

Sunday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 5-4 @ Columbus,
4:05 p.m.
Satterwhite (1-3, 4.03) vs.
Plutko (5-9, 6.94)
Harrisburg Won, 7-3 vs. Binghamton,
1:30 p.m.
T. Hill (4-1, 5.17) vs.
Conlon (6-7, 3.81)
Potomac Winning, 6-5
(Susp., Top 5th)
vs. Lynchburg,
1:05 p.m.
TBD and Silvestre (7-5, 4.48) vs.
TBD and Chiang (7-7, 3.85)
Hagerstown Lost, 8-3 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
M. Mills (11-2, 3.13)
Woods (5-6, 3.48)
Auburn Lost, 5-4 @ Williamsport,
5:05 p.m.
Raquet (0-0, 2.89) vs.
Garcia (2-2, 3.13)
GCL Nationals Lost, 1-0;
Lost, 4-1
vs./@ GCL Marlins  

Columbus 5 Syracuse 4
• Stevenson 1-5, R, HR, 2RBI
Roster move: SS Bengie Gonzalez assigned from Washington (released by Rochester on 7/20).

Harrisburg 7 Binghamton 3
• Voth (W, 1-1) 5IP, 4H, 3R, 2R, 2BB, 2K
• Self (H, 3) 2IP, 3H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Read 3-4, 2R, 2B, HR, 4RBI
• Collier 2-4, 3R
• Gamache 2-4, RBI

Raudy Read’s two-run double highlighted a four-run 5th as Harrisburg took another one from Binghamton, 7-3. Austin Voth was the pitcher of record and got the “W” but was charged with all three runs on four hits and two walks over five innings, which required 80 pitches to complete. Derel Self and Phillips Valdez combined for four scoreless innings to keep the Rumble Ponies in the barn. Read also singled and homered and drove in four total while Zach Collier and Dan Gamache both went 2-for-4 to lead the Senators attack. Roster move: IF Stephen Perez reassigned from Syracuse; OF Alec Keller placed on the 7-Day DL, retroactive to July 18.

Potomac 6 Lynchburg 5 – SUSP.
• Guilbeau 4⅔ IP, 7H, 5R, 5ER, BB, 6K, HR
• Sundberg 3-3, 2RBI

Rain halted play with two outs in the 5th. Whether that denied the P-Nats a chance for a rain-shortened win or the Hillcats a chance to tie it up became a moot discussion about 50 minutes later when the umpires called it a night. They’ll complete it this afternoon along with a seven-inning game for a de facto doubleheader.

Augusta 7 Hagerstown 3
• Sharp (L, 4-8) 3⅓ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, BB, K, 0HR, WP, 2HBP
• La Bruna 2-4, SB
• Beckwith 1-3, BB, RBI, SB

Augusta went Sherman on Sharp, marching him to the showers after six runs with one out in the 4th as they cruised to an 8-3 win over Hagerstown. Sharp gave up nine hits, one walk, hit two batters, and struck out one in his eighth loss. Kyle Simonds stranded two in the 4th and finished the game, allowing two more runs on two hits and a walk. Angelo La Bruna led the Suns’ hit column with two of the team’s seven hits. Roster move: RHP Jose Morales released.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4
• Troop (L, 1-2) 4IP, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, HR
• Tetreault 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Boggetto 2-5, R, 2RBI, E(5)
• N. Perkins 1-2, R, 2BB

Alex Troop’s lights found the Scrappers’ bats and shined for four runs early, which left few in Falcon park smiling, having fun, or feeling like they were number one in another 5-4 loss by the Doubledays. Troop (@supertrooper_32) lasted four innings and walked none but gave up six hits, including a homer as he lost for the second time. Nick Bogetto singled twice and drove in two while Nic Perkins scored once, singled once and walked twice to lead the Auburn attack.

GCL Mets 1 GCL Nationals 0 – COMP.
• Ja. Johnson (L, 1-1) 1IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 1K
• Alastre 4IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, 2K
• Blash 2-3

They picked up where they left off on Monday, with the G-Mets leading 1-0 and that’s how it finished. Jared Johnson took the loss with the lone run allowed on two hits and no walks with one whiff. Following the Tim Collins rehab innings, Tomas Alastre pitched four scoreless with one and two walks allowed. Jamori Blash singled twice to account for two of the four (4) G-Nats hits.

GCL Mets 4 GCL Nationals 1 – GAME TWO
• Ma. Pena 5IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• N. Ramirez (BS, 2; L, 1-1) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 0K
• Antuna 1-2, BB, E(11)
• Cramer 0-1, 2BB

The G-Nats extended their losing streak to five with a 4-1 loss to the G-Mets in the second game. Malvin Pena tossed five shutout innings, the bullpen coughed up all four runs in the final two frames, with Nector Ramirez blowing his second save and losing his first game. Yasel Antuna singled once, walked once, and committed his 11th error in 19 games while Jackson Cramer walked twice. The G-Nats managed just three hits total.

DSL Update
The D-Nats split their six games this week but remain in the 2017 default for the Washington affiliates (last place), 14 games behind and a tragic number of 17 with five weeks left in the season. Wilmer Perez (18) leads first-year batters with an OPS of .764 while Niomar Gomez (18) leads first-year pitchers with 31⅓ IP in 7GS and a pitcher’s line of 3.45/2.67/1.15.

Saturday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Won, 9-4 @ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
O’Sullivan (1-2, 5.40) vs.
Grube (3-5, 4.70)
Harrisburg Won, 1-0 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Voth (0-1, 9.82) vs.
Delgado (6-4, 5.27)
Potomac Lost, 3-2 vs. Lynchburg,
6:35 p.m.
Guilbeau (2-2, 3.79) vs.
Hartson (4-4, 3.23)
Hagerstown Won, 4-2 @ Augusta,
7:05 p.m.
Sharp (4-7, 3.09) vs.
Mazza (5-8, 3.41)
Auburn Lost, 5-4 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
Troop (1-1, 2.92) vs.
F. Perez(1-2, 3.48)
GCL Nationals OFF DAY vs./@ GCL Mets  

Syracuse 9 Columbus 4
• Stevenson 2-4, 2R, 2B

Congratulations to Chiefs radio man Kevin Brown on moving up to a national broadcast gig.

Harrisburg 6 Binghamton 4
• Estevez (W, 3-1) 8IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 1K, WP
• Lara (SV, 1) 1IP, 0H, 0R, BB, 0K
• Marmolejos 3-4, R, HR, RBI
• Joseph 1-3, 2B

Wirkin “For the Weekend” Estevez tossed eight shutout innings while Jose “Orange” Marmolejos smacked the solo HR in the 8th to give the Sens a 1-0 win over the Rumble Ponies. Estevez gave up just four hits and two walks while fanning just one, getting a little help from his fielders with a double play and a runner gunned down at second. Barulio Lara also got some help with the leather [S&M joke redacted] as a twin killing erased a leadoff walk and completed the shutout. It was the third win for Estevez and first save for Lara. Marmolejos also singled twice while Corban Joseph doubled to account for four of the seven Harrisburg hits.

Lynchburg 3 Potomac 2
• Williams (L, 1-2) 5IP, 8H, 3R, 3ER, BB, 3K
• Sanburn (BS, 1; L, 3-3) 2IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, HR
• Robles 2-4, R, 2B
• Sundberg 1-3, BB, SAC

One team did more of the little things right Last Night in Woodbridge. Roster moves: LHP Grant Borne placed on the 7-Day DL; THP Tommy Peterson reassigned from Hagerstown.

Hagerstown 4 Charleston 2
• Davis (W, 1-3) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, 2BB, 4K, HR
• Howard (SV, 2) 3IP, 2H, 0R, BB, 4K
• B. Perkins 1-1, 3R, 3BB, 3SB
• Johnson 1-2, R, 2BB, 2SB, RBI

The Suns got just three hits and five walks but used six stolen bases to neuter the RiverDogs, 4-2 in the series finale. Weston Davis notched a quality start of two runs on four hits and two walks to get the “W,” his first at Low-A this season. Hayden Howard closed it out with three scoreless to earn his second save. Blake Perkins scored three runs, walked three times, and stole three bases while Daniel Johnson walked twice and stole twice to lead the Hagerstown offense. Roster move: RHP Sam Held activated from the 7-Day DL.

Mahoning Valley 5 Auburn 4
• DeRosier 5⅔ IP, 7H, 4R, 3ER, BB, 7K
• Barnett (L, 2-2) 1IP, 3H, R, ER, BB, 0K
• Guibor 2-3, R, 2BB,
• Esthay 1-2, 2B, BB, RBI

Mahoning Valley got the last laugh again as they pushed across a run in the 9th for a 5-4 win. Matt DeRosier was charged with the first four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk while striking out seven. The loss went to Jake Barnett, who let in the gamewinner on three hits in his lone inning pitched. Austin Guibor walked twice and singled twice while Kameron Esthay walked and double to pace the Auburn offense.

GCL Nationals – OFF DAY
Today they’ll shoot to complete a game with the GCL Mets then play the regularly scheduled game as well.

Friday’s News & Notes

Team Yesterday Today Probable Pitchers
Syracuse Lost, 4-3;
Lost, 10-2
@ Columbus,
7:15 p.m.
Long (1-4, 5.29) vs.
Banwart (2-4, 6.75)
Harrisburg Won, 6-4 vs. Binghamton,
7:00 p.m.
Estevez (2-1, 4.10) vs.
Ca. Delgado (6-4, 5.27)
Potomac Lost, 10-4 vs. Lynchburg,
7:05 p.m.
Williams (1-1, 0.00) vs.
McKenzie (8-4, 2.89)
Hagerstown Lost, 6-1;
Lost, 4-2
@ Charleston,
7:05 p.m.
Davis (0-3, 13.50) vs.
Nelson (1-6, 4.87)
Auburn Lost, 3-1 vs. Mahoning Valley,
7:05 p.m.
DeRosier (1-1, 1.98) vs.
Plesac (0-0, 1.06)
GCL Nationals Lost, 4-2 OFF DAY  

Columbus 4 Syracuse 3 – GAME ONE
• Cole 4⅔ IP, 7H, 3R, 2ER, 2BB, 3K
• Stevenson 0-4, 3K

Columbus 10 Syracuse 2 – GAME TWO
• Stevenson 0-1, 2BB, 1K
• Severino 2-3, HR, 2RBI

Harrisburg 6 Binghamton 4
• Simms (W, 5-6) 6IP, 4H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 8K, WP
• Robinson (H, 2) 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
• Gamache 2-4, R, HR, 2RBI
• Sandford 2-4, 2R
• Abreu 1-3, R, 2B

The Senators got two homers and six strong innings from their starter as they broke the Rumble Ponies, 6-4. John Simms fanned eight and let in just two runs on four hits and a walk to notch his fifth win. Jimmy Cordero made things close by coughing up a pair of runs in a single inning, but Andrew Robinson and Ryan Brinley each put up a goose egg to earn a hold and a save respectively. Dan Gamache singled, homered, and drove in two while Darian Sandford went 2-for-4 with two runs scored to lead the Harrisburg offense. Roster moves: RHP Greg Ross demoted from Syracuse; RHP Derek Eitel released.

Lynchburg 10 Potomac 4
• Borne 5IP, 6H, 3R, 2ER, BB, 4K
• Sanburn (BS, 1; L, 3-3) 2IP, 5H, 6R, 6ER, 3BB, 0K, HR
• Sagdal 2-4, 2R, HR, RBI
• Lora 2-4, RBI
• Davidson 2-5, R, 2B, HR, RBI

Potomac wasted no time in letting Lynchburg get an early lead and were gracious hosts as they let the visitors take a spin round the bases seven times without an answer in a 10-4 loss to Lynchburg. Grant Borne started and was dinged for three runs on six hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out four. Nolan Sanburn was unable to hold a 4-3 lead and was scratched for six runs on five hits and three walks over two innings for the loss. Ian Sagdal and Austin Davidson both homered to pace the nine-hit, three-walk offense.

Charleston 6 Hagerstown 1 – GAME ONE
• Bourque (L, 4-5) 3⅓ IP, 9H, 6R, 6ER, 2BB, 1K, HR, WP
• Fuentes 2⅔ IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 5K, 2-1 IR-S
• Noll 1-3
• Agustin 1-3, R

The Suns got torched for two in the 1st and four in the 4th as Riverdogs took the opener, 6-1. James Bourque was bitten for all six runs on nine hits and two walks over just three and a 1/3rd innings for his fifth loss. Telmito Agustin singled and scored on a Daniel Johnson sac fly while Jake Noll collected the other Hagerstown hit.

Charleston 4 Hagerstown 2 – GAME TWO
• Watson 5IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, BB, 4K, HR
• J. Mills (L, 4-3) 1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 1K
• Johnson 1-3, R, HR, 2RBI
• Noll 0-1, 2BB, 2CS

Hagerstown’s pitchers couldn’t work with just a two-run HR as the Suns were doubled up in the nightcap, 4-2 to complete the doubleheader sweep. Tyler Watson gave up the first two Riverdog runs on five hits and a walk over the first five while fanning four. Jordan Mills let in the last two on three hits in just a single inning pitched for the loss. Angelo LaBruna singled and scored ahead of Johnson’s longball while Telmito Agustin singled to account for the three (3) Hagerstown hits. Jake Noll drew two walks and was caught stealing twice, including at home on a failed double steal with Agustin.

Mahoning Valley 3 Auburn 1
• B. Hill (L, 0-1) 4IP, 4H, 3R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K
• Rishwain 3IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 1K
• Upshaw 1-2, BB, SAC
• Jo. Ramirez 1-3, BB, 3E (11)

Auburn’s pitchers couldn’t overcome Joshual Ramirez’s three errors as Mahoning Valley took the series opener, 3-1. Brigham Hill suffered the loss with all three unearned runs given up on four hits and no walks over four innings. Michael Rishwain followed with three scoreless innings and Jake Cousins two to keep things within reach. The Doubledays hitters were just 1-for-12 with RISP and left on 10 baserunners with Ramirez and Armond Upshaw the only two batters to reach base twice. Roster moves: LF Austin Guibor reassigned from the GCL.

GCL Astros 4 GCL Nationals 2
• Galindez 1⅔ IP, 1H, 0R, 3BB, 3K
• Darly Infante (BS, 1; L, 0-1) ⅔ IP, 2H, 3R, 2ER, BB, K
• Evangelista 1-3, R, BB
• Pascal 0-2, RBI, 2BB

The G-Nats followed the season-long, organization-wide script for bullpen meltdowns as they gave up four runs late in a 4-2 loss to the G-Astros. Nelson Galindez started and walked three over an inning and 2/3rds but also struck out three; it was not a GCL record. The loss went to Darly Infante with three runs allowed on two hits and a walk over 2/3rds of an inning. Juan Evangelista singled, walked, and scored a run while Juan Pascal walked twice and drove in a run to pace the G-Nats attack. Roster moves: LHP Seth Romero assigned from Washington.