Double-A Trenton lost to Reading, 4-3
Melky Mesa doubled and walked, Zolio Almonte went 2-for-5, and Ray Kruml had two hits and a walk. Addison Maruszak also had two hits and a hit by pitch that hit his wrist, but he is fine. Manny Banuelos was wild, giving up five hits, three runs, and five walks (!) over five innings, along with a hit-by-pitch, though he did strike out six. Chase Whitley struck out three in three innings, giving up four hits and a run. Ryan Pope struck out a batter in a perfect inning.
High-A Tampa beat Jupiter 14-5
Rob Segedin was probably the likely offensive star here, going 4-for-5 with a homer. JR Murphy was 4-for-5, and Cody Johnson was 3-for-3 with a double and two walks. Kyle Roller and Rob Segedin hit homers, and many others contributed in the offensive effort. Starter Mikey O’Brien gave up just three hits and no runs over five innings, but he did walk four and strike out only one. Mike Gipson gave up a hit and struck out a batter over two scoreless innings, and Michael Solbach gave up six hits and five runs over just two innings, striking out two.
Low-A Charleston beat West Virginia, 9-5
Jeff Farnham went 3-for-6 with a homer and drove in the eventual winning run. Kyle Higashioka also homered with two walks. Nathan Forer gave up three hits and three runs over four innings, with a walk and three strikeouts. Kelvin Perez gave up a hit and a walk over two scoreless innings. Aaron Dott gave up a walk over a hitless inning, Manny Bareda gave up two runs in two innings with three strikeouts, and Mark Montgomery struck out four in two perfect innings.
Short Season Staten Island lost to Tri-City 8-2
Angelo Gumbs was 3-for-4 with a double and triple, Casey Stevenson was 2-for-3, and Ben Gamel, Cody Grice, Reymond Nunez, Mason Williams, and Austin Wilson all collected hits. Evan DeLuca gave up eight hits, three walks, and five runs over five innings, but he did strike out eight (!). Fred Lewis gave up two hits, two walks, and two runs over an inning, and Ben Paullus gave up two hits, a walk, a run, and struck out two over two innings.