Trenton lost 3-2 to Richmond:
Trenton drew first blood, as Raymond Kruml singled to start and stole second. He moved to third on Corban Joseph’s groundout. Austin Romine singled and the Thunder had a 1-0 lead. Richmond got their first lead of the evening in the fifth. Juan Perez singled and stole second. He moved to third on an error by Joseph, which put Sharlon Schoop on first. Perez scored on a groundout, tying the game, and Richmond pulled ahead on a single by Francisco Peguero. Trenton got the run back in the bottom of the inning, as Joseph hit a RBI double. The game stayed tied until the eighth, when Chris Dominguez hit a solo homer to put the Flying Squirrels in front again. Trenton was unable to score in the late innings and took a 3-2 loss.
Kruml went 2-5 with two runs scored. Austin Romine was 3-4 with a double and a RBI. Corban Joseph went 2-4 with a double and a RBI. Those three were the top of the order and comprised all of Trenton’s offense, as the other six batters went hitless. Graham Stoneburner, had a successful return to Trenton, after working his way back from injury. He threw six innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk. He struck out five.
Tampa battled Charlotte for 14 innings before taking a 6-5 victory:
Tampa trailed 5-0 after four innings, but worked their way back into the game. In the bottom of the fifth Mitch Abeita was hit by a pitch and Neil Medchill worked a walk. Kelvin Castro tripled to center, and the Yankees had their first runs of the game. A sac fly from Abraham Almonte put the Yankees down just 5-3. In the bottom of the seventh, Medchill walked and Castro doubled. With two outs, Robbier Mustelier singled to left, plating two more runs before getting thrown out at second. Still, the damage was done and the game was tied. The game stayed tied, and soon Tampa saw extra innings. Each team had opportunities, but neither came through until the bottom of the fourteenth. Castro, Almonte and Hector Rabago walked, loading the bases. Michael Solbach singled to right, plating Castro and earning Tampa the walk-off win.
Mustelier went 2-6 with a double and two RBIs. Castro went 3-5 with three runs, a double, a triple and two RBIs. Preston Claiborne pitched three scoreless, hitless innings and struck out five hitters.
Charleston dropped a 4-1 game to Greenville:
The RiverDogs got on the board first, when Garrison Lassiter walked and moved to third on a double by Jose Moijca. He scored on a error, but Charleston couldn’t keep the rally going. The Drive came back and tied the game up in the bottom of the inning. Greenville broke the tie in the bottom of the sixth, with a solo homer from Sean Coyle. They added a couple more runs in the bottom of the eighth, but they didn’t need them as the RiverDogs didn’t threaten and took a 4-1 loss. Lassiter went 2-3 with a run scored and a walk. Steve Evarts got the loss, but went six innings giving up just two runs on five hits. He allowed two walks and struck out five.
Staten Island rallied late and took a 10-7 win over Batavia:
Staten Island scored first, as Cito Culver singled in Casey Stevenson. Batavia busted out in the bottom of the inning, as four singles, three walks and a hit by pitch led to five runs. The Muckdogs added two more runs in the fifth, giving the Yankees a 7-1 hole to climb out of. Staten Island used a big eighth inning to get back in the game. Ali Castillo singled and Culver reached on a throwing error. Angelo Gumbs drove a triple to right and scored on an error by the Batavia shortstop. Cody Grice singled and Benjamin Gamel hit a sac fly to center. Stevenson singled and Reymond Nunez doubled, plating two more runs and tying the game up 7-7. Staten Island wasted no time in the ninth. With Culver and Zachary Wilson on base, Grice tripled and scored on a single by Gamel, giving the Yankees a 10-7 win. Grice went 3-5 with two runs scored, a triple and two RBIs. Gamel went 2-4 with two RBIs.
GCL Yankees stomped the GCL Phillies 15-4:
The Yankees hit early and often Friday, as the Phillies didn’t have a chance against them. The Yankees got on the board in the first, when Claudio Custodio walked and stole second and third. He scored on a wild pitch. Matthew Duran started a rally in the second, singling to left. Jackson Valera singled to center and Fu-Lin Kuo walked. Taylor Anderson singled to right, plating Duran. Custodio walked, pushing another run acorss the plate. Dan Brewer doubled giving the Yankees two more runs. Custodio then scored when Dante Bichette grounded out, giving the Yankees a six run lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Custodio ended the game 1-3 with four runs scored, two RBIs, three walks and two stolen bases. He has stolen safely all sixteen attempts he has made this season. Bichette had a big game, going 2-6 with a run scored, a double, a homer and five RBIs.