The Farm Report: 7/30/11

Tampa ended up on the wrong side of extra innings, losing to Charlott 5-3 in the eleventh:
Tampa drew first blood, after Kelvin Castro scored on a ground out in the bottom of the fifth.  The inning ended with Cody Johnson getting called out on strikes and then being ejected by the home plate umpire.  The Stone Crabs scored two runs in the top of the sixth, giving them their first lead of the day.  Hector Rabago reached on an error in the bottom of the inning and Abraham Almonte was hit by a pitch.  Castro followed with a double, scoring both of them.  Charlotte scored a run in the top of the ninth to tie the game and send the teams in to extra baseball for the second day in a row.  Joaquin Hinojosa walked Michael Sheridan to start the eleventh and gave up a single to Matthew Hall.  Mark Thomas was intentionally walked and Omar Luna singled him in, giving Charlotte a 4-3 lead.  With the bases loaded, Daniel Burawa hit Ty Morrison with a pitch to give the Stone Crabs a 5-3 lead that they would hold.   Castro went 2-5 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs.  Luke Murton went 2-5 with a double and one RBI.

Charleston lost a close one to Greenville 4-3:
A RBI double from Anderson Feliz put Charleston on the board in the first, but Greenville answered in the bottom of the inning as the game was tied 1-1.  The Drive pulled ahead with a run in the fourth and added two more in sixth, putting them ahead 4-1.  With their chances running out, Charleston rallied in the ninth.  Feliz worked a walk and stole second.  Kevin Mahoney singled and Shane Brown walked to load the bases.  Kelvin De Leon singled, plating two runs, but the RiverDogs couldn’t keep it going, taking a 4-3 loss.   Mahoney went 2-4 with a run scored.  Jose Toussan went 2-4 with a run scored.

Staten Island got whooped by Jamestown 15-1:
The Jammers took an early lead in the second, on solo homers by Brian McConkey and Kentrell Dewitt.  With a 6-0 lead after five, Jamestown buried the Yankees with a seven run sixth inning.  Ali Castillo doubled to start the ninth and scored on a ground out by Zachary Wilson, but that was all the Yankees could muster as they lost 15-1.  The Yankees managed only four hits, and Benjamin Gamel had half of them, going 2-3 with a double.  Castillo pinchhit for Culver in the ninth and went 1-1 with a double and a run scored.

GCL Yankees beat the GCL Phillies 10-6:
Dante Bichette got the Yankees started with a two-run homer in the first inning.  The Yankees kept it going in the second when Ravel Santana walked and scored on a double by Damian Taveras.  Daniel Lopez singled to left and Taveras scored on an error that allowed Jose Rosario to reach first.  Lopez got thrown out at home, but Dan Brewer singled to right scoring Rosario.  Isaias Tejeda singled to left, and Bicheete singled to cener, plating Brewer.  The Yankees capped off the second with a RBI double by Yeicok Calderon, taking an 8-0 lead.  The Phillies got back in the game, scoring six unanswered runs, before the Yankees added a couple insurance runs to round out a 10-6 victory.  Tejeda went 3-5 with three runs scored and a double.  Bichette went 3-4 with two runs scored, a homer and four RBIs.  He is starting his professional career strong, hitting .350/.473/.564/1.037 with three homers, three triples and ten doubles in 31 games.  He’s walked 24 time and struck out 22 times.

Tamar has written for IIATMS since July 2009, having started off writing game recaps before shifting to the minor leagues. Born in Connecticut and having lived all over the country and in South Korea, Tamar now finds herself "temporarily misplaced" in New Hampshire. Please send help.