The Farm Report: 5/24/12 (Updated)

Trenton took a walk-off 4-3 victory over Akron:
Akron scored the first run of the game in the third inning, adding two more in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead.  Trenton put together some hits in the sixth, however, to claw their way back into the game.  Addison Maruszak started the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer.  David Adams singled to center and Cody Johnson hammered his twelfth homer of the season to tie the score 3-3.  Johnson struck again in the ninth, leading off the inning with a double to right.  He was replaced on the bases with Jose Pirela and Zoilo Almonte was given an intentional walk.  Luke Murton knocked a single to center, plating Pirela as the Thunder took a 4-3 win over the Aeros.  Johnson ended the day 2-4 with a run scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs.  Adam Miller made the start but lasted just 4.2 innings, giving up three runs on six hits, no walks and a strikeout.  Ryan Flannery got the win, pitching 1.1 innings in relief and allowing just one hit and one walk.    

Tampa beat Palm Beach 5-2 (10 Innings):
The Cardinals drew first blood, as Michael Swinton tripled in the bottom of the first and scored on a ground out from Ronny Gil.  They held that 1-0 lead until Tampa came through in the ninth inning.  JR Murphy lined a single to right and scored on a sac fly from Tyson Blaser, tying the game 1-1 and sending the game into extra innings.  In the top of the tenth, Tampa got two quick outs before rallying.  Jose Toussen worked a walk and stole second.  Ramon Flores and JR Murphy hit back-to-back doubles to take their first lead of the game.  A wild pitch moved Murphy to third and Rob Segedin worked a walk and moved to second on a wild pitch.  Kyle Roller singled both the runners in and the Yankees held a 5-1 lead.  Palm Beach added one run in the bottom of the tenth, but that was all they could manage as Tampa took the 5-2 victory.  Murphy went 2-5 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI.  Matt Tracy got the start and went six innings with just one run on three hits, five walks and five Ks.

Charleston beat Greenville 7-6 on a thirteenth inning walk off:
Greenville jumped out to a quick lead, as Jose Garcia doubled to start the game. He scored on David Renfroe’s single to center. Boss Moanaroa drew a walk and Henry Ramos singled both the runners in, putting the Drive ahead 3-0. They added another run in the second and took that lead into the fifth inning. The RiverDogs got on the board in the bottom of the fifth, as Ben Gamel singled, Kelvin De Leon drew a walk and Ali Castillo singled. Gamel scored on a wild pitch and Charleston was behind 4-1. Dante Bichette doubled in the sixth and scored on a double from Gamel, but Greenville got both runs back in the top of the seventh, for a 6-2 lead. The RiverDogs put together a rally in the bottom of the eighth. Tyler Austin doubled to left and Gary Sanchez followed with a two-run homer. Reymond Nunez drew a two out walk and De Leon singled. A wild pitch moved both runners over, and Castillo singled in Nunez to draw Charleston within one run of the Drive. Casey Stevenson started Charleston’s last chance with a walk but was out on Cito Culver’s bunt. Culver moved to second on a walk pitch and scored on a single from Austin, tying the game 6-6.

The score stayed knotted through the tenth, eleventh and twelfth before Charleston rallied in the thirteenth.  Castillo lined a single to left and Casey Stevenson was safe at first with a bunt, putting two on with no outs.  Cito Culver laid down a sac bunt to move the runners and Greenville decided to intentionally walk Bichette and face Tyler Austin with the bases loaded.  Austin promptly grounded a single to center and the RiverDogs had a 7-6 victory.  Bichette had a great day at the plate, going 3-6 with a run scored and a double.  Austin, however, had a better day, going 4-7 with the winning hit, a run scored, a double and two RBIs.  Castillo went 3-6 with a run scored and a RBI.  He is hitting .378 over thirteen games in Charleston.  William Oliver pitched six innings.  He gave up twelve hits, but was able to keep the damage to only four runs.  He walked one and struck out four.  Pedro Guerra threw the eleventh and twelfth innings, not allowing a hit, walking one and striking out five.

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