Trenton beat New Britain 9-4:
The Thunder got off to a good start, as Jose Pirela singled and David Adams followed with his first homer of the year. They rallied again in the second, as Luke Murton started with a single and Jose Gil doubled. Yadil Mujica loaded the bases with a walk and a grounder from Damon Sublett scored Murton. Pirela singled in Gil and Zoilo Almonte singled in Sublett and Pirela for a 6-0 lead. Murton homered in the third, but New Britain finally got on the board in the bottom of the inning. Nathan Hanson doubled and scored on a single from Aaron Hicks. They added runs in the fourth and the sixth, but the Yankees added some more insurance in the ninth, as Adams hit his second homer of the day, once again with Pirela on base. The Rock Cats managed one run in the bottom of the inning, but the Thunder held on for a 9-4 win.
Pirela went 3-5 with three runs scored and a RBI. Adams went 2-4 with a pair of homers and four RBIs. Murton went 3-4 with two runs scored, a homer, a double and a RBI. Brett Marshall went six innings, gave up three runs on seven hits, a walk and three Ks.
Tampa lost to Fort Myers 6-2:
The Miracle scored all their runs in the first three innings, taking a 4-0 lead before the Yankees got their first run across the plate. Ramon Flores and JR Murphy hit back-to-back singles and Flores scored on a force out from Slade Heathcott. Fort Myers came back with two more runs and Tampa got one more run in the fourth. Tyson Blaser drew a walk and scored on a single from Jose Mojica. Unfortunately, that was all the Yankees had in their bats, losing 6-2. Murphy was the only hitter with more than one hit, going 2-4. Rob Segedin had the only extra base hit, with a double. Blaser went 0-1 with a run scored and three walks. Sean Black lasted only 2.1 innings and gave up six runs (three earned) on seven hits, no walks and three strikeouts. Aaron Dott pitched 3.2 innings without a hit or run, walking one batter and striking out four.
Charleston beat Savannah 8-5:
The Sand Gnats scored two runs on a homer by Camden Maron in the top of the first. The RiverDogs tied the game in the third, as Cito Culver drew a walk and Ali Castillo homered. The game stayed tied through five, but Savannah took a 5-2 lead in the sixth. Tyler Austin started the rally for the RiverDogs in the seventh with a double. Gary Sanchez followed with a single and Dante Bichette doubled them both in. A sac fly from Culver plated Bichette and the game was tied 5-5. Mason Williams and Ben Gamel singled to start the eighth and Austin walked to load the bases. Sanchez reached on an error, plating Williams. Another error allowed Gamel and Austin to score and the RiverDogs took an 8-5 win.
No one had more than one hit for the RiverDogs. Austin went 1-3 with two runs scored, a double and a walk. Bichette went 1-4 with a run scored, a double and two RBIs. Wilton Rodriguez made the start, going five innings and allowing five runs on eight hits, a walk and three Ks.
Staten Island lost to Aberdeen 7-2:
The IronBirds scored two runs in the second for the early lead and held a 6-0 edge by the sixth inning. The Yankees finally scored in the seventh. Saxon Butler singled and moved to second on an error. Exicardo Cayones doubled to left, plating Butler. The Yankees drew three straight walks in the eighth, as Claudio Custodio, Taylor Dugas and Jose Rosario took bases on balls. Butler grounded out, bringing Custodio home, but that was all the Yankees could manage as they took the 7-2 loss. The Yankees only managed five hits on the day, with Cayones’ double the lone extra base hit. Tim Flight took the loss, going 3.1 innings and giving up three runs on four hits, a walk and two Ks. Adam Smith went two innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks.
GCL Yankees beat GCL Pirates 8-6:
Mikeson Oliberto started the scoring with a solo homer in the top of the third. Jerison Lopez singled to start the fourth and a homer by Ericson Leonora put the Yankees up 3-0. The Pirates scored their first run of the day in the bottom of the fifth, but the Yankees responded with a pair of runs to start the sixth, as Lopez doubled and Austin Jones drew a walk. A single by Leonora plated Lopez and Jones scored on a passed ball. The Pirates got another run in the bottom of the inning and three in the seventh, tying the game 5-5. The Yankees retook the lead with a run in the top of the eighth, but the Pirates tied the game again and they were destined for extra innings. The Yankees put together a rally in the top of the eleventh. Oliberto and Eduardo de Oleo drew back-to-back walks. They moved over on a sac bunt and the bases loaded as Lopez took a free pass. A single from Miguel Andujar plated Oliberto and de Oleo scored on a wild pitch to give the Yankees the 8-6 victory.
Lopez went 3-5 with two runs scored and a double. Leonora also went 3-5 with a run scored, a homer and three RBIs. Oliberto went 2-3 with a pair of runs, a homer, two RBIs and two walks. Rony Bautista went 3.2 innings and gave up two runs on no hits and five walks. He struck out six.