Branyan went 2-3 with two runs scored, a homer nad three RBIs. Ramiro Pena was the only batter to go hitless, while the rest of the lineup each picked up a hit. Dickerson went 1-3 with three runs scored and two walks. Nelson Figueroa threw five innings and gave up two runs on three hits, three walks and four Ks.
Trenton lost to New Britain 8-4:
Trenton scored first, as David Adams singled in Jose Pirela in the first. New Britain tied the game with a run in the bottom of the inning and took a one run lead in the second. Adams homered in the third, but the Rock Cats put together a great rally in the bottom of the inning. Doubles from Estarlin De Los Santos and James Beresford helped New Britain take a 7-2 edge. Addison Maruszak hit a two run homer in the fourth, but that was all the offense the Thunder had in them, taking an 8-4 loss.
Adams was 2-2 with a run scored, a homer, two RBIs and two walks. Maruszak went 2-4 with a run scored, a homer and two RBIs. Melky Mesa was 0-2, but walked twice and scored once. Mikey O’Brien took the loss, going four innings and giving up eight runs (six earned) on eleven hits and a walk, striking out three. Kelvin Perez pitched two perfect innings, with one strikeout.
Tampa lost to Brevard County 9-5:
The Manatees started the game with two runs on a Jason Rogers homer. Slade Heathcott hit his second homer of the year in the bottom of the first, making the score 2-1. Brevard County added a run in the third and four in the fifth, for a 7-1 lead. The Yankees started to make their move in the sixth, as Heathcott hit a lead off double and scored on a single from Neil Medchill. Jose Mojica, Jose Toussen and Ramon Flores hit consecutive singles to start the seventh, and JR Murphy tagged a sac fly to right. Heathcott was hit by a pitch and a wild pitch let Toussen score for a 7-4 score. The Manatees added a couple runs for insurance in the ninth and Medchill singled in Rob Segedin, but the Yankees couldn’t score more, taking the 9-5 loss.
Heathcott went 2-3 with two runs scored, a double, a homer and a RBI. Toussen went 3-3 with a run scored, a double and a walk. Medchill went 2-5 with a pair of RBIs. Matt Tracy threw 4.2 innings and gave up seven runs (six earned) on six hits, four walks and four Ks. Kramer Sneed threw 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up a pair of hits and striking out three.
Charleston got roughed up by Greenville 10-2:
The RiverDogs jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a RBI single from Reymond Nunez that scored Tyler Austin. Greenville tied the game, but Charleston responded in the bottom of the second. Casey Stevenson doubled and scored on a balk. They held the lead through four, but the Drive added three runs in the fifth. They scored our in the eighth and two more in the ninth for a 10-2 win. The RiverDogs spread five hits between Austin, Nunez, Dante Bichette, Stevenson and Ali Castillo. Three of those were doubles. No one had a RBI and Stevenson struck out three times. Bryan Mitchell gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings. He struck out three. Philip Wetherell gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits and a walk in one inning.
Staten Island lost to Hudson Valley 8-5:
The Renegades took a 4-0 lead in the first, adding another run in the second. Ravel Santana reached on a passed ball/strikeout to start the fourth. Isaias Tejeda doubled and Santana scored on a sa fly from Matt Duran. Tejeda scored as the Hudson Valley committed an error. Hudson Valley got one run back int eh top of the fifth, and the Yankees continued to try to chip away at the lead in the bottom of the inning. Taylor Dugas drew a walk and Fu-Lin Kuo knocked a ground-rule double. Saxon Butler hit a sac fly, plating Dugas and Matt Snyder drew a walk. Santana did the same, loading the abses and Tejeda plated Kuo on a sac fly. Down 8-4 in the ninth, the Yankees got off to a good start. Dugas and Kuo hit back-to-back singles and Butler doubled in Dugas. Unfortunately, Snyder, Santana and Tejeda went down in order and the Yankees fell 8-5.
Kuo went 3-5 with a run scored and two doubles. Butler was 1-4 with a double and two RBIs. He also struck out three times, as did Santana and Claudio Custodio. Garbiel Encinas went three innings and allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits, four walks and two Ks. Evan DeLuca threw 1.2 innings and struck out two, giving up a run on tow hits and a walk.
GCL Yankees beat GCL Braves 6-3:
Austin Jones singled to left in the second, scoring on an error by the Braves right fielder and giving the Yankees a quick lead. The Braves answered with two runs in the top of the second, but the Yankees tied it up in the bottom of the fourth. Miguel Andujar reached safely on a strikeout/wild pitch, scoring on a double from Ericson Leonora. The game stayed tied until the eighth, where once again the Braves jumped ahead by one. The Yankees answered with a big bottom of the eighth. With two outs, Jorge Alcantra and Andujar singled. Jones doubled in Alcantara and Leonora homered for a 6-3 Yankees victory.
Jones went 2-4 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI. Leonora went 2-3 with a run scored, a double, a homer and four RBIs. Jordan Cote threw five innings and gave up two runs on four hits, no walks and two Ks. Over four teen innings this year, Cote has allowed just two walks, striking out thirteen and holding GCL opponents to a .183 average.