Trenton beat New Britain 6-5:
Kevin Mahoney opened up the offense with a solo homer in the second. The Rock Cats took the lead with a pair of runs in the third and that lead held through the sixth. Luke Murton tied the game with a solo homer to start the seventh. Mahoney singled to center and scored on a triple from JR Murphy. Neil Medchill singled in Murphy and a RBI double by Addison Maruszak gave the Yankees a 5-2 lead. New Britain turned around and scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game, but Murphy homered in the ninth, giving the Thunder a 6-5 victory.
Medchill went 3-4 with a double and a RBI. Murphy went 2-4 with two runs scored, a triple, a homer and a pair of RBIs. Mahoney went 2-4 with two runs scored, a homer and a RBI. David Adams picked up a pair of hits, continuing to swing a very hot bat. In ten games in July he is hitting .500. Shaeffer Hall threw six innings and gave up two runs on nine hits, no walks and five Ks.
Tampa lost to St. Lucie 3-1:
Tamap scored first, as Kyle Roller homered int he second. St. Lucie responded with a solo homer from Alonzo Harris. The game stayed tied through five innings, but the Mets took the lead in the sixth when Kai Gronauer doubled in Rafael Fernandez. They got some insurance with a RBI single from Aderlin Rodriguez in the seventh and Tampa couldn’t muster another rally, taking a 3-1 loss. Roller provided the bulk of the Yankee offense, going 1-3 with his homer. Adonis Garcia went 1-4 with a double, the Yankees’ only other extra base hit. Caleb Cotham took the start and went five innings with one run on five hits, two walks and six Ks.
Charleston lost to Greenville 9-6:
Greenville scored three runs in the second for an early lead, but the RiverDogs rallied in the bottom of the fourth. Ben Gamel singled to start the inning, but was out at second when Tyson Blaser grounded the ball to first. Dante Bichette doubled in Blaser and Casey Stevenson, Kelvin De Leon and Francisco Arcia drew walks, loading the bases and plating Bichette. Eduardo Sosa doubled in Stevenson and De Leon. A single from Cito Culver plated Arcia and Sosa and the RiverDogs took a 6-3 lead. The Drive scored another three runs in the sixth, helped by a two-run homer from Henry Ramos and tying the game. Greenville took the lead again in the seventh, once again scoring three runs for the 9-6 win over Charleston.
Culver went 3-5 with a double and two RBIs. He was the only player with multiple hits for Charleston. Sosa and Bichette both went 1-4 with a run scored and a double. Scottie Allen threw five innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a K.
Staten Island beat Lowell 12-4:
The Spinners took the lead with a run in the bottom of the first, but the Yankees got the run back in the second. Jose Rosario doubled and scored on a single from Daniel Lopez. The Yankees took the lead in the third as Taylor Dugas drew a walk and Fu-Lin Kuo singled. A walk to Ravel Santana loaded the bases and Exicardo Cayones hit a sac fly for the 2-1 lead. Staten Island got some breathing room in the fourth. Rosario, Wes Wilson and Lopez drew walks to start the inning and Jamiel Orozco hit a sac fly to left. The bases loaded again when Kuo walked and Butler was hit by a pitch, scoring Wilson. Santana doubled, clearing the bases and putting the Yankees up 7-1. Lowell tried to chip away at the Yankee lead, scoring a pair of runs in the fifth and another in the sixth. Doubles by Lopez and Orozco in the seventh added a couple more runs to the Yankees’ score. Santana hit a two-run homer in the eighth and then doubled in Dugas in the ninth for the 12-4 Staten Island win.
Santana had a great day, going 3-5 with a run scored, a pair of doubles, a homer and six RBIs. He also drew a walk. Lopez went 3-3 with two runs scored, a double, a pair of RBIs and a pair of walks. Kuo went 2-3 with a pair of runs scored and three walks.
GCL Yankees beat GCL Blue Jays 5-0:
The Yankees scored first with a triple from Mikeson Oliberto. He scored on a wild pitch to Austin Romine. Miguel Andujar singled in the second and David Remedios homered to left for a 3-0 lead. Ericson Leonora and Jorge Alcantara walked to start the fourth. Andujar singled to load the bases and Leonora scored on a double play ball from Jerison Lopez. Remedios singled in Alcantara for the 5-0 victory, as the Blue Jays never really threatened.
Of course, the big story of the day was another strong outing by Joba Chamberlain. He threw two scoreless innings, giving up no hits or walks and striking out two. His fastball was sitting at 95mph and hit 97mph. Zachary Nuding went 3.1 innings and allowed two hits, two walks and three Ks. Remedios went 2-3 with a run scored, a homer and three RBIs. Andujar went 2-4 with a run scored. Austin Romine went 1-4.