The Farm Report: 7/31/12

Trenton beat Altoona 2-1:
Oscar Tejeda started the second with a solo homer for the Curve, who held the slim lead through six innings as Gerrit Cole kept the Trenton offense in check.  The Thunder rallied in the seventh though, as Zoilo Almonte lead off with a homer to tie the game.  Melky Mesa reached on a single and Luke Murton followed with a single.  A double play ball by JR Murphy allowed Mesa to score, giving the Thunder a 2-1 win.

No one on Trenton had more than one hit, as they scattered six hits.  Rob Segedin went 1-2 with a double and a walk.  Almonte’s homer was accounted for the Thunder’s other extra base hit.  Altoona’s Gerrit Cole gave Trenton a hard time, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out six.   Brett Marshall gave Trenton six strong innings. allowing one run on four hits, three walks and four Ks.

Tampa beat Charlotte 6-4 in 11 innings:
The  Yankees jumped out to an early lead, as Adonis Garcia reached on an error in the first, and Slade Heathcott followed with a single and they both moved over on a wild pitch.  A single by Tyler Austin plated Garcia and Heathcott for a 2-0 lead.  Charlotte tied the game with two runs in the second and pulled ahead with two runs in the fourth.  Tampa rallied in the eighth, as Austin singled and Kyle Roller was hit by a pitch.  A double by Kyle Higashioka scored Austin and Roller, tying the game 4-4 and sending it into extras.  Charlotte loaded the bases in the bottom of the tenth on walks, but Aaron Dott got out of trouble.  Tampa responded in the top of the eleventh with a single by Ramon Flores.  He stole second and with two outs, scored on a single by Austin.  Kyle Roller singled to right, plating Austin and giving the Yankees a 6-4 win.

Flores went 4-6 with a run scored, a triple and a stolen base.  Austin went 4-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs.  Roller went 2-5 with a run scored, a double and a RBI.  Higashioka wnet 2-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and a walk.  Shane Greene allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits, no walks and seven Ks.

Charleston beat Greenville 10-5:
Greenville had a 3-0 lead after three, but the RiverDogs started to come back in the top of the fourth.  Kelvin De Leon and Jamiel Orozco hit back-to-back doubles, scoring their first run of the day.  Reymond Nunez lined a single to center for a 3-2 deficit.  The Drive got one run back in the bottom of the fifth, but the RiverDogs put together a big rally in the sixth.  De Leon was hit by a pitch and moved over on a wild pitch.  A single by Eduardo Sosa scored De Leon.  Cito Culver drew a walk and Ben Gamel singled in Nunez.  Robert Refsnyder lined a single to center, plating two more runs for Charleston.  Refsnyder got picked off and Ali Castillo doubled.  He scored on a single by Francisco Arcia and the RiverDogs held an 8-4 lead.  Greenville came put up one more run in the seventh and Gamel started the eighth with a triple to right.  Refsnyder doubled him in and scored on a double by Arcia for a 10-5 win.

Gamel went 3-5 with two runs scored, a triple and two RBIs.  Refsnyder went 3-3 with a run scored, a double, three RBIs and a walk.  Nunez went 4-5 with a run scored and a RBI.  Bryan Mitchell went five and gave up four runs (one earned) on five hits, four walks and five Ks.

About Tamar Chalker

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 - I can pay you in maple syrup.

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