The Farm Report: 8/26/12

Trenton beat Akron 3-2:
Jesus Aguilar got Akron on the board in the third with a RBI double to left, plating Jordan Henry. A homer by Adam Abraham in the sixth gave the Aeros a 2-0 lead. Trenton finally responded in the top of the seventh, as Rob Segedin and Adonis Garcia both hit solo homers, tying the game 2-2. Jose Gil drew a walk to start the ninth and moved to third on a sac bunt that was followed by a throwing error. Garcia singled in Gil, giving Trenton the 3-2 lead, which they held onto for the win.

Garcia went 3-5 with a run scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Kevin Mahoney went 2-4 with a double. Segedin went 1-3 with a homer and a walk. Murphy had the Yankees one other hit, going 1-4 with a walk. Brett Marshall gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out nine. Mark Montgomery pitched two innings and gave up one hit, striking out three.

Tampa had the day off.

Charleston beat Lexington 5-4:
The Legends took the lead in the bottom of the third. Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and Justin Gominsky hit a solo shot for the 3-0 lead. The RiverDogs got on the board in the top of the fourth. Ben Gamel doubled to right and Saxon Butler was hit by a pitch. A wild pitch moved the runners over and Dante Bichette lined a single to center, plating Gamel. Charleston rallied in the top of the sixth. Eduardo Sosa started the inning with a solo homer. Nick McCoy doubled to left and Cito Culver drew a walk. Robert Refsnyder grounded an infield single that scored McCoy. A ground out by Gamel plated Culver and the RiverDogs held a 4-3 edge. Lexington got one run back in the bottom of the inning, tying the game. With the game still knotted as they headed into the ninth, Charleston strung some hits together. Gamel, Butler and Bichette hit consecutive singles, scoring Gamel and giving the RiverDogs the 5-4 win.

Culver went 2-2 with a run scored, a double and three walks. Gamel went 2-5 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI. Bichette went 2-2 with a pair of RBIs and three walks. Scottie Allen threw four innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, no walks and six strike outs.

Staten Island beat Brooklyn 12-2:
The Yankees opened up the game with a big first inning. Claudio Custodio and Fu-Lin Kuo hit back-to-back doubles, scoring the first run of the day. Peter O’Brien singled, putting runners on the corners. Ravel Santana reached on an error, plating Kuo. Gregory Bird followed with a double to right, plating two more runs before he got called out trying to stretch it to a triple. Matthew Duran and Jose Rosario hit back-to-back doubles and Daniel Lopez and Danny Oh singled. When the first inning finally ended, Staten Island had a healthy 7-0 lead. Bird continued his great start in Staten Island by hitting a homer in the second. Singles by Santana and Bird scored two more runs for the Yankees, who took a 10-0 lead. The Cyclones finally scored int he top of the fifth, with a pair of runs. The Yankees got some insurance in the seventh, as Duran hit a lead off homer and Rosario and Lopez hit back-to-back doubles, but it was far more than Staten Island needed as they won 12-2.

Bird went 4-5 with a run scored, a double, a homer and four RBIs. Duran went 3-5 with two runs scored, two doubles, a homer and a RBI. Rosario went 2-4 with a pair of runs scored, two doubles and a RBI. Lopez went 3-4 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. Derek Varnadore threw five innings and gave up two runs on three hits, two walks and three Ks. Charles Haslup pitched two scoreless innings and gave up a hit and two walks, striking out one. Charles Basford and Taylor Garrison each pitched a hitless inning of relief.

The GCL Yankees’ season is over.

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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