Trenton lost to New Britain 3-1:
The game was scoreless through three, but New Britain broke through in the top of the fourth. Chris Colabello started the inning with a single and Rene Tosoni doubled. Deibinson Romero doubled in Colabello and a ground out plated Tosoni for the 2-0 lead. Aaron Hicks tripled to start the seventh, scoring on a wild pitch for a 3-0 edge. The Thunder finally plated a run in the bottom of the seventh. Rob Segedin singled to right and Shane Brown and Walter Ibarra both drew walks, loading the bases. Adonis Garcia lined a single to left, plating Segedin, but JR Murphy hit into a force out at the plate and David Adams and Zoilo Almonte went down swinging as the Thunder fell 3-1.
Almonte went 2-4. Garcia and Segedin both went 1-4 and Ibarra went 1-3 with a double and a walk. Mikey O’Brien gave up two runs on nine hits and three Ks in six innings. Mark Montgomery went one inning and kept the Rock Cats hitless, striking out two.
Tampa beat Dunedin 3-0 in Game 1:
Slade Heathcott hit a one out single to left in the first and Tyler Austin followed with a line drive to right, putting runners on the corners. A sac fly by Kyle Roller scored Heathcott for the first run of the day. Kyle Higashioka singled in the second and Jose Toussen doubled him in with two outs. Ramon Flores followed with a triple to left and the Yankees took a 3-0 lead. Dunedin threatened in the sixth when Kevin Pillar singled on two outs. Nik Turley walked Jon Talley, but he struck out Kevin Ahrens and the Yankees went on to win 3-0. Flores went 1-3 with a triple and a RBI. Heathcott and Higashioka both went 1-3 with a run scored. Toussen went 1-2 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. Nik Turley went 5.2 and gave up five hits and a walk, striking out six.
Tampa lost to Dunedin 5-1 in Game 2:
The Blue Jays drew first blood with a RBI single by Ahrens in the first. Amadeo Zazueta hit a two run homer in the second and Justin Jackson followed with a double. He scored on a throwing error by Jose Mojica for the 4-0 lead. The Yankees finally scored in the fourth. Heathcott bunted for a lead off single and Tyler Austin lined a double to center, however, Dunedin got Heathcott at the plate. A wild pitch moved Austin over and a single grounded by Gary Sanchez plated Austin. The Blue Jays got the run back in the bottom of the sixth for the 5-1 victory.
Heathcott went 3-3. Austin went 2-3 with a run scored and a double. Flores and Sanchez both went 1-3. Jeremy Bleich threw two innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a strikeout. Kramer Sneed threw two and gave up two hits and two walks, striking out three. Nick Goody went two and gave up one run on three hits, striking out five.
Charleston beat West Virginia 3-0:
Ben Gamel lined a single to right in the bottom of the first, moving to second on a throwing error. Casey McGehee lined a single to center, plating Gamel for the first run of the day. Dante Bichette singled to start the second, moving to third on a double by Ali Castillo. Eduardo Sosa grounded out and scored Bichette for a 2-0 lead. Robert Refsnyder hit a solo homer in the fourth, giving the RiverDogs a 3-0 victory over the Power. Gamel went 3-3 with a run scored and a double. McGehee went 1-3 with a RBI. Bichette and Refsnyder went 1-3 with a run scored. Bryan Mitchell gave up just two hits and two walks over six innings, striking out three. Pedro Guerra pitched a perfect seventh inning.
Charleston’s second game was suspended after three scoreless innings.
Staten Island blanked Aberdeen 8-0:
Staten Island continued to end the 2012 season strong, as they have won nine out of their last ten games. Taylor Dugas drew a lead off walk and Peter O’Brien homered. Ravel Santana and Gregory Bird took back-to-back walks and Exicardo Cayones singled to short, plating Santana for the 3-0 lead. The Yankees rallied again in the fourth, as Matthew Duran got things rolling with a single, moving to second on a wild pitch. Cayones doubled in Duran and Jose Rosario followed with a RBI double of his own. A wild pitch moved Rosario to third and Isaias Tejeda singled him in for the 6-0 advantage. The Yankees had a solid lead, but plated a couple more in the eighth, as Tejeda tripled in Rosario before scoring on a passed ball for the 8-0 victory.
Duran went 3-5 with a run scored. Tejeda went 3-4 with a run scored, a triple and two RBIs. Rosario went 2-5 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI. Cayones went 2-4 with a run scored, a double, two RBIs and a walk. Dugas went 0-2 but drew three walks and scored a run. Angel Rincon pitched five innings and gave up four hits and a walk, striking out one. Tim Flight gave up one hit and one walk over four innings and struck out three.