Almonte went 2-4 with a run scored. Kevin Mahoney went 2-4 with two doubles. Maruszak went 1-4 with a run scored, a homer and two RBIs. Shaeffer Hall went five and gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits, three walks and three Ks. Graham Stoneburner threw a perfect inning. Lee Hyde pitched two hitless innings, striking out two.
Tampa came back and beat Lakeland 5-4:
After three scoreless innings, Lakeland broke through in the bottom of the fourth. With two outs, James Robbins singled to center and Hernan Perez doubled him in. In the bottom of the eighth, Wade Gaynor and Dean Green hit back-to-back singles and Robbins tripled them in for the 3-0 lead. The Yankees needed to rally in the ninth and they did in a big way. Kelvin De Leon singled and Jose Toussen and Ramon Flores drew walks, loading the bases. Slade Heathcott singled in De Leon, for Tampa’s first run of the day. Tyler Austin then launched a grand slam to left, giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead. Lakeland got one run back in the bottom of the ninth, but that was it, as the Yankees took the 5-4 win.
Flores went 2-4 with a run scored, a double, a triple and a walk. Gary Sanchez went 2-4. Austin went 1-5 with a grand slam. Jose A. Ramirez went six and gave up one run on five hits, three walks and four Ks. Rich Mascheri went two and gave up two runs on three hits, two walks and a K.
Charleston lost to West Virginia 7-1 in Game 1:
West Virginia drew first blood on a one-run triple by Taylor Lewis. Gregory Polanco hit a solo homer in the third, giving the Power a 2-0 lead. West Virginia pulled away in the fifth, plating four runs on three doubles and a single. Francisco Arcia homered in the bottom of the sixth for the RiverDogs, but West Virginia got the run back and Charleston fell 7-1. The RiverDogs only managed two hits, with Robert Refsnyder going 1-2 with a double, a stolen base and a walk, while Francisco Arcia went 1-2 with a homer. William Oliver threw two innings and gave up a run on a hit, a walk and three Ks. Rigoberto Arrebato also went two, giving up five runs on four hits, two walks and a pair of strikeouts. Daniel Mahoney went three and gave up a run on three hits, striking out four.
Charleston beat West Virginia 7-2 in Game 2:
The game was scoreless after four innings, but the RiverDogs came through in the fifth. Refsnyder drew a walk and scored on a single by Casey Stevenson. Reymond Nunez doubled in Stevenson for the 2-0 lead. Charleston got some breathing room in the sixth as Ben Gamel, Casey McGehee, Dante Bichette and Refsnyder opened the inning with consecutive singles, plating another run. Stevenson lined a triple to right, plating three more runs. A single by Nunez scored Stevenson and the RiverDogs held a comfortable 7-0 lead. West Virginia got a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as the RiverDogs took the win.
Gamel went 2-4 with a run scored and a stolen base. McGehee went 2-2 with a run scored and a walk. Refsnyder went 1-2 with two runs scored and a walk. Stevenson went 2-3 with two runs scored, a triple and four RBIs. Nunez went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Staten Island lost to Aberdeen 2-1:
Sam Kimmel started the bottom of the second with a solo homer, giving Aberdeen an early lead. They doubled their lead on a RBI single by Joel Hutter in the third, and held onto the 2-0 lead through eight. The Yankees scattered some hits, but were unable to put much together. Isaias Tejeda hit a two out homer in the top of the ninth, getting the Yankees on the board, but Jamiel Orozco struck out, ending the game with Staten Island losing 2-1.
Taylor Dugas went 2-3 with a double. Claudio Custodio went 2-4 and Gregory Bird and Tejeda each had one hit for the Yankees. Gabriel Encinas went five and gave up two runs on four hits, two walks and three Ks. Mariel Checo went two and gave up two hits and a walk.