Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Syracuse 3-0 in Game 1:
The Chiefs scored quickly on Sunday, as Brock Peterson doubled in Jeff Kobernus and Steven Souza in the bottom of the first. The RailRiders only managed three hits over the seven inning game and came up empty, as Syracuse added another run in the sixth and took the 3-0 win. Scott Sizemore went 2-3 with a double, while Jose Pirela went 1-3. No one took a walk. Chase Whitley made the start, lasting just 1.2 innings and allowing two runs on two hits, two walks and two Ks. David Herndon threw a hitless 1.1 innings and Graham Stoneburner gave up one unearned run on three hits and a strikeout over three innings.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Syracuse 5-0 in Game 2:
The second game of the day started off slow, as neither team could string together some hits in the first four innings. The RailRiders came through in the fifth, however. Zelous Wheeler got everything started with a double to left. Jose Gil was hit by a pitch and Antoan Richardson bunted for a single, loading the bases. A double by Carmen Angelini scored Wheller and Gil. Ramon Flores hit a sac fly to right, plating Richardson. Sizemore drew a walk and Zoilo Almonte drove a single to left, plating Angelini and giving the RailRiders a 4-0 lead. Doubles by Wheeler and Angelini scored one more run and the RailRiders held on for the 5-0 win.
Flores went 0-3 with a RBI. Almonte went 1-4 with a RBI and three Ks. Corban Joseph also went 1-4. Wheeler went 2-2 with two runs scored and a pair of doubles. He also had his second error of the day. Angelini went 2-3 with one run scored, two doubles and three RBIs. Brian Gordon made the start and allowed just one hit and one walk over five innings, striking out four. Cesar Cabral, Yoshinori Tateyama and Fred Lewis each got one out for Scranton, with the latter two each giving up one hit. Jim Miller closed out the game with a hitless inning of work. He struck out two and walked one.
Trenton beat New Hampshire 11-5:
The Thunder used just one inning to win on Sunday – and what an inning it was. After three scoreless innings, the Fisher Cats drew first blood. With one on and two out, a single by Brad Glenn put runners on the corners and both scored on a double by Ryan Schimpf, who also scored on an error by Trenton second baseman, Dan Fiorito. The Thunder did not stay down for long, however, as their bats busted out in a major way in the bottom of the inning. Ben Gamel hit a one out single and Rob Segedin connected with his first homer of the year, putting Trenton within one. Gary Sanchez drew a walk and Zach Wilson followed with a single. A double from Yeral Sanchez plated Gary Sanchez to tie the game. Francisco Arcia the drove a fly ball to center for a triple, scoring two more runs of the 5-3 advantage, but the Thunder was far from over. An error allowed Fiorito to reach and Arcia to score. Ali Castillo rapped a double to left, plating another run and Mason Williams drew a base on balls. Gamel struck out, for the second out of the inning and Segedin drew a walk, loading the bases for Gary Sanchez. The Trenton catcher then knocked his first homer of the season, giving Trenton an 11-3 lead. New Hampshire managed to put together a couple more runs in the top of the seventh, but Trenton held on for the 11-5 victory.
Gamel went 2-4 with a run scored. Segedin went 1-3 with two runs scored, a homer, a walk and two RBIs. Gary Sanchez went 1-2 with two runs scored, a homer, four RBIs and two walks. Wilson, Yeral Sanchez, Arcia and Castillo all went 1-4. Joel De La Cruz went 6.1 innings and gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits, two walks and three Ks. Manny Barreda threw 1.2 hitless innings and Aaron Dott gave up one hit and picked up one strikeout in one inning.
Tampa lost to Lakeland 8-5:
The Yankees scored early, but a big fifth inning for Lakeland would prove to be Tampa’s undoing. Jake Cave started the bottom of the first with a double to right. Cito Culver grounded a single to left and a single by Peter O’Brien plated Cave for the 1-0 lead. Yeicok Calderon started the second with a walk, scoring on a double by Trent Garrison for the 2-0 advantage. A solo homer by Eric Jagielo in the third gave the Yankees a little more room, but Lakeland started their comeback in the fourth. Dixon Machado lined a single to center and Jeff McVaney doubled him in. Lakeland took the lead in the fifth, when they sent eight batters to the plate. An error by Garrison allowed James Robbins to reach and Lance Durham singled. A single by Jared Reaves loaded the bases and a throwing error by Reymond Nunez allowed two more runs to score, tying the game. A wild pitch by Dan Camarena let Reaves come home and Lakeland took the lead. Machado singled in Wright and Jeff Holm tripled in Machado for the 6-3 lead. They added a run in the seventh and in the eighth, putting the Yankees down by five. The Yankees tried to rally in the eighth. O’Brien singled and Dante Bichette hit into a force out. A single by Angelo Gumbs was followed by a walk from Calderon to load the bases. Nunez singled, scoring two runs, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Yankees fell 8-5.
Cave went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. Culver and Jagielo both went 1-5, with the latter picking up a homer and striking out three times. O’Brien and Nunez both went 2-4, while Gumbs went 1-4 with a run scored. Camarena gave up six runs (but only one earned) on six hits, a walk and three Ks in 4.1 innings. Zach Woods went 1.2 and gave up one hit and a walk, striking out three. Kyle Haynes allowed two runs on five hits and a K in two innings. Alex Smith gave up one hit in his inning of work, striking out one.
Charleston beat Augusta 4-1:
The RiverDogs broke through in the fourth, as Aaron Judge lead off with a single. Mike Ford grounded a single to right and a double by Miguel Andujar plated two runs. He scored when Eduardo de Oleo lined a single to right, putting Charleston ahead 3-0. Augusta got one run back in the bottom of the inning. A walk by Judge in the top of the eighth turned into some insurance when Andujar singled him in for the 4-1 win.
Judge ended the day going 1-3 with two runs scored and a walk. Ford went 2-4 with a run scored and a double. Andujar went 3-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBIs. De Oleo finished out the RiverDogs’ offense, going 1-4 with a RBI. Brady Lail scattered eight hits and a walk over six innings, giving up just one run and striking out five. Cesar Vargas gave up one hit in two innings, with three Ks. Nick Rumbelow threw a hitless final inning, picking up a pair of Ks.