Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Syracuse 7-1:
Ramon Flores started the bottom of the first by lining a double to right. A one out single by Zoilo Almonte put runners on the corners. Russ Canzler followed by grounding a single to left and scoring Flores for the 1-0 lead. The RailRiders pulled away in the third, as John Ryan Murphy knocked a double to center and Austin Romine drew a walk. A sac bunt moved the runners over and Ramon Flores loaded the bases with a two out walk. Scott Sizemore lined a single to left, scoring Murphy and Romine. Almonte singled in Flores and the RailRiders held a 4-0 advantage. Romine singled in the third, moving to second on a wild pitch and scoring when Antoan Richardson singled to center. Richardson tried to stretch it to a double, but was thrown out at second. Syracuse finally got on the board when Will Rhymes reached on an error by Canzeler. He moved to second on a ground out and found himself on third after a wild pitch. Another ground out let him score, but Scranton got the run back in the bottom of the inning when Flores and Sizemore hit back-to-back triples. They hit back-to-back singles in the sixth and Flores scored on a sac fly by Canzler for the 7-1 victory.
Flores had a great day at the plate, going 4-4 and scoring four runs. He had a pair of doubles, a triple and a walk. Sizemore went 2-5 with a triple and three RBIs, while Almonte went 3-5 with an RBI. Richardson went 2-3 with a RBI and a stolen base. Only Carmen Angelini failed to get a hit. Bruce Billings made the start, allowing one unearned run on one hit and two walks over seven innings. He struck out three. Danny Burawa and Mark Montgomery both pitched one inning. Montgomery gave up one hit and struck out two, while Burawa picked up one K.
Trenton beat Erie 4-2:
The Thunder jumped out to an early lead in Erie on Sunday afternoon. Mason Williams grounded a single to right, but was out at second on a grounded by Ben Gamel. Tyler Austin drew a walk and Kyle Roller hit a three-run homer. Erie threatened in the second, getting two on with one out, but they failed to score. In the top of the third, Williams knocked a bomb over the wall in right. Gamel drew a walk and Gary Sanchez doubled. Unfortunately, Roller struck out and Robert Refsnyder grounded out, ending the threat. The SeaWolves finally broke through in the bottom of the fourth. Eugenio Suarez and Aaron Westlake hit back-to-back doubles, scoring the first Erie run of the day. A double by Wade Gaynor plated another run, and Francisco Martinez singled, putting runners on the corners before Dean Green hit into an inning-ending double play. Erie wasn’t able to put together much of a threat and Trenton held on for the 4-2 win.
Williams went 2-5 with his first homer of the year. Austin and Sanchez both went 2-4. Austin scored a run and drew a walk, while Snachez had a double and a walk. Roller went 1-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Matt Tracy made the start, going six innings and giving up two runs on seven hits and one walk. He struck out four. Pat Venditte threw a hitless, walkless 1.2 innings, while Taylor Garrison did the same for 1.1 innings.
Tampa beat Daytona 7-3:
After the Cubs went down in order in the top of the first, Jake Cave singled to start the Yankees’ offense and Cito Culver singled him in. He moved to third on a ground out by Eric Jagielo, but was thrown out on a ball to third by Peter O’Brien. Daytona tied the game in the top of the fourth, as Tim Saunders singled and was plated on a double by Bijan Rademacher. Dante Bichette started the fourth with a walk. Angelo Gumbs singled. Reymond Nunez grounded the ball to short, and Gumbs was out at second. Danny Oh flew a single to left, plating Bichette and putting Tampa in front 2-1. They pulled away in the bottom of the fifth, as Jagielo drew a walk and O’Brien followed with a single. Bichette walked, loading the bases, and Gumbs singled in Jagielo. Nunez drew a walk, pushing O’Brien across the plate and Bichette scored on a sac fly by Oh for the 6-1 advantage. Daytona added a couple runs in the top of the eighth, and Culver doubled in Claudio Custodio in the bottom of the inning for the 7-3 win.
Gumbs went 3-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Culver and Custodio both went 2-4. Culver had a pair of doubles, a walk and two RBIs. Bichette went 1-2 with a pair of runs scored and a pair of walks. Oh also went 1-2 with two RBIs and a walk. Manny Banuelos threw three perfect innings, striking out six, including all three batters he faced in the third. Eric Ruth gave up one run on three hits, striking out three in two innings. Zach Woods also threw two innings, giving up no hits, walks or runs. James Pazos ended the game, giving up two runs on five hits and two Ks in two innings.
Charleston lost to Augusta 3-2:
The GreenJackets plated two runs before the RiverDogs even picked up their bats on Sunday. Brandon Bednar lined a double to left and Devin Harris took a walk. A single by Christian Arroyo allowed bother runners to score as Mikeson Oliberto made an error fielding. Abiatal Avelino drew a walk to start the Charleston half of the inning. He stole second and third and scored on a single by Aaron Judge. Shawn Payne drove a double to left to start the fourth, moving to third on a single by Tyler Horan. A ground ball by Leonardo Rojas allowed Payne to score and Augusta held a 3-1 lead. Charleston put together a small rally in the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Wade drew a walk and Judge singled. A ground out by Ford moved the runners over and Wade scored on a wild pitch. Michael O’Neill struck out and Brandon Thomas grounded out to first, ending the game with a 3-2 RiverDogs loss.
Judge went 2-4 with a RBI and two strikeouts. John Murphy went 2-3. O’Neill and Ford both went 1-4, with the former picking up a double. Oliberto went 1-3 with a double. Avelino also went 1-3 with a run scored. Caleb Smith gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walks. He struck out two. Cesar Vargas scattered four hits over three innings, striking out four and Stefan Lopez gave up a hit and a walk over two innings.