Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Lehigh Valley 4-2:
The IronPigs only needed one inning to get the win on Monday evening. Clete Thomas singled with one out in the first and stole second. Maikel Franco drew a walk and Reid Brignac lined a RBI single to center for the first run of the day. Jim Murphy singled, loading the bases and Steve Susdorf singled in Franco. Leandro Castro hit the fourth consecutive single, plating Brignac. A sac fly from Sebastian Valle scored Murphy and Lehigh Valley took the 4-0 lead before Scranton even picked up their bats. The RailRiders got lead off walks in the third and fourth, but were unable to capitalize on them. They finally broke through in the fifth, as Adonis Garcia lined a single to center and Jose Pirela bunted for a single. The IronPigs’ pitcher made a throwing error and Pirela headed to second and Garcia scored. Austin Romine drew a walk and Corban Joseph connected with a single to left, scoring Pirela and cutting the Lehigh Valley lead in half. Lead off walks in the sixth and seventh again proved fruitless for Scranton, who ended up taking the 4-2 loss.
The RailRiders only managed five hits, as Joseph, Russ Canzler and Garcia all went 1-4. Joseph had the lone Scranton RBI and Garcia scored a run. Pirela went 1-2 with a run scored and two walks, while Carmen Angelini went 1-3. Chris Leroux made the start and gave up four runs on five hits and a walk in four innings. He struck out five. Fred Lewis threw 2.1 innings and allowed just two hits, striking out three. Mark Montgomery allowed one hit in his 1.2 innings, striking out three. Yoshinori Tateyama finished the game, allowing one hit and striking out one in his inning of work.
Trenton beat Akron 5-2:
Ben Gamel started the day with a one out triple in the bottom of the first, scoring on a single by Rob Segedin. Akron took the lead in the second, as Giovanny Urshela drew a lead off walk. Bryson Myles reached on a fielding error by Tyler Austin and Urshela got to third when Austin made a throwing error. Jordan Smith grounded out to first, allowing Urshela to score and a single by Tyler Hold put the Rubber Ducks ahead 2-1. Austin made up for his two errors in the bottom half of the inning, starting things off with a triple to right and scoring on a ground out by Robert Refsnyder for a 2-2 score. The game stayed tied over the next two innings, but Trenton started to pull away in the fifth. Ali Castillo doubled to left and moved to third on a sac bunt by Mason Williams. Ben Gamel drew a walk and Segedin singled in Castillo, putting Trenton in front again. Austin hit a two-out single to short, scoring Ben Gamel, as Trenton took a 4-2 advantage. Gamel singled in Taylor Dugas in the sixth for some insurance, and the Thunder held on for the 5-2 win.
Gamel went 2-4 with two runs scored, a triple, a walk and a RBI. Segedin and Austin both went 2-4 also. Segedin had a pair of RBIs. Austin scored a run, hit a triple, had a RBI and two errors. The rest of the lineup each picked up one hit, with the exception of Mason Williams who went 0-3 and drew a walk. Jeremy Bleich made the start, going 5.1 with two runs (both unearned) on two hits, two walks and four Ks. Taylor Garrison went 1.2 innings and struck out two. Pat Venditte walked one and struck out two in his inning of work, while Diego Moreno allowed one hit and struck out one.
Tampa beat Brevard County 2-1:
The Yankees struck first, as Cito Culver drew a walk in the first and Dante Bichette followed with a two-out single. A walk to Peter O’Brien loaded the bases and Angelo Gumbs grounded a single to center, scoring Culver and Bichette for the 2-0 lead. Orlando Arcia lined a double to right in the top of the fifth. He stole third and scored on a single by Victor Roache, making the score 2-1. The Manatees threatened in the top of the ninth, as Nathan Orf started the inning with a double to right and Yadiel Rivera singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Phil Wetherell struck out Mike Garza for the first out of the inning. Tyrone Taylor went down swinging and O’Brien gunned down Rivera trying to steal second to end the game with a 2-1 Tampa victory.
Jake Cave and Bichette both went 2-4. Cave had a double, while Bichette had a run scored. Eric Jagielo went 1-4 and Gumbs went 1-3 with two RBIs. The rest of the lineup went 0-3. The Manatees had eleven hits on the day, but the Yankees managed to hold them to just the one run. Eric Wooten threw six innings, giving up one run on eight hits and a walk. He struck out three and had an error. Zach Woods, Wetherell and James Pazos each pitched an inning of relief. Wetherell gave up one hit and Pazos gave up two. Woods and Pazos each picked up a pair of Ks, while Wetherell struck out one.
Charleston beat Lakewood 4-1:
After three scoreless innings, the RiverDogs were the first to score. Aaron Judge smacked a triple to center, eventually scoring on a wild pitch. Luis Severino dominated on the mound, holding Lakewood scoreless for 5.2 innings. They managed to tie the game, however, in the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Pullin singled and Gabriel Lino connected with a two out double for Lakewood’s first and only run of the day. Charleston used a big top of the ninth to put the game away. Michael O’Neill drew a walk and moved to second on a sac bunt. A throwing error on a pickoff attempt allowed O’Neill to move to third and a passed ball allowed him to come home, for the 2-1 lead. Gosuke Katoh drew a walk and Eduardo de Oleo hit a two-run homer for the 4-1 win.
Abiatal Avelino went 2-5 with a double. Aaron Judge went 2-2 with a run scored, a triple and two walks. De Oleo went 2-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Jose Rosario had the other RiverDogs’ hit for the day, going 1-3. Severino went 5.2 innings, scattering three hits. He walked no one and struck out eight batters. Jaron Long went 2.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits. Nick Rumbelow finished the game with a walk and two Ks in his inning of work.