Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was rained out today. Trenton lost to New Hampshire 6-3: The Fisher Cats got to Trenton starter, Nik Turley, early on Wednesday. Kevin Pillar started the bottom of the first with a double and John Tolisano singled, putting runners on the corners. A balk scored Pillar and Tolisano crossed home on a single by Brad Glenn, giving New Hampshire a 2-0 lead. Trenton got one run back in the top of the second. Rob Segedin lead off with a single to right, but was out at second on a a force out by Casey Stevenson. A wild pitch moved Stevenson to second and he scored on a single by Shane Brown. New Hampshire added to their lead in the third. Pillar singled and Tolisano drew a walk before Ryan Schimpf homered, giving the Fisher Cats a 5-1 advantage. Ramon Flores lined a one out double to center in the fifth and was followed by a single from Jose Pirela. Tyler Austin drew a walk, loading the bases and Kyle Roller grounded a single to right, plating Flores. Trenton tried to rally in the eighth, as Roller lead off with a single and Segedin reached on a fielder's choice. A single by Stevenson scored Roller, but Kyle Higashioka grounded into a double play and they trailed 5-3. New Hampshire got the run back in the bottom of the eighth and held on for the 6-3 victory.
Flores went 2-4 with a run scored, a double and a walk. Pirela went 2-5, as did Roller who picked up a RBI and a run scored. Austin had an off night, going 0-4, drawing one walk and striking out three times. Turley threw six innings and gave up five runs on then hits, a walk and four Ks. Danny Burawa threw a scoreless inning of relief, allowing one hit and two walks, while striking out one. Aaron Dott gave up one run on one hit in his inning of work.
Tampa lost to Dunedin 4-3: Angelo Gumbs was hit by a pitch and promptly stole second. He moved to third on a balk and scored on a sac fly by Ben Gamel for the first run of the game. The Blue Jays responded in the bottom of the inning, as Petter Mooney drew a walk and scored on an Andy Burns double. Gabe Jacobo lined a RBI single to center and Dunedin held the 2-1 edge. The Yankees got the first batter on base in both the second and third as Matt Snyder drew a walk and Jose Toussen singled, but Tampa failed to bring either of them home. Gary Sanchez started the fourth by lining a double to left, scoring on a two-out double by Eduardo Sosa and tying the game at 2. Gamel and Sanchez hit back-to-back singles to start the sixth. Snyder hit into a double play, but Gamel scored, giving the Yankees the lead once again. Unfortunately it was short-lived as Dunedin tied the game again with a run in the seventh. A RBI triple in the eighth by Jacobo gave Dunedin their first lead of the night and that was all they needed to defeat the Yankees 4-3.
Mason Williams went 0-4, while Gumbs went 0-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Gamel went 2-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Sanchez was 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Bryan Mitchell made the start and went seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks. He struck out five. Daniel Mahoney took the loss after throwing an inning of relief, giving up one run on one hit, one walk and one strike out.
Charleston beat West Virgina 12-5: The RiverDogs had two base runners on in both the first and the third, but were unable to score early in the game. West Virginia broke through in the bottom of the third. Junior Sosa drew a walk with two outs and Max Moroff flew a single to left. A single by Dilson Herrera scored Sosa and Josh Bell followed with a three run homer, putting the Power ahead 4-0. West Virginia held onto the lead through the sixth, but Charleston used a huge seventh inning to propel them to victory. They started with Saxon Butler and Nick McCoy hitting back-to-back singles. Butler was thrown out at third by West Virginia's catcher, but Claudio Custodio and Taylor Dugas drew walks, loading the bases. Cito Culver reached on an error at third, bring McCoy home safely. Gregory Bird took a walk, forcing Custodio across the plate. After a pitching change, Dante Bichette singled in two more runs. Yeicok Calderon singled in Bird and Kelvin De Leon singled in Bichette. Butler knocked doubled to right, scoring two more RiverDogs runs. Singles by McCoy and Culver and another error helped Charleston bring home a few more runs and when all was said and done they held an 11-4 edge. West Virginia got one run in the bottom of the eighth, but Custodio hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth as the RiverDogs took the 12-5 win.
Bichette went 2-5 with a run scored and two RBIs. Butler went 2-5 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. McCoy went 2-4 with two runs scored and a walk. Culver went 1-5 with a run scored and two RBIs. McCoy went 2-4 with two runs scored. Custodio went 1-4 with three runs scored, a homer and two RBIs. Cesar Vargas threw five innings and gave up four runs on four hits, two walks and six Ks. Alex Smith went two and gave up just one hit, striking out one. Taylor Garrison pitched two innings and gave up one run on three hits, striking out five.