The Farm Report: 4/17/13

Scranton beat Rochester 7-0:The RailRiders scored quickly as David Adams lined a one-out single to left, followed by a double to center for Zoilo Almonte. Graham Stoneburner worked a quick 1-2-3 inning and Melky Mesa opened up the second with a double, later doubling Scranton's lead when he scored on a fielder's choice. Adams grounded a single to left to start the third. Almonte reached on an error, moving the runners to second and third. A sac fly by Luke Murotn plated Adams and the RailRiders held a 3-0 edge over the Red Wings. Stoneburner continued to put together a fantastic start, going six strong innings. Scranton loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth, as Murton, Mesa and Thomas Neal all singled. A sac fly by Bobby Wilson scored Murton and a single by Corban Joseph plated Neal as Scranton started to pull away. Wilson added a two-run homer in the eighth, which was more than enough as Scranton took the 7-0 victory.

Adams went 3-4 with two runs scored and a walk. Mesa was 2-5 with a run scored and a double. Neal was 2-4 with two runs scored and Wilson was 1-4 with a homer and four RBIs. Stoneburner put together a nice outing, going six innings and scattering four hits, walking no one and striking out two. Juan Cedeno gave up two hits and a walk over 1.1 inning, striking out one. Sam Demel threw 1.2 and gave up one hit, picking up a pair of Ks.

Trenton lost to Akron 10-6: The Thunder jumped out to an early lead, as Slade Heathcott reached on an error at first and Jose Pirela lined a single to center. Both players moved over when Tyler Austin grounded out. Heathcott scored when Jesus Aguilar committed another error at first. Rob Segedin scored Pirela with a sac fly to right and Trenton had a 2-0 lead. Aguilar made up for his defensive woes in the first inning, knocking a two-run single in the top of the third and tying the game. Akron took the lead with a run in the fifth. The Thunder had a chance to get the run back when Shane Brown and Heathcott singled to start the bottom of the inning. Austin drew a one-out walk, loading the bases, but they came up empty. The Aeros held a 6-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, but Trenton found a rally. Austin got things going with a walk and Kyle Roller singled. A double by Segedin plated Austin and Kevin Mahoney sent one to right, scoring two more runs. Kyle Higashioka laid down a sac bunt, moving Mahoney to second. A single by Casey Stevenson tied the game 6-6. Unfortunately, everything fell apart for the Thunder in the top of the ninth. Two straight singles were followed by a walk to load the bases and a two-run single. Kyle Bellows capped off the inning with a two-run double, giving the Aeros a 10-6 win over Trenton.

Pirea went 3-5 with a run scored. Mahoney went 3-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Roller went 2-5 with a run scored. Heathcott went 1-5 with a run scored and a walk. Austin was 0-3 with a run scored and two walks. Francisco Rondon went five innings and gave up three runs on five hits, two walks and two strikeouts. Kelvin Perez gave up three runs on three hits and a walk during his two innings of work. Danny Burawa had a tough day, giving up four runs on four hits and two walks in one inning. Josh Romanski finished the day with a scoreless inning, with one hit and a K.

Tampa beat Dunedin 9-4: The Yankees used a huge second inning to put away the Blue Jays early. Saxon Butler got the rally started with a single to right. Ali Castillo was hit by a pitch and Francisco Arcia hit a ground ball single to load the bases. Cody Grice singled, scoring two runners. Arcia crossed the plate on a ground out by Eduardo Sosa. Flu-Lin Kuo took a base on balls. Ben Gamel singled in Grice and Carmen Angelini flew a RBI single to left. A double by Gary Sanchez cleared the bases and the Yankees had a 7-0 lead. Dunedin got on the board with a two-run homer from Andy Burns in the fourth. Castillo got the runs back in the fifth, as Castillo drilled a two-run homer to left. The Blue Jays added a couple runs in the late innings, but they couldn't make up the difference as the Yankees held on for the 9-4 win.

Sachez went 1-4 with a double and two RBIs. Butler was 2-3 with two runs scored and a walk. Arcia went 2-4 with a run scored. Castillo was 1-2 with two runs scored, a homer and two RBIs. Shane Greene made the start, going 6.1 and allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out six.

Charleston beat Rome 4-1: Taylor Dugas got on base first for the RiverDogs, getting hit by a pitch in the first. Cito Culver bunted him over to second and Gregory Bird lined a single to left, putting runners on the corners. A single by Robert Refsnyder scored Dugas for the early Charleston lead. With two outs in the fourth, Reymond Nunez lined a triple to right and scored on a Nick McCoy double for the 2-0 advantage. Rome finally broke through in the top of the seventh, as Felix Marte singled on a bunt. Blake Brown doubled to center and Marte scored on a wild pitch. The RiverDogs got the run back, however, as Danny Oh worked a leadoff walk and stole second. A single by Refsnyder brought him home, putting Charleston up 3-1. They added another run on a Dugas single in the eighth, taking a 4-1 victory over the Braves.

Refsnyder had a great day, going 3-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Bird went 2-4. Culver went 0-3 and Dante Bichette went 0-4. Gabriel Encinas threw five scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing three hits and three walks. Alex Smith went three, allowing one run on a pair of hits and two Ks. Taylor Garrison struck out one in a hitless ninth inning.