It was a pretty solid Saturday night for the Baby Bombers, as they finished the first half of their weekend, by posting a system-wide record of 5-2. Let’s take a closer look with today’s MiLB Roundup!
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defreated the Pawtucket Red Sox 4-0
Second base prospect Robert Refsnyder paced the RailRiders with a 3-for-4 night, that included a double, but it was Taylor Dugas who drove in the runs for Scranton, recording a pair of RBI. Zelous Wheeler also had a pair of hits in a 2-for-3 effort.
The RailRiders pitching staff split up the duties pretty evening, as Bryan Mitchell got the start and went 4 scoreless, and not allowing a run, walking 4, and striking out 3 on 3 hits. The bullpen combined for 5 scoreless innings to complete the shutout.
The Trenton Thunder took down the New Hampshire Fisher Cats by the slim margin of 2-1.
Starting pitcher Jairo Heredia was the true star of the game for the Thunder, tossing 5 innings of 1-run baseball, while striking out 4, and not walking a single hitter. It’s a good thing, because the Thunder bats failed to push much thunder across the dish.
Mason Williams and Rob Sedegin each has a 2-hit night. Williams continues to raise his average after a horrible start, now batting .230 on the season. The Thunder pitching staff combined to strike out 12 Fisher Cat hitters.
The Tampa Yankees got smoked by the Daytona Cubs 11-4.
Not much went right for the T-Yanks starter Conner Kendrick, who continues to struggle this season. In 2 2/3 innings, he allowed 6 earned runs, on 5 hits, walking 4, and only striking out 1. Gregory Bird led the hitting attack for the Yanks with a pair of doubles, raising his average to .276 for the season on a 3-hit night. Dante Bichette, Jr. had a pair of knocks as well, along with Yeicock Calderon and Matt Snyder.
The Charleston RiverDogs took a tough loss to the Kannapolis Intimdators by the final of 6-5.
RiverDogs pitcher and former first round selection Ian Clarkin continues to impress, striking out 8 hitters in 5 innings, while only yielding a single run (2 ER), on 4 hits. The bullpen was awful, giving up a combined four earned.
Brady Lail (7-3, 3.49) toes the rubber for Charleston, while the Intimidators send Thad Lowry (2-4, 4.39) to the hill.
Gulf Coast Rookie Ball
Final score: GCL Yankees1 6, GCL Pirates 4
Final score: GCL Yankees2 12, GCL Tigers 2