Reno 3 @ Las Vegas 4 (10 innings) – Boxscore
The Aces and the 51’s traded runs in the 9th inning before Las Vegas won the game in the 10th on a Ricardo Nanita single. The 51’s looked like they might be in trouble as Jesse Chavez started and left the game after facing one batter and throwing three pitches. Joel Carreno was summoned for the unexpected early game work and although he struggled with his command, walking five, he pitched 3.1 innings and only gave up a run. Clint Everts gave up another run over his 1.2 innings. Evan Crawford and Jim Hoey combined for 3.1 innings and only surrendered an unearned run on an wild pickoff throw. Jerry Gil improved to 6-1 with 1.1 shutout innings for the win.
The Las Vegas offensive attack was aided by the solo homer, as Eric Thames, Nanita and Moises Sierra each hit solo shots for the team’s first three runs. In the bottom of the tenth, a two-out double by David Cooper was followed by an intentional walk to Thames. Sierra reached on a fielder’s choice where the Aces didn’t record an out to bring up Nanita with the bases loaded and two out. With a chance to win the game, he delivered with an RBI single for the walk-off victory. Paul Phillips had a two-hit game, alongside Nanita, while Adeiny Hechevarria was held hitless.
Portland 10 @ New Hampshire 9 (11 innings) – Boxscore
An extra inning comeback for the Fisher Cats fell short as New Hampshire scored one in the bottom of the 11th, but as Portland had scored two runs off Michael Dubee, the Fisher Cats took the loss. Ryan Tepera surrendered four runs over 4.2 innings and Portland also scored three runs off recent singing and former Oriole farmhand Chorye Spoone. Trystan Magnuson pitched 2 shutout innings with three strikeouts.
New Hampshire scored 8 runs in the bottom of the first. The team wouldn’t scare again until the bottom of the 11th. The first inning rally was highlighted by a Brian Van Kirk grand slam. Mike McDade, Brad Glenn and Ryan Goins added RBI singles and John Tolisano had a sac fly. Van Kirk went 2-for-5 and Mark Sobolewski was also 2-for-5 with a double.
St. Lucie 1 @ Dunedin 4 – Boxscore
This game was the Jesse Hernandez show. Hernandez threw 8.2 no-hit innings and had a 2-2 count on Alonzo Harris. Harris then fouled off a couple of pitchers before he singled, breaking up Hernandez’s no-hit bid. Unceremoniously but cautiously, Hernandez was pulled and Evan Englebrook allowed the run to score on his own throwing error before ending the game with a strike out. Hernandez walked a batter and struck out 12, relying mainly on his combination of slider and cutter. Dunedin had nine hits and Ryan Schimpf and Justin Jackson combined for more than half of them, going 3-for-4 and 2-for-3 with a walk, respectively.
Lansing 2 @ Beloit 0 – Boxscore
The Lugnuts only managed five hits, but that was enough to push across a pair of runs. Andy Fermin singled home Arnie Munoz in the third and in the eighth Kenny Wilson drove in Shane Optiz. Wilson went 2-for-3 in the leadoff spot and KC Hobson also added a hit. The Lugnuts didn’t’ draw any walks.
Noah Syndergaard continued his strong season with 5 three-hit innings. Syndergaard struck out six and walked two. Tyler Ybarra threw 2 innings of relief and struck out four before Brandon Berl and Ajay Meyer each pitched a frame to close the game out.
Spokane 0 @ Vancouver 4 – Boxscore
Taylor Cole, Kyle Anderson and Tucker Donahue combined for a shutout as Vancouver downed the Spokane Indians. Cole went 4 innings and struck out six. He allowed two hits and walked two. Anderson pitched 3 three-hit innings and Donahue gave up three hits and struck out three over 3 innings.
The Canadians scored four runs on five hits. Nicholas Baligod had a single and Balbino Fuenmayor, Maatt Newman, Jason Leblebijian and Kellen Sweeney all notched doubles. Leblebijian drove in a pair and Baligod went 1-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Bluefield 2 @ Princeton 0 – Boxscore
Two prospects combined for a shutout before this contest was halted by rain in the bottom of the ninth. Jeremy Gabryszwski and Griffin Murphy twirled eight shutout innings against the Rays. Gabryszwski allowed a leadoff double but quickly settled down and allowed only four hits over 5 innings. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out two. Murphy threw 3 innings of one-hit relief with three strikeouts.
Bluefield had eight hits, but only managed two runs off Princeton pitching. The Blue Jays scored a run in the first when Alex Azor singled and advanced to third on a Dwight Smith Jr. single and an Art Charles walk before scoring on a wild pitch. Bluefield didn’t score against until the top of the 9th, when Jacob Anderson doubled, was bunted to third and scored on an errant pickoff attempt. Anderson was 3-for-3 with a walk and Smith Jr. was 2-for-4. Bluefield was 0-for-7 when hitting with runners in scoring position.
GCL Blue Jays 1 @ GCL Phillies 7 – Boxscore
The last three hitters in the lineup were the only ones to get hits, as Gabriel Cenas and Dawel Lugo had doubles and Jorge Saez added a single. Mark Biggs got the start and took the loss by allowing one unearned run over 3 frames. The GCL Phillies then hit around Adonys Cardona for four runs over 0.2 innings.
3rd Star – Jeremy Gabryszwski, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
2nd Star – Noah Syndergaard, 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K
1st Star – Jesse Hernandez, 8.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K