Buffalo - scheduled day off
New Hampshire 2 Trenton 1
Three outs at the plate in this one as New Hampshire need some faster runners. New Hampshire scored first in the third inning on a single from Kevin Pillar. But Ricardo Nanita flied into a double play, Sean Ochinko was the running out. In the seventh Kevin Nolan flied into a DP with Ryan Schimpf dead on arrival. In the eighth Pillar grounded to third and Ochinko was again out at home.
Marcus Walden started and gave up one run in six plus innings. Walden gave up five hits, two walks, and three K's. Walden had ten ground outs and three fly outs. The game was tied at one into the ninth inning. Clint Robinson walked with one out, Brad Glenn singled and Kevin Nolan delivered the winning run. Joel Carreno pitched a one two three ninth for the save. Evan Crawford pitched two hitless innings for the win.
Dunedin at Jupiter - rained out
Aaron Sanchez was due to pitch Wednesday and Ricky Romero Thursday. Will Romero still pitch Thursday and Sanchez now Friday, or will both be pushed back a day. Oh the intrigue!
Michigan State 2 Lansing 10
Lansing played their annual exhibition game against the Michigan State Spartans baseballl team. The Jays do not want to use their regular pitchers in this game so they usually fly up a bunch of guys from extended spring training to pitch. Kramer Champlin, Chase DeJong, Alberto Tirado, Justin Jackson and Adonys Cardona were due to pitch. Dwight Smith Jr was the hitting star of the night per the tweets. A boxscore has not been posted as of this writing. Smith was 3-3 mid-game.
In lieu of a boxscore here is Jesse Goldberg-Strassler's game summary: Chris Hawkins swatted a three-run homer amid a six-run 4th inning and Dwight Smith, Jr. went 4-for-4 with a walk, driving the Lansing Lugnuts to a 10-2 rout of the Michigan State Spartans before a Cooley Law School Stadium crowd of 11,619 in the seventh annual Crosstown Showdown presented by Auto-Owners Insurance.
Lansing reliever Chase DeJong earned the win, striking out four batters in two scoreless innings, while the loss fell on MSU starter Cody Huge.
The Lugnuts jumped on Huge in the first inning, scoring the first two runs in the seven-inning contest. Carlos Ramirez had an RBI single and Chris Hawkins had a sacrifice fly for Lansing.
Lansing added one in the third and six more runs in the fourth inning to lengthen its lead. The Lugnuts batted 12 batters in the fourth, climaxed by Hawkins' three-run blast to Larch Street in right.
Lugs starter Kramer Champlin fired a perfect first inning, relieved by DeJong for the second and third frames, with Alberto Tirado (2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K) working the fourth and fifth innings, Adonys Cardona (2 H, 2 K) taking care of the sixth, and infielder-turned-pitcher Justin Jackson firing a 1-2-3 seventh.
#3 - Dwight Smith Jr
#2 - Kevin Nolan
#1 - Marcus Walden