Justin Speier and Chris Woodward stood out in the wrong way in A ball yesterday. Speier gave up a home run to the first batter he faced. In the fifth inning, seven of the first eight Dunedin hitters reached base, the exception...Chris Woodward. Welcome to A ball guys.
Charlotte 1 Syracuse 4
This was a tight well pitched game. Josue Matos produced his best start of the year and the Syracuse bullpen were super. Ryan Kohlmeier pitched well for Charlotte.
The Chiefs got on the board in the second inning. Noah Hall and Jeff Guiel singled, and Stubby Clapp doubled Hall home. Charlotte tied it in the third, but Paul Chiaffredo hit a home run on the 13th pitch of the at-bat to put the Chiefs ahead to stay in the fifth.
In the eighth Jeff Gueil hit a two run home run to ease the pressure on the bullpen. The pen did a great job. Talley Haines, Mike Nakamura and Kevin Frederick pitched four innings without allowing a hit or a walk.
Russ Adams was 0-4 with a walk; Gabe Gross also was 0-4. Matos's line was 5 IP, 4 2 6 and 1 ER
Matt Michael has the story on the Guiel brothers
New Britain 6 New Hampshire 0
The rain that delayed the start of the Cats game last night also cooled off their bats. NH could only muster three hits, two of them by Justin Singleton. Cam Reimers had a shaky first inning that was not helped by two Fisher Cat errors. Reimers hit a batter, unleashed a wild pitch, and gave up three hits to give New Britain four early runs. That was the game. Reimers line was 7 IP, 10, 0, 6, 6 R, 4ER.
Kevin Gray talked to some Fisher Cats about draft day
Dunedin 8 Tampa 3
Justin Speier started and allowed a home run to the first hitter. Speier pitched one inning without further damage. Neomar Flores took over and scuffled through four innings. Flores put eight men on in his four innings and gave up two runs.
Trailing 3-0 in the fifth, seven of the first eight hitters reached base for Dunedin. Chris Woodward was the exception, he had a sac fly. Dunedin scored six and a Raul Tablado home run made it 7-3 in the seventh. Tracy Thorpe pitched 2.2 solid innings in relief and Bubbie Buzachero recorded the last four outs, three via strikeout. Woody was 0-2; Carlo Cota went 2-3 to raise his average
Charleston 8 Hickory 3
Charleston scored first with two runs in the second. Joey Reiman singled to score David Smith and Mike Galloway. Ramon Mora started well and had a no-hitter through three innings. However the first four Hickory batters reached in the fourth and the Cats were down 3-2.
Charleston loaded the bases in the seventh on a walk, an error and a failed fielders choice. A gound out, a sac fly and a single produced three runs to give the lead nback to the Cats. Charleston added one more in the eighth and two in the ninth on a home run by Smith. Mora pitched seven innings with four hits and three walks for the win.
Our Three-Star Selection
The 3rd Star: Carlo Cota, 2-3 with two walks to raise his average to .299
The 2nd Star: David Smith, 3-5, double, home run, two runs and two RBI's
The 1st Star: Jeff Guiel, 2-4 with a home run and two RBI