Two game-winning homers, a fine start for Josh Banks and a Fisher Cat rout were the highlights of a 3-1 Saturday for the Jay farm affiliates.
Syracuse 5 Ottawa 4
Glenn Williams hit his 14th homer in the top of the 11th to lead the Sky Chiefs to victory. Williams had 3 hits and drove in three. Kevin Frederick blew the save, giving up a run in the ninth, but then pitched a scoreless tenth to get the win. Sean Douglass started and went 5 innings, giving 3 earned runs on 8 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 6. Aquilino Lopez and Mike Nakamura threw 3 perfect innings of relief. Russ Adams doubled and walked in six plate appearances, and Gabe Gross went 2 for 5.
Syracuse Post-Standard game story
Today's game Syracuse (J. Matos) at Rochester (D. Gassner) 4:05 p.m Listen here
New Hampshire 12 Trenton 2
New Hampshire 0 Trenton 1
The Fisher Cats split a doubleheader with the Thunder. In the opener, New Hampshire jumped out to a 9-0 lead after 3 innings and were never headed. Todd Ozias was the beneficiary, and he went 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 8 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 3. Andy Torres went the final three innings for the long save. Justin Singleton homered and walked twice, Mikael Jova homered, and John-Ford Griffin drove in 4 with 2 doubles to lead the Fisher Cat offence. Aaron Hill went 3-5.
In the nightcap, Josh Banks threw six shutout innings, but the Fisher Cats could not mount an offence all game. Dan Jackson gave up a run in the seventh and took the loss, while Scott Wiggins got the win in relief for the Thunder. Banks struck out seven while allowing three hits and three walks. Tyrell Godwin reached base three times in four plate appearance, and stole his 17th base of the season.
1st Game Box Score
2nd Game Box Score
New Hampshire Union Leader game story
Today's game New Hampshire (C. Reimers) at Trenton (S. Henn) 1:35 p.m. Listen here
Charleston 6 Lexington 4
Christian Snavely's 2 run homer, his 4th of the season, in the top of the ninth was the game-winner in the Alley-Cats' victory. The Cats drew 17 walks, with Peralta, Roberts and Rivera leading the way with 3 each. Thomas Mastny was uncharacteristically wild himself, walking 5 over 4 innings. Mastny gave up all 4 Lexington runs, 2 of which were unearned, on 5 hits. The Cats bullpen was dominant, as usual. Davis Romero, Felix Romero and Brian Reed combined for 5 scoreless innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts.
Dunedin had the day off for the Florida State League All-Star game in St. Lucie. I wonder how birthday boy Bubbie Buzachero did. News of the game was difficult to locate.
Your 3-star selection
3rd star-Christian Snavely, who hit the game-winning homer for Charleston
2nd star-Glenn Williams, who hit the game-winning homer for Syracuse
1st star-Josh Banks, who found his feet in the Eastern League with six shutout innings in a losing cause.