Minor League Update: June 25

Friday, June 25 2004 @ 09:03 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

It was a day for some big numbers. The Jays and Rays combined for thirty nine hits. Pulaski and Princeton combined for twenty three runs and twelve errors. Dunedin played thirteen innings and Josh Banks gave up nine runs in three innings.

Syracuse 5 Indianapolis 6

Syracuse fell behind in the second inning and could never catch up. They trailed 2-1, 4-3 and ultimately 6-5. Josue Matos allowed all six runs in 6.1 innings on eight hits.

The Chiefs scored one in the second on a single by Shawn Fagan, two in the fifth around a triple by Russ Adams and two more in the eighth on a double from Simon Pond. The Chiefs put runners on first and third with two outs in the ninth but Chris Michalak, remember him?, got Gabe Gross to ground out to third to end the game.

Russ Adams was 2-5 with a double and a triple. Gabe Gross was 1-3 with two walks. Simon Pond was 2-4, as was Jorge Sequea.

Game Story

New Hampshire 1 Bowie 9

Josh Banks started in front of 200 family and friends, but Josh would like to have another chance to impress. After Banks loaded the bases with two out in the first, the next batter hit a grand slam home run. Banks gave up a two run home run in the second, a single run in the third and two more in the fourth. He allowed nine runs on nine hits in three plus innings. Andy Torres did mop-up duty and in three innings gave up only one hit.

New Hampshire's only run came in the ninth. Mike Snyder doubled and scored on a single by Jose Umbria.

Aaron Hill went hitless again to stretch his mini-slump to five games. He did walk twice.

Dunedin 8 Palm Beach 6

Vince Perkins started and was shaky in the first inning. Five of the first six hitters reached base and three of them came around to score. Perkins settled down after that and pitched three more innings without allowing another run. Dunedin got one back in the third when Raul Tablado singled home a run, but Palm Beach added three more and entered the ninth with a 6-1 lead.

Two singles, two walks and two outs made the score 6-2 and left the bases loaded for Vito Chiaravalloti. Vito connected on a grand slam home run to tie the game. The game remained tied until the thirteenth. John Schneider and Jayce Tingler walked. A sac fly by Ryan Roberts scored one run and a double by Ron Davenport added another. Brian Reed pitched the thirteenth to register his first Dunedin save. Schneider had the line of the night, 0-1 with five walks.

Charleston 1 Hickory 6

Kurt Isenberg made his first start for Charleston after his demotion from Dunedin. The change of scenery did not help. Isenberg allowed two runs in the second, third and fourth innings. He was finished after four innings having conceded seven hits and three walks.

Charleston had only six hits. Christian Snavely put Charleston ahead, briefly, with a second inning home run. willie Rivera and Jermy Acey had two hits each. Acey's batting average is .467.

Game Story

Williamsport 4 Auburn 3

Aubuen lost despite out-hitting their opponent 12-7. John Wesley started and pitched three innings allowing one run. Eric Rico took the loss with two runs allowed in four innings. Chris Leonard and Joey McLaughlin pitched an inning each.

Brian Hall (10th round) led the hitters with three hits. Aaron Mathews (19th round) had two hits as did Chip Cannon (8th round). Cannon's hits were a double and a triple.

Pulaski 17 Princeton 6

It would take a Bill Clinton sized book to describe all that happened in this game. Pulaski had fourteen hits, ten walks, and Princeton made six errors. Russell Savickas started and pitched one inning. In addition to the three runs he made an error, hit a batter and had a wild pitch. Ontario's own James Pidutti made his first appearance of the year. Pidutti did not start well, two walks and two wild pitches, but he settled down and retired the next six hitters. Aaron Tressler (32nd round) and Derek Tate (34th round) pitched the last three scoreless innings.

The top of the order did most of the damage for Pulaski. Lead off hitter Graig Badger scored five runs with two hits and three walks. Eugenio Velez scored three and drove in three. Nick Thomas scored twice and drove in four, but the line of the night belongs to Yuber Rodriguez, 3-4, two home runs, seven RBI's.

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Graig Badger, scored three of the first six runs and drove in one of the first six for Pulaski
The 2nd Star: Yuber Rodriguez, 3-4, 2 home runs and seven RBI's, ranks as second star because the home runs came in the seventh and ninth innings of a blow out
The 1st Star: Vito Chiaravalloti, a grand slam home run with two outs in the ninth to tie the game, part of a 2-7 night