Two games went to extra innings, one game did not even go nine. A new player hit a home run for Dunedin, Carlos something or other. And yours truly is off to Buffalo to see the Chiefs.
Syracuse 4 Columbus 2
With David Bush moving up to the Jays, Syracuse are looking for a new #1 starter. Last night Ryan Glynn staked his claim to the job. Glynn pitched six innings and allowed just one first inning run.
The Chiefs tied the game in the fifth on a home run from Jeff Guiel. Josue Matos led off the sixth with a double and Gabe Gross singled him in. Later in the inning Guillermo Quiroz doubled home Gross and Glenn Williams to make it 4-1.
After Jason Kershner pitched a routine seventh inning Aquilino Lopez came on to start the eighth. Sal Fasano greeted him with a home run. An out and a walk later Kevin Frederick was summoned from the bullpen for the five out save. Frederick lowered his AAA ERA to 0.87.
Russ Adams was 0-4. Gabe Gross was 1-3 with a walk.
New Britain 11 New Hampshire 10 - 14 innings
A marathon game in New Hampshire, an offensive tilt with the teams combining for 37 hits. New Hampshire used five pitchers in the game and four of them conceded runs. Ryan Houston started and allowed seven runs in five innings. Jordan DeJong gave up two runs in two innings, Andy Torres one run in 1.1 innings. John Ogiltree pitched 3.2 innings with only one hit allowed. Dan Jackson pitched the final two innings and took the loss.
New Hampshire were down 7-1 after five and 10-6 going to the bottom of the ninth. Aaron Hill walked to start the ninth and John Ford Griffin followed with a two run home run to make it a 10-8 game. Justin Singleton and Paul Chiaffredo doubled to make it a one run game, then Mike Snyder singled home Chiaffredo to tie the game. It was five more innings before Jackson conceded the run that ended the game.
The Fisher Cats had 19 hits and all starters had at least one. Aaron Hill was 3-6 with two doubles and a walk. Mike Snyder also had three hits.
Lakeland 9 Dunedin 2
It is very unusual to see a game with eleven runs scored where all the runs are scored in the same inning. The sixth inning was the big inning last night.
Justin James started and looked pretty good through five innings. The sixth started with a double, bunt single, single, walk and James was done for the night. He left with the score 1-0 but with the bases loaded and none out. Derrick Nunley came in a conceded a hit, two walks and a hit batter. The score was 5-0 and Justin Maureau came on to surrender a grand slam to put the game out of reach.
In the bottom of the sixth a recent arrival, some guy called Delgado, hit a two run home run. And that was it for the scoring.
Delgado was 2-3 with the home run. Dunedin had only five hits, two from Delgado, on the night.
Charleston 5 Delmarva 4 - 11 innings
Christian Snavely was the hero last night hitting a three run home run in the ninth to give Charleston a brief lead, and ultimately kept them in the game to get the win. However Jordy Templett was unable to nail down the save in the ninth, allowing two walks and a single and the game was headed to extra innings.
Danny Core started for the Alley Cats and allowed two home runs in six innings. The Cats scored in the first when David Smith singled to drive in Robinson Diaz. The Cats were unable to get anything else going and came into the ninth down 3-1. Snavely's home run put Charleston ahead, until Delmarva rallied to tie it.
In the eleventh Joey Reiman walked and Eric Arnold drove him home with a double. Brad Esaray nailed down a nervous save, he walked two and hit a batter to load the bases but he got the third out.
Jermy Acey was 0-4.
Auburn 5 Mahoning Valley 2
Eric Neilsen was 2-4 with a double and a home run to power Auburn to the win. Adam Lind and Brian Hall also had two hits each. Neilsen got Auburn on the board with the home run and put Auburn ahead to stay with the double in the seventh to score Lind. Juan Perez got the win with six innings of four hit ball.
Pulaski 3 Elizabethton 6 - 7 plus innings
Pulaski are in a slump, two losses in a row. Jordan Timm gave up two run home runs in the second and fourth innings. Pulaski scored two in the third. Mike Macaluso walked and Graig Badger was hit by a pitch. Nick Thomas and Yuber Rodriguez each singled to drive in a run. Macaluso singled in the fifth and scored on a single from Luke Heterington. Aaron Tressler also gave up a two run home run, this one in the seventh. The game ended in the eighth presumably due to rain. Pulaski had only five hits on the night.
Our Three-Star Selection
Carlos Delgado was just not good enough.
The 3rd Star: tie Kevin Frederick, a five out save and also for excellent pitching recently, and John Ogiltree, for 3.2 innings of one hit relief in a hitters game
The 2nd Star: Eric Neilsen, two for four with a home run
The 1st Star: Christian Snavely, a three run home run in the ninth to help Charleston get the win