Minor League Update: July 16

Friday, July 16 2004 @ 10:32 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Three wins and four losses for the minor league teams. All the losses were by one run, two of them in extra innings.

Syracuse 3 Louisville 1

Ryan Glynn delivered another excellent start. Glynn went seven, allowing the one run on seven hits. Glynn signed with Syracuse, in part, to work with Brad Arnsberg, who he had worked with previously. In his last four starts Glynn has pitched 26 innings, almost three games, allowing five runs. In the 26 innings Glynn has allowed 18 hits and three walks. An excellent pick-up for Syracuse.

After Louisville scored their run in the bottom of the third, Syracuse answered with a pair in the top of the fourth. Simon Pond doubled home Julius Matos and Glenn Williams, both of whom had singled.

In the sixth Gabe Gross doubled home Matos. Aquilino Lopez and Kevin Frederick each pitched an inning of scoreless relief.

Russ Adams returned from the DL and went 0-5. Gabe Gross was 1-4. Anthony Sanders and Julius Matos each had two hits.

Game Story

New Hampshire 7 Harrisburg 8 - in 10 innings

New Hampshire took a tough loss yesterday. The Cats took a three run lead to the bottom of the eighth and newly announced Canadian olympian John Ogiltree came out of the pen. He allowed three hits and one run in one third of an inning. Jordan DeJong came on and let Harrisburg tie the game with a ground out and a single.

New Hampshire looked like they had it won again in the tenth when they scored two runs on one hit, three walks and an error. Travis Thompson came on for the save but the first five hitters he faced reached base and a sac fly won it for Harrisburg.

Gustavo Chacin started and bobbed and weaved his way through five inning with ten baserunners, but only conceded two runs. The offense was led by Aaron Hill and Tyrell Godwin. Hill, fresh from being MVP of the futures game, went 3-5 with a home run and four runs scored. Godwin was 2-5 with a home run.

Game Story

Dunedin 2 Fort Myers 3 - in 10 innings

Dunedin's bat are cold right now. Dunedin have scored nine runs in their last four games. Vince Perkins started and scuffled through the first couple of innings. In the third Perkins allowed back to back jacks, but finished up retiring the last eleven in a row. Encouragingly Perkins only allowed one walk in his six innings along with five hits.

Dunedin got one back in the fifth. Miguel Negron tripled and scored on a single by Ryan Roberts. Roberts also singled in the seventh to drive in Ron Davenport with the tying run. Andy Torres pitched the seventh and eighth to preserve the tie. Bubbie Buzachero pitched a scoreless ninth but in the tenth two singles and two walks ended the game.

Dunedin had five hits on the night, two each by Miguel Negron and Ryan Roberts. When those two were not hitting there were a lot of 1-2-3 innings, eight of the ten Dunedin innings saw the minimum three batters.

Charleston 9 Lake County 0 - game 1
Charleston 2 Lake County 3 - game 2

Tom Mastny started game one and when Charleston scored four runs in the second inning the result was virtually assured. Mastny was not at his sharpest, he only went five innings giving up four hits, two walks and a hit batter.

Christian Snavely had the big stick going last night. In the second inning he doubled in two runs. In the fourth he hit a solo home run and, in the seventh, he singled in another. His line for the game was 3-4 with the double and home run. He scored one run and drove in four.

In the second inning, after Snavely's double, Joey Wolfe hit a two run home run.

Michael Galloway also had a big game, 3-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Brian Patrick and Wolfe had two hits each.

In the second game John Wesley started and was solid through three innings, but in the fourth he allowed four of five hitters to reach before he was replaced by Felix Romero. Romero allowed two more runners to score to put the Cats down 3-2. The Cats had scored two in the top of the fourth. Robinson Diaz was hit by a pitch and Joey Reiman hit a two run home run.

Other than the fourth inning the Cats struggled against Rafael Perez who started for Lake County. Perez worked 6.1 innings giving up four hits, two of which were erased on double plays. He only walked one and had eight K's.

Willie Rivera had two hits while Snavely went 0-3 with 3 K's.

Game Story

Batavia 7 Auburn 14

The game took over three and a half hours to play, Auburn had 16 hits while Batavia had 13, not a good night to be a pitcher. This was a back and forth struggle, but Auburn scored seven runs in their last two at-bats to prevail.

Vinnie Esposito went 3-5 with two doubles and a home run, scoring twie and driving in five. His home run was a two run shot in the first inning. Vinnie also doubled in the three go ahead runs in the seventh inning. Curtis Thigpen was 4-5 with two doubles, a run and two RBI's. One of his hits came on a bunt for a base hit to third. Aaron Mathews was 3-5 with three runs scored, a walk and an RBI. Chip Cannon chipped in with two hits.

Taking the pounding on the mound was Randy Dicken, four runs in 2.2 innings, and Chris Neylan one run in three innings on four hits and two walks. Eric Rico got the win, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing two unearned runs. His record is now 5-1.

Game Story

Pulaski 3 Johnson City 4

This was a tight game. Brian Grant started and pitched well allowing a single run in the fourth and in the fifth. Grant left after five innings having allowed four hits. Pulaski tied it in the sixth. Charles Anderson hit a home run and Luke Hetherington doubled in Nick Thomas who had walked.

Russell Savickas replaced Grant and pitched two strong innings with just one hit allowed.

Pulaski looked like a rookie level team in the eighth. James Pidutti came on to start the eighth and walked the lead off hitter. The next hitter attempted to sacrifice but a Pidutti error put runners at first and third. Another error by the catcher on an attempted steal allowed the runner on third to score. Aaron Tressler relieved and a single, a walk, and a passed ball, allowed the eventual winning run to score. Brian Bormaster homered in the ninth to make it a one run game. Pulaski had only five hits in the game, no hitter had two hits.

Our Three-Star Selection

Hitters day today.....
The 3rd Star: Christian Snavely, 3-4, double, home run, four RBI's
The 2nd Star: Curtis Thigpen, 4-5, two doubles, a bunt single, a run and two RBI's
The 1st Star: Vinnie Esposito, 3-5, two doubles, a home run, five RBI's, drove in Auburn's first two runs, and three more to put Auburn ahead in the seventh.