While the bats on the big club boomed, they fell silent for the farm affiliates on a 1-4 night.
Syracuse 2 Ottawa 3-14 innings
The Lynx scored the winning run after loading the bases with two out when Russ Adams' flip to second was too late. It had been a pitcher's duel, with the Sky Chiefs hitless after the 5th inning. Adams homered earlier, and Guillermo Quiroz doubled twice in six PAs and made some fine blocks with runners on third. Jorge Sequea walked three times. Mike Smith started and went six strong innings, allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Mike Nakamura and Bob File pitched effectively for 3 and 2 innings, respectively. Jason Kershner allowed 7 baserunners in 2.2 innings and took the loss.
Syracuse Post-Standard game story
New Hampshire-New Britain doubleheader, rained out
Clearwater 4 Dunedin 6
The D-Jays rallied for 5 runs in the eighth inning for the victory. The D-Jays had 4 singles and a walk in the inning, and two Clearwater errors played a key part. Vito Chiaravallotti, Raul Tablado and Jose Yepez each reached base 3 times in 4 PAs to lead the offence. Tommi Ozuna received the spot start and went 5 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, with 1 strikeout. Andy Torres and Bubbie Buzachero went 3 and 1 innings respectively, while each surrendering a run.
Charleston 1 Hagerstown 6
The Alley Cats could manage only 2 hits, while trying to overcome an early 5-0 deficit. Kurt Isenberg started and went 5 innings, and gave up 5 runs, 4 earned, on 7 hits and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. Jeremy Harper pitched effectively for 2 innings, and Mark Sopko gave up a run on 2 hits in the eighth. Juan Peralta reached base 3 times in 4 plate appearances.
Auburn 2 Batavia 3
The Mud-Dogs scored a run in the 7th off Jayson Rodriguez to break a 2-2 tie. Zach Jackson started for the Doubledays and went 3.1 innings, surrendering 2 earned runs on 5 hits and 1 walk with 2 strikeouts. Joey McLaughlin Jr. went 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing 3 baserunners and punching 3 tickets. Kyle Yates threw a scoreless eighth inning, aided by a double play. Brian Hall reached base 3 times to lead the Doubleday offence. Aaron Matthews singled and doubled in 5 trips.
Auburn Citizen game report
Burlington 10 Pulaski 4
The P-Jays could not mount an offence until the game was out of hand. Brian Grant started and went 6 fair innings, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned on 7 hits and no walks with 4 punchouts. James Pidutti, Edward Rodriguez and Joseph Charron struggled in relief. Yuber Rodriguez and Eugenio Velez each reached base 3 times.
Three star selection
3rd star-Guillermo Quiroz, two doubles and some good D
2nd star-Brian Hall and Yuber Rodriguez, on base 3 times, great years
1st star-Raul Tablado, on base 3 times in a win, great year