Tingler's Dinger

Friday, April 22 2005 @ 08:37 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mike Green

No, it's not a dirty joke nor the start of another tongue twister. When little Jayce Tingler hits a homer, it's front page news at the Box. And last night, he hit his first of the season, as the farm affiliates went 3-1 .

Syracuse 0 Pawtucket 2

Justin Miller pitched 5 shutout innings, but then faltered in the sixth inning. He surrendered a bunt single, a walk to Dave Berg and then a ground ball single to leave the bases loaded with one out for Chris Baker. Baker walked in a run, and then allowed a sacrifice fly, and that was the ballgame. Miller allowed 4 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 5 in 5.1 innings. Aside from the walk, Baker was perfect in the remaining 2.2 innings. Chad Mottola doubled and singled in 4 trips, while Eric Crozier continued his hot hitting by doubling off the wall and walking in 3 trips. Gabe Gross went 1-4 and made a fine sliding catch. The Sky Chiefs left 8 runners on in the game, most tellingly in the first inning when John-Ford Griffin grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and nobody out, and the Pawsox emerged unscathed from the inning.

Boxscore- milb.com

Syracuse Post-Standard Game Story

Binghamton 3 New Hampshire 4

Raul Tablado's 3 run homer was the key blow in a 4 run explosion by the Fisher Cats in the 3rd inning. Shaun Marcum pitched very well through 6 innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and a walk, with 5 strikeouts. In the top of the seventh, he surrendered a ground ball single and Chase Lambin's 4th homer of the season, but Ryan Houston and Lee Gronkiewicz shut the door on the B-Mets the rest of the way. Houston was particularly impressive, allowing no hits and two walks, while striking out 3 in 2 innings of work. Kevin Barker chipped in with 2 hits for the Cats.


Kevin Gray's Union Leader game story

Kevin Gray's Fisher Cat notes

Tampa 3 Dunedin 8

The D-Jays took a measure of revenge for the big club by taking an early 5-0 lead over the T-Yankees and coasting to an 8-3 victory. Jayce Tingler homered and reached base 4 times, while Ryan Roberts homered twice, singled and hit a sacrifice fly and drove in 5 runs. Roberts likes Aprils. Kurt Isenberg had his 2nd fine start on the comeback trail, going 5 innings and allowing 1 earned run on 5 hits and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts. Justin James and Brad Mumma finished up in respectable form.


West Michigan 3 Lansing 4

The Lugnuts scored a run in the ninth on 2 walks and 2 errors to break a 3-3 tie. Eric Nielsen had 3 hits, including a double and homer to lead the Lugs' offence. Juan Perez started and went 5.1 innings and allowed a solitary unearned run on 6 hits and 1 walk with 7 strikeouts. Eric Rico was hit hard in the sixth, and then Daryl Harang pitched 3 scoreless innings, with 1 hit, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts, for the win.


Mark Feather's Lansing State Journal game story

Your 3 star selection

3rd star-Eric Nielsen
2nd star-Jayce Tingler
1st star-Ryan Roberts

Today's schedule:

Syracuse (Glynn) at Scranton WB 7:00
Binghamton at New Hampshire(Ramirez)6:35
Tampa at Dunedin (D. Romero) 7:00
West Michigan at Lansing (Janssen) 6:00