Banks win; what else is new?

Sunday, June 19 2005 @ 10:00 AM EDT

Contributed by: Mike Green

Lots new, actually. New Hampshire and Lansing won, while Syracuse played 14 innings to no avail. Suspended games are so unsatisfying.

Syracuse 5 Charlotte 5 suspended,rain

The Chiefs and Knights went 14 innings toe-to-toe, but no victor was declared in their duel. Dave Bush started and went 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 6 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Brandon League moved to the pen, and allowed the tying run in the 7th inning. Spike Lundberg, Adrian Burnside, Matt Duff, Matt Whiteside (who surrendered a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the 12th), and Jason Arnold all took the horsehide for brief periods. Kevin Barker hit a 3 run homer early, along with a RBI single to put the Chiefs ahead in the top of the 12th. John-ford Griffin hit a solo homer.

Trenton 1 New Hampshire 4

Josh Banks silenced the Thunder on 4 hits in 6 solid innings of work. Banks walked one and struck out 6. Jesse Carlson,Jamie Vermilyea , and Lee Gronkiewicz each pitched a solid of inning of relief. The bullpen only allowed a solitary hit, no walks and struck out 3. The top of the lineup produced most of the F-Cat offence. Leadoff hitter Miguel Negron singled, walked and scored 2 runs and drove in another. Ryan Roberts singled, doubled and walked in 4 trips, and drove in 2. Brad Hassey doubled twice in three trips.

New Hampshire Union Leader game story

Dunedin-day off due to FSL All-Star break

Lansing 4 Fort Wayne 2

Kyle Yates dominated for the second straight start, this time with 10 punchouts in 6 innings of work. He did surrender both Wizards runs on 6 hits, including a homer, and 2 walks. Po-Hsuan Keng and Jeremy Harper finished up in fine style. Christian Snavely had 3 hits to lead the Lugnut attack, while David Corrente and Yuber Rodriguez each singled and doubled in 4 trips. The go-ahead run scored in the 5th inning courtesy of 2 errors by 1st overall pick in the 2004 draft Matt Bush.

Lansing State Journal game story

3-star selection

3rd star-Kyle Yates, 10 Ks in 6 innings
2nd star-Kevin Barker, more pop from the vet
1st star-Josh Banks, back on track in New Hampshire