A thriller in Syracuse, Romero and Cannon star for New Hampshire, Dunedin hits but loses, an almost-familiar face is at the center of things in West Michigan and the Doubledays show they can pitch.
Scranton Wilkes-Barre 5 @ Syracuse 6 (15) - Box Score
Jordan de Jong and Francisco Rosario pitched six hitless innings, combining for ten strikeouts. Jamie Vermilyea came in for the 15th inning and former Blue Jay Pedro Swann hit a homerun to leadoff the inning and the game looked lost. Turnabout is fair play and Sergio Santos did the same to tie the game back up. Mike Mahoney singled, Wayne Lydon failed to get the sacrifice down and Lydon ended up on first with one out. He stole second and Luis Figueroa singled him home with the winning run.
Probable September call-up Adam Lind didnít play. I donít think thatís a sign of anything though, as he seems likely to be among the second batch of promotions, so he can continue to play everyday in Triple-A over the weekend. No SkyChief had more than one hit.
Connecticut 3 @ New Hampshire 7- Box Score
The offensive star of the game was Chip Cannon, who hit a 3-run homer in the first, walked in the third, hit a solo homer in the fifth and was intentionally walked in the seventh. Dustin Majewski and Tony Miller each had a couple of hits and Ryan Patterson had a double and a sacrifice fly.
Clearwater 8 @ Dunedin 7 - Box Score
Several D-Jays had fine offensive nights. Ron Davenport went 1-4, but his one hit was a grand slam in Dunedinís six run fifth inning. The other two runs scored on a two-run shot from Christian Snavely, who went 2-4 with a double, as well. Aaron Matthews went 3-5 with a 2B and an RBI. Josh Kreuzer went 1-2 with 2 BBs.
Lansing 3 @ West Michigan 4 - Box Score
Jamestown 0 @ Auburn 1 - Box Score
Auburn scored in the bottom of the seventh on a Scott Campbell walk and a Matthew Liuzza double. It was a good thing that Campbell was sent home on the hit and not held at third, as the next three batters all struck out. Liuzza picked up the only two hits of the game for the Doubledays as the Jammers pitchers were very impressive, particularly starter Kyle Winters who threw six innings of one-hit ball.
3 star selection
3rd star Ė David Hicks, 2-3, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB, 3 TB and Jordan deJong 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
2nd star Ė Christian Snavely, 2-4, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 8 TB
1st star Ė Chip Cannon, 2-2, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 4 RBI, 8 TB