Several players had their first pro home runs in the GCL yesterday as the affiliates went 4-2 on the day.
Syracuse 3 @ Norfolk 4
Besides JFG the Chief bats were quiet last night. Griffin had a triple and double in 4 ABs, scoring 2 runs and driving in the third.
It was a bullpen game for Syracuse. Crowell started, giving up 2 runs in 3.1 innings. Brandon League gave up the other 2 runs in a single inning of work (1 earned).
New Hampshire 9 @ Portland 4
NH broke open a 4-4 tie with a 5 spot in the 7th inning. The big blow was a Ryan Patterson grand slam who was 3-4 that also included a double.
Kyle Yates started and put up a Towers-like line: 5.2 innings, 4 runs, 9 hits, 1 HR, 0 BB, 3 Ks. Seth Overbey pitched 3 scoreless innings for the save. His ERA in NH is now 1.72, although his K/BB is poor.
Dunedin 3 @ Sarasota 6
The D-Jays managed just 5 hits on the night. However, two of those were HRs - one by Kyle Phillips and the other by Cory Patton. Patton also had a double on the night.
Trias started for Dunedin and gave up all 6 runs, although just 3 were earned as the D-Jays had 3 errors on the night.
South Bend 3 @ Lansing 6
Sean Shoffit led the Nut offense with 2 doubles in 4 ABs. Travis Snider went 0-3 with 2 walks.
Rey Gonzalez started and gave up 3 runs in the first two innings before settling down and pitching 3 scoreless innings after that. Pinto & Martin pitched the final 4 innings to secure the win.
Mahoning Valley 6 @ Auburn 9
Auburn scores 9 runs - you'd expect a few good hitting lines. However, Barron Frost had 2 hits and Emaus had a HR. No other Doubleday had 2 hits or an extra base hit on the night.
Starter Luis Perez gave up 5 runs in 4 innings.
Jays 13 @ Braves 0
James Dougher pitched 5 scoreless innings, giving up just 2 hits and one walk while striking out 5. Cook & Leffler each pitched 2 scoreless innings.
Three of the HS players the Jays drafted this year each had their first pro HRs - Kevin Ahrens, Eric Eiland, and Mike McDade. Ahrens had 3 hits in all as well as Bartolo Nicholas. Jon Del Campo had a single and double. John Tolisano had a hit and 2 walks.
3 - Cory Patton
2 - Kevin Ahrens
1 - Ryan Patterson