Overbay, Overbey, Overpower Opponents; Snider Cycles

Saturday, July 07 2007 @ 10:32 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Travis Snider went 5-5 including hitting for the cycle.  Lyle Overbay hit a grand slam and a double and looks to be ready for the big leagues.  Brett Cecil is human, he gave up a couple of runs.  Yohermyn Chavez hit a big home run, Shawn Scobee also hit a grand slam.

Syracuse 1  Richmond 12

Victor Zambrano gave up five runs in four innings, Jim Crowell gave up six runs in 1.1 innings.  The Chiefs had only three hits.

Portland 4  New Hampshire 6

Lyle Overbay doubled in a run in the fifth and hit a grand slam in the sixth.  Eric Fowler gave up three runs in five innings.  The lead off hitter in the sixth singled and Fowler was replaced by Seth Overbey who induced and double play to eliminate the threat.  Overbay was 2-4 with five RBI's.  Sergio Santos, Chip Cannon and David Smith also had two hits each.  Tracey Thorpe finished with 1.2 hitless innings.  In his last ten appearances Thorpe has pitched 12 innings, allowed six hits, five walks, two runs, and has 14 punch-outs.  He might be ready for AAA.

Dunedin 1  Tampa 10

Kristian Bell gave up seven runs in four innings.  Dunedin had only three hits, one of them was a home run from Anthony Hatch.

Lansing 9  Fort Wayne 3

In the first inning Travis Snider homered with one on.  In the third he tripled in a run.  In the fifth inning Snider doubled, in the seventh he singled to complete the cycle and in the ninth he singled again to make it a 5-5 night.  Kyle Ginley pitched 5.1 innings allowing a home run among his three hits.

Aberdeen 5  Auburn 10

JP Arencibia hit a solo home run in the first, Shawn Scobee hit a grand slam in the sixth to power Auburn to a win over Cal's team.  Brett Cecil gave up two runs on six hits in five innings.  Among the six hits were two triples and a home run.  Shawn Scobee and Victor Santana each had three hits.

Gulf Coast Blue Jays 4  GC Indians 3

Heading to the ninth the Jays were down 3-1 and were being outhit 9-3.  John Tolisano and Balbino Fuenmayor walked and Yohermyn Chavez homered to put the Jays up 4-3.  Joel Carreno started and gave up one run in five innings.

3 star selection

3rd star - Yohermyn Chavez
2nd star - Shawn Scobee
1st star - Travis Snider

Sorry Lyle, we expect major leaguers to dominate AA.