The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Friday, May 30 2008 @ 11:31 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The good: John Parrish whose six shutout innings lead the Chiefs to an easy win.  JP Arencibia who stayed red-hot with three hits.  And Marc Rzepczynski and Edgar Estanga who combined on a shutout.

The bad: Gustavo Chacin who gave up six runs in 3.2 innings putting Dunedin in a hole they couldn't get out of.

The ugly: Ricky Romero, eight hits and six runs allowed in three innings, as well as Jamie Vermilyea who followed Romero by giving up eight runs in 2.2 innings, ruining a 16 hit outburst by the offense.

Norfolk 0  Syracuse 7

John Parrish was terrific, two hits allowed over six shutout innings.  Brian Wolfe pitched a scoreless seventh and Brandon League added two perfect innings. 

The Chiefs scored twice in the first inning, Wayne Lydon and Danny Sandoval singled and were driven in by a Russ Adams double.

In the fifth Eric Kratz and Lydon singled and after a wild pitch Adams was intentionally walked.  That strategy backfired when Hector Luna was hit by a pitch and Chip Cannon singled in two more to make it 5-0.  Kratz added a two run home run in the sixth.

The Chiefs had eleven hits, Sandoval, Lydon, Pedro Lopez and Kratz had two each.

Portland 15  New Hampshire 10

Ricky Romero walked the first hitter of the game who later scored but his troubles really came in the second inning.  In that frame Romero allowed five runs and five hits, three of them doubles.  After allowing two more hits in the third Romero was done, three innings pitched, eight hits allowed. 

But the Fisher Cats battled back with seven runs in the third inning, and all without an extra base hit.  Six singles, two walks and an error generated the runs, Chris Gutierrez had two singles in the inning.  New Hampshire added another run on two hits in the fourth and the score was 8-6 New Hampshire.

Jamie Vermilyea is really struggling right now, he added fuel to the fire by allowing eight runs in 2.2 innings and the Fisher Cats were in a 14-8 hole and could never get back into it.

New Hampshire had sixteen hits (Portland had 21), Ryan Patterson was 3-3, Travis Snider and Scott Campbell each had two hits.

Lakeland 11  Dunedin 5

Gustavo Chacin had another shaky start, he allowed six runs through 3.2 innings.

Dunedin had taken the lead in the first inning, red-hot JP Arencibia singled, Brian Dopirak hit a double and Brad Emaus drove them both in with another two bagger.  Arencibia then doubled in two runs in the fifth and singled in another run in the seventh.

Reidier Gonzalez pitched 4.1 shutout innings but Connor Falkenbach gave up five runs in the ninth.
The Jays had ten hits, Arencibia and Emaus had three each.  

Great Lakes 0  Lansing 1

Lansing scored in the first inning, Justin Jackson started with a double, John Tolisano singled him to third and Jackson scored on a ground-out.

That run was enough as Marc Rzepczynski went five shutout innings giving up seven hits, no walks, with six K's.  Edgar Estanga came on in relief and pitched four shutout innings himself.

Lansing had only four hits, Tolisano was 3-3 including a double and a triple. 

3 star selection

3rd star - John Tolisano
2nd star - Marc Rzepczynski and Edgar Estanga
1st star - John Parrish