The Sandman Puts Pawtucket to Bed

Wednesday, July 02 2008 @ 10:28 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

A couple of wins and a couple of rain-outs.  Syracuse won in the ninth with a manufactured run courtesy of Wayne Lydon and Danny Sandoval.  The GCL Jays had a big win with an assist to Robinzon Diaz.  Ricky Romero pitched five good innings, out of six.  That "other" inning gave him the loss.  Auburn lost despite a couple of hits from David Cooper.  Lasning will take a 4-0 lead into the fourth inning when they resume play today. 

Syracuse 6  Pawtucket 5

The Chiefs won the game with a run in the ninth with a manufactured run.  With two outs wayne Lydon walked, then stole second and went to third on a throwing error.  Danny Sandoval drove in the winning run with a bunt single to third.  With two outs it was a gutsy play.  Brian Wolfe got the win with a four out appearance.  Bill Murphy started but gave up five runs in five innings. 

Lydon and Sandoval each had RBI singles in the second inning, Eric Kratz homered in the fourth.  Sandoval was 3-5 with 2 RBI's.

New Hampshire 3  Connecticut 4

New Hampshire took a 2-0 lead in the second when Jacob Butler and JP Arencibia hit back-to-back jacks.  In the fifth new Cat Andrew Pinckney tripled and scored on a single by Scott Campbell.  Ricky Romero had cruised through four innings but gave up four runs in the fifth through six singles.  Romero went six innings and took the loss.

New Hampshire had seven hits, Pinckney was 3-3, Arencibia had two.

Dunedin at Sarasota - postponed

Lansing 4  South Bend 0 - postponed after three innings

This game will be completed Thursday.  Jon Jaspe was 2-2 with a double and a home run, Kevin Ahrens also had two hits.  Brien Letko pitched three perfect innings.

Auburn 2  Oneonta 5

Matthew Wright and Dan O'Brien pitched well, holding Oneonta to one run over seven innings.  Auburn took a 2-0 lead in the fifth, David Cooper drove in both runs with a double.  In the bottom of the eighth Justin Cryer gave up four runs and took the loss.

Cooper and Joel Collins had two hits each.

GCL Jays 9  GCL Phillies 4

An offensive explosion for the junior Jays.  Robby Diaz went 4-5 with a home run on his rehab assignment.  Tyler Pastornicky, Wellinton Ramirez and Justin McClanahan had two hits each, McClanahan hit his second home run.

3 star selection

3rd star - Wayne Lydon
2nd star - David Cooper
1st star - Danny Sandoval