Democracy on the Diamond

Sunday, June 26 2016 @ 10:00 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Five wins in six games, only New Hampshire had a loss. Most of the wins were democratic. Every Buffalo hitter had a hit. Eight Lansing hitters reached. The bottom third of Vancouver's order scored five of their six runs. Three pitchers eached pitched three innings for the Canadians. Bluefield also used three pitchers for multiple innings. On the prospect side, Vlad Jr went deep again. Richard Urena had a a nice day as did Andy Burns. Rowdy Tellez had two hits. Anthony Alford had a big double. On the other hand, Conner Greene and Jon Harris were roughed up a bit.

Buffalo 5 Indianpolis 3

This game was tied at three all entering the eighth. Matt Dominguez led off with a single and scored when Andy Burns doubled. Melky Mesa singled in Burns for a two run lead. Indy fought back and loaded the bases with one out against Ben Rowen. The call went out for Danny Barnes who got an inning ending double play. Barnes went on to register a 1-2-3 ninth for the save.

Buffalo knocked out 15 hits with every starter having at least one. Darrell Ceciliani went 3-4 with a walk. Domonic Brown, Casey Kotchman, Burns and Dominguez each had two hits. Five players scored a run, five drove in a run. It was a democratic offense. John Anderson started and went five innings with plenty of base runners.

Harrisburg 3 New Hampshire 1

The Fisher Cats couldn't get a hit with runners in scoring position, they were 0-7. The bats were held largely silent, just eight hits, all singles. Jason Leblebijian and Rowdy Tellez each had two hits.

Taylor Cole started for New Hampshire and was decent, six hits over six innings. He gave up two runs. Tim Mayza was charged with the third run.

Dunedin 7 Lakeland 4 - Called in the sixth inning

Ex-Jay Jairo Labourt started for Lakeland but didn't survive the first inning. Four walks and three singles sent him to the showers with four runs allowed and an ERA of 6.34. Doubles from Richard Urena and Anthony Alford gave the Jays two more runs in the second inning. Urena was 2-3 with a walk and no K's. Jorge Saez also had two hits.

Conner Greene didn't pitch well and couldn't stick around long enough to get the win. Greene was pulled after four innings and 74 pitches. In those four innings six hits and four walks led to three runs. Brad Allen vultered the win by pitching one inning and giving up a home run.

West Michigan 9 Lansing 12

Lansing out slugged the Whitecaps for the win. The hitting was somewhat democratic like the Bisons. Eight hitters had hits, eight scored runs and six had RBI. John La Prise scored two and drove in three on a 2-4 day. Max Pentecost scored two and drove in two also with a 2-4 day. Juan Kelly, Connor Panas and Carl Wise also had two hits.

Jon Harris, like Greene, wasn't sharp. He was hit for seven hits and one walk in 5.2 innings. His defense didn't help, three of his five runs allowed were earned. Starlyn Suriel and Dusty Isaacs also gave up two runs each. The Lugnuts looked like they were headed for a loss, trailing by two in the eighth, before putting up seven runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Hillsboro 1 Vancouver 5

Both teams had six hits, Hillsboro had no hits with RISP, Vancouver had two. Vancouver us ed three pitchers who pitched three innings each. Luis sanchez started and gave up the only run, a solo home run. Andy Revel, seventh round pick, gave up just one hit in his outing. Mike Ellenbest, 24th round pick, have up two hits in his three innings.

The bottom third of the order scored five of the runs. Gabriel Clark was 1-3 with two runs scored, Mattingly Romanin was 1-2 with two walks and two runs scored and number nine, Deiferson Barreto was 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Lance Jones drove in two runs out of the lead off position.

Bluefield 4 Burlington 3

This was a tight game, each team had eight hits, the Bees had one home run, the Jays had two. Nick Sinay hit a solo shot in the seventh inning, Vlad Guerrero a solo shot in the eighth. Sinay had the only multi hit game, going 2-3.

Denis Diaz (age 21, from Honduras) started and went 3.1 innings. He was charged with two runs, one earned. Connor Eller, 22nd round pick, also went 3.1 innings. He had four K's. Chris Hall, 14th round, pitched the last 2.1 innings and gave up a solo home run.

Three Stars

Third Star - Richard Urena

Second Star - Nick Sinay

First Star - Andy Burns


On Saturday Emilio Guerrero had three hits with two home runs. Tayler Saucedo pitched a complete game shutout. Bo Bichette was 2-5. Reggie Pruitt had two hits. Pruitt left Sundays game after beating out a bunt single. Jose Espada was hit around.

On Friday Emilio Guerrero had three more hits with another home run. Francisco Rios had an average start. Max Pentecost also had a home run among his two hits. Bichette had two hits, Kevin Vicuna had three.Wilfri Aleton had ten K's in five innings.