The top level affiliates all lost but the bottom half all won for a 3-3 Monday night. New Hampshire had the night off. Bluefield's game was rained out.
Danny Jansen had a hit and a walk. Gregorio Petit had the lone extra-base hit and Jon Berti had a single. Christian Lopes, Dwight Smith Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez heard ball four once.
Joe Biagini took the loss by giving up two runs over three innings on three hits while striking out one. Five of his eight outs in play were on the ground. Chris Rowley finished up with five innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk. His strikeout and groundout totals were five apiece.
Dunedin Blue Jays
Connor Panas had three hits, including his 11th home run of the year. Juan Kelly had two hits but the most exciting news of all was Chris Coghlan getting a base hit and a base on balls before Josh Almonte replaced him and picked up a pinch-single. Bo Bichette had a hit and a stolen base. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had the night off.
Tayler Saucedo was slapped around for four runs in 2-2/3 innings and Daniel Lietz had a tough time of it by allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning on two hits, two walks and two hit by pitches. Adonys Cardona stranded two of three runners and did not allow a run of his own over 1-2/3 innings. Geno Encina was bombed for a three-run homer and a solo dinger over three innings.
Rodrigo Orozco, Nash Knight and Javier Hernandez all had a couple of hits. Orozco walked while Knight took one for the team and drove in a pair.
Osman Gutierrez gave up three runs over six frames on seven hits (including a home run) while walking and striking out three. Denis Diaz overcame a hit and two walks with one strikeout over two scoreless innings. Neither Gutierrez or Diaz could shut down the running game as they allowed six stolen bases between them.
Norberto Obeso had a home run and a double and Logan Warmoth had two hits, three RBI as part of a 14-hit attack. Matt Morgan doubled and tripled, Kacy Clemens had two hits and Brock Lundquist had three.
Nate Pearson had two scoreless frames with a punchout. Brody Rodning gave up five runs but only two were earned as he got the victory. Grayson Huffman pitched 1-1/3 innings of shutout ball. Chris Hall gave up an unearned marker in the eighth while Jake Fishman put up a zero in the ninth.
GCL Blue Jays
Otto Lopez had three hits, including a triple, while the other four hits were split evenly between Dominic Abbadessa and Yhordegny Kelly, who contributed a double apiece. Abbadessa was also hit by a pitch.
Maverik Buffo cruised through five shutout innings of two-hit ball, striking out seven and getting four groundouts for a Game Score of 73. Emerson Jimenez also dominiated with two shutout innings of one-hit ball in which he struck out five. Anderson Nunez was nicked for an unearned run before Connor Law struck out one in the ninth to get the save.
DSL Blue Jays
Rafael Lantigua doubled, singled and walked at the top of the order. Steward Berroa and Hector Guerrero walked twice each with Berroa stealing a base.
Naswell Paulino earned the win with five shutout innings on just three hits while striking out four. Yohandy Martir struck out two in two shutout frames, Rafael Monsion also struck two in the eighth and Yunior Hinojosa locked down the goose egg in the ninth to collect the save.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Norberto Obeso, Vancouver
2. Connor Panas, Dunedin
1. Maverik Buffo, GCL Blue Jays