Give 'Em Eller, Connor!
Wednesday, July 11 2018 @ 12:02 AM EDT
Contributed by: #2JBrumfield
The #BlueJays affiliates won three of four Tuesday. Buffalo and New Hampshire are off due to the All-Star break. Lansing and Vancouver had the day off. The DSL Blue Jays were rained out.
Dunedin 6 Clearwater 0
David Jacob went deep, drew a walk and was plunked. Riley Adams and Rodrigo Orozco had two hits each with Orozco driving in a pair of runs. Brock Lundquist had a double and an RBI and is hitting .524 so far.
Connor Eller permitted just five hits and a hit by pitch over 5-2/3 innings of shutout ball. He struck out four and divided his 10 outs in play evenly on the ground and in the air. Jonathan Cheshire stranded two runners on the way to two shutout innings and Jackson McClelland racked up three K's in getting the last four outs.
Princeton 6 Bluefield 4
A two-run triple by D.J. Neal and a two-run double by Hagen Danner in the first did not hold up as the Rays broke a 4-4 tie with runs in their final two at-bats. Neal, Cal Stevenson, Dominic Abbadessa and Rafael Lantigua all had two hits on the night with Stevenson and Abbadessa stealing a base. Stevenson also had a walk.
Claudio Galva gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings on eight hits and a walk. He served up two homers but struck out four and got nine outs on the dirt. Adams Cuevas gave up two runs on five hits over the final two frames for the loss.
GCL Blue Jays 11 GCL Braves 0
The Jays pulled away in this one by scoring in their final four at-bats, including a six-run eighth. Leonardo Jimenez, Hector Guerrero, Joseph Reyes and Addison Barger all had a couple of hits apiece. Reyes homered while Jimenez doubled and drove in three. Dalton Pompey was 0-for-2 with a walk before being replaced. Jordan Groshans was 0-for-5.
Juan Diaz gave up a hit and a walk and struck out five over six shutout innings for the win. The outfield was kept busy by Diaz as they caught nine of the 12 outs put into play. Williams Moreno struck out two over two innings and Luis Alvarez worked the ninth to keep the run of bagels going on the linescore.
The two teams also finished off a June 30 game in which the G-Jays prevailed 7-5 in 12 innings. Run-scoring doubles by Warnel Valdez and Steward Berroa were the difference. Nicolas Medina surrendered an unearned run over four frames for the win. Gaudy Ramirez got the save with two strikeouts in the 12th.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Cal Stevenson, Bluefield
2. Rodrigo Orozco, Dunedin
1. Connor Eller, Dunedin