Capra Puts A Cap On Hartford

Wednesday, July 14 2021 @ 03:02 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

A perfect 4-0 night for the affiliates with two one-run victories.

Buffalo 2 Lehigh Valley 1

Back-to-back RBI doubles by Logan Warmoth and Nash Knight in the seventh inning helped the Herd get past the Phillies affiliate. Cullen Large—who scored the tying run on Warmoth's double—had two hits as did Warmoth who is hitting .391 in the month of July. Knight reached base twice by drawing a walk. Kevin Smith had a base hit but Alejandro Kirk was 0-for-4.

Thomas Hatch put together five innings of one-run ball on three hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter. Ryan Borucki and Travis Bergen gave up a hit but struck out one in their shutout innings with Bergen getting the win. Curtis Taylor and Hobie Harris put up two more bagels to earn the hold and save respectively.

New Hampshire 11 Hartford 5

Vinny Capra's two-run double snapped a 5-5 tie in the seventh to help the FC's defeat the Rockies affiliate. He also had an RBI single and a two-run triple as part of a 4-for-5 night. Jordan Groshans and Otto Lopez had three-hit nights with Groshans drawing a walk. L.J. Talley belted his 5th home run of the year and added a double. Kevin Vicuña had two hits while Austin Martin was 1-for-3 with two walks and a hit by pitch.

Elvis Luciano allowed five runs in five innings but only three were earned on seven hits and two walks. He struck out four in his 80-pitch outing that included 48 strikes. Johnny Barbato walked two but struck out the side in the sixth to get the win. Joh Harris, Graham Spraker and Kyle Johnston put up donuts over the final three frames with Harris getting a hold.

Vancouver 3 Hillsboro 2

An RBI single by Eric Rivera in the eighth was the difference as the C's took round one in the 'Battle for the Boro'. Sebastian Espino had an infield RBI single and Davis Schneider socked a home run to get Vancouver on the board. Spencer Horwitz had a there-hit night and Ronny Brito had a pair. Tanner Morris had a hit and two walks.

Luis Quinones battled control problems by walking the bases loaded in the first inning but managed to escape without any runs scoring. He would walk five and give up a run on four hits but struck out five over four innings. Brandon Eisert got the win with three innings of one-run ball on three hits, a walk and a plunk while striking out three. Justin Maese locked it up with two perfect frames and struck out one to get his fourth save. Ryan Gold picked off not one but two runners at second base behind the plate.

Dunedin 9 Clearwater 1

Dunedin had 11 hits and eight walks as they laid the smackdown on the Phillies affiliate. Addison Barger homered, singled home a run, drew a walk and stole a base while Orelvis Martinez clubbed a two-run homer, his ninth of the year. Harrison Ray and Steward Berroa both had two hits and a walk with Berroa stealing two bases to give him 16 on the season. Dasan Brown was 1-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base.

Nathaneal Perez pitched the first three innings and gave up a solo home run among two hits and two walks while whiffing two. Elixon Caballero got the win with two scoreless frames. Rafael Monsion and Gabriel Ponce sandwiched Julian Valdez's two shutout innings with a goose egg of their own.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Jordan Groshans, New Hampshire

2. Thomas Hatch, Buffalo

1. Vinny Capra, New Hampshire