Yesterday the affiliates were short of hits. On Sunday several affiliates were again not hitting, but that didn't stop the winning. Buffalo had only six hits, and lost. New Hampshire had four hits across two games but split the doubleheader. They scored six runs on three hits and two runs on one hit. Dunedin scored seven runs on five hits and won. Vancouver scored 13 runs on 13 hits and won, being the exception to the lowly hits club.
Durham 6 Buffalo 2
New Hampshire 6 Somerset 3 - game one
New Hampshire 3 Somerset 2 - game two
Everett 8 Vancouver 13
Clearwater 3 Dunedin 7
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
Thomas Hatch had pitched four shutout innings but then fell apart in the fifth. He gave up six runs in that inning including two home runs.
Samad Taylor went 1-4, the one being a solo home run. LJ Talley and Josh Fuentes had two hits each. Jordan Groshans hasn't played in a couple of games but also has not been placed on the IL.
In game one of New Hampshire's doubleheader, they scored six runs on three hits. Luis De Los Santos scored three with a double in the first inning. The bases were loaded on two walks and a hit batter, so one hit, three runs. In the fourth a balk and a wild pitch scored two runs. Phil Clarke homered for the sixth run.
Game one was essentially a bullpen game. Paxton Schultz started and was pulled after 2.2 innings having thrown 62 pitches.
In game two New Hampshire got their only hit in the seventh inning. After an error Rafael Lantigua doubled. Their two runs then scored on a sac fly and a wild pitch. Maximo Castillo went four innings, gave up two runs, and took the loss. He needed 87 pitches.
Moving on to Dunedin, the Jays scored seven runs of which three were earned. Two runs scored on errors. Gabriel Martinez homered, his third. Roque Salinas was 2-3 with three RBI.
Trenton Wallace started and went three shutout innings. Rafael Ohashi was charged with all three Clearwater runs, but all were unearned. That's not to say he was sharp, five hits and three walks in three innings.
We'll finish with the best hitters of the weekend. Leo Jimenez went 3-3 with a walk. One of his hits was a triple. His average is up to .246. Mac Mueller was 2-3 with two walks and drove in four. Riley Tirotta had two hits, one a double, and drove in three. PK Morris had two hits and two walks. Davis Schneider had one hit, a two run home run.
Trent Palmer started for the C's and also wasn't sharp. He surrendered nine hits and six runs in four innings.
Third Star - Leo Jimenez
Second Star - Roque Salinas
First Star - Mac Mueller