Lots of Positives

Saturday, June 11 2022 @ 07:05 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Evert team picked up a win, except Dunedin. The FCL Jays won two. Pitching was the bright spot of the night. Casey Lawrence, Hayden Juenger, Nick Fraze, Ricky Tiedemann all had good appearances. The exception was Dahian Santos who had a bump on his way to a promotion. Some lesser ranked hitters had good nights. John Aiello, Spencer Horwitz, Miguel Hiraldo, Yhoangel Aponte and Tyler Keenan had multi hit games.

Worcester 1 Buffalo 4

New Hampshire 4 Binghamton 0

Vancouver 4 Tri-City 1 - game one

Vancouver 0 Tri-City 1 - game two, suspended in third inning

Lakeland 7 Dunedin 1

FCL Tigers 2 FCL Blue Jays 3 - game one

FCL Blue Jays 7 FCL Tigers 3 - game two, 5.5 innings

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

The Bisons might be short of starting pitchers right now but Casey Lawrence, Maximo Castillo and Thomas Hatch have a good competition going in the next guy to be called up race. Lawrence threw seven innings with just an unearned run on his record. He struck out seven and allowed five hits.

Nate Lukes got the scoring started with a two run home run in the first. He picked up a third RBI the hard way, by getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Tanner Morris and Stevie Berman also had two hits. Jordan Groshans was 0-4 and is hitting .148 in June. He has cooled off after a hot start. He is not striking out too much, just the BABIP gods catching up to him.

Hayden Juenger and Nick Fraze piggy-backed through seven shutout innings. Juenger went four with five K's, Fraze three with four K's. John Aiello drove in the first three runs with a single in the fifth, a single in the seventh and a double in the ninth. He scored the fourth run on a balk.

Spencer Horwitz was 2-3 with two walks. Horwitz is hitting .391 in June wih ten walks and six K's. That bumped him up to the third spot in the lineup, Orlevis dropped to four. He is hitting .154 in June.

Ricky Tiedemann started game one for the C's. As usual he shut down the opposition, five shutout innings, 84 pitches. He did allow three hits, all in the same inning. The bases were loaded with one out but no problem, he struck out the next two hitters. In total he struck out nine.

Davis Schneider homered in the first inning to make it 1-0. He walked and scored in the third inning, followed by a Miguel Hiraldo two run home run. Hiraldo was 2-3 as was the "hew guy" Tyler Keenan.

Naswell Paulino started game two and in the third inning Tri-City loaded the bases with no one out. A single scored a run and then the rains came. The C's did not have a hit through three innings. As the rains came Leo Jimenez left the game with what was reported as a hand injury.

In Dunedin Dahian Santos had a rough start. In the first inning he hit the first batter, got an out, walked the third hitter, walked the fourth and hit the fifth. Two singles made it 4-0 for the Tigers. In the third inning a lead off double was followed by a walk and two more runs scored in the inning. That was it for Santos, three innings, six runs. Sean Wymer continued his rehab by throwing two shutout innings.

The Jays had to face Jackson Jobe, the third overall pick last season. He held the Jays to one run over five innings. The Jays had just four hits in the game.

In the FCL Yhoangel Aponte, who is on some top 30 lists, was 2-2 with a walk and hit his first home run in the first game. In game two the Jays scored seven with four hits. 13 walks helped out a bit. Irv Carter started game two. He cruised through two innings. A lead off walk in the third came around to score. Three singles in the fourth led to two more runs. It was his first official start so we will wait to see how he does next time.

Three Stars

Third Star - Miguel Hiraldo

Second Star - Casey Lawrence

First Star - John Aiello