Cookie Gets a Cookie, Again

Sunday, June 12 2022 @ 07:48 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Zac Cook came to the plate in the eighth inning with New Hampshire losing. Cook took a 3-0 pitch deep to turn a one run deficit into a two run lead. That was good for the win. Buffalo won with Thomas Hatch dominating. Damiano Palmegiani almost cycled as Dunedin won. Vancouver lost two.

Worcester 1 Buffalo 4

New Hampshire 7 Binghamton 5

Vancouver 3 Tri-City 4 - game one, 8 innings

Vancouver 1 Tri-City 3 - game two

Lakeland 1 Dunedin 8

FCL Blue Jays - rained out

This is what I noted from yesterday's games.

Thomas Hatch went 6.1 shutout innings with seven K's. As mentioned yesterday, Hatch, Lawrence and Castillo have a good battle going for best starter. Adrian Hernandez gave up a home run in the ninth. It looked to be on a high fastball that wasn't high enough.

Seven singles for the Bisons. Samad Taylor had two as did Chavez Young. Tanner Morris singled to drive in two runs.

Trailing 5-4 in the eighth, the Binghamton pitcher walked two hitters bringing up Zac Cook. The count went to 3-0 and you assume he is taking the pitch, right? Wrong, Cook swatted a three run home run to make it 7-5. Earlier Spencer Horwitz and Orelvis Martinez went deep back to back in the first inning. Orelvis also drove in a run his second time up. He was 2-4. John Aiello stayed hot with two more hits.

Adam Kloffenstein started. In the third back to back doubles conceded a run. In the fourth back to back singles led to a second run. In the third a walk and a hit batter with one spelled the end of the night for Kloff. Marcus Reyes came on and let both runners score. Tough on Kloff, four runs allowed in 4.1 innings.

The first Vancouver game was a continuation of the suspended game from yesterday. Naswell Paulino had been the starter. Trailing 3-0 in the sixth Davis Schneider doubled in a run. In the seventh Tyler Keenan hit his first Vancouver home run, his 4th in total, to make it a one run game. A couple of walks and a fielders choice let the C's tie the game. Off to extras.

In the eighth the C's were unable to score. Tri-City were able to get a bunt down for a single and with two outs an infield single brought the winning run home. In other words Tri-City scored in the eighth without getting a ball out of the infield.

All the scoring in game two came in the fourth inning. Davis Schneider doubled and scored on a ground out to give the C's the lead. In the bottom half, Tri-City had two on with two outs. A double and single scored three to make it a 3-1 game. That was it for starter Hunter Gregory. He went 3.2 and gave up those three runs on six hits. Jimmy Robbins came on in relief for his high A debut and was perfect over 2.1 innings with four strikeouts.

Damiano Palmegiani was a triple short of the cycle. He is hitting .350 in June. He has picked up the slack from Gabriel Martinez's injury.

Rafael Ohashi went five innings with five K's. He allowed an unearned run.

Three Stars

Third Star - Zac Cook

Second Star - Thomas Hatch

First Star - Damiano Palmegiani