Leo Breaks Out the Lumber

Wednesday, July 13 2022 @ 03:32 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Buffalo and New Hampshire lost by six but Vancouver won by seven. Dunedin's game in St. Lucie was rained out. They will try to play two today.

Iowa 8 Buffalo 2

Andrew Moore allowed a solo home run among two this over three innings but struck out two without a walk. Nick Allegyer also served up a solo shot in his three-inning stint. Mike Ellenbest did not give up a home run but he allowed two runs in the seventh to take the loss against the I-Cubs. Kyle Johnston was jolted for four runs in the eighth.

Cullen Large gave the Herd a 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the second. L.J. Talley had three hits including a triple. Stevie Berman and Jordan Groshans had two hits apiece with Berman getting a double. Spencer Horwitz drew a walk but Otto Lopez went 0-for-5.

Reading 6 New Hampshire 0

The Fightin' Phils scored twice off Luis Quiñones in the fourth for the only runs they would need for the win. Quiñones pitched 5-1/3 innings and allowed three runs on six hits and a hit by pitch but his K/BB total was 6-1. Andrew Bash allowed a Quiñones runner to score and gave up three runs in 1-1/3 innings. Thomas Ruwe stranded a runner and pitched 1-2/3 shutout innings with two strikeouts.

Addison Barger struck out in his first two Double-A at-bats before singling in his next two. Orelvis Martinez was also on base twice with a hit and a walk. Cam Eden doubled while Davis Schneider and John Aiello singled.

Vancouver 10 Hillsboro 3

The C's broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth and poured it on late to hammer the Diamondbacks affiliate. Miguel Hiraldo doubled home a pair of runs in the sixth to give the C's their first lead after tying the game in the fourth with a sacrifice fly. Hugo Cardona homered to begin the seventh. Leo Jiménez went 3-for-4 with four RBI by doubling home a first inning run, adding a sac fly in the seventh and singling home two more in the eighth. Zach Britton drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth, his second free pass along with a double. Riley Tirotta had two doubles in his return to the C's lineup. Damiano Palmegiani singled and walked. Garrett Spain singled and threw out a runner at first base at part of a 9-3 double play.

Nick Frasso gave up two runs in three innings in his Nat Bailey Stadium debut. One of the runs was unearned but the other was a solo home run. He had two strikes on eight different hitters but could only manage one strikeout while walking one. Frasso did reach 100 miles per hour on the radar gun and was also up to 98. Sean Wymer got the win by scattering two hits and a walk over three shutout frames. Juan Nuñez served up a solo dinger in the seventh. Jol Concepcion walked a couple but struck out three over two innings to earn his fourth save.

*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. L.J. Talley, Buffalo

2. Miguel Hiraldo, Vancouver

1. Leo Jiménez, Vancouver