After a big game on Friday, Cam Eden had another big game on Saturday. His hitting and base stealing were key to New Hampshire's win. Andres Sosa had a big night too, for Vancouver this time as they won a close game. Buffalo and Dunedin lost.
Buffalo 1 Scranton 5
Richmond 3 New Hampshire 6
Tri-City 5 Vancouver 6
Dunedin 1 Lakeland 3
FCL Phillies 1 FCL Blue Jays 2
This is what I noted from yesterday's games.
Casey Lawrence went five innings and allowed four runs. The Bisons had just five hits with, who else but Nate Lukes having two. Spencer Horwitz has now missed three straight games but is not on the IL.
Andrew Moore had his longest start of the season for New Hampshire, 5.1 innings, six hits, six K's, no walks or runs.
Luis De Los Santos homered in the first inning and that held up until Richmond tied it in the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh the hot Cam Eden, who was 2-2, walked. He stole second and third to give him 20 steals on the season. Sebastian Espino doubled Eden home. After a walk to Ryan Gold and a wild pitch Addison Barger singled both runners home but was thrown out at second. De Los Santos followed with a single, Orelvis doubled and John Aiello brought them both home with a single. 6-1 for New Hampshire. Eden, Aiello, Espino and De Los Santos each had two hits.
Trenton Wallace had trouble in the first inning for Vancouver. He walked the bases loaded but escaped without allowing a run. He did use 31 pitches, 15 strikes. But he came back out for the second inning and walked the lead off hitter. He escaped but walked another in the third. Five walks in three innings and 67 pitches. On the positive side he didn't allow a hit. Wallace returned for the fourth but after a double, another walk and a hit batter he departed. Naswell Paulino came on and allowed all three runners to score. When he pitched for his own account Paulino didn't allow another hit as he shut down Tri-City for three of his own innings.
Leo Jimenez singled in two runs in the second inning. Andres Sosa hit a two run home run in the fifth. With the C's down 5-4, Sosa doubled in the tying run in the seventh and then Jimenez hit a sac fly in the eighth for the winning run. Sosa was 3-3 with three RBI. Jimenez also drove in three. Dasan Brown and Garrett Spain each had two hits. Brown was caught stealing for the first time in high A.
The new hitters, Dylan Rock and Peyton Williams, each had a hit and a walk. Rock's hit was a triple. The Jays had six hits, Rikelbin De Castro and Angel Del Rosario had two each. Dunedin were without Rainer Nunez and Gabriel Martinez who were on their way to Vancouver.
Dahian Santos started. He did strike out eight in 4.2 innings but he gave up three runs on fours hits and three walks. TJ Brock, this years sixth round draft pick, pitched a clean inning with two K's.
The FCL Jays had just three hits. One of them was a two run double by Manuel Beltre that proved to be enough for the win.
Third Star - Luis De Los Santos
Second Star - Cam Eden
First Star - Andres Sosa