Nunez & Dominguez Dominate Hillsboro
Wednesday, May 03 2023 @ 12:52 AM EDT
Contributed by: #2JBrumfield
Buffalo lost by a run, Vancouver won big and Dunedin lost big. New Hampshire's game was rained out.
Harrisburg at New Hampshire, PPD - Doubleheader Thursday
Vancouver 8 Hillsboro 1
Fort Myers 7 Dunedin 2
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Alan Roden 2-5, 2B, Diving catch in RF
2. Michael Dominguez, Vancouver - 5IP 2H 0R/ER 4BB 8K - W
1. Rainer Nuņez, Vancouver 4-for-4, 3B, 2RBI
Mitch White was not great. He gave up three runs, including a home run, on three hits, two walks and two hit by pitches in 2-2/3 innings. Thomas Hatch was also not great, coughing up four runs in 1-2/3 innings for the blown save and loss. Jordan Luplow hit a grand slam and got an assist in right field after throwing out a runner at second. Davis Schneider swatted his fourth homer of the year. Cam Eden had two hits and stole his 10th base of the year. Wynton Bernard had two hits, two walks and a stolen base.
Alan Roden had a base hit and scored the first run and added a hustle double. He also made a nice diving catch with runners on the corners to end the Hillsboro fourth and keep them off the board. Garrett Spain got his first homer of the year. Gabby Martinez and Alex De Jesus each had a triple. Dasan Brown got the golden sombrero and went 0-for-5. The C's got the win despite nine walks by the pitching staff and two errors.
Rafael Ohashi gave up two home runs to take the loss over five innings in which he gave up three runs on three hits and three walks while whiffing three. Kyle Johnston worked around a hit and a walk and struck out in a shutout frame. Adrian Pinto collected a double for his first extra-base hit and also drew a walk. He is hitting .288 with a .393 on-base percentage. Manuel Beltre made his return from the injured list and had an RBI double. Ryan McCarty had two hits but is still below the Mendoza Line at .192.
Steve Ewen of The Province has a story on C's infielder Cade Doughty.