Lower Level Wins

Sunday, June 04 2023 @ 08:17 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

The bottom two teams won. Vancouver had good pitching from Devereaux Harrison and good hitting from Michael Turconi, and others. Dunedin had good pitching from Ryan Jennings and good hitting from Roque Salinas. Casey Lawrence had a bad day for Buffalo. Adam Kloffenstein pitched well but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead.

And the FCL starts today.

St. Paul 8 Buffalo 4

Reading 6 New Hampshire 4

Eugene 3 Vancouver 7

Dunedin 5 Clearwater 1

Three Stars

Third Star - Devereaux Harrison

Second Star - Roque Salinas

First Star - Michael Turconi



Casey Lawrence got bombed today, ten hits, eight runs in 3.2 innings. Yosver Zulueta got four outs while allowing two hits. Mitch White came out of the bullpen and pitched a 1-2-3 sixth.

Offensively Luis De Los Santos hit his first AAA home run of the season. LJ Talley had three hits, Otto Lopez two.

New Hampshire took a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Damiano Palmegiani drove in three runs with two hits. Adam Kloffenstein cruised through five innings, Reading had just two hits off him. But in the sixth Reading tripled their hits to six and those four sixth inning hits gave them two runs. Luis Quinones gave up a two run home run in the seventh to tie the game. Then in the ninth Troy Watson walked a pair and a double let Reading to ahead. Adrian Hernandez relieved Watson and walked a pair which led to the sixth run scoring. It was a bad day for the bullpen.

Vancouver got off to a fast start. Alex De Jesus tripled in two runs in the first inning and he was followed by Gabriel Martinez who homered. Michael Turconi singled and scored the fifth run. Then he added a sac fly to make it 6-0 in the fourth. Turconi singled again in the seventh to drive in the seventh run. He finished the day 3-3. Alan Roden, Josh Kasevich and Gabriel Martinez each had two hits.

Devereaux Harrison went six innings with one run allowed on four hits.

Roque Salinas singled in a run in the fist inning for Dunedin. He tripled in another in the sixth and later scored on a balk. He drove in his third of the day with a ground out in the ninth. The D Jays had just five hits to score six runs. They also had eight walks.

Ryan Jennings went five shutout innings with four K's. Irv Carter came out of the bullpen to add three shutout innings with three K's. Clearwater had just one hit off him.