Ho(me)rwitz Homers Twice + Rios Brings the Rain

Wednesday, August 09 2023 @ 07:02 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Vancouver had the only win on Tuesday night. New Hampshire's game versus Reading was rained out and will play two in Manchester on Wednesday.

Worcester 10 Buffalo 9
Vancouver 8 Tri-City 7 (11 Innings)
Lakeland 9 Dunedin 7
FCL Tigers 5 FCL Blue Jays 2 (completion of August 1 game)
FCL Tigers 3 FCL Blue Jays 0
DSL Mets Blue 5 DSL Blue Jays 0


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Kekai Rios, Vanocuver - 2/4, HR, HBP, 1/3 RCS

2. Peyton Williams, Vancouver - 2/4, HR, 4RBI

1. Spencer Horwitz, Buffalo - 2/4, 2RH, 4RBI, BB


Orelvis Martinez and Addison Barger had three-hit nights with Martinez getting a double. Rafael Lantigua had a two-hit game. Paxton Schultz was pounded for six runs over 1-2/3 innings. Seven relievers saw action after that. Zach Pop got the blown save and the loss. Nate Pearson gave up two hits and two walks but struck out three in one inning. Brandon Eisert had to strand the bases loaded for Big Nate by getting the final out of the eighth inning.

The C's overcame four errors to collect their 10th walkoff win of the season. Dasan Brown forced the game into extras with a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth. Peyton Williams drove in four runs, including a three-run homer, for a two-hit night. Michael Turconi had two hits to up his on-base streak to 34 games. Kevin Miranda lasted 4-2/3 innings and gave up three runs. Conor Larkin and Ian Churchill combined for 3-2/3 innings of shutout relief. Garrett Spain had a walk and threw out a runner twice at third base from right field.

Manuel Beltre had a three-run double and knocked home four runs in total. Angel Del Rosario and Roque Salinas both had two hits with Del Rosario earning a base on balls. Tucker Toman singled and walked. Davis Feldman gave up three runs in 4-1/3 innings. Michael Brewer could not hold a three-run lead and suffered the walkoff loss.

Sam Shaw singled and walked and Arjun Nimmala drew a walk in the first game of a doubleheader in the FCL. Cesar Ayala allowed two runs on three hits with a K/BB total of 6-5. Keiner Leon was tagged with the walkoff loss. In the second game, Carlos Vasquez had the lone hit. Juanmi Vasquez was charged with the loss with two runs allowed over 2-2/3 innings.

Enmanuel Bonilla drew a walk for the DSL Jays who were held to three hits, two of them by Maykel Minoso. Raudy Gomez was gonged for five runs over 2-2/3 innings but Eduar Gonzalez and Lluveres Severino teamed up for 4-1/3 shutout frames.

Extra Innings

C's Plus Baseball chats with infielder Ryan McCarty