Bonilla Starts Hot in the FCL

Sunday, May 05 2024 @ 07:30 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Five Buffalo hitters went deep as they continue to hit well and pick up wins. Vancouver scored 12 runs in one inning en route to a win. One Dunedin hitter went deep twice, each time giving the Jays the lead. Enmanuel Bonilla had four hits as the FCL Jays started their season with a win. New Hampshire lost in a game that was a double no hitter through six innings.

Buffalo 9 Indianapolis 3

New Hampshire 1 Somerset 2

Vancouver 13 Tri-City 10

Tampa 5 Dunedin 6

FCL Phillies 3 FCL Blue Jays 11

Three Stars

Third Star - Christian Feliz

Second Star - Trenton Wallace

First Star - Enmanuel Bonilla



Nine runs on nine hits for the Bisons, but five of them went over the fence. Payton Henry hit a three run shot, Steward Berroa a two run bomb and Luis De Los Santos, Rafael Lantigua and Spencer Horwitz solo shots. Damiano Palmegiani didn't go deep but he was the Bison with two hits.

Troy Watson started, went three innings, and was followed by Paxton Schultz who went 3.2.

New Hampshire had one hit through eight innings versus Somerset and trailed 2-0. In the ninth Zach Britton homered but that was it.

Trenton Wallace had a great start, six innings, no hits, eight strikeouts. It was his fifth start, his WHIP is close to one and he has 31 K's in 22.2 innings. The Somerset pitcher matched Wallace through six innings. Once Wallace left, Abdiel Mendoza immediately gave up two runs.

Vancouver came into the fifth inning trailing 3-1. The inning started walk, single, home run and that was just the beginning. They scored 12 runs in the inning, helped by four errors, and led 14-3. Unfortunately Rafael Sanchez gave up seven runs to make it a much closer game but the C's did win. Lazaro Estrada came off rehab to start. He just went three innings.

The home run early in the fifth inning was by Ryan McCarty and it was the only C's home run in the game. McCarty added a double, Jace Bohrofen had two doubles, and Jeff Wehler two singles. eight of the nine hitters had a hit, eighth scored a run and seven had an RBI.

Christian Feliz came into Saturday's game hitting .115. Expectations were low. Well, he hit two two run home runs, one in the sixth to put Dunedin ahead 4-3 and the second in the eighth to put Dunedin ahead 6-5. One of Feliz's homers was estimated at 431 feet. Jean Joseph also homered, one of his two hits. Tucker Toman had two hits.

Nolan Perry made his first start of the season. He went 3.1 innings, struck out four and gave up three hits. Perry was 91-92 mph with the FB and generated eleven whiffs on 27 swings.

Enmanuel Bonilla went 4-5 for the FCL Jays in their first game. Three of his hits were doubles. Catcher Jonathan Peguero hit the first home run of the season for the Jays and also hit a double. There were two Meza's in the lineup for the Jays, each of them had a single and a double. Sam Shaw, from BC, had a triple.