Orelvis, Nimmala, Palmegiani and Beltre Go Deep

Sunday, May 12 2024 @ 09:11 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Buffalo shutout Worcester, Orelvis Martinez homered. Dunedin scored a run in the ninth to win. Vancouver left the bases loaded in the ninth and lost by a run. New Hampshire gave up three runs in the eighth and lost.

Worcester 0 Buffalo 5

Harrisburg 5 New Hampshire 3

Everett 4 Vancouver 3

Dunedin 4 Fort Myers 3

Three Stars

Third Star - Jace Bohrofen

Second Star - Arjun Nimmala

First Star - Paolo Espino



Orelvis Martinez had one hit, a three run home run in the seventh. It was his tenth of the season. Damiano Palmegiani also homered, his seventh home run of the season was a solo shot. Orelvis hit his at 105 mph and it went 398 feet, Damiano hit his harder, 108 mph, bit it was shorter, 346 feet. Orelvis also had a fly out at 104 mph that went 379 feet. Brian Serven and Rafael Lantigua had two hits each. In the major leagues Serven didn't look like he could hit but his average is .375 in AAA.

Five pitchers combined on the shutout. Paolo Espino had one of his best starts, six shutout inning, four hits, two K's.

In New Hampshire, Ian Churchill gave up three runs in the eighth to turn around a 3-2 NH lead. Miachael Dominguez had started and went 5.2 innings. Four hits led to two walks. He had three K's.

Michael Turconi had three hits, Riley Tirotta two. Alan Roden was 1-3 after being dropped to fifth in the order. Roden reworked his swing in the off season and its not paying off yet. He is hitting .241.

The Vancouver game came down to two fateful innings. In the bottom of the fourth inning Brennan Orf tripled, Jackson Hornung doubled, Glenn Santiago and Dylan Rock walked and Jaden Rudd singled. The C's scored one run. Why? Hornung was out trying to get to third base and Santiago was thrown out on the bases. The five hitters in the inning reached base and two outs on the bases limited the result. In the bottom of the ninth the C's trailed by two. They loaded the bases with two outs. Santiago singled, but it was just an infield single so one run scored. But then Dylan Rock struck out leaving the bases loaded.

Hornung and Jaden Rudd had two hits each. Jace Bohrofen went 3-4 with a walk. Lazaro Estrada struck out seven in four innings. He gave up one run on six hits.

A sac fly from Tucker Toman gave Dunedin the lead in the top of the ninth. That was the game winning play. Earlier, in the first inning, Arjun Nimmala and Manuel Beltre went back to back with home runs. Nimmala's was a two run shot, Beltre's a solo homer. Nimmala added a single. Nimmala's home run went 415 feet at 107 mph. Edward Duran, a sleeper prospect, went 3-4.

Gage Stanifer started and went three innings, no runs, three hits, three K's.