McCarty Party

Saturday, May 25 2024 @ 04:01 AM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Vancouver were the only winners on Friday, New Hampshire and Dunedin had leads late into their games but lost, as did Buffalo. Ryan McCarty hit a first innings two run home run to get Vancouver on the way to their win.

St Paul 7 Buffalo 4

Somerset 8 New Hampshire 7

Vancouver 4 Hillsboro 2

Dunedin 3 Bradenton 4

FCL Blue Jays 2 FCL Tigers 3

Three Stars

Third Star - Chris McElvain

Second Star - Fernando Perez

First Star - Ryan McCarty



Seven hits for Buffalo by seven different hitters. Leo Jimenez hit his fifth home run. The only other extra base hit was a double by Orelvis. Paolo Espino started and ST Paul scored five off him in six innings.

New Hampshire had a two run lead into the eighth. Somerset tied it in the eighth and scored the winning run in the ninth. Miguel Hiraldo made an error in the ninth making the winning run unearned. Earlier Hiraldo hit his first home run of the season and added a double. Josh Kasevich singled and doubled, Andres Sosa doubled twice.

Michael Dominguez was the NH starter. Somerset had five hits off him in 4.2 innings, accounting for five runs.

Vancouver scored four runs in the first two innings and held on for a 4-2 win. Ryan McCarty and Nick Goodwin each hit a home run in the first inning, it was McCarty's fifth and Goodwin's fourth. McCarty added a single and was hit by a pitch.

Chris McElvain started for the C's. He went five innings and struck out seven. Hillsboro scored two runs off him with seven hits.

Dunedin led 3-0 into the sixth inning but lost 4-3. Fernando Perez pitched into the seventh inning. His final line was 6.1 innings, four hits, one walk and seven K's.

Alexis Hernandez hit his first home run of the season, Bryce Arnold his second. Dunedin had six hits, Arnold had two.