McCarty AA-OK in FC Debut

Wednesday, June 05 2024 @ 03:02 AM EDT

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

New Hampshire and Dunedin were the only triumphant teams on Tuesday.

Lehigh Valley 5 Buffalo 3
New Hampshire 10 Erie 5
Everett 6 Vancouver 2
Dunedin 3 Palm Beach 1
FCL Yankees 17 FCL Blue Jays 13 (12 Innings)
DSL Cardinals 15 DSL Blue Jays 9


*** 3 Stars!!! ***

3. Steward Berroa, Buffalo

2. Ryan McCarty, New Hampshire

1. Nathan Lukes, Buffalo


Nathan Lukes, Steward Berroa and Addison Barger all hit solo home runs. Lukes was 2-for-2 with two walks. Berroa had two hits and stole his 26th base. Spencer Horwitz collected his 21st double of the year and walked. Orelvix Martinez walked and was plunked. Will Robertson was 0-for-4. Andrew Bash allowed two runs over four innings and struck out four. Connor Cooke tossed 1-2/3 innings with two whiffs to offset a hit and a walk and stranded a runner. Erik Swanson gave up a jack in one inning. Mike Mayers took the loss.

New Hampshire also hit three homers but won. Ryan McCarty connected for his first Double-A dinger after being promoted from Vancouver. Garrett Spain and Rainer Nuñez also went deep. McCarty also doubled and joined Spain, Alan Roden, Phil Clarke and Gabby Martinez in the two-hit club. The hit leader was Alex De Jesüs with three. Josh Kasevich was 0-for-5 and Devonte Brown was 0-for-4 but threw out a runner at the plate from right field. Trenton Wallace was the winner with five innings of two-run ball on four hits and a walk while striking out five. Eric Pardinho overcame two walks with two Ks to finish the game in the ninth.

Nick Goodwin and Jeff Wehler homered and those were the only hits for the C's. Peyton Williams drew a walk in his season debut with Vancouver. Lazaro Estrada could not get out of the second inning and allowed four runs, all unearned after a Wehler throwing error at third. Carson Pierce stranded a runner and tossed 2-1/3 shutout innings. Conor Larkin struck out the side in a shutout frame.

Damiano Palmegiani homered for Dunedin as he works his way back from a rehab assignment. Bryce Arnold and Jean Joseph had RBI doubles. Manuel Beltre had a double. Tucker Toman was 0-for-4. Jorge Bautista gave up one run on five hits and two walks over seven innings, ringing up six. JJ Sánchez and Bo Bonds gave up three hits between them put up goose eggs and struck out two apiece.

Sam Shaw had a double, a single and three walks out of the leadoff spot. Adrian Meza had a two-hit effort. Enmanuel Bonilla had a single, a walk and a stolen base but was caught stealing and committed one of three F-Jays errors. Daniel Guerra gave up two runs (one earned) over five innings on four hits and two walks while striking out seven. The bullpen was not good.

Lefty Ramon Suarez turned in the best line down in the DR with six Ks over three shutout stanzas. Aldo Gaxiola had three hits, a walk and two RBI. Pascual Archila had two hits. The Dom-Jays were 4-for-21 with runners in scoring position and left 17 men on base.

Extra Innings

C's Plus Baseball has a chat with pitcher Chris McElvain and catcher Jackson Hornung.