Richmond 2 - Reading 1
The Flying Squirrels finally broke through against the Reading Phillies with the help of a Ryan Cavan home run in the top of the ninth and the help of a little luck in the bottom of the ninth.
Michael Kickham got the start for Richmond and looked to keep the Flying Squirrels from being swept. He went five innings allowing one run, scattering six hits, two walks, and two strikeouts. Brett Bochy worked the sixth and seventh and bounced back from a relatively bad outing last time. In his two innings he would allow only one walk and strikeout two. Daryl Maday got his first win of the year working both the eighth and ninth, allowing only two hits. He got some help in the ninth when a slow roller hit a runner trying to advance to second. Making it two outs with a runner on first, rather than one out with runners on first and third.
David Buchanan got the start for the Reading Phillies and had trouble with his control. In six innings he was lucky to only allow one run on three hits, five walks, and four strikeouts. Jaun Morillo worked one inning worked one inning, walking two and striking out one. Chris Kissock picked up the loss for the R-Phils in his two innings of work. He allowed on run on two hits (one home run).
At the plate Cesar Hernandez, Migeul Abreu, and Tim Kenelly all collected two hits each. Jiwan James drove in the lone run for Reading.
For Richmond, they continued to fail to capitalize with runners in scoring position. Combining the last two nights, they are now 0-for-18 with RISP. At the plate today, Wendell Fairley was the only Flying Squirrel to collect two hits. Gary Brown was 1-for-4 with a double and drove in a run. Ryan Cavan had the big hit for Richmond, collecting his second home run, and technically game-winning at that, of the season.
Erie 9 - Trenton 2
Erie put this game away in the top of the first when they jumped all over Trenton's starter, Craig Heyer. Heyer ended up lasting five innings but not before allowing seven runs on eight hits, four walks, and one strikeout. Francisco Rondon got one inning of work out of the bullpen. He allowed one hit, walked two,and struck out three. Michael Dubee closed out the game for Trenton and made sure the game was well out of reach. In his two innings of work he allowed two runs on five hits, one walk, and one strikeout.
Jared Wesson got the start for Erie and was outstanding. He went seven innings allowing one run on four hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts. Kenny Faulk got one inning of work, walking two and striking out the side. Robbie Weinhardt closed out the game for Erie allowing one run on two hits (one home run) and one strikeout.
Yadi Mujica had the best day at the plate for Trenton, going 3-for-4. Niel Medchill got his first home run of the year, going 1-for-4 on the day.
Niuman Romero had a great day in the lead-off spot, going 4-for-6 and driving in three runs. Bryan Pounds and Jamie Johnson had three and two hits, respectively. Tony Plagman and Jordan Lennerton both drove in two runs each.
Harrisburg 4 - Altoona 6
Brandon Crumpton got the start for Altoona and fell just short of working eight innings, but even his record to 2-2 on the year. In his 7.2 innings of work he allowed two runs on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Duke Welker finished out the last 1.1 innings of the game, allowing two runs on three hits, one walk, and two strike outs.
Robert Gilliam took the loss for Harrisburg, dropping his record to 1-3 on the year. He worked six innings allowing four runs on six hits, one walk, and eight strikeouts. Erik Davis got one inning of work and allowed two runs on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout. Pat Lehman worked the eighth inning for Harrisburg, giving up one hit and striking out two.
Offensively for Harrisburg Tim Pahuta, Chris Rahl, and Chris McConnell all collected two hits each. Jeff Kobernus, Chris Rahl, Sandy Leon, and Chris McConnell all drove in a run for the Senators.
Robbie Grossman, Brock Holt, and Anthony Norman all had two hits each for Altoona. Brock Holt and Anthony Norman both drove in two runs each.
New Hampshire 16 - Portland 3
Yohan Pino got his first win of the year for New Hampshire. He went six innings allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits (one home run) and eight strikeouts. Danny Farquhar walked the only batter he faced. Aaron Loup worked two innings, giving up three hits and striking out four. Ronald Uviedo worked a perfect ninth.
Gregory Peavey got the start for Portland. He had a start to forget. 2.1 innings, 12 hits (two home runs), 11 runs (nine earned), two walks, and three strikeouts. Edgar Ramirez followed him and did not have an easier go of it. In 3.2 innings of work he allowed four runs on four hits (two home runs), two walks and two strikeouts. Armando Rodriguez worked two innings giving up only one hit and striking out one. Erik Turgeon joined the 'give up a run' group because all the cool kids were doing it last night. He allowed one run on one hit in his inning of work.
Matt Den Dekker was the lone bright spot at the plate for the B-Mets, going 3-for-4 with a home run. Josh Rodriguez and Joe Bonfe added two hits each.
For New Hampshire, every starter got at least one hit. Mark Sobolewski probably had the best night, going 2-for-5 and driving in six runs. His two hits being home runs. Jonathand Diaz went 2-for-6 with two doubles. Ryan Goins drove in three and hit two doubles, going 4-for-6 on the night. John Tolisano also added two hits on the night for the Fisher Cats.