Pawtucket Red Sox (34-30)
Rusney Castillo, Steve Selsky, Bryce Brentz, and Jantzen Witte each had a hit in three tries; Brentz with a double that scored Selsky in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, Witte with a two-out walk-off jack to end the contest in the eighth. Brentz was picked off first and caught stealing after reaching on an error in the second inning. Deven Marrero and Brian Bogusevic each was granted a walk in three trips; Bogusevic’s walk was intentional, Marrero was caught stealing. Ryan Court, Blake Swihart, and Matt Dominguez each failed to get on base in three at-bats.
The Red Sox did not get a hit against Red Wings’ starter Yohan Pino until Castillo began the seventh with a single.
Marcus Walden surrendered seven runs on eight hits – including two-run gopher balls to J.B. Shuck and Tommy Field in the second – and two walks in three innings; striking out a pair and uncorking a wild pitch. Brandon Workman worked three scoreless frames, granting two hits and three walks while whiffing two. Jamie Callahan struck out two of the three men he faced in the seventh.
Bryce Brentz belted two hits in three at-bats, including a first inning grand slam. Dan Butler also blasted two hits in three attempts, including a fifth inning solo bomb. Rusney Castillo contributed a single in three trips. Sam Travis walked twice in three appearances. Ryan Court was hit by a pitch and had two hitless tries. Steve Selsky, Allen Craig, Deven Marrero, and Mike Miller were each unsuccessful in three forays.
Portland Sea Dogs (29-34)
Kevin McAvoy tossed four innings and four batters, surrendering six runs – five earned – on eight hits – including a Bobby Bradley bomb – three walks, and a hit by pitch; whiffing a sextet. Williams Jerez tossed three scoreless frames, giving up three hits and striking out a pair. Jake Cosart gave up a walk and a two-run roundtripper to Luigi Rodriguez in the eighth.
Cole Sturgeon stung two singles in four at-bats. Danny Mars delivered a pair of singles in five forays. Deiner Lopez laced a single and drew a walk in four appearances. Rafael Devers and Jeremy Barfield each roped a hit in four attempts; Devers driving his 13th ball out of the yard. Nick Longhi and Jake Romanski each walked once amid three hitless trips. Tzu-Wei Lin and Mike Olt had a quartet of frustrating forays.
Salem Red Sox (40-27)
Rainy weather postpones the Rocks and Sox game on Saturday. They will attempt to play two to end the first-half today. With a sweep, the Red Sox will win the Carolina League Northern Division first-half title and earn a spot in the playoffs.
Greenville Drive (40-28)
Robby Sexton surrendered six runs – five earned – on eight hits, two walks, and a hit by pitch over just 3 ⅓ innings; whiffing one. Hildemaro Requena allowed two runs – one earned – on five hits in 3 ⅔ frames; striking out a pair. Dakota Smith loaded the bases in the eighth on two singles and a walk, but got out of the inning without consequence thanks to a foul pop out and a strikeout.
Tucker Tubbs and Nick Lovullo each laced two hits in four at-bats; Lovullo with a double, Tubbs was caught stealing. Santiago Espinal swatted a pair of singles in five forays. Tyler Spoon lifted a single and a sacrifice fly in four tries. Mitch Gunsolus and Roldani Baldwin each bopped a single in four trips. Tyler Hill had a single and a stolen base in five appearances. Ryan Scott drew a walk and was hit by a pitch amid two hitless attempts. Chris Madera managed five fruitless forays.
The Drive have a chance to win the first-half South Atlantic Division title with a win tomorrow and a Columbia Fireflies loss.
DSL Red Sox (4-7)
Rayniel Moreno picked up his first win of the year with six scoreless frames, giving up four hits and whiffing five. Geraldo Perez yielded a hit and two walks in 1 ⅔ innings, striking out a trio. Roberto Medina came in with two on and two outs in the eighth and was able to induce a fly out to end the inning. Antonio Police surrendered a hit and a walk before picking up three outs in the ninth.
Willis Figueroa had a perfect day at the plate, hitting a single, being hit by a pitch, and walking twice. Freiberg Marin singled twice in four at-bats before being pinch hit for by Jesus Chacon who walked in the eighth. Alexander Martinez also managed two singles in four trips before being pinch hit for by Fabian Andrade who also had a single in his eighth inning appearance. Rafael Rincones roped a pair of singles and drew a walk in five forays. Marcos Martinez singled twice in five attempts. Keibert Petit singled once in four tries before being pinch hit for by Ivan Jimenez, who was the third consecutive pinch hitter to reach in the eighth, singling in Chacon. Luis Hernandez hit a single and was hit by a pitch in five appearances. Reinaldo Ugueto had a single in five at-bats. Ivan Houellemont did not put a ball in play during his four forays, walking once and striking out thrice.
Pawtucket Red Sox (33-29)
Rain in New England postponed the first game of the Red Sox – Red Wings series. The teams will attempt a doubleheader today.
Portland Sea Dogs (29-33)
Jacob Dahlstrand pitched the first 4 ⅔ frames, surrendering three runs on four hits – including a Luigi Rodriguez roundtripper – and four walks; whiffing a quartet and uncorking a wild pitch. Taylor Grover yielded two runs on three hits – including back-to-back bombs by Eric Haase and Tyler Krieger with two outs in the eighth – while striking out a pair in his 3 ⅓ innings.
Jake Romanski broke out of his slump with three singles in four at-bats. Mike Olt obtained two singles and a walk in four appearances. Danny Mars managed a single, a walk, and a stolen base in five trips. Rafael Devers, Jeremy Barfield, and Nick Longhi each laced a double in four attempts. Henry Urrutia walked once and had three hitless tries. Deiner Lopez was unable to reach in four at-bats. Josh Tobias suffered five futile forays.
Salem Red Sox (40-27)
Michael Shawaryn continues his struggles in High-A, granting five runs on nine hits, two walks, and a pair of wild pitches in 2 ⅓ frames. Jordan Weems allowed two runs on three hits – including Kort Peterson’s first Blue Rock bomb – a walk, and a wild pitch; striking out a pair in his 3 ⅔ innings. Adam Lau walked one and hit one in two scoreless innings, whiffing two.
Jeremy Rivera and Bryan Hudson each hit a single in three attempts; Hudson adding a stolen base. Jose Sermo, Josh Ockimey, and Michael Chavis each walked once in four appearances. Austin Rei was unable to reach base in three tries. Tate Matheny, Chad De La Guerra, and Mike Meyers each suffered four frustrating forays.
Ockimey was the only man on Salem not to go down by way of the K as Scott Blewitt and Matt Tenuta whiffed sixteen Sox. Matheny, Chavis, Meyers, and Sermo each whiffed thrice.
Greenville Drive (40-27)
Daniel Gonzalez surrendered four runs on six hits and two walks in his seven-inning start; whiffing a quartet. Algenis Martinez allowed a run on two hits, a walk, and a balk in his two frames; striking out two.
Nick Lovullo reached base all four times he came to the plate – two singles and two walks – before being replaced by Carlos Tovar, who mashed a tater in his ninth inning at-bat. Tyler Spoon thumped a double and two singles in five appearances. Roldani Baldwin bopped two singles in six sessions. Chris Madera clubbed a three-run homer, walked twice, and was hit by a pitch in six trips; scoring four times. Ryan Scott scorched a three-run round-tripper in the third and walked three times to first. Mitch Gunsolus singled once and walked twice in five forays. Tyler Hill had a single and a walk in six attempts. Santiago Espinal swatted a single and a sacrifice fly in six sessions. Tucker Tubbs went hitless in four official at-bats, drawing a walk and stealing a base.
DSL Red Sox (3-7)
After rain suspended Thursday’s Marlins-Sox tilt, the two teams were unable to take the field on Friday due to the soggy weather. The suspended game should be completed the next time the teams meet on July 1. The postponed game will likely be made up with a doubleheader on July 3.