Pawtucket Red Sox (28-27)
Shawn Haviland threw only 94 pitches to get through his nine innings, giving up four hits and hitting one batter while whiffing seven.
Allen Craig led the 13-hit offense with three singles and a walk in five forays. Blake Swihart also reached four times in five trips with two singles, a walk, and a hit by pitch. Brian Bogusevic bopped two singles and was also hit by a pitch in five appearances. Rusney Castillo contributed two singles and a walk in his five excursions, being picked off and then caught stealing. Mike Miller managed a double and a walk in his four tries. Bryce Brentz and Steve Selsky each swatted a single and earned a base on balls in five plate appearances. Ryan Court’s only hit in five at-bats was a third-inning roundtripper. Jantzen Witte was unable to get a hit, but did take a walk to first once in his five appearances.
Portland Sea Dogs (25-30)
Kevin McAvoy surrendered three runs on five hits – including a Francisco Mejia moonshot – two walks, and a hit by pitch in 5 ⅔ frames, striking out seven and uncorking a wild pitch. Jacob Dahlstrand yielded five runs on six hits – including another Mejia moonshot – and three walks; whiffing a pair.
Tzu-Wei Lin laced two doubles and a tater while earning a pair of free passes in six sessions. Deiner Lopez looped three hits – including his second bomb of the season – in five at-bats. Rafael Devers and Nick Longhi each delivered two hits and a walk in five forays; Devers with one double, Longhi with two. Jeremy Barfield blasted two doubles in five trips. Joseph Monge, Mike Olt, and Jordan Procyshen each procured a hit and a walk in their five appearances; Monge and Procyshen with a double. Cole Sturgeon lifted a single and a sacrifice fly in five attempts.
Salem Red Sox (37-23)
Daniel Gonzalez pitched six scoreless innings, granting two hits and two walks while whiffing a trio. Gerson Bautista walked one and uncorked a wild pitch in his two frames, striking out a quartet. Adam Lau pitched the final inning, yielding a run on two hits and two walks – one intentional – while whiffing three.
Austin Rei roped a single and a double in three at-bats. Jose Sermo swatted a double in three trips. Trenton Kemp, Mike Meyers, and Michael Chavis each contributed a hit in four forays; Chavis with his 15th long ball of the season. Jordan Betts lifted a sacrifice fly amid two hitless attempts. Tate Matheny, Chad De La Guerra, and Josh Ockimey each were unable to reach in four tries.
Greenville Drive (36-23)
Jhonathan Diaz pitched five innings and three batters, surrendering three runs on five hits – including a Jose Almonte jack – while whiffing an octet. Pat Goetze hit Almonte and struck out one in his two innings. Hildemaro Requena relinquished three hits and a walk in his two frames; whiffing a quartet.
Roldani Baldwin bopped two singles and a double while earning a free pass in five forays. Chris Madera managed two singles and a walk in five trips. Tyler Spoon and Steven Reveles each roped a pair of hits in four at-bats; Spoon with a double. Ryan Scott scorched a single and a double in five appearances. Tyler Hill singled once in five attempts. Santiago Espinal, Tucker Tubbs, and Jagger Rusconi were unable to get a hit in four official at-bats; Espinal did add a walk.
DSL Red Sox (2-3)
Luis Colmenares allowed two runs – one earned – on two hits and a walk in his four-inning start, striking out a trio and throwing one ball to the backstop. Junior Figueroa yielded a run on a hit, a walk, two hit by pitches, and a wild pitch in 1 ⅓ frames, whiffing one. Shair Lacrus pitched 1 ⅔ scoreless frames, granting two walks and uncorking a pitch beyond the catcher while striking out one. Carlos Cortes was only able to produce one out in the eighth, surrendering five runs on five hits and a walk. Geraldo Perez walked one and struck out one while picking up two outs.
Alexander Martinez lifted a double and a sacrifice fly in four appearances. Luis Hernandez, Jose Mejias, and Ronaldo Pulgar each produced a hit in four at-bats; Pulgar with a double. Ivan Houellemont walked once in three trips. Marcos Martinez earned a free pass in four attempts. Willis Figueroa and Ivan Jimenez were unable to reach in their three tries with five strikeouts between them. Keibert Petit had a quartet of failed forays.
Pawtucket Red Sox (27-27)
Henry Owens threw 103 pitches while tossing only 4 ⅓ innings, surrendering a run on a single, a double, two hit by pitches, and three walks; striking out a trio. Marcus Walden walked one, whiffed one, and uncorked one to the backstop in his 1 ⅔ relief frames. Jamie Callahan struck out one in a perfect seventh inning.
Allen Craig cracked two doubles and drew a walk in his three appearances. Bryce Brentz bopped a single and earned a base on balls in his three attempts. Rusney Castillo roped a double, was hit by a pitch, and stole a base in four forays. Mike Miller and Brian Bogusevic each managed a hit in three at-bats, Bogusevic with a two-run bomb in the second inning. Steve Selsky swatted a single in four excursions. Blake Swihart drew a walk amid two hitless appearances. Ryan Court received a free pass and had three futile forays. Matt Dominguez was unable to reach in his three attempts.
Hector Velazquez pitched a 1-2-3 first inning with one strikeout before being removed for non-injury related reasons. Edgar Olmos tossed five hitless frames, walking two and hitting one. Kyle Martin loaded the bases in the seventh on two singles and a walk, but was able to get out of the inning without a run scoring thanks to a pair of whiffs.
Brian Bogusevic singled twice in three at-bats. Jantzen Witte and Heiker Meneses each managed a single in two trips. Matt Dominguez and Rusney Castillo contributed a hit in three trips; Castillo with a double. Dan Butler earned a base on balls and had a hitless attempt. Ryan Court, Steve Selsky, and Bryce Brentz each suffered a trio of failed forays.
Portland Sea Dogs (24-30)
Elih Villanueva’s welcome back to affiliated ball was unkind. He relinquished eight runs (seven earned) on ten hits – two which went out of the park – and a walk in 3 ⅓ frames, striking out three. Williams Jerez had it worse, surrendering eight runs on seven hits – one homer – and two walks in just 1 ⅓ innings. Luis Ysla allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits – including a second moonshot from Francisco Mejia – and three walks over two innings, striking out a quartet. Jake Cosart faced one batter, getting the final out in the seventh.
Jeremy Barfield and Nick Longhi each laced two hits in three at-bats; Longhi launching two doubles. Joseph Monge and Josh Tobias each topped a single in three trips. Tzu-Wei Lin drew a walk amid three hitless appearances. Cole Sturgeon, Jake Romanski, and Rafael Devers were unable to reach in three attempts. Danny Mars had four fruitless forays.
Sea Dogs offense comes back from five down in game two, but a Rodriguez bomb in the eighth puts the Rubber Ducks on top 7-6
Jake Drehoff yielded six runs (five earned) on seven hits – one homer – and two walks over three innings, whiffing a pair. Bobby Poyner pitched four scoreless frames, allowing three hits while striking out six and committing a balk. Josh Smith’s only mistake in the eight was a Luigi Rodriguez round tripper, Smith struck out one.
Mike Olt obtained a double and his eighth homer in four trips. Joseph Monge managed a double, a walk, and a hit by pitch in five forays. Josh Tobias thumped a double and was himself thumped by a pitch in four appearances. Nick Longhi laced a single and procured a walk in his four excursions. Deiner Lopez and Rafael Devers each delivered a hit in four at-bats; Devers with a double. Danny Mars dropped a single in five trips. Jake DePew went hitless in three appearances before being pinch hit for by Tzu-Wei Lin, who grounded out in the eighth. Jeremy Barfield had a quartet of failed forays.
Salem Red Sox (36-23)
Matt Kent allowed three runs on eight hits – including jacks from Jodd Carter and Willi Castro – and three walks over 6 ⅓ frames; whiffing a trio. Austin Glorius struck out the first two men he faced to end the seventh before walking the only two he faced in the eighth. Marc Brakeman halted the HillCats over the final two innings, striking out three and giving up one base on balls.
Tate Matheny tapped two singles in four trips. Chad De La Guerra and Bryan Hudson each hit a single in three official at-bats; De La Guerra was also plunked by a pitch. Michael Chavis, Josh Ockimey, Mike Meyers, and Jose Sermo each procured one hit in four tries; Sermo slamming his fourth homer of the season. Jeremy Rivera drew a walk amid two hitless attempts. Austin Rei was unable to reach in his three appearances.
Greenville Drive (35-23)
Darwinzon Hernandez gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in a 38-pitch first-inning appearance, striking out one. Robby Sexton followed with six scoreless frames, giving up two hits while whiffing a quintet. South Atlantic League All-Star Steven Nogosek relinquished a Franklin Rollin roundtripper and then picked up six consecutive outs, two by way of the K, to pick up his 11th save.
Chris Madera mashed a ninth-inning moonshot, hit a single, was hit by a pitch, and drew a walk in five trips. Tyler Hill hit two singles and a double in five forays. Santiago Espinal swatted a single and a double while earning a free pass in five excursions. Ryan Scott swatted a pair of singles in five at-bats. Mitch Gunsolus golfed a double and took a base on balls in four forays. Isaias Lucena and Carlos Tovar each topped a single in four at-bats. Tucker Tubbs singled once in five appearances. Tyler Spoon was unable to reach in four attempts.
DSL Red Sox (2-2)
Ronald Gutierrez yielded two runs on two hits, a walk, and a hit by pitch in his two-inning start; striking out a pair. Eduard Bazardo gave up a single and whiffed a quintet in his four scoreless frames. Jose Zacarias surrendered a run on three hits, two walks, and a hit by pitch in his 1 ⅓ innings; uncorking a pair of wild pitches. Luis Rivero gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in his 2 ⅔ innings.
Alexander Martinez hit a pair of singles and drew a pair of walks in six sessions, stealing a base and driving in the winning run in the 10th on a walk. Keibert Petit punched two singles and earned a free pass in five forays; he also stole a bag. Reinaldo Ugueto singled once and was hit twice in his five appearances. Jose Mejias managed a single and a walk in his five attempts. Freiberg Marin managed a single and a walk in his six sessions; he was caught stealing. Fabian Andrade was hit twice and earned a base on balls while going hitless in his two official at-bats. Rafael Rincones and Eduard Conde each drew a walk in five appearances. Jesus Chacon suffered five frustrating forays.