[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]
Salem Red Sox (0-1)
Michael Kopech lasted only 2 ⅓ inning in the start, coughing up six earned on five hits, two walks, a pair of hit batsmen and a trio of wild pitches; while whiffing five. Anyelo Leclerc went the next 1 ⅔ innings, yielding two more runs on five hits – including a Jeffrey Baez blast – a walk, and a hit by pitch, striking out one and tossing a pitch to the backstop. Jake Cosart had a wild fifth inning, allowing a single, a walk, a hit by pitch, and a wild pitch; but was able to escape without a run scoring thanks in part to a pair of strikeouts. Bobby Poyner pitched two perfect innings and was followed by Trevor Kelley who set down the side without incident in the eighth.
Jose Sermo struck a pair of singles in three at-bats before being pinch hit for by Bryan Hudson in the ninth; Hudson struck out. Luis Alexander Basabe, Rafael Devers, Nick Longhi, and Jordan Procyshen each placed a single in four trips. Joseph Monge managed a walk in four plate appearances. Jeremy Rivera and Deiner Lopez were unsuccessful in three at-bats. Mike Meyers had four futile forays.
Lowell Spinners (0-1)
Mike Shawaryn had a rough introduction to playoff baseball, surrendering four runs – three earned – on five hits and a walk in just 1 ⅔ innings; striking out three. Danny Zandona was able to keep the Renegades from running away, yielding a run on three hits and a walk over 4 ⅔ innings; whiffing a trio. Matthew Gorst pitched one inning, allowing two singles and a walk. Dioscar Romero followed with 2 ⅔ scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a hit batter; striking out one. However, Romero came out for the 11th and gave up a leadoff jack to Jake Fraley. While he would escape the inning without further damage – despite giving up an additional single – the offense could not bail him out.
Tyler Hill and Tucker Tubbs each tapped a trio of singles in five at-bats. Hill also dropped a sacrifice bunt and was caught stealing. Tubbs stole a base. C.J. Chatham crushed a pair of doubles and a single in six appearances. Yoan Aybar yanked a single and a double in five trips to the plate. Nick Sciortino singled once in his four at-bats before being pinch hit for by Jerry Downs in the 10th; Downs grounded out. Jagger Rusconi roped a single in six at-bats. Bobby Dalbec walked to first four times and had two hitless at-bats. Chris Madera was hitless in four official trips, but procured two base on balls. Carlos Tovar lifted a sacrifice fly in his five forays.
DSL Red Sox 1 (3-1)
Ritzi Mendoza started on Tuesday morning, yielding an unearned run on three singles and a walk over five frames, striking out six. Carlos Cortes followed with two nearly perfect innings, gifting a walk and whiffing a quartet. Juan Florentino picked up the final two innings on Wednesday morning, giving up a single and striking out four. Each pitcher did uncork a wild pitch as well.
Carlos Pulido and Marino Campana led the 16-hit attack, each procuring three hits in five at-bats; Pulido with a double, Campana with a triple. Willis Figueroa was on base thrice with a single, triple, and walk in five plate appearances. Ramfis Berroa roped two doubles and lifted a sacrifice fly in five trips. Eddy Reynoso and Luis Hernandez each picked up a pair of hits in five at-bats; Reynoso with a double. Ricardo Cubillan and Jose Mejias each clubbed a single in their five excursions. Kervin Suarez will be celebrating just as much as the rest of the team despite striking out four times in six unsuccessful at-bats.