An offensive outburst for Rochester! A huge night for Kennys Vargas! Eddie Rosario makes his AA season debut!
ROCHESTER 13, CHARLOTTE 4 IN CHARLOTTE
Batting stars: Wilkin Ramirez was 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. Dan Rohlfing was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks, scoring twice and driving in two. Chris Colabello was 1-for-4 with a grand slam.
Pitching stars: Edgar Ibarra pitched two perfect innings. Deolis Guerra struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and two walks.
Opposition stars: Ryan Kussmaul struck out five in three perfect innings. Jordan Danks was 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run, his seventh. Josh Phegley was 1-for-5 with a two-run homer, his eighth.
The game: A leadoff walk, two one-out walks, and a Colabello grand slam gave Rochester a 4-0 lead in the first inning. Each team scored two in the second. The Red Wings got one in the fourth and scored four in the fifth to take control of the game.
Of note: James Beresford was 2-for-5 with a walk, scoring twice and driving in one. Deibinson Romero was 1-for-3 with a walk, scoring once and driving in one. Brad Nelson was 2-for-4 with a walk, scoring twice and driving in one. Yohan Pino struck out five in five innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk.
NEW BRITAIN 6, BINGHAMTON 3 IN BINGHAMTON
Batting stars: Kennys Vargas was 3-for-4 with a double and a grand slam (his ninth homer), driving in six. Eddie Rosario was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. Nate Hanson was 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs.
Pitching stars: Daniel Turpen pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit with one strikeout. Matthew Summers struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit. Lester Oliveros struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up a walk.
Opposition stars: Matt Clark was 1-for-3 with a walk and a home run, his ninth. Jayce Boyd was 2-for-4 with a run.
The game: Darrell Ceciliani hit a two-run single in the first to give Binghamgton a 2-0 lead. It held up until the sixth, when Vargas hit a grand slam to give New Britain a 4-2 lead. Clark homered in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3, but Vargas came through with a two-run double in the seventh to make the score 6-3. The Mets did not get a man past first after that.
Of note: Tony Thomas was 3-for-5 with a run. Reynaldo Rodriguez was 0-for-4. Mike Kvasnicka was 3-for-4. Virgil Vasquez struck out seven in six innings, giving up three runs on three hits and three walks.
LAKELAND 4, FORT MYERS 3 IN FORT MYERS (11 INNINGS)
Batting stars: Adam Brett Walker II was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer, his thirteenth. Stephen Wickens was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run.
Pitching stars: Jose Berrios struck out nine in eight innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and no walks. Mason Melotakis pitched two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Connor Harrell was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Jeff McVaney was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Chad Wright was 2-for-4 with a walk and a run.
The game: Lakeland took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Walker II hit a III-run homer in the sixth to give Fort Myers a 3-1 lead. The Flying Tigers put together three singles and a sacrifice fly to tie the score in the eighth. In the eleventh, an error and two singles put Lakeland up 4-3. The Miracle got the tying run to third base with two out in the bottom of the eleventh, but could not advance him the final ninety feet.
Of note: Jorge Polanco was 0-for-5. Travis Harrison was 1-for-5. Dalton Hicks was 1-for-5.
WISCONSIN 12, CEDAR RAPIDS 8 IN WISCONSIN
Batting stars: Chad Christensen was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Ryan Walker was 2-for-4 with a walk, scoring three times and driving in one. Engelb Vielma was 1-for-4 with a double and a walk, scoring once.
Pitching stars: Chris Mazza struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit. Todd Van Steensel pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Angel Ortega was 3-for-4 with a triple, scoring once and driving in two. Francisco Castillo was 2-for-4, scoring once and driving in three.
The game: Ortega's two-run triple capped a six-run first that gave Wisconsin a 6-1 lead. Cedar Rapids came right back in the second, getting a hit batsman, three walks, two singles, and a wild pitch to tie the score at six. The Timber Rattlers would not be stopped, however, scoring three in the second and one in the third to take control of the game, this time for good.
Of note: Mitch Garver was 0-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Starter Ryan Eades pitched only two innings, surrendering nine runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts.
DSL TWINS 9, DSL REDS 3 AT REDS
Batting stars: Emmanuel Morel was 1-for-2 with a triple and two walks, scoring once and driving in three. Jorge Parra was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, scoring once and driving in two. Lewin Diaz was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
Pitching stars: Erick Balbuena struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks. Luis Hernandez pitched four innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks. Carlos Aponte pitched three innings, giving up a run on two hits with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Tomas De Los Santos was 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs. Erick Gabo was 1-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Leandro Santana was 2-for-2 with two walks.
The game: Gabo hit a two-run double in the first. The Twins tied it with three walks and two singles in the third. The Twins put the game away with five runs in the fifth, capped by a three-run triple by Morel.
Of note: Carlos Martinez was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run. Luis Arraez was 1-for-4 with a walk, scoring once and driving in one.
9:30 DSL Twins at DSL Padres
5:05 Lakeland (Kevin Eichhorn, 4-0, 1.95) at Fort Myers (Matt Tomshaw, 5-1, 2.06)
6:05 New Britain (Pat Dean, 3-2, 4.63) at Binghamton (Greg Peavey, 3-1, 3.05)
6:05 Rochester (TBA) at Gwinnett (Yunesky Maya, 2-0, 2.55)
6:30 Cedar Rapids (Lewis Thorpe, no record) at Kane County (Juan Paniagua, 1-3, 4.15)