Great pitching by Trevor May and Jason Wheeler. Big games for Deibinson Romero and Josmil Pinto. A marathon in the DSL.
ROCHESTER 6, PAWTUCKET 1 IN ROCHESTER
Batting stars: Deibinson Romero was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a home run, his fifth. Chris Rahl was 2-for-4 with a triple, scoring once and driving in two. Josmil Pinto was 3-for-4 with a double and a run.
Pitching star: Trevor May struck out eleven in 8.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks.
Opposition stars: Mookie Betts was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and a walk, scoring once. Allen Webster pitched six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
The game: There was no score until the fifth, when Wilkin Ramirez doubled, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly. Romero homered in the sixth to make it 2-0. In the seventh, Rahl hit a two-run triple and scored on a sacrifice fly to give Rochester a 5-0 lead and put the game out of reach. Pawtucket did not get a hit until the fourth and did not have more than one man on in an inning until the ninth, when they scored their lone run.
Of note: James Beresford was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. Chris Colabello was 1-for-4.
NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS
No game scheduled.
FORT MYERS 6, BRADENTON 2 IN FORT MYERS
Batting stars: Jorge Polanco was 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk, scoring once and driving in one. Dalton Hicks was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his third. Stuart Turner was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run.
Pitching stars: Jason Wheeler struck out ten in six innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks. Brandon Peterson struck out two in a perfect inning. Tim Shibuya struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Josh Bell was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk, scoring once. Eric Wood was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
The game: Bradenton put together a walk and three singles to score twice in the first inning. It was all Fort Myers from there. Polanco tripled and scored in the bottom of the first. In the fifth, four consecutive singles and a sacrifice fly resulted in three runs and a 4-2 Miracle lead. Hicks hit a two-run homer in the eighth to provide some insurance runs. The Marauders only had three hits after the first inning and never had more than one in an inning.
Of note: Travis Harrison was 1-for-4 with a run. Adam Brett Walker II was 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch.
CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS
No game scheduled.
DSL TWINS 11, DSL WHITE SOX 10 AT TWINS (14 INNINGS)
Batting stars: Roni Tapia was 3-for-6 with a triple, scoring once and driving in three. Luis Arraez was 2-for-5 with a double and two walks, scoring twice and driving in one. Gabriel A. Ynfante was 2-for-5 with two walks and a run.
Pitching stars: Starter Jose Ramirez struck out four in four innings, giving up two unearned runs on three hits and a walk. Carlos Aponte pitched three shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Williams Ramirez pitched a perfect inning.
Opposition stars: Ramon Beltre was 3-for-6 with a run and two RBIs. Roger Ramos was 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs. Luis Arteaga struck out five in four shutout innings, giving up a hit and three walks.
The game: The White Sox led 4-1 after five. The Twins got two in the sixth when Tapia hit an RBI triple and scored. In the eighth, a walk, two singles, an error, and a wild pitch brought home three runs and gave the Twins a 6-4 lead. The White Sox got three in the ninth to take a 7-6 lead, but a hit batsman, two walks, and a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth sent the game to extra innings. The White Sox scored three in the top of the tenth, highlighted by Jhan DeJesus' two-run double, but three walks, a ground out, and a two-run single by Francisco Hernandez tied the score at ten. It stayed tied until the fourteenth. The first two men went out, but two walks and a hit batsman loaded the bases and Antonio Tovar singled home the winning run.
Of note: Jorge Andrade was 1-for-3 with a triple and a walk, scoring once. Tovar was 1-for-6 with two walks and an RBI. The Twins used three pitchers named Ramirez: Jose, Daulin, and Williams. No word on whether this confused the White Sox and helped lead the team to victory.
9:30 DSL Reds at DSL Twins
6:00 New Britain (Tyler Duffey, 1-2, 4.84) at Harrisburg (TBA)
6:05 Bradenton (TBA) at Fort Myers (Matt Tomshaw, 6-1, 2.38)
6:05 Pawtucket (Steven Wright, 1-1, 1.35) at Rochester (Yohan Pino, 9-1, 1.92)
Tonight is also the Midwest League All-star Game. Cedar Rapids representatives are Bryan Haar, Yorman Landa, and Kohl Stewart.