Staten Island 7, Lancaster 4
The FerryHawks defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers by a score of 7-5 on Sunday in Staten Island. It was Marvel Super Hero Day as Captain America made a special character appearance and fans were treated to a limited edition Marvel/FerryHawks poster giveaway.
Just like yesterday, the FerryHawks got on the board in the 1st inning by way of the long ball! Chris Brito, the all-time Rutgers home run leader, mashed a 3-run shot over the wall to bring home Ricardo Cespedes and Yoshi Tsutsugo. The Barnstormers answered with a home run of their on in the 2nd to make it 3-1 in favor of the Hawks.
In the bottom of the 3rd, it was Brito again as he crushed a solo home run to center to make it 4-1 FerryHawks. This performance, which moved his home run total to four, was the first multi home run game of his FerryHawk career.
Now it wouldn’t be a home run party without Yoshi Tsutsugo joining, right? The Japenese slugger, who amassed 205 career home runs in his Nippon Professional Baseball career, sent a ball into orbit today to give him four home runs in his first six games with the FerryHawks. This one was a laser over the right field wall that clocked in at 109.7 MPH off the bat and made it 6-2 FerryHawks.
Lancaster attempted to make a push, but the hometown Hawks held it down to take this one by a score of 7-5. Starter Ivan Pineyro put together another quality start as he finished the day with 6 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs, and the win. He was relieved by Ryan Mitschele, Andrew Gross, William Kirwan, and Cristopher Ogando.
Long Island at High Point, suspended
(High Point, N.C., Aug. 6, 2023) – Sunday’s (August 6) rubber game of a three-game series between the Long Island Ducks and High Point Rockers has been suspended due to inclement weather.
Zander Wiel put the Rockers in front 1-0 in the second inning with a solo home run to left-center field off Ducks starter Justin Alintoff. The Ducks responded by sending all nine men to the plate in the third against Rocker starter Jheyson Manzueta and scoring five runs. Brantley Bell’s three-run homer to left and Wilson Ramos’ two-run triple to right-center did the damage.
Long Island added two more runs in the fourth on a two-run double to left-center off the bat of Alejandro De Aza, making it a 7-1 game. However, the skies then opened, forcing the suspension of the game due to inclement weather. The game will be continued during the Rockers visit to Long Island September 15-17, the final three games of the regular season.
The Ducks return home on Tuesday night to begin a three-game set against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Game time is slated for 6:35 p.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 5:35 (5:20 for full season ticket holders). 1969 World Series champion New York Mets first baseman Ed Kranepool will be making an appearance at the ballpark. Kranepool will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and then sign autographs for fans outside the Waddle In Shop to promote his new book, which will be available for purchase in the store. He will be signing autographs for the first three innings of the game. It’s also a Triple Play Tuesday at the ballpark, and if the Ducks turn a triple play during the game, one lucky fan will win $25,000. Right-hander Joe Iorio (3-7, 7.18) gets the start for the Ducks against Blue Crabs lefty McKenzie Mills (4-2, 8.24).
Tickets to the game, and all home games, are available by visiting the Fairfield Properties Ballpark box office, calling (631) 940-TIXX or CLICKING HERE. Those unable to make the game can follow all the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE.
York 16, Spire City 5
(August 6, 2023 – York, Pa.): The York Revolution snapped a three-game skid and avoided a sweep, blasting the Spire City Ghost Hounds, 16-5 on Sunday afternoon at WellSpan Park. The Revs tied a season-high with 19 hits and drilled four home runs including two by Drew Mendoza and a grand slam by Richard Urena in a nine-run fourth.
Spire City struck first in the top of the first inning, getting a solo home run to center field by Craig Dedelow for a 1-0 start.
York’s offense responded in the bottom of the first against Hounds starter John Witkowski. Trent Giambrone and Tomo Otosaka singled and executed a double steal while Troy Stokes Jr. was batting, making it second and third with no outs. Stokes Jr. brought home Giambrone on a ground out, becoming the league’s fifth batter to 70 RBI on the season while notching his 18th RBI in his last six games at WellSpan Park. Mendoza followed by launching a majestic two-run home run to right field giving the Revs a 3-1 lead.
Spire City tied the game in the second inning on RBI ground outs by Pete Yorgen and Eddy Diaz, squaring things at 3-3.
The Revs got a second home run from Mendoza on a line drive to right in the bottom of the third, giving York the lead back at 4-3. It was the second career two-homer game for Mendoza whose other such performance came on May 25, 2021 with Double-A Harrisburg (at Bowie).
Two doubles against Revs starter Nick Raquet tied the game once again in the top of the fourth as Yorgen cashed in an RBI double with two outs, tying things at 4-4.
The Revs took firm control in the bottom of the fourth, plating nine runs on seven hits as the outburst came within one run of matching their biggest inning of the year. The onslaught started with a single by Alejandro Rivero and a double by Jhon Nunez to set the table. Giambrone plated them both with a ground rule double to left center, giving York a 6-4 lead. With one out, Stokes Jr. legged out an infield single chasing Witkowski for reliever Brendan Medoro with runners at the corners. After Stokes Jr. stole second base, Mendoza was intentionally walked to load the bases. The Revs took full advantage of the opportunity as Nellie Rodriguez worked a walk to force in a run, Jacob Rhinesmith ripped a single into center field to score one more, and Urena brought them all home with a grand slam home run to left center field giving York a massive 12-4 lead. It was the Revs’ fourth slam of the year and first since Rodriguez clubbed one exactly two months earlier.
Spire City scored a run in the fifth on a Jose Marmolejos RBI bounce out, but Raquet (11-6) finished with a scoreless sixth becoming the league’s first pitcher to 11 wins on the season, winning his third straight and fifth in the last six. His 11 wins are tied for the seventh-highest single season wins total in Revs history as he becomes the 12th to win 11 or more in a season (first since Mitch Atkins in 2019) and just the fourth lefty to do so (first since Frank Gailey in 2017).
Will McAffer came in and had a shutdown inning with a pair of strikeouts in the seventh.
Emilker Guzman tossed a scoreless eighth inning, giving up a walk and a double but stranding both runners.
Nunez nailed his third extra base hit and fourth Revs home run of the game with an opposite field three run shot to left center, providing the final scoring with a 16-5 lead as Nunez capped a four-RBI day.
Will Carter pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning securing the blowout victory.
The Revs’ three-game skid was their first since a six-gamer June 17-24; that streak was snapped with a 16-5 road victory against the Ghost Hounds in a Sunday afternoon finale, also started and won by Raquet.
York’s 19 hits tied a season-high for the third time and second time in five games. In addition to the power display, the Revs stole three bases as a team and are tied for the league lead with 134 steals. That included Otosaka’s league-leading 35th as he moved past Travis Witherspoon and Welington Dotel into sole possession of fourth on the Revs’ single-season steals list.
Otosaka also had a standout day at the plate with his second straight three-hit game and third on what is now a six-game hitting streak (13-for-27).
The Revs lead the season series against the Ghost Hounds, 7-5. One team (or both) has scored eight runs or more in nine of the 12 meetings head-to-head.
York welcomes the Lancaster Barnstormers to town for a series opener on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. as RHP Carlos Espinal (7-3, 3.79) faces righty Brent Teller (8-4, 6.44). It is Time Travel Tuesday (‘80s) and Silver Sluggers presented by WellSpan Sports Medicine. Tickets are on sale at YorkRevolution.com, (717) 801-HITS, and in-person at the Shipley Energy Ticket Office.
Southern Maryland 5, Charleston 2
Charleston lefty Joe Testa had his six-game winning streak snapped in a 5-2 loss at Southern Maryland. It was Testa’s first loss since June 14. He struck out 11 in six innings of work. The Blue Crabs scored five times in the first two innings, on an RBI single by Alex Crosby and a three-run homer from Khalil Lee.
Gastonia 4, Lexington 3
Gastonia used a four-run seventh inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit and went on to defeat Lexington 4-3. Steven Moya and David Washington hit back-to-back solo homers with one out before Alex Olmeda hit a two-run homer later in the inning. Connor Owings homered for Lexington.
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