Atlantic League Results, Wednesday, July 14, 2022
Gastonia 6, Kentucky 2
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Gastonia Honey Hunters got a solid effort from John Anderson and some timely offense to take down the Wild Health Genomes 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Wild Health Field.
Gastonia used a 12-hit attack, paced by four multi-hit games to win their 51st game of the season and extend their current win streak to seven games.
Anderson claimed his seventh win of the season on a six inning effort, earning a quality start. The left-hander allowed just one run while surrendering three hits. Anderson also managed to navigate through his start without walking a batter.
Anderson´s effort allowed the Gastonia offense a little extra time to get going, as the Honey Hunters scored five times beyond the fifth inning.
Zach Jarrett led off the sixth with a missile to left, giving Gastonia a 2-0 lead. The homer for Jarrett was number ten on the year, giving Gastonia four hitters who have reached double-figures in homers this season.
Later in the frame, Reece Hampton would collect his first of two hits on the day with a double to left center field, giving Gastonia a 3-0 lead.
Later in the game, Jarrett was at it again, driving home Joseph Rosa with his third base hit of the day to up the lead to 4-1.
In the eighth, Jack Reinheimer would score Herlis Rodriguez, who doubled to open the frame, giving Gastonia a 6-1 advantage. Reinheimer´s RBI was number forty on the campaign and backed a multi-hit day that included a triple to left center field.
Rosa would be the fourth Gastonia player with a two-knock day, as the Honey Hunters continue to blend timely hitting with dominant pitching.
Euclides Leyer, Jairo Diaz and Quintin Torres-Costa came in relief of Anderson, sealing a Honey Hunters win that moved them to thirty games over .500. The 51 wins sets them just three off of last year´s pace of 54 wins in their inaugural campaign.
Gastonia will look to earn a sweep of Wild Health on Thursday, as Jerry Keel goes opposite Ryan Kellogg. The Honey Hunters Radio Network will bring coverage of the game, with the pregame show beginning at 6:20pm on WGNC am1450 and 101.1fm. An audio stream is available at www.gohoneyhunters.com, with the Honey Hunters youtube channel serving the viewing audience.
Lexington 11, Long Island 6
(Central Islip, N.Y., July 13, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Lexington Legends 11-6 on Wednesday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Fairfield Properties Ballpark.
Long Island set a season-high with five home runs as a team in the contest. In addition to Woodcock’s three blasts, Lew Ford hit a solo home run to left-center field in the bottom of the first as part of a three-hit night. L.J. Mazzilli also went deep with a solo homer to left-center in the eighth and finished the game with three hits and a walk.
Lexington countered with six home runs on their way to the win. Tillman Pugh and Rusber Estrada both hit two solo home runs to left field. Isaias Tejeda’s two-run homer to left in the first inning got the scoring started, and Courtney Hawkins added a two-run homer of his own to left in the fifth. 14 of the 17 runs scored between the two teams came on home runs.
Legends starter David LeBron (2-2) picked up the win, tossing six innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out four. Ducks starter Joe Iorio (6-3) suffered the loss, conceding six runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings with one strikeout.
The Ducks and Legends wrap up their three-game set on Thursday morning. Game time is slated for 11:05 a.m., with the Fairfield Properties Ballpark gates opening at 10:05 (9:50 for full season ticket holders). It’s Camp Day at the ballpark, so come down and cheer on the Flock during the midweek matinee. Left-hander Bennett Parry (0-1, 8.00) toes the rubber for the Ducks against Legends righty Wes Albert (0-1, 2.77).
Lancaster 3, High Point 2 (10 innings)
LANCASTER, Pa. – The High Point Rockers battled tooth and nail for 10 innings on Wednesday night but a controversial call at the end resulted in Lancaster taking a 3-2 win at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
The game was tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 10th and Austin Glorius (L, 3-6) was on in relief for the Rockers. His first pitch hit Jake Hoover to put runners on first and second. A wild pitch moved the runners to second and third before Glorius fanned Trace Loehr. Anthony Peroni then singled to left to tie the game and leave runners at the corners. Lancaster’s Devon Torrence sent a grounder to second where it was fielded by Tyler Ladendorf who flipped to Giovanny Alfonzo at second for the second out. Alfonzo’s relay to first was ruled not in time, allowing Hoover to score the winning run in Lancaster’s 3-2 victory.
The ending was a disappointment for the Rockers who never relented in their quest to end what has become a seven-game losing streak to start the second half of the ALPB season.
Trayvon Robinson staked the Barnstormers to a 1-0 lead with a solo homer off High Point starter Jonah Scolaro in the second inning. The Rockers answered back in the third when Logan Morrison hit a two-out solo homer off Lancaster starter Oscar De La Cruz to knot the game at 1-1. It was Morrison’s ninth homer of the year.
Scolaro struck out a career-high eight in his six innings of work while allowing just three hits and walking three. De La Cruz also allowed three hits and fanned six in his five innings.
Four Lancaster hurlers held the Rockers to just two hits after the sixth inning. Bryce Hensley shutout the Barnstormers in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings while striking out four and giving up just two hits.
In the 10th, High Point’s Tyler Ladendorf started the frame at second base. Ben Aklinski struck out before Ladendorf moved to third on a passed ball by Lancaster catcher Anthony Peroni. Morrison was intentionally walked and Zander Wiel sent a sac fly to center to score Ladendorf and put the Rockers ahead 2-1.
High Point and Lancaster will play the final game of the three-game series on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Staten Island 7, So. Maryland 5 (Game 1)
(7/13/2022, Waldorf MD) The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs split the doubleheader with the Staten Island FerryHawks on Wednesday night. The Blue Crabs led for most of game one, but ultimately fell 7-5, while the offense broke out for 18 runs in the game two victory.
In game one of the doubleheader, the Blue Crabs got the bats going first. Jack Sundberg and Raul Shah picked up singles to start the first inning. Two batters later, David Harris punched a single into right, scoring Sundberg to give the Blue Crabs a 1-0 lead. Shah later scored on a fielder’s choice, while Joe DeLuca drove in David Harris on a single up the middle, giving the Blue Crabs a 3-0 lead.
Staten Island got two runs back off of Mitch Lambson (L, 5-4) in the second inning, but the Blue Crabs responded quickly. Matt Solter (W, 3-6) issued free passes to Sundberg and Shah, who later reached second and third. David Harris drove them in with a base hit to right-center.
From there, the Blue Crabs bats were quiet in game one, while Staten Island started scoring. The FerryHawks scored one in the fourth, and four in the fifth to take a 7-5 lead. The Blue Crabs had a leadoff double in the seventh, but could not score a run off of Victor Capellan (SV, 10) as the Blue Crabs lost 7-5.
Patrick Baker entered for the sixth and seventh innings, allowing no runs or hits while walking just one. Baker’s ERA falls to 0.95 in the loss.
In game two, the Blue Crabs bats were on fire, posting crooked numbers in five out of six innings. Michael Wielansky led the offense with four hits, finishing with two triples, a double, and a single.
Meanwhile, Zach Collier drove in six runs, as he posted a two-RBI triple and a two-run home run. Additionally, Braxton Lee reached base five times, adding three hits in the victory, raising his batting average to .311.
Hector Guance (L, 2-3) struggled tonight, pitching only three and one-third innings, surrendering 11 runs on 11 hits. On the other hand, Eddie Butler (W, 7-2) was dominant, pitching a complete game, allowing six hits and one earned run.
The Blue Crabs’ 18-run performance fell short of setting the franchise record for most runs in a game, which was set earlier this year when the Blue Crabs scored 21 against Lexington. But more impressively, the Blue Crabs scored 18 runs across just six innings, since the Blue Crabs did not bat in the bottom of the seventh. On the other hand, Southern Maryland scored 21 runs across nine innings in Lexington.
After splitting the doubleheader, the Blue Crabs move to 5-3 in second-half play, sitting two games behind the Lancaster Barnstormers. The Blue Crabs will look to take the series against Staten Island tomorrow at 6:35 pm at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Charleston 4, York 2 (Game 1)
(July 13, 2022 – Charleston, WV): Boosted by a clutch go-ahead two-run double by Jack Kenley and a two-run homer by Carlos Franco, the 50th of his York Revolution career, Alex Sanabia shoved for six strong innings as the Revs knocked off the Charleston Dirty Birds, 5-1 in the nightcap of a twi-night doubleheader at Appalachian Power Park on Wednesday evening. The win gave the Revs a split after dropping the opener, 4-2.
York jumped to a first inning lead in the nightcap as JC Encarnacion led off with a single to right and Elmer Reyes drove his league-leading 25th double to deep center. That set the table for Franco who grounded to short, plating Encarnacion for a quick 1-0 lead.
Charleston tied it in the bottom of the second as Alfredo Gonzalez launched a solo homer to left, celebrating his 30th birthday in style by tying the game at 1-1.
York went back in front in the top of the fourth. Down in the count 1-2, Josue Herrera took a hit by pitch on the arm from Dirty Birds starter Michael Gunn (2-2). Troy Stokes Jr. followed with a base hit to right on an 0-2 offering. After both advanced on a wild pitch, Kenley lined a one-out double down the left field line, plating both runners for a 3-1 lead.
Franco slammed a line drive over the fence in right-center an inning later, as his 24th home run of the season, a two-run shot, extended the lead to 5-1.
Sanabia (4-3) allowed just two hits, none after the third inning, in six innings of work to pick up the win. He walked none, struck out four, and allowed just four base runners all night, two of which came on back-to-back hit by pitches in his sixth and final inning.
Nick Howard closed the victory with a scoreless seventh, finishing off the two-hitter.
The Revs battled back to tie the opener twice but never led.
Charleston scored the first run of the day as Nick Heath connected on a solo homer to right-center in the bottom of the third.
Franco lined an RBI double to left-center in the top of the fourth, plating Reyes who had reached on an error, tying the game at 1-1 on an unearned tally.
The Dirty Birds went back ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double to left by Tyler Blaum.
The Revs again answered in the fifth as Stokes Jr. lined a leadoff triple past Heath who lost sight of the ball in the sunlight in center field. Connor Lien followed with an RBI double down the left field line for a 2-2 tie.
Charleston went ahead for good in the bottom of the fifth against Revs starter Eduardo Rivera, scoring on a Nick Longhi RBI single to center and an RBI double to deep center by Engel Beltre.
Rivera (5-2) suffered the loss, charged with four runs on eight in five innings.
Carlos Ventura worked a scoreless sixth inning out of the bullpen and induced a ground ball double play in his fourth consecutive inning.
The Revs will go for the series win on Thursday night in the final game of a six-game road trip as Nick Travieso (2-5, 5.30) faces Jose Mesa Jr. (4-3, 5.14). Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 98.9 FM & 1350 WOYK, 989woyk.com, The New WOYK app, and the WOYK YouTube channel beginning at 6:15 p.m. with Darrell Henry on the call.
Notes: Through Thursday’s game, the Revs will have played 48 road games compared to just 26 home games; York will finish the season with 43 home games and just 15 road games over the final 58 contests. Franco totaled four RBI in the doubleheader including three in the nightcap, increasing his league-leading total to 79. His 24th home run of the season tied Jason Aspito (2008) for fifth-most in a season in franchise history and the most by a left-handed hitter. It was the 50th home run of his Revs career, becoming the sixth in franchise history to reach that mark.
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