Atlantic League Results, Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Lancaster 2, Charleston 1

Andretty Cordero doubled into the right field corner in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and send the Lancaster Barnstormers to a 2-1 victory over the Charleston Dirty Birds at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

The win maintained a two-game lead for the Barnstormers over Southern Maryland in the North Division race with 17 games left to play.  Staten Island and York trail by four. 

Anthony Peroni led off the bottom of the eighth with a four-pitch walk from Arnaldo Hernandez (0-1, 5-4).  Pinch runner Yeison Coca was sacrificed to second by Trace Loehr and remained there as Melvin Mercedes flied out to right field. Then stole third.  Cordero drilled Hernandez’ 2-1 offering down the right field line for the game winner. 

Mike Adams retired the side in order in the ninth for his tenth save.

Starters Dominic DiSabatino and Joe Testa took a scoreless game into the bottom of the sixth inning when Lancaster scored on an unearned run on a throwing error by third baseman Juan Perez. 

DiSabatino left after the sixth, having allowed five hits and no walks.  He struck out five.  Testa worked seven for Charleston on four hits, all singles.  He, too, walked none and struck out five.  Neither team had a full at bat with a runner in scoring position until the Lancaster sixth. 

The game did not run as smoothly for the Lancaster bullpen.  Zach Racusin and Telvin Nash opened the seventh with consecutive singles off Brandyn Sittinger.  Isaias Tejeda drew a walk to load the bags, but Sittinger came roaring back to strike out the side and escape trouble. 

Zach Warren yielded a leadoff double to Jalen Miler in the eighth.  Dwight Smith, Jr. followed with a single to left.  Warren (2-4) struck out Juan Perez for the first out, but Racusin hit a chopper toward third which forced Cordero to get the out at first as Miller carried the tying run across the plate. 

Lancaster will entertain Charleston in the series finale on Thursday night, looking for the club’s first sweep since July 11-13 at Long Island.  Jeff Bain (4-2) will make the start for Lancaster against Derrick Adams (5-8).  Fans may tune in on FloBaseball, beginning at 6:25. 

NOTES:  Cordero’s double extended his hitting streak to 10 games…It leaves him two doubles shy of the Barnstormers’ single season record, held by Tommy Everidge…He also needs two more RBI to become the first player in league history with two separate 100-RBI seasons…DiSabatino was starting for the first time since June 6…It was his second quality start of the season…The win was only Lancaster’s seventh in a one-run game in 2023.


York 14, Long Island 5
York 6, Long Island 0

(York, Pa., Aug. 30, 2023) – The Long Island Ducks were swept by the York Revolution in a single-admission doubleheader Wednesday evening at WellSpan Park, dropping game one 14-5 and game two 6-0.

In game one, York jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Long Island starting pitcher Justin Alintoff after two and a half innings of play, but Long Island got even at four in the middle of the third frame thanks to a grand-slam home run to straightaway center field off the bat of Alex Dickerson versus Revolution starter Nick Raquet, his team-leading 23rd home run overall and the sixth grand slam hit by the Flock in 2023. The Revs answered right back in the fourth, sending ten batters to the plate and plating six runs in the process for a 10-4 advantage and never looked back, highlighted by run-scoring doubles from Alexis Pantoja and Trent Giambrone, and a two-run double produced by Trey Martin.

Racquet (12-7) picked up the victory, after allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits (one home run) in five innings pitched, walking four while striking out seven. Alintoff (2-2) suffered the loss, surrendering 11 runs on 13 hits in five innings of work, walking five while not striking out a batter.

Jonathan Guzman had a pair of hits in the loss, including a double and a run scored.

A Martin two-run home run to the opposite field in right in the bottom of the first inning of the nightcap off Ducks starter Justin Courtney gave the home team a quick 2-0 advantage. A Jhon Nunez run-scoring groundout in the third made it 3-0 York, and a three-run fifth frame produced by the Revolution closed out the scoring with two of the three runs coming home by way of an RBI double from Drew Mendoza and a run-scoring base hit by Richard Urena.

The run support was more than enough for starter and winner Cody Brittain (1-0) who fired five and one-third scoreless innings on just a pair of hits allowed, walking one and striking out three. Courtney (0-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing two runs on two hits (one home run) in two innings on the mound, walking one while striking out five.

Carlos Castro and Brantley Bell each had one hit while Joe DeCarlo drew a walk to extend his on-base streak to 22 consecutive games overall.

The Ducks and Revolution wrap up their four-game set on Thursday night as part of a single admission doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at WellSpan Park. Fans can follow the action live on Flo Baseball by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Kyle Lobstein (4-4, 4.90) gets the start for Long Island against Revolution righty J.T. Hintzen (8-6, 5.06).


Southern Maryland 9, High Point 1
WALDORF, Md. – The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs unleashed an 18-hit attack and topped the High Point Rockers 9-1 on Wednesday night at Regency Furniture Stadium. High Point centerfielder D.J. Burt had his streak of 60 consecutive games reaching base snapped.

Burt had a pair of flyouts, reached on a fielder’s choice and struck out in his final at-bat in the eighth inning. The fielder’s choice does not count as reaching base as it resulted in a force out.

The Rockers are now 28-15 in the second half in the Atlantic League’s South Division and tied for first place with Gastonia which was rained out on Wednesday night.

Southern Maryland put up the first run of the game in the bottom of the first when High Point starter Jheyson Manzueta (L, 5-2) walked leadoff hitter Jack Sundberg. Philip Caulfield singled to right, sending Sundberg to third. A single by Braxton Lee brought home Sundberg to give the Blue Crabs a 1-0 advantage.

In the third, Braxton Lee walked and Khalil Lee singled to center as B. Lee scored from first. A single by Alex Crosby moved K. Lee to third and he scored when K.C. Hobson sent a soft grounder to first that Emmanuel Tapia fielded and his only play was to step on first for the out as K. Lee scored.

Back-to-back singles by Ryan Grotjohn and Daikan Yoh led to the High Point’s first run. Blue Crab starter Spencer Johnston (W, 5-4) stumbled as he was preparing to release a pitch to Brian Parreira and tumbled to the ground. The balk brought Grotjohn home as the Rockers cut the lead to 3-1.

Manzueta left after five innings having allowed nine hits, three runs and three walks while striking out seven. Bryce Hensley came on in the sixth and allowed five runs on a pair of two-run singles by Caulfield and Jimmy Kerrigan and an RBI single from K. Lee. The Blue Crabs led 8-1 after six and then extended the lead to 9-1 with a run off Kyle Halbohn in the seventh.

Johnston went seven innings and held the Rockers to five hits while striking out five and not issuing a walk. Jacques Pucheu hurled the final two innings, allowing just one hit.

Grotjohn had three hits on the night for the Rockers including a two-out triple in the ninth. Caulfield and Crosby led the Blue Crabs with three hits apiece.

Game three and the rubber match of the series with Southern Maryland will take place on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium. The game will be streamed live on FLO baseball and also available on the Mixlr app.


Staten Island 3, Lexington 1

Kevin Krause hit a two-run homer in the second inning to lead Staten Island to a 3-1 win over Lexington on Wednesday night. Ferry Hawks pitcher Jesse Remington threw seven strong innings, allowing just three hits and striking out three.


Spire City at Gastonia, rained out (DH on Thursday, 8/31)


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