Daily Recap: 7/21
Niuman Romero extended his hit streak to 21 games, but Kinston dropped game one of a three game series to Potomac 7-4 Monday night in Virginia. Romero went 2-for-4, getting a hit in his first at bat, in his first action back from a three game suspension.
Kinston got on the board in the first inning when Johnny Drennen led the game off with a double and was driven in by a Beau Mills single. It was the 64th RBI for Mills this season, the second most in the Carolina League. Kinston broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth with a three-run, home run by Jared Head. Head went 2-for-4 on the night; it was Head’s eighth home run of the season.
Potomac evened the score in the seventh inning, with RBI hits from Francisco Plasencia and Dee Brown. Both hits came off of K-Tribe reliever Sung-Wei Tseng. Later in the inning an RBI sacrifice fly from Brian Finegan off of K-Tribe pitcher Matt Meyer, put Potomac up for good. Three more hits led to two insurance runs in the eighth for Potomac. Tseng (0-4) picks up the loss for Kinston, giving up four runs in 1 1/3 innings. Jeanmar Gomez put together a solid start for Kinston, going five innings, giving up just four hits and an earned run. Reliever Clint Everts got the win for Potomac.
The K-Tribe returns to action on Tuesday night from Woodbridge, Virginia. Game two of the four game series starts at 7:05.
CAPTAINS FALL SHORT 2-1
(Augusta, GA) – The Augusta GreenJackets scored both of their runs in the seventh inning to take a lead that they would give up as the beat the Lake County Captains 2-1 on Monday. The Captains Michael Valadez had two hits, a RBI and threw out a would be base stealer. This was the Captains 31st one run ball game and they are now 13-18 in one run games. The Captains are now 1-5 on the road trip.
The Captains started the scoring with two out in the top of the fourth inning when Matt Brown doubledoff of GreenJackets starter Chance Corgan. He would score two batters later when Michael Valadez singled to make it 1-0. The GreenJackets got the lead from Captains starter Joey Mahalic in the bottom of the seventh inning when Angel Villalona hit a solo home run to tie the game up. The Jackets got a double from Andrew Davis and when Elio Sarmiento singled, Brown was held at third. The throw to home plate from Captains right fielder Matt Brown skipped past catcher Michael Valadez and Brown came on to score and give the GreenJackets a 2-1 lead.
Mahalic saw his record fall to 6-4 going 6.1 innings and allowing the two on four hits, walking one and striking out two. At one point Mahalic had set down thirteen in a row. Gary Campfield came on in relief of Mahalic in the seventh and pitched 1.2 scoreless inning of relief. Ryan Paul picked up the win in relief to up his record to 3-2 and Andrew DeLaGarza went the final 1.2 innings to secure his sixth save.
The Captains and GreenJackets will play game three of the four game series on Tuesday at 7:05 PM. RHP Chris Archer (2-8, 4.07) takes to the mound for the Captains against the GreenJackets LHP Madison Bumgarner (9-3, 1.79). All Captains games can be heard on AM 1330 WELW, WELW.COM or CAPTAINSBASEBALL.COM.
SCRAPPERS SHUT DOWN BY CUTTERS 2-0
WILLIAMSPORT, PA- On Monday night the Scrappers wrapped up the six game road trip in Williamsport against the Crosscutters. It was starting pitching from both teams that dominated the game early. Cutter’ catcher Travis d’ Arnaud hit a solo home run off of Scrapper starter Kaimi Mead in the first and that would be all of the scoring over the first six innings.
The Cutters’ added another run in the second when they loaded the bases off of reliever Mike McGuire, and then the scored their second run on a fielding error by shortstop Lonnie Chisenhall.
The Scrapper bats were kept quiet in the ninth and thought the game as they were limited to just three base hits in the game.
Scrapper starter Kaimi Mead worked five innings, surrendered four base hits, walked one and struck out three. Despite pitching well Mead took the loss and dropped to 3-4 on the season.
The Scrappers dropped game three to Williamsport 2-0 and finished the road trip up at 3-3. They return to Eastwood Field Tuesday night for the first of six game home stand against Aberdeen at 7:05.
In Other Games...
- Buffalo lost 8-4 in 14 innings. LHP Zach Jackson looked good in a spot start going 4 innings and allowing 1 run on 2 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. RHP Jeff Stevens fell apart in his third inning of relief and was tagged with the loss, going 2.1 innings and gave up 3 runs on 1 hit, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. 1B Jordan Brown went 2-for-6 with a walk, catcher Chris Gimenez went 2-for-5 with a walk, and 3B Morgan Ensberg went 2-for-6 with a HR and 4 RBI.
- Akron was swept in a double-header 3-2 and 5-3. In Game 1, RHP Frank Herrmann went 5 innings and allowed 1 ER on 9 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Akron only managed 4 hits, with OF Trevor Crowe the lone highlight going 1-for-4 with a 2B and RBI. In Game 2, RHP Jim Deters made a spot start and went 4 innings allowing 4 runs on 4 hits, 3 walks and no strikeouts. LHP Chuck Lofgren followed him in relief and went 2 innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits, 0 walks and 1 strikeout. LF Matt LaPorta went 1-for-3 with an RBI, and 3B Wes Hodges went 1-for-3 with a 2B.
- The GCL Indians won 5-4. LHP T.J. McFarland was very good once again going 5 innings allowing 0 ER, 4 hits, 0 walks, and striking out 6. On the rehab front, catcher Matt McBride went 2-for-3 wth 2 2B and an RBI, and 1B Chris Nash went 1-for-1 with a walk.