JMLN: Godfrey Fantastic in Final Start

Friday's recap of the minor league spring training games features outstanding outings by Graham Godfrey, Ted Serro and more.

The Syracuse Chiefs fell to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 6-0 in Spring Training action Friday at the Yankees Complex in Tampa, Florida. Mike Mussina started for the Yankees and tossed five scoreless innings striking out four Chiefs.

Tomo Ohka started for Syracuse and allowed five runs, three earned, over five and two thirds innings.

Curtis Thigpen had two hits for Syracuse. Wesley Stone made an appearance late in the game as a pinch hitter and recorded a single. Thigpen and Stone also committed an error in the game.

Adrian Martin followed in relief of Ohka and hurled 1 1/3 scoreless innings, while allowing two hits, and striking out a batter. Ryan Houston finished up the game tossing a perfect inning, while recording one strikeout.

The Trenton Yankees scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to defeat New Hampshire 7-6. Paul Franko had a three hit day ripping two doubles, and a single, while driving in three runs. Sergio Santos also doubled, and singled in the game, while scoring twice and recording an RBI. Baron Frost, batting in the second hole, went 2-for-5 with a run and a run batted in, while Adam Calderone singled, drove in a run, drew two walks, and also scored once.

David Purcey started for New Hampshire. The left-hander allowed nine hits, and five runs, in four innings. He allowed a home run, and struck out three batters, without issuing a walk. Jo Matumoto was the second pitcher used and tossed three innings, allowing a run, on four hits, while issuing a walk, and recording two strikeouts. Seth Overbey finished the game allowing three hits, and a run in 1 1/3 innings. He struck out three batters, and didn't walk any.

Over in Dunedin Single-A Tampa fell to Dunedin 9-3. Carlo Cota had a double, and added two singles, while scoring twice. Jesus Gonzalez drove in a pair of runs, with a multi-hit performance. Gonzalez hit a triple, lined a single, and scored once. Juan Peralta also had a multi-hit game recording two singles. Victor Santana also drove in two runs while finishing 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Brandon Magee was today's starter for the High-A squad and allowed two runs, and four hits, in four innings. He issued two walks, while fanning four batters. Ted Serro has continued his outstanding spring training, building off his 2006 season. Today he pitched three innings and allowed just a walk, and a single, while fanning four batters. Southpaw Daryl Harang allowed three hits, and issued a run, in one inning on the mound. Harang issued a walk and recorded two strikeouts.

Lansing defeated Charleston 6-1 over at Field 3. Yuber Rodriguez who missed time during the middle of spring training after getting hit by a pitch in the first game of the spring, continued his solid hitting going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Sean Shoffit also had two hits – a double and a single, while driving in a run and scoring once. Brian Pettway ripped a triple and drove in three of the six runs for Lansing. Jonathan Jaspe was a perfect 2-for-2 offensively ripping a double and adding a single. Shawn Scobee didn't record an official plate appearance after walking all three times at the plate.

Graham Godfrey was superb on the mound tossing four scoreless innings, and limiting Charleston to just two hits. Godfrey threw strikes his entire outing, and finished with four strikeouts, and didn't issue a walk. John Zinnicker was second in relief and allowed three hits, and a run, in a pair of innings. Julio Pinto struck out three of the four batters he faced, while Edward Rodriguez issued two hits, in 1 2/3 innings, and recorded two strikeouts.

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