From the Williamsport Crosscutters
The Williamsport Crosscutters offense woke up in Auburn, but the night belonged to starter Adonis Medina, picking up his second win of the season after going 8 1/3 innings without allowing a base-hit.
Media was brilliant, getting weak contact after weak contact against Auburn. The Doubledays got their first base-hit with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning on a knock by Daniel Johnson into right field.
Medina finished with 8 1/3 innings pitched, allowing the one hit, one walk and tying a season-high with four strikeouts. Medina extends his scoreless streak to start the season to 21 innings with the Crosscutters.
Outfielder David Martinelli hit his first professional home run, a solo shot, over the right field wall to give the Cutters a 3-0 lead in the sixth. Catcher Gregori Rivero hit his first home run of the season, a two-run blast, to give the Cutters a 5-0 lead in the seventh .
Jeff Singer retired the two batters he faced to record the final two outs of the Cutters first road win of 2016. Singer has now worked 6. 2/3 innings of shutout relief this season.
From the Lakewood BlueClaws
The BlueClaws scored four times in the eighth inning, taking the lead on a Carlos Duran RBI single, and then held off a Hagerstown rally in topping the Suns 6-5 on Monday night at Municipal Stadium.
The BlueClaws four-run eighth inning started with a one-out single by Josh Tobias, who would finish the night with four hits, and just a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. With two outs, Damek Tomscha homered, his third of the year, to bring Lakewood within 4-3. Deivi Grullon doubled and Jan Hernandez entered as a pinch runner. Brendon Hayden doubled him in to tie the game, and Duran singled home Hayden to give the BlueClaws their first lead of the game.
All four runs in the eighth were charged to Mick Van Vossen, who fell to 1-2.
In the bottom of the ninth, Zach Morris allowed an RBI single to Ian Sagdal to make it a 6-5 game, but with runners on first and second, Morris struck out Randy Encarnacion to end the game and pick up his third save of the year, all in the last five games.
The win for the BlueClaws (3-2/32-42) is their first win in Hagerstown (4-1/47-28), snapping a six-game losing streak at Municipal Stadium. It was just the third game this year that the BlueClaws won in which they trailed entering the eighth inning.
Sutter McLoughlin (1-1), who threw two scoreless innings in relief, earned his first win as a BlueClaw.
WP: Vincent Velasquez (6-2), LP: Robby Ray (4-7), SV: none
Maikel Franco had two hits and drove in three runs. Velasquez returned from the DL to throw five shutout innings, allowing five hits, no walks and striking out seven.
Lehigh Valley 3
WP: Ross Detwiler (2-4), LP: Ben Lively (3-1), SV: Shawn Armstrong
HR: COL - Michael Choice (4); LV - Darin Ruf (9)
The loss snaps Lively's streak of ten wins without a loss this season and his streak of 23 straight starts without a loss, dating back to last July. Dalier Hinojosa threw one inning in his first rehab appearance with Lehigh Valley, allowing one hit, one walk, and striking out one.
WP: Joely Rodriguez (5-0), LP: Adam Ravenelle (0-1), SV: none
HR: ERI - Grayson Greiner (1); RDG - Dylan Cozens (20), Jake Fox (13)
Fox's home run came with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give Reading a walk-off win.
Clearwater 4 (10)
WP: El'Hajj Muhammad (1-0), LP: Ulises Joaquin (0-1), SV: Jimmy Herget (13)
HR: DAY - Brian O'Grady (7); CLW - Kyle Martin (9)
Shane Watson: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K for Clearwater.
GCL Phillies 9
GCL Tigers West 6
WP: Yoervis Medina (1-0), LP: Rusbell Cabrera (0-1), SV: Tyler Frohwirth (1)
HR: GCLP - none; GCLTW - Ignacio Valdez (1)
Jesus Alastre went 3-for-6 with an RBI. Reliever Geury Ortiz was hit for five earned runs in 2/3 of an inning.
RHP Dalier Hinojosa added to the roster on an MLB rehab assignment.
OF Andrew Pullin placed on the DL (right groin strain).