AAA - Lehigh Valley (postponed)
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs had their series-opening game in Buffalo washed out by rain Friday night. The 'Pigs and Bisons were supposed to play an afternoon game on Saturday, which will now be a double-header starting at 12:35. Ricardo Pinto (2-3, 3.14) will get the start in game one, and Mark Appel (1-2, 7.48) starts in the second game.
AA - Reading (postponed)
Reading already had a double-header on the schedule in Portland for Friday, but that was rained out. Reading and Portland will play a Saturday afternoon double-header starting at 1:00 p.m. to make up one of the games. The second game will be made up as part of a double-header on Friday, July 7th. Shane Watson (2-0, 3.72) starts the first game on Saturday, but Reading manager Greg Legg hasn't announced the starting pitcher for game two.
High-A - Clearwater 11, Florida [Braves] 17
WP: Ricardo Sanchez (2-3), LP: Alberto Tirado (1-2), SV: none
HR: CLW - Damek Tomscha (5), Jose Pujols (1), Drew Stankiewicz (2); FLA - Austin Riley (6), Braxton Davidson (3), Wigberto Nevarez (1), Alex Jackson (8)
Hitter's Notes: Threshers hitters didn't give up when they trailed 16-2. They picked up three runs in the sixth and then rallied for six runs in the ninth inning, making it a 17-11 final. Drew Stankiewicz had four hits, including a two-run home run in the ninth inning rally. Damek Tomscha hit his fifth home run of the season and Jose Pujols hit his first earlier in the game; both were solo home runs.
Pitcher's Notes: Starting pitcher Alberto Tirado gave up eight first inning runs, lasting just 2/3 of an inning. Ranfi Casimiro allowed another run in the opening frame and three more in the third as the Fire Frogs took a 12-1 lead and stretched it to 16-2 after four innings.Luke Leftwich, Matt Hockenberry and Austin Bossart (a catcher) gave Clearwater 4 1/3 innings of relief, allowing just one unearned run.
Threshers Notes: Emmanuel Marrero, Stankiewicz and Jan Hernandez committed errors in the game. The miscues led to five unearned runs for Florida.
Low-A - Lakewood 12, Columbia [Mets] 2
WP: Zach Morris (2-1), LP: Joel Huertas (0-2), SV: none
HR: LKW - Darick Hall (3); COL - none
Hitter's Notes: Lakewood exploded for eight runs in the second inning, with Brett Barbier picking up two hits in the inning, as 10 consecutive BlueClaws hitters reached base. Jose Antequera contributed in the inning with a two-run single, and Carlos Duran delivered a two-run double in the inning, which was the largest of the season so far for Lakewood, and gave them an 8-2 lead. Antequera and Duran both finished with three-hit games, with Duran having two doubles in the game.
Pitcher's Notes: Adonis Medina wasn't able to take full advantage of the eight-run outburst, as he made it through just four innings, throwing 87 pitches. Medina gave up two first inning runs and finished with six strikeouts, and allowing seven hits and two walks to go with the two earned runs. Zach Morris threw 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and Felix Paulino threw 2 2/3 perfect innings in relief.
'Claws Notes: Hall's ninth inning home run gave him three straight games with a home run. Jose Pujols accomplished that feat last season, and Jim Murphy accomplished that as a BlueClaw in 2011... Lakewood has now won six straight games, two shy of their franchise record, which was accomplished last August. The stretch of wins has Lakewood at 17-12 on the season, just one game out of first place in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League. Hagerstown leads the division at 17-10.