Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday's News and Notes

The Quick Rundown...
  • Syracuse L, 5-2
  • Harrisburg L, 5-4 (11 inn.)
  • Potomac W, 2-1
  • Hagerstown W, 4-3 (10 inn.)
  • Vermont L, 5-2
  • GCL Nationals L, 7-1
  • DSL Nationals W, 5-2

Syracuse Chiefs L, 5-2 vs. Charlotte
Starting Pitcher: Arnesen (L, 2-3) 5⅓ P 6H 4R 1ER 3BB 4K
Pitching Star: Balester 1⅔ IP 0H 0R 0BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Maxwell 2-4
Hitting Star # 2: Lambin 1-3, 1-2B
Notes: Syracuse and Charlotte to looked to be battling this one out as they remained tied through four innings played. Then Charlotte began their attack scoring one in the 5th and adding three more in the 6th inning. They went on to add one more in the top of the 8th to seal their lead for good. The Chiefs added single runs in the 8th and 9th innings, but fell short in the end as they fell to Charlotte 5-2. Starting pitcher Arnesen collected the loss giving up six hits, four runs, three walks, getting 4 strikeouts over 5⅓ innings.

Harrisburg Senators L, 5-4 vs. New Hampshire (11 inn.)
Starting Pitcher: Milone 5⅓ IP 9H 4R 4ER 3BB 2K
Pitching Star: Kimball 2⅔ IP 0H 0R 0BB 4K
Hitting Star # 1: Solano, 2-3, 2B, 2B, BB
Hitting Star # 2: Valdez 2-5, R
Notes: The Sens got behind in the 5th inning, where New Hampshire scored three runs to build a 3-1 lead. Then not until the bottom the 9th, Harrisburg made a charge and tied this one at 3-3 to send this one into extras. Unfortunately New Hampshire scored 1 run in the 11th inning to win this one 5-4. Starting pitcher Tom Milone gave up nine hits, four runs, and three walks in his 5⅓ innings.

Potomac Nationals W, 2-1 vs. Myrtle Beach
Starter/Pitching Star #1: Peacock (W, 2-8) 7IP 4H 1R 1ER 1BB 8K
Pitching Star #2: Leatherman (SV, 3) 1⅓ IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K; 2-0 IR-S
Hitting Star #1: Jacobsen 2-3, R, HR, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Moore 1-3, R, HR, RBI
Notes: See Sue's take in Last Night In Woodbridge

Hagerstown Suns W, 4-3 vs. Hickory (10 inn.)
Starting Pitcher: Demny (ND) 7IP 6H 1ER 1BB 5K
Pitching Un-Star: Weaver (BS, 3) 2IP 3H 2R 2ER 0BB 1K 1HR
Hitting Star #1: Ramirez, 2-5, 1R, 1HR, 2RBI
Hitting Star #2:Soriano 2-5, 1R
Notes: It was a close one but the Suns proved victorious, beating Hickory at home by a score of 4 to 3. Hickory tried to come back getting a double and a homerun against Weaver, but it was not enough as they fell short by one run. Starting pitcher Paul Demny pitched an outstanding game, going seven complete innings, allowing only one run on six hits and a walk. He also struck out five. J.P. Ramirez also had a great game, going 2-5, highlighted by a two-run shot in the 2nd. The homer was his 7th of the year.

Vermont Lake Monster L, 5-2 @ Tri-City
Starting Pitcher: Jenkins (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP 6H 5R 4ER 2BB 0K 1HR
Pitching Star: McKenzie 2IP 2H 0R 3BB 1K
Hitting Star # 1: Pena 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
Hitting Star # 2: Miller 1-3, R, 2B
Notes: Vermont scored one run early in the top of the 2nd hoping to get something going, unfortunately Tri-City answered with four runs in the bottom of the 2nd to take the lead. The Lake Monsters tried to rally in the 4th, scoring one run but Tri-City answered again with one of their own in the bottom of the same inning to finish Vermont off 5-2. Starter Chad Jenkins got the loss going 3⅓ innings, giving up six hits, five runs and two walks.

GCL Nationals L, 7-0 @ GCL Marlins
Starting Pitcher: Gregory Baez (L, 0-1) 2⅔ IP 6H 5R 5ER 2BB 4K 1HR
Pitching Star: Miguel Navarro 2⅓ IP 1H 0R 2BB 0K
Hitting Star #1: Hector Taveras 2-3, BB
Hitting Star #2: Michael Taylor 2-4, 2B
Notes: A five-run third inning gave the Marlins more than enough runs to win, as the GCL Nationals managed to rap 7 of their 11 hits with two outs, leading to 11 men left on base for the game.

DSL Nationals W, 5-2 @ DSL Giants
Starting Pitcher: Adalberto Mieses (W, 2-1) 5IP 4H 2R 0ER 5BB 7K
Pitching Star: Antonio Guzman (SV, 1) 3IP 2H 0R 1BB 5K
Hitting Star #1: Paul Chacin 3-4, R, 2-2B, RBI
Hitting Star #2: Edgar Gonzalez 0-2, R, 3BB, SB
Notes: After getting a run in the 6th to break a 2-2 tie, the D-Nats put up two more in the 8th to pull away from the D-Giants for a 5-2 win and evening their record at 11-11.

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