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Baby Bomber Recap 4/11/16: James Kaprielian records nine strikeouts in Tampa victory

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Recapping the Yankees' minor league affiliates' results from April 11th.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 6-3 vs. Pawtucket Red Sox

The RailRiders kicked off this series against the Red Sox with a win after they put up five runs in the fifth inning. Ben Gamel finished the night a home run short of the cycle, and Aaron Judge and Donovan Solano both had multi-hit games. Half of the RailRiders' runs came off the bat of right fielder Cesar Puello who hit a three-run home run. Slade Heathcott also hit a sac fly to drive in a run.

As far as pitching goes, Tyler Olson (who came over from the Dodgers with Ronald Torreyes) started the game for the RailRiders. He threw four scoreless innings while giving up two hits, walking two batters, and recording three strikeouts. Vinnie Pestano made his first outing of the season and promptly gave up two singles and a double to blow his ERA up to 18.00. Fortunately the RailRiders already had a commanding lead at that point. Diego Moreno worked three scoreless innings before Nick Goody was brought in for the final inning. Goody gave up a solo shot before striking out two batters to end the game.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 5-3 vs. Portland Sea Dogs

After beating up on the SeaWolves for two days, the Thunder faced the Sea Dogs on Monday (too bad they don't get to play the RiverDogs). Both teams got off to a slow start before the Thunder scored the first runs of the game in the fourth inning. Dante Bichette Jr led the offense with three hits, while Dustin Fowler collected up two hits, including a double. It was not a good night for the Trenton baserunners, as Bichette Jr and Tyler Wade were both caught stealing.

Dietrich Enns pitched four and two-thirds innings, and although he walked four batters, he didn't allow any runs to score. All of the Sea Dogs runs came in the eighth inning when Matt Tracy gave up two triples, a walk, and a single. Reliever Mark Montgomery pitched a clean inning to pick up his second save of the season.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 5-2 vs. Bradentown Marauders

The Tampa Yankees got on the board quickly thanks to a two-run home run off the bat of third baseman Miguel Andujar. Michael O'Neill, Billy Fleming and Zack Zehner each had multi-hit nights, with a double for Zehner. The team also scored two runs on wild pitches in the fourth and eighth innings.

The Yankees' top draft pick in 2015, James Kaprielian, had a dominant outing. Kaprielian fanned nine batters through five innings while giving up just one run off of three hits. Jacob Lindgren recorded his first save of the season after pitching a scoreless inning with three strikeouts and a walk.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 4-0 vs. Asheville Tourists

The RiverDogs capped off a winning day for the Yankees' minor league teams. The offense was no-hit just a few days ago, but played much better in this game as everyone in the lineup picked up a hit except for designated hitter Connor Spencer. Trey Amburgey hit a solo home run while Chris Gittens, Eduardo Navas and Jhalan Jackson each hit doubles, with two for Jackson.

Starter Brody Koerner earned his first win of the season with nine strikeouts through seven scoreless innings of work. James Reeves pitched two hitless innings to finish the game.