Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: L 4-7 vs. Syracuse Chiefs
Even though the RailRiders combined for 13 hits, it wasn't enough to rally past the Chiefs Sunday night. Nick Swisher, Jose Rosario, and Lane Adams each tallied three hits a piece. Donovan Solano also drove in two runs with two hits, including a double. Rob Refsnyder went hitless and committed his third error of the season, dropping his season average to .190.
Starter Tyler Cloyd was victimized by his team's sloppy defense, giving up six runs with only two of them being earned in four innings. He did walk four and struck out five, but he just didn't get the necessary help behind him. He was relieved by Richard Bleier who pitched four innings allowing only one run.
Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 0-5 vs. Akron RubberDucks
Trenton's offense was held to only three hits in their shutout loss to Akron. Jake Cave reached base three times via a single and two walks to lead the way. The team did manage to work six walks in the game, but failed to push any runs across. Kyle Higashioka and Cito Culver were responsible for the team's only other hits.
Brady Lail was responsible for the loss, giving up eight hits and five runs in four innings of work. The only thing that mattered was the first run, as his offense failed to score, but it wasn't a very strong outing for Lail. Caleb Smith and Alex Smith combined to finish the game out of the bullpen with five innings of scoreless ball.
Everything started off well enough for the T-Yanks, getting a run in the first inning to jump out to an early lead. Billy Fleming put together a great game with three hits including a double and a home run. He drove in three of the team's home runs. Mark Payton singled twice to continue his strong start to the season.
Chance Adams struck out six batters and allowed two runs in five innings and Caleb Frare followed with two scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Things sort of fell apart for Tampa in the eighth inning when Philip Walby allowed four runs (three earned) and recorded just one out. Tampa did get one run back in the ninth, but it wasn't enough to undo the damage of the eighth inning.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 5-4 vs. Augusta GreenJackets
Jhalan Jackson delivered a walk-off RBI single to lift the RiverDogs over the GreenJackets Sunday evening. It was Jackson's third career walk-off hit and the fifth walk-off for Charleston this season. Connor Spencer and Jeff Hendrix also contributed two hits a piece including Spencer's second home run of the season.
Charleston got a strong start from Josh Rogers with four innings of one-run ball. He walked no one and struck out five batters. David Palladino ran into trouble with two runs in two innings including a blown save.