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Baby Bomber Recap 5/18/16: Leonardo Molina homers in RiverDogs' blowout win

Recapping the Yankees' minor league affiliates' results from May 18th.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders:

Game 1: W 4-2 vs. Louisville Bats

The RailRiders had a great day, winning in both ends of a doubleheader yesterday. In Game One, Ben Gamel put on a show, collecting a single, a double, driving in two runs, and also throwing out a runner at second base. Aaron Judge and Deibinson Romero had a hit and an RBI each. Jake Cave singled and doubled, Pete Kozma had a hit and a walk, and Gary Sanchez, Donovan Solano, and Chris Parmelee had a single apiece. Brady Lail was effective through six innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and three walks, while striking out two batters.

Game 2: W 2-0 vs. Louisville Bats

Game Two was much less eventful with only fives hits overall, but it was enough to get the RailRiders a win. Gamel continued his good day with another hit and RBI, and Kozma singled in a run as well. Jonathan Diaz collected two hits, Eddy Rodriguez had a double, and Cesar Puello walked to round out the offense for the evening. With the doubleheader, Scranton threw left-hader Tyler Olson out to pitch four innings, allowing only one walk and striking out five batters. Giovanny Gallegos and Tyler Webb followed with a combined two hits, two walks, and five strikeouts over 3.0 innings.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 2-0 vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels

After five innings of trading zeros, the Thunder was able to score two runs late in the game in order to squeak out a win. Dustin Fowler singled in one of the runs and Dan Fiorito doubled in the other. Tyler Wade reached based again last night with a single, Sebastian Valle had a hit and a walk, Cito Culver hit a double, and Dante Bichette singled. Lane Adams was also hit by a pitch and stole a base. The team's pitching proved to be lights out as Cale Coshow threw seven innings of shutout baseball, allowing five hits and a walk. He only struck out two batters, working mainly off contact with 10 groundouts and seven flyouts. Alex Smith and Tyler Jones pitched a combined two innings, allowing two hits and striking out three batters altogether.

High-A Tampa Yankees:

Game 1: L 0-1 vs. Jupiter Hammerheads

Tampa was stifled in the first game, collecting only two hits and getting shut out by Edwin Jackson and Jorgan Cavanerio. Only Miguel Andujar and Santiago Nessy were able to get a hit. The real positive to come out of the game was Ian Clarkin's impressive performance. He pitched all seven innings, allowing only one run on six hits and a walk, while striking out three. It's too bad it wasn't enough to make it all worth it, but it is encouraging to see after missing all of 2015.

Game 2: W 3-1 vs. Jupiter Hammerheads

The second game was a little better, though the team scored all their runs in the third inning. Jorge Mateo hit a two-run home run and Billy Fleming doubled to bring in another run. Abiatal Avelino had two hits and a stolen base, Jake Skole doubled, and Michael O`Neill walked and stole a base. The bullpen teamed up to pitch the seven innings as James Reeves threw four innings and struck out seven, and Travis Hissong allowed a run on one hit and struck out two in 3.0 innings.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 10-1 vs. Greenville Drive

In the biggest offensive outing of the night, the RiverDogs trounced Greenville on 16 hits on their way to scoring 10 runs. Austin Afenir was a triple away from the cycle, collecting a single, double, and a two-run home run over the span of the game. 18-year-old Leonardo Molina showed he belonged in A-ball after hitting a two-run home run and knocking in another run as well. Chris Gittens singled and doubled to bring in three runs, while Angel Aguilar had a hit and an RBI. Thairo Estrada had two singles and a double, Hoy Jun Park singled, doubled, walked, and stole a base, and Kyle Holder singled, doubled, and stole a base. Jeff Hendrix had a hit and a walk, and Jhalan Jackson walked to ensure that ever RiverDog reached base. Pitching got the job done as Christian Morris allowed only one run on three hits, while striking out seven batters over 5.0 innings. David Sosebee struck out two and gave up a walk in 2.1 innings before the game was called early due to rain.