Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Off
Double-A Trenton Thunder: W 7-6 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
It was a back and forth game between Trenton and New Hampshire Monday night with both teams scoring in the first inning. The Thunder managed to push five runs across in the second, which ended up being the difference after the teams traded runs in the sixth inning. Tyler Austin did a little bit of everything, picking up two hits, walking three times, driving in a run, and stealing a base. Kyle Higashioka and Cito Culver also recorded two hits a piece. Higashioka drove in two runs, as did Mark Payton with his two-run double.
Cale Coshow had a rocky start. allowing four earned runs (five total) in just four innings of work. He also walked five Fisher Cats before turning the game over to the bullpen. Matt Tracy allowed one run in his three innings of relief, and Alex Smith pitched two scoreless with four strikeouts to close it out.
It took a pretty big comeback for the T-Yanks to get past the Miracle, but extra innings allowed them to do just that. Although they recorded just six hits, they managed to make the most of them to scratch together enough runs to emerge victorious. Miguel Andujar had a two-hit night, including a double, driving in two of the team's runs as well as walking twice. Jake Skole hit his third home run of the season in the tenth inning that would be the deciding run in the game.
Tampa allowed all five Miracle runs in the first inning. Ian Clarkin pitched three scoreless innings following the rough first, striking out only one batter along the way. His relievers, Travis Hissong and Dillon McNamara, each pitched three scoreless innings to allow the offense to work their way back into the game and ultimately come away with the win.
Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: W 10-2 vs. West Virginia Power
Charleston scored three runs in three different innings in their blowout victory over West Virginia on Monday. Every player in the lineup had a hit as part of the team's 16-hit outburst. Connor Spencer had two hits, including a double and a home run, driving in three runs by himself. Gosuke Katoh also homered as part of his three-hit night.
Starter Christian Morris was great, allowing just one run in six innings while striking out six batters. He allowed just four hits. Jose Mesa closed out the game with three innings, striking out five and allowing one run to earn the rare three-inning save. Morris dropped his season ERA to 1.48 with the outing.