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Baby Bomber Recap 6/24/16: Tyler Austin hits three home runs, drives in five RBI in RailRiders win

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Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from June 24th.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 8-5 vs. Pawtucket Red Sox

The RailRiders won thanks to a breakout performance by Tyler Austin after slugging three home runs and driving in five runs all on his own. It was just the third three-homer game in Scranton's history and the first since Zoilo Almonte turned the trick in July 2014. They had another three home runs as Donovan Solano, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez stunned the PawSox by going back-to-back-to-back in the top of the 10th inning, paving the way for a RailRiders victory.

Cesar Puello had a double and a walk and Pete Kozma singled and walked, while Ben Gamel singled and Jake Cave walked. Luis Severino allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk, while striking out two in 6.0 innings of work. Matt Wotherspoon allowed a run on two hits and three walks in 3.0 innings, and Conor Mullee threw an inning while striking out one.

Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 2-5 vs. Akron RubberDucks

The Thunder ended up losing out on a game where Daniel Camarena struck out eight in 5.2 innings. Unfortunately, he allowed one earned run and five unearned runs after Miguel Andujar committed two fielding errors. Cale Coshow struck out two and walked one in 1.1 innings and Jonathan Holder struck out two and allowed a hit in 1.0 innings, but it wasn't enough.

As for the offense, they scored their only two runs runs thanks to a two-run home run off the bat of Kyle Higashioka. Miguel Andujar collected two hits and a walk, while Tyler Wade had two hits, and Dante Bichette singled and walked. Dustin Fowler singled and stole two bases and Lane Adams walked and stole a base. Billy Fleming, Mark Payton, and Cito Culver each collected a hit of their own.

High-A Tampa Yankees: W 5-3 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

The Yankees won despite some disappointing performances from the bullpen. Ian Clarkin struck out seven, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. Unfortunately, Joey Maher and Matt Marsh each blew the save, even as Marsh collected three strikeouts. The Tampa offense managed to make things right, as Abiatal Avelino homered, tripled, singled, and stole a base. Austin Aune drove in a run on a triple, and Connor Spencer singled in a run and walked. Connor Oliver singled in a run and stole a base, and Wes Wilson singled and drove in a run. Devyn Bolasky collected two hits, Thairo Estrada singled, Zack Zehner walked twice, and Jorge Mateo also walked.

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 2-3 vs. Rome Braves

Despite a great outing by starting pitcher Yefrey Ramirez, the RiverDogs came up lacking. Ramirez struck out eight batters, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk over 7.0 innings. Jose Mesa also struck out a batter and collected two hits in one inning of work. Charleston was only able to score two runs on a Chris Gittens two RBI and a walk. Eduardo Navas singled twice, Hoy Jun Park and Jeff Hendrix had similar batting lines as they both singled, walked, and stole a base. Kyle Holder and Gosuke Katoh each singled, and Jhalan Jackson drew three walks.

Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 4-3 vs. West Virginia Black Bears (10 innings)

Staten Island came away with a win in extra innings after Drew Finley threw 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four batters. Josh Roeder entered out of the bullpen and fired 4.1 innings, allowing a run on five hits and striking out three batters to nail down the win. Dalton Blaser knocked in two runs on a double and also drew a walk. Mandy Alvarez doubled and walked, driving in another run, while Kane Sweeney walked four times. Nick Solak had a double and a walk, Dom Thompson-Williams walked and stole a base, and Timmy Robinson drew a walk of his own. SI won in the bottom of the 10th after West Virginia walked the bases loaded and pitcher Yunior Montero threw a wild pitch.

Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees:

L 6-14 vs. Danville Braves

Pulaski has gotten off to a bad start to the weekend. After their Thursday game was paused because of rain, they returned to play on Friday and got blown out. Starter Chad Martin allowed seven hits and five earned runs in 4.0 innings, but the offense managed to take the lead. Kevin Cornelius had a two-run home run and a walk, and Dermis Garcia homered and walked twice. Wilkerman Garcia brought in a run and walked, and Welfrin Mateo brought in a run on a sac fly. Estevan Florial singled, and Isiah Gilliam and Ben Ruta each singled and walked. Leonardo Molina also doubled and walked.

Alex Bisacca struck out four and walked one in 2.2 innings, but the rest of the bullpen imploded. Phillip Diehl blew the save in the eighth inning, allowing a run and two hits in 1.1 innings. In the ninth inning, Braden Bristo allowed five runs on five hits, while only managing to get one out. Miles Chambers allowed another two earned runs on three hits in 0.2 innings to surrender a total of eight runs to doom the Yankees right at the end of the night.

L 2-1 vs. Danville Braves

After finishing out the end of the first game, Pulaski never showed up for the second. Dermis Garcia singled in a run and walked, while Estevan Florial and Ben Ruta each collected a hit, and Brian Reyes walked. Rafael Lara threw five innings, allowing only two runs on two hits and three walks, striking out four. Icezack Flemming pitched another two innings, allowing only a walk, but the damage was already too much.

GCL Yankees East: W 5-4 vs. GCL Braves

Edel Luaces 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB, SB
Brandon Wagner 2B, 3B
Jordan Scott SB, 2 outfield assists
Erick Mendez H, RBI, SB, 2 outfield assists
Yancarlos Baez H, SB
Yonauris Rodriguez 2 H, RBI, SB

Daniel Alvarez 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R/0 ER, 5 K
Havid Burgos 3.0 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 K
Bringnel Mendez 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K

GCL Yankees West: L 0-7 vs. GCL Phillies

Pablo Olivares H
Nelson Gomez BB
Donny Sands H, 2B
Joseph Burton H
Juan De Leon 2B
Daniel Barries 2 BB

Gilmael Troya 2.1 IP, 3 H, 6 R/0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Daniel Ramos 2.2 IP, H
Jose Pujols 3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K
Artur Strzalka 1.0 IP