Around the League

Atlantic League Results, Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Southern Maryland 6, Long Island 5

(Waldorf, Md., July 19, 2022) – The Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 6-5 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game midweek series from Regency Furniture Stadium.

 Long Island jumped out in front 1-0 in the top of the third inning against Southern Maryland starting pitcher Eddie Butler courtesy of a two-out run-scoring single to the opposite field in left off the bat of Alejandro De Aza that plated Johnni Turbo after he led off the frame with a double. The Blue Crabs made it 2-1 in their favor in the last of the third versus Ducks starter Scott Harkin by way of a two-run home run over the Mini Monster in left field produced by Michael Wielansky.

 The Flock went back out in front 4-2 in the fourth thanks to a bases clearing three-run double into the left field corner by L.J. Mazzilli that scored Joe DeCarlo, Vladimir Frias, and Turbo. The visitors made it 5-2 in the fifth as Deibinson Romero plated De Aza with an RBI base knock. Trailing 5-4 in the seventh, Southern Maryland tied the ballgame at five in the on an RBI base hit from Wielansky against Nick Goody. In the last of the ninth, David Harris flared a single just in front of leftfielder Sam Travis off Edubray Ramos that enabled Zach Collier to cross the plate with the winning run which gave the Blue Crabs the walk-off victory.

 Neither pitcher factored in the game’s final outcome, as Harkin gave up four runs on nine hits (one home run) in five innings pitched, walking one and striking out four, while Butler surrendered five runs on 11 hits across six innings on the mound, walking two while striking out six. Ramos (2-1) suffered the loss, allowing one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning pitched, striking out one. Mat Latos (3-2) tallied with a scoreless inning of relief on one strikeout. De Aza had three hits for Long Island, along with an RBI, run scored, and stolen base.

 The Ducks and Blue Crabs continue their three-game set on Wednesday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. 


Gastonia 19, York 5

YORK, Pa. - The Gastonia Honey Hunters celebrated a pair of birthdays on Tuesday night with a 16-hit outburst, taking down the York Revolution 19-5 at Peoples Bank Park.

Five Gastonia players garnered multi-hit games, including Reece Hampton and Jack Reinheimer, who celebrated their birthdays by collecting six hits and two homers, while driving in four runs.

The offensive onslaught came as part of a run that saw Gastonia score 14 unanswered runs. Gastonia scored three runs in the second, followed by two in the third, four in the fourth and five in the fifth inning.

York was able to strike first in the first inning as Melky Mesa, fresh off his walk-off single on Sunday, drove his seventh home run of the season, a two-run blast to left center measured at 435 feet, putting York up 2-0.  It was the 65th home run of his Revs career, pulling within one of matching Andres Perez for second on the franchise’s all-time list.

Hampton opened the scoring for Gastonia, launching his fifth homer to right field against Eduardo Rivera.

The Reinheimer home run, his eighth, came in the fifth inning off Revs reliever Josh Martin and was part of a four-hit day. The Gastonia shortstop now has three homers in his last two games played at Peoples Bank Park, owning a .500(9-18) average against York on the road.

Zach Jarrett collected three hits in the contest, bumping his average to .289 on the season.

York was able to get back on the board in the fifth against Honey Hunters starter John Anderson. Yefri Perez kicked off the rally by slicing a leadoff triple to right and coming around to score on an Elmer Reyes single. Singles from Mesa and Nellie Rodriguez loaded the bases and a Carlos Franco walk provided Franco with his league-leading 82nd RBI as the Revs cut the margin to 14-4. 

York pushed across one more in the seventh as JC Encarnacion led off the inning by ripping a solo homer to left field on the first pitch, his eighth of the year. Encarnacion had entered the game in the previous inning as a defensive replacement for Mesa.

Luis Castro, who homered, and Joseph Rosa collected two hits apiece in the win, moving Gastonia to a twelve game winning streak. The streak for the Honey Hunters is a franchise high.

Jake Skole added his thirteenth dinger of the season in the five-run fifth, putting Gastonia up 11-2.

John Anderson earned his eighth win of the year for Gastonia(56-21), as the 19 runs was a season´s best and the 14-run margin of victory is a high water mark for 2022.

Wednesday, Reilly Hovis works opposite Alex Sanabia at 6:30 pm.


Lexington 6, High Point 1

LEXINGTON, KY, - The High Point Rockers lost to the Lexington Legends 6-1 on Tuesday night at Wild Health Field in Lexington.

Jay Gonzalez led the Rockers with three hits including a double. Jonah Scolaro took the loss, allowing six hits and four runs over 3.1 innings while striking out five.

The Rockers are now 40-38 overall and 1-11 in the second half of the Atlantic League season.

The Rockers took a 1-0 lead with a run in the second when Tyler Ladendorf led off the inning with a walk, moved to second on a single by Jay Gonzalez and scored on a single by Giovanny Alfonzo.

Scolaro allowed a double to Courtney Hawkins leading off the third before walking Manuel Geraldo. Rusber Estrada then hit a three-run homer that was followed by a solo homer from Montrell Marshall to give the Legends a 4-1 lead.  Estrada added a solo homer in the fifth to go ahead 5-1.

In the sixth, Boog Powell tripled and Hawkins walked. With runners on first and third, the Legends executed a double steal with Powell taking home to put Lexington up 6-1.

Lexington starter David Lebron (W, 3-2) went five innings and allowed five hits and five walks while striking out six.

High Point and Lexington will play the middle game of this three-game series at noon on Wednesday at Wild Health Field.


Lancaster 6, Charleston 4

They say that one good turn deserves another.  Based on Tuesday night’s game between the Lancaster Barnstormers and Charleston Dirty Birds, the same might be true about a bad throw.

Charleston tied the game in the top of the eighth when a wide throw to first kept the Barnstormers from an inning ending double play, but the Barnstormers grabbed the lead to stay on a thrown away comebacker as Lancaster won, 6-4, in the fourth game of a six-game series.

With the win, the Barnstormers have taken a two-game lead over Staten Island in the Atlantic League North.

Lancaster jumped ahead with a big third inning.  A walk to Devon Torrence and single by Shawon Dunston, Jr. set the stage.  After Melvin Mercedes flied to right for the second out, Andretty Cordero banged a single into right to score Torrence.  Trayvon Robinson followed with a three-run blast to the hillside in left to go ahead, 4-0.

Starters Michael Gunn and Oscar De La Cruz kept the opposing teams in check from there through the sixth inning, but the Dirty Birds got to reliever Chase Johnson in the seventh.  With one out, Yovan Gonzalez drilled a single into center.  Scott Burcham walked, and Anfernee Seymore reached the picnic deck in right with a line drive home run to cut the lead to 4-3.  After a walk to Nick Heath, Josh Graham was summoned and pitched out of the rest of the inning.

In the top of the eighth, Engel Beltre and Diego Goris reached Graham for consecutive one-out singles.  Yovan Gonzalez stroked a grounder to third baseman Trace Loehr, who got the force at second.  The relay throw back to first from Melvin Mercedes was wide of Andretty Cordero as the tying run scored.  Burcham followed with a base hit up the middle, again putting runners at first and third.  West Tunnell (2-0) entered and struck out Seymour to close the inning.

With one out in the bottom of the eighth, Cordero singled to right center, and Robinson doubled in the same direction.  Charleston walked Anderson Feliz intentionally to set up a double play.  Joe Testa (0-4) struck out Tyler Hill for the second out.  Anthony Peroni bounced a full count pitch to the third base side of the mound.  Testa fielded the ball and lobbed a soft throw to first baseman Tyler Blaum.  Blaum was pulled to the infield side of the bag, then slipped trying to get back.  He dove for the bag with Peroni’s foot touching down first.  Cordero and Robinson both scored on the play for the 6-4 lead.

Tunnell struck out the side in the ninth around a four-pitch walk to Alfredo Gonzalez to lock up Lancaster’s 14th win in the last 15 home games.

The Barnstormers send Nile Ball (6-3) to the mound on Wednesday evening against right-hander Stephen Chamblee (1-3).  It is a Wet Nose Wednesday at Clipper Magazine Stadium.  Fans may tune into the Barnstormers YouTube channel or Blue Ridge 11, beginning at 6:30.

NOTES:  Mercedes singled in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 16, the longest on the club this season…Dunston stretch his hitting streak to 10…Cordero drove home his 68th run of the season…He has an RBI in nine of the last 11 games…His league-leading hit total increased to 103…Robinson’s homer was his fifth in nine games…He has 19 RBI in the last 10 games…De La Cruz has a 1.57 ERA over his last four starts.

Kentucky 3, Staten Island 0


Search Archive »

Browse by Year »


Browse by Month »

April 2024
March 2024
February 2024
January 2024
December 2023
November 2023
October 2023
September 2023
August 2023
July 2023
June 2023
May 2023
April 2023
March 2023
February 2023
January 2023
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022
August 2022
July 2022
June 2022
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022
December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015