Private: Atlantic League Results, Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Long Island 5, Staten Island 3

(Staten Island, N.Y., May 21, 2024) – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Staten Island FerryHawks 5-3 on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Staten Island University Hospital Community Park.

Long Island took a 3-0 lead in the second inning against Staten Island starting pitcher Mike Shawaryn courtesy of an RBI double from Rixon Wingrove, a run-scoring single by Scott Kelly and a wild pitch from Shawaryn that scored Kelly later in the frame. The FerryHawks got to within 3-1 in the third versus Ducks starter Stephen Woods Jr. on Taylor Motter’s RBI base knock.

Staten Island scored single runs in the fourth and fifth on a sacrifice fly by Robert Brooks and solo home run off the bat of Taylor Motter. The visitors jumped back out in front 4-3 in the seventh on Aaron Antonini’s run-scoring base hit and added an insurance run in the eighth thanks to Ryan McBroom’s leadoff home run to left centerfield.

Neither starter factored in the decision. Woods allowed two runs on five hits in four innings pitched, walking and striking out two. Shawaryn surrendered three runs on five hits in six innings of work, walking two and striking out four. Ramon Santos (2-0) tallied the win with a scoreless inning on two hits allowed along with one walk and two strikeouts. Joe Jones (0-1) suffered the loss, surrendering two runs on four hits (one home run) in an inning and two-thirds on the mound, walking and striking out one. Matt Seelinger fired a scoreless frame in the ninth for his team-leading third save of the season.

Frank Schwindel had two more hits in the winning effort, extending his on-base streak to 12 consecutive games overall.

The Ducks and FerryHawks continue their three-game set on Wednesday morning. First pitch is scheduled for 10:30 Staten Island University Hospital Community Park. Fans can follow all the action live on FloBaseball by CLICKING HERE. Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (2-1, 5.40) toes the rubber for Long Island against Staten Island lefty Aaron Leasher (2-1, 3.00).


Southern Maryland 6, York 2

May 21, 2024 – Waldorf, Md.):  The York Revolution dropped their series opener to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, 6-2 on Tuesday evening at Regency Furniture Stadium. The Blue Crabs used a six-run first inning to build a big early lead and never looked back.

Anthony Brocato’s three-run homer to left spotted the hosts a 3-0 lead, three batters into the home half of the opening frame. Aaron Hill later added an RBI double to left center, and Ian Yetsko lined a two-run single to left to make it 6-0. It matched the biggest inning against the Revs this season and was their biggest first inning allowed since a six-run first on April 29, 2022 at Lancaster.

York got on the board in the top of the second. Trey Martin and Colton Welker led off with singles, and with two outs, Paul Mondesi slapped an RBI single into right to make it 6-1.

Revs starter Ethan Lindow (1-2) was lifted after the tough first inning, and the Revs bullpen was outstanding holding Southern Maryland scoreless the rest of the way. Four York pitchers combined to hold the Crabs to two singles over seven shutout innings.

Michael Horrell worked the first three out of the ‘pen and has now chucked seven scoreless innings in his last five appearances.  Tom Sutera struck out three in two scoreless innings, while Moises Lugo (two strike outs) and Matt Turner both logged scoreless innings.

David Washington led off the sixth with a double to the gap in right center, extending his Revs career-opening hitting streak to 16 consecutive games. Welker’s sac fly to left brought him home to make it 6-2, but York managed just one further hit, a Matt McDermott double with two outs in the seventh, the rest of the way.

Crabs starter Shawn Semple (1-2) scattered eight hits over seven innings for the win, striking out eight with no walks. Cody Thompson retired all six out of the Southern Maryland bullpen to close it out.

Notes: McDermott went 3-for-4 for his second consecutive three-hit game; he has multiple hits in six of his last seven games, going 15-for-30 on that stretch, and also owns a current eight-game hitting streak while having reached safely in all 19 games played with York. Kobe Kato saw his 21-game on-base streak snapped. Welker has hit safely in six straight and seven of eight total games with York. Martin now has 19 hits in his last 57 at-bats (.333) dating to May 3. Regency Furniture Stadium has proven to be one of the toughest road venues for the Revs who have now dropped 20 of their last 23 at Southern Maryland dating to 2021. York falls to 13-10 overall, remaining just two games back of first place, and 9-4 on the road.

Up Next: York lefty Aaron Fletcher (2-1, 1.56) faces Southern Maryland right-hander Garrett Martin (2-1, 4.86) on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 98.9 FM & 1350 WOYK,, The New WOYK app, and FloBaseball.TV beginning at 6:45 p.m.


Gastonia 8, Lancaster 5

For 6 1/3 innings on Tuesday evening, Nile Ball dominated the Gastonia Baseball Club.  A one-out single in the seventh, only the second allowed by the Lancaster right-hander in the game, led to his removal.  Gastonia pounced on the opportunity and struck for eight runs in the next two innings to overturn a Stormers lead and go on to win, 8-5, in the opener of a three-game series.

It was Lancaster’s 11th loss in the last 14 games.

Ball struck out a career-high 11 in his 6 1/3 inning stint.  Over the first four innings, the Georgia native retired 12 of 13 with one batter reaching on an error.  He escaped a bases loaded jam in the fifth, giving up his first hit of the night, a Braxton Davidson single.  He retired the side in order in the sixth and coaxed a pop up out of Mazeika to open the seventh.  Jake Gatewood singled past shortstop Nick Lucky, and Ball was lifted for Max Green with the Stormers up, 3-0.

Green allowed a two-run homer to Eric De La Rosa on a drive down the right field line.  The ball was initially ruled foul, but the umpires met and overturned the decision.  Replays showed the ball was fair.

Jack Conley singled home a pair of runs in the home seventh, stretching Lancaster’s lead back to three, but the top of the eighth produced a series of mishaps that led to six Gastonia runs.

Jackson Rees started the inning for the Stormers and allowed leadoff singles to Jack Reinheimer and Josh Stowers around a wild pitch.  Kevin Watson, Jr. singled off the glove of first baseman Joseph Carpenter to produce the first run of the inning.  A second wild pitch moved the tying runs into scoring position before Rees struck out Justin Wylie for the first out.  Left-hander Justin Kelly was summoned to face Mazeika and issued a walk to load the bases.  Another walk to Jake Gatewood forced home the visitors’ fourth run and a wild pitch allowed the game to be tied.

Chad Sedio made a diving catch of Davidson’s foul ball for the second out, and Lancaster again switched pitchers, this time bringing out James Hoyt.  De La Rosa hit a smash to the left of shortstop Nick Lucky, who made a sliding stop to his left, but was unable to pick the ball out of his glove cleanly allowing the lead run to score.

Dean Miller added the clinching blow, a two-run double to left center.

Bryan Blanton (1-1) threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.  Phoenix Sanders followed and tossed a clean ninth for his fourth save.

The same two teams will meet on Wednesday evening.  Right-hander Noah Bremer (1-1) will pitch for the Stormers against lefty Zac Lowther (2-0).  Fans may tune in on Blue Ridge 11 or Flo Baseball, starting at 6:30.

NOTES:  Cristian Santana went 4-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 11 games…He has hit safely in 21 of 22 and leads the league with a.409 average…He homered for the first time since May 4…Lancaster stole five bases off Gastonia reliever Zach Vennaro in the seventh inning…Sedio had his third straight multi-hit game…The Stormers left 14 runners on base.


High Point 11, Lexington 10 (10 innings)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The High Point Rockers won their sixth consecutive game, overcoming an early 4-0 deficit and finally emerging with an 11-10 win over Lexington at Legends Field on Tuesday night.

The win allowed the Rockers to remain in a tie for first place in the Atlantic League’s South Division at 15-8. Gastonia defeated Lancaster 8-5 on Tuesday to keep pace with the Rockers.

In a game that included four lead changes, it was two runs in the top of the 10th game that helped the Rockers break a 9-9 tie and down the Legends.

In the top of the tenth, Ben Aklinski’s ground out moved ghost runner Connor Owings to third with one out. Owings then scored on a wild pitch to put High Point ahead 10-9. After Colin Moran drew a walk, the Rockers pinch-ran Gavin Johns. A hard grounder to first by Evan Edwards was fielded by Keenan O’Brien but his throw to second sailed into left field, leaving the Rockers with runners at first and second.  Brian Parreira then singled to right, scoring Johns and giving High Point an 11-9 lead.

Jameson McGrane pitched the bottom of the 10th for the Rockers and struck out the first two batters of the inning before allowing an RBI single to Mikey Reynolds that cut the Rockers lead to 11-10. But McGrane fanned Gabe Howell to end the game.

It was a rocky start for Rockers starter Ben Braymer. The lefty, who went 2-0 for High Point in 2023 before having his contract acquired by the Colorado Rockies, signed with High Point Tuesday afternoon and was on the mound just hours later. But the Legends greeted Braymer with four first inning runs to go up 4-0.

High Point began to chip away, cutting the deficit to 4-1 on a second inning homer from Zander Wiel. Owings then slammed a solo homer to make it a 4-2 game in the top of the fifth.

The Legends added a run in the bottom of the fifth on a walk and a Rockers error to increase the lead to 5-2.

High Point pulled to within a run at 5-4 with two runs in the top of the sixth. Evan Edwards singled and moved to third on a ground rule double by Wiel. Parreira grounded out to second, scoring Edwards and moving Wiel to third. Clayton Mehlbauer and Ryan Grotjohn each received a walk from Lexington reliever Elio Serrano. Martin Figueroa brought home Wiel with a fielder’s choice.

The Rockers tied the game and then took a 7-6 lead with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. Moran walked and Evan Edwards singled. Zander Wiel’s bloop single to center plated Moran with the tying run and Parreira’s sac fly to deep left brought home Edwards with the go-ahead run.

The Legends regained the lead with three runs in the seventh inning to go on top 8-6.

High Point answered back with three runs in the top of the eighth for a 9-8 lead. Grotjohn led off the inning with a solo homer to make it 8-7. With two outs, Aklinski drew a walk from Alex MacKinnon and Moran blasted a two-run homer to edge the Rockers in front 9-8.

Lexington tied the game at 9-9 when Aldenis Sanchez stole home in the bottom of the eighth.

Lexington had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth off Rocker reliever Zack Muckenhirn.  Pedro Gonzalez led off the frame with a double. But the lefty retired the next three batters in order, two by strikeout, to send the game to extra innings.

Muckenhirn earned the win for the Rockers improving to 2-0.

The second game of the three-game series is set for a morning start on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for a 10:15 a.m. first pitch.

NOTES: Nick Longhi came off the injured list on Tuesday after having missed 10 days due to an upper body injury. In his first at-bat, Longhi grounded to short and the throw to first drew first baseman Keenan O’Brien off the bag. As Longhi tried to avoid the tag, he went down with an apparent lower body injury and was removed from the game. . . High Point’s six-game winning steak is its longest of the season. It is also the longest active winning streak in the ALPB.