Williamsport and GCL Weekly Report

It’s that time of year again, so let’s get right to it.

Williamsport : 5-4, 1 GB in the NYPL Pinckney division

Williamsport beats State College 15-2

Leandro Castro got the year off on the right note by going 5-6 with a HR, 2 RBI and 2 R. TJ Warren also had a big night going 3-5 with a 2B, 3B, 3 RBI and 3 R. Catcher Jean Rodriguez was 3-5 with 2 RBI and a R while Francisco Murillo added two doubles and 3 RBI. Hewitt started the season with a 1/4 night that included an RBI, R and 2 Ks. Siulman Lebron got the win in his first start stateside. The 22 year old righty went 5.2 innings, allowing 2 ER on 6 H and 1 BB while striking out 6. Massingham, Long and Grieve went the rest of the way without allowing a hit.

State College beats Williamsport 4-3

There wasn’t much offense for the Cutters after Jeremy Barnes hit a 2R HR in the first inning. Michael Dabbs went 3/4 and Evan Porter added two hits that included a 3B. Jon Pettibone went 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits and 1 BB while striking out 6. Reginal Simon gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in 1 inning and Jordan Ellis took the loss after allowing a run in the ninth.

Williamsport beats State College 4-3

Dabbs led off and collected 2 2B among his 3 hits. Stephen Batts had hit his first 2B and HR of the season, finishing with 3 RBI and 2 R. Warren added 3 hits with an RBI and Hewitt picked up his first extra base hit with a 2B, but stuck out two more times. Freddy Ballestas pitched 3.2 innings, allowing 2 hits and a walk while striking out 5. He has since been promoted to Lakewood. Spencer Arroyo pitched 2.1 innings of shutout ball to get the win.

Batavia beats Williamsport 6-5

Dabbs went 1/4, but the one was a 3R 3B. Jiwan James, now an OF, had an RBI 1B and RBI 3B. Barnes and Warren each had two hits while Hewitt went 0/4, but did not strike out. It’s hard to get excited when that is the best thing you can say. Nick Hernandez did not show well in his first start, allowing 4 R (3 ER) on 4 H and 1 BB in 3.1 innings. He only struck out 1.  Justin Long took the loss, allowing two unearned runs on three hits.

Batavia beats Williamsport 7-0

Not much to report on this night. Batts, Dabbs and Roy Uhl each had one hit and that’s all the Cutters could muster. Josh Zeid went 4 innings, allowing 1 R on 3 H and struck out 2 while not walking anyone. Ellis gave up 2 ER and Grieve gave up 3 ER in relief.

Williamsport beats Batavia 1-0

James was 2/3 with a 2B and a R. Porter knocked in the game’s only run with his one hit. Hewitt was 1/4 with a 2B and 0 K. Lebron struck out 10 over 7 IP, allowing only 2 H and 1 BB. Long struck out 2 to get the save.

Mahoning Valley beats Williamsport 6-1

Barnes was 3/4 and Valle knocked in the only run with a sac fly. Hewitt (2), Warren (3) and James (2) each stole a base. Pettibone went six scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6. Massingham gave up 3 unearned runs without allowing a hit and Simon allowed 2 runs in 0.1 IP.

Williamsport beats Mahoning Valley 8-3

Murillo was 2/4 with 2 HR, 3 RBI and 2 R. Valle and Dabbs also added home runs while Adam Buschini went 1/5 in his debut. Matt Way also made his debut, allowing only 1 H in 4 IP and striking out 3. Long picked up another save, walking 2 and striking out 2 over 2 innings.

Williamsport beats Mahoning Valley 6-1

James was 2-5 with an RBI. Warren was 2-3 with an RBI, BB, SB (5) and 2 R. Valle was 1/4 with a 2B and Buschini walked in 4 PA and stole a base. Hernandez went 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and a walk, while striking out one. Luke Wertz pitched 3 shutout innings for the win.


GCL Phillies: 2-1, 1 GB in the GCL North

Blue Jays beat the Phillies 7-1

Dugan was 0-3 with a BB and R. Domingo Santana walked and struck out twice. Jakub Sladek was 1-2 and that was about it. Juan Sosa wasn’t good, allowing 5 R (3 ER) on 6 H and 3 BB while striking out 4. He also uncorked 3 wild pitches. Chad Poe pitched 2.1 innings, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Chase Johnson struck out 6 in 2.2 IP.

Phillies beat the Blue Jays 2-1

Dugan was 0-5. SS Jonathan Villan was 2-5 with an RBI. OF Miguel Alvarez was 2-4 with a 2B, RBI and R. Julio Rodriguez went 5 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 7. Miguel Matos picked the save, striking out 2 over 2 innings.

Phillies beat the Pirates 2-1

Dugan picked up his first hit of the season in going 1-3. Santana also picked up a 2B and a run scored. Winder Torres knocked in one of the two runs. The pitching was great, allowing only 1 hit all day. Kevin Angelle allowed that hit, while striking out 3 over 4 IP. Scott Mathieson made an appearance for the first time in a long while, striking out 3 over 2 perfect innings. Bolsonbroek walked two and gave up an unearned run in his 1 IP and McConnell pitched a perfect ninth for the save.

15 thoughts on “Williamsport and GCL Weekly Report

  1. PhuturePhillies,

    Do you have any idea when Cosart is going to make his first start? Did he have some surgery done in the offseason?

  2. thank you for the report cody…mikemike the guy post a long thread on gcl and williamsport and u make the first post about a clearwater guy…please respect the contents of the thread, something like that can goto a daily discussion or clearwater thread

  3. @mikemike,
    he left the game with an injured leg, apparently trying to field a ball. According to the game thread thing from milb.com.

  4. Cosart has had a shoulder impingement that has had him on and off throwing. Apparently there was quite a buzz about him during extended spring apparently sitting in the mid 90’s. I would enjoy being able to c him throw soon

  5. Going Off Topic for a Minute:

    Taylor is doing it again tonight. Another homer. His average is up to .340 (three-freaking-forty!). He’s hitting for average. He’s hitting for power. He’s stealing bases. He’s driving in runs. He’s making, from what I’ve read from credible sources, ridiculous throws from the outfield. He’s done with AA.

    Time for a promotion. . . . I’m having Ryan Howard flashbacks from 2005 . . .

    Oh, yes, once again, PLEASE DON’T TRADE HIM RUBEN!

  6. J.C has big game yesterday and he is young. yet they release him. Must be more to this story he is young a top ten draft choice and gets a little chance to prove himself?

  7. Good to have short season ball under way.

    Williamsport has some good pitching, as with the rest of the system they will be looking for some bats to step up.

    At this point they are reliant on Hewitt, Valle, and Buschini. Hope that some of the college bats like pan out.

  8. Schreve still hurt?

    What kind of problem is it? Can he work it out??…or is another surgery impending?

    Bummer also on Cosart.

    Just how much of a problem is it ? “Impingement” sounds like surgery is needed; but maybe it can be done arthroscopically which would take a lot less recovery time.

    Please keep us posted.


  9. Shreve had Tommy John surgery 13 months ago. Its common for it to take that long, maybe longer, and I’m sure if there had been a setback, we’d have heard about it.

  10. Matt Way with another nice start tonight. You can’t stop the change-up, you can only hope to contain it!

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