Lehigh Valley swept a double header from Pawtucket behind a pair of three hitters by Ben Lively and Nick Pivetta.
Reading rallied from 5 runs behind to take the lead but dropped a one run decision to Portland and remains winless.
Clearwater topped Dunedin behind four solo home runs including “C” Randolph’s organization leading third home run.
Lakewood scored singles runs in seven of nine innings and remained undefeated through the first weekend of the season.
Big power surge in the organization Sunday. Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins hit their first home runs for Lehigh Valley, Kyle Martin and Andrew Pullin hit their first home runs of the season, Jan Hernandez, Herlis Rodriguez,and Damek Tomscha hit their first home runs for Clearwater. Randolph hit his third of the season. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/9/2017
Another one win night for the organization Saturday, Lakewood’s 8-4, come-from-behind, extra-inning victory. Cord Sandberg tied the game with a two-out, solo home run in the ninth inning. Mickey Moniak drove in the go ahead run in a 4-run 10th inning.
Ricardo Pinto allowed one unearned run and Jorge Alfaro had three hits in Lehigh Valley’s one-run loss.
Malquin Canelo had 2 of Reading’s 5 hits in a 4-1 loss.
Franklyn Kilome had a rough debut, and Ranfi Casimiro pitched even worse in Clearwater’s 12-6 loss. “C” Randolph hit his second home run in as many nights. Emmanuel Marrero’s 3-run home run gave the Threshers’s a short-lived lead.
Lehigh Valley’s vaunted line up has zero home runs and only three extra base hits in two games, all doubles. Reading has just two doubles in two games. Meanwhile in 3 games, Lakewood has 8 extra base hits – Sandberg’s HR, Henri Latrigue’s triple, and 6 doubles (3 by Mickey Moniak), and Clearwater has 11 XBH – Randolph’s 2 HR, Marrero’s 1 HR, and 8 doubles (2 each by Austin Bossart and Damek Tomscha).
The four affiliates committed 8 errors. They have committed 18 errors in 10 games, and haven’t had an error-free game yet this season. Errors have led to 11 unearned runs and resulted in countless extra pitches for pitchers early in the season.
Continue reading Box Score Recap – 4/8/2017