Sixto Sanchez shone as the GCL Phillies took over sole control of first place. Cole Stobbe and Rudolfo Duran homered in support.
Tyler Gilbert, Blake Quinn, and Scott Harris pitched a combined shutout for Lakewood. The BlueClaws hammered out 16 hits and 13 runs.
Featherston, Ruf, Lino, Quinn, and Canelo all homered in losing causes.
And, the 2017 Rule 4 Draft will be held on June 12, 2017 (a Monday). Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/24/2016
The big story today isn’t an individual performance, but rather a team performance. The Lakewood BlueClaws lead their division by 3.0 games in the second half, and with last night’s win have a winning record for the first time this season. As recently as seven weeks ago, they were still 14 games below .500 for the season. Jan Hernandez hit 2 home runs in Tuesday’s game.
Also, the GCL Phillies are tied with the Blue Jays for first place and begin a home-and-home series with them today. They finish the season against the Jays with another home-and-home next week.
Individually, Ben Lively pitched kinda good last night for Lehigh Valley. Brandon Leibrandt and three relievers pitched a shutout for Clearwater. And, Bailey Faltr laid the foundation for Williamsport. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/23/2016
Grant Dyer and Jose Taveras pitched well for Lakewood as they swept a double header. Cornelius Randolph and Jose Pujols had 4 hits each on the night, and Pujols hit his 24th home run. Randolph had four RBI, Pujols two.
Williamsport got excellent starts from Ranger Suarez and Felix Paulino, but dropped a double header.
Will Stewart turned in today’s GCL Phillies solid start. Cole Stobbe and Malvin Matos hit home runs.
Mitch Walding hit his third home run in Reading’s loss. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/22/2016
Clearwater posted the only win in the organization on Sunday. Reading lost, Lehigh Valley was cancelled, Lakewood was suspended, and Williamsport was postponed.
Drew Anderson tossed five shutout innings as four Threshers’ pitchers combined to throw a shutout.
Clearwater’s hitters posted season highs for runs and hits. Chace Numata led the way with five hits. Three different Threshers drove in three runs. Herlis Rodriguez hit his first HR.
Roman Quinn hit a solo home run, and Andrew Pullin hit two solo home runs in Reading’s loss.
Cornelius Randolph had 2 hits and 3 RBI when the Lakewood game was suspended in the third inning. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/21/2016
John Richy, Will Morris, Seranthony Dominguez, JoJo Romero, Mauricio Llovera, and Victor Sobil turned in solid starting performances in victories for Reading, Clearwater, Lakewood, Williamsport, GCL Phillies, and DSL Phillies2.
Darin Ruf and Brock Stassi hit home runs in a losing effort for Lehigh Valley. Josh Tobias went 4 for 4 in Clearwater. Jose Pujols and Emmanuel Marrero homered for Lakewood. Evan Rogers and Brett Barbier homered for Williamsport. Daniel Brito homered for the GCL Phillies.
And, Jhailyn Ortiz stole his 8th base in 10 attempts. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/20/2016
Ricardo Pinto may have turned in the best pitching performance Friday. He threw eight one-run innings for Reading. Lakewood’s Alberto Tirado and the GCL Phillies’ Nick Fanti pitched five shutout innings for their teams.
But the most eye-opening performance can be attributed to Reading’s Dylan Cozens. He played both seven-inning games of a double header and went a combined 5-9 with a double, 2 HR (37), 6 RBI (114), and stole a base (20). His 37th HR e tied Ryan Howard’s output for Reading in 2004. He is one short of Darin Ruf’s franchise record of 38, set in 2012. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/19/2016
Thursday’s top pitching performances were turned in by – Lehigh’s Nick Pivetta who tossed six shutout innings; Mark Leiter who halted Reading’s two-game skid in an eight strike out performance; the GCL Phillies’ Sixto Sanchez who overcame an early blemish on his way to posting his normal quality start; and, Denny Martinez who turned in the DSL’s daily gem with nine strike outs in five innings.
J.P. Crawford returned to the Lehigh Valley line up, Reading’s Roman Quinn reached base four times, and Damek Tomscha had three hits for Lakewood. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/18/2016
Cameron Perkins, Nick Williams, Brock Stassi, and Darin Ruf powered Lehigh Valley to a victory.
Dylan Cozens 35th home run and 107th RBI went for naught in Reading’s loss.
Two-run home runs by Kyle Martin and Aaron Brown paved the way to Clearwater’s victory.
Harold Arauz, Edgar Garcia, and Ismael Cabrera pitched Lakewood to a 1-0 victory. Cornelius Randolph drove in the game’s only run.
Darick Hall and Lucas Williams provided the offense in a Williamsport loss.
Josh Stephen propelled the GCL Phillies to a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
And, Jesus De Los Santos provided us with the pitching gem of the day in the DSL, a seven inning two-hitter. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/17/2016
There were several good pitching performances last night. In Lehigh Valley, four pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout.
Brandon Leibrandt and Austin Davis combined to pitch a two-hit victory, and Ranfi Casimiro and two relievers combined to pitch a one-hit loss in a Clearwater double header split.
Lakewood swept a double header. Franklyn Kilome was part of a combined three-hitter, and Jose Taveras pitched a two-hit shutout.
And in the DSL, Gustavo Armas tossed six shutout innings in a loss.
Reading’s Dylan Cozens hit his 34th home run. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/16/2016
Very little action last night with Reading off, Lakewood off, and Williamsport on their All Star break. Drew Anderson pitched five solid innings in Clearwater’s loss to Dunedin.
The GCL Phillies swept two games from the Blue Jays that lifted them past the Jays and into first place in the GCL Northwest Division. Home runs by Daniel Brito in the first game and Cole Stobbe in the second game helped pave the way. Mauricio Llovera’s five shutout innings sealed the victory in game two.
Jean Carlos Valdez pitched seven shutout innings in the DSL Continue reading Box Score Recap – 8/15/2016