Vermont won a 12-7 slugfest in Hudson Valley, evening up their record at 37-37 (box/gamer). RF Michael Burgess was 4/5 with a triple, two home runs and five RBI. Burgess hit a solo home run in the second and capped off his evening with a three-run shot in the ninth. DH Garrett Bass (1/4 with 2 runs), 1B Aaron Seuss (1/4 with 2 runs), and CA Sean Rooney (1/5 with 1 run) each had two RBI in the victory.
LF Boomer Whiting was 0/3 with two runs scored and his 35th stolen base of the season. Lake Monsters pitching struck out sixteen Renegades. Jack McGeary struck out a pair of hitters, but allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks over 1 2/3 innings. Ryan Buchter struck out four, but surrendered four runs on five hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings. Randy Matias had four strikeouts in his three innings of two-hit shutout relief. And, Martin Beno picked up the victory striking out six over the final two innings. If Vermont can win tonight, they will finish with an above 0.500 record.
Tonight: LHP Josh Smoker (0-0, 0.00) wraps up the Lake Monsters season against Hudson Valley at 7:05PM
Home teams continued to hold serve as the DSL Yankees1 edged out the DSL Nationals1 2-1, evening the best of five series at two games each (box). RHP Amado de los Santos took the loss allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk over 4 2/3 innings, while striking out three. LHP Miguel Aracena pitched 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief, allowing only one hit and striking out one. LF Juan Beltre was 1/2 with a walk, run and two stolen bases. SS Dani Arias was 1/4 with one RBI.
Today: It’s winner take all as the DSL Nationals1 and DSL Yankees1 play the fifth and deciding game at 11:00AM at the Jose Rijo complex.
Minor League News & Notes … Mark Zuckerman of the Washington Times looks at the improvement in the Nationals player development.
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