Down on the Farm: 6/1

AAA

Buffalo 3 Syracuse 2

The Bisons literally walked it off last night. Kevin Smith doubled to start the bottom of the 9th, his third hit of the night. A walk to Cullen Large and an intentional pass to Forrest Wall loaded the bases for Logan Warmoth. Warmoth worked a six-pitch walk to bring Smith home with the winning run.

Starter T.J. Zeuch pitched five innings, allowing a pair of earned runs on 7 hits. Patrick Murphy, fresh off a rehab stint with Dunedin, tossed a pair of scoreless innings. Jackson McClelland threw a shutout 8th, then Jeremy Beasley, sent down by the Blue Jays, blanked Syracuse in the 9th for the win.

AA

Binghamton 6 New Hampshire 4

Fisher Cats starter Kyle Johnston had his scoreless innings streak snapped at 15.1 innings. Austin Martin continued his strong offensive work, going 2-3 with an RBI double, and the ‘Cats pulled off a double steal of 2nd and Home with LJ Talley and Gabriel Moreno, respectively, but a three run top of the 2nd gave the Rumble Ponies a lead they would not relinquish.

High A

Eugene 7 Vancouver 1

C’s started Sean Wymer was touched for four runs in the first inning, and the Vancouver offence could manage only 5 hits on the night.

There was some promise for the C’s in the 5th but an unusual triple play snuffed it out. Ronny Brito doubled, and moved to 3rd on a DJ Neal single, when Tanner Kirwer hit a routine pop up to CF. Brito tagged up and faked a move to home, which served only confuse Neal, who was caught between 2nd and 3rd before being tagged out. In the meantime, Brito broke for home, but was thrown out.

A bright spot for Vancouver was the work of lefty reliever Brandon Eisert, who was pitching minutes from his hometown. Eisert fanned 6 in 3 innings of solid relief.

Low A

Bradenton 7 Dunedin 5

A four run ninth inning gave the visiting Marauders a win over the D-Jays, ruining Dunedin’s return to their home ball park for the first time in two seasons.

Bradenton took a 2-0 1st inning lead, but RBI doubles by red-hot Addison Barger and Steward Berroa helped put the D-Jays back in the lead. Reliever Roither Hernandez had his struggles in trying to close it out for Dunedin, sandwiching two walks and as many wild pitches around a single and a triple. Adrian Hernandez was lights out in a set up role for the D-Jays, fanning 7 and allowing only one hit over 3 shutout innings. Barger’s double extended his hitting streak to 7 games, a span in which he’s collected 14 hits.

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