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Diamonds in the Rough 5-4-18

HR Roll Call Emmanuel Rivera (2), Nick Pratto (4)

BPKC Hitter of the Day Nick Pratto 3-5 3R, 2b, HR, 2 RBI 

BPKC Pitcher of the Day Janser Lara 4 IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 5 K 2-2 GO-FO 55p/33k

Lexington Logo3Lexington Legends 11 Charleston RiverDogs 4

The Legends offense liked their first visit to the Yankees Low-A stadium in Charleston with the club connecting on fifteen hits Friday night. The squad scored runs in six of the nine innings including a five-run third frame that included back to back doubles by Seuly Matias and MJ Melendez. A Nick Pratto two-run blast in the sixth inning pushed the advantage to 10-4 which was more than enough for Andres Sotillet and Janser Lara. In his piggyback role, Lara struckout five hitters against just one hit allowed over the final four innings to earn the save.

Seuly Matias 2-5 R, 2-2b, RBI, 2K
MJ Melendez 2-4 2R, 2b, 3b, 2 RBI, BB
Marten Gasparini 2-5 R, 2-2b

WilmingtonWilmington Blue Rocks 8 Frederick Keys 5

The Carolina League’s most patient squad was back at it against Frederick in the first game of their series. The offense walked eight times on the night with three different hitters walking twice while the also connected on eleven hits to push across eight runs despite a 2 for 10 effort with runners in scoring position. Infielder D.J. Burt drove in three runs on the night while also connecting on his first extra-base hit with a double that drove in a run in the fifth. That two-run inning was the first of four consecutive two-run innings that led to the eventual win. Newly promoted reliever Carter Hope got the win with two innings of one-run ball (0 ER) as his comeback effort jumped to the next level before handing things off to Matt Wynne for the win.

Jace Vines 6 IP 5 H 4 R 4 ER 3 BB 2 K 12-2 GO-FO 80p/46k
Emmanuel Rivera 2-3 HR, 2BB
D.J. Burt 2-4 2b, 3 RBI, BB

NW Arkansas LogoSpringfield Cardinals 9 NW Arkansas Naturals 1

Starter Foster Griffin struggled the second time through the lineup Friday, giving up a pair of runs in the third before running into more trouble in the fifth. The lefty made an error in the fifth which opened up a five run frame, tagging him with six runs on the night. That was more than enough to put the game out of reach while the Naturals offense collected just six hits and one run.

Nicky Lopez 2-3 BB
Anderson Miller 2-4 2b, RBI
Foster Griffin 4.2 IP 6 H 6 R 4 ER 3 BB 1 K 6-3 GO-FO 79p/47k

Omaha Storm ChasersNew Orleans Baby Cakes 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 4

The Chasers Jon Dziedzic struggled in the sixth inning, giving up five singles and a walk before reliever Wily Peralta gave up a triple that allowed two runners still on base when he left. That run of hits pegged seven runs to Dziedzic’s line and left the Omaha offense too far behind. Leadoff Adalberto Mondesi struggled in his first game back at Werner Park going 0-4 with four strikeouts while the offense went 3-11 with runners in scoring position.

Ryan O’Hearn 1-4
Hunter Dozier 1=4 2 RBI
Humberto Arteaga 2-3 R, BB hitting .288

Friday Boxscores

Saturday Probables
Omaha – Andres Machado 0-3 7.91 ERA 2.02 WHIP
NW Arkansas – Zach Lovvorn 0-3 5.84 ERA 1.34 WHIP
Wilmington – Anthony Bender 1-0 3.79 ERA 1.74 WHIP
Lexington – Nolan Watson 2-1 5.79 ERA 1.59 WHIP

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