Only 2 members of the 2009 Draft class played for the GCL Mets on Thursday.Â CF Kurt Steinhauer batted third and was 1 for 5 with a 6th inning RBI double.Â Cody Holliday played RF and batted fifth.Â He finished 0 for 3 with 2 walks and a run scored.Â The GCL Mets beat the GCL Cardinals 9-0.Â For more info check out the box score and the recap.
The Brooklyn Cyclones played at the Aberdeen IronBirds.Â 2009 Draft picks Sam Honeck, Alex Gregory and Nick Santomauro all played on offense, and pitcher Darin Gorski (7th round, pick 224) out of Kutztown University saw his first professional action.Â Honeck continued his season long streak of starting at 1B and batting third.Â He went 1 for 4 with a single and drove in his 5th run of the season.Â LF Gregory batted fifth and scored 2 runs despite going 0 for 3.Â The o’fer brought his BA down to a cool .353.Â Santomauro batted sixth as the DH and had 2 hits in 4 at bats including his first triple of the season, and drove in 3 runs for the Cyclones.
Gorski came on in relief to start the 8th inning and sent the IronBirds down 1-2-3.Â In the 9th inning he didn’t fare as well, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk, but he finished the game and struck out a total of 4 in his first professional appearance.Â The Cyclones won 8-2.Â For a brief story on the game check out Cyclones Bash Birds, as well as the box score and recap.Â Also check out The Brooklyn Paper game story.
The Kingsport Mets hosted the Johnson City Cardinals at Hunter Wright Stadium Thursday night.Â 2009 Draft picks Ronald Harris, Joseph Bonfe and Ryan Mollica played on the offensive side.Â So did John Semel (26, 794) the OF out of Chapman University who made his professional debut.
Harris batted third and played CF.Â He finished the night 1 for 3 with 2 walks and a run scored.Â Bonfe, shown above after homering in Tuesday night’s game, played 3B and batted clean up Thursday night and finished 2 for 5 with a run scored.Â He is batting .364 so far this season.Â SS Mollica batted second and finished 2 for 5 with a run scored.Â Semel batted eighth and played LF in his debut.Â He singled and scored in five at bats, driving in 2 runs in the K-Mets 12-11 loss.Â For more info see the box score and recap.Â The Kingsport Times-News has the game story.Â TriCitiesSports.com has a story about the 3 newest Kingsport Mets.