Buckle up folks, last night was a busy one – even with Buffalo having the night off. Binghamton had a traditional minor league doubleheader (two seven inning games) while Savannah had to complete a seven inning contest that was suspended due to rain, then a regularly scheduled nine inning affair. Not confusing enough? Good. The first game will have Charleston as the home team (since the suspended game was being played in Charleston at the time) and the nightcap will be feature Savannah as the home team – since the games are in Savannah anyway.
Reading 3, Binghamton 1 (Game 1)
Mark Cohoon came oh so close to getting the complete game shutout, but gave up a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh, and then Adrian Roasario surrendered a two run single to cap of the scoring for the Phitin’ Phils. Overall, Cohoon threw a good game (6.1IP, 3R, 7H, 1BB, 3K). Jefry Marte went 2 for 3 and knocked in the lone run for the B-Mets.
Reading 1, Binghamton 0 (Game 2)
Reading completed the sweep in the nightcap, scratching out a run in the fourth that their staff ensured held up by scattering six hits. Colin McHugh deserved better, going 5.2IP, allowing just the run on five hits while walking none and striking out seven.
Palm Beach 6, St. Lucie 1
A 1:19 minute rain delay turned this one into the typical Jekyll & Hyde games – going one way before the storm, and radically different after. Yohan Almonte had given up two runs in three innings, but after the delay he came out and the ‘pen would be asked to get six innings. Jack Leathersitch got the job done for two innings but Hamilton Bennett had a rough night, giving up three runs and six hits in two innings of work. Conversely, the Cards pen three hit the Mets the rest of the way. Robbie Shields went 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Savannah 3, Charleston 1 (Game 1)
Now what would a Savannah – Charleston affair be without another rain delay? Fortunately, this one was for a mere fifty five minutes, so all things considered it was like another 7th inning stretch. The Sand Gnats were up 1-0 when we picked up the action, and Randy Fontanez let an inherited run score (charged to Marcos Camarena’s record), but that was all the River Dogs got for the rest of the way. TJ Rivera and Brian Harrison went 3 for 5 (Rivers with a run scored and Harrison with an RBI), and Travis Taijeron was 1 for 2 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored.
Savannah 3, Charleston 2 (Game 2 – 7 innings)
Logan Verret, a third round pick out of Baylor in last year’s draft, held off one of the better offenses, going 5.2 IP allowing just two runs on six hits (1 HR) while walking none and striking out eight! TJ Chism picked up his eleventh save of the season. TJ Rivera went 3 for 3 with a run scored and Camden Maron went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI.