The GCL Marlins defeated the GCL Mets 8-4 in Port St. Lucie Monday afternoon. 2009 draftee ZeErika Hall celebrated his 21st birthday by getting his first professional start. Hall played CF, batted leadoff and was 0 for 3 with a walk. Two other 2009 draft picks played. 1B Travis Ozga went 1 for 4 batting 6th. Batting 8th RF Cody Holliday finished the day 1 for 3 with his first double of the season, and a walk.
The Kingsport Mets started their first road trip of the season with a visit to Virginia to take on the Danville Braves, and the K-Mets are now 0-1 on the road having lost 5-2. John Semel played LF and was 1 for 3 with a walk. 3B Joseph Bonfe went 0 for 4 with a walk, bringing his average down to .393. C John Freeman got another start as DH but went 0 for 3.
New York-Penn League
The Brooklyn Cyclones continued their series with the Hudson Valley Renegades. The 'clones scored 8 runs after the 5th inning to win 9-1. 2009 draftee 1B Sam Honeck was 2 for 5 with both a run scored and an RBI. He also committed his 2nd error of the season. Joseph August got a late pinch-hit appearance, took a walk and later scored. Alex Gregory went 2 for 5 with his third double and had 2 RBI. Lance Hoge made his second relief appearance of the season and threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 1 and allowing just 1 hit. To read the next installment in Wes Wrenn's diary, check out The Brooklyn Baseball Blog. It includes the phrase "the most comfortable hotel beds ever made." The Brooklyn Paper has the game story and some interesting team stats.
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