Draft And Follow 7-17-09
- The GCL Nationals defeated the GCL Mets 5-2 Thursday. The 2009 draft was represented by 3 players. Huntington, NY's Camden Maron started his 2nd professional game. The catcher batted 7th and was hit by a pitch in the 2nd inning. He singled and scored in the 5th, finishing the game 1 for 2. RF Cody Holliday was 0 for 2, then was pinch hit for by ZeErika Hall in the 7th who grounded into a fielder's choice, going 0 for 1. For more see the box score and recap.
- The Brooklyn Cyclones lost the rubber game of their series with the Williamsport Crosscutters 3-1 Thursday. 4 players drafted in 2009 took part. Pitcher Michael Johnson threw a scoreless 9th inning, allowing 1 hit and 1 walk. 1B Sam Honeck took his customary 3rd spot in the order back from Angel Berroa and did Berroa proud by going 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts. LF Nick Santomauro had a 2nd inning walk but was otherwise 0 for 3. SS Robbie Shields singled in the 2nd inning and was hit by a pitch in the 4th, and finished 1 for 2. For more check out the game story, box score and recap. Cyclones manager Pedro Lopez held a closed door meeting. It looks like surgery for Matt Bouchard.
- The Princeton Rays beat the Kingsport Mets 12-9 Thursday. 2 pitchers and 3 hitters from the 2009 draft played for the K-Mets. Thomas Chism pitched the 6th inning and allowed an unearned run on 2 hits and an error. Brian Needham finished the game, allowing 1 run in 2 innings. He gave up 4 hits and a walk while recording 4 strikeouts. C John Freeman went 0 for 5 at the plate, and 1 for 4 in throwing out runners attempting to steal. CF Darrell Ceciliani reached on an error and scored in the 1st inning, had an RBI double in the 5th inning and a single in the 6th to finish 2 for 5. LF Ronald Harris hit a solo homer in the 7th inning and also walked twice, he wound up 1 for 3. See the box score and recap for more. The Bluefield Daily telegraph has a game story.