Draft & Follow 8-12-09
- The Burlington Royals doubled up the Kingsport Mets 10-5 Tuesday. 6 2009 draftees played. P Zachary Von Tersch threw 3 innings of relief, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 6 walks, recording 4 strikeouts. P Brian Needham threw a scoreless 9th inning giving up 1 hit while striking out 1. CF Darrell Ceciliani was 0 for 5. 1B Joseph Bonfe was 0 for 4. DH Ronald Harris singled in the 4th inning and singled again in the 6th inning to go 2 for 4. 2B Ryan Mollica hit a 6th inning solo homer (his 1st), had an RBI double in the 7th and a single in the 9th to go 3 for 5. For more see the box score and recap.
- The Brooklyn Cyclones scored 3 runs in the 9th to defeat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4-2 Tuesday. 3 2009 draftees played. DH Nick Santomauro went 0 for 3 in the game, but scored the go ahead run in the 9th after reaching on a fielder's choice. 1B Sam Honeck was 0 for 4. SS Robbie Shields had a double in the 3rd inning and a solo homer (his 1st) in the 6th to go 2 for 4. For more see the box score and recap.
- The Lakewood BlueClaws beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 8-4 Tuesday. 2 2009 draftees played for Savannah and one lost the game. P John Church (0-2) came on in the 7th with a runner on 1st and Savannah holding a 4-3 lead. Church walked the 1st 2 batters he faced to load the bases then gave up a 2-run single, then got out of the inning without further damage. Unfortunately in the 8th he gave up a triple and a walk before being removed, and both baserunners scored so Church's final line was 2/3 of an inning, 2 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks and 1 strikeout. LF Joseph August was 0 for 4 but did get an RBI on a 2nd inning ground out. For more see the game story, box score and recap.