Last Night on the Farm - 6/11/11
Ok – let’s take a look how it went last night. Columbus 7, Buffalo 6Chris Schwinden and Justin Hampson were the recipients of some shaky defense, was what ultimately tipped the scales in this see-saw affair. Zach Lutz was 2 for 4 with an RBI but Fernando Martinez was 0 for 3. Trenton 4, Binghamton 2Wally Backman, perhaps in an effort to fire up his flagging ballclub, was ejected in the 8th inning, but to no avail. Roy Merritt gave up 2 runs in the sixth to give the Thunder a 4-2 win. Colin McHugh started and gave up 2 runs in 5 innings. Brahiim Maldonado had a solo homer and Reese Havens went 1 for 4. St. Lucie 7, Jupiter 3Jack Egbert went 5 innings giving up only 3 unearned runs, and Michael Powers and Nick Carr combined for four scoreless innings to lead the PSL Mets to the win. The Mets had a balanced 12 hit attack, led by Juan Ligares, who went 2 for 5 with an RBI and Jefry Marte, who also knocked in a run in a 3 for 4 effort. Savannah 4, Augusta 2Three Sand Gant pitchers combined to throw seven shutout innings. Hamilton Bennett and his Moustache of Doom went 2 innings and gave up 2 runs, blowing a save in the process. Guess who got the win? Sometimes baseball is not fair. Anyway, Savannah rode a 3 run bottom of the 8th to seal the victory. Darrell Cecciliani had a big day, going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Robbie Shields also drove in two while going 1 for 3.