The roundup for June 24th minor league games: Evans delivers two-out single in the seventh for the win; Stoner fired seven, shutout frames for win; St. Lucie was postponed due to rain; Gnats split doubleheader Friday; Brooklyn was topped by Hudson Valley and the K-Mets defeated Bristol.
Nick Evans delivered a seventh-inning two-out base hit to give the Bisons the lead and the win over Norfolk at Coca-Cola Field on Friday Night, 4-2.
Bubba Bell slapped a single into right-field with one-out in the seventh, after Luis Figueroa flew-out Evans strolled to the plate. Bell managed to steal second, and then move to third on a wild-pitch. The stolen base was Bell’s second on the year.
Evans drove a single through the gap in right-center-field scoring Bell easily from third. The single extended Evans hit-streak to 14-games, the Herd’s longest active streak.
Josh Satin hit for the cycle and Tobi Stoner fired seven, shutout innings to push Binghamton past Bowie 5-3 at Prince George’s Stadium Friday night. The B-Mets have won three consecutive games for just the second time in 2011. They also won three straight April 17-20.
Binghamton (26-45) grabbed the lead in the first inning when Satin came to the plate with the bases empty and two outs. Baysox starter Zach Clark hung a 2-2 breaking ball and Satin mashed it out of the yard to left for his ninth home run of the season.
St. Lucie Mets
Postponed due to rain
Savannah Sand Gnats
The Savannah Sand Gnats split a doubleheader with the Augusta GreenJackets Friday night at Historic Grayson Stadium, taking game one 2-1 before dropping the nightcap 4-2. The First-Half Champion Gnats are now 1-1 in the second half and 40-31 overall.
Savannah pitching held the GreenJackets (32-40/1-1) to one hit in the game one win. LHP Angel Cuan, making his first start of the year after 18 relief appearances, tossed three perfect innings with one strikeout to set the tone. Hamilton Bennett worked two scoreless, hitless innings, for his fifth Gnats’ save.
In game two, the Gnats took a short-lived 2-1 lead on Rodriguez’s two-run single into right field in the fourth inning. However, the GreenJackets answered back in the top of the fifth against starter Yohan Almonte. After a double and a walk, GreenJackets DH Josh Mazzola clubbed a three run home run to leftfield that gave the GreenJackets a 4-2 lead, which three Augusta relievers made hold up. Almonte gave up four runs, all earned, in five innings and was charged with his fourth loss of the year.
The Brooklyn Cyclones (5-3) lost the second game of a three-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades (4-3) on Friday night. Starter Jeffrey Walters (0-1) tossed 5.0 innings of two-run ball, but the Cyclones offense produced just two hits. The lone Brooklyn run came on an RBI-triple by first baseman Luke Stewart. Hudson Valley starter Jason McEachern (2-0) no-hit the Cyclones in 6.2 innings of work.
The K-Mets defeated the Bristol White Sox 6-8. Box Score