The roundup for May 11th minor league games: The Buffalo Bisons rally after Schwinden loses no-hitter; the Binghamton Mets drop series in 10-8 Slugfest; the St. Lucie Mets shutout Flying Tigers, 6-0; the Savannah Sand Gnats blank Crawdads 2-0 third straight win.
After a pitchers’ duel through six innings, the Bisons broke open the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees’ bullpen for a four-run seventh inning on the way to a 5-3 win, Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Field.
Bisons starter Chris Schwinden carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning where the righty allowed his first three hits of the night and two walks to give the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees a 2-0 lead.
A late rally was the not enough as Binghamton dropped the rubber match to the New Britain Rock Cats by a 10-8 score tonight at NYSEG Stadium. The three-hour, twenty-five minute affair saw nine pitchers combine to allow 31 hits.
The Rock Cats jumped out to any early lead off B-Mets starter Brandon Moore with a six-run second inning. The first three batters of the inning got aboard and came around to score against the Binghamton right-hander.
St. Lucie Mets
The St. Lucie Mets rebounded after a tough loss Monday night to shutout the visiting Lakeland Flying Tigers 6-0 Tuesday morning at Digital Domain Park. The 6-0 victory put the Mets at 22-11 on the season and remain at least two games ahead of the second place Ft. Myers Miracle in the FSL South Division.
The Mets struck first when Jefry Marte doubled in Cesar Puello to give the Mets a 1-0 advantage through one inning. St. Lucie tacked on another run in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Stefan Welch that scored Matt den Dekker making it 2-0. The Mets put the game out of reach in the seventh inning scoring twice more on RBI singles by Marte and Pedro Zapata. A two run triple by den Dekker in the eighth inning capped off the scoring in the Mets 6-0 victory.
Savannah Sand Gnats
Four Savannah hurlers combined on a five-hit shutout Wednesday night pitching the Gnats to a 2-0 victory over the Hickory Crawdads at Historic Grayson Stadium. The Gnats (15-17) have now won three games in a row and eight of their last 11 contests.
Savannah pitching has given up just two runs, only one of which was earned, in the first 27 innings of their series against the Hickory Crawdads. The Crawdads (19-13) have lost five straight games.