Around the System - May 26
Double-A: Trenton 7, Erie 6
The best game of the year, bar-none. Brandon Laird hit a walk-off home run that completed the cycle and redeemed the bullpen that had blown what had been a three-run cushion. Overall, Laird was 4-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Austin Krum and Luis Nunez had two hits apiece. For Erie, center fielder Wilkin Ramirez collected three home runs. D.J. Mitchell also struck out nine over six innings.
High-A: Lakeland 7, Tampa 2
After throwing six scoreless innings against the Flying Tigers, Craig Heyer allowed three (only one earned) in the seventh, and reliever Brandon Braboy permitted four more in his frame. Corban Joseph had three hits, moving his batting average north of .300 for the first time since May 14. The T-Yanks' second baseman also drove in a run. Neil Medchill connected on his third home run of the year, a solo bomb in the fourth.
Low-A: Charleston 5, Greenville 0
Sean Black dominated the Drive, firing seven innings of three-hit, no-walk baseball with five strikeouts sprinkled in. Ryan Flannery held Greenville down for the final two innings. DeAngelo Mack notched three hits, including a double. Ray Kruml and Rob Lyerly had two hits and two RBIs apiece. Kruml also stole his eighth base.