Around the System - May 8
Jason Hirsh allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings, and P.J. Pilittere, David Winfree and Robby Hammock each collected two hits in the Yankees win over the Bulls. Jesus Montero did not play, part of a team decision, not an injury. Winfree did most of the damage when he connected on a three-run home run off of Carlos Hernandez in the third inning.
Double-A: Trenton 4, Bowie 3
The Thunder won a wild one when the scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, punctuated when Austin Krum scored from third on a wild pitch. Austin Romine's walk in the ninth ended his hitting streak at 17 games. Lance Pendleton put together his longest and most effective start of the season, tossing six innings of two-run ball at the Baysox. Justin Christian returned to the team from the Atlantic League and went 2-for-4 with a stolen base. Reid Gorecki hit a two-run bomb in the sixth.
High-A: Tampa 8, Brevard County 3
Dan Kapala, Craig Heyer and Trenton Lare combined to hold down the Manatees, and Trent Lockwood mashed three doubles on the way to a T-Yanks victory. Lockwood also drove in three runs. Addison Maruszak and Mitch Abeita each collected two hits in the win.
Low-A: Delmarva 4, Charleston 2
Dickson Marquez allowed two runs over the seventh and eighth innings, spoiling another solid performance from starter Kelvin Perez, who held the Shorebirds to two runs (one earned) over six innings. The Nos. 1 and 9 hitters, Jimmy Paredes and Ray Kruml, each had two hits and two stolen bases. One of Paredes' hits was a double. Rob Lyerly had the team's only RBI.