Las Vegas 51s 4 , El Paso Chihuahuas 2 Box Score
- Gavin Cecchini 2B: 1 for 5
- Amed Rosario SS: 1 for 4
- Dominic Smith 1B: 2 for 4, 2B, R
- Travis Taijeron RF: 1 for 4, HR
- Phillip Evans 3B: 1 for 4, R, Error
Desmond Jennings made his debut in center field going 1 for 3 with a walk. The big hit of the night came from Josh Rodriguez with a pinch-hit game-winning two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning.
- RHP Ricky Knapp (0-0, 1.50 ERA) 6 IP, 7 H, ER, BB, 3 K
- LHP David Roseboom (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.1 IP, 0 BB 0 ER
- RHP Erik Goeddel (1-0, 13.50 ERA) 0.2 IP, 2 H, ER, Win
- RHP Chase Bradford (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1 IP, 2 K, Save
Knapp needed only 81 pitches, 52 strikes to finish six innings in his season debut.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies vs New Hampshire Fisher Cats (PPD)
The Rumble Ponies’ opening was postponed yet again because of wet grounds. They will have a double header tomorrow to make up for today’s game, with the first game starting at 5:35 PM.
Palm Beach Cardinals 3, St. Lucie Mets 2 Box Score
- Wuilmer Becerra DH: 1 for 3, BB, 2 K
- Peter Alonso 1B: 0 for 4, 3 K
- Jhoan Urena 3B: 1 for 4, 2B, RBI
- Enmanuel Zabala RF: 2 for 4
St. Lucie couldn’t get much offense going, only scoring two runs on six hits, while also striking out 14 times. They got their two runs in the sixth on a Patrick Mazeika RBI infield single and a Urena RBI double. 2016 draft picks Alonso and Colby Woodmansee both struggled, going a combined 0 for 7 with five strikeouts and a walk.
- RHP Thomas McIlraith (0-0, 3.00 ERA) 3.0 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, K
- LHP Kevin Canelon (0-0, 3.00 ERA) 3.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 5 K
- RHP Johnny Magliozzi (0-1, 0.00 ERA) 2.0 IP, H, R, 2 K
- RHP Alex Palsha (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, H, 2 K
McIlraith was solid in his first start after an injury shortened 2016 season. Magliozzi took the loss after a run scored because of his throwing error allowed the runner to go to 3rd, followed by an infield single which brought in the run.
Columbia Fireflies 7, Augusta GreenJackets 0 Box Score
- Luis Carpio 2B: 1 for 3, 2 R, 2 BB
- Desmond Lindsay CF: 2 for 4, 2 R, BB
- Dash Winningham 1B: 2 for 5, 2B, 4 RBI
- Jacob Zanon LF: 3 for 3, 3B, BB
After the Columbia offense exploded for 14 runs in their first game, the Fireflies had another excellent night at the plate, scoring seven runs on 11 hits and eight walks. Winningham, who spent all of 2016 in Columbia as well, had the big night for the Fireflies, driving in four runs. Tim Tebow went 1 for 5 with a strikeout.
- RHP Jordan Humphreys (1-0, 0.00 ERA) 5.2 IP, 3 H, BB, 9 K
- RHP Austin McGeorge (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 2.1 IP, 2 BB, K
- RHP Joseph Zanghi (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1.0 IP, BB, 3 K
Three Columbia pitchers combined to shutout Augusta. Humphreys was dominant, striking out nine in his 5.2 innings. Zanghi continues to impress after signing as a minor league free agent last year.