The Gulf Coast Yankees brought out their whooping sticks on Wednesday, as they combined for 22 runs and 31 hits in their victories.
The GCL Yankees 1 defeated the Braves 12-1 in Orlando, putting up 17 hits in the process. They sent 12 different hitters to the plate during the course of the game, and ten of them came away with hits. Three different players, Wilkerman Garcia, Victor Rey, and Trey Amburgey, had three-hit games. Cesar Diaz had two hits and scored three times. The Yankees 1 pounded seven extra-base hits, and they came from six different players, with Victor Rey doubling twice. Amburgey drove in three and scored three times, and Terrance Robertson also knocked in a pair.
Abel Duarte (2-0) picked up the win going five innings and only surrendering one run. Dustin Cook, Chad Martin, and Andrew Chin allowed zilch the rest of the way.
The GCL Yankees 2 banged out 14 hits and won 10-2, taking down the Pirates in Tampa. Continuing the theme from the Yankees 1, ten different hitters came to the plate for the Yankees 2, and eight of them had hits. Multi-hit games came from Yoncarlos Baez, Yonauris Rodriguez, Isiah Gilliam, and Pedro Urena, who had two hits apiece, and Renzo Martini had three hits including two doubles. Gilliam and Urena each drove in three runs.
Jonathan Holder made another rehab start and pitched three shutout innings, but the win went to Daris Vargas, who allowed both Pirate runs in 3.2 innings.
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