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Tampa Tarpons manager Rachel Balkovec fist bumps her team during player introductions at Opening Day in Lakeland, FL (John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Pinstriped Performances

Pinstriped Performances: Tarpons knock off Dunedin in Balkovec’s home debut

A historic night in Tampa headlines a wild Tuesday for the Yankees minor league affiliates. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre dropped close home opener while Somerset walked it off and Hudson Valley romped. Here’s your Wednesday rundown.

Grant Richardson (Photo Credit: John Brophy/Pinstriped Prospects)

Tampa Tarpons (3-1):The Tarpons are off to a strong start under trailblazing first-year manager Rachel Balkovec. Tampa knocked off the Dunedin Blue Jays 3-1.

  • Star of the Game – LF Grant Richardson  – 2-3, two-run homer in the second to give the Tarpons an early lead.
  • Jasson Dominguez – 1-4, 1k. Dominguez is hitting .235
  • RHP Yon Castro (ND) 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3K. 43 pitches, 21 strikes.
  • LHP Ryan Anderson (W 1-0) 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Trevor Holloway (S, 1) 1.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Estevan Florial playing for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on May 15, 2021 (Chris Jones)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders (4-1):The Railriders bats were silent for most of the game, losing the the Norfolk Tides    3-1.

  • Star of the Game: CF Estevan Florial. The outfielder went 3-3, including 2 doubles, scored a run and worked a walk. Florial is off to a hot start early, trying to force his way to the Bronx. He’s hitting .421 with an obscene 1.417 through 5 for SWB.
  • Oswald Peraza – 0-4, 3 K, 4 LOB.
  • Miguel Andujar – 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 LOB.
  • LHP Matt Krook (L, 0-1) 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K. 74 pitches, 52 strikes.
  • RHP David McKay 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.
  • LHP Manny Banuelos 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Vinny Nittoli 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.

Brandon Lockridge. Photo by Matt Kardos

Somerset Patriots (3-1): Brandon Lockridge stroked a walk-off double to lead the Patriots in their home opener. Somerset defeated the Erie SeaWolves 2-1.

New acquisition from the Phillies org. T.J. Rumfield runs away from Tarpons 3B Tyler Hardman amid a run-down in Clearwater (Photo by John Brophy / Pinstriped Prospects)

Hudson Valley Renegades (3-1) The Renegades took BP off the Rome Braves 11-1. Hudson Valley hit a trio of homers, led by T.J Rumfield’s 5-5, 4 RBI night. Trey Sweeney‘s hot start continued as the Games bashed 12 hits in the series opener.

  • Star of the night – T.J. Rumfield. 5-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI,  1 2B, 2 R.
  • Trey Sweeney – 3-5, 1 HR, 1 3B, 3 RBI
  • Everson Pereira – 1-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R.
  • RHP Blas Castano 3 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. 53 pitches, 34 strikes.
  • LHP Edgar Barclay (W 1-0) 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
  • RHP Nelson L. Alvarez (S, 1) 3.0 IP, 2 H 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

 

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