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Fish Farm Report: June 21st

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Miami's minor league affiliates played four baseball games, while two of their other teams enjoyed the all-star break.

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Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)

New Orleans Zephyrs (34-36)

It was a hit parade in Omaha as the Storm Chasers (30-40) suffered a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Zephyrs. All nine Zephyrs players got onto base, with six of them getting onto base twice. Austin Nola had three singles and two RBI, Brady Shoemaker came a triple short of a cycle, and Robert Andino, Tomas Telis, and Don Kelly each also hit safely twice. Dylan Axelrod allowed three earned runs and struck out five over five innings to earn the win, running his record to 5-3 with a 3.95 ERA. He got 55-of-94 pitches into the strikezone. Matt Tomshaw had three innings of one-hit ball, striking out four, and Tyler Kinley saved his first game of the season after a shaky ninth, where he gave up an earned run on two hits and two walks.

The Zephyrs got it started in the third inning on a two-out, two-RBI single by Destin Hood for a 2-0 lead. They doubled their lead in the fourth on a two-out, two-RBI single by Austin Nola. The Storm Chasers started mounting a comeback in the bottom of the inning with a Balbino Fuenmayor RBI-single, then added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth on an Angel Franco RBI-double and a Reymond Fuentes sacrifice fly to make the score 4-3.

Brady Shoemaker led off the sixth with a solo shot to make it 5-3, Chasers shortstop Angel Franco answered with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh to make it 5-4, Robert Andino hit an RBI-single in the eighth, then Omaha scored on a Ramon Torres single into left field, scoring Fuenmayor. Destin Hood threw out Irving Falu at the plate to end the game when Tomas Telis tagged out the game-tying run. For more, check out NOLA.COM.

In roster moves earlier in the day, the Zephyrs activated third baseman Don Kelly and released third baseman Zach Lutz. Left handed long-reliever Matt Tomshaw also joined the club.

Jose Urena (1-2, 4.76) will get his chance on the mound tomorrow at 1:05PM against Jonathan Dziedzic (2-6, 4.96).

Southern League (Double-A)

Jacksonville Suns (30-40)

Most of the Suns had a day off due to the midseason SL classic, but six of them played in the game, which the Southern South All-Stars defeated the Southern North All-Stars, 5-1. Starting left fielder Austin Dean had a walk and a single, going one-for-three on the night, and starting right fielder Moises Sierra went 0-for-2, striking out twice. Shortstop Peter Mooney and center fielder Yefri Perez were late defensive replacements, and each went 0-for-1 from the plate. Austin Brice pitched a perfect third inning, striking out two before getting replaced by Jake Esch, who struck out two in the fourth inning and allowing a single. And this happened:

The Suns get tomorrow off before starting a road series against the Mississippi Braves on Thursday night.

Florida State League (Single-A Advanced)

Jupiter Hammerheads (30-37)

The Hammerheads would see Jorgan Cavanerio give up four runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings. Jupiter's starter got 50-of-74 pitches over the plate, but took the 6-2 loss to the Bradenton Marauders to drop him to 5-6 with a 3.45 ERA. Jupiter lost despite hitting safely 12 times. Center fielder Junior Sosa hit three singles, catcher Chris Hoo went two-for-three, and third baseman Avery Romero hit a single and a double in the loss.

Taylor Gushue started the scoring in the bottom of the first inning by scoring Cole Tucker on a two-out sacrifice fly, then Jupiter evened it up in the top of the second on a John Norwood home run (4). In the fourth, Connor Joe scored on a fielding error by shortstop Justin Bohn, then the Marauders made it 3-1 on a two-out Michael Suchy RBI-triple. They tacked on a fourth run in the fifth inning as Chase Simpson homered to left field (5).

Bohn made up for his prior error with a solo shot (3) in the seventh, but Bradenton came back in the back half of the inning on a Jerrick Suiter two-RBI double that set the final score at 6-2. oursportscentral.com is a nifty little website that tracks all minor league games. Check out their recap.

The Hammerheads will try to salvage one win over the three game series in the finale tomorrow at 10:30 AM, as they send lefty Michael Mader (3-3, 2.88) to the hill. He'll face right-hander Colten Brewer (3-7, 4.13).

South Atlantic League (Class-A)

Greensboro Grasshoppers (38-32)

The Grasshoppers took the day off for the SAL All-Star game in Lexington, KY. The North All-Stars defeated the South All-Stars by a 2-1 final score. Only two Greensboro players saw action in the contest. Isael Soto pinch hit and played right field, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout, while CJ Robinson was the 20th of 22 pitchers to get in the game overall, but the last of 11 North All-Stars. He pitched a perfect ninth for the save, whiffing one batter.

On Thursday, the rest of the team will retake the field in the first of four home games against the Hickory Crawdads.

New-York Penn League (Class-A Short Season)

Batavia Muckdogs (0-5)

Batavia dropped their fifth game in five tries this season, but at least this time they outhit their opponent, losing 7-2 but getting nine hits to just five for the West Virginia Black Bears. Left fielder Kris Goodman hit two singles, as did catcher Pablo Garcia and second bagger Rony Cabrera. Nobody got an extra base hit for the team. Humberto Mejia took the hard luck loss, allowing three earned runs on two hits and a walk, striking out four. Justin Langley pitched two scoreless innings in relief before giving way to Cecil Tanner, who issued five free passes and a hit for four earned runs in just 1.2 innings. Ryley MacEachern walked two and gave up a hit in 1.1 innings to close it out for the Dogs.

The Black Bears completed the three-game sweep by jumping out to an early 3-0 lead, with two on a Hunter Owen shot in the first and an Erik Forgione sacrifice fly in the second. Batavia struck back with a Samuel Castro RBI-groundout in the fifth and a Rony Cabrera RBI-single in the sixth, but the Bears put it away with a four run seventh

Despite the hard start, the Muckdogs will play their home opener tomorrow night against the State College Spikes. Starting pitcher Patrick O'Reilly Hovis will take the hill for the second time this year with a WHIP of 0.200 so far. He gave up a single and struck out two in his first start, taking no decision and pitching five innings. Right hander Dailyn Martinez (0-1, 3.18) will start for the Spikes. Check out thedailynewsonline.com's recap for more.

Dominican Summer League

DSL Marlins (2-12)

The Marlins lost their 12th game in a row, dropping a 5-4 decision to the DSL Phillies. Edin Liriano started and lost, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over five innings and striking out two. Reliever Jesus Sanchez pitched the rest of the game, allowing two earned runs on four hits and a pair of walks.

The Marlins trailed 5-0 entering the seventh, but scored four runs to make it interesting on a Bryan Beigel RBI-single and a bases clearing double by Jose Vilera.

Tomorrow at 10:30 AM, the baby Fish will try for a win against these same Phillies.