Bluefield Jays wand off Cards, Rutherford impact carries Princeton Rays

August 20, 2017 - tonton

BLUEFIELD— Randy Pondler authorised one warranted run over 6 innings and Graham Spraker close a doorway over a final 3 and a Bluefield Blue Jays collected a 6-1 win over a visiting Johnson City Cardinals during Bowen Field during Peters Park on Saturday night.

The Blue Jays (37-19) remained a half-game behind a Pulaski Yankees, who degraded a Greeneville Astros 11-3 to sojourn atop a Appalachian League East Division standings.

Pondler (3-1) struck out 3 and walked one while pinch a bulk of a 7 hits he allowed. Julio Rodriguez gathering in Johnson City’s sole run on a singular in a third inning. Spraker warranted his seventh save of a deteriorate after giving a Blue Jays 3 shutout innings, distinguished out 3 and walking none. 

Bluefield beaten a visitors with 15 hits, paced by Kevin Smith, who went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI. Ryan Noda went 2-for-4 with dual doubles, Ryan Gold went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Jesus Navarro and Chavez Young had dual hits apiece. Freddy Rodriguez had a triple and an RBI. 

The Blue Jays play Burlington during home Sunday night. First representation is set for 6:05 p.m.

At Bowen Field during Peters Park

Johnson City…………….001  000   000  —  1  8  1

Bluefield…………………..101   300   10x —  6  15  0

Casadilla, Alvarez (6), Dahlberg (8) and J. Rodriguez. Randy Pondler, Graham Spraker (7) and Y. Rodriguez. W— Pondler, 3-1. L— Casadilla, 1-5. SV— Spraker, 7. 3B— Bluefield, Rodriguez. 2B— Bluefield, Smith, Gold, Noda 2. Att— 624,

Princeton 9, Burlington 5: A Zach Rutherford grand impact with dual outs in a bottom of a ninth inning carried a Princeton Rays past Burlington in a fantastic instance of last-second emancipation during Hunnicutt Field.

Princeton (21-34), that jumped out to a 5-0 lead during a catastrophic initial inning by Royals starter Adres Sotillet, saw it’s lead eroded after giving adult runs in a fifth and sixth, with Burlington shutting a opening to 5-4 after a run scored on an erring Ryan Askew pickoff chuck try and Seuly Matias combined an RBI single. 

An RBI double by Cal Jones off Tyler Day sealed a diversion adult during 5 dual outs in a ninth.

Princeton’s Billy King led off a bottom support with a strikeout, Michael Smith singled and Jose Tonton and Andrew Miller drew unbroken walks from Royals late reliever Jordan Floyd (1-3). Justin Bridgman grounded into a forceout during a plate, lifting a awaiting that Floyd competence evade a jam. Rutherford finished conjecture with his base-clearing shot over left, his seventh home run of a year.

Trey Hair went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for a P-Rays. Devin Davis went 2-for-4 with a double and Smith went 2-for-4. Rutherford went 2-for-6.

Day (3-2) collected his initial blown save of a deteriorate en track to picking adult a win.

Princeton plays during Danville Sunday in a late afternoon matinee. First representation is set for 4 p.m.

At Hunnnicutt Field

Burlington……….000   011   201  —  5  11  1

Princeton…………500   000   004  —  9  11  1

Sotillet, Familia (1), Markus (5), Floyd (6) and Atencio. Sanders, Sanchez (4), Askew (6), Day (8) and Miller. W— Day, 3-2. L— Floyd, 1-3. BS— Day, 1. HR— Princeton, Rutherford (ninth, grand slam). Att— 60.

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