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.