Claiming a series: Princeton rolls past Royals

July 4, 2017 - tonton

PRINCETON — It is a good pointer when a group sends 8 batters to a image in 3 of a initial 4 innings. Add good pitching to present offense and routinely that will lead to victory.

Trey Hair had 4 hits and gathering in 4 runs, Ronaldo Hernandez collected 3 doubles and Jose Peguero pitched shutout round for 5 innings, heading a Princeton Rays to their initial Appalachian League array win of a season, 15-6, over a Burlington Royals in front of 579 spectators during Hunnicutt Field.

Princeton (4-8) rebounded from an 11-7 detriment to Burlington on Sunday when a Royals scored 4 in a ninth to shun with a win.

“It was good to take a series,” Princeton manager Danny Sheaffer said. “We kind of returned a preference for what we saw yesterday. We have got an fresh group and so do they, though a whole pivotal tonight was Peguero’s 5 innings, he was unequivocally good.”

While Princeton scored 10 runs in a opening 5 innings, promulgation 8 batters to a image in a first, second and fourth frames, Peguero had his second plain coming in 3 games this season, pinch 4 hits, distinguished out 4 and walking one to collect adult a win.

“He is a special immature arm, and it is good to see him do that,” Sheaffer said.

Princeton jumped all over Burlington starter Nathan Webb (0-3) for 9 runs, 8 hits and 4 walks over 3 1/3 innings, led by Hair, who finished with 4 hits, dual doubles and 4 RBIs, while Hernandez had 4 hits, including 3 doubles and scored 4 runs.

“We scored early, that was good, though we were means to have 5 opposite shutdown innings after we scored so credit goes to a pitching staff, they did a good job,” pronounced Sheaffer, who also used Thomas Lebron and Garrett Anderson over a final 4 innings, permitting 6 runs over a final 3 frames.

That wasn’t all. Zach Rutherford and Andrew Miller had both struggled early in a season, though Rutherford, a sixth turn collect in Jun from Old Dominion, had 3 hits, including a double, scored dual runs and gathering in one more. Miller combined a double, singular and gathering in dual runs for a Rays. Princeton also swiped 3 bases in a initial dual innings, and all 3 runners scored.

“They are college guys, they are comparison and all of them have reduction than 30 or 40 at-bats or whatever so it’s early,” Sheaffer said. “We design them to hit, they have a lane record of attack so they are going to get any event to hit.”

Devin Davis, who strike dual home runs on Sunday in a loss, also contributed a double and gathering in a run, carrying returned to Princeton for a second deteriorate after being drafted in a 25th turn in a 2015 breeze by Tampa Bay.

“It helps unequivocally a lot right now since we know what to expect,” pronounced Davis, of being behind in Princeton. “I am removing used to a fields we am personification on now and opposite things that we know now when we am on a field.”

Burlington, that finished with 12 hits, scored dual runs in any of a final 3 innings, including a two-run home run in a seventh off Lebron by Atencio. Seuly Mathis strike a solo home run in a eighth, followed by a Cal Jones double and an RBI triple from Oliver Nunez. Two some-more scored opposite Anderson in a ninth on an blunder and a belligerent round out from Mathis.

That wouldn’t be nearby adequate on this night, as a Rays capped off their scoring in a bottom of a eighth when Jose Tonton pinch-hit for Hernandez and stroked a grand impact over a left margin fence. Add that to plain pitching and it was a good night for a Rays.

“It good when your teammates are always removing on and removing them right on in and only picking we adult behind and forth, it is unequivocally cool,” Davis said. “Peguero did a unusual pursuit today.”

Julio Gonzalez, Mathis, Jones and Nunez had dual hits any for Burlington, while Atencio and Matias had dual RBIs every in a loss.

Princeton will transport currently to face West Division heading Elizabethton in a initial of a three-game series, that will be followed by a opening 4 games of a Mercer Cup starting on Friday during Bowen Field.

“Elizabethton is always an comparison group and a some-more gifted team,” Sheaffer said. “They don’t have another turn in brief deteriorate aloft than this like we do so it will be a conflict and hopefully we can come behind and try to win a series.”

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At Hunnicutt Field

Burlington….000   000   222  —    6  11  3

Princeton…..420   310   014  —  15  18  2

Nathan Webb, Jordan Floyd (4), Tad Ratliff (7) and Jesus Atencio. Jose Peguero, Thomas Lebron (6), Garrett Anderson (8) and Ronaldo Hernandez, Andrew Miller (9). W — Peguero (1-0); L — Webb (0-3). HR — Atencio (BU, 1) 7th, 1 on; Seuly Matias (BU, 2) 8th, 0 on; Jose Tonton (PR) 8th, 3 on. Att — 579.

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