Minor League Roundup: Jones homers Royals past Princeton
August 25, 2017 - tonton
Cal Jones snapped out of a new unemployment to strike a game-winning, two-run home run in a seventh inning as a Burlington Royals degraded a Princeton Rays 6-5 in Appalachian League ball Friday night during Burlington Athletic Stadium.
“Came off a bat right and only gathering it,” Jones said. “You go in a unemployment and we keep competing each day. Just perplexing to put a few good swings together and perplexing to finish strong.”
It was Jones’ fifth homer of a season, with 3 entrance in a final 5 games. Before Friday night’s two-out blast, a outfielder was in a 0-for-15 slide.
The outcome authorised a Royals (26-36) to leapfrog Princeton (25-36) out of final place in a East Division.
Joey Markus pitched a ninth for his initial career save as dual runners reached bottom and were stranded.
Princeton’s Jose Tonton greeted reliever Michael Austin with a three-run home run in a sixth inning to give a Rays their initial lead. Austin (1-0), who finished adult as a winning pitcher, was creation his second coming with Burlington, and a initial during home.
Burlington’s Seuly Matias drilled a two-out, two-run double in a fifth inning on a play in that Princeton left fielder Bryce Brown went crashing into a blockade in try to make a catch. That gave a Royals a 4-2 edge.
Dennicher Carrasco’s two-out, two-run double in a initial inning supposing a Royals a span of unmerited runs.
“All a runs with dual outs,” Burlington manager Omar Ramirez said. “That’s good to see.”
Princeton didn’t have a bottom curtain off Royals starter Andres Sotillet until Justin Bridgman’s one-out bunt singular in a fourth. One out later, Devin Davis drilled an RBI double off a wall down a right-field line.
Tonton led off a fifth with a triple and scored on Kevin Santiago’s fielder’s choice grounder.
A year after a Royals separated Princeton in a playoff semifinals, a Rays won 6 of a 9 meetings.
At Durham, a Norfolk Tides drubbed a Durham Bulls 12-0 to start a array during Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The Bulls, who clinched a South Division pretension a night earlier, managed 8 hits, with 3 from Jake Hager.
Starting pitcher Brent Honeywell (11-8) unsuccessful to get out of a initial inning, giving adult dual runs on dual hits and 3 walks. Norfolk led 5-0 after 3 innings.