Friday Short Season: Brooklyn getting offensive; Urbina solid; Zach Lutz homers

SS-A: @ Brooklyn Cyclones 12, Staten Island Yankees 7

The Cyclones continue to pound the baseball.  Brooklyn (24-11) racked up 12 runs and 15 hits, to extend their home winning streak to 10 games.  The win gives the Cyclones a 16-2 record at home this season.  Every starter had at least one hit, and seven of the nine starters had an RBI. The Cyclones are averaging a NYPL high 5.8 runs per game.  Hitting stars include:

Rylan Sandoval (2-3, HR, RBI, SB), Darrell Ceciliani (2-5, 2B, 3B, RBI), Cory Vaughn (1-3, 2RBI, 2BB, K), Jeff Flagg (2-4, 2B, 3B, 3RBI), Joe Bonfe (2-5, 2B, RBI), Brian Harrison (2-4, RBI), and J.B. Brown (2-4, 2B, 2RBI).

SS-R: @ Kingsport Mets 7, Greenville Astros 4

Kingsport (14-17) used a 4-run fifth inning, to propel themselves over Greenville 7-4.  The big blow in that frame was by Patrick Farrell (1-4, 2RBI) with a 2-run single.  Chase Greene (3-5, 2 runs), Nelfi Zapata (2-4, RBI), and John Semel (2-4) all had multi-hit games.  Aderlin Rodriguez (1-3, 2 runs, 2B, RBI), Javier Rodriguez (1-2, 2B, RBI, BB, HBP), and Lucas Stewart (1-4, HR, RBI) also made offensive contributions.

Starter Eduardo Aldama picked up his first win of the season, pitching 5 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts.

SS-R: GCL Mets 5, @ GCL Cardinals 4

Juan Urbina bounced back from a tough outing to pick up his 3rd win of the season.  The 17-year old Urbina was very effective: 5 IP, 4h, 1er, 1BB, 6K.  Urbina has had 4 really good starts (19 2/3 IP, 12h, 3er, 6BB, 19K) and 2 really bad starts (5 IP, 13h, 12er, 4BB, 5K).  The one consistent thing that Urbina has done is miss bats (24 2/3 IP, 24K).

Zach Lutz maybe ready to head back north soon, with a 3-5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI performance.

Julio Concepcion (2-4, 2B, HR, RBI) is now hitting .319/.354/.527.  Over his last 10 games Concepcion is hitting .414/.500/.897.

There are 2 comments

  1. philipp_m

    I have just found another scouting report on Cory Vaughn (Baseballamerica Hot Sheet chat):
    “Lance (Memphis): Is Cory Vaughn better than most people thought heading into the draft, or is this just a hot streak that he doesn’t have the tools to maintain?

    Matthew Eddy: This is exactly the question I’ve been trying to answer, so I turned to college baseball guru Aaron Fitt for more. His response: “Vaughn has always had big tools — look at our writeup of him when he ranked as the top prospect in the Northwoods League after his freshman year. And he’s had hot streaks like this in his college career, but sustaining has always been the issue. As pitchers adjust to him, can he make adjustments? He did not show a whole lot of ability to do so in college.” “

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