Short Season Weekend: Cyclones win a pair; Kingsport sweep; Zach Dotson makes his 2011 debut

SS-A: Friday: Brooklyn Cyclones 10, @ Mahoning Valley Scrappers 6

     Saturday: Brooklyn Cyclones 2, @ Mahoning Valley Scrappers 1

 Sunday: PPD

The Cyclones (32-24) win a pair over the weekend, and now find themselves in a three-way tie for the Wild Card lead in the NYPL.  The Cyclones have now won seven out of their last nine games.


SS-R: Friday: Kingsport Mets 6, @ Princeton Rays 5

Saturday: Kingsport Mets 5, @ Princeton Rays 3

Sunday: Kingsport Mets 7, @ Princeton Rays 2

The Kingsport Mets are hot right now.  Over the weekend, they swept the Princeton Rays and now have enjoyed a 10-3 month of August.

Akeel Morris on Friday: 1/3 IP, 1 hit, 5 runs, 2 er, 4 bb, k.

Over the last 10 games:

Greg Pron: .400/.442/.575, 4 doubles, HR, 8 RBI

Dustin Lawley: .378/.404/.600, 5 doubles, 3B, HR, 5 RBI

Both Pron (42nd round) and Lawley (pictured) (19th round) were drafted this year out of the University of West Florida.


SS-R: Saturday: @ GCL Mets 4, GCL Cardinals 2

     Sunday: GCL Nationals 12, @ GCL Mets 10- Game 1

                GCL Mets 7, @ GCL Cardinals 1- Game 2

Zach Dotson, the Mets 13th round pick in 2009, made his first appearance of the 2011 season on Saturday.  Dotson faced seven hitters, retiring two of them while issuing three walks, two hits, a wild pitch, and two runs.

It’s good to see Dotson finally returning to the mound after serving a 50-game suspension by Major League Baseball for testing positive for a banned substance.  Toby profiled Dotson here in his Top 41, and last year Dotson received high praise from then Mets Minor League pitching coordinator Rick Waits.

Michael Fulmer‘s second pro start was cut short due to rain on Sunday.  He gave up a hit then recorded an out before the rains came down and ended Fulmer’s day.

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