The game turned on five Cyclones’ runs in the top of the seventh, but I’m more interested in CF Darrell Ceciliani going 2-5 and RF Cory Vaughn going 2-3 with an IBB. Ceciliani, who turned 20 in June is hitting .370/.425/.555 with 16 doubles and 10 triples. He leads the league in AVG, OPS and is second in OBP and third in SLG.
Meanwhile, the 21-year old Vaughn is hitting .317/.401/.569 and is second in the league in slugging, HR and total bases.
R – Kingsport: @ Elizabethton 8, Kingsport Mets 5
18-year old 3B Aderlin Rodriguez was 2-4 with a double (his 16th) and a home run (his 12th). He’s bopping at a .296/.338/.561. When I told a few Sand Gnats players I’d been up to Kingsport last weekend, they all wanted to talk about Aderlin. Good choice. He’s second in the Appy in HR and six in slugging.
R – GCL: Mets 7, @ Cardinals 5
Juan Urbina: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR.
Cardinals 8, @ Mets 7
Akeel Morris: 2.2 IP, 5 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. The walks aren’t pretty, but he also had to deal with a defense fail.