Phillies Nation is honored to have Larry Shenk among the ranks of our regular contributors.
“The Baron” is the former Philadelphia Phillies head of community relations, a role in which he served the organization for more than four decades. Larry is also a 2018 inductee to the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.
In addition to the Phillies alumni and history work which Larry has been sharing with readers here at Phillies Nation, his “Minor League Report” pieces will now also run with us all during the season as well.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (8–2) were postponed by rain in Rochester. Game rescheduled for a 5:35 p.m. doubleheader on July 11 . . . JoJo Romero (0–1), 6:35 tonight in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. the Rail Riders. LV leads SWB by 1.5 games in the young season.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (5–3) lost, 7–3, to the Richmond Flying Squirrels at home . . . ND: Adonis Medina, 5–6–3–3–1–2, HR. LP: Aaron Brown (0–1) . . . Second-inning homers by LF Cornelius Randolph (#2) and C Henri Lartigue (1). RF Adam Haseley, 2–4. INF-OF Austin Listi, who hit .281 in 65 games at Reading last summer, has started the season hitless in 23 at-bats . . . David Parkinson (1–0), 6:45 tonight vs. Portland Sea Dogs at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (2–9) dropped their fourth in a row, 12–7, to the Fort Myers Miracle. Every Fort Myers player had two or more hits, a 21-hit attack against four Clearwater hurlers. LP: Andrew Brown (0–2), 4–10–6–5–1–4, HR . . . Jake Scheiner and Madison Stokes each had two hits. Scheiner started the game at third base and ended at first. Stokes did the opposite. Two RBI each: RF Jhailyn Ortiz and C Colby Fitch . . . Julian Garcia (0–1), 7 o’clock tonight vs. the Florida Fire Frogs in Kissimmee.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (3–8) lost, 6–5, to the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury, MD. Lakewood led, 5–2, after five innings. Fifth straight loss . . . ND: Colton Eastman, 5–3–2–2–0–5. LP: (1–1)/BS (1), Ethan Lindow . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 2–3, run, 3 RBI, first professional home run. 1B Matt Kroon, 2–4, run . . . Jack Perkins (0–1), 7:05 tonight vs. West Virginia Power in Charleston.