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 (8–3) lost, 6–5, in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. LV tied the game on an RBI single by 3B Mitch Walding in the ninth . . . ND: JoJo Romero, 4–4–5–5–3–1, 2 HR. LP: James Pazos (0–1) . . . 2B-1B Phil Gosselin, 3–5, run, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. DH Jan Hernandez, 3–5. SS Malquin Canelo, 2–5, run, double, 2 RBI . . . Game two of the series, 6:35 tonight.
RHP Enyel De Los Santos is the International League pitcher of the week, 2–0, 0.75 ERA, 19 strikeouts, 12.0 innings pitched.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (5–4) lost, 9–2, to the Portland Sea Dogs at FirstEnergy Stadium . . . LP: David Parkinson (1–1), 5–5–5–4–4–2, wild pitch . . . CF Mickey Moniak, 2–4, walk, stolen base. 1B Darick Hall, 2–5, RBI. LF Josh Stephens, 2–4, double, RBI . . . Bailey Falter (0–1, 6:45 tonight vs. Sea Dogs.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (3–9) ended a four-game losing streak with a 6–0 win over the Florida Fire Frogs in Kissimmee before 264 fans. Three Clearwater pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout. WP: Julian Garcia (1–1), 6–2–0–0–3–7; Luis Carrasco, 2–0–0–0–3–2; Connor Brogdon, 1–0–0–0–0–3 . . . SS Nick Maton drove in a career-high five runs on a triple and three-run homer (#2). DH Matt Vierling, 2–5. 1B Jake Scheiner, 2–4, 2 runs. 2B Dan Brito, 2–3, 2 runs, walk . . . Two teams meet at 6 p.m. today in Kissimmee.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (3–9) lost, 5–4, to the West Virginia Power in 11 innings, getting only four hits. Tied at 2–2 after nine innings, both teams scored a run in the 10th. Lakewood went ahead with an 11th-inning run but the Power scored twice for a walk-off win . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 2–4, double, run, RBI, stolen base. LF Ben Pelletier, home run (#1) . . . ND: Jack Perkins, 4–1–0–0–2–7. LP: Tyler Carr (0–1) . . . BlueClaws try to end a six-game losing season 7:05 tonight in WV, Jhordany Mezquita (0–1).