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 shares with readers here at Phillies Nation, his “Minor League Report” pieces now also run with us all during the season as well.
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (11–8) won, 2–1, over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on a walk-off double by 3B Luke Williams in the 11th inning. A SF by C Austin Bossart tied the game in the eighth inning. Reading had 2 other hits, single by LF Raul Rivas and triple by CF Mickey Moniak . . . ND: Roman Rosso, 5–7–1–1–1–6, lowering ERA to 0.89, second best in the EL. WP: Jeff Singer (1–0). Luke Lefwitch extended his season-starting scoreless streak to 12.2 innings with a scoreless ninth . . . Adonis Medina (0–0), 6:45 tonight vs. the Harrisburg Senators (19–4).
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (10–14) scored 3 in the top of the ninth but fell short, 7–6, to the Tarpons. Tampa trailed, 3–0, through five innings but put up a 6-spot in the sixth . . . ND: Julian Garcia, 5–5–0–0–0–6. LP: Gustov Armas (1–1), allowed the 6-run inning. . . 2B Jose Gomez, 3–3, walk, double, RBI; extended his hitting streak to 9 games (.484); .348 for the season. 1B Madison Stokes, 2–4, walk, double, run. DH Matt Vierling, 1–3, walk, run, HR (3), 2 RBI, stolen base . . . League-wide day off today . . . Spencer Howard (1–1) pitches the opener of a 3-game series Tuesday night in Fort Myers.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (8–16) ended a 7-game road trip to Georgia and North Carolina, 4–3, with a 10–3 loss to the Crawdads in Hickory . . . Crawdads hit 4 home runs including #11 by C Sam Huff; leads all minor leaguers in homers . . . LP: Francisco Morales (0–2), 3–5–4–4–0–5, 3 HR . . . Lakewood was held to 6 singles. DH Rafael Marchan, 2–4, 2 RBI. SS Jonathan Guzman extended his hitting streak to 10 games . . . Day off today. Kevin Gowdy (0–0) opens a homestand on Tuesday night vs. West Virginia Power.
**Dominican Summer League season opens June 2. Phillies will field two teams, Red and White.
**New York-Penn League (Williamsport Crosscutters) season opens June 14. **Gulf Coast League season opens June 24 at Carpenter Complex. Phillies again will field two teams, East and West.