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
**IronPigs (19–10) ended weekend in Buffalo with a 3–2 loss to the Bisons . . .LP: Drew Anderson (0–2), 4.2–3–2–2–3–3, HR, 2 wild pitches . . . 1B Damek Tomscha, 2–4, run, R (3), RBI; third HR in last 4 games. RF Lane Adams, 2–3. CF Shane Robinson, 1–4, run; hitting .366 in last 10 games with 6 multi-hit games . . . Day off today . . . Three-game series with Durham Bulls begins a 6-game home stand on Tuesday night.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (15–11) won a doubleheader (7-inning games) against the RubberDucks in Akron; both games went extra innings. Four games over .500 for first time this season . . . Day off today . . . Six-game homestand begins on Tuesday night, first of 3 games vs. the Hartford Yard Goats.
Game #1: 3–2 in 8 innings. Reading scored 2 in T8, Akron came back with 1 . . . ND: Ramon Rosso, 6–3–1–1–0–6, hit batter. WP: Luke Leftwich (2–0), 2–3–1–0–0–5, first run allowed this season, 16.1 innings; 27 strikeouts, 1 walk, 4 hits . . . RF Mickey Moniak, 3–4, run, triple (3), HR (3), 2 RBI; 2-run HR in T8 is game winner. LF Cornelius Randolph, 2–4, RBI.
Game #2: 6–4 in 9 innings. ND: Adonis Medina, 4.2–2–4–4–4–4, HR, hit batter. WP: JD Hammer (1–0), 2–0–0–0–1–0. SV: Addison Russ (3), 1–0–0–0–1–2 . . . RF Adam Haseley, 4–4, 4 runs, 2 doubles (6), RBI; doubled in the winning run in T9; hitting .333 in last 10 games. DH Cornelius Randolph, 2–5, 2 RBI.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (12–17) were rained out at home vs. Daytona . . .Bradenton Marauders start a 3-game series at Spectrum Field, 7:00 tonight, Damon Jones (0–1).
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (9–20) were rained out at home vs. Rome . . . 4:35 doubleheader (7-inning games) tonight vs. the Braves.
**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.
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