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 (20–17) ended an 8-game losing streak with a 7–6 win in Durham. It also ended a 5-game spin against the Bulls . . . LV struck out 15 times, Durham, 12 . . . WP: Nick Pivetta (3–1), 7–3–1–1–4–11, HR, wild pitch; 99 pitches, 64 strikes; 61 fast balls (92–97), 15 curves, 15 sliders, 8 change-ups. SV: Yacksel Rios (#2) . . . C Deivy Grullon, 2–4, run, RBI, double. 1B Damek Tomscha, 1–4, run, 2 RBI, double. 2B Gift, Ngoepe, 1–4, run, RBI, double. SS Andrew Romine, 2–4, 2 runs. LF Shane Robinson, 2–5 . . . Enyel De Los Santos (2–0), 7:04 tonight in Charlotte.
Reading, Eastern League East Division
**Fightin Phils (19–16) posted a 7–2 win over the Portland Sea Dogs in the first game of a 4-game series . . . Reading used a 4-run third and 3-run eighth in ending a 2-game losing streak . . . CF Mickey Moniak, 2–4, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 5th triple (tops in EL). SS Arquimedes Gamboa, 2–4, run, 2 RBI, double. RF Adam Haseley, 2–4, run, RBI, seventh double, stolen base. 3B Austin Listi, 2–4, run, RBI. 2B Scott Kingery, 0–4, run, RBI, strikeout; played all 9 innings . . . Cody Asche was Portland’s LF . . . WP: Mauricio Llovera (2–0), 5–7–2–2–2–7 . . . Tom Eshelman (0–3), 7 tonight vs. Portland.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (19–20) scored twice in the ninth to tie the game, 5–5, and won in the 11th on a walk-off single by 1B Alec Bohm, 7–6, over Lakeland. The Flying Tigers took a 6–5 lead in the top of the 11th but the Threshers came back with two, an RBI single by 2B Dan Brito and Bohm’s game-winner. Brito’s 2-run double tied the game in the ninth. RF Jhailyn Ortiz hit a 3-run homer (#3) in the seventh with Clearwater trailing, 4–0. The Threshers were no-hit until the seventh. They finished with 6 hits and drew 7 walks . . . ND: Andrew Brown, 4.2–3–4–3–4–2. WP: Zach Warren (1–0) . . . 6:30 tonight vs. Port Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (14–24) won third in a row vs. Hagerstown, 4–3, on walk-off wild pitch. Trailing, 3–2, Lakewood scored 2 runs with 2 out in the ninth for the win. 3B Hunter Stovall singled in PR Jimmy Smith with the tying run. LF Ben Pelletier, whose single sent Smith to third, advanced to third on Stovall’s single and scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Angel Guillen . . . The Suns scored twice in the first and took the lead with a ninth-inning run . . . Pelletier had 3 of Lakewood’s 7 hits . . . ND: Dominic Pipkin, 5–3–2–0–1–1, wild pitch, hit batter. WP: Jhordany Mezquita (2–3), 4–2–1–1–2–5, wild pitch . . . Victor Santos (2–2), 7 tonight in Greensboro, first of a 4-game series vs. the Grasshoppers.
**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.