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 (31-30) used six pitchers in defeating the Gwinnett Stripers, 5-1, at Coca-Cola Park . . . Drew Anderson (0-5), 7:05 tonight vs. Gwinnett.
Pitching: WP—Enyel De Los Santos, 5-2-0-0-1-6 . . . Luke Leftwich, 1-0-0-0-0-2 . . . Tom Windle, 1-1-0-0-0-1 . . . Kyle Dohy, 1-0-0-0-0-1 . . . Seth McGarry, .2-1-2-1-1-2-0, wild pitch . . . SV: Yacksel Rios (6), .1-0-0-0-0-0; a seven-pitch save (five strikes) with the bases loaded.
Hitting: Scored four unearned runs with two out in the first inning on three singles, an error and walk; 3B Mitch Walding singled in two runs as did 1B Damek Tomscha . . . Walding wrapped up the scoring with his 9th homer in the eighth inning; 3-4, two runs scored . . . 2B Ali Castillo, 2-4, run.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division
**Fightin Phils (35-26) split a pair against the Erie Sea Wolves at FirstEnergy Stadium . . . Mauricio Llovera (2-2), 7:10 tonight vs. Erie . . . Reading and Trenton are tied for second, 1/2 behind first-place Hartford with six games left in the first half.
Game 1# (Completion of May 30 game suspended by rain), 5-4 win on a walk-off RBI single by Grenny Cumana in the 10th inning . . . Fightins jumped out with a four-run third inning. Cumana began that rally with a single. Inning included three walks, error, passed ball and RBI singles by SS Arquimedes Gamboa and 1B Darick Hall . . . Fightins had 13 hits and left 12 runners on base . . . Jose Taveras took the ball when the game resumed in the second inning, 4.2-5-2-2-1-3. WP: Connor Brogdon (1-1), 2-0-0-0-0-0.
Game #2: (7-innings), lost, 5-3, when Erie pushed across two runs in T7 . . . ND for starter Bailey Falter, 5-6-3-3-2-4 . . . LP: Jonathan Hennigan (0-1, 0-2 overall), 2-3-2-2-0-2 . . . 3B Austin Listi, 3-3, run, 3-run HR (6) in fourth inning; also had a pair of singles.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (35-29) were shut out by the St. Lucie Mets at Spectrum Field, 5-0, ending a four-game winning streak . . . Third loss this month in 10 games, two via shut outs . . . Same teams in 10:30 morning game today, Julian Garcia (4-4) . . . Loss eliminated from any chance of finishing first in the first half.
All-Star: 3B Alec Bohm has been added to the North Division squad for the June 15 All-Star Game in Jupiter.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (24-41) lost two one-run games (7-innings) to the Suns in Hagerstown . . . Series finale, 7:05 tonight, Jhordany Metquita (2-4).
Game #2: 6-5 final as DH Kyle Marinconz hit a two-out, three-run walk-off homer in the seventh inning off LP Luis Ramirez (0-1) . . . Starter Kyle Glogoski, 4-4-3-2-2-6, HR, throwing error; prior to tonight he had given up three runs in seven games (two starts) . . . 1B Miller, 2-4, RBI . . . DH Carlos De La Cruz, 2-3, RBI . . . C Abrahan Gutierrez, 2-3, walk, run, double, RBI . . . SS Luis Garcia, 1-3, walk, triple, two runs, RBI.
**Williamsport Crosscutters open their New York-Penn League season at 7:05 Friday night, hosting State College.
**Gulf Coast League season opens June 24 at Carpenter Complex. Phillies again will field two teams, East and West.