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 (32-30) rallied for a 3-2 walk-off win over the Gwinnett Stripers at Coca-Cola Park. Scored single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings . . . Third straight victory . . . LV goes for a sweep, 7:05 tonight.
Pitching: Three relievers combined for four hitless, scoreless innings . . . ND for starter Drew Anderson, 5-4-2-2-0-6 . . . Josh Martin, 2-0-0-0-0-3 . . . Josh Tols, 1-0-0-0-0-1 . . . WP: Alexis Rivero (2-1), 1-0-0-0-0-0.
Hitting: RF Lane Adams doubled with two out in the ninth and scored on 2B Ali Castillo’s ground ball, walk-off single to center field . . . Castillo singled with two out in the eighth and scored the tying run on SS Andrew Romine’s double . . . Damek Tomscha’s sacrifice fly accounted for the seventh-inning run . . . Castillo, 2-4, his third straight two-hit game . . . Romine, 2-4 . . . C Deivy Grullon, 2-4, run.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division
**Fightin Phils (35-27) dropped their second straight to the Erie Sea Wolves, this time, 2-1 . . . Series ends, 7:10 tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium. Adonis Medina (4-2), riding a four-game winning streak . . . Reading remains in third place, 1 game out of first.
Hitting: 3B Austin Listi, 3-4, run, HR (7), RBI; streak of six consecutive hits ended with a strikeout to end the game. After hitting .081 in 18 April games, Listi is .389 in 12 June games.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division
**Threshers (36-29) defeated the St. Luce Mets, 7-2, in a 10:30 morning game called after a 30-minute rain delay with one out in T7 . . . Series finale and last game of the first half, 7 tonight . . . All-Star Game on Saturday night in Jupiter . . . Second half starts Monday night in Bradenton.
Hitting: 13 hits included six doubles . . . 2-3-4-5 batters in the lineup each had two hits . . . CF Roman Quinn, 2-3, walk, run, double . . . 3B Alec Bohm, 2-4, two runs, RBI; lifted Clearwater average to .313 . . . DH Jhailyn Ortiz, 2-4, two runs, two doubles, two RBI . . . LF Madison Stokes, 2-4.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division
**BlueClaws (25-41) handed the host Hagerstown Suns a 9-4 loss, salvaging one win in the three-game series . . . Francisco Morales (1-3), 7:05 tonight in Asheville, the first of a four-game series that concludes the first half.
Hitting: Leading, 2-1, after three innings, the Claws put the game away scoring five times in T4; two-run triples by 3B Cole Stobbe and 2B Luis Garcia keyed the big inning . . . Stobbe, 2-4, walk, two runs, double, triple, three RBI . . . CF Ben Pelletier, 2-5, run, double, two RBI . . . DH Abrahan Gutierrez, 2-3, two walks, double, RBI . . . C Rafel Marchan, 2-5, run, double.
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinkney Division
**Crosscutters open their 76-game season at home 7:05 Friday night, hosting State
College . . . Williamsport will use a five-man piggy-back rotation similar to Lakewood . . . Gustavo Armas will start the season opener and will be followed by Junion Tejeda.
**Gulf Coast League season opens June 24 at Carpenter Complex. Phillies again will field two teams, East and West.