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.
Darick Hall won the Eastern League All-Star Home Run Derby in Richmond. He totaled 175 points (25 per dinger and other points for different distances in a 90- second round). He hit the last pitch out (which was a bonus ball) to win it! (Steve Potter)
Phillies prospect Darick Hall first baseman with the Double-A Reading Fightin’ Phils, won tonight’s Eastern League Home Run Derby. pic.twitter.com/onbUjhZXZW
— Phillies Nation (@PhilliesNation) July 10, 2019
Lehigh Valley, International League North Division
**IronPigs (42–44) are on a 3-day All-Star break . . . Season resumes Thursday night in Rochester . . . Next home game won’t be until July 23, Toledo.
AAA All-Star Game: Tonight in El Paso, International League vs. Pacific Coast League. Austin Davis is on the IL roster.
Reading, Eastern League Eastern Division [39–28, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Fightin Phils (14–7) are on 3-day All-Star Game break . . . Fightins take a 3-game winning streak into their next game, Thursday night vs. the visiting Trenton Thunder.
AA All-Star Game: Tonight in Richmond, Eastern Division vs. Western Division.
Clearwater, Florida State League North Division [36–30, 2nd place, 1st half]
**Threshers (13–9) ended a 3-game losing streak with a 7–3 decision over the Palm Beach Cardinals at Spectrum Field . . . Game 3, 10:30 this morning.
Lakewood, South Atlantic League North Division [29–41, 1st half]
**BlueClaws (7–11) edged Hickory, 3–2, behind the solid pitching of 2 20-year-old lefties at FirstEnergy Park . . . Game 2 at 11:05 this morning
Williamsport, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
**Crosscutters (6–18) hung on for a 6–5 win over Mahoning Valley in Niles, OH . . . First 2-game winning streak of the season . . . Back home tonight to face Vermont, 7:05 first pitch.
Gulf Coast League (Phillies have 2 teams, both in the North Division)
**West (10–2) defeated Tigers East in Lakeland, 7–1, for their 8th straight win . . . 1B Rixon Wingrove (Australia) led the offense, 3–5, run, HR (#3), 3 RBI; boosted average to .340. Leadoff hitter, CF Johan Rojas (Dominican Republic), 0–2, 3 walks, 2 runs . . . Erik Miller (4th round, Stanford), made 1st pro start, 2–1–1–1–2–4, wild pitch. WP: Fernando Lozano (Mexico), (1–0), 3–0–0–0–0–4; 17 pitches, 17 strikes . . . 12 noon today, Yankees East in Tampa.
**East (5–5) downed the Yankees West, 7–3, in a game shortened to 7 innings by rain at Carpenter Complex . . . SS Bryson Stott (#1, UNLV) homered in his first pro at-bat. C Vito Friscia (40th, Hofstra), 1–2, his 1st HR as a pro . . . Starter: Carlos Betencourt (Venezuela), 4–4–2–1–0–4; 24 pitches, 24 strikes. WP: Maikel Garrido (Venezuela), (1–1), 2–1–1–1–3–1 . . . 12 noon today, Tigers East at Carpenter Complex.