Compiled via team press releases:
Syracuse Chiefs (AAA International League): The Syracuse Chiefs fell to the Louisville Bats, 4-2, Wednesday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field. Matt Skole homered for the Chiefs, but Syracuse dropped its fifth straight game after being swept by the Bats. There was a 17-minute rain delay in the top of the ninth inning before the conclusion of the game.
Mapes didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning and no Trenton base runner reached second base. Trenton managed just three singles, a walk and a hit batter. Mapes struck out just four and he induced twelve ground ball outs. He threw 98 pitches, 69 for strikes in the gem.
The Senators scored the lone run in the game in the first inning when Neftali Soto doubled in Wilmer Difo with one out. The Senators threatened in the fifth, loading the bases with one out, but Difo hit into a double play ending the threat.
Montgomery, the Thunder starter, struck out a career-high 11 batters as he, too, tossed a gem of his own.
The Senators didn’t have anyone up in the bullpen until the ninth inning when Koda Glover began loosening up. With two outs in the ninth, Miguel Andujar singled for Trenton which brought Matt LeCroy out of the dugout to talk to Mapes. LeCroy allowed Mapes to face Sebastian Valle and Mapes responded by striking out Valle to end the game.
The Senators are now 35-29 on the season while Trenton falls to 38-27.
The final game of the three-game series is Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. as the Senators send RH Lucas Giolito to the hill.
Potomac Nationals (High-A Carolina League): Severe rain has cancelled Wednesday night’s game between the Potomac Nationals (31-32) and the Salem Red Sox (41-24) at LewisGale Field. The game will not be made up as this was the final scheduled matchup between the two teams in the first half.
Potomac will now return home to begin a five-game, four-day series vs. the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Thursday night.
Thursday’s series opener gets underway at 7:05 with the preceding “P-Nats Lead-Off Show” at 6:50pm. The broadcast can be heard on PotomacNationals.com or via the TuneIn Radio App.
Hagerstown Suns (Low-A South Atlantic League): @ Lakewood W 6-5.