There’s been a lot written about 18-year-old shortstop Raul Mondesi, and this will only add to the hype.
Class A-Advanced Wilmington beat Myrtle Beach 5-4 on Saturday night when Mondesistruck out
in the bottom of the ninth inning. Here’s how it went down:
The Blue Rocks trailed 4-3 in the ninth, but Daniel Rockett was on first with one out. The Pelicans’ Sam Stafford threw a wild pitch, allowing Rockett to take second and he advanced to third on an error by the catcher.
After Kenny Diekroeger struck out, Terrance Gore doubled home Rockett, tying the game 4-4. Gore then stole third. Mondesi then struck out. However, it was a wild pitch on the third strike and Mondesi reached first as Gore raced home with the winning run.
Mondesi actually had a rough night, going zero for five with four strikeouts. Gore had two hits, while Mark Donato added an RBI triple. Bubba Starling doubled and scored.
Starter Christian Binford allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits. he walked two and struck out seven. Kyle Bartsch, 1-2, pitched two hitless innings. He walked one and struck out three.Other games
•Jason Adam had his best start of the season, allowing just one run on two hits over six innings as Class AA Northwest Arkansas beat Tulsa 2-1. Adam, who didn’t get a decision, struck out four and walked one. He threw 81 pitches, including 52 for strikes. Cody Fassold (one inning, one hit, two strikeouts) got the win, and Andrew Triggs (two hitless innings, one strikeout) got his second save. In the eighth inning, Andrew Franco walked and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Parker Morin. Justin Trapp’s single scored Franco and broke a 1-1 tie. Jared Schlehuber’s double scored Jorge Bonifacio
in the fourth inning for the other Naturals run.
gave up two runs on six hits in five innings, but Class AAA Omaha collected just five singles in a 3-0 loss at New Orleans. Brooks walked two and struck out three.
•Andrew Edwards allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings and Class A Lexington lost 5-1 at Greenville. Edwards gave up eight hits, walked two and didn’t record a strikeout. Reliever Luis Rico gave up one run and walked two in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Catcher Frank Schwindel hit a solo homer for the Legends.