Saturday, March 17, 2012
Around the minors 3.17.12
By Adam Rubin
BUFFALO 1, MEMPHIS 1 (10 innings): The Bisons began their 12-game spring-training exhibition schedule with great pitching from a pair of hurlers from last year's squad in a matchup with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate. Southpaw Mark Cohoon struck out three over three scoreless innings. He made 18 starts with the Bisons in 2011 and finished fourth on Buffalo with 94 1/3 innings. Right-hander Dylan Owen also threw three scoreless innings. Owen was 6-7 spanning 20 starts and five relief appearances for the Bisons last season. Infielder Wilmer Flores accounted for the Bisons' lone tally with a solo homer. The Bisons are back in action Sunday afternoon against the New Orleans Zephyrs at Jupiter.
BINGHAMTON 9, SPRINGFIELD 3: The Double-A B-Mets collected 15 hits, including two homers, against St. Louis' affiliate. Travis Ozga led the charge at the plate, finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Ozga, a 41st-round pick by the Mets in 2009, teamed with outfielder Cory Vaughn to produce back-to-back homers in the second inning, giving the B-Mets a 2-1 lead. Top prospect Zack Wheeler allowed one unearned run in three innings. Wheeler was acquired by the Mets in a trade last July that sent Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants. He gave up one hit, walked three, hit a batter and collected one strikeout. The B-Mets will travel to Jupiter on Sunday to take on the Jacksonville Suns, the Double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins.
Compiled from team reports