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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Minors 4.28.13: Frenzel nets walk-off RBI

By Adam Rubin

TACOMA 5, LAS VEGAS 3: The 51s squandered a late 3-2 lead as Tacoma swept the four-game series. Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis' one-out fielding error in the seventh allowed Alex Liddi to reach second. Liddi then advanced to third on a wild pitch from Gonzalez Germen. Stefen Romero's RBI single evened the score. Germen surrendered a second run in the inning, on a one-out double by Carlos Triunfel. Greg Burke surrendered a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly to give the Rainiers a two-run cushion. Pinch hitters Reese Havens and Omar Quintanilla walked to open the bottom of the ninth, and Kai Gronauer advanced both with a sacrifice bunt. But Nieuwenhuis and Brian Bixler consecutively struck out to end the game. Las Vegas had tied the score a 2 in the fifth on Josh Satin's two-run single. An inning later, the 51s had taken a 3-2 lead when Andrew Brown was hit by a pitch and scored on Jamie Hoffmann's fielder's choice groundout. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed two earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four in five innings. Box

AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 5: Akron produced four homers, including a tiebreaking shot solo shot by Jose Ramirez against reliever Adam Kolarek to open the seventh. The Aeros

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ended starter Jacob deGrom's day after 5 1/3 innings with back-to-back long balls by Jesus Aguilar and Carlos Moncrief. DeGrom surrendered five runs on seven hits in his third Double-A start. With the B-Mets trailing 2-0, Danny Muno tripled against Akron starter Paolo Espino in the fifth to pull Binghamton within a run. Binghamton matched Akron’s long ball effort for a while. A four-run sixth pulled Binghamton even at 5. Josh Rodriguez and Cory Vaughn each had two-run homers in the frame. It was Vaughn's team-leading fourth homer. The tie did not last. Kolarek gave up the seventh-inning homer. Quincy Latimore added a solo shot in the eighth against Shawn Teufel. Alonzo Harris went 0-for-4, snapping a 10-game hitting streak. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, TAMPA 2: Right-hander Noah Syndergaard limited the Yankees to one unearned run on five hits and one walk and struck out seven in seven innings for his first win as a member of the Mets organization. He was acquired from Toronto in December in the R.A. Dickey trade. Robbie Shields went 4-for-5 with two doubles and scored three times to lift his average to .313. Dustin Lawley went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs. Travis Taijeron contributed two RBIs. Box

SAVANNAH 3, WEST VIRGINIA 2: Cole Frenzel plated Kevin Plawecki with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to complete a comeback victory. Savannah (15-8) has won six

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straight to pull into a first-place with Augusta. In a 2-all game in the ninth, Plawecki was hit by a pitch. Jeff Glenn then sent a broken-bat chopper to third. The bat shard struck West Virginia third baseman Eric Wood, who could not make the play. With runners at first and second, Frenzel followed with a line-drive RBI single to left. Frenzel had a hand in every Gnats run. He finished 3-for-4 with a double, walk, two RBIs and run scored. The Gnats had evened the score at 2 in the eighth. Frenzel and Stefan Sabol singled. Frenzel eventually scored on a fielder's choice when Jeff Reynolds chopped a ball high off home plate. The Power (9-15) scored twice against Savannah starter Matt Koch in the first inning. An error and three straight singles led to that damage. Koch tossed 3 2/3 innings and was charged with two runs (one earned) on four hits with no walks and a strikeout. Tim Peterson, Jake Kuebler and Tyler Vanderheiden combined for 5 1/3 scoreless relief innings. Vanderheiden earned his first South Atlantic League win. Box

Compiled from team reports