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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Minors 5.19.13: Bonfe's 4 hits lift B-Mets

By Adam Rubin

OMAHA 4, LAS VEGAS 3: Ex-Met Xavier Nady had an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run later in the sixth on Anthony Seratelli's single against Armando Rodriguez. The 51s (20-21) had taken a 3-2 lead in the fifth on Wilmer Flores' solo homer. Andrew Brown left the game with an oblique strain. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in four innings. He departed after a rain delay, having thrown 58 pitches. Box

BINGHAMTON 8, PORTLAND 5: Joe Bonfe produced four hits, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth, and the B-Mets (24-19) matched a season high with 14 hits. Cory Vaughn opened the scoring by plating Cesar Puello with a first-inning single against

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Portland starter Drake Britton. In second, Bonfe added an RBI single. Danny Muno stretched the lead to 3-0 with a run-scoring double . The Sea Dogs erased the deficit with three runs in the third against B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni. Heiker Meneses singled and scored when Peter Hissey doubled and Darrell Ceciliani fired a throw to second with no B-Met covering the base. Xander Bogaerts followed with an RBI single and scored later in the frame on a sac fly from Michael Almanzar. Hissey helped Portland grab a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Hissey tripled and scored the go-ahead run when Mazzoni bounced a wild pitch. Britton opened the door for the B-Mets in the sixth by walking Richard Lucas and hitting Ceciliani. Bonfe then threaded a go-ahead, two-run single past Bogaerts at shortstop. Josh Rodriguez added an RBI single against reliever Will Latimer. Mazzoni preserved the lead with a scoreless sixth, but faltered in the seventh. After a single by Meneses, Bogaerts blasted an RBI double to cut Binghamton’s lead to one. John Church entered with the potential tying run on base and shut the door, striking out Tony Thomas and Travis Shaw. Church posted a perfect eighth. The B-Mets tacked on two runs in the ninth against Pete Ruiz. Jack Leathersich worked a scoreless ninth for his second save. Mazzoni (2-1) allowed five runs on 10 hits. Bonfe compiled his fourth career four-hit game, and first as a B-Met. Box

BRADENTON 8, ST. LUCIE 1: Hansel Robles allowed four runs and four hits while walking three and striking out six in four innings. He walked two batters in the second and allowed a two-out, two-run double to Alen Hanson. Jose Osuna hit a solo homer off Robles in the third. With the Mets (24-17) trailing 4-0 in the sixth, T.J. Rivera and Matt Reynolds had back-to-back singles and Dustin Lawley ripped a double to left to score Rivera. However, Nick Kingham struck out Aderlin Rodriguez and Rylan Sandoval with two runners in scoring position to end the threat. Reynolds finished 2-for-3 with a double and walk. Lawley drove in his 35th run of the season and is now tied for the Florida State League lead. Carlos Vazquez pitched three scoreless relief innings. Elias Diaz hit a grand slam off of Mets reliever Wanel Mesa in the eighth. St. Lucie visits Dunedin for a four-game series beginning Monday. Matt Bowman opposes rehabbing Blue Jays right-hander Josh Johnson in the opener. Box

SAVANNAH 12, AUGUSTA 10: Starter Luis Cessa allowed six runs on 11 hits and a walk in five innings, but the Gnats (24-17) ralied from an early 6-1 deficit. Nelfi Zapata started the comeback with a three-run homer in the fourth and finished with five RBIs. Jeff Reynolds went 4-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Eudy Pina had three RBIs. Cole Frenzel and Stefan Sabol scored three times apiece. Beck Wheeler notched his third save with a scoreless ninth, despite allowing a double and walk to open the final frame. With the bases loaded and two outs, Wheeler coaxed a flyout from Trevor Brown to end the game. Box

Compiled from team reports