AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 4/8/0 @ New Hampshire 9/15/2

Tyler Pill was atrocious today, getting crushed for 7 runs on 10 hits (including a double, triple and homer) and a walk in 4.2 innings, he fell to 0-2. Jack Leathersich did more Leathersich things, 48 pitches, 28 strikes, a walk and 4 Ks in 2.1 innings. Dominating AA with a 5 bb/9 doesn’t do him any good whatsoever, and until he’s in AAA, there’s nothing he will learn. Offensively, Kevin Plawecki had Binghamton’s lone multi hit game.

1. cf Kyle Johnson 1 for 3, run, RBI (3), BB, .278
3. c Kevin Plawecki 2 for 4, 2b (1), RBI (1), .280
5. dh Jayce Boyd 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .156
6. 3b Dustin Lawley 0 for 4, .172
7. rf Cory Vaughn 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .080
8. lf Travis Taijeron 1 for 4, run, 2b (4), K, .353
9. ss Wilfredo Tovar 1 for 3, run, .348
Tyler Pill 4.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 1/4 BB/K, HR, 10.38 era, L (0-2), 85:59:26, 3:3:4
Jack Leathersich 2.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 1/4 BB/K, HR, 4.76 era, 48:28:20, 0:2:4 (5.2 ip, 5/13 bb/k in AA this year, 29.1 ip, 16/55 bb/k in AA last year)
TJ Chism IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 6.75 era, 24:15:9, 1:1:0

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 5/9/0 vs Fort Myers 4/8/0

After a Mets bullpen meltdown in the 8th (Beck Wheeler got touched up for 3 runs on 2 hits and a walk (2 out 3 run HR)), the Mets put up single runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie, and bottom of the 10th to win, with Brandon Nimmo front and center in both rallies. Nimmo singled behind Dilson Herrera in the 8th to set up Aderlin Rodriguez’ RBI groundout 2 batters later, and then in the 10th, he singled and scored on Camden Maron’s RBI single to win it for St. Lucie, 5-4. Nimmo finished 3 for 5 with 3 singles and a strikeout, Herrera finished

Wheeler’s rough outing spoiled a terrific start from Michael Fulmer, who fired 7 brilliant innings, scattering a run on 5 hits (a solo homer) with 5 strikeouts. Paul Sewald worked 2 scoreless innings to pick up the win.

1. 2b Dilson Herrera 1 for 5, run, 3 Ks, .270
2. cf Brandon Nimmo 3 for 5, run, K, .406
6. rf Eudy Pina 1 for 3, run, BB, K, .152
8. ss Phillip Evans 1 for 4, RBI (2), .308
Michael Fulmer 7 IP, 5 H, ER, 5 Ks, HR, 6.75 era, 4:10:5
Beck Wheeler IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 1/2 BB/K, HR, 13.50 era, BS (1)
Paul Sewald 2 IP, H, 3/2 BB/K, 0.00 era

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 4/10/1 @ Rome 3/10/1

Savannah native John Gant fired a second straight strong outing, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings, striking out 6 and generating 11 of his 12 non-K outs via the ground. Tim Peterson fired 2 scoreless for the save. Offensively, Victor Cruzado had a big game with 3 singles and 2 runs scored. It was bizarro day for the Gnats, Cruzado played CF, LJ Mazzilli played short, Jared King played RF, and Dom Smith DHed with Matt Oberste playing first.

1. cf Victor Cruzado 3 for 5, 2 runs, K, .286
3. ss LJ Mazzilli 2 for 5, RBI (8), .235
4. rf Jared King 1 for 3, RBI (11), BB, K, .357
6. dh Dom Smith 0 for 4, .176
7. 1b Matt Oberste 1 for 4, .273
John Gant 7 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2/6 BB/K, 2.77 era, W (2-0), 11:1:6
Tim Peterson 2 IP, H, 3 Ks, 2.70 era, SV (1)

12
Apr

4/12 Links

DiceK/Pill/Fulmer/Gant

Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday Game Over, BMets lose 9-4
St. Lucie Gameday @ 630pm
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore
St. Lucie Boxscore
Savannah Boxscore

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 7/8/1 @ New Hampshire 0/3/1

Rainy Lara was absolutely dominant tonight, scattering 3 hits across 7 shutout innings for his second straight EL victory. Lara only struck out 3, but used his defense well, and worked quickly, needing just 78 pitches to finish 7. Chasen Bradford worked a hitless 9th in relief. Darrell Ceciliani drove home a pair out of the leadoff spot. Matt Reynolds, coming off a 3 hit game last night, picked up 2 more and a walk to push his early season average to .296.

1. cf Darrell Ceciliani 1 for 5, 2 RBI (6), .360
3. 1b Jayce Boyd 0 for 5, 2 Ks, .179
5. lf Dustin Lawley 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .200
6. rf Cory Vaughn 0 for 3, K, .095
7. ss Matt Reynolds 2 for 3, 2 runs, BB, .296
9. 2b Wilfredo Tovar 1 for 3, RBI (6), .350
Rainy Lara 7 IP, 3 H, 3 Ks, 2.19 era, W (2-0), 78:52:26, 5:7:3
Cody Satterwhite IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era
Chasen Bradford IP, BB, K, 5.40 era, 20:12:8, 1:1:1

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 6/11/2 vs Fort Myers 3/5/2

Steven Matz had a very good second outing for St. Lucie, striking out 6 and walking one across 6 innings, he took a ND but pitched well enough to win. Bret “Hitman” Mitchell fired 2 shutout innings in relief for the win. Overall, three Met pitchers struck out 11 Miracle hitters. Dilson Herrera and Brandon Nimmo both had 2 hits atop the Mets lineup. TJ Rivera and Phillip Evans also had multi hit games. Evans is hitting .318 through the Mets first 8 games.

1. dh Dilson Herrera 2 for 5, run, 2b (1), .281
2. cf Brandon Nimmo 2 for 4, run, 2 RBI (5), 2 Ks, .370
4. 3b Aderlin Rodriguez 1 for 4, run, K, .152
5. 2b TJ Rivera 2 for 4, 2b (3), K, .423, 2 E (2)
7. rf Eudy Pina 1 for 4, run, .133
8. ss Phillip Evans 2 for 3, run, RBI (1), BB, .318
Steven Matz 6 IP, 5 H, 3/2 R/ER, 1/6 BB/K, 3.27 era, 10:0:6
Bret Mitchell 2 IP, 1/3 BB/K, 0.00 era, W (1-0), 1:1:3
Randy Fontanez IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era, SV (1), 1:0:2

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 4/5/2 @ Rome 1/7/1

Robert Gsellman had a great outing for Savannah, giving up just an unearned run on 6 hits over 7 innings while striking out 6. Robert Coles picked up his second save. Offensively, Stefan Sabol and Victor Cruzado drove home all 4 runs for the Gnats, 2 apiece.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 0 for 4, BB, K, .212
3. 2b LJ Mazzilli 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .207
4. dh Jared King 0 for 3, BB, K, .360
6. 1b Dom Smith 0 for 3, run, BB, K, .200
7. rf Victor Cruzado 1 for 4, 3b (1), 2 RBI (4), K, .217
9. cf Patrick Biondi 0 for 3, .321
Robert Gsellman 7 IP, 6 H, UER, 1/6 BB/K, 1.46 era, W (1-1), 10:3:6
Dawrin Frias 0.2 IP, H, K, 1.80 era
Robert Coles 1.1 IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era, SV (2)

11
Apr

4/11 Links

Gee, Verrett, Lara, should be Fulmer but is TBA, Gsellman

**All Games @ 630pm unless noted**
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday
St. Lucie Gameday
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore
St. Lucie Boxscore
Savannah Boxscore

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 9/12/1 @ New Hampshire 1/6/1

Darin Gorski started for the Mets and was superb, giving up an UER on 4 hits in 6 innings with 10 strikeouts for his first win of 2014. Adam Kolarek worked 2 scoreless innings to wrap the game up. Kyle Johnson, Darrell Ceciliani and Matt Reynolds (3) had multi hit games. Dustin Lawley smacked his first homer of 2014, a 2 run shot in the 2nd to get the Mets off and slugging. Half of Binghamton’s hits went for extra bases.

1. lf Kyle Johnson 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (2), RBI (2), BB, K, .267
3. c Kevin Plawecki 0 for 5, K, .238
5. dh Jayce Boyd 1 for 5, run, 2b (4), .217
6. 3b Dustin Lawley 1 for 4, run, HR (1), 2 RBI (5), .227
8. cf Darrell Ceciliani 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (3), .400
9. ss Matt Reynolds 3 for 4, 2 runs, 2b (2), RBI (1), K, .250
Darin Gorski 6 IP, 4 H, UER, 2/10 BB/K, 0.93 era, W (1-1), 88:56:32, 3:1:10
Jon Velasquez IP, K, 0.00 era
Adam Kolarek 2 IP, 2 H, K, 0.00 era, 27:20:7, 3:0:1

Gorski has mastered AA, and at this point, should be promoted to AAA and given a shot to see what he is at the higher level. Jeff Paternostro (@JeffPaternostro) was at the game and had Gorski between 86 and 89 on his fastball, 3 or so ticks below where he was when he broke out in 2011. 86-89 likely doesn’t play in the majors as a starter, but there may be a reliever in there. On a related note, Jack Leathersich needs to be in AAA, as well, he’s got AA down as well. Needs to learn to pitch, not strike out 19 per 9 in AA with a pretty ERA/FIP.

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 13/20/2 @ Jupiter 3/8/2

The Mets scored early and often in obliterating the Hammerheads tonight, putting up 2 in the first and the knockout blow, a 6 run 2nd. Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo, Aderlin Rodriguez, TJ Rivera (4) had multi hit games. Gabriel Ynoa started slow, but ended up with a fantastic outing, striking out 5 in 6 innings, allowing a run on 4 hits and 2 walks. Jake Kuebler pitched the final 3 innings for the save, despite allowing 4 hits and 2 unearned runs.

1. ss Dilson Herrera 2 for 5, 3 runs, 3b (1), RBI (5), 2 Ks, .259
2. cf Brandon Nimmo 2 for 4, 3 runs, HR (1), 2 RBI (5), 2 BBs, K, .348
4. 3b Aderlin Rodriguez 2 for 6, run, 2b (1), RBI (2), K, .138
5. 2b TJ Rivera 4 for 6, run, 2b (2), 5 RBI (10), K, .409
7. rf Eudy Pina 1 for 4, run, 2b (1), 2 RBI (2), 2 BBs, K, .115
Gabriel Ynoa 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 2/5 BB/K, 2.38 era, W (2-0), 9:3:5
Jake Kuebler 3 IP, 4 H, 2 UER, 1/2 BB/K, 2.45 era, SV (1)

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 12/15/0 @ Rome 5/9/1

The Gnats hammered out 15 hits and 12 runs on their way to a laugher of their own, winning comfortably 12-5. Gavin Cecchini, Jared King and Patrick Biondi (3) had multi hit games. Miller Diaz and Rob Whalen split the first 8 innings evenly, Diaz allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks, Whalen allowed 1 run on 3 hits and 3 walks to notch the win.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 2 for 5, 2 runs, BB, .241
3. dh LJ Mazzilli 1 for 5, run, 2b (1), RBI (7), K, .231
4. rf Jared King 2 for 5, 2 runs, 2b (1), 3 RBI (10), BB, K, .409
6. 1b Dom Smith 0 for 5, .222
9. cf Patrick Biondi 3 for 4, 3 runs, 2b (1), RBI (4), BB, .360
Miller Diaz 4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3/4 BB/K, 6.75 era, 5:0:4
Rob Whalen 4 IP, 3 H, ER, 3/1 BB/K, 2.25 era, W (1-0), 8:1:1
Tim Peterson IP, H, ER, K, 3.86 era, 2:0:1

10
Apr

4/10 Links

Fun night tonight: Mejia (MLB), deGrom (AAA), Gorski (AA), Ynoa (A+), Miller Diaz/Rob Whalen (A)

**All Games @ 630pm unless noted**
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday
St. Lucie Gameday
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore
St. Lucie Boxscore
Savannah Boxscore

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

Noah Syndergaard was not at his sharpest tonight, he had a very bad early game, struggling mightly with his command (at one point having 20 strikes in 40 pitches). He righted himself and kept his team in the game, the hallmark of a good pitcher on an off night, but he took the loss after giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. He threw 91 pitches, 61 for strikes.
8 Matt den Dekker 0 for 3, run, 2 BBs, .185
7 Anthony Seratelli 1 for 5, 2 Ks, .154
dh Bobby Abreu 2 for 4, run, RBI (4), BB, .500
6 Wilmer Flores 1 for 5, .235
3 Eric Campbell 1 for 4, run, HR (2), 2 RBI (9), BB, K, .345
5 Zach Lutz 0 for 3, BB, K, .429
9 Cesar Puello 2 for 4, run, .333
2 Taylor Teagarden 1 for 3, 2b, RBI, BB, K, .286
4 Daniel Muno 0 for 3, BB, K, .238
Noah Syndergaard 5 IP, 6 H, 4/3 R/ER, 2/2 BB/K, 4.09 era, L (1-1), 91:61:30, 8:3:2
Ryan Reid IP, H, ER, 2/1 BB/K, 12 era
Joel Carreno 2 IP, 2 Ks, 5.40 era
Dana Eveland IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks, 12.27 era

AA Eastern League: Binghamton 7/10/1 vs Erie 2/6/3

Matt Bowman had a very good EL debut, scattering a run on 3 hits in 5 innings, while striking out 4. He was in complete control the whole time he was in the game, generating 9 of his 10 none strikeout outs via the ground. Jack Leathersich walked one and struck out 2 in his inning of work, he’s now walked 4 and struck out 9 in 3.1 innings this season. Offensively, Kevin Plawecki, Darrell Ceciliani and Wilfredo Tovar had multi hit games.

32 1/2 year old Brian Burgamy was 1 for 4. In my opinion, there should be an upper age limit mandated for the various levels of play, having someone over age 28 in an AA league is absolutely ridiculous and should not be allowed, in the same way that you cannot have 3+ years of experience and still play in the complex rookie leagues. Also – the fact Darrell Ceciliani isn’t a permanent fixture in the 2 hole, and this 32 year old scrub hit in that spot today… another total joke. One of Jayce Boyd/Ceciliani should be hitting 2nd, permanently.

1. lf Kyle Johnson 0 for 3, RBI (1), BB, K, .182
3. c Kevin Plawecki 2 for 5, run, .313
4. 1b Jayce Boyd 1 for 5, run, 2b (3), BB, .222
5. cf Darrell Ceciliani 2 for 5, run, RBI (4), K, .375
6. rf Cory Vaughn 1 for 3, run, BB, .143
7. ss Matt Reynolds 0 for 3, 2 runs, BB, .150
8. dh Travis Taijeron 1 for 2, run, 2b (3), RBI (2), 2 BBs, K, .385
9. 2b Wilfredo Tovar 2 for 4, 3 RBI (5), .353
Matt Bowman 5 IP, 3 H, ER, 1/4 BB/K, 1.80 era, W (1-0), 70:41:29, 9:1:4
John Church 2 IP, 2 H, K, 5.40 era, 31:19:12, 2:3:1
TJ Chism IP, H, ER, 2 BBs, 6.23 era, 23:13:10, 1:1:0
Jack Leathersich IP, 1/2 BB/K, 5.40 era, 21:11:10, 0:0:2

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie 5/9/0 @ Jupiter 2/9/2

Matt Koch had a very Koch-like FSL debut, minus striking out people. He allowed 2 runs on 8 hits and no walks in 6 innings. That, of course, matches everything we know about Koch. Someone with good stuff, who walks no one, strikes people out, and for whatever reason, gives up a high amount of hits. He picked up the win, Beck Wheeler notched his second save. Dilson Herrera, making his first Mets appearance at shortstop, had 2 hits, drove in a run and scored a run. Brandon Nimmo was on base three times with a single and 2 walks, he scored twice.

1. ss Dilson Herrera 2 for 5, run, RBI (4), .227
2. dh Brandon Nimmo 1 for 3, 2 runs, 2 BBs, K, .316
4. 3b Aderlin Rodriguez 0 for 4, RBI (1), .087
7. rf Eudy Pina 0 for 4, .091
8. 2b Phillip Evans 1 for 3, BB, .263
Matt Koch 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, K, 3 era, W (1-0), 6:3:1
Randy Fontanez 2 IP, H, 3 Ks, 0.00 era
Beck Wheeler IP, 2/1 BB/K, 9 era, SV (2), 0:2:1

A South Atlantic League: Savannah 3/6/2 vs Augusta 8/10/1

Ricky Knapp didn’t escape the 3rd inning, ultimately getting charged with 6 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks in 2.1 innings to take the loss. Akeel Morris struck out an eyepopping 9 in 3 shutout innings of relief, including 4 in the 8th inning (WP/SO). I wish the Mets would give him one final look as a starter, and hopefully they will in the 2nd half post-promotions. Jared King, who is proving (very early) that he outclasses the SAL, and Dom Smith, had multi hit games.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 1 for 4, run, RBI (4), .208
3. rf Victor Cruzado 0 for 4, run, 2 Ks, .211
4. lf Jared King 2 for 3, BB, .412
5. 2b LJ Mazzilli 1 for 4, 2 RBI (6), K, .238
6. 1b Dom Smith 2 for 4, .273
9. cf Patrick Biondi 0 for 4, 2 Ks, .286
Ricky Knapp 2.1 IP, 4 H, 6/3 R/ER, 2/2 BB/K, 11.57 era, L (0-1), 55:34:19, 4:1:2
John Mincone 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2/4 BB/K, 6.75 era
Akeel Morris 3 IP, 1/9 BB/K, 0.00 era, 47:32:15, 0:1:9
Robert Coles IP, 2 H, 2 Ks, 0.00 era

9
Apr

4/9 Links!

Wheeler/Syndergaard/Bowman/Koch/Knapp tonight.

**All Games @ 630pm unless noted**
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday
St. Lucie Gameday
Savannah Gameday @ 7pm
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore
St. Lucie Boxscore
Savannah Boxscore

AAA Pacific Coast League: Las Vegas

AA Eastern League: Binghamton (3-2) 7/10/0 vs Erie 2/7/1

Darrell Ceciliani and Travis Taijeron doubled twice to pace a 10 hit 6 walk attack for Binghamton, and veteran 27 year old AAA slugger Matt Clark had 3 hits including a homer. Jayce Boyd walked and scored twice.

1. cf Darrell Ceciliani 2 for 5, 2 2b (2), 3 RBI (3), .364
3. 1b Jayce Boyd 0 for 3, 2 runs, 2 BBs, 2 Ks, .231
5. lf Dustin Lawley 0 for 5, K, .222
6. 2b Matt Reynolds 1 for 4, run, BB, .176
7. rf Travis Taijeron 2 for 4, 2 runs, 2 2b (2), 2 Ks, .364
9. ss Wilfredo Tovar 1 for 4, 3b (1), RBI (2), .308
Greg Peavey 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1/3 BB/K, HR, 4.50 era
Cody Satterwhite 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1/3 BB/K, 0.00 era, W (1-0)
Adam Kolarek 1.2 IP, 1/2 BB/K, 0.00 era, 31:18:13, 2:2:2
Jon Velasquez IP, H, BB, K, 0.00 era

A+ Florida State League: St. Lucie (1-4) 0/4/0 @ Jupiter 11/17/0

Yeah, it was that kinda game for the Mets. Julian Hilario got absolutely raked in relief, giving up 6 runs on 7 hits in 0.2 innings, after Luis Cessa had a very meh outing (2 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings). The Mets offense was silent.

Luis Cessa 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 2 Ks, 3 era, L (0-1), 6:6:2
Beck Wheeler IP, 2 H, 3 ER, K, HR, 13.50 era, 0:2:1
Julian Hilario 0.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, BB, 45 era
Paul Sewald 0.1 IP, K, 0.00 era

A South Atlantic League: Savannah (2-2) 6/9/2 vs Augusta 5/4/1

Kevin McGowan had a mix outing this afternoon, he had 3 good innings (1st, 2nd, 4th) and two bad ones (3rd, 5th). He left after 5, having given up 5 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks with 5 strikeouts, and a ND. Offensively, Patrick Biondi reached base in all 4 of his PAs leading off (2 singles, a walk and a ROE), he scored 3 runs. Jared King had a hit and sac fly, he drove in 3.

1. cf Patrick Biondi 2 for 3, 3 runs, BB, .429
2. ss Gavin Cecchini 1 for 3, run, BB, .235
3. rf Victor Cruzado 1 for 2, 2b (1), RBI (2), 2 BBs, K, .250
4. dh Jared King 1 for 3, 3 RBI (7), .333
5. 2b LJ Mazzilli 1 for 3, RBI (2), BB, K, .214
6. 1b Dom Smith 0 for 3, .200
Kevin McGowan 5 IP, 3 H, 5/3 R/ER, 2/5 BB/K, 5.40 era, 86:56:30, 5:5:5
Dawrin Frias 2 IP, H, 1/3 BB/K, 2.08 era, W (1-0)

A South Atlantic League: Savannah (3-2) 3/7/0 vs Augusta 1/3/0

Dario Alvarez had a fantastic start for Savannah, striking out 5 and allowing just 3 hits in 4 innings, he took a ND due to not finishing 5 innings.

1. ss Gavin Cecchini 0 for 3, BB, .200
3. rf Victor Cruzado 1 for 3, run, K, .267
4. lf Jared King 1 for 2, run, BB, .257
5. 2b LJ Mazzilli 1 for 3, 2 RBI (4), .235
6. dh Dom Smith 1 for 3, K, .222
7. 1b Matt Oberste 1 for 3, run, K, .286
9. cf Patrick Biondi 0 for 3, K, .353
Dario Alvarez 4 IP, 3 H, 2/5 BB/K, 0.00 era, 56:39:17, 4:1:5
Tim Peterson 2 IP, ER, 1/2 BB/K, 2.45 era, W (1-0)
Robby Coles IP, 2 Ks, 0.00 era, SV (1)

8
Apr

4/8 Links

Tonight’s starters: Rafael Montero (AAA), Greg Peavey (AA), Luis Cessa (A+), Kevin McGowan/Dario Alvarez (A)

**All Games @ 630pm unless noted**
Las Vegas Gameday @ 10pm
Binghamton Gameday
St. Lucie Gameday
Savannah Gameday Game 1 @ 530pm
Savannah Gameday Game 2
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Las Vegas Boxscore
Binghamton Boxscore
St. Lucie Boxscore
Savannah Boxscore 1
Savannah Boxscore 2